Gators No. 5 in AP poll; Georgia tops poll for first time
The Associated Press preseason poll was released today, and Florida is ranked No. 5 in the annual preseason Top 25 rankings. The Gators received six first-place votes.
Its arch-enemy, Georgia, is riding high right now, earning its first No. 1 preseason ranking in school history. The Bulldogs received 22 first-place votes and 1,528 points from a panel of 65 media members in the poll released Saturday.
Following Saturday morning's practice, the Gators insisted they couldn't care less about where anybody is ranked, including themselves.
"It's not how you start, it's how you finish,'' senior receiver Louis Murphy said. "That's our whole theme this year.''
Here are the Top 10: 1) Georgia; 2) Ohio State; 3) USC; 4) Oklahoma; 5) Florida; 6) Missouri; 7) LSU; 8) West Virginia; 9) Clemson; 10) Auburn.
The SEC leads the nation with six teams ranked in the Top 25.