Nov. 23, 1997
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State men’s basketball team is ranked 25th
in this week’s ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. The Seminoles have won three
straight games to open the season.
This is the first time since the 1993-94 season that FSU has been ranked
in the nation’s Top 25. Florida State was ranked 25th by Associated Press
and 24th in the CNN/USA Today Coaches in preseason polls that season but
dropped out before playing a game.
The Seminoles next play on Wednesday in the semifinals of the Chase
Preseason NIT against No. 12 Connecticut in New York’s Madison Square
Garden. A win would put FSU in the championship game against the winner of
Wednesday’s other semifinal final between Kansas and Arizona State on