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Two SEC teams in AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches’ Poll

The polls weren’t kind to the SEC this week.

NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at Georgia Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

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

# Team Points Prev
# Team Points Prev
1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (59) 1,618 1
2 Villanova Wildcats (5) 1,556 2
3 Kansas Jayhawks (1) 1,503 3
4 Arizona Wildcats 1,356 5
5 UCLA Bruins 1,316 6
6 Oregon Ducks 1,297 7
7 Louisville Cardinals 1,267 8
8 North Carolina Tar Heels 1,138 10
9 Baylor Bears 1,108 4
10 Duke Blue Devils 1,014 12
11 Kentucky Wildcats 943 13
12 West Virginia Mountaineers 908 9
13 Florida Gators 822 15
14 Purdue Boilermakers 807 16
15 Cincinnati Bearcats 733 18
16 Wisconsin Badgers 713 11
17 SMU Mustangs 554 19
18 Virginia Cavaliers 427 14
19 Florida State Seminoles 419 17
20 St. Mary's Gaels 375 22
21 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 322 25
22 Butler Bulldogs 295 24
23 Creighton Bluejays 178 20
24 Maryland Terrapins 159 23
25 Wichita State Shockers 153 -
Others Receiving Votes: VCU 39; Northwestern 25; Iowa State 22; South Carolina 12; USC 10; Dayton 9; Middle Tennessee 8; Oklahoma State 7; Minnesota 5; Miami (FL) 2; Monmouth 2; Michigan 1; Vermont 1; Virginia Tech 1

USA Today Coaches’ Poll - 2/20/17

# Team Points Prev
# Team Points Prev
1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (29) 797 1
2 Villanova Wildcats (3) 768 2
3 Kansas Jayhawks 738 3
4 Arizona Wildcats 665 6
5 UCLA Bruins 654 5
6 Louisville Cardinals 620 7
7 Oregon Ducks 618 8
8 North Carolina Tar Heels 566 9
9 Baylor Bears 534 4
10 Kentucky Wildcats 493 11
11 Duke Blue Devils 446 14
12 Florida Gators 421 13
13 West Virginia Mountaineers 413 12
14 Purdue Boilermakers 392 16
15 Wisconsin Badgers 354 10
16 Cincinnati Bearcats 331 17
17 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 250 20
18 St. Mary's Gaels 211 21
19 Virginia Cavaliers 196 15
20 Florida State Seminoles 195 18
21 SMU Mustangs 186 23
22 Butler Bulldogs 153 25
23 Creighton Bluejays 111 22
24 Maryland Terrapins 95 24
25 Wichita State Shockers 52 29
South Carolina 37; USC 26; Northwestern 19; Iowa State 15; Miami (FL) 11; Xavier 11; Middle Tennessee 10; Dayton 6; Cal 4; Kansas State 1; VCU 1