After multiple weeks of having three teams in the nation’s two college basketball polls, the SEC fell back down to just two on Monday afternoon. However, the two teams that are in are in better spots than last week.
The Kentucky Wildcats jumped up two spots in the AP Poll from 13 to 11, following wins over Tennessee and Georgia on the week. The Wildcats experienced a similar jump in the Coaches’ Poll, returning to the top 10 as #10 after appearing as #11 last week.
The Florida Gators also benefitted from a 2-0 week. The Gators jumped to #13 in the AP Poll and #12 in the Coaches’ Poll.
The South Carolina Gamecocks dropped out of both polls after losing to both Arkansas and Vanderbilt. The Gamecocks were #21 in the AP Poll and #19 in the Coaches’ Poll last week. The Gamecocks still received votes in both polls this week, however.
Both polls can be found below.
AP Poll - 2/20/17
|1||Gonzaga Bulldogs (59)||1,618||1|
|2||Villanova Wildcats (5)||1,556||2|
|3||Kansas Jayhawks (1)||1,503||3|
|8||North Carolina Tar Heels||1,138||10|
|10||Duke Blue Devils||1,014||12|
|12||West Virginia Mountaineers||908||9|
|19||Florida State Seminoles||419||17|
|20||St. Mary's Gaels||375||22|
|21||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||322||25|
|25||Wichita State Shockers||153||-|
USA Today Coaches’ Poll - 2/20/17
|1||Gonzaga Bulldogs (29)||797||1|
|2||Villanova Wildcats (3)||768||2|
|8||North Carolina Tar Heels||566||9|
|11||Duke Blue Devils||446||14|
|13||West Virginia Mountaineers||413||12|
|17||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||250||20|
|18||St. Mary's Gaels||211||21|
|20||Florida State Seminoles||195||18|
|25||Wichita State Shockers||52||29|