Florida moved down a spot in the College Football Playoff rankings to No. 10, the same spot it received in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday.
The Gators (9-3) regular season ended with a 41-14 win over Florida State in Tallahassee on Nov. 24. They were ranked No. 11 the next day by the AP. On Tuesday, the Gators were ranked No. 9 in the CFP poll.
The Associated Press poll voters have put Oklahoma at No. 4 in the final regular-season Top 25, behind No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Notre Dame.
Georgia dropped from fourth to sixth, behind No. 5 Ohio State, after the Bulldogs lost the Southeastern Conference championship game to the Crimson Tide. The Sooners and Buckeyes won their league championship games.
The rankings were mostly unchanged with only a few games on championship weekend. Unbeaten UCF remained No 7, with Michigan, Washington and Florida rounding out the top 10.
The Gators are expected to play Michigan (10-2) in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 29, sources told Sun sports columnist Pat Dooley earlier this week. Former UF coach Jim McElwain is the receivers coach at Michigan. The teams will find out the bowl pairing at about 3 p.m. today.
McElwain will be the head coach at Central Michigan, according to FootballScoop.com. Central Michigan will hold a news conference Monday at 11 a.m. to introduce McElwain.
McElwain signed a one-year contract at Michigan after being fired from Florida in late October 2017. After agreeing to a $7.5 million buyout with UF, McElwain agreed to ultimately be Michigan’s wide receivers coach for a one-year base salary of $300,000.
2018 College Football Playoff Rankings
|3. Notre Dame||12-0|
|6. Ohio St.||12-1|
|12. Penn St.||9-3|
|13. Washington St.||10-2|
|16. West Virginia||8-3|
|18. Mississippi St.||8-4|
|19. Texas A&M||8-4|
|21. Fresno St.||11-2|
|24. Iowa St.||8-4|
|25. Boise St.||10-3|
The playoff semifinals match the No. 1 seed vs. the No. 4 seed, and No. 2 will face No. 3. The semifinals will be hosted at the Cotton Bowl (Clemson vs. Notre Dame) and Orange Bowl (Alabama vs. Oklahoma) on Dec. 29. The championship game will be played on Jan. 7, 2019 at Santa Clara, Calif.
The AP Top 25
|1. Alabama (61)||13-0||1525||1|
|3. Notre Dame||12-0||1405||3|
|5. Ohio St.||12-1||1254||6|
|12. Washington St.||10-2||845||12|
|13. Penn St.||9-3||773||14|
|15. West Virginia||8-3||694||15|
|18. Mississippi St.||8-4||375||20|
|19. Fresno St.||11-2||373||25|
|21. Texas A&M||8-4||359||22|
|23. Boise St.||10-3||144||19|
|25. Iowa St.||8-4||110||24|
Others receiving votes: Northwestern 109, Utah St. 86, NC State 54, Cincinnati 39, Stanford 28, Appalachian St. 19, UAB 4, Iowa 4, Troy 1, Oregon 1.