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FSU tumbles in AP Top 25; Gators climb while idle

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Florida State’s shocking 22-16 loss to Georgia Tech cost the Seminoles 8 spots in this week’s AP Top 25 poll. FSU dropped to No. 17 following the loss in which the offense again struggled. The Seminoles will try to start the climb back up the rankings on Saturday when Syracuse comes to Doak Campbell Stadium. The following Saturday, they travel to play Clemson, now ranked Number 3 after the Tigers’ historic 58-0 wipeout of Miami. The Florida Gators picked up…

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Noles rise, Gators slip in AP Top 25 poll; Buckeyes still on top

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Buoyed by an impressive 41-21 win over Louisville, the Florida State Seminoles returned to the top 10 in the AP Top 25 college football poll. After slippage in recent weeks despite winning, the Seminoles rose 2 spots to No. 9. After a highly competitive 35-28 loss to LSU, the Florida Gators were one of two SEC teams to drop from the top 10. The Gators’ strong effort on the road with a new quarterback against a top 10 team was…

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Fewer top 25 matchups dot college football schedule

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Last week gave us several key matchups in college football. This week has a limited menu, but some are clearly worth watching. One game gaining a great deal of national attention is No. 8 Florida traveling to No. 6 LSU for a 7 p.m. matchup on ESPN. This game would have normally attracted fan and media interest just because it’s the SEC, but the suspension of burgeoning star quarterback Will Grier adds even more intrigue. Odds makers have installed the…

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Did Steve Spurrier quit on his team?

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Monday brought two major headlines in the world of college football, both involving USCs. The sad story surrounding the resignation of troubled University of Southern California Coach Steve Sarkisian dominated the daylight hours. Later in the day, word began to trickle out that University of South Carolina (the other USC) Coach Steve Spurrier was voluntarily stepping down. Most of us thought he would say good- bye at season’s end, but the Ole Ball Coach is leaving immediately. He has accomplished…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.12.15 — Does Joe Maddon have the mojo this post-season?

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Good morning….Well, it’s Columbus Day, one of those weird federal holidays which most people in the private sector don’t enjoy (similar to next months’ Veterans Day). In typical fashion, our Congress is not only taking the day off to make the holiday, but the entire week. This, despite the fact that the House GOP is supposed to be in crisis because they don’t have a leader in the pipeline ready to replace John Boehner. Any baseball fans out there? I have…

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Gators storm to #8 in AP Top 25; FSU at #11

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For the first time since 2012, the Florida Gators have crashed the top 10 of the Associated Press Top 25 poll. Florida is ranked Number 8, up 3 spots from last week. The Gators took their record to 5-0 with a 21-3 road win at Missouri. They will quickly have the chance to prove their ranking on Saturday. Number 6 LSU will host Florida in a key SEC inter-divisional matchup. Florida State made some progress. After losing ground in previous…

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Gators firmly in control of their own destiny

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After Saturday’s 21-3 win over the Missouri Tigers, the Florida Gators can feel good about a conference win on the road against a quality opponent. They can feel great about their immediate future. By improving their conference record to 4-0, the Gators are firmly in command of their post season future. They are now the odds-on favorite to represent the Eastern Division in the SEC Championship Game for the first time since 2009. Going into Saturday, Georgia and Florida were…

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