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