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Friday October 26, 2012Gators Ranked 10th in Preseason Associated Press Poll

Gainesville, Fla.

The Florida men’s basketball team is ranked 10th nationally in the preseason Associated Press poll, released on Friday.

 

The Gators were also ranked 10th in the preseason Coaches Poll released last week. Also the coaches poll, it features five teams Florida is slated to play this season – Kentucky, Arizona, Missouri, Wisconsin and Florida State – and has the Gators as the second-highest among SEC schools.

 

The Gators’ host Nebraska-Kearney in an exhibition game on Nov. 1 (Tickets) before tipping off the regular season on Nov. 9 against Georgetown aboard the USS Bataan in the Navy-Marine Corps Classic presented by Florida Blue.


2012-13 Associated Press Poll (Preseason)

Rank

Team

(First-Place Votes)

2011-12

Final Ranking

1

Indiana (43)

16

2

Louisville (20)

17

3

*Kentucky (2)

1

4

Ohio State

7

5

Michigan

13

6

North Carolina State

NR

7

Kansas

6

8

Duke

8

9

Syracuse

2

10

FLORIDA

25

11

North Carolina

4

12

*Arizona

NR

13

UCLA

NR

14

Michigan State

5

15

*Missouri

3

16

Creighton

19

17

Memphis

RV

18

UNLV

23

19

Baylor

9

20

San Diego State

22

21

Gonzaga

RV

22

Notre Dame

RV

23

*Wisconsin

14

24

Cincinnati

RV

25

*Florida State

10

*Florida opponent in 2012-13

Note: The AP Poll’s final 2011-12 rankings are from before the NCAA Tournament.

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