The Florida Gators are ranked 17th in 2017's first AP poll, which was released Monday at noon.
They trail their first opponent of the season, Michigan, which was ranked No. 11. They also trail in-state rival Florida State (No. 3) and 2017 opponents LSU (No. 13) and Georgia (No. 15).
Miami (No. 18) and South Florida (No. 19) were the other Florida teams ranked in the poll.
The ranking was a downgrade for the Gators, who were ranked No. 16 in the preseason Coaches Poll.