The Ohio State Buckeyes remains the top-ranked team in the latest edition of both top 25 polls despite struggling on their way to a victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday.
The Florida Gators, on the other hand, are still unranked in both polls. Florida is currently in the 40th spot in the AP Top 25 (-8) and 34th spot in the Coaches’ Poll (+5).
The preseason polls marked the second time since 2003 that the Gators were been ranked by AP voters to open the season, and the second time since USA Today took over the Coaches Poll in 1991 that Florida was unranked in its preseason edition.
This edition of the AP Top 25 includes six SEC teams, down four from the league-high 10 that were in the rankings following the first week of the season.
AP Top 25
1-5: Ohio State (42), Michigan State (7), TCU / Ole Miss (11), Baylor
6-10: Notre Dame, Georgia, LSU (1), UCLA, Florida State
11-15: Clemson, Alabama, Oregon, Texas A&M, Oklahoma
16-20: Arizona, Northwestern, Utah, USC, Georgia Tech
21-25: Stanford, Wisconsin, BYU, Oklahoma State, Missouri
Others Receiving Votes Mississippi State 52, West Virginia 48, Tennessee 45, California 38, Toledo 36, Arizona State 25, Houston 22, Auburn 20, Temple 20, Texas Tech 20, Boise State 17, Miami 13, Iowa 10, Kansas State 8, Florida 7, NC State 5, Minnesota 4, Virginia Tech 4, Memphis 1
USA Today Coaches’ Poll
1-5: Ohio State (61), TCU, Michigan State (3), Baylor, Ole Miss
6-10: Georgia, Florida State, Notre Dame, LSU, Clemson,
11-15: UCLA, Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma, Texas A&M
16-20: Arizona, Utah, USC, Northwestern, Georgia Tech
21-25: Wisconsin, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Stanford, Auburn
Others Receiving Votes: West Virginia 75; BYU 74; Miami 58; Tennessee 49; Kansas State 47; Mississippi State 46; Texas Tech 36; Arizona State 31; Florida 24; California 20; NC State 15; Temple 15; Iowa 13; Memphis 8; Boise State 8; Minnesota 6; Houston 4; Virginia Tech 4; Northern Illinois 3; Toledo 2; Boston College 1
Seven SEC coaches will be voting in the coaches’ poll this season: Gus Malzahn (Auburn), Les Miles (LSU), Gary Pinkel (Missouri), Mark Richt (Georgia), Nick Saban (Alabama), Steve Spurrier (South Carolina), Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M)
Miles, Richt, Saban and Spurrier all voted in 2013 and 2014 with Pinkel and Sumlin also voting in 2014.
Coaches from five of UF’s 12 opponents will be voting: Miles, Pinkel, Richt, Spurrier, Jimbo Fisher (Florida State)