College football rankings: Florida Gators hold in AP Top 25, tick down in Coaches Poll

By Adam Silverstein
October 25, 2020
College football rankings: Florida Gators hold in AP Top 25, tick down in Coaches Poll
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Week 8 of the 2020 college football season was a second-straight previously unplanned bye for the Florida Gators, which missed consecutive weeks of action amid a COVID-19 outbreak within the program. At least two dozen players and three coaches tested positive with at least a dozen other players quarantined due to contact tracing.

Though the Gators were unable to play, the rest of the college football world kept going, especially this week with the Big Ten starting its 2020 season. After dropping in the top 25 rankings following a loss to Texas A&M two weeks ago, there has been nothing for Florida to do but wait and see how pollsters would respond to this week’s action.

The Gators held at No. 10 in the AP Top 25 with Wisconsin jumping in between Florida and Texas A&M. The Aggies finally jumped the Gators in the Coaches Poll, but so did Cincinnati, pushing Florida back one spot to No. 9.

Clemson held as the unanimous No. 1 team in the nation with Alabama firmly in the No. 2 spot and Ohio State stepping up to unanimous No. 3. In fact, the top eight of both rankings are identical with Wisconsin over Florida the lone difference in the top 10s.

With LSU and Tennessee dropping out of the AP Top 25 last week, suddenly Florida only has one game left against a top 25 opponent this season down from five earlier this year when LSU, UT and Kentucky were ranked.

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

AP Top 25

1. Clemson (52)
2. Alabama (10)
3. Ohio State
4. Notre Dame
5. Georgia
6. Oklahoma State
7. Cincinnati
8. Texas A&M
9. Wisconsin
10. Florida
11. BYU
12. Miami
13. Michigan
14. Oregon
15. North Carolina
16. Kansas State
17. Indiana
18. Penn State
19. Marshall
20. Coastal Carolina
21. USC
22. SMU
23. Iowa State
24. Oklahoma
25. Boise State

Coaches Poll

1. Clemson (52)
2. Alabama (8)
3. Ohio State (2)
4. Notre Dame
5. Georgia
6. Oklahoma State
7. Cincinnati
8. Texas A&M
9. Florida
10. BYU
11. Wisconsin
12. Miami
13. North Carolina
14. Michigan
15. Oregon
16. Kansas State
17. Penn State
18. Marshall
19. Indiana
20. USC
21. Coastal Carolina
22. Iowa State
23. SMU
24. Oklahoma
25. Army West Point

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