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Saturday August 18, 2012Florida Football Opens at No. 23 in Associated Press Poll

Gainesville, Fla.

The University of Florida football team will open the 2012 season ranked No. 23 in the Associated Press Preseason Poll, announced on Saturday. The Gators are also ranked No. 23 in the preseason USA Today/ESPN Top 25 football coaches’ poll.

 

Florida is ranked in the preseason AP poll for the ninth year in a row, dating back to 2003. That streak ranks third in the SEC behind LSU (12 straight) and Georgia (10 straight). Nationally, that streak ranks sixth, also trailing Ohio State (19), Oklahoma (13) and Southern Cal (10).

 

On the Gators’ 2012 schedule there are four teams ranked in the preseason top 10 according to the AP poll. Florida will play No. 3 LSU on October 6 after its bye week. To close the month, UF faces back-to-back top 10 opponents in No. 9 South Carolina and No. 6 Georgia. The regular-season finale will be against No. 7 Florida State.

 

 

2012 Associated Press Preseason Poll

Rank

Team

Pts

1

USC (25)

1445

2

Alabama (17)

1411

3

LSU (16)

1402

4

Oklahoma (1)

1286

5

Oregon

1274

6

Georgia

1107

7

Florida State

1093

8

Michigan (1)

1000

9

South Carolina

994

10

Arkansas

963

11

West Virginia

856

12

Wisconsin

838

13

Michigan State

742

14

Clemson

615

15

Texas

569

16

Virginia Tech

548

17

Nebraska

485

18

Ohio State

474

19

Oklahoma State

430

20

TCU

397

21

Stanford

383

22

Kansas State

300

23

FLORIDA

214

24

Boise State

212

25

Louisville

105

  • Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 83, Washington 55, Auburn 53, North Carolina 32, Utah 30, Georgia Tech 25, Brigham Young 22, Tennessee 15, South Florida 11, Baylor 9, Texas A&M 5, UCF 4, Missouri 3, North Carolina State 3, Cincinnati 3, Houston 1, Louisiana Tech 1, Mississippi State 1, Northern Illinois 1

 

 

 

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