Florida inches up to No. 12/15 in new top 25 polls

The fourth regular season editions of the USA Today Coaches’ Poll and Associated Press Top 25 were released on Monday with the Michigan State Spartans sticking as the No. 1-ranked team in the country. Michigan State received 31-of-32 first-place votes from the coaches and 63-of-65 first-place votes from the AP voters.

The Florida Gators (6-1), fresh off a pair of victories on the road at Jacksonvile (86-60) on Monday and at home against Florida State (67-60) on Friday, moved up one spot to No. 13 in the USA Today rankings and stayed even at No. 15 in the AP top 25.

Florida checked in with 426 points (+31) in the USA Today poll and 758 points (+29) in the AP rankings.

The Gators will play three more top-25 teams in non-conference action.

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.

USA TODAY COACHES’ POLL
This Week 1-5: Michigan State (31), Arizona (1), Ohio State, Kentucky, Syracuse
6-10: Louisville, Kansas, Duke, Wisconsin, Wichita State
11-15: Oklahoma State, Florida, Oregon, UConn, Gonzaga
16-20: Memphis, UCLA, Iowa State, Villanova, Baylor
21-25: Michigan, UMass, Indiana, Iowa, North Carolina

Last Week 1-5: Michigan State (30), Kansas (2), Arizona, Kentucky, Duke
6-10: Ohio State, Syracuse, Oklahoma State, Louisville, Gonzaga
11-15: Wisconsin, Wichita State, Florida, UConn, Oregon
16-20: North Carolina, Baylor, Creighton, Memphis, Michigan
21-25: UCLA, Iowa State, Iowa, VCU, Indiana

ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25
This Week 1-5: Michigan State (63), Arizona (2), Kentucky, Syracuse, Ohio State
6-10: Kansas, Louisville, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State, Duke
11-15: Wichita State, UConn, Oregon, Villanova, Florida
16-20: Memphis, Iowa State, UCLA, Gonzaga, Baylor
21-25: UMass, Michigan, Iowa, San Diego State, Dayton

Last Week 1-5: Michigan State (56), Kansas (8), Kentucky, Arizona, Oklahoma State (1)
6-10: Duke, Ohio State, Syracuse, Louisville, Wisconsin
11-15: Gonzaga, Wichita State, UConn, Oregon, Florida
16-20: North Carolina, Iowa State, Baylor, UCLA, Creighton
21-25: Memphis, Michigan, Iowa, UMass, Marquette

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One Response to “Florida inches up to No. 12/15 in new top 25 polls”

  1. gatorboi352 says:

    Unbelievable. I guess Florida won’t garner any respect until they beat Kansas next week.