Florida Gators basketball returns to AP Top 25 poll with SEC opener ahead

By Adam Silverstein
December 26, 2016
Florida Gators basketball returns to AP Top 25 poll with SEC opener ahead
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Nearly two years since last appearing in the AP Top 25, the Florida Gators returned to the college basketball rankings in late November, making their first appearance in the poll under head coach Mike White.

At 9-3 with most of their games played at neutral sites, Florida has jumped back into the poll after being left out of the last few editions, checking in at No. 25 in the AP Top 25.

The Gators were also the first team out of the Coaches Poll this week, placing 26th overall in the voting and 20 points out of the top 25. Check out the full AP Top 25 ahead of Week 4 below.

1. Villanova (56)
2. UCLA (3)
3. Kansas
4. Baylor (6)
5. Duke
6. Louisville
7. Gonzaga
8. Kentucky
9. North Carolina
10. Creighton
11. West Virginia
12. Virginia
13. Butler
14. Wisconsin
15. Purdue
16. Indiana
17. Xavier
18. Arizona
19. Saint Mary’s
20. Florida State
21. Oregon
22. USC
23. Cincinnati
24. Notre Dame
25. Florida

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