College basketball rankings: Florida back in AP Top 25 poll after win vs. Kentucky

By Adam Silverstein
March 5, 2018
College basketball rankings: Florida back in AP Top 25 poll after win vs. Kentucky

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Hanging out in the top 10 for much of the nonconference slate, Florida Gators basketball fell completely out of the AP Top 25 earlier this season after dropping four games in a five-game span crossing from late November until early December. It then jumped back into the poll briefly after beating Kentucky in January only to see itself fall out of the rankings once again soon after.

However, after three straight Quadrant 1 victories over Auburn, Alabama and ranked Kentucky, Florida is back among the top 25 teams in the nation with the Gators literally taking the Wildcats’ No. 23 ranking they held a week ago.

Here’s the updated poll entering conference championship week.

1. Virginia (65)
2. Villanova
3. Xavier
4. Michigan State
5. Duke
6. Gonzaga
7. Michigan
8. Cincinnati
9. Kansas
10. Purdue
11. Wichita State
12. North Carolina
13. Tennessee
14. Texas Tech
15. Arizona
16. Auburn
17. Ohio State
18. West Virginia
19. Clemson
20. St. Mary’s
21. Houston
22. Nevada
23. Florida
24. Miami
25. Rhode Island


  1. Cullen Yancey says:

    Gators beat Cincinnati as well

  2. D A says:

    Forgot Cincinnati in blue as a W

  3. McGyver says:

    Missing the W against Cincy ayy?

  4. Michael Duggar says:

    Did anyone notice that 5 of the Gators 7 conference losses were to the bottom four (4) teams in the Conference. Is that an indication of the improvement of the SEC as a whole or just an anomaly of some sort?

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