Florida Gators No. 5 in hoops rankings

On Monday, the Florida Gators basketball team moved up in the top-25 rankings of both the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and The Associated Press poll.

Florida moved up two spots in the coaches’ poll to No. 5 this week behind top-ranked Indiana, Duke, Michigan and Syracuse.

In the AP poll, the Gators moved up just one spot to No. 6 behind Indiana, Duke, Michigan, Ohio State and Syracuse.

Florida is coming off of a 82-49 home win against Marquette last Thursday that improved the Gators to 6-0.

This upcoming week, Florida travels to Tallahassee to take on Florida State (4-3), which lost 61-56 against Mercer on Sunday for its second straight defeat.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.