Arizona, Florida battle for No. 1

After Orange losses, Wildcats and Gators have edge for top overall seed

Updated: February 24, 2014, 11:00 AM ET
By Joe Lunardi | ESPN Insider

Arizona and FloridaUSA TODAY SportsThe Wildcats and Gators have the inside track on the No. 1 overall seed.

Welcome back to the expanded edition of Joe Lunardi's Rundown. This series features tournament odds, an element that will take you deeper into Bracketology. Bracketology provides a snapshot of how the bracket looks on a specific day, but through the use of Lunardi's extensive database of previous seasons, tournament odds tell you how the bracket is likely to look come Selection Sunday.

Top-line report

Syracuse reacted to its colossally bad two-toned uniforms in predictable fashion, dropping one game that should have been impossible (Boston College) and another that was in many respects inevitable (at Duke). The result is a new race for the No. 1 overall seed between two teams -- Arizona and Florida -- with fairly similar profiles, as well as a clearer path to No. 1 overall for the nation's lone remaining unbeaten team.


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