College football rankings: Florida shaky in top 25 polls after win at Kentucky

By Adam Silverstein
September 24, 2017
College football rankings: Florida shaky in top 25 polls after win at Kentucky
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Coming off a dominant victory, Alabama strengthened on to the No. 1 spot in the newest AP Top 25 released Tuesday, while the Florida Gators fell one spot to No. 21 despite winning on Saturday. Florida also checked in at No. 20 in the new Coaches Poll, up two spots.

Florida placed in the AP Top 25 in with 342 points, adding 34 points despite dropping a place. The Gators gained two places and three points in the Coaches Poll as they are now up to 315.

UF was jumped by South Florida and San Diego State, both talented undefeated Group of Five teams, in the AP Top 25. Florida State remained ranked at No. 25 in the Coaches Poll despite starting 0-2.

AP Top 25
1. Alabama (52)
2. Clemson (8)
3. Oklahoma (1)
4. Penn State
5. USC
6. Washington
7. Georgia
8. Michigan
9. TCU
10. Wisconsin
11. Ohio State
12. Virginia Tech
13. Auburn
14. Miami
15. Oklahoma State
16. Washington State
17. Louisville
18. South Florida
19. San Diego State
20. Utah
21. Florida
22. Notre Dame
23. West Virginia
24. Mississippi State
25. LSU

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

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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