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FSU basketball in the new AP & Coaches Polls, Kenpom & NET Rankings

Turmoil below them could help FSU.

NCAA Basketball: Duke at Florida State Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

The national media were watching the Seminoles hang with Duke— FSU is up two spots in both the AP and Coaches Polls, now at No. 11. in each.

It was another hectic week for ranked basketball teams. Well, maybe not the highest ranked teams: no top-10 squad suffered a loss in the last week, so expect things to remain pretty unchanged among the elite.

However, behind that — and in the section of the polls that really affects No. 13 Florida State — there was a ton of action that could impact the Seminoles’ new position. FSU, of course, went 1-1 last week, defending its home court against Miami and then dropping a last-second thriller to No. 1 Duke in Tallahassee. It was certainly a respectable week for the ’Noles.

Plenty of other ranked teams cannot claim the same. Let’s go through the list of ranked teams that dropped contests to unranked foes:

  • No. 11 Auburn lost to Ole Miss.
  • No. 12 North Carolina got hammered, at home, by Louisville; it was the worst UNC home loss under Roy Williams.
  • No. 14 Mississippi State isn’t passing FSU. The Bulldogs dropped two games to unranked opponents (South Carolina and Ole Miss).
  • No. 16 Ohio State didn’t fare any better, also losing twice to unranked squads (Rutgers and Iowa).
  • No. 17 Houston came up short for the first time this season, against Temple.
  • No 20 Iowa State was vanquished twice, by Baylor and Kansas State.
  • No. 22 Indiana couldn’t get it done against Maryland.
  • And No. 24 St. John’s closes out the list as the fourth ranked team to go 0-2 against unranked challengers last week, losing to Villanova and DePaul.

So don’t expect much of a tumble for the Seminoles— as you can see, more than half of the teams ranked 11-24 had worse weeks.

As for what we do know: as of Sunday night, the ’Noles were ranked No. 19 per KenPom and No. 26 in the NCAA’s NET Rankings. Be sure to check back, as we’ll update this piece as the new polls are released.