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Florida rises to No. 18 in AP poll and coaches’ poll

The Gators managed to move up a few places.

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The Gators moved up to No. 18 in both the newly released AP poll and the USA Today coaches’ poll. Florida was previously slotted at No. 23 in the AP poll and No. 21 in the coaches’ poll. The Gators defeated Vandy on Saturday, though in a sloppy and low scoring fashion.

Florida also benefited from other previously ranked teams suffering their second losses and dropping out of the polls. Georgia exited the rankings after dropping their second game, as did Michigan State and TCU; all three of whom were ranked above the Gators. Tennessee, the only team that Florida has lost to this season, also moved up in the rankings after their Hail Mary victory over Georgia. The Volunteers moved to No. 9 in both the coaches’ poll and the AP poll.

Florida only has two opponents who are currently ranked remaining on their schedule. Arkansas is up to No. 16 in the AP poll and No. 17 in the coaches’ poll. Florida State picked up their second loss of the season and slides nine places in the coaches’ poll to No. 21, and eleven places down to No. 23 in the AP poll. Georgia, who was ranked in the top 20 in both polls coming into this weekend, fell out after suffering their second loss of the season.