Florida, riding a five-game winning streak, three on the SEC road, moved up three spots to No. 11 Sunday in The Associated Press college football rankings.
The Gators (6-1, 4-1 SEC) overcame a 21-3 deficit Saturday to beat Vanderbilt for the 14th consecutive time in Nashville. The 18-point comeback matched the largest deficit in program history in a road win. The Gators surrendered 17 points on three turnovers and didn’t take the lead until the first play of the fourth quarter.
Alabama remains No.1, followed by Ohio State, Clemson, Notre Dame and LSU. Then-No. 2 Georgia when it lost at LSU on Saturday dropped to eighth. LSU, which slid from fifth to 13th after losing 27-19 to the Gators eight days ago, are back at No. 5 following their 36-16 upset of Georgia.
The Gators have an open week before facing the Bulldogs (6-1, 4-1) in Jacksonville on Oct. 27 in a key game to determine the SEC East Division title.
Other big plays Saturday for UF:
- Freddie Swain: 33-yard punt return, 2nd quarter
- Jordan Scarlett: 11-yard rush, 2nd quarter
- Lamical Perine:63-yard reception, 2nd quarter
- Tommy Townsend:18-yard rush,3rd quarter (fake punt)
- Van Jefferson: 38-yard touchdown reception
- Moral Stephens: 26-yard reception, 3rd quarter
- Jordan Scarlett: 48-yard touchdown rush, 4th quarter
- Kadarius Toney: 27-yard rush, 4th quarter
- Lamical Perine: 10-yard rush,4th quarter
- Lamical Perine: 25-yard rush,4th quarter