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      No. 1 Florida drawing comparisons to '07 title team

      (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

      GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) The comparisons have started and surely will continue the further Florida advances in the postseason. They're inevitable, really, since the football-first school is a little short on basketball tradition.

      Throw in everything the top-ranked Gators have accomplished this season, and it makes sense to measure this year's team against coach Billy Donovan's best.

      Florida has won a school-record 23 consecutive games and became the first team from a major conference to go 18-0 in league play since Indiana in 1976. The Southeastern Conference champions are a virtual lock to be a No. 1 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament.

      No doubt, the Gators are good.

      While most say they wouldn't stack up well against the 2007 team, the senior-laden squad is far from overmatched when sized up against their predecessors.

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