College football rankings: Florida Gators fall in AP Top 25, Coaches Poll after Michigan loss

By Adam Silverstein
September 5, 2017
College football rankings: Florida Gators fall in AP Top 25, Coaches Poll after Michigan loss
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Coming off a big victory over Florida State, Alabama held on to the No. 1 spot in the newest AP Top 25 released Tuesday, while the Florida Gators fell five spots to No. 22. Florida also checked in at No. 24 in the new Coaches Poll.

Florida placed in the AP Top 25 in with 164 points, falling from No. 17 (624 points) from a week ago. The Gators dropped eight spots in the Coaches Poll (the most of any team) and now check in with 176 points, down 505 points from last week.

AP Top 25
1. Alabama (60)
2. Ohio State (1)
3. Clemson
4. Penn State
5. Oklahoma
6. USC
7. Washington
8. Michigan
9. Wisconsin
10. Florida State
11. Oklahoma State
12. LSU
13. Auburn
14. Stanford
15. Georgia
16. Miami
17. Louisville
18. Virginia Tech
19. Kansas State
20. Washington State
21. South Florida
22. Florida
23. TCU
24. Notre Dame
25. Tennessee

Coaches Poll
1. Alabama (59)
2. Ohio State (2)
3. Clemson (3)
4. Penn State
5. USC
6. Oklahoma
7. Washington
8. Michigan
9. Florida State
10. Oklahoma State
11. Wisconsin
12. LSU
13. Auburn
14. Stanford
15. Georgia
16. Louisville
17. Miami
18. Virginia Tech
19. Kansas State
20. South Florida
21. Tennessee
22. Washington State
23. Utah
24. Florida
25. Notre Dame

Six SEC coaches are voting in the poll this season: Bret Bielema (Arkansas), Gus Malzahn (Auburn), Derek Mason (Vanderbilt), Dan Mullen (Mississippi State), Nick Saban (Alabama) and Mark Stoops (Kentucky). Bielema, Malzahn, Mason, Mullen and Saban all voted in 2016. Saban has been a voter since 2013.

UF will see coaches from three of its 12 opponents voting in the poll: Mason, Stoops and Jimbo Fisher (Florida State). Urban Meyer (Ohio State) is also a voter, as are former Florida assistants in DJ Durkin (Maryland) and Doc Holliday (Marshall).

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