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NEW YORK (AP) -- After being tested for the first time this season Alabama and Oregon have held their spots at the top of The Associated Press college football poll.
Florida and Florida State both moved up one spot. The Gators, after beating Missouri at home, are No. 7. The Seminoles, who were inactive this weekend, rose to No. 8.
A thrilling Saturday produced some great finishes but no upsets and few changes among the highest ranked teams.
Alabama, which scored late to beat LSU 21-17, is No. 1 for the 10th straight week. Oregon beat Southern California 62-51 and is No. 2 for the seventh consecutive week.
Kansas State remains at No. 3 after beating Oklahoma State 44-30, and Notre Dame stays at No. 4 after rallying to beat Pittsburgh 29-26 in triple overtime.
Ohio State and Georgia are tied for fifth.
No. 19 Texas and No. 24 Rutgers moved back into the rankings, and No. 23 Toledo is ranked for the first time since 2001.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. Florida's offense was sputtering along like a '72 Volkswagen, relying heavily on punter Kyle Christy to keep Missouri pinned deep in its own territory.
It was early in the second half and the Gators not only trailed by a touchdown, they had yet to score. They needed something to happen after Pop Saunders' 16-yard punt return gave them the ball at Missouri...
The Florida Gators won the game in typical fashion Saturday. Scoring just enough points on offense for their tenacious defense to bring home the victory. Here are several pictures from a game that was too close for comfort.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. If you were at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium that day last November, you know exactly what Gators cornerback Jaylen Watkins spoke of Monday.
Florida had completed the SEC portion of its schedule the previous week with a loss at South Carolina. The Gators returned home to host Furman, their final game before the annual regular-season finale against Florida State.
Mike Gillislee took a screen pass and went 45 yards for a touchdown, and No. 8 Florida survived a scare to beat Southeastern Conference newcomer Missouri 14-7 on Saturday.
The Gators rebounded from a turnover-filled loss to rival Georgia and kept alive hopes of winning the SEC's Eastern Division. They need the Bulldogs to lose one of their remaining games, against Mississippi...
Recent recruiting talk has been dominated by Coach Calipari and Kentucky. And for good reason. Cal has already landed three of the top-6 players according to ESPN, and is on the radar for several more elite recruits. So it's inconceivable that the Wildcats won't end up with the No. 1 class, again. Right?
Well, lurking just behind him is another SEC program - the Florida...
The Florida Gators are taking on the Missouri Tigers today for their final SEC game of the season. They only way they can win the SEC East is if they beat Mizzou Tigers and if Georgia loses to either Ole Miss or Auburn. Apparently a 7 and 1 start for the Florida Gators isn’t good enough for the student section. It was never this bad under the Ron Zook era which was not a good era...
The Florida Gators won seven conference games for only the twelfth time in their history on Saturday. A year ago they won seven total games. Most thought Florida would be better this year than last, but not many predicted they would win seven games in the nation’s toughest conference. It is an achievement to be proud of and one this group wants to grow from.
It wasn’t pretty, but thanks to a 14-7 win over Missouri, Florida is still alive in the SEC East title chase.
For the Gators, their fate in the division could ultimately come down to what happens this afternoon when Ole Miss visits Georgia. With the ‘Dawgs holding a tiebreaker lead over the Gators, Florida needs Georgia to lose either this afternoon or next week at Auburn...
The Florida Gators have the rare opportunity to welcome both of the SEC’s new members to the conference during the 2012 college football season. The Alabama Crimson Tide are the only other team that will be able to say they did so. Oddly enough, if we go back in time just one week, those were the top two teams in the nation. The Gators have fallen since after an ugly defeat...
ShowMeMizzou.com takes a second look, a day after and reviewing it a second time, at the Missouri Tigers road loss to the Florida Gators and breaks it down and provides some and what we took away from the game.
Florida lineman Jafar Mann has decided to transfer. The freshman met with head coach Will Muschamp on Sunday night to talk, and the conversation ended with him planning to leave the program. Mann has split time between offensive guard and defensive tackle since coming to campus over the summer.
The conversation between Florida coach Will Muschamp and offensive coordinator Brent Pease was focused on second down. Missouri was bringing extra pressure and leaving its defense vulnerable. Two plays after the Gators had a long touchdown taken off the board, Pease decided to dial up a rare screen on second down to offset the pressure, and it was the highlight play for Mike Gillislee.
Jonathan Bullard and Dante Fowler have made an impact off the edge of the Florida defensive line this season. Linebacker Antonio Morrison has filled in when Jelani Jenkins has dealt with injuries. Those are the freshmen most Florida fans know about, but they aren’t the only ones catching the eye of the Florida coaching staff. Plenty of others are impressing with their play in practice.