College football rankings, top 25 polls: Florida, Georgia meet as top-eight teams for second time

By Adam Silverstein
October 27, 2019
College football rankings, top 25 polls: Florida, Georgia meet as top-eight teams for second time
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The Florida Gators (7-1, 4-1 SEC) and Georgia Bulldogs (6-1, 3-1 SEC) entered their bye weeks leading the SEC East and in the top 10 of the college football rankings, and their national standing only improved on Sunday as two key teams fell on Saturday in Week 9. With the annual World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party looming, the Gators and Bulldogs time to rest and rehabilitate is over.

Ahead of its biggest game of the season, Florida moved up one spot in the AP Top 25 and two in the Coaches Poll to become the unanimous No. 6 team in the nation. Not only did Oklahoma’s loss help UF ascend, Notre Dame (ranked ahead in the Coaches Poll last week) fell at Michigan. Georgia is now ranked No. 8 in the AP Top 25 and No. 7 in the Coaches Poll with Oregon the only difference.

That makes the tilt between the Gators and Bulldogs the second straight with both teams ranked in the top 10 and second in the history of the rivalry with both ranked among the top eight teams in the nation (2008).

LSU took over the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 — it is the third team to hold it this season — while Alabama held on to the No. 1 spot it took over four weeks ago in the Coaches Poll. Ohio State, Clemson and Penn State round out the top five in both college football rankings.

Let’s take a look at the new AP Top 25 ahead of Week 10.

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

And now the latest Coaches Poll.

1. Alabama (40)
2. LSU (7)
3. Clemson (10)
4. Ohio State (8)
5. Penn State
6. Florida
7. Georgia
8. Oregon
9. Oklahoma
10. Utah
11. Baylor
12. Auburn
13. Minnesota
14. SMU
15. Michigan
16. Notre Dame
17. Wisconsin
18. Cincinnati
19. Iowa
20. Appalachian State
21. Boise State
22. Wake Forest
23. Memphis
24. Texas
25. Kansas State

One Comment

  1. Bernie Gannon says:

    The fact Florida is ranked within a spot or two of Georgia in Dan Mullen’s 2nd year is a testament to the job Mullen is doing. Provided he can bring in a couple of top notch recruiting classes, the sky is pretty much the limit.

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