The Florida-Florida State debates are usually reserved for the fall, when both teams are winning football games en route to their annual match-up in late November.
However, with both teams currently ranked in the top 25 and competing for their conference titles, the debate over which team is superior on the hardwood is worth diving into.
There are other common threads between the two. Both teams won important conference games on their home floor this weekend. Each has also won seven straight conference games after this weekend’s wins.
Florida beat Vanderbilt 73-65 in Gainesville, to improve to 7-1 in SEC play—a game behind Kentucky for first place. The Gators will travel to Lexington Tuesday to take their first shot at the top-ranked Wildcats.
Meanwhile, over in Tallahassee, Florida State held off No. 18 Virginia 58-55. The win kept them tied with North Carolina and Duke atop the ACC at 7-1 in league play.
While Florida has the better overall record and is ranked considerably higher (the Gators may move into the Top 10 this week), a look at the two teams’ overall performance throughout the season makes this a tough call. Here is a breakdown of how the two have fared before, after, and during their match-up back in December.
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