2012 College Football Coaches Poll: Florida State Ranked No. 7, Florida Ranked No. 23 In First Rankings

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 26: Coach Jimbo Fisher of the Florida State Seminoles and his son Trey greet coach Will Muschamp of the Florida Gators at midfield before play November 26, 2011 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

The Florida State Seminoles and the Florida Gators both made the top 25 of the first USA Today coaches poll. The Seminoles are ranked at No. 7 and the Gators are ranked at No. 23.

The USA Today college football coaches poll was released earlier on Thursday and two major Florida teams are both ranked in the top 25. The Florida St. Seminoles, coming off a season where they went 9-4, are ranked No. 7 in the country. They are the only team in the top 10 that didn't win 10 games or more last season.

The other major Florida team to be ranked in the top 25 is the Florida Gators. The Gators, coming off one of their worst seasons in recent memory, are ranked at No. 23. Their record from last season, 7-6, is the worst prior season record of any team in the top 25.

Three other Florida teams received votes to be in the top 25 but did not make it in the final rankings. The South Florida Bulls received 12 votes, the Central Florida Knights received five and the Fla. International Golden Panthers received three.

The top five of the coaches poll has the LSU Tigers, Alabama Crimson Tide, USC Trojans, Oklahoma Sooners and the Oregon Ducks respectively. Here are the complete top 25 rankings.

1. LSU (18) 13-1 1,403

2. Alabama (20) 12-1 1,399

3. Southern California (19) 10-2 1,388

4. Oklahoma 10-3 1,276

5. Oregon 12-2 1,258

6. Georgia 10-4 1,061

7. Florida State 9-4 1,055

8. Michigan 11-2 1,023

9. South Carolina 11-2 981

10. Arkansas 11-2 948

11. West Virginia 10-3 833

12. Wisconsin 11-3 743

13. Michigan State 11-3 717

14. Clemson 10-4 598

15. Texas 8-5 549

16. Nebraska 9-4 501

17. TCU 11-2 499

18. Stanford 11-2 497

19. Oklahoma State 12-1 476

20. Virginia Tech 11-3 461

21. Kansas State 10-3 398

22. Boise State 12-1 271

23. Florida 7-6 250

24. Notre Dame 8-5 166

25. Auburn 8-5 66

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