AP Top 25: Florida Gators have best finish since 2009

UCF dropped out of the top 10 in the final rankings.
Dan Mullen's Florida Gators finished comfortably in the top 10. [ MONICA HERNDON | Times ]
Dan Mullen's Florida Gators finished comfortably in the top 10. [ MONICA HERNDON | Times ]
Published January 8

The Florida Gators finished the season tied with Georgia for seventh in the AP Top 25 poll released early Tuesday morning. That's UF's highest finish since the 2009 season, when the Gators finished third. It's also up three spots from the previous poll, thanks to UF's blowout of Michigan in the Peach Bowl.

UCF dropped six spots and out of the top 10 to finish 11th.

Clemson, of course, was No. 1, followed by Alabama and Ohio State.

Here's the final AP Top 25, and you can see my ballot here.

1.       Clemson

2.       Alabama

3.       Ohio State

4.       Oklahoma

5.       Notre Dame

6.       LSU

T-7. Florida

T-7. Georgia

9. Texas

10. Washington State

11. UCF

12. Kentucky

13. Washington

14. Michigan

15. Syracuse

16. Texas A&M

17. Penn State

18. Fresno State

19. Army

20. West Virginia

21. Northwestern

22. Utah State

23. Boise State

24. Cincinnati

25. Iowa

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