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Florida falls to No. 11 in SB Nation FanPulse Top 25 for Week 2

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The Gators’ close win over Miami didn’t do much to impress voters ... outside the Florida fan base, anyway.

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The Florida Gators defeated the Miami Hurricanes nearly two weeks ago in the first major college football game of the 2019 season.

But that win wasn’t roundly impressive — and so it’s no surprise that the SB Nation FanPulse Top 25 for Week 2 finds the Gators outside the top 10, at No. 11.

Florida’s three-spot drop from No. 8 makes the Gators the only team to fall out of the top 10, as the rest of that plateau remained relatively stable. The national top five — Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma, and Ohio State, in that order — remained the same, with the bottom of the top 10 seeing all the shakeups that happened near the top:

  • Auburn leapt into the spot Florida vacated after a win over Oregon
  • Notre Dame’s own unimpressive win over Louisville cost the Irish three spots
  • LSU’s dominant victory over Georgia Southern helped the Tigers move up three spots
  • Michigan also fell a spot

Much of the rest of the top 25 remained the same, though Syracuse and Stanford joined the top 25 and Miami and Northwestern dropped out.

SB Nation FanPulse Top 25 — Week 2

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

Unsurprisingly, though, the Alligator Army-based contingent of Florida fans was a bit more impressed by the Gators’ rivalry win over the Hurricanes. In the cross-section of just Florida fans, the Gators actually moved up from their preseason rank of No. 8 to No. 7.

Alligator Army FanPulse Top 25 — Week 2

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

Whether that is wise or not is up for debate, and something I’m not equipped to debate in my own right, but I’d note that Florida’s win over Miami was one of just 18 scored over a Power Five team over Weeks Zero and One, though it did come against a team from the only Power Five conference in college football to currently possess a losing record. (The ACC is 5-7 as a whole, though three intra-conference games and Notre Dame’s win over Louisville heavily contribute to that.)

But my favorite aspect of the Florida fans’ Top 25 comes at No. 25, where Boise State takes a ranking after its rally to beat Florida State. It would appear that Florida fans still think that beating FSU in Tallahassee merits some credit.