Gators Rise in Rankings after Murphy’s Debut

It wasn’t much of a rise in the rankings, but frankly, Kentucky wasn’t much competition either for the Florida Gators.

After Tyler Murphy’s debut as the starting quarterback and a 24-7 victory, the Gators moved up two spots in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll.

The No. 18 Gators will host their second SEC game next Saturday against the unranked Arkansas Razorbacks. The game time has yet to be announced.

Tyler Murphy led the Gators to a 24-7 victory over Kentucky in his first start. The Gators moved up to No. 18 in the top 25. (AP)

Here is a full look at the top 25, with No.1 Alabama, No. 2 Oregon, No.3 Clemson, No.4 Ohio State and No. 5 Stanford holding fort in the top five slots. No. 6 Georgia was the biggest top-ten mover, rising three spots after defeating LSU on Saturday.

Team (Record; points; previously)

1. Alabama (55) (4-0; 1,495; 1)

2. Oregon (5) (4-0; 1,422; 2)

3. Clemson (4-0; 1,354; 3)

4. Ohio St. (5-0; 1,305; 4)

5. Stanford (4-0; 1,280; 5)

6. Georgia (3-1; 1,171; 9)

7. Louisville (4-0; 1,091; 7)

8. Florida St. (4-0; 1,069; 8)

9. Texas A&M (4-1; 1,012; 10)

10. LSU (4-1; 979; 6)

11. Oklahoma (4-0; 838; 14)

12. UCLA (3-0; 834; 13)

13. South Carolina (3-1; 812; 12)

14. Miami (4-0; 753; 15)

15. Washington (4-0; 665; 16)

16. Northwestern (4-0; 550; 17)

17. Baylor (3-0; 536; 19)

18. Florida (3-1; 481; 20)

19. Michigan (4-0; 471; 18)

20. Texas Tech (4-0; 264; 24)

21. Oklahoma St. (3-1; 230; 11)

22. Arizona St. (3-1; 192; NR)

23. Fresno St. (4-0; 187; 25)

24. Mississippi (3-1; 132; 21)

25. Maryland (4-0; 119; NR)

Others receiving votes: N. Illinois 104, Virginia Tech 49, Wisconsin 46, Nebraska 20, Missouri 14, Notre Dame 12, UCF 6, Michigan St. 5, Rutgers 2.

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