Gators fall from Top 25

Vanderbilt center A. J. Ogilvy, center, is defended by Florida's Chandler Parsons (25) and Kenny Kadji (30) in the first half on Sunday.

The Associated Press
Published: Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 26, 2009 at 4:22 p.m.

Florida fell out of the Associated Press Top 25 men's basketball poll Monday afternoon.

The Gators (17-3) received 65 votes, the fourth-most for teams outside the Top 25.

Florida had its 10-game winning streak with a 70-69 loss to South Carolina at the buzzer Wednesday, but regrouped to beat Vanderbilt 94-69 in a nationally televised game. Florida made a school-record 12 3-pointers in the first half.

Florida also remained outside the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll. The Gators received 59 votes, the most for a team outside the Top 25.

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