The Florida Gators jumped up two spots to No. 4 when the sixth edition of the BCS standings were announced Sunday night. Florida, with a .843 (+.047), checked in behind undefeated Notre Dame and the participants in the 2012 SEC Championship, Alabama and Georgia. The Gators are one of five SEC teams in the top nine.
Florida has already defeated BCS-ranked No. 7 LSU, No. 9 Texas A&M and No. 12 South Carolina and will have a chance to beat No. 10 Florida State this week. Its sole loss this season came at the hands of No. 3 UGA.
Early Sunday afternoon, the 12th regular season editions of the USA Today Coaches and Associated Press Top 25 polls were released, and the Gators wound up back in the top five of both rankings following a chaotic Saturday.
Florida moved up one spot to No. 6 in the human polls. The Gators were awarded 1,166 voting points (+87) in the USA Today poll and 1,171 voting points (+82) in the AP top 25.
UF also checked in at No. 5 in the Harris Poll, which is used in calculating the BCS.
For the second-straight week, the No. 1 team in the country fell, shaking up the national title picture. Last week, unanimous No. 1 Alabama fell to Texas A&M. On Saturday, BCS No. 1 Kansas State was routed 52-24 by unranked Baylor, and USA Today/AP No. 1 Oregon was upset by No. 13/14 Stanford in overtime.
Notre Dame, the only undefeated team in the country (aside from ineligible Ohio State), is the new No. 1 team nationally, receiving 56-of-59 first-place votes from the coaches and all 60 first-place votes from the AP voters.
A victory over FSU and a Notre Dame loss this week to USC would put Florida in the national championship game. A win against Florida State would secure UF a guaranteed BCS bowl with and a loss knocking the Gators out of a BCS bowl.[table “23” not found /]
This Week 1-5: Notre Dame, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Oregon
6-10: Kansas State, LSU, Stanford, Texas A&M, Florida State
11-15: Clemson, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Oregon State
16-20: Texas, UCLA, Rutgers, Michigan, Louisville
21-25: Oklahoma State, Boise State, Kent State, Arizona, Washington
Last Week 1-5: Kansas State, Oregon, Notre Dame, Alabama, Georgia
6-10: Florida, LSU, Texas A&M, South Carolina, Florida State
11-15: Clemson, Oklahoma, Stanford, Nebraska, Texas
16-20: Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Louisville, Louisiana Tech
21-25: Michigan, Rutgers, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Washington
[EXPAND CLICK TO EXPAND and check out the rest of the top 25 polls.]USA TODAY COACHES POLL
This Week 1-5: Notre Dame (56), Alabama (2), Georgia (1), Oregon, Florida State
6-10: Florida, LSU, Kansas State, Clemson, Texas A&M
11-15: Stanford, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas
16-20: UCLA, Oregon State, Louisville, Rutgers, Michigan
21-25: Oklahoma State, Boise State, Northern Illinois, Mississippi State, Kent State
Last Week 1-5: Oregon (44), Kansas State (14), Notre Dame (1), Georgia, Alabama
6-10: Florida State, Florida, LSU, Clemson, Texas A&M
11-15: South Carolina, Oklahoma, Stanford, Nebraska, Texas
16-20: UCLA, Oregon State, Louisville, Louisiana Tech, Rutgers
21-25: USC, Boise State, Michigan, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech
ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25
This Week 1-5: Notre Dame (60), Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Oregon
6-10: Florida, Kansas State, LSU, Texas A&M, Oregon, Florida State
11-15: Stanford, Clemson, South Carolina, Oklahoma, UCLA
16-20: Oregon State, Nebraska, Texas, Louisville, Michigan
21-25: Rutgers, Oklahoma State, Kent State, North Illinois, Mississippi State/Utah State
Last Week 1-5: Oregon (45), Kansas State (14), Notre Dame (1), Alabama, Georgia
6-10: Ohio State, Florida, LSU, Texas A&M, Florida State
11-15: Clemson, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Stanford, Oregon State
16-20: Nebraska, UCLA, Texas, Louisiana Tech, Louisville
21-25: USC, Rutgers, Michigan, Texas Tech, Kent State
* Numbers in parenthesis represent first-place votes.[/EXPAND]