Arizona drops to 4th in AP poll after loss to Oregon

Florida, which finished an unbeaten season in the Southeastern Conference, and Wichita State, which completed an undefeated regular season, are the top two teams in the AP college basketball poll for the third straight week.

Pac-12 champion Arizona fell from third to fourth after losing to Oregon in its regular-season finale.

Florida (29-2), which received 50 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday, opens play in the SEC tournament Friday.

Wichita State (34-0) got the other 15 No. 1 votes. The Shockers won the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Sunday, the first team to enter the NCAA tournament without a loss since UNLV in 1991.

Villanova moved from sixth to third, pushing Arizona down a spot. Louisville jumped from 11th to fifth, followed by Virginia and Duke. San Diego State and Michigan tied for eighth and Kansas was 10th.

Kentucky, which has lost three of four, dropped out from 25th, the fourth preseason No. 1 to fall out of the poll in the same season.

Team Record Pts Previous
1. Florida (50)           29-2 1,610   1
2. Wichita St. (15)    ­    34-0    1,574 2
3. Villanova               28-3   1,454 6
4. Arizona                28-3   1,435 3
5. Louisville           26-5   1,237  11
6. Virginia             25-6 1,186 5
7. Duke                 24-7 1,185 4
8. Michigan             23-7 1,143 12
8. San Diego St.     27-3 1,143 10
10. Kansas               23-8 1,087 8
11. Syracuse             27-4 1,055 7
12. Wisconsin            25-6 973 9
13. Cincinnati           26-5 922 15
14. Creighton            24-6 752 13
15. North Carolina       23-8 709 14
16. Iowa St.             23-7 572 16
17. Oklahoma             23-8 472 23
18. Saint Louis          26-5 433 17
19. Memphis              23-8 367 20
20. New Mexico           24-6 344 21
21. UConn                24-7 330 19
22. Michigan St.         23-8 318 22
23. VCU                  24-7 205
24. Ohio St.             23-8 165
25. SMU                  23-8 152 18

Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 82, Stephen F. Austin 56, Oregon 39, Texas 31, Harvard 27, Kentucky 19, Baylor 18, UCLA 14, Nebraska 8, Iowa 4, Tennessee 2, George Washington 1, NC Central 1