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Thursday August 1, 2013Gator Football Opens 2013 Ranked No. 10 in USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll

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The University of Florida football team will begin the 2013 season ranked No. 10 in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 football coaches’ poll, announced today.


Florida will face four teams this season ranked in the preseason top 15, according to the coaches’ poll. Florida ventures to Baton Rouge to play No. 13 LSU on Oct. 12. At their annual meeting in Jacksonville, the Gators will face No. 5 Georgia on Nov. 2. Florida then travels to Columbia to face SEC East foe No. 7 South Carolina on Nov. 16. The regular-season finale will be held in The Swamp as Florida renews its in-state rivalry against No. 12 Florida State.


In all, six SEC teams are represented in the poll, including defending BCS Champion Alabama at the top, and Texas A&M, who starts the season just outside the top five at No. 6.


USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll

1. Alabama

2. Ohio State

3. Oregon

4. Stanford

5. Georgia

6. Texas A&M

7. South Carolina

8. Clemson

9. Louisville


11. Notre Dame

12. Florida State

13. LSU

14. Oklahoma State

15. Texas

16. Oklahoma

17. Michigan

18. Nebraska

19. Boise State

20. TCU

21. UCLA

22. Northwestern

23. Wisconsin

24. USC

25. Oregon State


The Gator Ticket Office is offering an exclusive meal deal ticket package for fans wishing to attend the 2013 football season opener against Toledo on August 31. The It’s Great to be at the Home Opener ticket package includes seats in the upper North End Zone Sunshine Seats and an opportunity for fans to save over $20.

The ticket package includes one game ticket, one souvenir soda and one hot dog for only $35. Fans will be able to redeem the hot dog and souvenir soda voucher at concession stands C322 and C325 during the day of the game only.

Tickets and concessions vouchers will be available for purchase online at or by calling 1-800-34-Gator. Vouchers for concessions will be mailed after purchase. Tickets can either be printed online or mailed with the vouchers. Fans will be able to take advantage of this special offer until Tuesday, August 20.

In addition, fans can purchase season, single-game or group football tickets on

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