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Seminoles jump back into AP rankings after undefeated New Year

Reigning ACC champion off to 4-0 start in January
Florida State Seminoles forward Malik Osborne battles Clemson Tigers forward Hunter Tyson for rebound while Florida State Seminoles forward Raiquan Gray watches, Feb. 29, 2020
Posted at 3:48 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 15:49:51-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State is back in The Associated Press top 25 basketball poll.

The Seminoles (9-2, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) went from unranked to No. 16 in the latest AP poll released Monday.

Florida State began the season ranked No. 21 but fell out of the rankings after losing two of three in December and then having three ACC games postponed because of coronavirus concerns.

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But the Seminoles are 4-0 since the start of the New Year, having won each game by at least seven points.

Their most recent win was Saturday's 80-61 victory at then-No. 20 Clemson.

Florida State is currently in second place in the ACC standings behind No. 8 Virginia, which is undefeated in conference play.

The reigning ACC champion hosts Miami (6-8, 2-7) on Wednesday night.