Special to Gatorsports.com
After its 45-0 victory over UT Martin on Saturday night, the University of Florida football team moved up from No. 11 to No. 9 in the latest Associated Press poll released Sunday.
The Gators were helped in part by two other results Saturday: Texas falling from 9th to 12th after its 37-31 loss to LSU and Michigan slipping from 7th to 10th after holding off Army 24-21 in double overtime.
Florida opened as the No. 8 team in the AP’s preseason poll but slipped to No. 11 following a 24-20 victory over Miami on Aug. 24.
UF is only one of two teams in the state ranked in the Top 25 — UCF checks in at 17th in the poll.
As a conference, the SEC has five teams (Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Auburn and Florida) in the Top 9 and six overall. Alabama, Georgia and LSU are ranked No. 2, 3 and 4 respectively by the AP.