FSU men's basketball falls to 17th in AP poll

Published: Feb. 13, 2017 at 1:32 PM EST
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida State men's basketball has fallen from 14th to 17th in the Associated Press top 25 following an 84-72 loss to Notre Dame Saturday.

It marks the Seminoles' fifth loss this season, and first since dropping back-to-back games to Georgia Tech and Syracuse in the last week of January.

FSU also fell to 18th in the coaches poll.

Saturday, the NCAA unveiled the top 16 seeds in the tournament. Florida State was selected as a three-seed in a region that included, Baylor, North Carolina and Butler. It's the first time the NCAA selection committee unveiled its rankings early, but they are subject to change.

In what has been an ACC slugfest this season, the conference currently only has two teams ranked in the top ten. Louisville is ranked eighth and North Carolina is tenth.

Duke (12th), Virginia (14th), and Notre Dame (25th) also find themselves in the AP rankings. No ACC team has fewer than five losses.

Florida State has a week off before taking on Pittsburgh on the road Saturday.