Florida moved up a spot to No. 7 in the latest Associated Press college football rankings Sunday.
The College Football Playoff rankings are released Tuesday.
Alabama dropped to No. 9 in The Associated Press college football poll, snapping the Crimson Tide’s record streak of 68 appearances in the top five.
The top four teams in the were unchanged, with LSU at No. 1, followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia.
The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 30, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:
|1. LSU (40)||12-0||1528||1|
|2. Ohio St. (19)||12-0||1498||2|
|3. Clemson (3)||12-0||1437||3|
|12. Penn St.||10-2||890||12|
|14. Notre Dame||10-2||734||15|
|19. Boise St.||11-1||463||20|
|20. Appalachian St.||11-1||288||22|
|24. Southern Cal||8-4||157||25|
|25. Air Force||10-2||65||NR|
Others receiving votes: SMU 50, Oklahoma St. 36, Kansas St. 36, UCF 6, Virginia Tech 6, Iowa St. 5, Arizona St. 4, California 3, Washington 2, North Dakota St. 1.
Number 7 and the highest ranked two-loss team seems about right. If only we could trust the CFP Committee to rank the Gators the same way. I suspect they will elevate Wisconsin over the Gators, ignoring the Badgers bad loss to Illinois and their thrashing at the hands of Ohio State. This will serve to justify the Committee’s ranking of the Buckeyes at #1, despite the fact that nothing on their resume matches LSU’s victories over Auburn, UF, and Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Joe, we could draw Baylor if the chips fall a certain way after their championship rematch against Oklahoma — and I wouldn’t mind that at all since I was at the Gator Bowl the last time we played them. Plus that, I went to a fellowship program up there 2008-2009 and enjoyed telling ’em “Go Gators” every chance I could, would look forward to it for the next year since Salado is only 45 miles south of Waco, and besides all that — it really would be a great game. Those Baptist kids and assorted hooligans are for real this year!
Oh yeah, and Grant Teaff spoke at a men’s prayer breakfast down here last summer, to which I wore one of my Gators hats, and he conceded that as good as he thought Baylor was going to be under Matt Rhule, he was sure glad they didn’t play in the SEC.
That would be an interesting matchup. Since the Gators have already secured bragging rights for we in-state fans, they might as well go get ’em for our Texas brethren. Go Gators!!!
Nice Joe, you are top notch mind and a nice dude, stay here.
Thank you, Sam. I gather from your comments that you are presently in service to our country. Thank you for that, as well.
No brother. Just traveling the world and met an extremely beautiful and sweet Turkish lady. And now I’m living here and we plan to get married soon. So on my 2019 World Tour I only made it halfway around.
Well, in that case, best wishes on your upcoming nuptials. May you and your bride enjoy a long and happy life together!
Seven, the number for completeness is a good number for the Gators. All in all, UF finished strong and on a high note with their only two loses being to two of the best teams in college football. Congrats to Florida’s players and staff for a very successful and exciting regular season. Now, let’s go Bowling and keep the mo moving into 2020.
Great post Dirt
What a great season the Gators have had this year. Gator Football is fun to watch again. Just think back when Meyer left, we could have had Coach Mullen back then, hired Muschamp instead, where would we be now. Thanks Jeremy Foley😖. Ready for the bowl game.
Yeah anyone know what Jeremy Foley is doing now days? I tried warnings everyone about him back in 2010 what a awful athletic director
Yeah I am with you, only a top ten finish in the All Sports Rankings almost every year the last 10 years, man what a horrible job. What a total loser.
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Are the CFP rankings not more important with regard to bowl selection?
If they are Al, it’s a crock since all anyone cares about is 1-4.
I believe they are, because of the NY 6 bowls being in rotation for hosting the CFP semifinals.
College football is getting too political, Joe.
Is it just me or does anybody else agree that Utah is not the 5th best team in the nation as AP and Coaches Polls ranked them? If Georgia loses in the SEC Championship game Utah might actually end up in the CFC games. I would like to see the Gators play the Utes but fat chance of that with the way the Polls work.
From the little bit I’ve seen of them this year, not being able to stay up that late in my relative old age, they seem real enough to me, Dirt. I would like to see how good they would be if the PAC-12 was actually a strong conference, tho. I’d wager maybe an 8-4 team were they in the SEC.
Exactly. By the end of the season they probably wouldn’t have enough players left to field a full team.