Florida unranked following 41-11 loss to No. 1 LSU
As if being ransacked and left for dead in back-to-back weeks by No. 2 Alabama and No. 1 LSU was not enough, poll voters have added insult to injury, dropping Florida out of the polls.
The Gators find themselves in the "receiving votes" section after the Tigers humiliated them 41-11 in Baton Rouge, La.
Joining the Florida among those ranks is Florida State after a 35-30 upset loss to Wake Forest.
As a result, for the first time since Dec. 6, 1982, no Florida squads are ranked in the Associated Press Poll.
In Saturday's loss, Florida only managed 213 yards of total offense, 25 fewer than LSU had on the ground alone.
The Orlando Sentinel reported mere hours before kickoff that Jeff Driskel (sprained ankle) would not dress and that freshman quarterback Jacoby Brissett would get the nod.
Brissett played admirably, racking up 97 passing yards and throwing one touchdown toss against two interceptions with a 57.1 percent completion rate in his collegiate debut on the road against the No. 1 team in the nation.
The jury is still out on whether head coach Will Muschamp's refusal to name a starting quarterback during the week actually provided Florida with a significant advantage.
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