Gators in at No. 3 in BCS, No. 4 in top 25 polls

The Florida Gators moved up one spot to No. 3 when the eighth edition of the BCS standings were announced Sunday night. Florida, with a .898 (+.010), checked in behind undefeated Notre Dame and Alabama, which won the 2012 SEC Championship. The Gators are one of six SEC teams in the top 10.

Florida went 4-1 against the top 12 teams in the BCS with victories over No. 8 LSU, No. 9 Texas A&M, No. 10 South Carolina and No. 12 Florida State. Its sole loss this season came at the hands of No. 7 Georgia.

Early Sunday afternoon, the first postseason editions of the USA Today Coaches and Associated Press Top 25 polls were released with the Gators checking in as a unanimous top-five team following a week in which they were idle.

Florida moved up one spot to No. 4 in the human polls. The Gators were awarded 1,287 voting points (+22) in the USA Today poll and 1,297 voting points (+35) in the AP top 25.

Notre Dame, the only undefeated team in the country (aside from ineligible Ohio State), remained the near-unanimous No. 1 team nationally, receiving 116-of-119 first-place votes from the USA Today coaches and AP voters.

Florida is unlikely to have a spot in the national championship game when the participants are announced at 8:30 p.m., but the Gators should finish in the top four of the BCS standings, earning them a bid to the Sugar Bowl.

WeekResultBCSUSA TodayAssociated Press
Preseason--No. 10 (930)No. 10 (894)
2W 24-6 vs. Toledo-No. 9 (974)No. 12 (875)
3L 16-21 at Miami-No. 20 (410)No. 18 (405)
4Open-No. 18 (398)No. 19 (412)
5W 31-17 vs. Tennessee-No. 19 (449)No. 20 (414)
6W 24-7 at Kentucky-No. 19 (515)No. 18 (481)
7W 30-10 vs. Arkansas-No. 17 (574)No. 17 (536)
8L 6-17 at LSU-No. 22 (240)No. 22 (249)
9L 17-36 at Missouri-NR (4)NR (17)

BCS STANDINGS
This Week 1-5: Notre Dame, Alabama, Florida, Oregon, Kansas State
6-10: Stanford, Georgia, LSU, Texas A&M, South Carolina
11-15: Oklahoma, Florida State, Oregon State, Clemson, Northern Illinois
16-20: Nebraska, UCLA, Michigan, Boise State, Northwestern
21-25: Louisville, Utah State, Texas, San Jose State, Kent State

Last Week 1-5: Notre Dame, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Oregon
6-10: Kansas State, LSU, Stanford, Texas A&M, South Carolina
11-15: Oklahoma, Nebraska, Florida State, Clemson, Oregon State
16-20: UCLA, Kent State, Texas, Michigan, Boise State
21-25: Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Utah State, San Jose State

USA TODAY COACHES POLL
This Week 1-5: Notre Dame (56), Alabama (3), Oregon, Florida, Georgia
6-10: Kansas State, LSU, Stanford, Texas A&M, South Carolina
11-15: Oklahoma, Florida State, Clemson, Oregon State, Boise State
16-20: Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Louisville, UCLA, Utah State
21-25: Nebraska, Michigan, Wisconsin, San Jose State, Texas

Last Week 1-5: Notre Dame (56), Alabama (2), Georgia (1), Oregon, Florida
6-10: LSU, Kansas State, Texas A&M, Stanford, South Carolina
11-15: Oklahoma, Florida State, Nebraska, Clemson, Boise State
16-20: UCLA, Oregon State, Northern Illinois, Kent State, Northwestern
21-25: Texas, Utah State, Louisville, Michigan, Rutgers

ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25
This Week 1-5: Notre Dame (60), Alabama, Ohio State, Florida, Oregon
6-10: Georgia, Kansas State, Stanford, LSU, Texas A&M
11-15: South Carolina, Oklahoma, Florida State, Clemson, Oregon State
16-20: Northern Illinois, UCLA, Utah State, Michigan, Boise State
21-25: Northwestern, Louisville, Nebraska, San Jose State, Kent State

Last Week 1-5: Notre Dame (60), Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Florida
6-10: Oregon, Kansas State, Stanford, LSU, Texas A&M
11-15: South Carolina, Oklahoma, Florida State, Nebraska, Clemson
16-20: Oregon State, UCLA, Kent State, Northern Illinois, Utah State
21-25: Michigan, Northwestern, Texas, Oklahoma State, Boise State

* Numbers in parenthesis represent first-place votes.

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2 Responses to “Gators in at No. 3 in BCS, No. 4 in top 25 polls”

  1. Tractorr says:

    Seems highly unlikely that UGA will be able to take the Sugar Bowl berth.

  2. Hugh Howey says:

    Is there any chance GA gets that berth?

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