Gators move up in AP Poll

The Gators moved up two spots in the weekly Associated Press Poll to No. 11 following their 42-20 win at South Florida on Saturday.

UF jumped Notre Dame and Iowa State this week. The Fighting Irish survived an upset scare from Toledo, while the Cyclones fell to Iowa, 27-17.

Alabama remained the No. 1 team by receiving 60 of 63 possible first-place votes. No. 2 Georgia received the other three first-place votes.

Oklahoma checked in at No. 3, while Oregon shot up eight spots to No. 4 following its road upset of Ohio State. Iowa rounds out the top-5.

Ohio State dropped from third to ninth following their loss.

Arkansas entered the rankings for the first time this season at No. 20, as did No. 23 BYU and No. 25 Michigan.

In total, there are seven SEC teams in the AP top-25.

Meanwhile, the Gators stayed put at No. 9 in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll.

The Gators will host Alabama at 3:30 on Saturday. They’re looking to snap a seven-game losing streak to the Crimson Tide.

Here are the complete AP and Coaches polls for week three.

Associated Press Poll

1. Alabama
2. Georgia
3. Oklahoma
4. Oregon
5. Iowa
6. Clemson
7. Texas A&M
8. Cincinnati
9. Ohio State
10. Penn State
11. Florida
12. Notre Dame
13. UCLA
14. Iowa State
15. Virginia Tech
16. Coastal Carolina
17. Ole Miss
18. Wisconsin
19. Arizona State
20. Arkansas
21. North Carolina
22. Auburn
23. BYU
24. Miami
25. Michigan

USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

1. Alabama
2. Georgia
3. Oklahoma
4. Oregon
5. Texas A&M
6. Clemson
7. Iowa
8. Cincinnati
9. Florida
10. Notre Dame
11. Ohio State
12. Penn State
13. UCLA
14. Iowa State
15. Virginia Tech
16. Ole Miss
17. Wisconsin
18. Coastal Carolina
19. North Carolina
20. Auburn
21. Arizona State
22. Oklahoma State
23. BYU
24. Arkansas
25. Michigan

Ethan was born in Gainesville and has lived in the Starke, Florida, area his entire life. He played basketball for five years and knew he wanted to be a sportswriter when he was in middle school. He’s attended countless Gators athletic events since his early childhood, with baseball being his favorite sport to attend. He’s a proud 2019 graduate of the University of Florida and a 2017 graduate of Santa Fe College. He interned with the University Athletic Association’s communications department for 1 ½ years as a student and has spent the last two football seasons writing for InsideTheGators.com. He is a long-suffering fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tampa Bay Rays. You can follow him on Twitter @ehughes97.