Loss to Rutgers drops Florida in top 25 polls

By Adam Silverstein
January 2, 2012

The eighth editions of the regular season USA Today/ESPN and Associated Press Top 25 Polls were released on Monday, and the Syracuse Orange maintained their spot as the No. 1 team in the country for the fourth week in a row.

The Florida Gators fell to No. 14 and No. 13 in the respective polls on the heels of a double overtime loss on the road at Rutgers and a victory at home against Yale. Florida is one of three Southeastern Conference teams listed in the respective rankings.

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[EXPAND Click to expand and view the full top 25 polls.]USA TODAY/ESPN COACHES POLL
This Week 1-5: Syracuse (30), Kentucky (1), Duke, North Carolina, Baylor
6-10: Missouri, Ohio State, Connecticut, Georgetown, Louisville
11-15: Michigan State, Indiana, Michigan, Florida, Kansas
16-20: Mississippi State, UNLV, Murray State, Wisconsin, Marquette
21-25: Harvard, Kansas State, Virginia, Creighton, San Diego State

Last Week 1-5: Syracuse (30), Ohio State (1), Kentucky, Louisville, Duke
6-10: North Carolina, Baylor, Missouri, Connecticut, Florida
11-15: Wisconsin, Georgetown, Marquette, Mississippi State, Indiana
16-20: Michigan, Michigan State, Kansas, Creighton, UNLV
21-25: Murray State, Pittsburgh, Harvard, Virginia, Kansas State

ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25 POLL
This Week 1-5: Syracuse (60), Kentucky (5), North Carolina, Baylor, Duke
6-10: Ohio State, Missouri, Connecticut, Georgetown, Michigan State
11-15: Louisville, Indiana, Florida, Kansas, Mississippi State
16-20: Michigan, UNLV, Wisconsin, Murray State, Marquette
21-25: Virginia, Harvard, Kansas State, San Diego State, Gonzaga

Last Week 1-5: Syracuse (54), Ohio State (5), Kentucky (4), Louisville (2), UNC
6-10: Baylor, Duke, Missouri, Connecticut, Florida
11-15: Wisconsin, Georgetown, Indiana, Marquette, Mississippi State
16-20: Michigan State, Kansas, Michigan, UNLV, Murray State
21-25: Creighton, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Harvard, San Diego State

*Numbers in parenthesis represent first-place votes.[/EXPAND]

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