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Saturday August 17, 2013Florida Opens Season Ranked No. 10 in Associated Press Preseason Poll

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The University of Florida football team will open the 2013 season ranked No. 10 in the Associated Press Preseason Poll, announced on Saturday. The Gators are also ranked No. 10 in the preseason USA Today/ESPN Top 25 football coaches’ poll.

 

Florida is ranked in the preseason AP poll for the 10th year in a row, dating back to 2003. That streak ranks third in the SEC behind LSU (13 straight) and Georgia (11 straight). Nationally, that streak ranks sixth, also trailing Ohio State (20), Oklahoma (14) and Southern Cal (12).

 

On the Gators’ 2013 schedule there are four teams ranked in the preseason top 12 according to the AP poll. Florida will play No. 5 Georgia on November 2 in Jacksonville, No. 6 South Carolina in Columbia on November 16, No. 11 Florida State at home in the regular season finale and No. 12 LSU in Baton Rouge on October 12.

 

The Southeastern Conference has six teams ranked in the poll, followed by the Big Ten and Pac-12 with five teams each.

 

 

2013 Associated Press Preseason Poll

Rank

Team

Pts

1

Alabama (58)

1498

2

Ohio State (1)

1365

3

Oregon

1335

4

Stanford

1294

5

Georgia (1)

1249

6

South Carolina

1154

7

Texas A&M

1104

8

Clemson

1083

9

Louisville

1042

10

FLORIDA

894

11

Florida State

845

12

LSU

802

13

Oklahoma State

755

14

Notre Dame

748

15

Texas

677

16

Oklahoma

579

17

Michigan

531

18

Nebraska

382

19

Boise State

328

20

TCU

323

21

UCLA

286

22

Northwestern

199

23

Wisconsin

185

24

USC

134

25

Oregon State

129

 

 

Others receiving votes: Michigan State 95, Baylor 92, Virginia Tech 86, Miami (FL) 85, Arizona State 53, Kansas State 43, Fresno State 36, Vanderbilt 19, Washington 17, Northern Illinois 16, Ole Miss 11, Utah State 8, Georgia Tech 6, Cincinnati 3, Arizona 3, North Carolina 3, Penn State 2, Brigham Young 1

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