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

By Adam Silverstein
January 21, 2013

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.

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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: 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

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.[/EXPAND]

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