Florida, Wichita State, Arizona still top poll

Duke, Virginia climb into top five

POSTED: 11:22 AM PST March 3, 2014 
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For the second straight week, Florida, Wichita State and Arizona are the top three teams in The Associated Press top 25 poll, which was released Monday.

No. 1 Florida (27-2), which has won a school-record 21 consecutive games, received 46 first-place votes.

No. 2 Wichita State (31-0), the only undefeated Division I team in the nation and the first team since Saint Joseph's in 2004 to go undefeated in regular-season conference play, got 14 votes.

No. 3 Arizona (27-2) picked up the remaining five votes.

Duke (23-6) climbed two spots to No. 4 and Virginia (25-5) jumped all the way from 12th to No. 5. The Cavaliers won their first outright ACC title since 1981. It is also the first time since 2002 they have appeared in the top 10.

Villanova, Syracuse, Kansas, Wisconsin and San Diego State rounded out the top 10.

No. 19 Connecticut and No. 23 Oklahoma returned to the poll, replacing Ohio State and Texas.