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NCAA Football Rankings: Florida, USF Tumble Following Big Losses

There's simply no way around it: this was not a good week for Florida teams. The USF Bulls were run over in their first Big East matchup, falling to Pittsburgh 44-17, and the Florida Gators got thrashed by #3 Alabama by a score of 38-10. As a result, both teams took a tumble in the AP and USA Today poll standings.

Since they were theoretically expected to beat Pittsburgh -- or at least make the game close -- USF suffered quite the large fall, dropping from #16 all the way to unranked. If the Bulls had won, they could have pushed themselves even higher in the poll and maybe peaked at around #10 this season, but now they're going to have to make a run just to get themselves back in the rankings.

As Alabama is currently ranked as one of the best teams in the country, Florida didn't fall nearly as far; they only droped five slots from #12 to #17. But life isn't going to get any easier for them going forward, as they potentially lost their starting quarterback (John Brantley) to an injury, and they face #1 LSU this upcoming week.

Meanwhile, FSU stayed static at #23, as they had an by-week.

Full poll results to be found below the jump.

A hat tip to SB Nation's college football hub for the rankings. You can find the AP Poll below, and the USA TodayCoaches Poll here.

 

1 LSU

 

2 Alabama

 

3 Oklahoma

 

4 Wisconsin

 

5 Boise State

 

6 Oklahoma State

 

7 Stanford

 

8 Clemson

 

9 Oregon

 

10 Arkansas

 

11 Texas

 

12 Michigan

 

13 Georgia Tech

 

14 Nebraska

 

15 Auburn

 

16 West Virginia

 

17 Florida

 

18 South Carolina

 

19 Illinois

 

20 Kansas State

 

21 Virginia Tech

 

22 Arizona State

 

23 Florida State

 

24 Texas A&M

 

25 Baylor

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