Florida Gators return to both top 25 polls for first time since October 2013

By Adam Silverstein
September 27, 2015

The Florida Gators have returned to the top 25 rankings for the first time since Oct. 27, 2013. On Sunday, Florida was back in the Associated Press Top 25 rankings at No. 25 and USA Today Coaches’ Poll at No. 23 after taking down Tennessee 28-27 the day prior.

Last week, the Gators were positioned 15 spots out of the AP rankings and nine spots out of the USA Today poll, receiving just seven and 24 votes, respectively. Florida now has 140 votes in the Week 5 AP rankings and 141 in the USA Today poll.

The Gators ended a 25-week unranked streak on Sunday.

Florida was unranked to kick off the 2015 campaign for the second time since 2003 (AP) and 1991 (USA Today).

AP Top 25
1-5: Ohio State (45), Michigan State (5), Ole Miss (10), TCU, Baylor
6-10: Notre Dame, UCLA, Georgia, LSU, Utah
11-15: Florida State, Clemson, Alabama, Texas A&M, Oklahoma
16-20: Northwestern, USC, Stanford, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State
21-25: Mississippi State, Michigan, West Virginia, Cal, Florida

USA Today Coaches’ Poll
1-5: Ohio State (61), Michigan State (2), TCU, Baylor, Ole Miss
6-10: Georgia, Notre Dame, LSU, Florida State, UCLA
11-15: Clemson, Utah, Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas A&M
16-20: USC, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State, Stanford
21-25: West Virginia, Mississippi State, Florida, Cal, Oregon

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)


  1. Corey says:

    We don’t have to care about the AP and USA Today rankings anymore. They are absurd and irrelevant. They have always been absurd. I year one philosophy student who is just learning to pin a reducio ad absurdum on a series of assertions should have no problem with any week of college football rankings since they started doing them. The good news is, more and more fans are saying “so what?” these days, and that makes me smile. No one should ever value the opinions of the average sportswriter or coach’s secretary.

  2. 1974Gator says:

    Now that’s news!

  3. Buster says:

    Ole Miss – L
    @ Mizzou – needs to be a W
    @ LSU – L
    UGA – L
    Vandy – W
    @USC – W
    FAU – W
    FSU – ?

    I have this team 8-3 heading into the FSU game which I see as extremely winnable.
    We just can’t drop a game that we should win like vs Mizzou or USC.