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Florida baseball drops in USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll Week 7 update

Florida baseball falls to Florida State in Jacksonville midweek game

A pair of comeback wins at home against Mississippi State wasn’t enough to convince the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll voters that the Florida Gators are deserving of a top-five spot.

In the week 7 update, Florida fell three spots from No. 6 to No. 9 in the country. A 16-11 record is by far the worst in the top 10. Wake Forest is the only other team with double-digit losses inside the top 25.

What’s keeping Florida inside the top 10 is a perfect series weekend against SEC opponents. Texas A&M is ranked No. 3 overall, LSU is ranked No. 18 and Mississippi State earned the most poll votes without cracking the top 25.

The Gators have one of the toughest remaining schedules in the country. Every series left on the schedule except next week’s road trip to Missouri is against a ranked opponent. Arkansas is ranked No. 1, Tennessee is No. 4,  Vanderbilt is No. 6, Kentucky is No. 16, South Carolina is No. 19 and Georgia is No. 24.

Here is a full look at the Week 7 update.

Rank Team Overall Points (1st) Previous Rank Change
1 Arkansas 23-3 775 (31) 1
2 Clemson 24-3 726 3 +1
3 Texas A&M 25-3 711 4 +1
4 Tennessee 24-5 659 5 +1
5 Oregon State 21-4 619 2 -3
6 Vanderbilt 23-6 588 9 +3
7 North Carolina 25-4 540 11 +4
8 Dallas Baptist 23-4 533 10 +2
9 Florida 16-11 515 6 -3
10 Duke 20-8 488 13 +3
11 Virginia 22-6 417 8 -3
12 Florida State 12-4 392 17 +5
13 East Carolina 20-6 373 16 +3
14 Alabama 21-7 359 18 +4
15 Virginia Tech 21-5 355 15
16 Kentucky 24-4 319 21 +5
17 UC Irvine 22-3 307 19 +2
18 LSU 20-9 229 7 -11
19 South Carolina 21-7 218 14 -5
20 NC State 18-7 167 22 +2
21 Coastal Carolina 20-7 152 20 -1
22 Wake Forest 17-10 151 12 -10
23 Nebraska 20-5 88 NR +7
24 Georgia 22-6 82 24
25 TCU 20-7 61 25

Schools Dropped Out

No. 23 Mississippi State;

Others Receiving Votes

Mississippi State 52; UCF 45; Indiana State 36; Oregon 22; Texas 17; Texas Tech 11; Oklahoma State 10; Kansas State 10; Campbell 9; Lamar 8; UC Santa Barbara 6; Louisiana 6; Northeastern 5; Creighton 5; Miami (FL) 4; St. John’s 3; Louisiana Tech 2;

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