Gators vault into AP top five

October, 7, 2012
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida is back in the top five.

The Gators' victory over then-No. 4 LSU on Saturday afternoon, coupled with losses by No. 3 Florida State and No. 5 Georgia, has vaulted Florida to No. 4 in the latest Associated Press Top 25, released this morning. The Gators are behind No. 1 Alabama, No. 2. Oregon and No. 3 South Carolina, which plays at LSU next weekend and travels to Gainesville on Oct. 20.

Florida hasn't been ranked in the top five of the AP poll since the end of the 2009 season, when the Gators beat Cincinnati 51-24 in the Sugar Bowl in Tim Tebow's final game. The Gators finished No. 3 behind national champion Alabama and Texas.

Florida (5-0, 4-0 SEC) plays at Vanderbilt (2-3, 1-2) on Saturday.

Mike DiRocco | email

ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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