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Gators drop in both
polls after loss to LSU

Written by Nick de la Torre, October 13, 2013, 0 Comments,
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Following a 17-6 loss down in America’s boot, the Gators fell in both polls. Florida dropped five spots from No. 17 to No. 22 in the AP poll and from No. 17 to No. 19 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

The Southeastern Conference added Missouri into the USA Today Coaches Poll top 25 following their upset win over Georgia on Saturday. Mizzou jumped from No. 25 to No. 14 in the AP poll and will host the Gators in Colombia, Missouri next week in a matchup that now holds major SEC East title implications. In a show of strength, the SEC now has eight teams ranked in the AP top 25 poll.

Despite dropping in the polls the Gators still are in the driver’s seat in the SEC. The rest of the  road isn’t easy and the Gators will need to post wins over Missouri, Georgia and South Carolina to punch their ticket to Atlanta but they still control their own fate and that’s a good position to be in.

AP Top 25

Rank    Team           Record  Points
1	Alabama (55)	6-0	1495
2	Oregon (5)	6-0	1438
3	Clemson	        6-0	1352
4	Ohio State	6-0	1330
5	Florida State	5-0	1242
6	LSU	        6-1	1137
7	Texas A&M	5-1	1105
8	Louisville	6-0	1077
9	UCLA	        5-0	1017
10	Miami (FL)	5-0	912
11	South Carolina	5-1	896
12	Baylor	        5-0	849
13	Stanford	5-1	824
14	Missouri	6-0	749
15	Georgia	        4-2	615
16	Texas Tech	6-0	590
17	Fresno State	5-0	383
18	Oklahoma	5-1	380
19	Virginia Tech	6-1	352
20	Washington	4-2	309
21	Oklahoma State	4-1	264
22	Florida	        4-2	249
23	Northern Ill.	6-0	185
24	Auburn	        5-1	156
25	Wisconsin	4-2	153

Dropped from rankings: Michigan 18, Northwestern 19.
Others receiving votes: Michigan 118, Nebraska 94, Michigan State 69, Utah 47, Notre Dame 39, Oregon State 21, UCF 19, Texas 16, Northwestern 7, Arizona State 7, Houston 3, Rutgers 1.

USA Today Coaches Poll

Rank    Team           Record  Points  Previous
1	Alabama (57)	6-0	1,544	1
2	Oregon (4)	6-0	1,486	2
3	Ohio State	6-0	1,379	3
4	Clemson (1)	6-0	1,356	4
5	Stanford	5-1	1,327	5
6	Florida State	5-0	1,188	8
7	Georgia	        4-2	1,130	6
8	Louisville	6-0	1,105	7
9	Texas A&M	5-1	1,067	9
10	Oklahoma	5-1	964	10
11	LSU	        6-1	953	11
12	South Carolina	5-1	833	12
13	UCLA	        5-0	807	13
14	Miami (FL)	5-0	747	14
15	Baylor	        5-0	698	16
16	Michigan	5-1	591	17
17	Florida	        4-2	574	19
18	Northwestern	4-2	393	15
19	Washington	4-2	366	18
20	Oklahoma State	4-1	350	20
21	Texas Tech	6-0	336	22
22	Fresno State	5-0	325	21
23	Northern Ill.	6-0	169	23
24	Nebraska	5-1	125	25
25	Virginia Tech	6-1	97	NR

Others Receiving Votes: Missouri 86, Notre Dame 58, Wisconsin 29, Michigan State 16, Auburn 11, UCF 11, Rutgers 8, Oregon State 8, Arizona 4, Arizona State 4, Ball State 3, Brigham Young 2.

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Following a 17-6 loss down in America’s boot, the Gators fell in both polls. Florida dropped five spots from No. 17 to No. 22 in the AP poll and from No. 17 to No. 19 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

The Southeastern Conference added Missouri into the USA Today Coaches Poll top 25 following their upset win over Georgia on Saturday. Mizzou jumped from No. 25 to No. 14 in the AP poll and will host the Gators in Colombia, Missouri next week in a matchup that now holds major SEC East title implications. In a show of strength, the SEC now has eight teams ranked in the AP top 25 poll.

Despite dropping in the polls the Gators still are in the driver’s seat in the SEC. The rest of the  road isn’t easy and the Gators will need to post wins over Missouri, Georgia and South Carolina to punch their ticket to Atlanta but they still control their own fate and that’s a good position to be in.

AP Top 25

Rank    Team           Record  Points
1	Alabama (55)	6-0	1495
2	Oregon (5)	6-0	1438
3	Clemson	        6-0	1352
4	Ohio State	6-0	1330
5	Florida State	5-0	1242
6	LSU	        6-1	1137
7	Texas A&M	5-1	1105
8	Louisville	6-0	1077
9	UCLA	        5-0	1017
10	Miami (FL)	5-0	912
11	South Carolina	5-1	896
12	Baylor	        5-0	849
13	Stanford	5-1	824
14	Missouri	6-0	749
15	Georgia	        4-2	615
16	Texas Tech	6-0	590
17	Fresno State	5-0	383
18	Oklahoma	5-1	380
19	Virginia Tech	6-1	352
20	Washington	4-2	309
21	Oklahoma State	4-1	264
22	Florida	        4-2	249
23	Northern Ill.	6-0	185
24	Auburn	        5-1	156
25	Wisconsin	4-2	153

Dropped from rankings: Michigan 18, Northwestern 19.
Others receiving votes: Michigan 118, Nebraska 94, Michigan State 69, Utah 47, Notre Dame 39, Oregon State 21, UCF 19, Texas 16, Northwestern 7, Arizona State 7, Houston 3, Rutgers 1.

USA Today Coaches Poll

Rank    Team           Record  Points  Previous
1	Alabama (57)	6-0	1,544	1
2	Oregon (4)	6-0	1,486	2
3	Ohio State	6-0	1,379	3
4	Clemson (1)	6-0	1,356	4
5	Stanford	5-1	1,327	5
6	Florida State	5-0	1,188	8
7	Georgia	        4-2	1,130	6
8	Louisville	6-0	1,105	7
9	Texas A&M	5-1	1,067	9
10	Oklahoma	5-1	964	10
11	LSU	        6-1	953	11
12	South Carolina	5-1	833	12
13	UCLA	        5-0	807	13
14	Miami (FL)	5-0	747	14
15	Baylor	        5-0	698	16
16	Michigan	5-1	591	17
17	Florida	        4-2	574	19
18	Northwestern	4-2	393	15
19	Washington	4-2	366	18
20	Oklahoma State	4-1	350	20
21	Texas Tech	6-0	336	22
22	Fresno State	5-0	325	21
23	Northern Ill.	6-0	169	23
24	Nebraska	5-1	125	25
25	Virginia Tech	6-1	97	NR

Others Receiving Votes: Missouri 86, Notre Dame 58, Wisconsin 29, Michigan State 16, Auburn 11, UCF 11, Rutgers 8, Oregon State 8, Arizona 4, Arizona State 4, Ball State 3, Brigham Young 2.

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