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FSU basketball falls from AP, Coaches Polls, remains steady in RPI

A big bounce-back chance awaits.

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The 13-4 Florida State men’s basketball team had gotten used to seeing a number by its name, following a run of a few weeks in the AP Poll. That ranking is no longer present— and if the ’Noles hope to get it back, the work begins tonight.

On Wednesday, FSU blew a 17-point home lead to drop a game against Louisville, and then went two overtimes defending its home court against the Syracuse Orange on Saturday. But there’s no rest for the weary, as the banged-up ’Noles are in Massachusetts for a matchup with Boston College this evening. Florida State looks to be without the services of sniper P.J. Savoy, who suffered what appeared to be a serious knee injury on Saturday, and may continue to miss the all-important Terance Mann, who could remain sidelined as a part of the concussion protocol.

Florida State had not been ranked in the Coaches Poll last week, and despite the topsy-turvy last couple of games, FSU held steady in the RPI, at 41st, one spot behind the Florida Gators squad that the Seminoles blew out in Gainesville earlier this season. Oh, RPI: you’re adorable.