State Of Florida Power Rankings - Week 8

State Of Florida Power Rankings - Week 8

I am convinced that all the Florida schools conspired last week to make my job more difficult. Thanks guys.

1. Florida Gators (6-1, 4-1 SEC) (Last Week: 1)

Last Week: at Vanderbilt Commodores (3-4) W 37-27

Next opponent: Bye week

It may not have been pretty, but the Gators were able to pull off a come from behind win on the road against Vanderbilt. The Gators' offense finally came through for them, as Feleipe Franks threw for nearly 300 yards and 2 touchdowns. Florida also had two different 100 yard rushers in Jordan Scarlett and Lamical Perine.

2. Central Florida Knights (6-0, 3-0 AAC) (Last Week: 3)

Last Week: at Memphis Tigers (4-3) W 31-30

Next opponent: at East Carolina Pirates (2-4)

Much like Florida, UCF has an ugly come from behind victory on the road. The Knights outscored Memphis 14-0 in the second half in the win. UCF was led by McKenzie Milton, who threw for 296 yards and completed nearly 60% of his passes. Richie Grant led the way on defense with 12 tackles.

3. Miami Hurricanes (5-2, 2-1 ACC) (Last Week: 2)

Last week: at Virginia Cavaliers (4-2) L 16-13

Next opponent: Bye week

UF and UCF may have had ugly wins, but Miami’s loss to Virginia was on a whole different level. This was like a varsity team losing to a JV team. Miami’s defense held Virginia’s QB Bryce Perkins to 92 yards passing and 3 interceptions and Miami still lost. That is an impressive feat. Miami’s bye week comes at an opportune time because there is a whole lot of changes that need to be made. The only question is, will they make the necessary changes?

4. South Florida Bulls (5-0, 2-0 AAC) (Last Week: 4)

Last week: at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (1-4) W 25-24

Next opponent: vs Connecticut Huskies (1-5)

Speaking of ugly wins, enter USF. USF went on the road to face a 1 win Tulsa team, but only won thanks to a 15 point 4th quarter. USF’s Blake Barnett did manage to throw for 237 yards, but he also had an interception and only completed 44% of his passes. Jordan Cronkrite sparked the offense by running for 151 yards and a touchdown.

5. Florida State Seminoles (3-3, 1-3 ACC) (Last Week: 5)

Last Week: Bye week

Next Opponent: vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-3)

FSU had a bye week last week. The Seminoles have better be well rested, as they are heading into the toughest part of their schedule. 4 of FSU’s final 6 games are against ranked teams, with 3 of those teams in the top 11.

6. Florida International Panthers (3-2, 1-0 CUSA) (Last Week: 6)

Last Week: vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-3) W 24-21

Next Opponent: vs Rice Owls (1-6)

FIU’s win over the Blue Raiders brought us yet another come from behind win. FIU outscored Middle Tennessee 11-0 in the 4th quarter which was just enough to secure the victory. James Morgan led the offense with a career day. He threw for 311 yards and two touchdowns while completing 75% of his passes.

7. Florida Atlantic Owls (3-3, 1-1 CUSA) (Last Week: 7)

Last Week: Bye week

Next Opponent: vs Marshall Thundering Herd (4-2)

FAU’s bye week comes as they are heading into the heat of C-USA play. The second half of their schedule is significantly less challenging than the 1st half, so we'll see if they can pick it up down the stretch.

Comments (6)

Not sure how - after the Virginia game - Miami is ranked ahead of an undefeated USF team.
Sorry but we will get a beating by the gatorc, UCF, USF and FSU if we played again. We don’t have the points to beat any of them
This list should be a lits of teams who play p5 teams on a reg thats just my opinion

Normally I'd agree, but that UVA game was so ugly. This team should be at the bottom until they show signs of life.