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College football rankings, Week 5: Florida returns to polls for first time since 2013

Alas, Florida's first stint in the top 25 under Jim McElwain may be short-lived.

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Florida hadn't been ranked since early in its disastrous 2013 season. But after a stirring win against Tennessee and some carnage at the bottom of the college football rankings, here come the Gators in the Week 5 polls.

Florida takes the No. 23 spot in Week 5's USA TODAY Coaches Poll, slotting in just in front of Cal and Oregon as a 4-0 squad, and sits at No. 25 in this week's AP Poll. The Gators are one of eight SEC teams ranked in coaches' poll this week; every SEC team other than Kentucky and Vanderbilt has already been ranked in both polls this year.

Florida's upcoming schedule may leave the Gators well shy of the top 25, however. The Gators play No. 5 Mississippi next Saturday, and will see both No. 8 LSU and No. 6 Georgia before the end of October.

The Gators were last ranked by either poll before their 2013 trip to Missouri, and carried the No. 22 ranking in the AP Poll into that game. Florida lost to the Tigers, 36-17, fell out of the national rankings, and finished 4-8 after six more losses.

Here are the full USA TODAY Coaches Poll, AP Poll, and top 25 of S&P+ for Week 5:

AP Coaches S&P+
1 Ohio State (45) Ohio State (61) Alabama
2 Michigan State (5) Michigan State (2) Florida State
3 Ole Miss (10) TCU West Virginia
4 TCU Baylor LSU
5 Baylor Ole Miss (1) Ole Miss
6 Notre Dame Georgia Clemson
7 UCLA Notre Dame Ohio State
8 Georgia LSU Oklahoma
9 LSU Florida State USC
10 Utah (1) UCLA Michigan
11 Florida State Clemson Georgia
12 Clemson Utah Notre Dame
13 Alabama Alabama Stanford
14 Texas A&M Oklahoma UCLA
15 Oklahoma Texas A&M Michigan State
16 Northwestern USC Wisconsin
17 USC Northwestern TCU
18 Stanford Wisconsin Baylor
19 Wisconsin Oklahoma State Duke
20 Oklahoma State Stanford Minnesota
21 Mississipi State West Virginia Florida
22 Michigan Mississippi State Penn State
23 West Virginia Florida Tennessee
24 Cal Cal (tie) Miami
25 Florida Oregon (tie) Texas A&M