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Thursday October 31, 2013Gators Ranked 10th in AP Preseason Poll

Gainesville, Fla.

The Florida menís basketball team is ranked 10th nationally in the preseason Associated Press poll, as released on Thursday.

The Gators were ranked eighth in the preseason Coaches Poll that was released on Oct. 17. Both polls feature five opponents Florida is slated to play this season including Kentucky, Kansas, Memphis, Connecticut and Wisconsin. Florida and Kentucky are the only SEC schools to be recognized in the preseason AP poll.

Florida is set to host Florida Southern in an exhibition game tomorrow, Nov. 1 (Tickets) at 7 p.m. before tipping off the regular season on Nov. 8 against North Florida in the Stephen C. OíConnell Center.

2013-14 Associated Press Poll (Preseason)

Rank

Team

(First-Place Votes)

2012-13

Final Ranking

1

*Kentucky (27)

NR

2

Michigan State (22)

13

3

Louisville (14)

1

4

Duke (2)

5

5

*Kansas

8

6

Arizona

14

7

Michigan

2

8

Oklahoma State

NR

8

Syracuse

3

10

FLORIDA

9

11

Ohio State

6

12

North Carolina

NR

13

*Memphis

18

14

VCU

23

15

Gonzaga

12

16

Wichita State

4

17

Marquette

11

18

*Connecticut

NR

19

Oregon

15

20

*Wisconsin

22

21

Notre Dame

NR

22

UCLA

NR

23

New Mexico

19

24

Virginia

NR

25

Baylor

NR

*Florida opponent in 2013-14

 

 

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