College football rankings: Florida Gators down a spot in AP Top 25 poll as top-10 matchup looms

By Adam Silverstein
September 29, 2019
College football rankings: Florida Gators down a spot in AP Top 25 poll as top-10 matchup looms
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The Florida Gators (5-0, 2-0 SEC) may not have looked dominant on Saturday, but they still cruised to an easy home win win over the Towson Tigers of the FCS, picking up a 38-0 victory at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. Despite being riddled with injuries, the Gators took care of business at home as it rested up and prepared for a gauntlet of ranked opponents.

That starts this week as Florida hosts Auburn, the first of three top-10 teams that UF will face over a four-game stretch through the month of October.

The Gators fell one spot to No. 10 in the AP Top 25 and held steady at No. 8 in the Coaches Poll for the fourth straight week, while the Tigers remained a unanimous No. 7 nationally. One-loss Notre Dame jumped Florida by 10 points in the AP Top 25. Considering AU has two wins over ranked opponents already and UF has not even faced one, it is more than fair that next week’s visitors enter the game with the higher designation.

The other difference in the respective rankings for Florida is Wisconsin, which is ahead in the AP Top 25 but still behind in the Coaches Poll.

Alabama jumped Clemson for the No. 1 spot in both rankings despite the Tigers earning one more first-place vote than the Crimson Tide in the Coaches Poll. Georgia (No. 3) and Ohio State (No. 5) also received first-place votes from the coaches, and OSU moved up to No. 4 in the AP Top 25.

Let’s take a look at the new AP Top 25 ahead of Week 6.

1. Alabama
2. Clemson
3. Georgia
4. Ohio State
5. LSU
6. Oklahoma
7. Auburn
8. Wisconsin
9. Notre Dame
10. Florida
11. Texas
12. Penn State
13. Oregon
14. Iowa
15. Washington
16. Boise State
17. Utah
18. UCF
19. Michigan
20. Arizona State
21. Oklahoma State
22. Wake Forest
23. Virginia
24. SMU
25. Texas A&M

And now the latest Coaches Poll.

1. Alabama (29)
2. Clemson (30)
3. Georgia (1)
4. Oklahoma
5. Ohio State (4)
6. LSU
7. Auburn
8. Florida
9. Wisconsin
10. Notre Dame
11. Penn State
12. Texas
13. Oregon
14. Iowa
15. Boise State
16. Washington
17. Utah
18. Michigan
19. UCF
20. Wake Forest
21. Texas A&M
22. Virginia
23. Michigan State
24. Memphis
25. Oklahoma State

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