The AggreGator: College hoop scoop


GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- With college football's bowl season in the rear-view mirror, it's full-time hoops, right? Well, not yet. We've still got football recruiting in peak season and there's always plenty of football to kick around. Oh, and that Tebow guy is still on everyone's minds. But yes, we are subtly shifting into basketball season, so here are your latest Gator-related links on ESPN.com (basketball edition):

Experts: Revised Final Four picks (Insider)

Jay Bilas, Fran Fraschilla, Doug Gottlieb and Joe Lunardi revisit their preseason Final Four predictions and update their picks, with Syracuse gaining momentum, while Florida and Louisville are falling off.

The nation’s top 25 freshmen (Insider)

John Gasaway unveils his top 25 freshmen in college hoops based on their performance thus far. Kentucky’s Anthony Davis tops the list, which includes two of his teammates and a number of other SEC youngsters like Florida's Bradley Beal.

SEC Power Rankings

Andy Katz has Florida down to No. 5, saying the Gators keep finding ways to lose on the road. Can't argue that.

Podcast: Katz & Gottlieb

Doug Gottlieb and Andy Katz break down the top teams in each conference across the country. They're both puzzled by the Gators' recent struggles and have "lost some faith in Florida." Still, they spend a lot of time discussing Florida's offense, Beal and what to make of Florida's chances in the SEC.


Joe Lunardi has Florida hanging on to a No. 4 seed, now in the West.

Top midseason candidates for awards

Beal is one of Dickie V's top candidates for Diaper Dandy of the Year honors.