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Tuesday April 8, 2014Gators Ranked No. 3 in Final Postseason Poll

Gainesville, Fla.

In the final postseason poll released this afternoon, the Florida men’s basketball team checks in at No. 3 in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll, trailing the 2014 National Champions Connecticut Huskies and the runner-up Kentucky Wildcats.

The Gators finished the year with a 36-3 record, the best in program history, losing two of the three games to the Huskies. Florida won 30 consecutive games before falling to UCONN in the National Semifinal, notably making their fifth all-time appearance in the Final Four and fourth under head coach Billy Donovan.

This year’s Gator squad helped earn Florida’s seventh all-time SEC Championship, the sixth under Donovan, and its fourth SEC Tournament Championship. This team joins the 2007 lineup as the only Gator teams to sweep both titles and became the first team in SEC history to post an 18-0 conference mark.

Florida’s senior class is the first in UF history to win three league titles, while winning 55 regular season SEC games over the past four seasons and also played a combined 544 career games.

USA Today Coaches’ Poll – Final Postseason

Rank

Team

Record

Points

1

Connecticut (30)

32-8

791

2

Kentucky (1)

29-11

759

3

FLORIDA

36-3

735

4

Wisconsin

30-8

704

5

Arizona

33-5

637

6

Michigan

28-9

594

7

Wichita State

35-1

583

8

Michigan State

29-9

553

9

Louisville

31-6

545

10

Virginia

30-7

539

11

Iowa State

28-8

457

12

San Diego State

31-5

453

13

Villanova

29-5

367

14

Kansas

25-10

341

15

UCLA

28-9

297

16

Duke

26-9

276

17

Syracuse

28-6

263

18

Baylor

26-12

246

18

Dayton

26-11

246

20

Creighton

27-8

190

21

North Carolina

24-10

156

22

Cincinnati

27-7

126

23

Tennessee

24-13

122

24

Stanford

23-13

104

25

Saint Louis

27-7

75

 

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