College football rankings: Florida Gators hold steady, inch up in new AP Top 25, Coaches Poll

By Adam Silverstein
October 10, 2021
College football rankings: Florida Gators hold steady, inch up in new AP Top 25, Coaches Poll
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Coming off a predictably dominant home win over Vanderbilt, the Florida Gators held steady in the AP Top 25 and inched up slightly in the newest Coaches Poll released Sunday following Week 6 of the season. Florida remains the No. 20 team in the AP Top 25 and rose one spot to No. 17 in the Coaches Poll.

With 40 ranked teams now having lost through the first six weeks of the season, we saw another shake-up of the rankings at the top. However, without a significant number of upsets outside of top-ranked Alabama falling at Texas A&M, the top 25 teams remained largely intact.

The Gators remain the highest-ranked two-loss team in the Coaches Poll but are second in that distinction to Arkansas in the AP Top 25. This despite the Razorbacks giving up 52 points to Ole Miss and being blown out 37-0 by Georgia in consecutive weeks.

Alabama, the defending national champions, fell from its perch on top with Georgia replacing it while receiving the near-unanimous sum of first-place votes from AP pollsters and coaches. Iowa, Cincinnati, Oklahoma and Alabama round out the first five spots in the AP Top 25.

AP Top 25

1. Georgia (62)
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

Coaches Poll

1. Georgia (64)
2. Iowa (1)
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
13. SMU
24. San Diego State
25. Clemson

For the first time in years, the Gators are represented on the voting panel with head coach Dan Mullen contributing as one of 65 coaches submitting votes. Others with State of Florida or SEC ties include Manny Diaz of Miami, Bryan Harsin of Auburn, Clark Lea of Vanderbilt, Gus Malzahn of UCF, Sam Pittman of Arkansas, Nick Saban of Alabama and Kirby Smart of Georgia.

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