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Tuesday March 26, 2013 Sweet 16: A look at some fresh links talking about Gators, rest of field

Updated: 1:39pm, March 26

The Gators face Cinderella on Friday night in the Sweet 16.

After wins over Georgetown and San Diego State, Florida Gulf Coast is the media darling of this year's March Madness.

The Eagles are a hot national story and will be heavy underdogs Friday at Cowboys Stadium against the Gators.

With the matchup still more than 72 hours away, let's take a look at what some of the pundits are saying about the Gators after they made it to the Sweet 16 or a school-record third consecutive season. We’ll take an in-depth look at FGCU later.

Here are some links discussing the Gators and rest of the Sweet 16 field:

--In reseeding the field of 16, ESPN.com's Myron Medcalf has the Gators at No. 3.

--Here is a list of parting shots from ESPN.com after the first weekend of the tournament.

--CBSSports.com also reseeds the field of 16. They have the Gators at No. 6.

--Here is a glance at all 16 teams remaining from SI.com.

--Palm Beach Post columnist Dave George on the Sunshine State’s three teams standing in the Big Dance.

--NBCSports.com breaks down the X-factor in each of the Sweet 16 matchups.

--How unpredictable is this Sweet 16? CBSSports.com blogger Matt Norlander takes a look.

--SportsonEarth.com writer Chuck Culpepper writes about Florida’s defense in this story titled “Gator Warning.”

--SBNation.com offers up a 2013 Sweet 16 TV guide with names of announcers, game times, etc.

--If you are into advanced metrics for your college basketball ratings, check out Ken Pomeroy’s latest chart.

--Hoop dreams bombard Florida’s sports world writes Greg Cote of The Miami Herald.

--Yahoo! Sports columnist Pat Forde offers his take on the Sweet 16 field.

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