Florida moves up one spot in USA TODAY re-rank after dominating McNeese

Florida’s lopsided victory over McNeese State on Saturday night helped bump the Gators up one spot on the weekly USA Today Sports college football re-rank.

The Gators now sit at No. 48 on the list, ahead of Power Five programs such as South Carolina, TCU and Wisconsin. Florida will have a chance to jump up the rankings significantly next weekend when Tennessee comes to town.

The Volunteers are ranked No. 11 after a 2-0 start, including a 30-13 win over Austin Peay this weekend that somehow moved them up a spot.

As far as the rest of the SEC, Georgia remains at No. 1, Alabama nine spots to No. 15 after falling to Texas, which is now ranked No. 4 in the country. LSU fell one spot to No. 16 despite beating Grambling State 72-10, Ole Miss jumped up 18 spots after beating Tulane by 17 and Kentucky rounds out the top-25 teams at No. 23 following a 2-0 start.

Florida State is another team to watch, even though they aren’t in the SEC. The Gators’ annual clash with the Seminoles to end the season could be a major upset opportunity with FSU ranked No. 3 overall right now. There’s still a lot of season to get through, but that team up north seems like a true juggernaut this year.

Miami and UCF are also performing better than Florida, according to the re-rank. The Hurricanes handled Texas A&M in Miami and jumped nine spots to No. 15, while UCF moved up four places following a walk-off win against Boise State.

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