Florida loses all support in US TODAY Sports Coaches Poll after losing to Vanderbilt

Florida’s embarrassing loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday predictably caused the Gators to lose all the support they’d gained in the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll over the past two weeks.

After convincingly defeating Texas A&M and South Carolina, Florida gained enough support to justify eight points in last week’s poll, but now the Gators are nowhere to be seen with one game left in the season . For Billy Napier and company, it’s an unfortunate blow to the road that the Florida freshman coach described as a “reality check,” and it’s almost guaranteeing UF will finish the season unranked.

There was hope that finishing the regular season on a four-game winning streak would be enough to give Florida a decent bowl game and rankings, assuming a win over No. 16 Florida State on Friday, but this one Dreams faded with defeat. Florida still has some quality drops throughout the year, but this wasn’t one of them and those won’t matter much when the final votes are cast.

However, the Gators weren’t the only team to falter in Week 12. Tennessee fell to South Carolina (the team that beat Florida by more than 30 points a week ago), and UCF fell out of the top 25 after losing to Navy.

Here’s a look at the survey in its entirety.

Georgia Bulldogs

Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: #1

Ohio state horse chestnuts

Kyle Robertson/Columbus Dispatch/USA TODAY NETWORK

Last week: #2

Michigan Wolverines

Kirthmon F Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK

Last week: #3

TCU Horned Frogs

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: #4

USC Trojans

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: #6

LSU Tiger

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: #7

Alabama Crimson Tide

Gary Cosby Jr-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: #8

Clemson Tiger

Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: #9

Oregon ducks

Ben Lonergan/The Register-Guard/USA TODAY NETWORK

Last week: #13

Penn State Nittany Lions

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: #12

Tennessee volunteers

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: #5

Washington Huskies

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: #15

Kansas State Wildcats

Ben Queen USA TODAY Sports

Last week: #17

Utah Utes

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY sports

Last week: #10

Notre Dame fights the Irish

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: #19

Florida State Seminoles

Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: #20

Tar heels from North Carolina

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: #11

UCLA Bruins

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: #16

Ole Miss Rebels

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: #14

Tulane Green Wave

Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: #22

Cincinnati Bearcats

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: #21

Oregon State Beaver

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: NO

Chanticleers on the Carolina coast

David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: #23

Texas longhorns

Mikala Compton/American Statesman/USA TODAY NETWORK

Last week: NO

UTSA Roadrunner

John Gutierrez-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: NO

Schools failed

No. 18 Central Florida; No. 24 State of Oklahoma; No. 25 NC condition.

Others get votes

Central Florida 41; Troy 39; South Carolina 38; Pittsburgh 17; Wachwald 16; Iowa 15; Louisville 9; State of Boise 9; South Alabama 8; Illinois 8; Air Force 6; Purdue 5; Washington State 3; freedom 3; GeorgiaTech 2; Mississippi State 1.

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