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Florida baseball drops in Week 7 USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll

A pair of comeback wins at home against Mississippi State wasn’t enough to convince the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll voters that the Florida Gators are deserving of a top-five spot.

In the week 7 update, Florida fell three spots from No. 6 to No. 9 in the country. A 16-11 record is by far the worst in the top 10. Wake Forest is the only other team with double-digit losses inside the top 25.

What’s keeping Florida inside the top 10 is a perfect series weekend against SEC opponents. Texas A&M is ranked No. 3 overall, LSU is ranked No. 18 and Mississippi State earned the most poll votes without cracking the top 25.

The Gators have one of the toughest remaining schedules in the country. Every series left on the schedule except next week’s road trip to Missouri is against a ranked opponent. Arkansas is ranked No. 1, Tennessee is No. 4,  Vanderbilt is No. 6, Kentucky is No. 16, South Carolina is No. 19 and Georgia is No. 24.

Here is a full look at the Week 7 update.

Rank

Team

Overall

Points (1st)

Previous Rank

Change

1

Arkansas

23-3

775 (31)

1

2

Clemson

24-3

726

3

+1

3

Texas A&M

25-3

711

4

+1

4

Tennessee

24-5

659

5

+1

5

Oregon State

21-4

619

2

-3

6

Vanderbilt

23-6

588

9

+3

7

North Carolina

25-4

540

11

+4

8

Dallas Baptist

23-4

533

10

+2

9

Florida

16-11

515

6

-3

10

Duke

20-8

488

13

+3

11

Virginia

22-6

417

8

-3

12

Florida State

12-4

392

17

+5

13

East Carolina

20-6

373

16

+3

14

Alabama

21-7

359

18

+4

15

Virginia Tech

21-5

355

15

16

Kentucky

24-4

319

21

+5

17

UC Irvine

22-3

307

19

+2

18

LSU

20-9

229

7

-11

19

South Carolina

21-7

218

14

-5

20

NC State

18-7

167

22

+2

21

Coastal Carolina

20-7

152

20

-1

22

Wake Forest

17-10

151

12

-10

23

Nebraska

20-5

88

NR

+7

24

Georgia

22-6

82

24

25

TCU

20-7

61

25

Schools Dropped Out

No. 23 Mississippi State;

Others Receiving Votes

Mississippi State 52; UCF 45; Indiana State 36; Oregon 22; Texas 17; Texas Tech 11; Oklahoma State 10; Kansas State 10; Campbell 9; Lamar 8; UC Santa Barbara 6; Louisiana 6; Northeastern 5; Creighton 5; Miami (FL) 4; St. John’s 3; Louisiana Tech 2;

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