AP Top 25, Coaches Poll after Week 9: Florida Gators a unanimous top-10 team

By Adam Silverstein
October 30, 2016
AP Top 25, Coaches Poll after Week 9: Florida Gators a unanimous top-10 team
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Alabama remains the unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll released on Sunday following Week 9 action, receiving 60-of-61 first-place votes in the former and 63-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 poll and briefly fell out of the AP Top 25, are now a unanimous top-10 team in the nation.

The Gators checked in at No. 10 in the AP Top 25 (up four spots) and No. 9 in the Coaches Poll (up three spots). Florida has 929 points (+275) in the former and 1,039 points (+218) in the latter.

AP Top 25

1. Alabama (60)
2. Michigan (1)
3. Clemson
4. Washington
5. Louisville
6. Ohio State
7. Texas A&M
8. Wisconsin
9. Nebraska
10. Florida
11. Auburn
12. Oklahoma
13. Baylor
14. West Virginia
15. LSU
16. Utah
17. Western Michigan
18. North Carolina
19. Florida State
20. Penn State
21. Colorado
22. Oklahoma
23. Virginia Tech
24. Boise State
25. Washington State


Coaches Poll

1. Alabama (63)
2. Michigan
3. Clemson (1)
4. Washington
5. Louisville
6. Ohio State
7. Texas A&M
8. Wisconsin
9. Florida
10. Nebraska
11. Oklahoma
12. Auburn
13. Baylor
14. LSU
15. West Virginia
16. Utah
17. North Carolina
18. Western Michigan
19. Florida State
20. Colorado
21. Virginia Tech
22. Oklahoma State
23. Penn State
24. Boise State
25. Washington State

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.

One Comment

  1. Michael Jones says:

    Lol! These polls are hilarious. I love my Gators and believe that we will continue our steady ascent under McElwain and eventually regain our former glory. . but right now, we are nowhere near a top ten team.

    There are at least two teams ranked way below us—LSU and FSU—that are going to be really hard for us to beat. For that matter Arkansas will be as well. Auburn at #11 may be playing some of the best ball in the country right now.

    But Go Gators!!!

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