Florida Gators take a hit, drop to No. 13/14 in top 25 polls

By Adam Silverstein
October 18, 2015

The Florida Gators (6-1, 4-1 SEC) took a slight stumble in the weekly top 25 rankings, checking in at No. 13 in the Associated Press Top 25 and No. 14 in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll after falling to LSU 35-28 on Saturday night.

Last week, the Gators were listed at No. 8 in the AP rankings and No. 11 in the USA Today poll. Florida now has 785 votes (-150) in the Week 6 AP rankings and 751 votes (-250) in the USA Today poll.

AP Top 25
1-5: Ohio State (28), Utah (12), Baylor (16), TCU (3), LSU (1)
6-10: Clemson (1), Michigan State, Alabama, Florida State, Standord
11-15: Notes Dame, Iowa, Florida, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M/Michigan
17-20:Oklahoma, Memphis, Toledo, California
21-25: Houston, Temple, Duke, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh

USA Today Coaches’ Poll
1-5: Ohio State (45), Baylor (12), TCU (4), Michigan State, LSU (1)
6-10: Clemson, Utah (1), Alabama, Florida State, Notre Dame
11-15: Stanford, Oklahoma State, Iowa, Florida, Oklahoma
16-20: Texas A&M, Memphis, Michigan, California, Toledo
21-25: Duke, Houston, Ole Miss, Temple, Georgia

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. Dave Massey says:

    Does Spurrier still vote the rest of the year even though hi is no longer a coach?

    • senuod says:

      I have no experience on this matter, but I would assume his spot as a voter would be taken by the new USC head coach. Seems to be the most logical outcome, but logic doesn’t always find it’s way into policy…

  2. Sharon Milner says:

    It was a pretty exciting game. LSU was better than the Gators and they have Leonard Fournette.

    I feel a bit angry at Will Grier for being stupid(I know he is a freshman) but who knows what would have happened?

    The Gators will not be the only team to lose to LSU oh and yes, it was played in Death Valley!

    That is a lot to overcome.

  3. Aligator says:

    We are in good shape! Keep on working Gators!!

  4. cline says:

    No complaints from me, our boys played hard and it just was not enough. the future is bright. GO GATORS!

  5. G2 says:

    Lots of positives even in a loss. Guys were in it to the last play, Callaway is the real deal, Treon can get us to Atlanta.
    What sucks out loud is falling for the same trick play year after year!