UF jumps 4 spots to No. 14


Florida Gators wide receiver Andre Debose points to the sky against the Tennessee Volunteers during the first half at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 15 2012 in Knoxville, Tenn. The Gators defeated the Volunteers 37-20.

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Published: Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 4:39 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 4:39 p.m.

Florida jumped four spots to No. 14 in the latest Associated Press college football poll released Sunday.

UF (3-0 overall, 2-0 SEC) defeated previously No. 23 Tennessee 37-20 in Knoxville on Saturday, sparking the jump from No. 18. The Vols fell out of the rankings.



The SEC takes over the top two spots in the rankings again, with Alabama (3-0) remaining at No. 1 and LSU (3-0) moving up to No. 2 after Southern Cal's loss to Stanford on Saturday night. Oregon is No. 3, Florida State at No. 4 and Georgia at No. 5. Oklahoma, South Carolina, West Virginia, Stanford and Clemson round out the top 10.

The Gators host Kentucky (1-2) at 12:21 p.m. Saturday at Florida Field.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 15, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

1. Alabama (58);3-0;1,498;1

2. LSU (2);3-0;1,433;3

3. Oregon;3-0;1,356;4

4. Florida St.;3-0;1,275;5

5. Georgia;3-0;1,203;7

6. Oklahoma;2-0;1,181;5

7. South Carolina;3-0;1,081;8

8. West Virginia;2-0;1,051;9

9. Stanford;3-0;1,009;21

10. Clemson;3-0;899;11

11. Notre Dame;3-0;854;20

12. Texas;3-0;816;14

13. Southern Cal;2-1;776;2

14. Florida;3-0;743;18

15. Kansas St.;3-0;683;15

16. Ohio St.;3-0;680;12

17. TCU;2-0;535;16

18. Michigan;2-1;448;17

19. UCLA;3-0;429;22

20. Louisville;3-0;366;19

21. Michigan St.;2-1;318;10

22. Arizona;3-0;296;24

23. Mississippi St.;3-0;106;NR

24. Boise St.;1-1;95;NR

25. Nebraska;2-1;80;NR

Others receiving votes: Oregon St. 68, Baylor 55, Northwestern 41, Ohio 20, Oklahoma St. 19, Rutgers 19, Iowa St. 15, Virginia Tech 13, Cincinnati 9, Tennessee 6, Texas Tech 5, Wisconsin 5, Missouri 4, Texas A&M 4, Georgia Tech 3, Fresno St. 2, Utah 1.

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