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Florida's Poll Position: Gators unranked in USA TODAY, AP rankings

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After a loss to Missouri, Florida drops out of the top 25 in both polls.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Spoiler alert: If you are ranked near the bottom of the college football rankings, and lose, you will fall out of those rankings. That's what happens to the Florida Gators in the Week 8 USA TODAY coaches poll and AP Top 25, as they fall from No. 22 to being unranked in both polls.

We don't actually know whether Florida is in the also receiving votes section coaches poll, thanks to a third straight week of technical difficulties that have delayed the release of the entire poll, but we know the Gators are behind three other Sunshine State teams: Florida State is No. 3 after its domination of Clemson, Miami is No. 6, and UCF is No. 25 after knocking off Louisville.

The Week 8 AP Poll, which you can see below, definitely has Florida in the also receiving votes section, and technically slots the Gators as the No. 32 team in college football, one spot behind Mississippi and one ahead of Washington. Again, Florida is unranked while three in-state teams are; while FSU is also No. 3 in the AP Poll, Miami is No. 7, and UCF No. 21.

Florida is now unranked for the first time since 2011.

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (55) 7-0 1,495 1
2 Oregon (3) 7-0 1,427 2
3 Florida State (2) 6-0 1,395 5
4 Ohio State 7-0 1,309 4
5 Missouri 7-0 1,197 14
6 Baylor 6-0 1,189 12
7 Miami (FL) 6-0 1,130 10
8 Stanford 6-1 1,118 13
9 Clemson 6-1 927 3
10 Texas Tech 7-0 904 16
11 Auburn 6-1 867 24
12 UCLA 5-1 832 9
13 LSU 6-2 739 6
14 Texas A&M 5-2 683 7
15 Fresno State 6-0 550 17
16 Virginia Tech 6-1 509 19
17 Oklahoma 6-1 501 18
18 Louisville 6-1 428 8
19 Oklahoma State 5-1 382 21
20 South Carolina 5-2 381 11
21 UCF 5-1 345 NR
22 Wisconsin 5-2 258 25
23 Northern Illinois 7-0 220 23
24 Michigan 6-1 169 NR
25 Nebraska 5-1 117 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State 108, Notre Dame 82, Oregon State 79, Michigan State 73, Georgia 30, Mississippi 27, Florida 17, Washington 4, Utah 4, Texas 2, Ball State 1, Brigham Young 1

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