Loss drops Florida basketball in new top 25 polls

The 17th regular season editions of the 2012-13 USA Today and Associated Press Top 25 Polls were released on Monday with the Indiana Hoosiers remaining ranked as the No. 1 team after receiving 92-of-96 combined first-place votes.

The Florida Gators, which split its games last week, fell two spots to No. 6 in the USA Today poll and dropped three slots to No. 8 in the AP rankings. Florida lost 89 voting points (and two first-place votes) in the USA Today poll and was deducted 223 points in the AP top 25.

The Gators are the only Southeastern Conference team listed in the top 25 rankings.

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)-

USA TODAY COACHES POLL
This Week 1-5: Indiana (28), Gonzaga (3), Duke, Michigan, Kansas
6-10: Florida, Miami, Georgetown, Louisville, Michigan State
11-15: Arizona, Syracuse, Kansas State, New Mexico, Ohio State
16-20: Wisconsin, Memphis, Oklahoma State, Saint Louis, Notre Dame
21-25: Butler, Marquette, St. Mary’s, Akron, VCU

Last Week 1-5: Indiana (19), Miami (7), Gonzaga (3), Florida (2), Michigan State
6-10: Duke, Michigan, Syracuse, Kansas, Louisville
11-15: Georgetown, Arizona, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Butler
16-20: New Mexico, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Memphis, Marquette
21-25: Colorado State, Pittsburgh, Oregon, VCU, Notre Dame

ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25 POLL
This Week 1-5: Indiana (64), Gonzaga (1), Duke, Michigan, Miami
6-10: Kansas, Georgetown, Florida, Michigan State, Louisville
11-15: Arizona, Syracuse, Kansas State, New Mexico, Oklahoma State
16-20: Ohio State, Wisconsin, Saint Louis, Memphis, Butler
21-25: Notre Dame, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Oregon, Louisiana Tech

Last Week 1-5: Indiana (43), Miami (20), Gonzaga (2), Michigan State, Florida
6-10: Duke, Michigan, Syracuse, Kansas, Louisville
11-15: Georgetown, Arizona, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Butler
16-20: New Mexico, Marquette, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh
21-25: Memphis, Colorado State, Oregon, VCU, Notre Dame

*Numbers in parenthesis represent first-place votes.

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6 Responses to “Loss drops Florida basketball in new top 25 polls”

  1. gatorboi352 says:

    I swear, with how far the Gators fall in the polls whenever they lose, Gonzaga better drop out of the Top 25 next time they get knocked off. The SEC looks like the Big 10 compared to the WCC conference the Zags play in. I honestly believe half the conference is community colleges playing in neighboring high school gymnasiums.

  2. cline says:

    Lack of inside game is the most alarming thing to me right now. GO GATORS

    • gatorboi352 says:

      Not alarming at all. We’re missing arguably our most skilled low post player we have in Yeguete right now (Patric is our most physically dominant; totally different thing) so this is to be expected.

  3. Tractorr says:

    I don’t really have a problem with Florida’s ranking. I do however have a problem with Miami still being ahead of us. We lost on the road to a decent team by a single score. Miami got whipped by a sub-500 team on the road. We have the same number of losses, and as the season continues our losses look better and better. K-State and Arizona are strong teams, and Mizzou and Arkansas are in the top half of the SEC. I understand that Miami has beaten some good teams but they have also lost to some bad teams.