Gators move up in Coaches Poll, hold steady in AP Poll

The Gators moved up one spot to No. 17 in the latest edition of the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll following their 42-0 defeat of Vanderbilt on Saturday.

Meanwhile, they checked in at No. 20 in the Associated Press Poll for the second week in a row.

Florida jumped Arkansas and BYU in the Coaches Poll but was leapfrogged by Wake Forest.

In the AP Poll, UF moved past Auburn but dropped behind Arizona State.

As expected, Georgia is the new No. 1 team in both polls following their dominant win over Auburn and Alabama’s shocking upset loss to then-unranked Texas A&M. The Bulldogs received all 62 first-place votes in the AP Poll and 64 of 65 first-place votes in the Coaches Poll.

Alabama dropped to fifth in both polls, while Texas A&M entered the Coaches Poll at 18th and the AP Poll at No. 21.

The Gators (4-2, 2-2 SEC) will travel to Baton Rouge this Saturday to take on LSU (3-3, 1-2) at noon. After a bye week, they will then take on No. 1 Georgia in Jacksonville.

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

USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

1. Georgia
2. Iowa
3. Oklahoma
4. Cincinnati
5. Alabama
6. Ohio State
7. Michigan
8. Penn State
9. Michigan State
10. Oregon
11. Kentucky
12. Oklahoma State
13. Notre Dame
14. Ole Miss
15. Coastal Carolina
16. Wake Forest
17. Florida
18. Texas A&M
19. Arkansas
20. BYU
21. NC State
22. Arizona State
23. SMU
24. San Diego State
25. Clemson

Associated Press Poll

1. Georgia
2. Iowa
3. Cincinnati
4. Oklahoma
5. Alabama
6. Ohio State
7. Penn State
8. Michigan
9. Oregon
10. Michigan State
11. Kentucky
12. Oklahoma State
13. Ole Miss
14. Notre Dame
15. Coastal Carolina
16. Wake Forest
17. Arkansas
18. Arizona State
19. BYU
20. Florida
21. Texas A&M
22. NC State
23. SMU
24. San Diego State
25. Texas

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.