Gators still hold at No. 9 in Associated Press rankings

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Florida coach Dan Mullen talks with quarterback Kyle Trask during Saturday's gameagainst Tennessee at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The Gators beat the Volunteers 34-3. [Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun]

Florida remains ranked No. 9 in the latest Associated Press college football Top 25 ranking.

The Gators (4-0), winners of eight consecutive games, host the Towson Tigers (3-1) at 4 p.m. Saturday (SEC Network) in the second of two games against teams from the Football Championship Subdivision. UF defeated Tennessee 34-3 on Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Wisconsin moved into the top 10 for the first time this season, landing at No. 8 in The Associated Press college football poll after a weekend during which seven ranked teams lost.

The top of the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank remained mostly unchanged, with Clemson staying No. 1, followed by three Southeastern Conference teams: No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Georgia and No. 4 LSU. Ohio State edged past Oklahoma to No. 5.

Clemson received 55 first-place votes from the media panel. Alabama had six and Georgia received one.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 21, 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. Clemson (55) 4-0 1543 1
2. Alabama (6) 4-0 1485 2
3. Georgia (1) 4-0 1400 3
4. LSU 4-0 1344 4
5. Ohio St. 4-0 1288 6
6. Oklahoma 3-0 1283 5
7. Auburn 4-0 1169 8
8. Wisconsin 3-0 1071 13
9. Florida 4-0 1022 9
10. Notre Dame 2-1 989 7
11. Texas 3-1 968 12
12. Penn St. 3-0 848 13
13. Oregon 3-1 839 16
14. Iowa 3-0 714 18
15. California 4-0 547 23
16. Boise St. 4-0 524 20
17. Washington 3-1 498 22
18. Virginia 4-0 430 21
19. Utah 3-1 426 10
20. Michigan 2-1 287 11
21. Southern Cal 3-1 257 NR
22. UCF 3-1 252 15
23. Texas A&M 2-2 233 17
24. Kansas St. 3-0 230 NR
25. Michigan St. 3-1 104 NR

Others receiving votes: Wake Forest 73, Oklahoma St. 57, SMU 55, Army 46, Memphis 42, Iowa St. 31, Appalachian St. 24, Washington St. 21, Missouri 14, Mississippi St. 14, Pittsburgh 6, Arizona St. 5, Minnesota 5, Colorado 5, Tulane 1.

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    • Agree, Jack. Win, and the rankings will take care of themselves. The opportunity is there to beat the #7 team in the Swamp, the #4 team on the road, and the #3 team in Jax. A tall order, but the Gators control their own destiny.

      • Absolutely, I dont care if Wi got ranked ahead of us ’cause we have to play every SEC team ahead of us this year, including Bama if we get to the SEC champ., Win out, were in, lose one(as long as it isnt the champ or Ga) and were in! Will we do it, probably not but we will compete in each and every game, I cant ask for more!

    • Amen Jack! Winning cures most ills. And these Gators keep finding ways to win, and ultimately that’s all that matters in the end. Not to mention HALF of this week’s Top 10 are SEC schools, so…
      Go Gators! Just win baby!