Gators finish 2019 ranked No. 6

When Dan Mullen first led the Florida Gators onto a field as head coach his team was unranked.

So much has changed in two years.

Following LSU’s win over Clemson in the National Championship game, the Florida Gators were ranked No. 6 in the final Associated Press poll for 2019. It’s the highest the Gators have finished in the season end AP poll since 2009.

In 2018 Mullen joined Galen Hall as the only Florida head coaches to finish in the top-10 in their first seasons. This No. 6 finish makes Mullen the only Florida coach in school history to finish inside the top-10 in each of his first two seasons.

Florida finished the 2019 season with an 11-2 record. Their only losses came to an undefeated National Champion on the road and No. 4 Georgia.

The full AP Top 25

1. LSU
2. Clemson
3. Ohio State
4. Georgia
5. Oregon
6. Florida
7. Oklahoma
8. Alabama
9. Penn State
10. Minnesota
11. Wisconsin
12. Notre Dame
13. Baylor
14. Auburn
15. Iowa
16. Utah
17. Memphis
18. Michigan
19. Appalachian State
20. Navy
21. Cincinnati
22. Air Force
23. Boise State
24. UCF
25. Texas

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