Florida nowhere to be seen in USA Today Sports AFCA Coaches Poll after ugly loss

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Florida’s embarrassing 40-17 loss to South Carolina did them no favors in the USA Today Sports AFCA Coaches Poll as the Gators once again failed to receive a single vote.

The Gators haven’t been ranked since the Oct. 10 Coaches Poll, and their chances to get back into the top 25 have decreased almost every week since. The loss to South Carolina might be the nail in the coffin for Florida, putting its record at 4-5 overall and 2-5 in the conference. There are three winnable games left on the Gators’ schedule, but not if the same effort is put forth as on Saturday.

Georgia stayed at No. 1 and Alabama has climbed its way all the way back to the top at No. 2 after a little nudge from the College Football Playoff rankings came along. Texas A&M took down now No. 20 Auburn and moved up to No. 11, and Ole Miss is right behind the Aggies at No. 12 after beating Liberty.

Kentucky was the only other ranked SEC team last week, but a loss to Tennessee has them out of the top 25 at an unofficial No. 29. Arkansas leapfrogged UK after beating Mississippi State and is just one spot shy of cracking the top 25.

Full USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll:

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Change

1

Georgia

9-0

1,600 (64)

2

Alabama

8-1

1,483

+1

3

Cincinnati

9-0

1,430

-1

4

Oklahoma

9-0

1,423

5

Ohio State

8-1

1,356

6

Oregon

8-1

1,291

+1

7

Notre Dame

8-1

1,182

+1

8

Michigan

8-1

1,099

+2

9

Michigan State

8-1

1,074

-3

10

Oklahoma State

8-1

1,045

+1

11

Texas A&M

7-2

1,023

+1

12

Ole Miss

7-2

862

+3

13

Wake Forest

8-1

769

-4

14

Iowa

7-2

636

+2

15

BYU

8-2

552

+5

16

UTSA

9-0

525

+2

17

Houston

8-1

472

+2

18

Baylor

7-2

449

-5

19

NC State

7-2

445

+3

20

Auburn

6-3

382

-6

21

Coastal Carolina

8-1

335

22

Pittsburgh

7-2

293

+3

23

Penn State

6-3

249

24

Wisconsin

6-3

177

+7

25

UL Lafayette

8-1

164

+1

Dropped from the rankings:

No. 17 Kentucky; No. 24 Southern Methodist

Others receiving votes:

Arkansas 116; San Diego State 103; Purdue 77; Kentucky 74; Utah 34; Iowa State 21; Appalachian State 19; Southern Methodist 18; Minnesota 10; Nevada 3; Fresno State 3; Clemson 3; Tennessee 2; Arizona State 1.

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