Gators stay at No. 9 in latest AP poll

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Florida remained No. 9 in the latest Associated Press college football rankings.

The Gators (3-0) overcame a 21-10 deficit in the fourth quarter Saturday night by dominating the period in the 29-21 win at Kentucky that saw UF lose starting quarterback Feleipe Fanks to an ankle injury.

“They feel pretty certain there was a break or dislocation, so he will be out for the year. That will be a huge loss for us,” UF coach Dan Mullen said.

Reserve Kyle Trask took over at quarterback and led the Gators to their seventh consecutive win.

Florida returns home for a 12 p.m. game Saturday against Tennessee (1-2).

AP Top 25

Record Pts Pv
1. Clemson (57) 3-0 1545 1
2. Alabama (5) 3-0 1488 2
3. Georgia 3-0 1386 3
4. LSU 3-0 1339 4
5. Oklahoma 3-0 1310 5
6. Ohio St. 3-0 1292 6
7. Notre Dame 2-0 1099 7
8. Auburn 3-0 1079 8
9. Florida 3-0 959 9
10. Utah 3-0 929 11
11. Michigan 2-0 917 10
12. Texas 2-1 888 12
13. Penn St. 3-0 726 13
13. Wisconsin 2-0 726 14
15. UCF 3-0 703 17
16. Oregon 2-1 670 15
17. Texas A&M 2-1 665 16
18. Iowa 3-0 539 19
19. Washington St. 3-0 452 20
20. Boise St. 3-0 277 22
21. Virginia 3-0 252 25
22. Washington 2-1 183 23
23. California 3-0 164 NR
24. Arizona St. 3-0 156 NR
25. TCU 2-0 104 NR

Others receiving votes: Kansas St. 91, Oklahoma St. 51, Army 50, Michigan St. 37, Memphis 26, Wake Forest 14, BYU 12, Iowa St. 7, Temple 7, Mississippi St. 4, Appalachian St. 2, Minnesota 1.

 

5 COMMENTS

  1. Has anyone voting us into the top 10 actually SEEN us play? I love the Gators, and I am hopeful we’ll be top 10 material by year’s end, but at this point I think we are more likely to end up outside the top 25 than we are to end up in the top 10. What about our stellar performances against Kentucky and Miami bespeak a top 10 team?

    • I think the problem for the voters is who to put in the Top 10 instead of the Gators. Texas would seem to qualify, but they did lose at home, and it’s a little early to have a Top 10 team with a loss. You could argue for Penn St, but they struggled with Pitt. I’d be more inclined to go with Wisconsin. After that, I think the Gators are as good as anybody, so you’d only move them down two or three spots at most. I think the voters probably rightly figure that the appropriate rankings will become much more clear as the season plays out, so they’re reluctant to make drastic changes at this point. It’ll take care of itself in time, and until then, we have these nice little tidbits to argue over….I mean discuss! Go Gators! Just Win Baby! (GGJWB)