MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – For the better part of the last 30 years, at least one of the big three Florida schools has been in the AP Top 25.
But, after seeing Florida State lose again and watching Florida getting thumped by LSU; the big three Florida schools made history Sunday.
For the first time since December 6, 1982, the Florida Gators, Florida State Seminoles, and Miami Hurricanes were not ranked at the same time.
Miami and Florida were expected to be going through a rebuilding year, though Florida has played much better than expected.
UF’s last two losses were to the numbers one and two teams in the country respectively, which is nothing to look down upon.
Miami has been embroiled in controversy since the Nevin Shapiro allegations broke before the season started.
It seemed to come to a head in the heart-breaking loss at Virginia Tech last Saturday when head coach Al Golden broke down into tears following the game.
But Florida State was supposed to carry the increased expectations that go with being ranked in the top five to start the season.
Instead, FSU has suffered multiple injuries to key players and have lost three games in a row.
FSU’s first loss to Oklahoma was expected, but the Noles followed it up with losses to Clemson and Wake Forest on the road.
At this point, the Noles are hoping to rebound enough to get to a bowl game instead of the ACC Championship game.