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Week 3 Spring Practice Report: Driskel update, D-Line Needs Depth

Both the Florida Gators basketball and football teams have been hard at work this week. The basketball team is preparing for another national championship run, and the football team is busy getting yelled at and sweating it out in hopes of creating a turnaround season.

The Gators have had two spring practices over the last week, and the April 12 spring game is right around the corner.

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It’s been much of the same this spring, as the coaching staff continues to preach tempo and is searching for guys from key position battles to step up.

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For Top Ranked Gators It's All About Albany

So this was how the first question of the 2014 NCAA Tournament was put to the top-ranked Florida Gators. 

“The specter of being No. 1 is out there for you guys and in some quarters that means you either win it all or it’s a disappointment. How do you look at the specter?”

And this was how Scottie Wilbekin answered. 

“The ‘specter?’ What does that mean?”

UF’s senior point guard was then told it meant the shadow of being No. 1.

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Gator basketball takes top spot

For the first time since the 2006-2007-basketball season, the Gator men’s basketball team is ranked No. 1 in the AP poll and the USA Today poll.

The boys of old Florida (25-2) (14-0 SEC) claimed the top ranking after Syracuse dropped games to Boston College and Duke consecutively.

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Fans of the program are rightfully excited. Head coach Billy Donovan sees it a little differently.

“Although it’s a nice honor and it’s great, if you really want to break it down, what does it mean?” Donovan told ESPN.com. “It means that some teams in front of us lost. It means that we obviously were given that ranking. But whether we’re 15, 2, 1, not ranked, we’ve got to play [Tuesday] against Vanderbilt. To me, the ranking doesn’t give us anything. It doesn't.”

Florida senior forward Will Yeguete thinks his team will handle the pressure of being the nation's top team well.

“Our live aren’t changing.” Yeguete said. “We’re No. 1. That’s a really good accomplishment, especially for us being No. 1. But I think Coach D will use that to motivate us. We’ve been No. 2 before. We know what it is to be ranked really high. we know you just take it one game at a time.”

 

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