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The AggreGator: Pardon the hoopterruption

8/5/2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Before we return you to your regularly scheduled recruiting freak-out, here are some Gator-related college basketball links we think you'll enjoy. Distractions are good, people.

Bilas Index: Kentucky still No. 1 (Insider)

ESPN Insider Jay Bilas updates the Bilas Index, a ranking of the top 68 college basketball teams in the country. This week, the Kentucky Wildcats retain the No. 1 overall ranking, and Florida moves up to No. 9.

SEC Power Rankings

After its big swing through the Magnolia State, Florida jumps up to No. 2 in the league, says Andy Katz.

Weekly Watch: Week 8

Andy Katz has Florida atop his list of teams who impressed last week, while Eamonn Brennan lists Saturday's Florida-Vanderbilt game in Gainesville, Fla., among his top picks of the week.

Podcast: ESPNU College Basketball

Doug Gottlieb and Andy Katz are joined by Ryan Burr again this week as they investigate interesting teams with Tournament aspirations. They say Florida could make the Final Four, and it wouldn’t be a surprise.

College Basketball Bubble Watch

Eamonn Brennan goes conference by conference to forecast the approach of March Madness. In the SEC, he says only Kentucky is a lock, but Florida (with its 16 RPI) is right at the top of the next wave. Brennan says the Gators are a team that should be in.

More from the bubble

Jason King looks at who's sinking and sliding into bubble season. He says Florida, after five straight wins, is obviously surging and pronounces the the SEC's second-best team.

Vitale: Seven hot topics in college hoops

Dickie V continues to list Florida's Bradley Beal among his top diaper dandies, baby! He's also got Florida No. 10 in his Top 25.

Bracketology

Florida is still a No. 4 seed. This is a recording.

Women’s Bracketology

Florida checks in with a No. 12 seed. Neat.