Florida Gators ranked in Preseason AP Top 25 poll

The Associated Press released its preseason poll on Monday afternoon and the Florida Gators will enter the 2017 season ranked No. 17.

After a second consecutive trip to the SEC Championship game the Gators start this season ranked 17, an eight spot jump from the 2016 AP preseason poll where they were ranked 25th to start the season.

The Gators will face off against No. 11 Michigan to start the season. Florida has five opponents on its schedule that are ranked inside the AP Top-25.

  1. Alabama
    2. Ohio State
    3. Florida State
    4. Southern California
    5. Clemson
    6. Penn State
    7. Oklahoma
    8. Washington
    9. Wisconsin
    10. Oklahoma State
    11. Michigan
    12. Auburn
    13. LSU
    14. Stanford
    15. Georgia
    16. Louisville
    17. Florida
    18. Miami
    19. USF
    20. Kansas State
    21. Virginia Tech
    22. West Virginia
    23. Texas
    24. Washington State
    25. Tennessee
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A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC