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Kentucky, South Carolina and Florida once again populate AP Top 25, USA TODAY Coaches Polls

The trio again has a presence in the polls this week.

NCAA Basketball: South Carolina at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Three hoops teams from the Southeastern Conference once again find themselves in this week’s editions of the AP Top 25 and USA TODAY Coaches Polls.

The Kentucky Wildcats rank the highest of the trio again, as UK finds themselves at No. 4 in both polls. The ‘Cats had a successful week, taking down both the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the South Carolina Gamecocks.

The Gamecocks are the one of the other three teams that finds themselves in the poll. Their spots differentiate in these polls, as they’re ranked 23rd in the AP Poll while they find themselves at 24th in the USA TODAY poll. They were able to pick up a win against the Florida Gators last week to couple with the loss to Kentucky, and speaking of Florida, they’re the third and final team in this week’s poll from the SEC.

It wasn’t a very successful week for the Gators as they went 0-2 in games against the Gamecocks and the Vanderbilt Commodores. As a result, they find themselves at 25 in both polls to start this week, on the cusp of being on the outside looking in if things get hairy for them this week.

No other SEC teams received votes this week.


AP Poll 1/23/2017

RANK SCHOOL POINTS RECORD PREV
RANK SCHOOL POINTS RECORD PREV
1 Villanova (35) 1591 19-1 1
2 Kansas (28) 1572 18-1 2
3 Gonzaga (2) 1471 19-0 4
4 Kentucky 1414 17-2 5
5 Baylor 1379 18-1 6
6 Florida State 1215 18-2 10
7 Arizona 1190 18-2 14
8 UCLA 1177 19-2 3
9 North Carolina 1171 18-3 9
10 Oregon 1035 18-2 11
11 Butler 914 17-3 13
12 Virginia 803 15-3 16
13 Louisville 796 16-4 12
14 Notre Dame 767 17-3 15
15 Wisconsin 746 16-3 17
16 Creighton 731 18-2 7
17 Duke 628 15-4 18
18 West Virginia 569 15-4 7
19 Cincinnati 478 17-2 20
20 Purdue 412 16-4 21
21 St. Mary's (Cal.) 290 17-2 23
22 Maryland 261 17-2 25
23 South Carolina 171 15-4 24
24 Xavier 146 14-5 22
25 Florida 47 14-5 19
Also Receiving Votes: Kansas State (15-4) 41; SMU (17-4) 33; Northwestern (16-4) 28; UNC-Wilmington (19-2) 14; Iowa State (12-6) 12; Virginia Tech (15-4) 7; Southern California (17-4) 6; Dayton (15-4) 6; Illinois State (16-4) 1; Akron (16-3) 1; Utah (14-5) 1; Middle Tennessee (17-3) 1