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Gators now No. 3 in both polls



Florida is officially No. 3 in both polls this week, rising one spot in the USA Today Coaches Poll and remaining at No. 3 in the Associated Press poll.

Alabama remains No. 1 for a school-record eight consecutive weeks, and Oregon is No. 2. 

But Florida is gaining on the Ducks. The Ducks received 50 of 59 second-place votes in the USA Today Coaches Poll after defeating No. 24 Arizona State this past Thursday night. But the eight other No. 2 votes went to the Gators after their 44-11 win over South Carolina. Florida overtook Kansas State by three poll points. Kansas State is No. 4.

Alabama received 59 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel. The Tide has twice previously been No. 1 for seven consecutive weeks  in 1979 when Bear Bryant coached Alabama to a national title and in 1980 when the Tide finished sixth.

Oregon is No. 2 in the AP poll for the fifth consecutive week. South Carolina slipped to No. 16 in the Coaches Poll, No. 17 in the AP poll.

Here are the full AP and USA Today polls:

[Last modified: Sunday, October 21, 2012 1:50pm]


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