A rough week that included losses to unranked Florida State and Loyola-Chicago caused Florida to drop significantly in the AP Top 25.
The Gators (6-3) tumbled 17 spots to No. 22 in this week’s men’s college basketball poll.
Florida salvaged a tough week with a 66-60 win over No. 17 Cincinnati on Saturday at the Never Forget Tribute Classic in Newark, N.J. — a win that allowed UF to remain in the polls.
Florida next plays Saturday against Clemson (4 p.m., FS2) at the Orange Bowl Classic in Sunrise.
Villanova (10-0) is the new No. 1 in the poll after Duke’s loss to Boston College on Saturday. Michigan State is No. 2 and Wichita State is No. 3.