Gators fall to No. 5 in AP basketball poll

Published: Monday, January 23, 2006 at 2:41 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 23, 2006 at 2:41 p.m.

Florida dropped three spots to No. 5 in the country in The Associated Press college basketball poll released this afternoon.

Connecticut jumped over the Duke for the top spot in the poll, receiving 64 of 71 first-place votes. Duke (No. 2), Memphis (No. 3) and Texas (No. 4) were ranked ahead of the Gators.

The Gators had their school record 17-game win streak snapped Saturday night at Tennessee, 80-76. Florida (17-1) will next play Wednesday at South Carolina.

"We know we have to move on," sophomore point guard Taurean Green said. "It's only one game. Tennessee played a great game. We just have to get ready for South Carolina now."

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