Gator football opens 2013 ranked No. 10 in USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll

Florida University Gators
Posted at 3:19 PM, Aug 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-31 18:19:30-04

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The University of Florida football team will begin the 2013 season ranked No. 10 in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 football coaches' poll, announced today.

Florida will face four teams this season ranked in the preseason top 15, according to the coaches' poll. Florida ventures to Baton Rouge to play No. 13 LSU on Oct. 12. At their annual meeting in Jacksonville, the Gators will face No. 5 Georgia on Nov. 2. Florida then travels to Columbia to face SEC East foe No. 7 South Carolina on Nov. 16. The regular-season finale will be held in The Swamp as Florida renews its in-state rivalry against No. 12 Florida State.

In all, six SEC teams are represented in the poll, including defending BCS Champion Alabama at the top, and Texas A&M, who starts the season just outside the top five at No. 6.

USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll

1. Alabama

2. Ohio State

3. Oregon

4. Stanford

5. Georgia

6. Texas A&M

7. South Carolina

8. Clemson

9. Louisville


11. Notre Dame

12. Florida State

13. LSU

14. Oklahoma State

15. Texas

16. Oklahoma

17. Michigan

18. Nebraska

19. Boise State

20. TCU

21. UCLA

22. Northwestern

23. Wisconsin

24. USC

25. Oregon State