Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
Florida's massive win over LSU makes the Gators a top-six team in both major college football polls.
Florida is once again a top-five team. The Gators moved up to No. 4 in the Week 6 AP Top 25 and No. 6 in the USA TODAY coaches' poll on Sunday after their 14-6 triumph over LSU on Saturday.
Florida's six-spot jump to No. 4 in the AP Poll is its third big leap in that poll this year: the Gators went from No. 25 to No. 18 after beating Texas A&M, and from No. 18 to No. 14 after topping Tennessee. Florida also earned 1,265 points to No. 5 West Virginia's 1,260, making the hold on the spot behind No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Oregon, and No. 3 South Carolina very much tenuous. The last time Florida was as high as No. 4 in an AP Poll was the 2010 preseason AP Poll; the Gators immediately lost that ranking, falling from No. 4 to No. 8, after stumbling in an opening win over Miami of Ohio, and would not recover it in Urban Meyer's final season.
Florida's No. 6 ranking in the USA TODAY poll is its highest since Week 2 of the 2010 season: the Gators fell from No. 3 in the preseason poll to No. 6 after that opener debacle. Alabama, Oregon, and South Carolina sit 1-2-3 in the Week 7 coaches poll, too, but No. 4 West Virginia and No. 5 Kansas State block Florida from the top five.
Do you like being No. 4 or No. 6 more? Do you think Florida deserves to be ranked ahead of West Virginia and Kansas State? I think I know the answers to these questions, but I want to hear yours in the comments.