State Of Florida Power Rankings - Week 4

State Of Florida Power Rankings - Week 4

Matthew_Suero
Week 3 was another good week for Florida FBS teams, as the group went 6-1 combined for the second straight week. The only team to lose this week was FSU, and they are also the only team in the state with a losing record. Now, onto this week’s rankings.

1. Central Florida Knights (2-0, 1-0 AAC) (Last Week: 1)

Last week: at North Carolina Tar Heels (0-2) Postponed

Next opponent: vs Florida Atlantic Owls (2-1)

The Knights lost an opportunity to beat a power five team due to Hurricane Florence, but they still remain at number 1 in the rankings. UCF plays a good FAU team this week and has a chance to strengthen their hold on the number 1 spot with a win, but this is not a game that will be won easily.

2. Miami Hurricanes (2-1, 0-0 ACC) (Last Week: 2)

Last Week: at Toledo Rockets (1-1) W 49-24

Next opponent: vs Florida International Golden Panthers (2-1)

Last week, the Hurricanes went on the road and were able to handle a pretty good Toledo team rather easily. With that being said, it was not enough to move Miami up to the number 1 spot in these rankings. Miami has a very weak schedule over the next few weeks which will make it difficult to pass UCF, assuming the Knights keep winning.

3. South Florida Bulls (3-0, 0-0 AAC) (Last Week: 3)

Last week: at Illinois Fighting Illini (2-1) W 25-19

Next opponent: vs East Carolina Pirates (1-1)

South Florida was able to continue their winning ways beating Illinois on the road. Anytime a Group of 5 team goes on the road and beats a Power 5 team, it is impressive. The Bulls did nothing but solidify their spot at number 3 in these rankings, but they will need a slip up from Miami or UCF is they are to move up into the top two.

4. Florida Atlantic Owls (2-1, 0-0 CUSA) (Last Week: 4)

Last Week: vs Bethune Cookman Wildcats (1-1) W 49-28

Next opponent: at Central Florida Knights (2-0)

Florida Atlantic was able to beat Bethune Cookman at home, but they did not look as dominant as they should have. The Owls stayed at the number 4 spot this week despite a poor performance, but they are only barely ahead of the Gators as of right now. FAU plays UCF this weekend and no matter what happens, it’s a pretty safe bet to say the Owls will not be ranked number 4 next week.

5. Florida Gators (2-1, 0-1 SEC) (Last Week: 5)

Last Week: vs Colorado State Rams (1-3) W 48-10

Next Opponent: at Tennessee Volunteers (2-1)

The Gators were able to beat Colorado State, but not without a few hiccups. If you look at the box score, you really have to wonder how UF won this game by so much. Florida lost the time of possession battle by over 17 minutes, had eight less first downs, and had more yards in penalties. The final score did not reflect how Florida played. That type of performance is not good enough to move you up in these rankings, which is why Florida remains at the number five spot.

6. Florida International Panthers (2-1, 1-0 CUSA) (Last Week: 7)

Last Week: vs Massachusetts Minutemen (1-2) W 63-24

Next Opponent: at Miami Hurricanes (2-1)

Florida International scored a school record for points last week in a 63-24 rout of UMass, which helped move them up out of the number seven spot for the first time this year. FIU has a golden opportunity to launch themselves up these rankings as they play the Hurricanes this weekend at Hard Rock Stadium.

7. Florida State Seminoles (1-2, 0-2 ACC) (Last Week: 6)

Last Week: at Syracuse Orange (3-0) L 30-7

Next Opponent: vs Northern Illinois Huskies (1-2)

It just keeps getting worse for the folks up in Tallahassee. For the 3rd straight week, FSU has dropped in these rankings. The good news is that you cannot get worse than seven in these rankings, so that streak of falling in the rankings is going to end this week. FSU continues to not be able to block anybody and they will not win anything unless that problem is fixed. To make matter worse for the Seminoles, Samford lost at home last week to Mercer. The team who took FSU to the brink at their own stadium just lost at home to Mercer.
 

Comments (42)

"A good FAU team."

Relative statement is relative.
 
Matthew, why are you ranking Miami below UCF? Do you really think they're the better team? Asking for a friend.
 
Matthew, why are you ranking Miami below UCF? Do you really think they're the better team? Asking for a friend.
They're not a better team in terms of talent, but they're a much better offense & play more consistent than us.
 
1. UCF
2. Miami
3. USF
4. FAU
5. FIU
6. Stetson
7. Florida Tech
8. West Florida
9. FSU
10. UF

You can switch UF & FSU at 9-10, but I hate UF more so they'll alway be last on my list regardless of their record.
As a Florida Tech grad I almost forgot we even had a team. Probably still playing at the Palm Bay High school stadium lol.
 
Matthew, why are you ranking Miami below UCF? Do you really think they're the better team? Asking for a friend.
Miami hasn't proven to me they deserve to be number 1 and UCF hasn't done anything to make me think they shouldn't be number 1.
 
Miami hasn't proven to me they deserve to be number 1 and UCF hasn't done anything to make me think they shouldn't be number 1.

What has UCF done this year? They’d be an 8 win team in a P5 conference.
 
Consistency. Miami lost the 1 spot after LSU and have not done anything to bring it back. Also, as I said, UCF has not done anything to lose it.

We'd look pretty consistent playing UConn and SC State too. USF should be ahead of us too, they've been pretty consistent all year too.
 
With up coming games against UNC, ECU, Pitt, Navy, and USF, they might not get to 8-4 anyway.

Did the UNC game get rescheduled? Funny to think their most challenging game the whole season is Pitt.
 
OP is clueless and is probably 20 yrs old based upon these ridiculous rankings.

UCF wouldn't win 25% of the time against Miami or UFag.
 
OP is clueless and is probably 20 yrs old based upon these ridiculous rankings.

UCF wouldn't win 25% of the time against Miami or UFag.

Yeah but they've been consistent against ass teams, gotta respect them amirite. Now they're playing a good FAU team that only lost by a couple hundred points to OU. No way we can overcome that.
 
UCf has one thing - a QB! Otherwise Miami beats them 9 of 10. In other words, switch QBs and Miami 9 of 10.
 

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