New AP Top 25, Coaches Poll: Florida Gators move up to unanimous No. 13

By Adam Silverstein
November 20, 2016
New AP Top 25, Coaches Poll: Florida Gators move up to unanimous No. 13
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Alabama remains the unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll released on Sunday following Week 12 action, receiving 61-of-61 first-place votes in the former and 63-of-63 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 and briefly fell out of the AP Top 25, have finally earned the pollsters’ respect after earning a road win over a ranked team on Saturday.

The Gators checked in at No. 13 in the AP Top 25 (up eight spots) and Coaches Poll (up five spots). Florida has 703 points (+268) in the former and 744 points (+206) in the latter.

Now let’s take a look at the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll from Sunday.

AP Top 25
1. Alabama (61)
2. Ohio State
3. Michigan
4. Clemson
5. Wisconsin
6. Washington
7. Oklahoma
8. Penn State
9. Colorado
10. Oklahoma State
11. Louisville
12. USC
13. Florida
14. Western Michigan
15. Florida State
16. Auburn
17. Nebraska
18. Houston
19. West Virginia
20. Boise State
21. Utah
22. Texas A&M
23. Washington State
24. Tennessee
25. LSU

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

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 or more of its 12 opponents voting in the poll, six this year: Saban, Bielema, Mason, Smart, Jimbo Fisher (Florida State) and Seth Littrell (North Texas). Urban Meyer (Ohio State) is also a voter.

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