College football rankings: Florida Gators rise to No. 11 in AP Top 25, hold steady in Coaches Poll

By Adam Silverstein
September 12, 2021
College football rankings: Florida Gators rise to No. 11 in AP Top 25, hold steady in Coaches Poll
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Coming off a dominant but unimpressive 42-20 win over South Florida in Week 2, the Florida Gators have inched up in the latest set of college football rankings. Florida jumped two spots to No. 11 in the AP Top 25 but held firm at No. 9 in the Coaches Poll.

In the Coaches Poll, UF was jumped by Oregon and Iowa, which each picked up wins over top 10 opponents Saturday. Those programs were already in front of Florida in the AP Top 25 last week. Though the Gators’ two victories to this point have been no-doubters, neither has been notable due largely to multiple miscues by redshirt junior quarterback Emory Jones and defensive lapses in the second half.

Florida was not ranked among the top 25 teams in the 2018 preseason poll but has been ranked among the top 15 in three consecutive preseason and postseason polls under head coach Dan Mullen. UF was No. 13/11 entering the 2021 season.

Alabama, the defending national champions remain the near-consensus No. 1 team in the nation. It received 60 of 63 first-place votes from the AP pollsters and 64 of 65 from the coaches. Georgia, following its big Week 1 win over Clemson, remained second in the AP Top 25 with Oklahoma sliding up to No. 3, Oregon jumping to No. 4 and Texas A&M again rounding out the new top five.

AP Top 25

1. Alabama (60)
2. Georgia (3)
3. Oklahoma
4. Oregon
5. Iowa
6. Clemson
7. Texas A&M
8. Cincinnati
9. Ohio State
10. Penn State
11. Florida
12. Notre Dame
13. UCLA
14. Iowa State
15. Virginia
16. Coastal Carolina
17. Ole Miss
18. Wisconsin
19. Arizona State
20. Arkansas
21. North Carolina
22. Auburn
23. BYU
24. Miami
25. Michigan

Coaches Poll

1. Alabama (64)
2. Georgia (1)
3. Oklahoma
4. Oregon
5. Texas A&M
6. Clemson
7. Iowa
8. Cincinnati
9. Florida
10. Notre Dame
11. Ohio State
12. Penn State
13. UCLA
14. Iowa State
15. Virginia Tech
16. Ole Miss
17. Wisconsin
18. Coastal Carolina
19. North Carolina
20. Auburn
21. Arizona State
22. Oklahoma State
23. BYU
24. Arkansas
25. Michigan

For the first time in years, the Gators are represented on the voting panel with head coach Dan Mullen contributing as one of 65 coaches submitting votes. Others with State of Florida or SEC ties include Manny Diaz of Miami, Bryan Harsin of Auburn, Clark Lea of Vanderbilt, Gus Malzahn of UCF, Sam Pittman of Arkansas, Nick Saban of Alabama and Kirby Smart of Georgia.

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