To understand how this happened, I looked for the voters that flipped the two teams and here they are:
- Axe - Moved Florida from 7 to 5 and dropped Oregon from 6 to 7.
- Bohls - Moved Florida from 7 to 6 and dropped Oregon from 3 to 7!
- Cripe - Moved Florida from 6 to 3 and dropped Oregon from 4 to 7.
- Emerson - Swapped the teams at 5 and 6.
- Fowler - Moved Florida from 6 to 4 and dropped Oregon from 5 to 7.
- Giglio - Moved Florida 5 to 2 and dropped Oregon 4 to 5.
- Gimino - Moved Florida 6 to 4 and kept Oregon at 5.
- Hlas - Moved Florida 7 to 2 and kept Oregon at 4.
- Hurt - Moved Florida 7 to 4 and dropped Oregon 4 to 5.
- Lesmerises - Moved Florida 5 to 4 and dropped Oregon 4 to 6.
- Marcello - Swapped the teams at 5 and 6.
- Murray - Moved Florida 6 to 3 and dropped Oregon 4 to 5.
- Staples - Moved Florida 12(!) to 4 and dropped Oregon 4 to 5.
Some of these moves are to put it bluntly, baffling. Bohls thought Oregon was still #3 last week, and they go out and beat Oregon State by 24 on the road and drop them 4 spots? And he actually moves Oregon state up from #19 to #18 with the loss?
Staples thought FSU was a top-5 team (had them #5 last week) despite all the evidence to the contrary, and when proved wrong with Florida beat them, moves Florida, who he had #12 all the way to #4, higher than the overrated FSU team.
It was pointed out to me that Oregon's game was televised only regionally while Florida's was nationally televised, and I can understand the general public being swayed by that, but I thought the AP voters could be held to a higher standard.