The Gators moved up a spot in the latest USA Today Amway Coaches’ Poll after their first of two consecutive bye weeks.
They are now ranked No. 8 after FSU upset undefeated North Carolina, which fell from sixth to 13. Florida (2-1) is still ranked ahead of No. 9 Texas A&M (3-1) despite losing to the Aggies.
No. 2 Alabama’s 41-24 win over third-ranked Georgia — now fourth — wasn’t enough to overtake Clemson for the top spot. The SEC now has just four schools in the top 25 after losses by No. 14 Auburn and No. 17 Tennessee.
The Gators will be off next Saturday before hosting Missouri on Oct. 31.