We knew voters were going to punish Florida after losing a thriller to unranked Miami in Gainesville. The question entering this week was just how much?
The Gators plummeted to 16th and 18th in the Coaches' and AP Polls, respectively, clearing the way for Iowa State to move up one spot to No. 13 in both.
Elsewhere in the Big 12, after a successful trip Madison Square Garden knocking off Iowa and California in back-to-back nights, Texas finds itself up three spots to No. 7 in the AP Top 25.
Kansas dropped six spots to No. 11, a clear indication that voters weren't as much concerned that the Jayhawks lost to top-ranked Kentucky as they were with the 32-point margin of defeat and paltry 40-point output.
Our pal Greg McDermott effectively removed Oklahoma from the Top 25 after a McBucketsless Creighton squad knocked off the Sooners on Wednesday, while Bob Huggins and West Virginia are reaping the benefits of a 10-point victory over Connecticut in Puerto Rico this weekend (good on you, Huggy Bear).
Floating around in the always-intriguing "others receiving votes" pool, OU sits next in line at No. 26, Northern Iowa at 31 (nice!), Oklahoma State at 34, Baylor at 37, Tim Floyd and UTEP at 45 (in case you were curious how that guy's doing), and after going 0-fer at the Garden, Iowa is no longer anywhere to be found.
The 13th ranked Cyclones tip off the CBE Hall of Fame Classic against Alabama tonight at 8:30 p.m. from the Sprint Center in Kansas City. Get your game preview here, and tune your televisions to ESPN2.