College football rankings: Florida football enters the top 10 in new AP Top 25 poll

By Adam Silverstein
October 21, 2018
College football rankings: Florida football enters the top 10 in new AP Top 25 poll

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Three weeks after returning to the AP Top 25, the Florida Gators have entered the top 10 of the college football rankings coming off a bye week. The Gators have won four straight games, including three over SEC opponents and two on the road. Pollsters are clearly recognizing their vastly improved play after a Week 2 loss to Kentucky that looks way better now than it did at the time considering the Wildcats are now No. 12 in the nation.

Florida checked in at No. 9 in the new edition of the AP Top 25, moving up two spots to enter the top 10 for the first time since 2015. Though UF is five back of an LSU team it beat, it properly sits ahead of an Ohio State team that fell to unranked three-loss Purdue by 29 on Saturday night. That makes the Florida-Georgia game an official top-10 matchup this coming weekend. The Gators moved up one spot in the Coaches Poll, advancing to No. 11 this week. The coaches (read: sports information directors) kept OSU ahead of UF in this circumstance.

Let’s take a look at the latest college football rankings after Week 8.

AP Top 25

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

Coaches Poll

1. Alabama (60)
2. Clemson (2)
3. Notre Dame
4. LSU5. Michigan
6. Georgia
7. Texas
8. Oklahoma
9. Ohio State
10. UCF
11. Florida
12. West Virginia
13. Washington
14. Kentucky15. Washington State
16. Penn State
17. Texas A&M
18. Iowa
19. Wisconsin
20. South Florida
21. Oregon
22. NC State
23. Stanford
24. Utah
25. Miami

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