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. 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)-

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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