Florida basketball up two spots to No. 7/8 in polls

The 12th regular season editions of the 2012-13 ESPN/USA Today and Associated Press Top 25 Polls were released on Monday with the Duke Blue Devils (16-1) taking over as the new No. 1 team in the nation and receiving 59 of 96 combined first-place votes from the coaches and pollsters.

The Florida Gators, coming off a pair of dominant league victories, jumped up two spots each to No. 7 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll andNo. 8 in the AP Top 25. Florida gained 62 voting points in the ESPN/USA Today rankings and added 162 points in the AP poll. The Gators are one of three Southeastern Conference teams listed in the rankings this week.

WeekGator BaitRecordAP Top 25USA TodayNCAA RPI
Preseason--No. 10 (1,048)No. 8 (550)-
2W 77-69 vs. North Florida1-0No. 11 (995)No. 10 (535)-
3L 53-59 at No. 20 Wisconsin
W 86-56 vs. Arkansas-Little Rock
2-1No. 16 (619)No. 14 (359)-
4W 67-53 vs. Southern
W 79-59 vs. MTSU
4-1No. 15 (729)No. 13 (395)-
5W 86-60 at Jacksonville
W 67-66 vs. Florida State
6-1No. 15 (758)No. 12 (426)-
6L 64-65 at No. 12 UConn6-2No. 19 (434)No. 19 (258)-
7W 67-61 vs. No. 13 Kansas7-2No. 16 (699)No. 17 (296)-
8W 77-75 vs. Memphis
W 66-49 vs. Fresno State
9-2No. 13 (881)No. 14 (383)-
9W 76-34 vs. Savannah State10-2No. 12 (915)No. 13 (413)-
10W 67-58 vs. Richmond11-2No. 10 (1,052)No. 11 (473)12
11W 74-58 vs. South Carolina
W-OT 84-82 at Arkansas
13-2
(2-0 SEC)
No. 7
(1,205)
No. 7
(573)
8
12W 72-50 vs. Georgia
W 68-61 at Auburn
15-2
(4-0 SEC)
No. 6
(1,303)
No. 6
(639)
8
13W 68-62 at Alabama
W 67-41 vs. Tennessee
17-2
(6-0 SEC)
No. 3
(1,436)
No. 4
(694)
5
14W 62-51 at Mississippi State
W 69-36 vs. Texas A&M
19-2
(8-0 SEC)
No. 3
(1,482)
No. 4
(720)
3
15W 68-58 vs. Missouri
W 78-69 vs. Alabama
21-2
(10-0 SEC)
No. 3
(1,477)
No. 4
(711)
5
16W 67-58 at Tennessee
W 69-59 at Kentucky
23-2
(12-0 SEC)
No. 2
(1,543)
No. 2
(752)
4
17W 71-66 vs. Auburn
W 75-71 at Ole Miss
25-2
(14-0 SEC)
No. 1
(1,606)
No. 1
(791)
3
18W 57-54 at Vanderbilt
W 79-61 vs. LSU
27-2
(16-0 SEC)
No. 1
(1,606)
No. 1
(793)
3
19W 72-46 at South Carolina
W 84-65 vs. Kentucky
29-2
(18-0 SEC)
No. 1
(1,610)
No. 1
(793)
2
Post-
season
W 72-49 vs. Missouri
W 56-49 vs. Tennessee
W 61-60 vs. Kentucky
32-2
(18-0 SEC)
(3-0 SECT)
No. 1
(1,610)
No. 1
(794)
1
FinalW 67-55 vs. Albany
W 61-45 vs. Pittsburgh
W 79-68 vs. UCLA
W 62-52 vs. Dayton
L 53-63 vs. UConn
36-3
(18-0 SEC)
(3-0 SECT)
(4-1 NCAAT)
-No. 3
(735)
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ESPN/USA TODAY COACHES POLL
This Week 1-5: Duke (20), Kansas (8), Michigan (1), Syracuse (2), Louisville
6-10: Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Butler, Gonzaga
11-15: Michigan State, Creighton, Kansas State, Minnesota, Ohio State
16-20: VCU, New Mexico, N.C. State, Oregon, Cincinnati
21-25: Wichita State, Missouri, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, San Diego State

Last 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

ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25 POLL
This Week 1-5: Duke (93), Michigan (11), Kansas (7), Syracuse (8), Louisville
6-10: Arizona, Indiana, Florida, Butler, Gonzaga
11-15: Kansas State, Minnesota, Michigan State, Ohio State, New Mexico
16-20: Oregon, Creighton, N.C. State, VCU, Wichita State
21-25: Cincinnati, Missouri, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Miami

Last 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

*Numbers in parenthesis represent first-place votes.

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