Gators drop to No. 11 in Associated Press poll

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Florida dropped to No. 11 in the latest Associated Press college football rankings released Tuesday.

The Gators opened their season Aug. 24 with a 24-20 win over Miami and then had an open date this past weekend.

The top seven teams in the preseason rankings held their spots Tuesday. Clemson and Alabama were followed by No. 3 Georgia, No. 4 Oklahoma, No. 5 Ohio State, No. 6 LSU and No. 7 Michigan. Notre Dame moved up a spot to No. 8 and Texas was ninth. Florida slipped three spots to No. 11. Auburn jumped from No. 16 to No. 10 after its win Saturday over Oregon, which opened the season at No. 11.

The Gators dropped two spots in The Amway Coaches Poll to No. 10. Notre Dame and Texas jumped over UF to No. 8 and No. 9, respectively. The rest of the Top 7 remained the same.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sep. 2, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Prv
1. Clemson (54) 1-0 1542 1
2. Alabama (8) 1-0 1493 2
3. Georgia 1-0 1407 3
4. Oklahoma 1-0 1337 4
5. Ohio St. 1-0 1270 5
6. LSU 1-0 1233 6
7. Michigan 1-0 1126 7
8. Notre Dame 1-0 1037 9
9. Texas 1-0 1032 10
10. Auburn 1-0 958 16
11. Florida 1-0 940 8
12. Texas A&M 1-0 862 12
13. Utah 1-0 826 14
14. Washington 1-0 768 13
15. Penn St. 1-0 688 15
16. Oregon 0-1 568 11
17. Wisconsin 1-0 519 19
18. UCF 1-0 445 17
19. Michigan St. 1-0 409 18
20. Iowa 1-0 351 20
21. Syracuse 1-0 246 22
22. Washington St. 1-0 244 23
23. Stanford 1-0 198 25
24. Boise St. 1-0 179
25. Nebraska 1-0 86 24
25. Iowa St. 1-0 86 21

Others receiving votes: Virginia 73, TCU 61, Mississippi St. 50, Cincinnati 48, Army 31, Miami 10, Oklahoma St. 8, Memphis 6, Arizona St. 4, Appalachian St. 4, Minnesota 2, Southern Cal 1, Boston College 1, North Carolina 1.

7 COMMENTS

  1. “A win is a win”? Not always. Still wishing I’d hear some ownership of the offensive/QB failings vs. UM… And poor tackling. Although frankly am not expecting to see any. Just not how this staff (and some players) seem to operate. A part of leadership is taking responsibility. Here’s hoping for big improvements in a few weeks.

  2. Give the haters any reason to drop us in the polls and they will. That’s not saying we didn’t deserve it, we definitely should have won by much more, but heck we started with a win against a rival that has beaten us for much of the last decade. Heck ya! Now with the bye week and a cupcake team up next we should see some improvements. If FF can get back in his grove from the end of last season, our TEs actually block someone on a sweep and our DBs use their hands to tackle instead of pass interference we can be a really good team. Go Gators!

    • That was a very mature and balanced comment, JIM, although I much prefer to take the immature and much malined spoiled Gator fan approach. 😎

      To wit: Nobody should be surprised, because on Sep 1 Pat informed us in a headline that the Gator’s win over Miami on the 24th “looked better” after the full results were in the on the 31st of August. Of course, he didn’t bother to opine as to why in the body of the article, much less even mention the game the headline alluded to, but took great pains to tell us in a different article why the Gators didn’t deserve to be in the Top-10 before he voted in this week’s AP poll.

      Lo and behold, Notre Dame was one of those wins Monday night, against a clearly lesser foe than Miami, so it was apparent that those darling were now Play Off material, but what to do? Bingo — move Florida out and give their spot to _______. Problem solved! See how this works? You can thank me later.

      Gator-6
      Chief, Conspiracy Branch