Gators drop to No. 11 in Associated Press poll

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Florida backup quarterback Emory Jones runs for a first down Saturday against Vanderbilt at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. [Matt Pendleton/Correspondent]

Florida, which defeated Vanderbilt 56-0 Saturday, dropped a spot to No. 11 in the latest Associated Press college football rankings.

The Gators (8-2, 5-2 SEC) play at Missouri (5-4, 2-3) starting at 12 p.m. Saturday.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 9, 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. LSU (54) 9-0 1542 1
2. Ohio St. (5) 9-0 1480 3
3. Clemson (3) 10-0 1441 4
4. Alabama 8-1 1312 2
5. Georgia 8-1 1267 6
6. Oregon 8-1 1224 7
7. Minnesota 9-0 1164 13
8. Utah 8-1 1099 8
9. Penn St. 8-1 1003 5
10. Oklahoma 8-1 1000 9
11. Florida 8-2 934 10
12. Baylor 9-0 932 11
13. Auburn 7-2 871 12
14. Michigan 7-2 744 14
15. Wisconsin 7-2 657 16
16. Notre Dame 7-2 593 15
17. Cincinnati 8-1 567 17
18. Memphis 8-1 510 19
19. Boise St. 8-1 371 21
20. SMU 9-1 346 23
21. Navy 7-1 228 25
22. Texas 6-3 199 NR
23. Iowa 6-3 197 18
24. Indiana 7-2 108 NR
25. Oklahoma St. 6-3 77 NR

Others receiving votes: Appalachian St. 73, Kansas St. 67, Texas A&M 42, Wake Forest 38, Louisiana Tech 25, Virginia 12, San Diego St. 7, Iowa St. 4, Virginia Tech 4, Washington 3, Pittsburgh 2, UCF 2, Air Force 2, North Dakota St. 1, Southern Cal 1, Illinois 1.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Fair ranking for Florida. But the AP voters kicking Florida outta’ the Top 10 in order to put Minnesota in the Top 10, well, ”what did the big tomato say to the little tomato? Ketchup!” (voters!). And I am beginning to see an ”Orange Bowl” invite (Dooley), but the Gators gotta win an 11 A.M. (Gator time) kickoff at Mizzou. These Gators could be playing Oklahoma in an Orange Bowl rematch (2008). If that isn’t ”something to play for,” nothing is… so, ”Go Gators!”

    • That’s a little too harsh, don’t you think, Jack? Now, lose to Mizzou and FSU, go to the Belk Bowl against the University of Mary Hardin Baylor and Discount Cigarette Outlet….you can bet that we won’t be ranked at all. Won’t probably get a hill of bean in recruiting this year either.

      But I know you’re just expressing your disappointment is all, so go GO GATORS anyway.