Florida Gators win again but fall slightly to No. 10/9 in new top 25 polls

By Adam Silverstein
November 22, 2015

The Florida Gators (10-1, 8-1 SEC) won again but this time fell in the weekly top 25 rankings, checking in at No. 10 in the Associated Press Top 25 and No. 9 in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll coming off a closer-than-it-should-have-been 20-14 win over the Florida Atlantic Owls.

Last week, the Gators were listed at No. 8 in the AP rankings and No. 8 in the USA Today poll. Florida now has 926 votes (-119) in the Week 12 AP rankings and 1,047 votes (-85) in the USA Today poll.

Much of the polls went as expected with Ohio State and Oklahoma State falling after their losses. Florida, after being the fourth-ranked one-loss team last week, is now eighth among such teams, behind Alabama (No. 2), Notre Dame (No. 4), Oklahoma (No. 5), Michigan State (No. 6), Baylor (No. 7), Ohio State (No. 8) and Oklahoma State (No. 9).

AP Top 25
1-5: Clemson (55), Alabama (6), Iowa, Notre Dame, Oklahoma
6-10: Michigan State, Baylor, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Florida
11-15: North Carolina, Michigan, Stanford, Florida State, TCU
17-20: Navy, Northwestern, Oregon, Ole Miss, Washington State
21-25: Houston, UCLA, Mississippi State, Toledo, Temple

Others Receiving Votes

USA Today Coaches’ Poll
1-5: Clemson (58), Alabama (5), Iowa (1), Notre Dame, Oklahoma
6-10: Michigan State, Baylor, Ohio State, Florida, Oklahoma State
11-15: North Carolina, Stanford, Michigan, Florida State, Navy
16-20: TCU, Northwestern, Oregon, Ole Miss, Washington State
21-25: Houston, Mississippi State, UCLA, Temple, Utah

Others Receiving Votes
LSU 82; Toledo 69; Wisconsin 58; Texas A&M 54; Pittsburgh 46; Georgia 34; Southern California 27; Western Kentucky 12; Arkansas 7; Air Force 6; West Virginia 6; Bowling Green 5; Brigham Young 5; San Diego State 3; Appalachian State 2; Arkansas State 1.

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. Sharon Milner says:

    Gators better get fired up for Florida State or they will lose big.

  2. Michael Jones says:

    Probably appropriate. Still a magical season and waaaaaaaayyy better than I would have ever imagined.

    Go Gators!!!

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