Gators Back in Top 10

After dropping out two weeks ago, the Florida Gators are back in the Associated Press top 10. Florida still ranks No. 11 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

South Carolina's loss to Vanderbilt, USF's loss to Rutgers and the Kentucky loss to the Gators dropped all three teams from the top 10, allowing the Gators to slide back in. Florida defeated then No. 7/8 ranked Kentucky 45-37 on Saturday.

In the AP poll, Florida is in a tie with USC for the ninth spot. Both teams have 1,107 points. The Gators have one more loss than the Trojans, but both Gator losses are at the hands of current top 25 teams. LSU moved up two spots to No. 3 after their come-from-behind win against Auburn on Saturday night. The Tigers also received five first place votes.

In the USA Today Coaches Poll, the Gators are one slot shy of the top 10, coming in at No. 11. The Gators gained two spots after Saturday's win, but undefeated Kansas is ranked ahead of them. Only five points separate the Gators from the Jayhawks, which is the slimmest margin between two teams except for the two points that separate Auburn and Alabama at Nos. 23 and 24, respectively.

The Gators face Georgia on Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs rank No. 19 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 20 in the AP.

AP Poll 1. Ohio State
2. Boston College
3. LSU
4. Oklahoma
5. Oregon
tie 9. Florida
20. Georgia

USA Today Poll
1. Ohio State
2. Boston College
3. LSU
4. Oklahoma
5. Oregon
11. Florida
19. Georgia


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