Gators ranked No. 9 in final poll


Florida senior Mike Rosario and freshman Michael Frazier II celebrate during the Gators' win against Florida Gulf Coast on March 29. Florida defeated the Eagles 62-50 to advance to the Elite Eight for the third year in a row.

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Published: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 9:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 9:48 p.m.
The Florida men's basketball team was ranked ninth in the final USA Today Coaches' Poll. This marks the third straight year the Gators have finished in the top-10 of the final coaches' poll. UF finished the season with an overall record of 29-8 and an in-conference mark of 14-4. The Gators' 29 victories tied for third in program history. In addition, the team earned its sixth all-time SEC Championship and its fourth outright title. Florida advanced to the regional finals of the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season, the only team in the nation to do so.


Rank Team Record Points 1. Louisville (31) 35-5 775 2. Michigan 31-8 744 3. Syracuse 30-10 696 4. Wichita State 30-9 643 5. Duke 30-6 607 6. Ohio State 29-8 594 7. Indiana 29-7 568 8. Kansas 31-6 533 9. Florida 29-8 530 10. Miami 29-7 487 11. Marquette 26-9 475 12. Gonzaga 32-3 444 13. Michigan State 27-9 440 14. Arizona 27-8 359 15. Oregon 28-9 320 16. Saint Louis 28-7 265 17. Georgetown 25-7 253 18. Memphis 31-5 185 19. New Mexico 29-6 165 20. Kansas State 27-8 147 21. Creighton 28-8 134 22. Wisconsin 23-12 101 23. VCU 27-9 99 24. La Salle 24-10 97 25. Florida Gulf Coast 26-11 91

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