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Florida football falls out of AP Top 25 after 3rd loss of 2021


After losing to Louisiana State on Saturday, Florida has dropped out of the AP Top 25. Earning just seven votes from poll voters, the Gators are unofficially tied for 33rd with Arizona State.

Interestingly, LSU didn’t leapfrog Florida with the win. The Tigers only received two points in this week’s voting. Arkansas also fell out of the top 25 with a loss to the now 19th-ranked Auburn Tigers.

Georgia is still the unanimous No. 1 in college football after handing Kentucky its first loss of the year. and dropping the Wildcats to No. 15. Alabama has crept its way back into the top four, and the SEC Championship looks exciting if things hold up.

Ole Miss moved up to No. 12 after surviving a barrage of offense (and garbage) from Tennessee, and Texas A&M rounds things out for the SEC at No. 17.

With no game next week and Georgia the week after, Florida might not get back into the rankings for a while. The last four games of the year are very winnable for Florida, but the opposition isn’t strong enough to really boost the team up the polls.

Losing the Kentucky game is one thing, especially with the way Stoops has the team playing. But losing to both UK and LSU is just about the worst-case scenario for Florida. It’ll take more than Florida winning out to get a number back beside its name.

Full Associated Press Top 25 Poll:

Rank Team Points
1 Georgia (7-0) 1,575 (63)
2 Cincinnati (6-0) 1,483
3 Oklahoma (7-0) 1,434
4 Alabama (6-1) 1,393
5 Ohio State (5-1) 1,252
6 Michigan (6-0) 1,214
7 Penn State (5-1) 1,116
8 Oklahoma State (6-0) 1,082
9 Michigan State (7-0) 1,076
10 Oregon (5-1) 1,054
11 Iowa (6-1) 1,048
12 Ole Miss (5-1) 879
13 Notre Dame (5-1) 763
14  Coastal Carolina (6-0) 736
15 Kentucky (6-1) 723
16 Wake Forest (6-0) 629
17 Texas A&M (5-2) 536
18 North Carolina State (5-1) 485
19 Auburn (5-2) 397
20 Baylor (6-1) 378
21 SMU (6-0) 358
22 San Diego State (6-0) 284
23 Pittsburgh (5-1) 177
24 UTSA (7-0) 104
25 Purdue (4-2) 68

Dropped from the rankings:

No. 17 Arkansas, No. 18 Arizona State, No. 19 Brigham Young, No. 20 Florida

Others receiving votes:

Clemson 64, Utah 43, Arkansas 29, Brigham Young 21, Air Force 19, Iowa State 14, Louisiana-Lafayette 13, Arizona State 7, Florida 7, Texas 5, UCLA 4, Houston 2, LSU 2, Virginia 1

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