Our condolences to college football fans who love Florida schools. For the first time in 10 years, the state doesn’t have a single ranked team in the AP Top 25.
They’ve all boasted terrible records so far this season. Even though schools like the University of Florida Gators started out at No. 13 and the University of Miami Hurricanes started at No. 22 after Week 1, they’ve all gone downhill.
Fox College Football posted the stat on Twitter earlier today, horrifying Florida college football fans everywhere. “For the first time since November of 2011, the state of Florida has zero teams ranked in the AP Top 25,” the tweet reads.
What happened to all those Florida teams? BroBible gave a quick rundown earlier today. Both the Miami Hurricanes and Florida State Seminoles are trailing with 2-4 records. Central Florida sits at 3-3, as does Florida Atlantic. While Florida International and the University of Southern Florida hold dismal 1-5 records.
As for the Florida Gators? They had a chance to make it on the AP Top 25 this week but lost in an upset game to an unranked LSU. Now the Gators boast a 4-3 record, and that just can’t compete with the other college football teams in the Top 25.
The Gators might be able to bounce back next weekend, but it’s highly unlikely. They face off against the No. 1 team in the league, the Georgia Bulldogs, on Saturday, Oct. 30. The best we can say now is good luck.
College Football Fans Troll Florida Fans Over Disappointing New Stat
Once Fox College Football broke the news about Florida teams not making it into the AP Top 25, other football fans of course flooded the comments with laughs at the poor Florida fans.
“You love to see it,” one person commented.
“Football in the state of Florida is a complete dumpster fire,” another person wrote. “So UF don’t get points for being the best of the losers.”
One person added a GIF of Forest Gump running and wrote, “FLA recruits will be running like Gump to get away from these donkeys.”
Several people commented on how incredible this is considering that Florida breeds a lot of great football players. Apparently, most of these players look out of state to play, fleshing out teams that Florida schools compete against.
“Crazy with that much high school talent a stone’s throw away from all directions in that state,” Jason Kemp commented.
Sportswriter Embrik Eyles added, “People like to say Florida teams should dominate recruiting in the state of FL but at the end of the day what does it come down to? Building a winning program and right now Miami doesn’t have that.”