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Florida is No. 1 overall. Arizona, Wichita State and Virginia also have 1s next to their names. But are they really the four best in the tournament field? We listed some of the top teams, and now it's time for you to rank them before the event begins!

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Rank: Best NCAA Tourney Teams

Arizona

Arizona

No. 1 Seed -- West
30-5 (15-3 Pac-12)

Creighton

Creighton

No. 3 Seed -- West
26-7 (14-4 Big East)

Duke

Duke

No. 3 Seed -- Midwest
26-8 (13-5 ACC)

Florida

Florida

No. 1 Seed -- South
32-2 (18-0 SEC)

Iowa State

Iowa State

No. 3 Seed -- East
26-7 (11-7 Big 12)

Kansas

Kansas

No. 2 Seed -- South
24-9 (14-4 Big 12)

Louisville

Louisville

No. 4 Seed -- Midwest
29-5 (15-3 AAC)

Michigan

Michigan

No. 2 Seed -- Midwest
25-8 (15-3 Big Ten)

Michigan State

Michigan State

No. 4 Seed -- East
26-8 (12-6 Big Ten)

Syracuse

Syracuse

No. 3 Seed -- South
27-5 (14-4 ACC)

Villanova

Villanova

No. 2 Seed -- East
28-4 (16-2 Big East)

Virginia

Virginia

No. 1 Seed -- East
28-6 (16-2 ACC)

Wichita State

Wichita State

No. 1 Seed -- Midwest
34-0 (18-0 MVC)

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

No. 2 Seed -- West
26-7 (12-6 Big Ten)

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Florida and Wichita State remain in the top spots in the Associated Press men's college basketball Top 25 this week, with the Shockers finishing the regular season undefeated. Villanova moved to the No. 3 spot, while Syracuse continued its slide, finally dropping out of the top 10 after a 2-6 record in its final eight games. How does your Top 25 stack up?

2013-14 College Basketball Top 25

Florida

Florida

AP rank: 1
29-2

Wichita State

Wichita State

AP rank: 2
34-0

Villanova

Villanova

AP rank: 3
28-3

Arizona

Arizona

AP rank: 4
28-3

Louisville

Louisville

AP rank: 5
26-5

Virginia

Virginia

AP rank: 6
25-6

Duke

Duke

AP rank: 7
24-7

Michigan

Michigan

AP rank: 8
23-7

San Diego State

San Diego State

AP rank: 8
27-3

Kansas

Kansas

AP rank: 10
23-8

Syracuse

Syracuse

AP rank: 11
27-4

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

AP rank: 12
25-6

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

AP rank: 13
26-5

Creighton

Creighton

AP rank: 14
24-6

North Carolina

North Carolina

AP rank: 15
23-8

Iowa State

Iowa State

AP rank: 16
23-7

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

AP rank: 17
23-8

Saint Louis

Saint Louis

AP rank: 18
26-5

Memphis

Memphis

AP rank: 19
23-8

New Mexico

New Mexico

AP rank: 20
24-6

Connecticut

Connecticut

AP rank: 21
24-7

Michigan State

Michigan State

AP rank: 22
23-8

Virginia Commonwealth

Virginia Commonwealth

AP rank: 23
24-7

Ohio State

Ohio State

AP rank: 24
23-8

Southern Methodist

Southern Methodist

AP rank: 25
23-8

Gonzaga

Gonzaga

AP rank: NR
26-6

Stephen F. Austin

Stephen F. Austin

AP rank: NR
29-2

Oregon

Oregon

AP rank: NR
22-8

Texas

Texas

AP rank: NR
22-9

Harvard

Harvard

AP rank: NR
26-4

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Wichita State will enter tourney 34-0

In what should be no surprise, Wichita State won the Missouri Valley Conference tournament with an 83-69 win over Indiana State. In what certainly would have been a surprise before the season, the Shockers will enter the NCAA tournament unbeaten (34-0). Wichita State's schedule certainly can't be considered treacherous, but the team is no lightweight; it did reach last year's Final Four, after all. Should this be enough to earn the No. 1 overall seed over Florida (the only major team with fewer than three losses)? How will the Shockers fare in the tourney?

  • Which seed should Wichita State earn for the NCAA tournament?

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  • How will Wichita State fare in the NCAA tournament?

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  • Your favorite team aside, are you rooting for Wichita State in the NCAA tournament?

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    Discuss (Total votes: 18,032)

  • Right now, on a neutral court, which team wins?

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The top three teams (Florida, Wichita State and Arizona) in The Associated Press men's college basketball Top 25 remained the same for the second straight week, although the Shockers have a strong argument for the top spot after finishing the regular season undefeated. Duke moved to No. 4, while Virginia jumped seven spots to No. 5. How do you see the teams stacking up? Click the images to submit your ballot.

2013-14 College Basketball Top 25

Florida

Florida

AP rank: 1
27-2

Wichita State

Wichita State

AP rank: 2
31-0

Arizona

Arizona

AP rank: 3
27-2

Duke

Duke

AP rank: 4
23-6

Virginia

Virginia

AP rank: 5
25-5

Villanova

Villanova

AP rank: 6
26-3

Syracuse

Syracuse

AP rank: 7
26-3

Kansas

Kansas

AP rank: 8
22-7

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

AP rank: 9
24-5

San Diego State

San Diego State

AP rank: 10
25-3

Louisville

Louisville

AP rank: 11
24-5

Michigan

Michigan

AP rank: 12
21-7

Creighton

Creighton

AP rank: 13
23-5

North Carolina

North Carolina

AP rank: 14
22-7

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

AP rank: 15
24-5

Iowa State

Iowa State

AP rank: 16
22-6

Saint Louis

Saint Louis

AP rank: 17
25-4

Southern Methodist

Southern Methodist

AP rank: 18
23-6

Connecticut

Connecticut

AP rank: 19
23-6

Memphis

Memphis

AP rank: 20
22-7

New Mexico

New Mexico

AP rank: 21
23-5

Michigan State

Michigan State

AP rank: 22
22-7

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

AP rank: 23
21-8

Iowa

Iowa

AP rank: 24
20-9

Kentucky

Kentucky

AP rank: 25
21-8

Texas

Texas

AP rank: NR
21-8

Virginia Commonwealth

Virginia Commonwealth

AP rank: NR
22-7

UCLA

UCLA

AP rank: NR
22-7

Stephen F. Austin

Stephen F. Austin

AP rank: NR
27-2

Gonzaga

Gonzaga

AP rank: NR
25-6

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How impressive is Wichita State?

Wichita State just keeps piling up impressive numbers. First team with a 30-0 record in the regular season. First team with a 30-game win streak to start a season in 23 years. Fifth school in 40 years to win its first 30 games. Fifth team in college basketball history to go to the Final Four and then win 30 straight games the next season. And, of those previous four teams, all of them made it back to the Final Four, with two winning a national title. What does that all mean? We've been witness to some spectacular basketball this season. But how does this streak end for the Shockers? Will they deserve a No. 1 seed if they enter the tourney unbeaten, as in-state coaching rival Bill Self suggested Thursday?

How will Wichita State fare in the NCAA tournament?

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Discuss (Total votes: 205,052)

  • With one regular season and three possible MVC tournament games left, will WSU lose before the NCAA tournament?

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  • How does WSU's strength of schedule (No. 115) impact your view on their season?

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  • If WSU enters the NCAA tournament 34-0, should the Shockers get the No. 1 overall seed?

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  • If WSU loses before the NCAA tournament, what seed should the Shockers get?

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    Discuss (Total votes: 12,709)

  • Are you rooting for Wichita State to keep winning?

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      69%
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    Discuss (Total votes: 10,909)

  • Right now, on a neutral court, which team wins?

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      65%
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    Discuss (Total votes: 38,636)

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