Florida basketball moves back into Top 5

Florida guard Mike Rosario, left, and forward Erik Murphy celebrate after a play against Kentucky on Tuesday.

Matt Stamey/Staff photographer
Published: Monday, February 18, 2013 at 1:11 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, February 18, 2013 at 8:33 p.m.
Florida moved up two spots to No. 5 in this week's AP men's college basketball poll. The Gators (21-3, 11-1 SEC) are coming off an 83-52 win over Auburn, their eighth victory by 30 or more points this season. Florida next plays Tuesday night at Missouri (18-7, 7-5 SEC).

Indiana held on to the No. 1 spot for the third straight week. Miami had 20 No. 1 votes and moved up one spot to second. Gonzaga, with two first-place votes, climbed two spots to third. Michigan State rose from eighth to No. 4. The only team to fall out of the Top 25 rankings was Kentucky, which was No. 25 and dropped out after losses to Florida and Tennessee last week. Also, Florida freshman guard Michael Frazier II earned SEC freshman of the week honors. Frazier scored a career-high 18 points off the bench against Auburn on 6-of-7 shooting from 3-point range.

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