Gators ranked No. 2 in first BCS standings of 2012

The Florida Gators checked in at No. 2 in the first BCS standings of the 2012 season with a .9092 average, one spot behind the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (.9761). Florida is one of four Southeastern Conference teams in the top seven and one of seven in the top 18 of the rankings.

Earlier Sunday, the seventh regular season editions of the USA Today Coaches and Associated Press Top 25 polls were released with the Gators in the top five of both polls for the first time since the 2010 preseason.

Florida moved up both polls, advancing two spots to No. 4 and one spot to No. 3 in the respective rankings. The Gators checked in with 1,297 voting points (+132) in the USA Today rankings and 1,361 voting points (+94) in the AP poll.

The Crimson Tide remained the unanimous No. 1 team in the country. Alabama received all 59 first-place votes from the coaches and all 60 first-place votes from the AP voters.

WeekResultBCSUSA TodayAssociated Press
Preseason--No. 10 (930)No. 10 (894)
2W 24-6 vs. Toledo-No. 9 (974)No. 12 (875)
3L 16-21 at Miami-No. 20 (410)No. 18 (405)
4Open-No. 18 (398)No. 19 (412)
5W 31-17 vs. Tennessee-No. 19 (449)No. 20 (414)
6W 24-7 at Kentucky-No. 19 (515)No. 18 (481)
7W 30-10 vs. Arkansas-No. 17 (574)No. 17 (536)
8L 6-17 at LSU-No. 22 (240)No. 22 (249)
9L 17-36 at Missouri-NR (4)NR (17)

BCS STANDINGS
This Week 1-5: Alabama, Florida, Oregon, Kansas State, Notre Dame
6-10: LSU, South Carolina, Oregon State, Oklahoma, USC
11-15: Georgia, Mississippi State, West Virginia, Florida State, Rutgers
16-20: Louisville, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Clemson, Stanford
21-25: Cincinnati, Boise State, TCU, Iowa State, Texas

USA TODAY COACHES POLL
This Week 1-5: Alabama (59), Oregon, Kansas State, Florida, Notre Dame
6-10: LSU, Oklahoma, South Carolina, USC, Florida State
11-15: Oregon State, Georgia, Clemson, Louisville, West Virginia
16-20: Mississippi State, Rutgers, Cincinnati, Texas A&M, Texas Tech
21-25: TCU, Boise State, Stanford, Arizona State, Michigan

Last Week 1-5: Alabama (58), Oregon (1), South Carolina, West Virginia, Kansas State
6-10: Florida, Notre Dame, LSU, USC, Oklahoma
11-15: Florida State, Georgia, Clemson, Oregon State, Texas
16-20: Louisville, Stanford, Mississippi State, Rutgers, Cincinnati
21-25: Texas A&M, Boise State, TCU, Louisiana Tech, Iowa State

ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25
This Week 1-5: Alabama (60), Oregon, Florida, Kansas State, Notre Dame
6-10: LSU, Ohio State, Oregon State, South Carolina, Oklahoma
11-15: USC, Florida State, Georgia, Clemson, Mississippi State
16-20: Louisville, West Virginia, Texas Tech, Rutgets, Texas A&M
21-25: Cincinnati, Stanford, Michigan, Boise State, Ohio

Last Week 1-5: Alabama (60), Oregon, South Carolina, Florida, West Virginia
6-10: Kansas State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, LSU, Oregon State
11-15: USC, Florida State, Oklahoma, Georgia, Texas
16-20: Clemson, Stanford, Louisville, Mississippi State, Rutgers
21-25: Cincinnati, Texas A&M, Louisiana Tech, Boise State, Michigan

* Numbers in parenthesis represent first-place votes.

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4 Responses to “Gators ranked No. 2 in first BCS standings of 2012”

  1. Aligator says:

    wow, how far we have moved up the polls. we still have several tough games ahead of us … keep up the great work Gators and you too Adam!! You are doing a wonderful job!!

  2. SaraGator says:

    Wow, who predicted this after the Bowling Green game? I sure as heck didn’t!

    Good job, Coaches and Gators! Now beat ‘dem Cocks!!!

  3. Conky 3000 says:

    Anyone notice FSU’s computer poll ranking?

  4. Ken (CA) says:

    We are clearly improved over last year, but 2nd best team in the country? I don’t see it. We may get there just due to favorable schedule wit USC at home and UGA in Jax, @FSU and then potentially bama in SEC championship games could be brutal awakening. FSU not because they are so much better, but @FSU is frequently very difficult at home. I would have a different opinion if playing in the swamp.

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