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Florida State basketball loses ground in AP Top 25 rankings

Seminoles drop in the polls after a 1-1 week

CREDIT: Mike Olivella, Atlantic Coast Conference

On Monday afternoon, Florida State took a slight step back in the Associated Press Top 25. The Noles (10-3, 6-2 ACC) fell from No. 16 in last week’s rankings and are now the No. 20 team in the nation.

Last week, Florida State faced rival Miami at home and won decisively 81-59. But FSU dropped their weekend matchup with Georgia Tech 76-65 on the road in Atlanta.

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.

After four straight wins (and three by double-digits), they surged from unranked to No. 16 on Jan. 25.

This week, FSU heads back on the road for a late 9:00 p.m. Tuesday tip against Boston College (3-10, 1-6 ACC). Instead of a break this weekend, Florida State will make-up a January postponement on Saturday versus Pittsburgh (8-5, 4-5 ACC) at 2:00 p.m.

Here are the full rankings:

1. Gonzaga

2. Baylor

3. Villanova

4. Michigan

5. Houston

6. Texas

7. Ohio State

8. Iowa

9. Oklahoma

10. Alabama

11. Tennessee

12. Illinois

13. Texas Tech

14. Virginia

15. Creighton

16. Virginia Tech

17. West Virginia

18. Missouri

19. Wisconsin

20. Florida State

21. UCLA

22. Florida

23. Kansas

24. Purdue

25. Drake