Gators remain No. 2 in BCS; No. 3 in top 25 polls

By Adam Silverstein
October 21, 2012

The Florida Gators remained at No. 2 when the second edition of the BCS standings were announced Sunday night. Florida, with a .9310 (+.0218) average, checked in second to the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (.9625). The Gators are one of four Southeastern Conference teams in the top 10 and one of six in the top 13.

Early Sunday afternoon, the eighth regular season editions of the USA Today Coaches and Associated Press Top 25 polls were released with Florida staking a claim near the top.

UF evened out at No. 3 in both polls, advancing one spot in the USA Today rankings. The Gators checked in with 1,329 voting points (+32) in the USA Today poll and 1,380 voting points (+19) in the AP top 25. Florida also received a single first-place vote from Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer as well as 10 second-place votes.

The Gators are also No. 3 in the Harris Poll, which is used in the BCS formula.

The Crimson Tide remained the unanimous No. 1 team in the country. Alabama received all 59 first-place votes from the coaches and all 59-of-60 votes from the AP voters.

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This Week 1-5: Alabama, Florida, Kansas State, Oregon, Notre Dame
6-10: LSU, Oregon State, Oklahoma, USC, Georgia
11-15: Mississippi State, Florida State, South Carolina, Texas Tech, Rutgers
16-20: Louisville, Stanford, Clemson, West Virginia, Texas A&M
21-25: Boise State, Michigan, Texas, Ohio, Wisconsin

Last Week 1-5: Alabama, Florida, Oregon, Kansas State, Notre Dame
6-10: LSU, South Carolina, Oregon State, Oklahoma, USC
11-15: Georgia, Mississippi State, West Virginia, Florida State, Rutgers
16-20: Louisville, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Clemson, Stanford
21-25: Cincinnati, Boise State, TCU, Iowa State, Texas

[EXPAND CLICK TO EXPAND and check out the rest of the top 25 polls.]USA TODAY COACHES POLL
This Week 1-5: Alabama (59), Oregon, Florida, Kansas State, Notre Dame
6-10: LSU, Oklahoma, USC, Oregon State, Florida State
11-15: Georgia, Mississippi State, Clemson, Louisville, Rutgers
16-20: South Carolina, Texas Tech, Boise State, Stanford, Michigan
21-25: Texas A&M, West Virginia, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin

Last Week 1-5: Alabama (59), Oregon, Kansas State, Florida, Notre Dame
6-10: LSU, Oklahoma, South Carolina, USC, Florida State
11-15: Oregon State, Georgia, Clemson, Louisville, West Virginia
16-20: Mississippi State, Rutgers, Cincinnati, Texas A&M, Texas Tech
21-25: TCU, Boise State, Stanford, Arizona State, Michigan

This Week 1-5: Alabama (59), Oregon, Florida (1), Kansas State, Notre Dame,
6-10: LSU, Oregon State, Oklahoma, Ohio State, USC
11-15: Florida State, Georgia, Mississippi State, Clemson, Texas Tech
16-20: Louisville, South Carolina, Rutgers, Stanford, Michigan
21-25: Boise State, Texas A&M, Ohio, Louisiana Tech, West Virginia

Last Week 1-5: Alabama (60), Oregon, Florida, Kansas State, Notre Dame
6-10: LSU, Ohio State, Oregon State, South Carolina, Oklahoma
11-15: USC, Florida State, Georgia, Clemson, Mississippi State
16-20: Louisville, West Virginia, Texas Tech, Rutgets, Texas A&M
21-25: Cincinnati, Stanford, Michigan, Boise State, Ohio

* Numbers in parenthesis represent first-place votes.[/EXPAND]


  1. BRLgator says:

    Why do you think we only posted moderate to low increases as far as votes go +32, +19?

    • Because Alabama and Oregon also dominated and people are not voting based on accomplishment.

      • Tractorr says:

        Of course Oregon dominated a team that lost to Mizzou. A team that has yet to win an SEC game. That detail has gotten left out this week.

        • gatorhippy says:

          Meh…Oregon looks pretty good regardless of playing the win chain game…Bama is running in the top spot based on the same premise that kept UF on top through the 2009 season which is simply the perception that until they lose they’re the best…JMHO of course…

          • GatorGavarian says:

            we have no need to worry about the rankings at this time… if we continue to win, it will work itself out. an undefeated SEC team will NOT be held out of the title game.

  2. GatorGavarian says:

    also, big ups to adam for making this one of (if not THE) premier site for gator sports coverage. kudos, bro!

  3. Kyle says:

    Anybody have a link to muschamp on bcs countdown- I lost it when I sat on remote and it changed channel

  4. cline says:

    Beat Georgia ! Go Gators

  5. Alex says:

    Man, that game was weird. We kept getting the ball so deep in their territory I felt like we never had the chance to execute our standard game plan (pound them until they’re exhausted), but then we had a 10+ minute TOP advantage. When people look back on this one statistically, it’s going to be confusing.

    That said, I find it hilarious that people in the world are criticizing this team for being outgained in yardage in the game. We scored 44 points – I’m not sure how much more yardage we could have gained while remaining on the field of play.

  6. gatorhippy says:

    @gatorgav…JMHO…but it is THE best on the interwebs…

    @alex…agreed…criticizing the offensive output under the circumstances is being ridiculously picky when we’ve seen Pease’s abilit to get what he needs when he neds it…

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