UF is unranked in the Week 4 USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll

Florida’s 38-33 loss to Tennessee on Saturday sent the Gators out of the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll for Week 4. After a 2-2 start to the season and an 0-2 start against the SEC, UF finds itself unranked, though narrowly lost to a pair of now top 10 opponents.

At this point in the season, no two-loss team is going to be in the top 25. Most Power Five programs don’t face three ranked opponents in the first four weeks of the season, so Florida’s strong schedule hurts them here. The good news is that things should pay off in the long run. If Tennessee and Kentucky stay strong throughout the season, Florida’s losses to them will seem far less worrisome.

Of course, Florida needs to win a few games to get back into the top 25. Wins over Eastern Washington and Missouri won’t do much for the Gators’ standings, but taking two of three from LSU, Texas A&M and Georgia could. The Aggies just beat a good Arkansas team to regain some prestige, so this game now looks like a must-win at this point if Florida wants to get back into the bracket.

As for the rest of the SEC, Georgia and Alabama top the rankings, Kentucky and Tennessee are No. 8 and No. 9, respectively, Ole Miss is No. 11, Texas A&M is No. 17 and Arkansas is No. 19.

If it makes Florida’s loyalty any better, Miami also fell out of the top 25 this week after a loss to Middle Tennessee State. Florida State still took the No. 22 spot from UF.

A look at the full USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll, courtesy of USA TODAY Sports:

Rank A team Record Points change
1 Georgia 4-0 1,563 (34)
2 Alabama 4-0 1,558 (26)
3 Ohio State 4-0 1379 (4)
4 Michigan 4-0 1,379
5 Clemson 4-0 1,339
6 Southern California 4-0 1,226 +1
7 Oklahoma State 3-0 1,176 +1
8 Kentucky 4-0 1,136 +1
9 Tennessee 4-0 1,077 +3
10 State of North Carolina 4-0 1,015 +1
11 Be Miss 4-0 864 +2
12 Penn State 4-0 824 +3
13 Utah 3-1 822 +1
14 Baylor 3-1 638 +3
15 Oregon 3-1 622 +3
16 Oklahoma 3-1 601 -10
17 Texas A&M 3-1 574 +3
18 Washington 4-0 539 +6
19 Arkansas 3-1 509 -9
20 Brigham Young 3-1 359 +3
21 Wake Forest 3-1 352 -5
22 State of Florida 4-0 252 +5
23 Minnesota 4-0 238 +9
24 Pittsburgh 3-1 223 +2
25 Syracuse 4-0 74 +7

School dropouts

No. 19 Texas; No. 21 Michigan State; No. 22 Florida; #25 Miami.

Others receiving votes

Cincinnati 63; Kansas 59; Florida 49; Texas Tech 36; Kansas State 30; Texas 25; Texas Christian 20; Michigan State 13; James Madison 11; Mississippi State 10; Air Force 8; Oregon State 7; UCLA 6; Washington State 4; Louisiana State 4; Notre Dame 3; Iowa State 3; Maryland 2; Coastal Carolina 1.

Here’s a look at how each Power Five conference performed in this week’s update.

SEC

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Georgia: No. 1 Alabama: No. 2 Kentucky: No. 8 Tennessee: No. 9 Ole Miss: No. 13 Texas A&M: No. 17 Arkansas: No. 19

ACC

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Clemson: No. 5 NC State: No. 10 Wake Forest: No. 21 Florida State: No. 22 Pittsburgh: No. 24 Syracuse: No. 25

Big Ten

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Ohio State: No. 3 Michigan: No. 4 Penn State: No. 12 Minnesota: No. 23

Big 12

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Oklahoma State: Nope. 7 Baylor: No. 14 Oklahoma: Nope. 16

PAC-12

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USC: No. 6 Utah: No. 13 Oregon: No. 15 Washington: No. 18

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