Florida Rises To No. 17 In Week 3 BlogPoll, Has Upward Mobility

College Football Rankings 2011

Results after Week 2

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (88) 24.90 0.46 --
2 LSU Tigers (2) 22.93 2.33 Arrow_up 1
3 USC Trojans (3) 21.93 4.41 Arrow_down -1
4 Oregon Ducks 20.89 4.16 --
5 Georgia Bulldogs 19.16 2.38 Arrow_up 3
6 Florida St. Seminoles 17.45 6.06 Arrow_down -1
7 Oklahoma Sooners 17.00 5.38 --
8 Michigan St. Spartans 16.99 2.84 Arrow_up 1
9 West Virginia Mountaineers 16.33 4.98 Arrow_down -3
10 Clemson Tigers 15.49 3.49 --
11 South Carolina Gamecocks 14.80 4.78 Arrow_up 1
12 Kansas St. Wildcats 12.56 4.05 Arrow_up 8
13 Ohio St. Buckeyes (1) 12.48 5.44 Arrow_up 1
14 Virginia Tech Hokies 11.99 3.84 Arrow_up 2
15 Texas Longhorns 11.01 4.25 Arrow_up 3
16 TCU Horned Frogs 7.94 4.78 Arrow_up 6
17 Florida Gators 6.77 4.55 Arrow_up 10
18 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 6.66 4.71 Arrow_up 3
19 Louisville Cardinals 5.98 3.80 Arrow_up 4
20 UCLA Bruins 5.90 4.74 Arrow_up 21
21 Michigan Wolverines 5.34 4.44 Arrow_down -2
22 Stanford Cardinal 5.07 4.85 Arrow_up 3
23 Arizona Wildcats 4.90 4.99 --
24 Tennessee Volunteers 3.97 4.49 --
25 Ohio Bobcats 1.61 3.22 Arrow_up 1
Others Receiving Votes: BYU Cougars | Oregon St. Beavers | Baylor Bears | ULM Warhawks | Mississippi St. Bulldogs | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Boise St. Broncos | Nebraska Cornhuskers | Northwestern Wildcats | Utah State Aggies | Arkansas Razorbacks | Iowa St. Cyclones | Wisconsin Badgers | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Cincinnati Bearcats | Air Force Falcons | South Florida Bulls | Central Florida Knights | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Louisiana Ragin Cajuns | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets | Wake Forest Demon Deacons | Duke Blue Devils | Rice Owls | Middle Tenn. St. Blue Raiders | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | Miami Hurricanes | North Carolina Tar Heels | N.C. State Wolfpack
Updated: Sep 11, 2012 10:00 AM EDT

SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Rankings 2012

Some notes on Florida's unsurprising No. 17 ranking and my final ballot after the jump.

So Florida has the second-biggest jump among top 25 teams this week; only UCLA, which made a huge leap from the nether regions of Also Receiving Votes after downing Nebraska, moved up more. Florida's two wins over FBS teams is more than most teams have: As One Bronco Nation Under God notes, just 18 teams have wins over two FBS teams.

Of the teams with two FBS wins, three have ones over SEC teams: Georgia, Florida, and Clemson. And of those three wins, only Georgia's and Florida's came on the road. Georgia's came by 21 points; Florida's by three.

Georgia's win, therefore, may be the most impressive one any team has. But Florida's might not be far off, which is why the Gators are as high as No. 3 on one ballot, and No. 4 on two others. Florida also appears on 80 of 94 ballots, a fairly good percentage for a team that isn't in the top 15, though the Gators are just a bit ahead of Notre Dame (an enigma with a win over a bad team in a foreign country as its most visible result) and well behind both No. 16 TCU (best/only win: Grambling!) and No. 15 Texas (best win: blanking New Mexico, which has two wins over FBS teams since 2010).

If Florida beats Tennessee this week, it will be the only team in the country with two wins over SEC teams and the only team with two road wins over SEC teams. Look for the Gators to make their big jump then.

SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 College Football Rankings

Alligator Army Ballot - Week 2

Rank Team Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide --
2 Oregon Ducks --
3 LSU Tigers Arrow_up 1
4 USC Trojans Arrow_down -1
5 Florida St. Seminoles Arrow_up 1
6 Oklahoma Sooners Arrow_up 5
7 Georgia Bulldogs Arrow_up 2
8 Michigan St. Spartans --
9 West Virginia Mountaineers Arrow_down -2
10 Kansas St. Wildcats Arrow_up 5
11 South Carolina Gamecocks Arrow_up 1
12 Clemson Tigers Arrow_up 2
13 Cincinnati Bearcats --
14 Baylor Bears Arrow_up 3
15 Mississippi St. Bulldogs --
16 Ohio St. Buckeyes Arrow_down -3
17 Louisville Cardinals Arrow_up 2
18 Virginia Tech Hokies Arrow_down -2
19 Florida Gators Arrow_up 5
20 Tennessee Volunteers --
21 Arizona Wildcats --
22 Notre Dame Fighting Irish --
23 Oregon St. Beavers --
24 Ohio Bobcats Arrow_up 1
25 ULM Warhawks --
Dropouts: Oklahoma St. Cowboys, Arkansas Razorbacks, Michigan Wolverines, Texas Longhorns, Boise St. Broncos, Wisconsin Badgers

SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Top 25 Rankings

My ballot is basically unchanged from the one posted Sunday, except for inserting accidentally omitted Georgia and dropping Wisconsin to make room for it.

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