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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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AP Top 25: Miami Hurricanes back in the top 10, USF and USF jump

AP Top 25: Miami Hurricanes back in the top 10, USF and USF jump

Thanks to a 5-0 start, the Miami Hurricanes are back in the top 10 of the latest AP Top 25 poll. Miami is No. 8 - its highest ranking since midway through the 2013 season. I had the ‘Canes at No. 5 ion my ballot (which you can see here). USF co...
Published: 10/15/17
My AP Top 25 ballot: Miami Hurricanes in the top five, USF, UCF up

My AP Top 25 ballot: Miami Hurricanes in the top five, USF, UCF up

After a predictably unpredictable weekend of college football, filling out my AP Top 25 ballot took a lot longer than usual. I'll let a fellow AP Voter, also awesomely named Matt B., explain: Coming to terms with the fact that there is no ballot tha...
Published: 10/15/17
Oops: Florida Gators sent out wrong 2018 football schedule

Oops: Florida Gators sent out wrong 2018 football schedule

Well this is awkward. The Florida Gators, it turns out, released an incorrect 2018 football schedule on Tuesday. What they sent out (and I posted) differed from the master schedule released by the SEC at the same time. I didn't notice the discrepanci...
Updated one month ago
Toledo feels like a second season opener for Miami Hurricanes

Toledo feels like a second season opener for Miami Hurricanes

LAKE BUENA VISTA - The schedule says Week 4, but it sure doesn't feel that way for the No. 14 Miami Hurricanes. "It's like opening the season again," defensive coordinator Manny Diaz said Tuesday. That's because UM, like Florida State, had two games ...
Updated one month ago
Jesuit alum Malik Davis brings juice to Florida Gators' run game

Jesuit alum Malik Davis brings juice to Florida Gators' run game

GAINESVILLE - Jesuit High product Malik Davis had one of the most impressive plays of the Florida Gators' young season - a 72-yard rush against Tennessee. He also fumbled just before crossing the end zone; that comes with being a true freshman. But D...
Updated one month ago
AP Top 25: Florida Gators, USF and Miami Hurricanes all up

AP Top 25: Florida Gators, USF and Miami Hurricanes all up

USF, Florida and Miami all moved up in the latest AP Top 25. The Gators are up four spots to No. 20 in the updated rankings, released Sunday afternoon. USF is up one (to 21) after Friday's win over Illinois, and the idle Hurricanes rose three spots t...
Updated one month ago
AP Top 25: A new No. 1 on my ballot, still no Gators or USF

AP Top 25: A new No. 1 on my ballot, still no Gators or USF

There's a new team atop my weekly AP Top 25 ballot: Clemson. It's nothing Alabama did wrong. The Crimson Tide has the best win (24-7 over Florida State in the opener). But the Tigers have the best overall body of work (two top-25 wins, including Satu...
Updated one month ago
Tennessee-Florida game is on

Tennessee-Florida game is on

The SEC announced late Tuesday morning the Florida-Tennessee game will go on as planned Saturday in Gainesville.Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. CBS will televise the game live. "The University of Florida has been diligent in...
Updated one month ago
Hurricane Irma causes UCF to call off another game

Hurricane Irma causes UCF to call off another game

UCF has canceled its second consecutive home game because of Hurricane Irma. The Knights and Georgia Tech called off Saturday's game, the school announced Monday. The teams and their leagues explored other options but won't reschedule the non-confere...
Updated one month ago
SEC communicating with Florida, Tennessee about Saturday's rivalry game

SEC communicating with Florida, Tennessee about Saturday's rivalry game

The SEC has been communicating with Florida and Tennessee about Saturday's scheduled game in Gainesville as the state begins to assess the damage from Hurricane Irma. "Now that the storm has passed through Gainesville, the University of Florida is wo...
Updated one month ago