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Chomping at Bits: Florida at No. 23 in latest AP poll and Amway Coaches’ Poll

The Gators climb back into the AP rankings.

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Florida at No. 23 in AP poll and Amway Coaches’ Poll: The Gators went into the season at No. 25 in the AP poll before dropping out after their Week 1 struggles with UMass. The Gators are back in the rankings and up to No. 23 after dismantling Kentucky. Florida was ranked No. 25 in the coaches’ preseason poll, and remained there after Week 1, but also moved up to No. 23 in that poll this week. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Antonio Callaway suffers quadriceps injury: Jim McElwain stated that he did not know how bad the injury would turn out to be. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

True freshman right tackle Jawaan Taylor impresses: Luke Del Rio calls Taylor “the Great Wall of Waany” and pointed out that he “literally did not get touched” after the first possession on Saturday. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Florida has most third down conversions in one game since 1996: The Gators converted 70 percent (14 of 20) of their third down plays. (Garry Smits, Florida Times Union)

Gators show balanced offense against Kentucky: Florida rushed for 244 and passed for 320 against the Wildcats. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Florida defense shines in win: The Gators held Kentucky to just 149 yards of total offense. (Matt Murschel, Orlando Sentinel)

How about Lamical Perine?: The freshman amassed 105 yards on 17 carries in his second game. (Ian Cohen, Orlando Sentinel)

Recruits in The Swamp on Saturday: Plenty of recruits were on hand to see Florida blowout Kentucky. Those in attendance included UCF OL commit Viktor Beach, 2018 5-star RB target Lorenzo Lingard, and 4-star Florida RB commit Adarius Lemons. (Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel; Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

ICYMI - Post-game press conferences links:
Jim McElwain
Luke Del Rio
Mark Thompson

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