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Seminoles surge to No. 11 in AP poll, No. 9 in coaches poll

Florida State alone atop ACC standings after back-to-back wins
Florida State Seminoles guard Scottie Barnes shoots over Pittsburgh Panthers guard Femi Odukale, Feb. 20, 2021
Posted at 7:14 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 19:15:12-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State is on top of the Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball standings and all other ACC teams in the latest rankings.

The Seminoles are ranked No. 11 in The Associated Press top 25 poll, but they're two spots higher in the coaches poll, both of which were released Monday.

Florida State (13-3, 9-2 ACC) surged five spots in the AP poll and seven spots in the coaches poll after back-to-back wins last week, including an 81-60 victory over then-No. 8 Virginia.

The reigning ACC champions are 5-1 since the start of the new year and 3-0 since their latest coronavirus pause.

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FSU is now alone atop the ACC standings after Virginia's 66-65 loss at Duke last weekend.

With four games to go as scheduled, the Seminoles are in good position to claim consecutive ACC regular-season titles, although it remains to be seen if and when the conference will try to reschedule five games that were previously postponed.

For now, though, the Seminoles remain the top basketball team in the Sunshine State headed into Wednesday night's game at Miami.