Top 25 polls, Week 5: Florida Gators hang on after collapse in Knoxville

By Adam Silverstein
September 25, 2016
Top 25 polls, Week 5: Florida Gators hang on after collapse in Knoxville
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Alabama remains the unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll released on Sunday following Week 4 action, receiving 50-of-61 first-place votes in the former and 59-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 two weeks ago, fell slightly after their loss to previously No. 14 ranked Tennessee.

The Gators checked in at No. 23 in the AP Top 25 (moving back down four spots) and No. 21 in the Coaches Poll (down spots) with 176 points (down 303) in the former and 254 points (down 344) in the latter.

AP Top 25, Week 5

1. Alabama (51)
2. Ohio State (4)
3. Louisville (6)
4. Michigan (1)
5. Clemson
6. Houston
7. Stanford
8. Wisconsin
9. Texas A&M
10. Washington
11. Tennessee
12. Florida State
13. Baylor
14. Miami
15. Nebraska
16. Ole Miss
17. Michigan State
18. Utah
19. San Diego State
20. Arkansas
21. TCU
22. Texas
23. Florida
24. Boise State
25. Georgia


Coaches Poll, Week 5

1. Alabama (61)
2. Ohio State (2)
3. Clemson (1)
4. Louisville
5. Michigan
6. Stanford
7. Houston
8. Wisconsin
9. Washington
10. Texas A&M
11. Tennessee
12. Florida State
13. Baylor
14. Miami
15. Nebraska
16. Michigan State
17. Ole Miss
18. Utah
19. TCU
20. Georgia
21. Florida
22. Arkansas
23. North Carolina
24. San Diego State
25. Texas

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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