Seminoles crack top 10 in AP poll

Florida State receives highest ranking since 2012 season

Dwayne Bacon and the Seminoles cracked the top 10.
Dwayne Bacon and the Seminoles cracked the top 10. (Hunter Dyke)

TAMPA, Fla. – Florida State is ranked No. 9 in the new Associated Press college basketball poll released Monday.

The Seminoles (15-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) cracked the top 10 for the first time since 2012. That was also the last year that Florida State earned a berth in the NCAA tournament.

Florida State has won 11 straight games and is 3-0 in the ACC for the first time in school history.

The Seminoles, who notched a 93-78 win against then-No. 21 Virginia Tech last weekend, host No. 7 Duke (14-2, 2-1 ACC) on Tuesday night. A victory would likely make Florida State the ACC's highest-ranked team and propel the Seminoles even closer to No. 1.

FSU has already beaten three teams currently in the top 25 -- No. 19 Virginia, No. 23 Florida and No. 24 Minnesota.

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