Top 25 polls, Week 6: Florida Gators move up after grinding out victory

By Adam Silverstein
October 3, 2016
Top 25 polls, Week 6: Florida Gators move up after grinding out victory
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Alabama remains the unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll released on Sunday following Week 5 action, receiving 53-of-61 first-place votes in the former and 57-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, ascended in the polls after their close 13-6 win at Vanderbilt.

The Gators checked in at No. 18 in the AP Top 25 (up five spots) and No. 18 in the Coaches Poll (up three spots) with 391 points (up 215) in the former and 490 points (up 236) in the latter.

AP Top 25, Week 6

1. Alabama (53)
2. Ohio State (4)
3. Clemson (1)
4. Michigan (1)
5. Washington
6. Houston
7. Louisville
8. Texas A&M
9. Tennessee
10. Miami
11. Wisconsin
12. Nebraska
13. Baylor
14. Ole Miss
15. Stanford
16. Arkansas
17. North Carolina
18. Florida
19. Boise State
20. Oklahoma
21. Colorado
22. West Virginia
23. Florida State
24. Utah
25. Virginia Tech


Coaches Poll, Week 6

1. Alabama (57)
2. Ohio State (3)
3. Clemson (2)
4. Michigan
5. Houston
6. Washington
7. Texas A&M
8. Louisville
9. Tennessee
10. Miami
11. Baylor
12. Nebraska
13. Wisconsin
14. Ole Miss
15. Stanford
16. North Carolina
17. Arkansas
18. Florida
19. Boise State
20. West Virginia
21. Florida State
22. Oklahoma
23. Colorado
24. Utah
25. Western Michigan

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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