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:
|1||Ohio State (45)||Ohio State (61)||Alabama|
|2||Michigan State (5)||Michigan State (2)||Florida State|
|3||Ole Miss (10)||TCU||West Virginia|
|5||Baylor||Ole Miss (1)||Ole Miss|
|7||UCLA||Notre Dame||Ohio State|
|15||Oklahoma||Texas A&M||Michigan State|
|21||Mississipi State||West Virginia||Florida|
|22||Michigan||Mississippi State||Penn State|
|25||Florida||Oregon (tie)||Texas A&M|