Gators earn handful of votes in USA TODAY Coaches Poll Week 15 update

Florida basketball only played one game this past week instead of the usual two, but it made it count with an 81-65 drubbing of the Auburn Tigers in Gainesville on Saturday afternoon. It was a big one for Todd Golden, who triumphed over his mentor for a Quadrant 1 win.

As a result, the Gators finally got some recognition again in the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll for Week 15, which saw the Orange and Blue land eight votes. Florida had previously gone four weeks since last earning any votes, receiving a pair in the Week 11 update released on Jan. 15.

Around the SEC, the Tennessee Volunteers are ranked No. 11, followed by the South Carolina Gamecocks (No. 12), Auburn (No. 13), Alabama Crimson Tide (No. 15) and Kentucky Wildcats (No. 20). The Texas A&M Aggies also earned nine votes.

Next up for the Gators are the LSU Tigers, who come to Gainesville to take on Florida inside the O’Connell Center on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast on the SEC Network.

A look at the full Coaches Poll powered by USA TODAY Sports:

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Change

1

UConn

22-2

792 (24)

2

Purdue

22-2

776 (8)

3

Houston

21-3

722

+2

4

Marquette

18-5

647

+3

5

North Carolina

19-5

643

-2

6

Arizona

19-5

642

+2

7

Kansas

19-5

635

-3

8

Duke

18-5

529

+2

9

Tennessee

17-6

524

-3

10

Iowa State

18-5

510

+4

11

South Carolina

21-3

475

+9

12

Auburn

19-5

421

-1

13

Baylor

17-6

402

14

Illinois

17-6

356

-2

15

Alabama

17-7

337

+1

16

Creighton

17-7

242

+2

17

BYU

17-6

202

+2

18

Dayton

19-4

195

-1

19

St Mary’s

20-6

185

+7

20

Kentucky

16-7

136

-5

21

Wisconsin

16-8

117

-12

21

Oklahoma

18-6

117

+10

23

Virginia

19-5

109

+7

24

Indiana State

22-3

106

+3

25

Colorado State

19-5

96

+4

Schools Dropped Out

No. 21 Utah State; No. 22 Florida Atlantic; No. 23 Texas Tech; No. 24 San Diego State; No. 25 New Mexico

Others Receiving Votes

Utah State 94; Texas Tech 89; Florida Atlantic 63; Clemson 38; Gonzaga 35; San Diego State 34; Nevada 27; TCU…


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Publish date : 2024-02-12 18:12:24

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