Florida now second after school's best start
Off to its best start in school history, unbeaten Florida rose three spots to second in the latest ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll released Monday.
After a pair of lopsided wins last week, Florida (14-0) garnered 739 points.
Duke (14-0), which posted an impressive 82-64 victory at Wake Forest on Sunday, remained the nation's top-ranked team. The poll's only No. 1 team this season, the Blue Devils picked up all 31 first-place votes and 775 points.
Despite suffering its first loss of the season Sunday against West Virginia, Villanova (10-1) remained third with 672 points.
Connecticut (12-1) also received its first blemish of the season with a 94-79 loss at Marquette, and dropped two spots to fourth. Memphis (13-2) rounded out the first five.
Illinois (15-1), which lost at Iowa on Saturday for its first defeat, remained sixth.
Gonzaga (11-3) is seventh, followed by Indiana (10-2), Texas (12-2) and Louisville (12-2). Texas jumped seven spots in the rankings after wins against Memphis and Colorado.
Pittsburgh (12-0), one of three unbeatens left, is 11th. UCLA (13-2) is 12th, followed by Washington (12-2), Boston College (11-3) and Michigan State (12-4).
Ohio State (11-1) suffered its first loss of the season with a defeat at Indiana but rose two spots to 16th. Wisconsin (12-2) is 17th, followed by North Carolina State (12-2), George Washington (10-1) and improving North Carolina (9-2).
The final five are Maryland (11-3), Oklahoma (9-3), West Virginia (10-3), Syracuse (13-2) and Arizona (10-4). West Virginia and Syracuse both entered the rankings.
Kentucky and Wake Forest dropped out of the rankings.
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