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Florida rises to No. 8 in SB Nation FanPulse Top 25 for Week 7

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The Gators will see the poll’s No. 5 team in Baton Rouge.

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Even after defeating top-10 Auburn, we can discuss the Florida Gators’ knack for making only minor jumps in the SB Nation FanPulse Top 25 — because that win over the Tigers only earned Florida one rung in the rankings.

The Gators moved up just one spot, to No. 9 — effectively replacing former No. 7 Auburn in the top 10 — after their Homecoming victory, and would seem to be pretty well walled off from the top five at present so long as a top seven stocked with College Football Playoff contenders keeps winning.

Of course, Florida gets to make a case for a leap this weekend when it links up with No. 5 LSU in Death Valley. A win over the SEC West’s second set of Tigers would probably allow the Gators to make a significant jump, likely — at last — joining the national top five.

SB Nation FanPulse Top 25 — Week 7

Ranking Team
Ranking Team
No. 1 Alabama
No. 2 Clemson
No. 3 Ohio State
No. 4 Georgia
No. 5 LSU
No. 6 Oklahoma
No. 7 Wisconsin
No. 8 Florida
No. 9 Notre Dame
No. 10 Penn State
No. 11 Texas
No. 12 Auburn
No. 13 Oregon
No. 14 Boise State
No. 15 Utah
No. 16 Michigan
No. 17 Iowa
No. 18 Washington
No. 19 Arizona State
No. 20 Wake Forest
No. 21 Virginia
No. 22 SMU
No. 23 UCF
No. 24 Oklahoma State
No. 25 Texas A&M

Meanwhile, the group of Florida fans who have signed up for the FanPulse seems to have reconsidred LSU — at least, relative to the rest of the country’s best teams — and dropped the Tigers from No. 2 last week to No. 5 this week. And the Gators moving up two spots — effectively switching places with Auburn — was a fine show of respect for what they did in taming the Tigers.

Alligator Army FanPulse Top 25 — Week 7

Ranking Team
Ranking Team
No. 1 Alabama
No. 2 Clemson
No. 3 Georgia
No. 4 Ohio State
No. 5 LSU
No. 6 Oklahoma
No. 7 Florida
No. 8 Wisconsin
No. 9 Notre Dame
No. 10 Texas
No. 11 Penn State
No. 12 Auburn
No. 13 Oregon
No. 14 Boise State
No. 15 Utah
No. 16 Iowa
No. 17 Michigan
No. 18 Washington
No. 19 Arizona State
No. 20 Wake Forest
No. 21 Virginia
No. 22 SMU
No. 23 Oklahoma State
No. 24 Texas A&M
No. 25 Memphis