Loss to UConn drops Florida to No. 19 in top 25s

The fifth regular season editions of the USA Today Coaches’ Poll and Associated Press Top 25 were released on Monday with the Arizona Wildcats taking over as the No. 1-ranked team in the country. Arizona received 30-of-32 first-place votes from the coaches and 63-of-65 first-place votes from the AP voters.

The Florida Gators (6-2), fresh off a buzzer-beating 65-64 loss on the road against previously 12th-ranked UConn on Monday, evened out at No. 19 by dropping seven spots in the USA Today rankings and four places in the AP top 25.

Florida checked in with 258 points (-168) in the USA Today poll and 434 points (-324) in the AP rankings.

The Gators will play two 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: Arizona (30), Ohio State (1), Syracuse (1), Louisville, Michigan State
6-10: Wisconsin, Duke, Wichita State, Oklahoma State, Kentucky
11-15: Oregon, UConn, Kansas, Villanova, Memphis
16-20: Iowa State, Gonzaga, Baylor, Florida (258), UMass
21-25: North Carolina, Iowa, UCLA, San Diego State, Michigan

Last 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

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

Last 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

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2 Responses to “Loss to UConn drops Florida to No. 19 in top 25s”

  1. Tim T says:

    Lose to a higher ranked team on a fluke, at their place, and with a depleted roster. Drop 4-6 spots or whatever it is. Makes perfect sense….not really.

  2. TST says:

    Tim T got it right . I’ve watched our Gators get kicked in the can compared to other ranked teams …Never any fairness for Florida ? Great effort at CT . Did any sport writers watch it ?
    GO GATORS