Florida’s canceled game against Georgetown shouldn’t significantly alter the strength of its non-conference schedule.
The Gators still have several tough non-conference tests remaining, including an early-season test Wednesday at the O’Connell Center against Wisconsin.
Here’s a look at the Ratings Percentage Index of UF’s remaining non-conference opponents, according to RealTimeRPI.com:
Nov. 11 — Alabama State, 308
Nov.14 — Wisconsin, 23
Nov. 18 — Middle Tennessee State, 56
Nov. 20 — Savannah State, 191
Nov. 23 — UCF, 54
Nov 29 — Marquette, 8
Dec. 5 — Florida State, 11
Dec. 15 — Arizona, 76
Dec. 19 — Southeastern Louisiana, 318
Dec. 22 — Kansas State, 49
Dec. 29 –Air Force, 168
Jan. 6 — Yale, 102
According to Southeastern Conference director of men’s basketball communications Craig Pinkerton, the NCAA rulebook classifies Florida-Georgetown as an “interrupted game.” Both teams could agree to resume the game during the course of the season at another location with Florida ahead 27-23. But given travel budgets and the tight schedules of both schools, that’s not likely. Florida basketball spokesman Denver Parler said there are no discussions in place yet to attempt to resume the game.
Pinkerton said the NCAA Tournament selection committee could take into account Florida’s first-half performance against Georgetown if the Gators end up on the bubble for an at-large bid. Florida held Georgetown to just 35.7 percent shooting in the first half.