FOOTBALL: Gators debut at #11 in Coaches Poll

The Florida Gators debut in the USA Today Coaches Pre-Season poll at #11. Others include FSU at #12, Miami at #8, and five other SEC teams. Tennessee tops the SEC at #3.

It's apparent Urban Meyer has made a difference already at Florida - at least in the rankings where the Gators jumped from #25 all the way to #11 with no real changes in talent on the team.

USA Today/Coaches' Preseason Poll

1.  USC (60)        13-0   1,547   1
2.  Texas (2)       11-1   1,405   4
3.  Tennessee       10-3   1,259   15
4.  Michigan        9-3    1,242   12
5.  Oklahoma        12-1   1,223   3
6.  LSU             9-3    1,109   16
7.  Virginia Tech   10-3   1,090   10
8.  Miami           9-3    1,080   11
9.  Ohio State      8-4    1,033   19
10. Iowa            10-2   1,014   8
11. Florida         7-5    910     25
12. Florida State   9-3    879     14
13. Georgia         10-2   838     6
14. Louisville      11-1   758     7
15. Auburn          13-0   723     2
16. Purdue          7-5    616     NR
17. Texas A&M       7-5    366     NR
18. Arizona State   9-3    304     20
19. Boise State     11-1   303     13
20. California      10-2   293     9
21. Texas Tech      8-4    247     17
22. Boston College  9-3    237     21
23. Virginia        8-4    210     23
24. Alabama         6-6    194     NR
25. Pittsburgh      8-4    193     NR


Others receiving votes Fresno State (9-3) 188; Oregon (5-6) 145; Utah (12-0) 103; Georgia Tech (7-5) 88; Wisconsin (9-3) 79; North Carolina State (5-6) 69; Bowling Green (9-3) 63; Penn State (4-7) 44; Colorado (8-5) 40; Minnesota (7-5) 34; UCLA (6-6) 24; Texas-El Paso (8-4) 22; Nebraska (5-6) 21; Kansas State (4-7) 20; South Carolina (6-5) 16; Notre Dame (6-6) 13; West Virginia (8-4) 12; Wyoming (7-5) 12; Clemson (6-5) 9; New Mexico (7-5) 9; Arizona (3-8) 8; Northern Illinois (9-3) 8; Southern Mississippi (7-5) 7; Toledo (9-4) 7; Washington State (5-6) 7; Iowa State (7-5) 6; Michigan State (5-7) 6; Memphis (8-4) 5; Washington (1-10) 4; Miami (Ohio) (8-5) 3; Maryland (5-6) 2; UAB (7-5) 1; Duke (2-9) 1; Kansas (4-7)


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