Florida basketball had a solid week, nearly completing the comeback bid against the Texas A&M Aggies — but falling two points short — while finally getting off to a strong start against the Mississippi State Bulldogs and holding them off for a two-point victory. While the team still looks sluggish at times, those two performances on the road were quite commendable for Todd Golden’s gang.
Meanwhile, the Southeastern Conference has only three teams in the top 25, with the Alabama Crimson Tide at No. 2, Tennessee Volunteers at No. 4 and Auburn Tigers at No. 16. Two other schools — TAMU and the Missouri Tigers — also receiver votes.
While the Gators remain voteless, they are currently ranked No. 44 in the NET rankings, No. 36 in ESPN’s Basketball Power Index and No. 42 in KenPom. Florida faces its next opponent, the South Carolina Gamecocks, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, with tipoff slated for 7 p.m. EST inside the O’Connell Center.
Take a look below at the full USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll update.
Schools Dropped Out
No. 23 Illinois; No. 25 Arkansas
Others Receiving Votes
Indiana 47; New Mexico 46; Rutgers 39; Illinois 37; San Diego St. 33; Michigan St. 21; Kentucky 19; Wisconsin 17; NC State 13; Kent St. 13; North Carolina 9; Texas A&M 8; Missouri 8; Creighton 5; Seattle 4; Wake Forest 2; Oral Roberts 2; UC Santa Barbara 1