Gators move up to No. 5


Florida return man Marcus Roberson returns a punt during the second half of the Gators' 37-26 win against Florida State University Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee.

Rob C. Witzel/Staff photographer
Published: Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 5:10 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 5:10 p.m.

Florida moved up a spot in the latest Associated Press and USA Today coaches' college football polls released Sunday.

UF is No. 5 after ending its regular season with an impressive 37-26 win over Florida State in Tallahassee on Saturday.

With no top-5 upsets Saturday, Florida should remain No. 4 in the BCS standings that will be released later Sunday. No. 1 Notre Dame (12-0) earned a trip to the BCS national championship game Jan. 7 in Miami against the No. 2 Alabama-No. 3 Georgia winner of the SEC Championship Game on Dec. 1 in Atlanta.

The Gators (11-1), expected to gain an invite from the Sugar Bowl, will learn their official postseason fate Dec. 2 on the BCS Selection Show.

The only difference in the two polls Sunday comes at No. 4, where the AP has Ohio State (12-0) and the coaches have Oregon (11-1). Ohio State's season ended Saturday and are on NCAA probation.

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