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Gator basketball team ranked No. 10 in preseason coaches poll



 he Florida men's basketball will open the season ranked No. 10 in the USA TODAY preseason men's basektball poll.

The Gators finished 26-11 last season and advanced to the Elite Eight before losing to Louisville in the NCAA West Region Final.

Indiana tops the coaches poll, followed by Louisville, Kentucky, Ohio State, Michigan, NC State, Kansas, Duke, Syracuse and Florida rounding out the top 10.

Louisville's preseason No. 2 ranking is its highest since USA TODAY began administering the coaches poll in 1991. Five Big Ten teams in the the top 25, the most of any conference.

Here is the full Top 25 poll.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 12:50pm]


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