UF moves up to No. 4


Florida's Matt Elam (22) celebrates after the ruling that he forced a fumble that was recovered by the Gators during the second half against LSU at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville Saturday Oct. 6, 2012. The Gators won 14-6 over the Tigers.

Brad McClenny/Staff photographer
Published: Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 1:18 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 7:03 p.m.

The Florida Gators keep climbing in the college football polls, moving up six spots to No. 4 in the Associated Press rankings and five spots in the USA Today coaches poll to No. 6 on Sunday.

The Gators improved to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the SEC with Saturday's dominating 14-6 win over previously No. 4 LSU, which fell to No. 9 in the AP poll.

"We need to understand that the LSU game was one game and it's over," UF coach Will Muschamp said on his Sunday television show. "And we need to move forward. I'm very happy for our football team and our fans and the entire Gator Nation to get such a great win. Time to move forward."

Next up for Florida is Vanderbilt for a 6 p.m. game Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., the Gators' last regular-season game out of the Sunshine State.

"It's going to be a tough game for us going on the road," Muschamp said.

Alabama and Oregon remain Nos.1-2 in the AP poll, while South Carolina is now No. 3 and West Virginia is No. 5. Kansas State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, LSU and Oregon State round out the Top 10. FSU dropped to No. 12 after its loss at NC State on Saturday night.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 6, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pv

1. Alabama (60) 5-0 1,500 1

2. Oregon 6-0 1,435 2

3. South Carolina 6-0 1,359 6

4. Florida 5-0 1,265 10

5. West Virginia 5-0 1,260 8

6. Kansas St. 5-0 1,217 7

7. Notre Dame 5-0 1,176 9

8. Ohio St. 6-0 1,053 12

9. LSU 5-1 938 4

10. Oregon St. 4-0 873 14

11. Southern Cal 4-1 812 13

12. Florida St. 5-1 800 3

13. Oklahoma 3-1 756 17

14. Georgia 5-1 733 5

15. Texas 4-1 711 11

16. Clemson 5-1 657 15

17. Stanford 4-1 587 18

18. Louisville 5-0 494 19

19. Mississippi St. 5-0 450 20

20. Rutgers 5-0 331 22

21. Cincinnati 4-0 205 NR

22. Texas A&M 4-1 153 NR

23. Louisiana Tech 5-0 129 NR

24. Boise St. 4-1 114 NR

25. Michigan 3-2 82 NR

Others receiving votes: Ohio 79, Baylor 62, Iowa St. 54, TCU 50, Michigan St. 49, Arizona St. 39, Washington 39, NC State 17, Nebraska 5, Arizona 4, Duke 3, Tennessee 3, Texas Tech 2, Tulsa 2, Northwestern 1, Penn St. 1.

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