GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s season-opening win over Massachusetts was unimpressive enough to drop the Gators out of The Associated Press Top 25 poll. Their Week 2 victory over Kentucky, however, was good enough to get them right back into those rankings.
After a thoroughly dominant 45-7 win over the Wildcats at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday, Florida returned to the AP Poll at No. 23 on Sunday.
The Gators (2-0), who opened the season ranked No. 25, finished with a 564-149 advantage in offensive yards over the Wildcats.
And that was with starting quarterback Luke Del Rio and other first-teamers sitting out most of the fourth quarter while Kentucky tacked on 65 yards and its only points on its final drive of the game.
The Gators have one more tune-up game this coming Saturday as they host North Texas in The Swamp before the much-anticipated showdown with Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn., the following week.