BY: John Mamola

The Florida Gators are the new No. 1 team in college basketball according to the latest Associated Press college basketball poll and the Coaches poll, both released Monday afternoon.  This is the Gators' first time on top of the rankings since they repeated as national champions in 2007.

The Gators replaced Syracuse as the top team after back to back losses this week.  The Orange find themselves in the poll at number four.

WichitaState and Arizona both moved up one place to second and third.

Florida is the fifth school to hold the top spot this season after receiving 47 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel and 24 first-place votes among Division I coaches.

The Gators will head on the road to face off with Vanderbilt tomorrow night and you can catch the game on WDAE beginning at 6:25pm.


Watch what Head Coach Billy Donovan said in his press conference this morning: