NCAA Basketball Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 18 Poll

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NCAA Basketball Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 18 Poll
Associated Press
Arizona's Nick Johnson.

The Florida Gators are 27-2 and haven’t lost a game since Dec. 2. So it may seem surprising that Billy Donovan’s squad actually dropped a spot in this week’s Bleacher Report Power Rankings.

Relax, Gators fans. We’re not down on your team. C.J. Moore, Kerry Miller and I are just really high on Arizona. And I mean really high.

One month after losing forward Brandon Ashley to a knee injury, the Wildcats regrouped and appear to be hitting their stride at just the right time. Arizona (27-2) won its last three games (against Colorado, Cal and Stanford) by an average of 22.7 points.

No matter what happens in its final two regular-season games at Oregon State and Oregon, the Wildcats are a virtual lock for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament and should be a favorite to reach the Final Four for the first time since 2001.

These rankings are all about who is playing the best at the moment, and no one last week looked as good as Arizona.

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