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Florida State basketball enters Top 25

Seminoles jump back into Top 25 after four straight wins

CREDIT: Mike Olivella, Atlantic Coast Conference

On Monday afternoon, Florida State basketball received some well-earned praise from pollsters, reentering the Associated Press Top 25. FSU is now the No. 16 team in the country.

Last week, the Seminoles stifled Louisville 78-65 on the road and blew past No. 20 Clemson 80-61.

Two weeks ago, Florida State walloped N.C. State Wolfpack 105-73 and took down North Carolina 82-75, both at home. But in a somewhat-weaker season for the ACC, FSU failed to gain any ground with the voters.

Not only has FSU won four straight games since an extended break, they have decisively won three of the past four by double digits.

Florida State was ranked No. 21 to start the year and remained in the polls the first 6 weeks, reaching as high as No. 15 at one point. The Noles fell to No. 25 after suffering their second loss of the season at Clemson, and were bounced from the rankings the next week.

This week, the surging Seminoles face rival Miami Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the Civic Center. Then they travel to Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

1. Gonzaga

2. Baylor

3. Villanova

4. Michigan

5. Texas

6. Houston

7. Iowa

8. Virginia

9. Alabama

10. Texas Tech

11. West Virginia

12. Missouri

13. Ohio State

14. Wisconsin

15. Kansas

16. Florida State

17. Creighton

18. Tennessee

19. Illinois

20. Virginia Tech

21. Minnesota

22. Saint Louis

23. UCLA

24. Oklahoma

25. Louisville