Florida not punished for loss in latest AP Poll

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Florida went toe-to-toe with the best team in the country this weekend, and the latest AP Poll has the Gators staying put at No. 11 despite a loss to No. 1 Alabama.

Florida dropped five points in the poll, but Alabama fell 25 and lost a first-place vote. The Crimson Tide remain on top still, but the gap between them and No. 2 Georgia is shrinking by the week. Texas A&M stayed put at No. 7 to keep three teams in the top 10 for the Southeastern Conference.

Penn State jumped up four spots to No. 6 after beating the Auburn Tigers, who fell one spot to No. 23. Clemson and Ohio State continued to fall down the rankings despite both teams winning this week. Florida has a chance to jump the two schools into the top 10 if they continue to struggle.

Ole Miss moved up from No. 17 to No. 13 and Arkansas moved up from No. 20 to No. 16. That means six of the top 16 teams in the country are SEC teams and that half the teams in the SEC are ranked.

Full Associated Press Top 25 Poll:

Rank

Team

Points

1

Alabama (3-0)

1,547 (59)

2

Georgia (3-0)

1,491 (3)

3

Oregon (3-0)

1,385

4

Oklahoma (3-0)

1,302

5

Iowa (3-0)

1,298

6

Penn State (3-0)

1,197

7

Texas A&M (3-0)

1,158

8

Cincinnati (3-0)

1,145

9

Clemson (2-1)

1,074

10

Ohio State (2-1)

976

11

Florida (2-1)

930

12

Notre Dame (3-0)

874

13

Ole Miss (3-0)

717

14

Iowa State (2-1)

664

15

Brigham Young (3-0)

603

16

Arkansas

537

17

Coastal Carolina (3-0)

526

18

Wisconsin (1-1)

513

19

Michigan (3-0)

456

20

Michigan State (3-0)

389

21

North Carolina (2-1)

306

22

Fresno State (3-1)

201

23

Auburn (2-1)

166

24

UCLA (2-1)

142

25

Kansas State (3-0)

127

Dropped from the rankings:

No. 15 Virginia Tech, No. 19 Arizona State, No. 24 Miami (FL)

Others receiving votes:

TCU 91, Liberty 56, Virginia Tech 52, Oklahoma State 51, Maryland 29, Arizona State 24, Texas 22, USC 16, San Diego State 16, West Virginia 14, LSU 14, Kentucky 12, Boston College 9, Wake Forest 7, Texas Tech 5, Stanford 3, Memphis 3, Louisville 1, Wyoming 1

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