Gators Unanimous No. 1
GAINESVILLE - Billy Donovan said there's still plenty of room for improvement with his Gator basketball program.
The rest of the nation apparently thinks they are pretty good, already.
The Gators earned all 72 first place votes in the Associated Press poll released Monday afternoon, becoming the first unanimous No. 1 since Illinois in the final 2004-05 poll. The Illini were unanimous in six of the final seven polls that season.
Florida had 45 first place votes last week, but losses by last week's No. 2 Wisconsin and No. 3 North Carolina, led ever voter the Gators' way.
"We're very honored to be voted a unanimous No. 1 in the nation,'' Donovan said. "I realize it doesn't happen very often. At the same time, we're aware that a lot of that has to do with what other teams have done around us. There's still a long way to go and we're just trying to get better each day, but it's certainly always flattering to be No. 1 in the nation.''