Update: The Seminoles have dropped from No. 16 to No. 18 in the new AP Poll, as Kansas Point out and Maryland just about every rose 7 places to appear in just forward of the ’Noles. Kansas was dropped by a few places. Florida Point out retains at No. 17 in the Coaches Poll— just a few votes powering the Jayhawks. FSU is also down from No. 24 to No. 26 in the newest Net Rankings, while nonetheless 17th for every KenPom.
For the 1st time in a while, it was not an undefeated week for Florida Point out basketball, but that may well not hurt the Seminoles way too much — if at all — in the new polls produced these days. There’s absolutely no shame in profitable eight straight ACC video games, climbing to the AP’s No. 16 rank in the place, and then losing on the highway from the nation’s 8th-ranked squad. A good deal of ranked groups did much worse than that, in reality.
All 5 of the groups correct powering the ’Noles dropped at the very least just one match in the previous week. No. 17 Villanova, No. 18 Louisville, and No. 19 Iowa Point out just about every went -2. No. 20 Virginia Tech’s reduction to No. 3 Virginia is respectable, but it arrived at household, and the Hokies’ highway gain, vs. Notre Dame, is not as outstanding as Florida State’s victory at Clemson. And No. 21 Iowa dropped a household match to the decrease-ranked No. 24 Maryland Terrapins while only beating Indiana. None of those groups warrants a bump above the Seminoles.
The ranked groups filling out the base of the AP Poll did much better: squads ranked 22-25 (Wisconsin, Kansas Point out, Maryland, and Buffalo, respectively) all posted 2- weeks, but the lone triumph above a ranked group was the aforementioned UMD defeat of the Hawkeyes. So do these groups are worthy of some appreciate? Guaranteed, specially at the cost of the Wildcats, Cardinals, and Cyclones. But must they skyrocket up the rankings just for taking care of small business? Probably not.
Could FSU climb? It is very feasible. Forward of the ’Noles, No. 14 Texas Tech warrants to ascend right after uncomfortable No. 12 Kansas and dropping the Jayhawks’ highway history to 2-7. If it feels like I’m normally crafting about Kansas losing on the highway, it’s simply because I’m normally crafting about Kansas losing on the highway, simply because Kansas is normally losing on the highway. Soon after a 29-position implosion in Lubbock, the Jayhawks are worthy of to plummet. But their dismantling arrived at the palms of a group just powering them, so who is familiar with if that will essentially occur.
No. 6 Nevada, which performs nobody, dropped to unranked San Diego Point out in advance of surviving Fresno Point out, and the Wolfpack must see a punitive fall as nicely. UNC is gonna get a great bump right after housing the two Duke and FSU previous week— and that must help the Seminoles, as the excess weight of their reduction to the Heels will possible be lessened by North Carolina’s increase.
Florida Point out fell to No. 24 in the Net Rankings, which had been previous up to date on Saturday right after the Seminoles’ reduction to UNC. The ’Noles are No. 17 in the KenPom rankings via Sunday’s video games.
Be confident to check back later on, as this piece will be up to date as the polls are produced.