College football rankings: Florida Gators hold at No. 5 in AP Top 25 poll after Week 3

By Adam Silverstein
September 20, 2020
College football rankings: Florida Gators hold at No. 5 in AP Top 25 poll after Week 3

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Though the Florida Gators will not take the field for one more week, the latest edition of college football rankings for the 2020 season were released Sunday following Week 3 action. With Big Ten and Pac-12 teams still out of the AP Top 25 but Big Ten teams added back to the Coaches Poll, suffice to say, the rankings are a bit of a mess.

The Gators remained the No. 5 team in the AP Top 25 and No. 6 team in the Coaches Poll. Florida’s top-five ranking in the AP Top 25 is its first since 2012. It is still the third-ranked SEC team behind Alabama and Georgia in the AP Top 25 but is behind of LSU in the Coaches Poll.

Clemson remains the unanimous No. 1 team in the nation with Alabama firmly in the No. 2 spot. In-state rival Miami had its rankings juiced this week after beating a mediocre-but-ranked Louisville team on the road. With Texas A&M, Tennessee and Kentucky still in the AP Top 25, UF has five games against ranked opponents out of its 10 this season.

Let’s take a look at the latest sets of college football rankings.

AP Top 25

1. Clemson (59)
2. Alabama (1)
3. Oklahoma
4. Georgia
5. Florida 
6. LSU (1)
7. Notre Dame
T8. Auburn
T8. Texas
10. Texas A&M
11. North Carolina
12. Miami
13. UCF
14. Cincinnati
15. Oklahoma State
16. Tennessee
17. Memphis
18. BYU
19. Louisiana
20. Virginia Tech
21. Pitt
22. Army West Point
23. Kentucky
24. Louisville
25. Marshall

Coaches Poll

1. Clemson (44)
2. Alabama (1)
T3. Oklahoma
T3. Georgia
5. LSU (1)
6. Florida
7. Notre Dame
8. Auburn
9. Texas
10. Ohio State
11. Texas A&M
12. North Carolina
13. Penn State
14. Miami
15. UCF
16. Cincinnati
17. Wisconsin
18. Oklahoma State
19. Michigan
20. Memphis
21. Tennessee
22. Minnesota
23. BYU
24. Virginia Tech
25. Louisiana

Kentucky, Baylor and Army fell out of the Coaches Poll without losing due to the insertion of Big Ten teams.

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