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After Miami loss, Gators drop to 18 in AP poll, 20 in Coaches Poll



Florida's 21-16 loss to Miami on Saturday was costly in the polls, but probably not nearly as bad as it could have been considering the Gators' performance in that game.

Florida dropped six spots to No. 18 in the AP poll, but fell 11 spots to No. 20 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

The Gators (1-1) are now ranked below both Miami and Florida State.

The Hurricanes went from unranked in the AP poll to No. 15 and rose from No. 25 to No. 18 in the Coaches Poll. FSU is ranked No. 10 and ninth respectively.

The last time Florida, Florida State and Miami were all ranked in the AP poll was Oct. 3, 2010.

Florida will have a bye this week, then host Tennessee in its SEC opener on Sept. 21.

Interestingly, the Gators are in the exact spot now that they were last season this time. When the Gators and Vols met on Sept. 15, 2012, Florida was ranked No. 18 in the AP poll. The Gators were No. 23 in the USA Today Coaches Poll last year at this time.

Florida went on to have an 11- 2 season and finished ranked No. 10 in the final AP poll.

[Last modified: Sunday, September 8, 2013 5:52pm]


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