Florida jumps six spots in both top 25 polls

By Adam Silverstein
September 9, 2012

The second regular season editions of the USA Today Coaches and Associated Press Top 25 polls were released on Sunday with the Alabama Crimson Tide remaining the No. 1 team in the country in both rankings systems. Alabama received 42-of-59 first-place votes from the coaches and 48-of-60 first-place votes from the AP voters.

The Florida Gators, fresh off of an exciting 20-17 victory over Texas A&M in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams, jumped six spots in both polls. Florida checked in at No. 17 (gaining 248 points) in the USA Today rankings and moved up to No. 18 (adding 282 points) in the AP poll.

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USA TODAY COACHES POLL
This Week 1-5: Alabama (42), LSU (5), USC (11), Oregon (1), Oklahoma
6-10: Florida State, Georgia, West Virginia, South Carolina, Michigan State
11-15: Clemson, Texas, Virginia Tech, Kansas, TCU
16-20: Stanford, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, Louisville
21-25: Arkansas, Wisconsin, UCLA, Nebraska, Arizona

Last Week 1-5: Alabama (37), USC (14), LSU (7), Oregon (1), Oklahoma
6-10: Florida State, Georgia, West Virginia, South Carolina, Arkansas
11-15: Michigan State, Clemson, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Texas
16-20: Oklahoma State, TCU, Virginia Tech, Michigan, Kansas State
21-25: Stanford, Notre Dame, Florida, Louisville, Boise State

ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25
This Week 1-5: Alabama (48), USC (8), LSU (4), Oregon, Oklahoma / Florida State
7-10: Georgia, South Carolina, West Virginia, Michigan State
11-15: Clemson, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Texas, Kansas State
16-20: TCU, Michigan, Florida, Louisville, Notre Dame
21-25: Stanford, UCLA, Tennessee, Arizona, Brigham Young

Last Week 1-5: Alabama (45), USC (11), LSU (4), Oregon, Oklahoma
6-10: Florida State, Georgia, Arkansas, South Carolina / West Virginia
11-15: Michigan State, Clemson, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Virginia Tech
16-20: Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma State, Michigan, TCU
21-25: Kansas State, Notre Dame, Louisville, Florida, Stanford

* Numbers in parenthesis represent first-place votes.

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