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Florida, SDSU climb into AP top five

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Jan 27 2014 01:31:14 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 27 2014 09:47:23 PM CST
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Arizona and Syracuse stayed on top of The Associated Press top 25 poll for the eighth straight week, and Florida and San Diego State made it into the top five.

No. 1 Arizona (20-0) received 63 first-place votes Monday while No. 2 Syracuse (19-0) picked up the two remaining votes.

Florida jumped from sixth to No. 3. Wichita State (21-0), the only other undefeated Division I team, climbed from fifth to No. 4. San Diego moved up two spots to No. 5.

Rounding out the top 10 were Kansas, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Villanova and Michigan. The Wolverines jumped from 21st to No. 10 after beating Michigan State. The Spartans fell from third.

No. 20 Creighton made it back into the poll after dropping out for a week. No. 25 Texas is ranked for the first time since the 2010-11 season after beating three straight ranked opponents for the first time in school history.