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Florida up to No. 14 in AP poll; remains at No. 12 in coaches’ poll

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The Gators’ rankings held serve during their bye.

NCAA Football: North Texas at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Gators moved up one spot to No. 14 in the newly released AP poll and held steady at No. 12 in the new USA Today coaches’ poll.

Florida was off this week. Houston, one of the two-loss teams previously ahead of the Gators, tumbled in the coaches’ poll, and fell out of the AP poll, after suffering their second loss. Movement at the top of the polls involved Ohio State dropping several places after they were upset by Penn State, and Texas A&M falling a few places after their first loss. Undefeated Michigan, Washington, Nebraska, Baylor, West Virginia, and Boise State all bumped up slightly - as did one-loss Louisville.

Ole Miss finally exited the polls after incurring their fourth loss; as did previously No. 17 in both polls Arkansas, who was handily defeated by Auburn yesterday. The Tigers shot up six places in the AP poll and ten places in the coaches’ poll on the heels of that victory. Elsewhere in the SEC, Alabama remains at No. 1 in both polls and Texas A&M slips to No. 10 in the coaches’ and No. 9 in the AP, after falling to the Crimson Tide. Florida’s lone loss so far this season, Tennessee, inched up to No. 18 in the coaches’ poll and held at No. 18 in the AP poll.

Florida has two opponents who are currently ranked remaining on their schedule. Arkansas was ranked until today but fell out after picking up their third loss. As of now, the Gators will finish their season on the road against ranked foes. LSU is up to No. 19 in both polls after beating Ole Miss. Florida State inched up one spot in both polls, to No. 14 in the coaches’ poll and No. 12 in the AP poll.