The 12th regular-season editions of the Associated Press Top 25 and USA Today Coaches’ Poll were released on Monday with the Arizona Wildcats staying put as the No. 1-ranked team in the country. Arizona received 61-of-65 first-place votes from the AP voters and 31-of-32 first-place votes from the coaches.
The Florida Gators (17-2, 6-0 SEC) – fresh off a 68-62 win at Alabama on Thursday and a 67-41 demolition of Tennessee at home on Saturday – jumped up three spots to No. 3 in the AP top 25 and moved up two places to No. 4 in the USA Today rankings.
Florida checked in with 1,436 points (+133) in the AP poll and 694 points (+55) in the USA Today top 25. The Gators at No. 3 achieved their highest ranking since Feb. 4, 2013 (No. 2).
|Week||Gator Bait||Record||AP Top 25||USA Today||NCAA RPI|
|Preseason||-||-||No. 7 (1,153)||No. 7 (568)||-|
|2||W 68-45 vs. William & Mary||1-0||No. 8 (1,127)||No. 7 (560)||-|
|3||L 69-67 vs. Miami|
W(OT) 61-56 vs. ULM
|2-1||No. 18 (467)||No. 16 (303)||-|
|4||L(OT) 65-66 vs. Georgetown|
W 56-47 vs. UAB
L 64-75 vs. North Carolina
|3-3||NR (40)||No. 24 (60)||-|
Check out the complete top 25 rankings and see where UF stands…after the break!
UF’s 2013-14 opponents in italics. Wins in blue; losses in red.
ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25
This Week 1-5: Arizona (63), Syracuse (2), Florida, Wichita State, San Diego State
6-10: Kansas, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Villanova, Michigan
11-15: Kentucky, Louisville, Cincinnati, Wisconsin, Iowa
16-20: Iowa State, Duke, Pittsburgh, Saint Louis, Creighton
21-25: UMass, Memphis, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Texas
Last Week 1-5: Arizona (61), Syracuse (4), Michigan State, Villanova, Wichita State
6-10: Florida, San Diego State, Kansas, Wisconsin, Iowa
11-15: Oklahoma State, Louisville, UMass, Kentucky, Cincinnati
16-20: Iowa State, Ohio State, Duke, Saint Louis
21-25: Pittsburgh, Michigan, Kansas State, Memphis, Baylor, Oklahoma
USA TODAY COACHES’ POLL
This Week 1-5: Arizona (31), Syracuse (1), Wichita State, Florida, San Diego State,
6-10: Michigan State, Louisville/Kansas, Villanova, Oklahoma State
11-15: Kentucky, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Cincinnati
16-20: Duke, Pittsburgh, Iowa State, UMass, Creighton
21-25: Saint Louis, Memphis, Ohio State, Gonzaga, Oklahoma
Last Week 1-5: Arizona (30), Syracuse (2), Michigan State, Wichita State, Villanova
6-10: Florida, San Diego State, Wisconsin, Louisville, Iowa, Kansas
11-15: Oklahoma State, UMass, Kentucky, Ohio State, Cincinnati
16-20: Iowa State, Duke, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Gonzaga
21-25: Memphis, Baylor, Creighton, Oklahoma, Michigan