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Gators Biggest AP Preseason No. 1 Ever

Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer

Florida opens the season at No. 1 in both polls, with the Associated Press joining the coaches in having the Gators at the top. They received 58 of the 60 possible votes, with the only two dissenters selecting Texas for the top spot. It's the biggest percentage of votes (96.7) for any team as the initial top choice in the history of the poll.

Florida becomes the first defending champ to begin the next season as the top team since USC in 2005. It's the third time the Gators have begun the year as AP's No. 1 (1994 and 2001 were the others.) They did not win the national title in either season, which is not unusual. Just ten AP preseason No... Recommended Stories

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