Posted: 12:09 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013
I guess you could say that the Florida Gators are the consensus No. 10 team in college football.
The Gators are ranked No. 10 in the Associated Press college football poll that was released this morning. They received 894 points and will begin the season ranked one spot higher than Florida State, beating them out by about 40 points.
As with the coaches poll, the Alabama Crimson Tide and Ohio State Buckeyes will begin the season ranked No. 1 and No. 2 respectively. Alabama received 58 of the 60 first-place AP votes, with Ohio State and Georgia, who will begin the season ranked No. 5 receiving one apiece.
The SEC once again has the most teams ranked with six: Alabama (No. 1), Georgia (No. 5), South Carolina (No. 6), Texas A&M; (No. 7), Florida (No. 10) and LSU (No. 12). The Big 12 and Pac 12 each have five teams ranked while the ACC comes in with two.
Some other notables in the AP Poll include:
The Miami Hurricanes, who are the Gators' second opponent of the season will begin the season having received fourth-most votes in the others receiving votes category. Vanderbilt and Ole Miss received some votes as well but won't begin the season in the Top 25.