Riding a 10-game winning streak, the Florida Gators continued to climb the national rankings on Monday and now sit No. 2 in the Associated Press top 25 and the USA Today Coaches Poll.
Florida was No. 4 entering Saturday's 78-64 win against Ole Miss. But No. 1 Michigan lost at home to No. 3 Indiana and No. 2 Kansas fell at home to unranked Oklahoma State.
Indiana is the fifth No. 1 team in five weeks.
It is Florida’s highest ranking since Feb. 12, 2007, when the Gators were No. 1 and on their way to their second straight national championship.
"Getting more recognition means that we have to be ready for everybody bringing their best shot at us," center Patric Young said. "Saying that we're this or we're that. None of that stuff really matters."
The Gators (18-2, 8-0 SEC) have not lost since Dec. 22 at Kansas State and have won their SEC games by an average margin of 26.5 points.
But Florida could face a road test on Tuesday night at Arkansas (13-8, 4-4 SEC). The Gators are 4-7 at Bud Walton Arena, where the Razorbacks are 13-1 this season, their only loss to Syracuse.
The Gators received seven first-place votes in the AP poll and six in the coaches poll. Florida also is the top-seeded team in latest NCAA Tournament projections by ESPN's Joe Lunardi and No. 3 in the RPI.