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Seminoles back in top 25 after beating Clemson, Miami

No. 25 Florida State 1 of 7 ranked ACC teams

The Florida State Seminoles swarm Miami Hurricanes guard Chris Lykes as he goes in for a layup during the second half at the Watsco Center, Jan. 27, 2019, in Coral Gables, Florida.
The Florida State Seminoles swarm Miami Hurricanes guard Chris Lykes as he goes in for a layup during the second half at the Watsco Center, Jan. 27, 2019, in Coral Gables, Florida. (Jeff Romance)

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – One day after a road win against rival Miami, the Florida State Seminoles are back in the rankings.

Florida State moved back into The Associated Press top 25 poll Monday after back-to-back Atlantic Coast Conference wins against Clemson and Miami.

The Seminoles (15-5, 3-4 ACC) had fallen out of the rankings after dropping four of their previous five games since the start of the month.

But a pair of convincing wins for the Seminoles -- 77-68 against the Tigers at home Jan. 22 and 78-66 against the Hurricanes on Sunday night in Coral Gables -- was enough for voters to put a number in front of their name again.

With Florida State back in the top 25, the ACC now has seven ranked teams. No. 2 Duke (17-2), No. 3 Virginia (18-1), No. 9 North Carolina (15-4), No. 12 Virginia Tech (16-3), No. 15 Louisville (15-5) and No. 23 North Carolina State (16-4) are the others.

The Seminoles will be back in action Saturday against Georgia Tech.