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AP Top 25: Ben Frederickson’s College Hoops Ballot

 

A weekly look at the ballot Tennessee men’s basketball beat writer Ben Frederickson submits to the Associated Press. Shifts from last week are listed after the team name. Disagree? Sound off to @Ben_Fred.

1) Kentucky
2) Arizona
3) Wisconsin
4) Duke
5) Wichita State
6) North Carolina (+1)
7) Gonzaga (+1)
8) Texas (+1)
9) Louisville (+1)
10) Kansas (-4)
11) Virginia (+1)
12) Villanova (+1)
13) VCU (+1)
14) San Diego State (+2)
15) Iowa State (+1)
16) Ohio State (+2)
17) Michigan (+5)
18) Arkansas (+7)
19) UCLA
20) Miami
21) Oklahoma (-6)
22) West Virginia
23) Connecticut (-4)
24) Florida (-13)
25) Stanford (-1)

Biggest Mover: Florida. The Gators dropped a two-point game to Miami then need overtime to beat UL Monroe by … two. To be fair, Billy Donovan’s team is playing without starting guard Eli Carter (sprained foot) and starting forward Dorian Finney-Smith (broken fingers). Six voters left UF unranked this week. Maybe they’re right. I think they’ll get back on track, eventually.

Dropouts: Adios to SMU, Michigan State and Syracuse.  Welcome, UCLA, Miami and West Virginia.

Just Outside: Georgetown. The Hoyas play Florida on Wednesday. A win puts them in, and drops the Gators out.