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Kentucky and Florida represent the SEC in the week 9 AP and Coaches Polls

The Wildcats and Gators are the conference’s only members in this week’s polls.

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With conference play starting over the past week, it was understandable and predictable that we’d witness many upsets that inevitably lead to shakeups in the AP and Coaches Polls.

Predictably, the SEC didn’t have many members make it into the polls this week, with the Kentucky Wildcats and Florida Gators as the two exceptions to that fact. In the AP Poll, Kentucky managed to rise from the #8 to the #6 spot after a 23-point win over Ole Miss to kick off SEC play. In the same poll, the Gators moved up a spot from #25 to #24 after starting conference play with a tough road win over Arkansas. No other SEC teams received votes this week.

It was roughly the same story in the Coaches Poll, as Kentucky also moved up two spots from—you guessed it—#8 to #6, while Florida managed to enter the poll at #24 after being unranked last week. The SEC did see another one of its members—South Carolina—fall out of the Coaches Poll after a 16-point drubbing at the hands of Memphis while being ranked 25th last week. The Gamecocks are now on the outside looking in, but they’re still receiving a healthy amount of votes (enough to put them at #27, if that were a thing).

It’s no surprise that the ACC leads all power-5 conferences with 7 teams in the AP Poll, while the SEC has only 2 entries in it. It’s much of the same in the Coaches Poll, where last place is the SEC’s and the SEC’s alone.

Week 9 College Basketball Polls

AP Top 25 TEAM RECORD POINTS USA Today Coaches Poll TEAM RECORD POINTS
AP Top 25 TEAM RECORD POINTS USA Today Coaches Poll TEAM RECORD POINTS
1 Villanova 14-0 1,619 1 Villanova 14-0 774
2 Baylor 13-0 1,532 2 Kansas 12-1 723
3 Kansas 12-1 1,503 3 Baylor 13-0 718
4 UCLA 14-1 1,406 4 Gonzaga 14-0 666
5 Gonzaga 14-0 1,357 5 UCLA 14-1 655
6 Kentucky 12-2 1,280 6 Kentucky 12-2 600
7 West Virginia 12-1 1,179 7 West Virginia 12-1 555
8 Duke 12-2 1,090 8 Duke 12-2 510
9 Louisville 12-2 1,063 9 Louisville 12-2 493
10 Creighton 13-1 1,015 10 Creighton 13-1 453
11 Virginia 12-2 954 11 Wisconsin 12-2 439
12 Florida State 14-1 902 12 Virginia 12-2 397
13 Wisconsin 12-2 865 13 Florida State 14-1 383
14 North Carolina 12-3 785 14 Oregon 13-2 348
15 Oregon 13-2 771 15 Xavier 12-2 347
16 Xavier 12-2 634 16 North Carolina 12-3 342
17 Arizona 13-2 613 17 Arizona 13-2 321
18 Butler 12-2 477 18 Butler 12-2 250
19 Saint Mary's 12-1 416 19 Saint Mary's 12-1 241
20 Purdue 12-3 405 20 Purdue 12-3 190
21 Virginia Tech 12-1 293 21 Notre Dame 12-2 150
22 Cincinnati 12-2 258 22 Cincinnati 12-2 144
23 Notre Dame 12-2 250 23 Virginia Tech 12-1 88
24 Florida 12-3 193 24 Florida 12-3 80
25 Indiana 10-4 74 25 Indiana 10-4 77
25 USC 14-1 74