Florida ranked 13th in College Football Playoff rankings

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Florida is ranked 13th in the third College Football Playoff rankings of the season.

Florida debuted at No. 11 in the College Football Playoff Rankings, but fell to No. 15 after its 38-17 loss to the Missouri Tigers two weeks ago. Florida’s 17-point comeback victory over South Carolina and its two aforementioned wins over currently-ranked No. 7 LSU and No. 21 Mississippi State are the reason UF is ranked inside the top 15 with three losses.

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2018 College Football Playoff Rankings

Record
1. Alabama 10-0
2. Clemson 10-0
3. Notre Dame 10-0
4. Michigan 9-1
5. Georgia 9-1
6. Oklahoma 9-1
7. LSU 8-2
8. Washington St. 9-1
9. West Virginia 8-1
10. Ohio St. 9-1
11. UCF 9-0
12. Syracuse 8-2
13. Florida 7-3
14. Penn St. 7-3
15. Texas 7-3
16. Iowa St. 6-3
17. Kentucky 7-3
18. Washington 7-3
19. Utah 7-3
20. Boston College 7-3
21. Mississippi St. 6-4
22. Northwestern 6-4
23. Utah St. 9-1
24. Cincinnati 9-1
25. Boise St. 8-2

The playoff semifinals match the No. 1 seed vs. the No. 4 seed, and No. 2 will face No. 3. The semifinals will be hosted at the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl on Dec. 29. The championship game will be played on Jan. 7, 2019 at Santa Clara, Calif.

8 COMMENTS

  1. ”…two aforementioned wins over currently-ranked No. 7 LSU and No. 21 Mississippi State are the reason UF is ranked inside the top 15 with three losses.” -Gatorsports.com
    Well what’s Penn State’s reasoning? 3 loses to ranked teams, no wins over any presently ranked teams. While Texas’ record, in my opinion, is a little like Florida’s. Losing to some good teams, so I can understand their ”Top 15” ranking with 3 losses. And the Longhorns beat a Top 10 Oklahoma, while Florida beat a Top 10 L.S.U. But I am still trying to understand Penn State’s ranking, but hey U.F.’s ranking is still higher at #13. Still not satisfied though, ”I wanna’ go higher!” -Stereo MC’s.

    • IMO, GI, Texas is all about their coach. The sports media hangs onto him like he is the second coming, regardless of his record. He is supposed to turn Texas around, so by God that’s just what he’ll do in their eyes. Now, this is not to say that Texas is not indeed improved, and it is not to say that Herman is not a good coach on his own merits….it is only to say that individual hype & fluff is at work here in the media. Same thing that is going on less than 150 miles west of Hogtown with an un-named ACC school’s un-named new head coach, if you will. So bottom line — Texas, while better, still has some systemic, hard core problems that won’t be corrected by just saying that they are; it’s going to take a lot more time, which Herman may or may not get if I know Texas…..and living 45 miles north of Austin, I do think I know a thing or two about Texas.

      I don’t follow the BIG10 very closely, but I suspect a lot of the same is going on there too….and of course after all, it is the BIG10….the only conference of any consequence on the entire planet. 😜

  2. While we have players of different grades,SR, JR, etc. with talent maturation is talking place. How the coaches handle this will shape how this team matures going forward. The older guys never got the complete coaching package they deserved and were hindered in their development. Developing skills takes repetition proper repetition to attain the muscle memory to be instinctive. That put the whole team behind as they never got that conditioning. They are coming together and it shows in ranking but they are still immature as a group and subject to errors. That is where the team in the west has been successful. If Mullen it’s given there time we will be there too. Go Gators.

    • Right as rain, 65……you hit it right on the sweet spot. I think in addition, they’re a bit immature in game to game effort, sense of urgency, or intensity…….which may or may not be accurate but I do think so. How they close as a TEAM will, I think, say an awful lot about what to expect next year despite personnel turnover. Sets the “tone”, so to speak.

      There’s another thing too, and I think it’s just as important in the maturation process. Somewhere soon, next year’s emergent leaders will appear. At least, I hope so since that might be the missing ingredient in what I perceive as a lack of sense of urgency at times. While you were under the weather, Mveal wrote about something similar and it sure is worth exploring further. Your thoughts on leadership issues now that you’re back on your feet?

      • In bringing a team together there are individuals that come along faster than others (positional and years being there even if they weren’t formative). Ultimately they can only progress as fast as the slowest individual in any group/ or are only as strong as the weakest area. This is always in flux in this game as there are always injuries and people graduating. The team on top of the west has a “process” that is designed to develop young guys while keeping the seasoned and accomplished players in the high % of success areas. As much as I hate to admit it this has worked as a well oiled machine. There are times where there are breakdowns but since the players are all continuing to mature and develop the team depth is always excellent. We will be that way in the east. We have the right man for the job. I think the recruiting class is going to be there as well. I’d expect us to be solid next year. Again we can win out if the maturation continues and there are no variables that are self inflicted.