The 13th regular season editions of the 2012-13 ESPN/USA Today and Associated Press Top 25 Polls were released on Monday with the Kansas Jayhawks (18-1) and Michigan Wolverines (19-1) taking over as the new No. 1 teams in the country based on the respective polls.
The Florida Gators, coming off a pair of dominant league victories, jumped up and evened out at No. 4 in both polls. Florida moved up three spots and gained 97 voting points in the ESPN/USA Today rankings while moving up four places and adding 239 points in the AP poll. The Gators are one of three Southeastern Conference teams listed in the rankings this week.
Florida, which received one first-place vote in each poll, registered its highest regular season ranking in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll since Feb. 26, 2007 and in the AP Top 25 since Feb. 19, 2007.
|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)||-|
This Week 1-5: Kansas (16), Michigan (14), Indiana, Florida (1), Duke
6-10: Syracuse, Gonzaga, Arizona, Michigan State, Butler
11-15: Ohio State, Oregon, Louisville, Wichita State, Miami
16-20: Ole Miss, Creighton, Missouri, N.C. State, San Diego State
21-25: Kansas State, New Mexico, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Marquette
Last 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
ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25 POLL
This Week 1-5: Michigan (51), Kansas (13), Indiana, Florida (1), Duke
6-10: Syracuse, Gonzaga, Arizona, Butler, Oregon
11-15: Ohio State, Louisville, Michigan State, Miami, Wichita State
16-20: Ole Miss, Missouri, Kansas State, N.C. State, New Mexico
21-25: Creighton, San Diego State, Minnesota, Cincinnati, Marquette
Last 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
*Numbers in parenthesis represent first-place votes.