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Florida held steady at No. 3 in the latest Associated Press college basketball poll released Monday.
The Gators (21-2 overall, 10-0 SEC) earned two home victories last week to extend their winning streak to 15 games. Florida defeated Missouri 68-58 on Tuesday and Alabama 78-69 on Saturday.
Syracuse was a unanimous No. 1 for the second straight week while SMU moved into the Top 25 for the first time in almost three decades.
The Orange (23-0) received all 65 first-place votes from the national media panel. Arizona, Florida, Wichita State, San Diego State and Villanova remained second through sixth. Wichita State (25-0) is the only other unbeaten team in Division I.
Kansas moved up one spot to seventh and Duke jumped three spots to eighth. Michigan State and Cincinnati round out the top ten.
Wisconsin and Ohio State, Nos. 21 and 22, both returned to the rankings after a one-week absence. SMU, which beat then-No. 7 Cincinnati last week, moved in at No. 23, the Mustangs' first ranking since the next-to-last poll of 1984-85, a season they were ranked as high as No. 2.
Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Gonzaga fell out of the Top 25.
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The Florida Gators have had a lot of luck recruiting Jacksonville lately and especially along the offensive line. The Gators signed three from Jax this month and now have turned their attention to 2015 where a big one looms at Bishop Kenny. Tyler Jordan has been picking up steam and now has 12 offers well before his senior season.
The Florida Gators lost another offensive player on Tuesday.
Offensive lineman Octavius Jackson has officially ended his football playing career undergoing shoulder surgery last month in attempt to fix a chronically injured shoulder, reports Robbie Andreu of the Gainsville Sun.
Jackson was part of the class of 2013. He attended Colquitt County High School in Moultrie, Georgia and...
Scottie Wilbekin had 16 points and six assists, and No. 3 Florida stepped up its defense in the second half and outlasted Tennessee 67-58 Tuesday night for its 16th consecutive victory.
Florida’s most dominant defensive effort this season came against Tennessee just over two weeks ago. The Gators held the Volunteers to 26.8 percent shooting on field goals and 5.3 percent from behind the three-point line, keeping Tennessee to just 41 points. Florida is focusing this week on forgetting that game and knowing that the Volunteers will play with a new energy on Tuesday.
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“I guess so,” said Gators senior forward Casey Prather, who bounced back from an ankle injury to score 15 points in a 78-69 win against Alabama on Saturday.
In the morning, Coach Billy Donovan didn’t think Prather would be able to play.
Florida (21-2 overall, 10-0 in SEC play) won its 29th straight at home that includes...
The Gators completed another perfect week with wins over Missouri and Alabama, pushing the team’s winning streak to 15. Florida remained in the same spots in college basketball polls this week.
Florida offensive lineman Octavius Jackson will see his football career end before it even began.
The Gators were settled on their rotation and didn’t need any additions. They had won 13 straight games when freshman Chris Walker was cleared, but some players are too talented to keep away. Florida coach Billy Donovan has had a unique situation the last two games, trying to get a freshman accustomed to college basketball in the middle of the Southeastern Conference schedule.