Gators Ranked 8th In Initial USA Today Coach's Poll

The USA Today Coaches’ Poll is out.

Clemson, which finished last season undefeated after knocking off Alabama in the College Football Playoff national championship game, checks in at No. 1. The Tigers are followed by Alabama, unsurprisingly.

Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State round out the top five. Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators check in at #8 in the initial poll All in all there are five SEC teams in the Top 8 and six teams in the Top 16.

  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Georgia
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Ohio State
  6. LSU
  7. Michigan
  8. Florida
  9. Notre Dame
  10. Texas
  11. Texas A&M
  12. Washington
  13. Oregon
  14. Penn State
  15. Utah
  16. Auburn
  17. Wisconsin
  18. UCF
  19. Iowa
  20. Michigan State
  21. Washington State
  22. Syracuse
  23. Stanford
  24. Iowa State
  25. Northwestern

The A.P. Poll won't be released until August 19th. The first game of the season, which is Florida vs. Miami, comes just a few days later on August 24.