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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Despite Undefeated Week, Florida Gators Fall One Spot In ESPN Coaches Poll

The Florida Gators had a solid 2-0 week, rebounding from this month's loss to the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome. The Gators notched a solid non-conference win against Arizona and rolled over Rider. They will now enjoy a full week off as the semester winds down, coming back this weekend against Texas A&M in Sunrise. While the Gators avoided a loss, they still fell one spot in the Coaches Poll, dropping from 12th to 13th.

The Kansas Jayhawks jumped the Gators after a big win against Ohio State, who defeated the Florida earlier in the season. At the top of the poll, the aforementioned Syracuse squad took over the number one spot after fellow SEC East member Kentucky was upset at Indiana on Saturday. Florida's early season non-conference schedule will certainly pay dividends for RPI and strength of schedule rankings later on, as the Gators only two losses of the year came at the hands of the number one and number two ranked teams in the country. 

The complete coaches poll below:

Division I Coaches' Top 25 Poll

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Syracuse (28) 10-0 746 3
2 Ohio State (2) 8-1 671 2
3 Kentucky 8-1 665 1
4 Louisville 9-0 658 4
5 Duke 9-1 618 5
6 North Carolina 8-2 608 6
7 Baylor 7-0 539 7
8 Missouri 9-0 512 10
9 Xavier 8-0 503 8
10 Connecticut 8-1 485 9
11 Marquette 9-0 466 11
12 Kansas 7-2 441 13
13 Florida 7-2 418 12
14 Pittsburgh 9-1 356 14
15 Wisconsin 8-2 317 16
16 Mississippi State 9-1 251 18
17 Georgetown 8-1 246 21
18 Michigan 7-2 185 19
19 Illinois 10-0 182 22
20 Indiana 9-0 171 31
21 Alabama 8-2 143 15
22 Texas A&M 8-1 108 25
23 Michigan State 8-2 107 30
24 Creighton 7-1 54 17
25 Vanderbilt 6-3 51 27
Others Receiving Votes: Harvard 43, Murray State 42, California 29, Memphis 27, San Diego State 26, Purdue 14, Gonzaga 13, Virginia 12, Saint Louis9, UNLV 9, Saint Mary's 5, Stanford 5, St. Joseph's 5, Oklahoma 4, Northern Iowa 3, Northwestern 3

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