Gators drop in both polls after loss

It’s human nature to rank things. Every week the AP and USA Today Coaches Poll rank the top-25 college football teams in the country. It’s an exercise in reaction and in most cases overreaction but it does hold importance in the landscape of college football.

The Gators predictably fell in both polls this week following their loss to the Miami Hurricanes this past weekend. Florida dropped 11 spots from No. 9 to No. 20 and fell six places in the USA Today Coaches Poll from No. 12 to No. 18.

While the Gators did drop in both polls, their fate is still completely in their own hands. The loss to Miami, while it stings, doesn’t affect Florida’s main goal this season. It was an out of conference loss and doesn’t effect Florida’s goal of reaching the SEC Championship in Atlanta.

Florida will have a week off before starting SEC play in two weeks against Tennessee in The Swamp.

Coaches Poll

  1. Alabama (58)
  2. Oregon (1)
  3. Ohio State (2)
  4. Stanford
  5. Clemson
  6. Texas A&M (1)
  7. Louisville
  8. LSU
  9. Florida State
  10. Georgia
  11. Oklahoma State
  12. Michigan
  13. Oklahoma
  14. South Carolina
  15. Nebraska
  16. Northwestern
  17. UCLA
  18. Wisconsin
  19. Miami
  20. Florida
  21. Notre Dame
  22. Baylor
  23. Washington
  24. TCU
  25. Ole Miss


AP Poll

  1. Alabama (57)
  2. Oregon (1)
  3. Clemson (1)
  4. Ohio State (1)
  5. Stanford
  6. Texas A&M
  7. Louisville
  8. LSU
  9. Georgia
  10. Florida State
  11. Michigan
  12. Oklahoma State
  13. South Carolina
  14. Oklahoma
  15. Miami
  16. UCLA
  17. Northwestern
  18. Florida
  19. Washington
  20. Wisconsin
  21. Notre Dame
  22. Baylor
  23. Nebraska
  24. TCU
  25. Ole Miss
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Nick de la Torre
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


  1. I know a win is a win, but Miami’s win wasn’t as impressive as it was Florida’s loss was just unimpressive. They didn’t create the turnovers as much as Florida just gave it to them. We moved the ball as well as we have at any point since WM has been the coach. This ‘identity’ thing that we want to create so bad…..just be a tough ass defense, but put an offensive plan in place that can win ball games when it has to!