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Gators playing the best basketball in the state right now

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This week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll conveys a basic truth for basketball in the state of Florida. The Florida Gators are playing better as a team than the more talented Florida State Seminoles. Following a tougher-than-expected challenge at home from Texas A&M, which Florida won 71-62, the Gators moved up two spots to No. 15. The Gators (20-5) also won on the road at Georgia during the week. Amazingly, Florida State fell only three positions following a disastrous performance…

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Clemson takes top spot in AP Top 25; Florida stays at 11, FSU at 19

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For the first time this season, someone other than the Ohio State Buckeyes sit atop the AP Top 25 poll. The Clemson Tigers, after their hard-fought, 23-13 victory over Florida State, jumped two spots to claim the Number 1 position. Florida’s unimpressive 9-7 victory over Vanderbilt meant the Gators could do no better than remain at last week’s No. 11 spot. Florida State fell only two positions to number 19 following their loss at Clemson. Ohio State’s casual 28-14 win…

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Gators stay at 11; FSU remains 17th in AP Top 25 poll

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Fans looking at this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll might think they are viewing last week’s poll. For the most part, they would be correct. The same teams in the top 20 this week are the same teams in last week’s top 20. There was only a slight shuffling among those teams. Notre Dame moves up to Number 8 from Number 9, switching places with Stanford. Both teams won narrow victories on the road Saturday night against Number 23…

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Big 10, SEC and ACC the top stories of AP Top 25 Poll

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To no one’s surprise, Ohio State remains the Number 1 team in the nation. The AP Top 25, voted on by the media, made it an all-Big 10 top two with Michigan State taking the second spot. The AP voters clearly demonstrate the media view that the SEC is miles ahead of any other conference.  The ACC, on the other hand, continues to play the role of Rodney Dangerfield. Mississippi’s rise to Number 3 (tied with TCU) is reminiscent of…

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