Gator Sportshop
Gator Ticket Office

Men's Basketball Headline

Monday March 17, 2014Gators Remain No. 1 in Postseason Polls

Gainesville, Fla.

The Florida men’s basketball team remains number one in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ Postseason Week 1 poll after capturing the 2014 SEC Championship on Sunday in Atlanta.

The Gators controlled Kentucky in the league final game, edging the Wildcats 61-60 and never letting them take the lead. Florida shot 43.4 percent from the floor and 42.1 percent from long range while also winning the battle on the boards, 38-36, over UK.

Improving to an impressive 32-2, UF extended their win streak to 26 games, sweeping Kentucky in three games this season to become the first team in program history to do so and the first by any team since 1979 when Tennessee accomplished it.  

Florida will now compete in the south region of the NCAA Tournament in Orlando, where they will take on the winner of the Albany and Mount St. Mary’s on Thursday at 4:10 p.m. at the Amway Center.

Associated Press Poll Top 25 – Postseason

Rank

Team

Record

Points

1

FLORIDA (50)

32-2

1,610

2

Wichita State (15)

34-0

1,571

3

Virginia

28-6

1,430

4

Arizona

30-4

1,422

5

Louisville

29-5

1,412

6

Villanova

28-4

1,231

7

Michigan

25-8

1,162

8

Duke

26-8

1,121

9

Iowa State

26-7

1,055

10

Kansas

24-9

1,045

11

Michigan State

26-8

950

12

Wisconsin

26-7

892

13

San Diego State

29-4

890

14

Syracuse

27-5

757

15

Cincinnati

27-6

720

16

Creighton

26-7

658

17

New Mexico

27-6

623

18

Connecticut

26-8

503

19

North Carolina

23-9

424

20

UCLA

26-8

413

21

Oklahoma

23-9

265

22

Ohio State

25-9

167

23

Baylor

24-11

148

24

VCU

26-8

140

25

Saint Louis

26-6

131

 

USA Today Coaches’ Poll – Postseason

Rank

Team

Record

Points

1

FLORIDA (26)

32-2

794

2

Wichita State (6)

34-0

774

3

Louisville

29-5

717

4

Virginia

28-6

696

5

Arizona

30-4

679

6

Duke

26-8

609

7

Villanova

28-4

604

8

Michigan

25-8

563

9

Iowa State

26-7

492

10

Kansas

24-9

487

11

San Diego State

29-4

482

12

Syracuse

27-5

399

13

Michigan State

26-8

394

14

Cincinnati

27-6

390

15

Wisconsin

26-7

387

16

Creighton

26-7

333

17

New Mexico

27-6

314

18

North Carolina

23-9

239

19

Connecticut

26-8

215

20

Oklahoma

23-9

127

21

Saint Louis

26-6

107

22

Kentucky

24-10

103

23

UCLA

26-8

101

24

Ohio State

25-9

91

25

VCU

26-8

63

 

Florida Athletics - A Championship Experience with Integrity - Vision Statement
  • University of Florida
  • NCAA
  • Sun Sports / Fox Sports Florida
  • IMG
  • SEC Network

© 1998 - 2014 University Athletic Assoc., Inc., Sun Sports & IMG College. All Rights Reserved.