Gators receiving votes in latest USA TODAY Sports Ferris Mowers Coaches Poll

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Florida only played one game this week, but it was a good one. The team closed out non-conference play with a convincing 87-62 win over Stony Brook, and the Gators enter SEC play with a 9-3 record, albeit while toting losses from Quadrants 3 and 4.

That win over the Seawolves wasn’t enough to get UF back into the top 25 in the USA TODAY Sports Ferris Mowers Coaches Poll for Week 7, but the team did receive two votes this time, at least. The rest of the SEC fared much better, with five teams getting in the rankings this week.

None of them are in the top 10, though. Auburn leads the way at No. 11, followed by No. 15 Tennessee, No. 16 LSU, No. 17 Kentucky and No. 19 Alabama. Arkansas is unranked but was the second-highest vote-getter outside the top 25 with 36.

Florida plays three of those teams in its first four SEC games, and the opener at Ole Miss won’t be a piece of cake, either. The league is very competitive this year, and that will make things harder for a UF team that figures to be near the bubble.

Here’s how the full top 25 shakes out this week in the Coaches Poll.

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Change

1

Baylor (32)

11-0

800

2

Duke

11-1

760

3

Purdue

11-1

712

4

Gonzaga

10-2

690

5

UCLA

8-1

666

+1

6

Kansas

9-1

647

+1

7

Arizona

11-1

561

-3

8

Iowa State

12-0

514

9

USC

12-0

506

10

Michigan State

10-2

476

11

Auburn

11-1

453

+1

12

Ohio St

8-2

410

+1

13

Seton Hall

9-2

378

+2

14

Houston

11-3

338

15

Tennessee

9-2

334

+4

16

LSU

12-0

295

17

Kentucky

9-2

279

+1

18

Texas

9-2

254

-1

19

Alabama

9-3

220

-8

20

Colorado St

10-0

199

+1

21

Providence

12-1

181

+2

22

Villanova

8-4

175

23

Wisconsin

9-2

135

+1

24

Xavier

11-2

127

-4

25

Texas Tech

9-2

78

Schools Dropped Out

None

Others Receiving Votes

West Virginia 36; Arkansas 36; Illinois 26; Connecticut 25; Oklahoma 20; Loyola-Chicago 19; Wake Forest 16; Minnesota 11; Michigan 9; San Francisco 8; Saint Mary’s 3; Florida 2; Indiana 1.

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