Gators No. 1 in the AP

With Florida's 31-20 win over then-No. 1 ranked Alabama, the Gators have taken the top spot from the Tide. The Associated Press released its top 25 poll and Florida sits in the top spot with 50 of the 65 No. 1 votes.

Florida is followed by Oklahoma who received nine first place votes and then Texas who received six first place votes. Only 10 points separate the two Big 12 teams. Alabama dropped to No. 4 with USC closing out the top five.

Florida is No. 2 in the USA Today/Coaches Poll which is part of the BCS equation. The Gators leaped over Texas who was ranked No. 3 last week and remains there this week. Oklahoma is No. 1, but the first place votes were much closer than in the AP poll. The Sooners received 31 votes compared to Florida's 26 votes. Texas received four first place votes. USC and Alabama tied for the fourth spot.

The Harris Poll which makes up another portion of the BCS calculations has not yet been released, but Florida was ranked No. 2 in last week's poll, and it's expected that they'll jump to the top spot this week.

With No. 1 rankings in both polls, the only thing that could keep Florida out of the BCS title game would be the computers. Although, if something wacky should happen, there could be another split national championship with Florida ranked No. 1 in the AP. The AP crowns its own national champion.


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