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Virginia jumps three spots to No. 3

Florida, the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, is on top of The Associated Press' final Top 25 of the regular season.

The Gators (32-2) are No. 1 for the fourth straight week after winning the SEC tournament title. Florida, which has won 26 games in a row, received 50 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday.

Scottie Wilbekin, who averaged 13.0 points and 3.8 assists for the Gators, was named the AP's SEC player of the year, while Billy Donovan took the coaching award for the second consecutive season after Florida completed a perfect run through the league.

Since the poll expanded to 25 teams in 1989-90, only four teams ranked No. 1 in the final poll went on to win the national championship: Duke in 1992, UCLA in 1995, Duke in 2001 and Kentucky in 2012.

The other No. 1 seeds are second through fourth. Wichita State (34-0) drew the other 15 first-place votes and is No. 2, followed by Virginia (28-6) and Arizona (30-4). Virginia jumped from sixth to third after winning the ACC tournament for the first time since 1976.

Louisville remained fifth and is followed by Villanova, Michigan, Duke, Iowa State and Kansas. The Cyclones jumped from No. 16 to No. 9 after winning the Big 12 tournament.

UCLA, which won the Pac-12 tournament, and Baylor returned to the rankings this week. Memphis and SMU dropped out.

Forty-two teams were ranked at some point this season, well off the record 53 that were in the Top 25 in 2009-10.

The Big 12 led the way this season with seven teams ranked at some point. That was one better than the Big Ten and Atlantic Coast Conference.