Mar 1, 2014; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers guard Joe Harris (12) dribbles the ball as Syracuse Orange forward C.J. Fair (5), Orange forward Tyler Roberson (21), and Orange guard Tyler Ennis (11) chase in the second half at John Paul Jones Arena. The Cavaliers won 75-56 and clinched the ACC regular season title. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

AP Poll released, Syracuse slides in rankings

Another Monday is here. Which means a few different things. You are likely back to work (boo!), your kids (if applicable or aware) are at school and the AP Poll has been released.

Enough gibber-jabber. You are probably not even reading this section and just clicked on this to see the rankings.

1. Florida (46)
2. Wichita State (14)
3. Arizona (5)

4. Duke
5. Virginia
6. Villanova
7. Syracuse
8. Kansas
9. Wisconsin
10. San Diego State
11. Louisville
12. Michigan
13. Creighton
14. UNC
15. Cincinnati
16. Iowa State
17. Saint Louis
18. SMU
19. UConn
20. Memphis
21. New Mexico
22. Michigan State
23. Oklahoma
24. Iowa
25. Kentucky

Some notable things are pretty evident. The Syracuse Orange slipped to number seven, the Kentucky Wildcats nearly fell out of the top-25 all-together, and the Virginia Cavaliers moved up to number five.

What does all of this mean? Not a gosh darn thing. The AP Poll is fun to debate and discuss, but no one will remember which team was ranked 19 on March 3rd, 2014 if they lose in the second-round. Same could be said for nearly every ranked team — sans, maybe, the number one ranked team.

But even then, eh, not so much. Even with all of that being said, I am sure some of you are angry over whatever it is people get angry at while polls are released.

Basketball is still fun.

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