Top 25 polls, Week 3: Florida Gators back in as unanimous No. 23

By Adam Silverstein
September 11, 2016
Top 25 polls, Week 3: Florida Gators back in as unanimous No. 23
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Alabama remains the unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll released on Sunday following Week 2 action, receiving 56-of-61 first-place votes in the former and 62-of-64 first-place votes in the latter.

The Florida Gators, which entered the season ranked for the first time since 2013 at No. 25 in both polls, but fell out of the AP Top 25 last week. After a big 45-7 rout of Kentucky, however, UF found its way back in.

The Gators checked in at No. 23 in both polls, moving up three spots in the AP Top 25 (unranked, No. 26) and two in the Coaches Poll (No. 25). Florida received 205 votes in the AP Top 25 (up from 117) and 267 in the Coaches Poll (up from 182).

AP Top 25, Week 3

1. Alabama (56)
2. Florida State (4)
3. Ohio State
4. Michigan (1)
5. Clemson
6. Houston
7. Stanford
8. Washington
9. Wisconsin
10. Louisville
11. Texas
12. Michigan State
13. Iowa
14. Oklahoma
15. Tennessee
16. Georgia

17. Texas A&M
18. Notre Dame
19. Ole Miss
20. LSU
21. Baylor
22. Oregon
23. Florida
24. Arkansas
25. Miami


Coaches Poll, Week 3

1. Alabama (62)
2. Florida State (1)
3. Clemson (1)
4. Ohio State
5. Michigan
6. Stanford
7. Houston
8. Michigan State
9. Washington
10. Louisville
11. Iowa
12. Wisconsin
13. Georgia
14. Oklahoma
15. Tennessee
16. Texas
17. Ole Miss
18. Notre Dame
19. Baylor
20. Texas A&M
21. Oregon
22. LSU
23. Florida
24. Arkansas
25. Miami

Seven SEC coaches are voting in the Coaches Poll this season: Bret Bielema (Arkansas), Gus Malzahn (Auburn), Derek Mason (Vanderbilt), Dan Mullen (Mississippi State), Nick Saban (Alabama), Kirby Smart (Georgia) and Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M). Malzahn, Saban and Sumlin all voted in 2015. Saban has been a voter since 2013, while Sumlin began in 2014.

For the second straight year, UF will see coaches from five of its 12 opponents voting in the poll: Bielema, Mason, Smart, Jimbo Fisher (Florida State) and Seth Littrell (North Texas). Urban Meyer (Ohio State) is also a voter.

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