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FSU/UF rise while Miami joins AP Top 25

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Both Florida and Florida State moved up in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Gators earned the 12th position, up from 13th last week, while the Seminoles climbed four spots to claim the No. 15 ranking. Florida moved up despite a loss at No. 9 Kentucky on Saturday. While they played the Wildcats tough in the 76-66 loss on the road, the Gators were impressive in their 81-66 takedown of a good South Carolina team. The Seminoles’ rise…

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Science shows March Madness fans cannot resist an underdog

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If you got that warm-‘n-fuzzy feeling the weekend Lehigh beat Duke or the year N.C. State socked Phi Slama Jama or the time Butler almost did it, you are not alone. The science shows, again and again, that we can’t resist pulling for the teams called the Anteaters (that’s UC Irvine). Or for the UABs of the world to upend the UCLAs. For the time-tested crowd pleaser, the No. 12 seed, and for anyone else with the label ‘underdog’ when…

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