Gators move up to No. 4 in AP poll

Fresh off a 14-6 upset victory against LSU, the Florida Gators football team moved up six spots to No. 4 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll.

It’s the first time since the 2010 preseason poll that the Gators are in the top 5. They were No. 4 in that poll.

Florida improved to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in Southeastern Conference play. The Gators rallied from a halftime deficit to win for the third time this season.

LSU dropped from No. 4 to No. 9 after its streak of 18 consecutive regular season wins came to an end. Defending BCS Alabama retained the top spot in the poll followed by Oregon at No. 2 and South Carolina is No. 3.

The SEC owns three of the top 4 spots and Florida becomes the fifth different SEC team to be ranked among the top 5 this season. Georgia and LSU were the others.

Other SEC teams in the current Top 25 are No. 14 Georgia, No. 19 Mississippi State and No. 22 Texas A&M.

Here’s a link to the complete AP Top 25 poll:

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Mike Capshaw brings a wealth of experience to the Gator Country team. He’s been overseeing all editorial aspects of and Gator Country magazine by managing our team of staffers, interns and freelancers. He is now moving into a bigger role as a reporter by covering the football and basketball beats as well as providing coverage of all sports on campus. Mike’s 15 years in the business has included more than six years of covering SEC sports and recruiting at a daily newspaper in Arkansas. He has also helped launch a newspaper, magazines, websites and even a sports talk radio show. Because Mike puts family ahead of his career, he left the place where he was established when his wife received an opportunity to further her career at UF. He took a leap of faith that he could find a job in the Gainesville area and worked for a year at a newspaper group before joining the Gator Country family in November, 2011. Mike has won Florida Press Association awards for Best Sports Game Story and Best Sports Feature Story in the past two years as well as a company-wide award at his former newspaper group that includes some 60 publications, for Excellence in Sports Reporting. You can follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeCapshawGC.