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

The 14th regular-season editions of the Associated Press Top 25 and USA Today Coaches’ Poll were released on Monday with the Syracuse Orange sticking around 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 (21-2, 10-0 SEC) – fresh off a 68-58 home win over Missouri on Tuesday and a hard-fought 78-69 win against Alabama 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 1,477 points (-5) in the AP poll and 711 points (-9) in the USA Today top 25. The Gators at No. 3 first achieved their highest ranking (two weeks ago) since Feb. 4, 2013 (No. 2).

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)
-

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, Kansas, Duke, Michigan State, Cincinnati
11-15: Iowa State, Saint Louis, Louisville, Kentucky, Michigan
16-20: Iowa, Virginia, Creighton, Texas, Memphis
21-25: Wisconsin, Ohio State, SMU, UConn, Pittsburgh

Last 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.

USA TODAY COACHES’ POLL
This Week 1-5: Syracuse (32), Wichita State, Arizona, Florida, San Diego State
6-10: Villanova, Kansas, Louisville, Duke, Michigan State
11-15: Cincinnati, Saint Louis, Kentucky, Iowa State, Iowa
16-20: Virginia, Creighton, Michigan, Texas, Ohio State
21-25: Wisconsin, Memphis, Pittsburgh, Gonzaga, Oklahoma
* UConn is the first team out of the poll this week.

Last 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.

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