Chuck Cook – USA Today Sports

The LSU basketball program is facing its most important week in nearly a decade. So, as we usually say, buckle up and #BootUp.

With wins vs. Florida and Vandy, the Tigers can cut down the nets and claim themselves as SEC regular season champions. Until then, there is lots of work to be done for Will Wade and his newly minted Top-10 ranked squad.

Today, LSU moved up three spots to No. 10 in both the AP and Coaches polls.

AP Top 10

Rank, Team, Record
1. Gonzaga (42), 29-2
2. Virginia (21), 26-2
3. North Carolina, 24-5
4. Duke (1), 25-4
5. Tennessee, 26-3
6. Kentucky, 24-5
7. Michigan, 26-4
8. Texas Tech, 24-5
9. Michigan State, 23-6
10. LSU, 24-5

The Tigers face Florida in Gainesville on Wednesday for a 6 p.m. tip on ESPN2.