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)