Florida switches regions in USA TODAY Sports bracketology update

Florida basketball continues its ascendence up the rankings and bracket watched as the regular season comes to a close. The Gators were mired in mediocrity back in mid-January, but a stretch of 10 wins in 13 tries has turned that around dramatically.

Following Tuesday night’s victory over the visiting Alabama Crimson Tide, USA TODAY Sports’s bracketology update kept Florida at a No. 6 seed, but this time moving from the Midwest Region to the West Region. There, the Gators are grouped with the No. 3 Baylor Bears, No. 11 Nebraska Cornhuskers and No. 14 High Point Purple Panthers.

The Southeastern Conference is represented by the West Region’s top-seeded Tennessee Volunteers, along with Alabama (No. 4, South), the Kentucky Wildcats (No. 4, East), Auburn Tigers (No. 4, Midwest), South Carolina Gamecocks (No. 6, East) and Mississippi State Bulldogs (No. 10, South).

The Texas A&M Aggies are the final team in the “next four out” category.

Florida wraps up its regular-season schedule on Saturday, March 9, in Nashville as the Gators travel for a rematch with the Vanderbilt Commodores. Tipoff is slated for 4:30 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast on the SEC Network.

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