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).