UCF enters college basketball poll

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Central Florida becomes the third American Athletic Conference team ranked in the AP college basketball poll.   UCF joins Cincinnati and Houston in the polls.  The Knights won at Houston Saturday.    KU climbed in Monday's poll, while Kansas State dropped.

 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 3, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

                  Record   Pts Prv
 1. Gonzaga (42)    29-2   1578   1
 2. Virginia (21)   26-2   1553   2
 3. North Carolina  24-5   1428   5
 4. Duke (1)        25-4   1399   3
 5. Tennessee       26-3   1366   7
 6. Kentucky        24-5   1274   4
 7. Michigan        26-4   1216   9
 8. Texas Tech      24-5   1100  11
 9. Michigan St.    23-6   1039   6
10. LSU             24-5   1005  13
11. Purdue          22-7    999  14
12. Houston         27-2    895   8
13. Kansas          22-7    798  15
14. Florida St.     23-6    702  18
15. Virginia Tech   22-6    668  20
16. Marquette       23-6    626  10
17. Nevada          26-3    579  12
18. Kansas St.      22-7    499  16
19. Buffalo         26-3    437  21
20. Cincinnati      25-4    408  23
21. Wisconsin       20-9    322  19
22. Wofford         26-4    269  24
23. Villanova       22-8    214   --
24. Maryland        21-9    207  17
25. UCF             22-6     48   --

   Others receiving votes: Auburn 43, Mississippi St. 25, Iowa St. 21, Utah St. 17, VCU 14, Washington 14, Louisville 12, New Mexico St. 8, Baylor 7, Belmont 7, Old Dominion 3.