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HOOPS: Gators climb to No. 1

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For the first time since 2007, Florida, winners of 19 straight games, was voted No. 1 in this week's Associated Press Top 25 poll. 

The Gators (25-2, 14-0 Southeastern Conference) earned 47 of 65 first-place votes, sliding into the top spot thanks to a pair of losses by Syracuse. 

Unbeaten Wichita State (29-0) received 14 first-place votes and Arizona (25-2) earned the remaining four votes, prompting UF coach Billy Donovan to say, "On any given night there are a number of teams that could look like the No. 1 team in the country."

Florida hasn't reigned as the nation's top-ranked team during the regular season since February 2007, when a weekend shellacking (83-70) at Vanderbilt ended the eventual national champs' 17-game winning streak and No. 1 status. 

Coincidentally, Florida travels to Vanderbilt on Tuesday with a chance to clinch a share of the 2013-14 SEC title.

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Nice to get the recognition but it doesn't matter who is ranked #1 now. What matters is the outcome of the tournament.
Eerie coincidence that we play Vandy next.
On to The dance.
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Variety of Florida Gators teams chase rankings, titles

GAINESVILLE — The Florida men's basketball team may be getting all the attention this week for being ranked No. 1, but Billy Donovan's squad isn't the only one to hold that distinction in Gainesville — and far from the only success story for the Gators this spring.

The undefeated softball team is also ranked No. 1 in the espn.com/USA Softball and NFCA/USA Today national polls.

Among the Gators' 14 sports currently in season, eight are ranked in the top 5: men's basketball and softball (both No. 1); gymnastics (No. 3); lacrosse (No. 5), men's swimming and diving (No. 4); women's swimming and diving (No. 5); women's tennis (No. 5) and men's track and field (No. 2).

The men's swimming and diving team won the SEC swimming and diving championships last weekend, its second consecutive title.

Gators track and field coach Mike Holloway isn't surprised by the success of the school's other programs because "that's what's expected." But the demand to be the best, he said, goes far beyond just the regular season. That's what he's reminding his squads as they prepare for the SEC Championships this weekend in College Station, Texas.

"I think that anybody that works at the University of Florida — look at what's going on here now — whether it be basketball or softball, gymnastics — I think that's what we do," Holloway said. "We prepare for these situations, and when you're hired you're not hired to be just good in the regular season, but you're hired to be good in championship season. That's our mantra and that's what we strive for every year. This team knows our job is to be ready for what we call the championship season."

Softball coach Tim Walton said that before the season he guessed his team would be 15-1 at this juncture. The Gators (16-0) will play five games this weekend at the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic in Orlando, including a top-10 game against Oregon. Like Donovan, Walton doesn't want his team focused on the ranking.

"We don't look at our number in front of us, we've got to look at finding a way of how we're going to get better everyday," Walton said. "Not even using coach cliché, but I think that's the mind-set of our team — not to really worry about where we're at right now, but to understand where we're going and how we're going to get there."

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While u will be praying for a below .500% Basketball NIT invite, Beisbol .500% record and dreaming of yet another Spring Football Championship...

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Variety of Florida Gators teams chase rankings, titles

GAINESVILLE — The Florida men's basketball team may be getting all the attention this week for being ranked No. 1, but Billy Donovan's squad isn't the only one to hold that distinction in Gainesville — and far from the only success story for the Gators this spring.

The undefeated softball team is also ranked No. 1 in the espn.com/USA Softball and NFCA/USA Today national polls.

Among the Gators' 14 sports currently in season, eight are ranked in the top 5: men's basketball and softball (both No. 1); gymnastics (No. 3); lacrosse (No. 5), men's swimming and diving (No. 4); women's swimming and diving (No. 5); women's tennis (No. 5) and men's track and field (No. 2).

The men's swimming and diving team won the SEC swimming and diving championships last weekend, its second consecutive title.

Gators track and field coach Mike Holloway isn't surprised by the success of the school's other programs because "that's what's expected." But the demand to be the best, he said, goes far beyond just the regular season. That's what he's reminding his squads as they prepare for the SEC Championships this weekend in College Station, Texas.

"I think that anybody that works at the University of Florida — look at what's going on here now — whether it be basketball or softball, gymnastics — I think that's what we do," Holloway said. "We prepare for these situations, and when you're hired you're not hired to be just good in the regular season, but you're hired to be good in championship season. That's our mantra and that's what we strive for every year. This team knows our job is to be ready for what we call the championship season."

Softball coach Tim Walton said that before the season he guessed his team would be 15-1 at this juncture. The Gators (16-0) will play five games this weekend at the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic in Orlando, including a top-10 game against Oregon. Like Donovan, Walton doesn't want his team focused on the ranking.

"We don't look at our number in front of us, we've got to look at finding a way of how we're going to get better everyday," Walton said. "Not even using coach cliché, but I think that's the mind-set of our team — not to really worry about where we're at right now, but to understand where we're going and how we're going to get there."

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While u will be praying for a below .500% Basketball NIT invite, Beisbol .500% record and dreaming of yet another Spring Football Championship...

UF = QUANTITY of QUALITY !!! u = q[]_[]antity of s[]_[]ck...


Just further to fall, bawaahhaaa, disappointment awaits as usual turd fans.

39-6

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