Florida Gators stick at No. 3/4 in top 25 polls

The 13th regular-season editions of the Associated Press Top 25 and USA Today Coaches’ Poll were released on Monday with the Syracuse Orange taking over as the No. 1-ranked team in the country. Syracuse received all 65 first-place votes from the AP voters and all 32 first-place votes from the coaches.

The Florida Gators (19-2, 8-0 SEC) – fresh off a 62-51 win at Mississippi State on Thursday and a 69-36 domination of Texas A&M at home on Saturday – stayed put at No. 3 in the AP top 25 and No. 4 in the USA Today rankings.

Florida checked in with 1,482 points (+46) in the AP poll and 720 points (+26) in the USA Today top 25. The Gators at No. 3 achieved their highest ranking last week since Feb. 4, 2013 (No. 2).

WeekGator BaitRecordAP Top 25USA TodayNCAA RPI
Preseason--No. 7 (1,153)No. 7 (568)-
2W 68-45 vs. William & Mary1-0No. 8 (1,127)No. 7 (560)-
3L 69-67 vs. Miami
W(OT) 61-56 vs. ULM
2-1No. 18 (467)No. 16 (303)-
4L(OT) 65-66 vs. Georgetown
W 56-47 vs. UAB
L 64-75 vs. North Carolina
3-3NR (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: Syracuse (65), Arizona, Florida, Wichita State, San Diego State
6-10: Villanova, Cincinnati, Kansas, Michigan State, Michigan
11-15: Duke, Creighton, Saint Louis, Louisville, Texas
16-20: Iowa State, Iowa, Kentucky, Oklahoma State, Virginia
21-25: Oklahoma, UConn, Gonzaga, Memphis, Pittsburgh

* Wisconsin is the first team out of the poll this week.

Last 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

USA TODAY COACHES’ POLL
This Week 1-5: Syracuse (32), Wichita State, Arizona, Florida, San Diego State
6-10: Villanova, Cincinnati, Michigan State, Kansas, Louisville
11-15: Duke, Creighton, Iowa, Kentucky, Saint Louis
16-20: Michigan, Iowa State, Texas, Oklahoma State, Gonzaga
21-25: Virginia, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Ohio State

* Memphis is the first team out of the poll this week.

Last 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

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