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Gators debut at No. 10

GAINESVILLE -- For now, Florida is the consensus No. 10 team in country.

The preseason Associated Press poll was released Saturday, and like the USA Today Coaches poll released Aug. 1, the Gators checked in at No. 10.  

This is Florida’s highest AP preseason ranking since 2010, when it opened the year at No. 3.

Alabama received 58 of 60 first-place votes, with Ohio State (one vote), Oregon, Stanford and Georgia (one vote) completing the top five.

Florida’s 2013 schedule includes four teams ranked in the preseason poll -- No. 5 Georgia, No. 6 South Carolina, No. 11 Florida State and No. 12 LSU.  

The poll:

1. Alabama

2. Ohio State

3. Oregon

4. Stanford

5. Georgia

6. South Carolina

7. Texas A&M

8. Clemson

9. Louisville

10. Florida

11. Florida State

12. LSU

13. Oklahoma St. 

14. Notre Dame

15. Texas

16. Oklahoma

17. Michigan

18. Nebraska

19. Boise St. 

20. TCU

21. UCLA

22. Northwestern

23. Wisconsin

24. Southern Cal

25. Oregon St. 

NOTES

* Miami tallied the fourth-most (85) "receiving votes" behind Michigan St. (95), Baylor (92) and Virgina Tech (86).

* The SEC has six of the top 12 teams in the preseason poll, the most in college football history.  

* Five voters ranked UF as high as No. 7, while one voter placed the Gators as low as No. 23. 

* National media votes: Andy Stapes (SI) - No. 9, Charles Davis (FOX) - No. 13, Chris Fowler (ESPN) - No. 14. 

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