Florida Gators to begin season ranked No. 23 in AP poll
Florida will begin the 2012 season ranked No. 23 in the Associated Press poll, extending its streak of rankings in the preseason poll to nine years - dating back to 2003.
The Gators' schedule includes four preseason top 10 teams in the AP poll: No. 3 LSU, No. 9 South Carolinina, No. 6 Georgia and No. 7 Florida State.
Six SEC teams are among the top 25, including four in the top 10: Alabama, LSU, Georgia and South Carolina.
Fourteen teams received votes from all 60 voting members: Florida State, Georgia, West Virginia, Alabama, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Michigan State, USC, LSU, Oklahoma, Michigan, Oregon, Virginia Tech, and South Carolina.
Times staff writer Greg Auman is an AP voter this season. You cancheck out his preseason ballot here