Gators drop in college football polls

AP top 25

Florida dropped from No. 17 to No. 22 in this week’s Associated Press college football poll after the 33-17 loss to Michigan last Saturday.

UF (0-1) also dropped in the coaches’ poll to No. 24, from the No. 16 spot it opened the season with.

Florida State slipped all the way to the No. 10 in the poll after losing to Alabama and losing quarterback Deondre Francois to a season-ending injury.

The Crimson Tide is No. 1 again, securing 60 of 61 first-place votes in the first Top 25 of the regular season. Ohio State remained No. 2 in the media poll and received the other first-place vote. Defending champion Clemson moved up to No. 3 on Tuesday. Penn State is No. 4 and Oklahoma moved up No. 5, meaning for the second straight week there will be a top-five matchup. The Sooners play at Ohio State on Saturday.

Florida State was No. 3 in the preseason poll and lost an opening-week showdown with Alabama, 24-7. Late in the game Francois went down with a knee injury.


  1. Florida should not be ranked even in the top 100 until they can rush for more than 11 yards against a power five opponent and actually score a touchdown by someone on the roster other than a player who only plays on the defensive side of the ball. 127th would be a more accurate ranking, since that is where the Florida offense is currently ranked nationally.