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AP Top 25 College Basketball Poll Week 18: Saint Louis Falls, Wichita State Steady

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Saint Louis dropped in the AP Top 25 College Basketball Poll this week after completing a two-game slide. But Wichita State held steady at No. 2 with its 14 first place votes.

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Florida took the top spot in the AP Top 25 College Basketball Poll again this week, but it still hasn't solidified its spot as the No. 1 votes were split among three teams. Arizona even stole one top vote from the Gators to bring its first place vote total to five.

Wichita State was back at No. 2 with 14 No. 1 votes after finishing its regular season with wins over Bradley and Missouri State. The Shockers gained six points overall this week in the poll.

Saint Louis fell from No. 10 to No. 17 after losing both of its contests this week. The Billikens amazingly fell to Duquesne by seven, and then stumbled against the defense of VCU over the weekend.

All of the upsets and a good deal of shuffling elsewhere in the country led to more teams getting some recognition among the others receiving votes. VCU (58 votes), Stephen F. Austin (38), Gonzaga (38), St. Joe's (19), Green Bay (13), Harvard (7), Massacusetts (5), North Carolina Central (1) and Southern Mississippi (1), all received some amount of love from the voters this week.

Here is the full AP Top 25 Poll for Week 18:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Florida (46) 27-2 1606 1
2 Wichita State (14) 31-0 1555 2
3 Arizona (5) 27-2 1514 3
4 Duke 23-6 1364 6
5 Virginia 25-5 1304 12
6 Villanova 26-3 1292 8
7 Syracuse 26-3 1240 4
8 Kansas 22-7 1200 5
9 Wisconsin 24-5 1075 14
10 San Diego State 25-3 995 13
11 Louisville 24-5 959 7
12 Michigan 21-7 899 16
13 Creighton 23-5 892 9
14 North Carolina 22-7 755 19
15 Cincinnati 24-5 737 11
16 Iowa State 22-6 613 15
17 Saint Louis 25-4 539 10
18 SMU 23-6 427 23
19 Connecticut 23-6 423 NR
20 Memphis 22-7 364 21
21 New Mexico 23-5 338 25
22 Michigan State 22-7 322 18
23 Oklahoma 21-8 183 NR
24 Iowa 20-9 94 20
25 Kentucky 21-8 92 17
Others Receiving Votes: Texas 70, VCU 58, UCLA 45, Stephen F. Austin 38, Gonzaga 38, Kansas State 19, Saint Joe's 19, Ohio State 17, Green Bay 13, Harvard 7, Massachusetts 5, Arizona State 5, Pittsburgh 2, Colorado 2, Xavier 2, North Carolina Central 1, Southern Miss 1, Oklahoma State 1

So who was the snub? Let us know in the comments.