Gators out of top 25 polls for first time since 2011

By Adam Silverstein
October 20, 2013

The eighth regular season editions of the USA Today Coaches’ Poll and Associated Press Top 25, along with the first edition of the BCS standings for the 2013 season, were released on Sunday with the Florida Gators nowhere to be found for the first time since the conclusion of the 2011 campaign.

Florida (4-3, 3-2 SEC) was knocked out of the rankings after being defeated for the second time in as many weeks and falling 36-17 to the Missouri Tigers, which moved up to No. 7 in the USA Today poll and No. 5 in the AP top 25 before being listed No. 5 in the BCS on Sunday night.

The Gators’ other two losses this season also came to ranked opponents. The Miami Hurricanes are listed at No. 7 in the BCS, No. 6 by USA today and No. 7 by the AP, and the LSU Tigers checked in at No. 13 in all three rankings.

The Alabama Crimson Tide remain the unanimous No. 1 team in the nation.

DateGator BaitTime/ScoreTV/Rec.
9/4FAUW 35-141-0
9/11at USFW 42-202-0
9/18AlabamaL 39-412-1
9/25TennesseeW 38-143-1
10/2at KentuckyL 13-203-2
10/9VanderbiltW 42-04-2
10/16at LSUL 42-494-3
10/30vs. Georgia
L 7-344-4
11/6at South CarolinaL 17-404-5
11/13SamfordW 70-525-5
11/20at MissouriL(OT) 23-245-6
11/27Florida StateW 24-216-6
12/23vs. UCF
L 17-296-7

UF’s 2013 opponents in italics.

This Week 1-5: Alabama, Florida State, Oregon, Ohio State, Missouri
6-10: Stanford, Miami, Baylor, Clemson, Texas Tech
11-15: Auburn, UCLA, LSU, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma
16-20: Texas A&M, Fresno State, Northern Illinois, Oklahoma State, Louisville
21-25: South Carolina, Michigan, UCF, Nebraska, Oregon State

Check out the rest of the polls after the break!

This Week 1-5: Alabama (57), Oregon (4), Florida State (1), Ohio State, Baylor
6-10: Miami, Missouri, Stanford, Texas Tech, Clemson
11-15: UCLA, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, LSU, Texas A&M
16-20: Louisville, Auburn, Fresno State, Virginia Tech, South Carolina
21-25: Nebraska, Northern Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, UCF

Last Week 1-5: Alabama (58), Oregon (3), Ohio State, Clemson (1), Florida State
6-10: Louisville, Texas A&M, LSU, South Carolina, UCLA
11-15: Miami, Baylor, Stanford, Missouri, Texas Tech
16-20: Georgia, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Fresno State, Virginia Tech
21-25: Nebraska, Florida, Northern Illinois, Michigan, Washington

This Week 1-5: Alabama (55), Oregon (3), Florida State (2), Ohio State, Missouri
6-10: Baylor, Miami, Stanford, Clemson, Texas Tech
11-15: Auburn, UCLA, LSU, Texas A&M, Fresno State
16-20: Virginia Tech, Oklahoma, Louisville, Oklahoma State, South Carolina
21-25: UCF, Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska

Last Week 1-5: Alabama (55), Oregon (5), Clemson, Ohio State, Florida State
6-10: LSU, Texas A&M, Louisville, UCLA, Miami
11-15: South Carolina, Baylor, Stanford, Missouri, Georgia
16-20: Texas Tech, Fresno State, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, Washington
21-25: Oklahoma State, Florida, Northern Illinois, Wisconsin


  1. g8ter27 says:

    Man I got to say that this surprises me a little bit. Remember that one play where Taylor scored from 20 yards out???? That was awesome. Yeah and that one punt by Townsend…..and Patton’s return…and,I guess that is pretty much it. This offense is a joke, this reminds me of Miss State in Urban’s last year. That was the most painful game I had seen…til now.

  2. SW FL Joe says:

    Question: How can you take an offense ranked 104 and make it worse? Answer: Put Brent Prease in charge of it

  3. gatorboi352 says:

    What will probably allow for no change to happen over the next week is the fact that we’ve lost to top competition. It sucks, but Muschamp will never fire one of his staff (or bench anyone on offense) and Foley won’t make any moves that are below the HC level.

    We’re stuck with this until end of year minimum.

  4. gatorboi352 says:

    Can anyone explain to me how Jordan Reed goes from some kind of high-jumping basketball player stuck in a football uniform the last 3 years at Florida, to 7 games into his NFL career looking like Tony Gonzales Jr or something?

    Yet another example of poor player development on the offensive side of the ball under Muschamp. It’s like offense is a foreign language to him.

  5. Frank says:

    Gatorboi- Great insight! Reed is a clear example that when Coach Boom had a talented tight end, it really helped both the pass and run game. I love the tongue-in-cheek final comment on Muschamp. At least we agree Coach Boom is not the problem. You can tell in his press conferences that he understands the game on both sides of the ball. No telling how good we’d be right now without the injuries. Just wish the firing talk would cease. It has to hurt the team morale. The guys love Boom and he’s brought discipline and a team-first attitude. Hope he’s here 20 years(5+ SEC/National championships)!!!

  6. Oldflyer says:

    That last gatorboi post is pure horse manure. Gatorboi when you grow up you might be able to carry Champ’s jock, but not yet; not for awhile.

    Hope I didn’t hurt your feelings, boi, but when you post crap, you can expect crap in return. So, now fire your best shot.

    • Michael Jones says:

      I’ll take that bait, Oldflyer. Gatorboi has been known to post some BS on occasion–we all have–but he’s spot on regarding Muschamp’s inability to develop offensive talent. We keep hearing about how our woeful passing game has to do with a lack of talent or “playmakers” at the receiving position, but our receivers either keep making or coming close to making NFL squads. Frankie Hammond, Omarius Hines, Deonte Thompson, Jordan Reed. How do those guys even get a shot at making an NFL team unless they are talented?

      This team has Dunbar, Patton, Burton, Robinson, Fulwood, and #1 and #2 in the nation tight end recruits and other talented kids riding the pine, and yet we can’t throw a pass further than 10 yards down the field? And nobody can get open? Seriously? That’s a scheme problem and an inability to develop players problem. That’s a hard headed coach who wants to be Woody Hayes but doesn’t recognize or won’t accept that he doesn’t have the O-line to get that done. That’s bizarre play calling that doesn’t mix things up in a way that keeps the defense off-balance. That’s offensive coaching that 7 games into the season still fields a unit that looks befuddled prior to and during about half of our offensive snaps. PLEASE!!!

      We just got manhandled by Mizzou. Ever see Mizzou come in with a top ten recruiting class? EVER?? Apparently they DO know how to develop the talent they get.

      Clearly you are a Muschamp supporter. Good for you. I don’t hate the guy either and as a Gator I’m pulling for him to turn this thing around. But other than a cheap personal attack on Gatorboi (and don’t get me wrong, I disagree with about a third of what he writes), you got any facts or legitimate argument to back your position?

      • GatorCooken says:

        Agree. Love Muschamp, but the trend is not good…

      • gatorboi352 says:

        Thanks for the back up, Michael. We all disagree on here from time to time but the personal attack from Oldflyer is uncalled for.

        FWIW Flyer, I’m 30 and have been watching Gator football since ’90.

        This is Mushcamp’s coming to Jesus moment, Will he change and adapt? Or will he continue to say one thing in pressers and interviews while rolling out the same product Saturday after Saturday on the field?

        One of two things will happen: Boom will overhaul his offensive staff, or Foley will overhaul him. Simple as that.

    • Crock says:

      Gatorboi could win 6 games with this Florida team. I’m not sure Muschamp will.

  7. aziatic41 says:

    We should win against Georgia Southern and Vanderbilt at home. That would make us bowl-eligible. I just don’t see us beating UGA, USC, or FSU with how bad our offense is. Our defense scores more than our offense. And if Gurley happens to return next week we will probably get killed by UGA. No way we can stop him and Murray both on the field at the same time.

  8. Luke says:

    I think there’s a chance we take one of the games against UGAy, USCocks, or F-SU. I’d love to see the semi-holes go undefeated only to have us spoil their BCS playoff chances. I don’t care if we lose every game from now until the end of November and then pull out a win. (actually, I do, but just to make a point)

    After that, we’d at least demote Pease and go into the offseason laughing about how terrible we were but still manage to beat Jimbo and his girls…

  9. GatorGrad98 says:

    I used to think we could stop anyone defensively but now… I think our defense has given up!!! No matter how hard they bust it out there, it wont matter unless you put points in the board!

  10. SJ210 says:

    The defense is still very good. Remember, we had 3 starters miss the entire Mizzou game – Powell, Jacobs, and Riggs. I am interested to see whether Muschamp can hold this team together and beat Vandy and take at least 1/3 of UGA, SC, and FSU. If we completely fall apart, I’m not sure how you bring him back. The same issues have plagued this team since his arrival, mainly lack of discipline and no offense. So far this year we are 102nd in NCAA in scoring, 112th in penalties, and 114th in RZ scoring.

    • Michael Jones says:

      Good point about the discipline. That hasn’t been mentioned but I’m so sick of seeing our guys not even be able to follow the snap count or stay onsides. Personal fouls are also inexcusable. I get the occasional pass interference (not the stupid blatant ones where we’re actually pulling the receiver down before the ball even gets there) and the occasional offensive holding (same deal) because those are pretty subjective. But not being able to wait for the ball to be snapped? Not being able to control your temper on those personal fouls? Undisciplined and inexcusable.

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