Second loss drops Gators again in top 25 polls

The seventh regular season editions of the 2012-13 ESPN/USA Today and Associated Press Top 25 Polls were released on Monday with the Duke Blue Devils (9-0) holding steady the near-unanimous No. 1 team in the nation, receiving 93 of 96 votes as the top team in the country.

The Florida Gators, after being outworked in a neutral site game against Kansas State, fell two spots to No. 11 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll and dropped down six spots to No. 14 in the AP Top 25. Florida lost 126 voting points in the ESPN/USA Today rankings and gave up 391 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)-

This Week 1-5: Duke (30), Michigan (1), Louisville/Arizona, Indiana
6-10: Kansas, Syracuse, Cincinnati, Missouri, Ohio State
11-15: Florida, Creighton, Gonzaga, Minnesota, Illinois
16-20: San Diego State, UNLV, Georgetown, Michigan State, Notre Dame
21-25: Butler, Oklahoma State, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, N.C. State

Last 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

This Week 1-5: Duke (63), Michigan (2), Arizona, Louisville, Indiana,
6-10: Kansas, Missouri, Cincinnati, Syracuse, Ohio State
11-15: Minnesota, Illinois, Gonzaga, Florida, Georgetown
16-20: Crieghton, San Diego State, Butler, Michigan State, UNLV
21-25: Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, N.C. State, Pittsburgh, Kansas State

Last 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

*Numbers in parenthesis represent first-place votes.


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