Loss to Arizona drops Florida in top 25 polls

The sixth regular season editions of the 2012-13 ESPN/USA Today and Associated Press Top 25 Polls were released on Monday, and the Duke Blue Devils (9-0) took over as the new No. 1 team in the nation, receiving 92 of 96 votes as the top team in the country, after Indiana was upset by then-unranked Butler.

The Florida Gators, coming off a tough road loss, fell four spots to No. 9 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll and dropped down three spots to No. 8 in the AP Top 25. Florida lost 112 voting points in the ESPN/USA Today rankings and gave up 156 points in the AP poll. The Gators are one of just three Southeastern Conference teams listed in the rankings this week.

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)-

ESPN/USA TODAY COACHES POLL
This Week 1-5: Duke (30), Michigan (1), Syracuse, Louisville, Arizona,
6-10: Indiana, Ohio State, Kansas, Florida, Illinois
11-15: Cincinnati, Missouri, Creighton, Gonzaga, San Diego State
16-20: Minnesota, New Mexico, UNLV, Michigan State, North Carolina
21-25: Georgetown, Notre Dame, Kentucky, Oklahoma State, Butler

Last Week 1-5: Indiana (25), Duke (6), Michigan, Syracuse, Florida
6-10: Louisville, Ohio State, Arizona, Kansas, Illinois
11-15: Missouri, Cincinnati, Creighton, Gonzaga, San Diego State
16-20: Minnesota, UNLV, North Carolina, Michigan State, New Mexico
21-25: Georgetown, Kentucky, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, N.C. State

ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25 POLL
This Week 1-5: Duke (62), Michigan (3), Syracuse, Arizona, Louisville
6-10: Indiana, Ohio State, Florida, Kansas, Illinois
11-15: Cincinnati, Missouri, Minnesota, Gonzaga, Georgetown
16-20: New Mexico, Creighton, San Diego State, Butler, Michigan State
21-25: UNLV, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, N.C. State

Last Week 1-5: Indiana (44), Duke (20), Michigan, Syracuse, Florida
6-10: Louisville, Ohio State, Arizona, Kansas, Illinois
11-15: Cincinnati, Missouri, Minnesota, Gonzaga, Georgetown
16-20: Creighton, New Mexico, San Diego State, Michigan State, UNLV
21-25: North Carolina, Notre Dame, Wichita State, Oklahoma State, N.C. State

*Numbers in parenthesis represent first-place votes.

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