Florida checks in at No. 9/10 in latest top 25 polls

By Adam Silverstein
January 14, 2013

The 11th regular season editions of the 2012-13 ESPN/USA Today and Associated Press Top 25 Polls were released on Monday with the Louisville Cardinals (15-1) taking over as the new No. 1 team in the nation, receiving 54 of 96 combined first-place votes from the coaches and pollsters.

The Florida Gators, coming off a pair of dominant league victories, held steady at No. 9 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll and moved up one spot to No. 10 in the AP Top 25. Florida gained 30 voting points in the ESPN/USA Today rankings and added 97 points in the AP poll. The Gators are one of just two Southeastern Conference teams listed in the rankings this week.

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[EXPAND CLICK TO EXPAND and view full versions of the top 25 polls.]ESPN/USA TODAY COACHES POLL
This Week 1-5: Louisville (18), Indiana (6), Duke (7), Kansas, Michigan,
6-10: Syracuse, Arizona, Gonzaga, Florida, Creighton
11-15: Ohio State, Minnesota, Butler, San Diego State, N.C. State
16-20: Missouri, Michigan State, Kansas State, VCU, Notre Dame
21-25: New Mexico, Illinois, UNLV, Cincinnati, UCLA

Last Week 1-5: Duke (30), Michigan (1), Arizona, Louisville, Indiana
6-10: Kansas, Syracuse, Gonzaga, Florida, Minnesota
11-15: Creighton, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio State, San Diego State
16-20: Notre Dame, Butler, Michigan State, UNLV, Cincinnati
21-25: N.C. State, Georgetown, Kansas State, VCU, Wyoming

This Week 1-5: Louisville (36), Indiana (13), Duke (14), Kansas (1), Michigan (1)
6-10: Syracuse, Arizona, Gonzaga, Minnesota, Florida
11-15: Ohio State, Creighton, Butler, N.C. State, San Diego State
16-20: Kansas State, Missouri, Michigan State, New Mexico, Notre Dame
21-25: Oregon, VCU, Illinois, UCLA, Marquette

Last Week 1-5: Duke (62), Michigan (3), Louisville, Arizona, Indiana
6-10: Kansas, Syracuse, Minnesota, Gonzaga, Missouri
11-15: Florida, Illinois, Creighton, Butler, Ohio State
16-20: San Diego State, Notre Dame, Kansas State, Georgetown, N.C. State
21-25: Cincinnati, Michigan State, Wichita State, UNLV, New Mexico

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

One Comment

  1. Take note of other major computer rankings.

    Ken Pomeroy is well respected and his rankings are used by some committee members. The Gators are #1 on that! http://www.kenpom.com

    ESPN made a new computer ranking called the Basketball Power Index. Takes a lot of factors into consideration, even takes into account when players are injured! Florida ranks #4 on that! http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/bpi