Found March 04, 2013 on The Bull Gator:
You attempted to guess where the Florida Gators would end up in the latest AP and USA Today Coaches polls and you may have been half right. Or you may have been half wrong. Depending on your general outlook on life. That whole glass half empty, glass half full thing. My guess was that the Gators would fall into the No. 9 slot in both polls if No. 4 Michigan had defeated No. 9/10 Michigan State. The Wolverines did their job, but the accurate fall only occurred in one of the polls. Florida did indeed fall to No. 9 in the Coaches Poll, but the Gators drop was a harder one in the AP’s version. The orange and blue came in at No. 11 according to the media. Just outside of the top 10 we so highly value for reasons we really can’t explain and don’t really understand. While I can’t (and won’t) put up an argument for the No. 11 ranking, I do wonder what impressed the AP so much about Kansas State to give them a five-spot jump. That said, the Gators lost to the Wildcats earlier in the season,...
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