Florida ranked No. 6 in Week 11 BlogPoll: How high can the Gators go?

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Florida's on the outskirts of the top five. Can it get back in?

Okay, so: Florida's No. 6 in the BlogPoll again, but I can't shake the feeling that there may be more upward mobility for the Gators than any other team.

SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 College Football Rankings

Results for Week 11

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (74) 24.88 0.36 --
2 Oregon Ducks (2) 23.46 0.78 Arrow_up 1
3 Kansas St. Wildcats (5) 23.27 0.82 Arrow_down -1
4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1) 22.08 0.91 --
5 Georgia Bulldogs 18.98 2.27 Arrow_up 1
6 Florida Gators 18.86 1.70 Arrow_up 1
7 Ohio St. Buckeyes (1) 17.72 6.03 Arrow_up 1
8 Florida St. Seminoles 17.51 2.63 Arrow_up 1
9 LSU Tigers 17.11 3.17 Arrow_down -4
10 Clemson Tigers 14.76 2.64 --
11 Louisville Cardinals 14.58 3.98 Arrow_up 1
12 South Carolina Gamecocks 13.57 2.59 Arrow_down -1
13 Oregon St. Beavers 13.54 3.13 --
14 Oklahoma Sooners 12.96 2.74 --
15 Texas A&M Aggies 11.98 3.13 Arrow_up 1
16 Stanford Cardinal 10.61 2.91 Arrow_down -1
17 Nebraska Cornhuskers 7.37 2.87 Arrow_up 4
18 UCLA Bruins 6.82 3.36 Arrow_up 7
19 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 5.80 3.69 Arrow_up 3
20 Texas Longhorns 5.64 3.21 Arrow_up 9
21 USC Trojans 4.41 3.47 Arrow_down -3
22 Toledo Rockets 2.94 2.64 Arrow_up 4
23 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 2.84 2.60 Arrow_down -6
24 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 2.20 2.48 Arrow_up 7
25 Northwestern Wildcats 2.11 2.73 Arrow_up 7
Others Receiving Votes: Texas Tech Red Raiders | Kent St. Golden Flashes | Northern Illinois Huskies | TCU Horned Frogs | Boise St. Broncos | Ohio Bobcats | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Utah State Aggies | Michigan Wolverines | Cincinnati Bearcats | West Virginia Mountaineers | Central Florida Knights | Penn St. Nittany Lions | North Carolina Tar Heels | BYU Cougars | San Diego St. Aztecs | San Jose St. Spartans | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Arizona Wildcats | Michigan St. Spartans | Fresno St. Bulldogs | UAB Blazers | Miami Hurricanes | Wisconsin Badgers | Washington Huskies
Updated: Nov 6, 2012 2:45 PM EST

You see that teensy-weensy (...yep) .12-points-per-ballot gap between Georgia at No. 5 and Florida at No. 6? It's bigger than last week's tiny .04-points-per-ballot difference, but only barely, despite LSU falling from No. 5 in the BlogPoll and making the Georgia > Florida > LSU logic much easier to put together in a ballot. Simply, there aren't a lot of people who think the Gators are worse than the Bulldogs, despite a head-to-head loss.

Of non-undefeateds in the top 10, Georgia's got the best chance of moving up, because the improbable upset of Alabama in the SEC Championship Game is still possible, but Florida's shot is no worse than tied for second with Florida State's: the Gators can add a win over FSU to their sheaf of them from 2012, while the 'Noles would have wins over Clemson and Florida at home and very little else.

Of course, Florida's offense waking up is probably a prerequisite for any hopes of a top-five finish.

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