The Florida Gators remain No. 3 in the Associated Press top 25 despite a loss by top-ranked Arizona.

The Wildcats (21-1) fell to No. 2 after a 60-58 loss Saturday at Cal, while Syracuse (21-0) became the first unanimous No. 1 team this season. (For complete poll click here).

Meanwhile, the Gators (19-2) have won 13 straight games, the latest a 69-36 beatdown of Texas A&M, losers of five in a row in a sub-par SEC.

But the lack of strong SEC teams has not kept the Gators out of Final Four discussions.

Coach Billy Donovan could not care less what expect from his team with 10 regular-season games to go, beginning with Tuesday night's visit from a dangerous Missouri team.

"That’s all fleeting to me," Donovan said Monday. "I think rankings, all that stuff. I look at, I feel bad for the. I mean Arizona has a very, very difficult loss and also lose a player to a broken foot supposedly. I don't know what all the things are. But it changes so quickly.

"The only thing we need to be focused on is today. Getting better and getting prepared to play Missouri."

The Gators routed the Tigers 83-52 last January in the O'Connell Center.

UF, though, has struggled the past two seasons when the season reaches February. The Gators are a combined 10-7 the past two seasons in February.

Donovan said the Gators' schedule typically toughens in the regular-season's final full month. This year, for example, UF has seven of eight league wins against the bottom seven teams in the SEC. (Click here for the overall standings).

"We end up playing at the end of our schedule a lot more difficult and challenging a schedule in the month of February than maybe we play in January," Donovan said. "It's all going to even out in the end, but right now for us still having to go to Tennessee, having to play Missouri tomorrow, having to go to Vanderbilt, having to go to Ole Miss. We're going to get into those last 10 games here are going to be really, really back heavy, where most of our games are going to be against the upper echelon of where our league standings are right now."

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