Florida is one of five Southeastern Conference teams ranked in the top ten of the poll by the coaches. Alabama earned the No. 1 spot, followed by Georgia at No. 5, Texas A&M at No. 6 and South Carolina at No. 7. The Crimson Tide received 58 of the 62 total first-place votes.
The Gators also have four teams in the poll on their schedule in Georgia, South Carolina, No. 12 Florida State and No. 13 LSU.
Miami, the week-two opponent for the Gators, received votes and came in at No. 27, just missing the poll.
The Gators opened last season at No. 23 and put together an 11-2 season with a BCS bowl berth.