Gators remain No. 3 in AP hoops poll

The 3rd ranked Gators are on the road against Tennessee and Kentucky this week.
The 3rd ranked Gators are on the road against Tennessee and Kentucky this week.

OK depending on who you follow the University of Florida Gators are ranked as the third best basketball team in the nation in the Associated Press poll while the Coaches poll has them as the number four team. No matter how you look at it the Gators are on a 15 game winning streak, are undefeated in the Southeastern Conference at a perfect 10-0 and have an overall record of 21-2.

That undefeated 10-0 SEC conference record will face a challenge this week to be sure.

The Gators face  a very tough road trip that will see them in Knoxville to face a Tennessee team that is 6-4 in the SEC and 15 – 8 overall. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN at 7 p.m.

Then it will be on to Lexington to face Kentucky who is number two in the SEC with a 8-2 record and 18-5 overall, they are ranked 14th in the country by both polls. That game will also air on ESPN at 9 p.m. Saturday night.

The big news in the polls this week is that Syracuse is a unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the second straight week, while SMU moved into the Top 25 for the first time in almost three decades.

1. Syracuse
2. Arizona
3. Florida
4. Wichita State
5. San Diego State
6. Villanova
7. Kansas
8. Duke
9. Michigan State
10. Cincinnati
11. Iowa State
12. Saint Louis
13. Louisville
14. Kentucky
15. Michigan
16. Iowa
17. Virginia
18. Creighton
19. Texas
20. Memphis
21. Wisconsin
22. Ohio State
23. Southern Methodist
24. Connecticut
25. Pittsburgh