1985 Florida Gators football team

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1985 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP No. 5
1985 record 9–1–1 (5–1 T-1st* SEC)
Head coach Galen Hall
Defensive coordinator Charlie Bailey
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1984 1986 »
1985 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Tennessee $ 5 1 0     9 1 2
#5 Florida 5 1 0     9 1 1
#13 Alabama 4 1 1     9 2 1
#20 LSU 4 1 1     9 2 1
Georgia 3 2 1     7 3 2
Auburn 3 3 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 2 4 0     4 6 1
Vanderbilt 1 4 1     3 7 1
Kentucky 1 5 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 0 6 0     5 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Florida ineligible for SEC championship due to NCAA probation.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1985 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season. The season was the second for Galen Hall as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team, having coached the 1984 Gators' final eight games as their interim coach. Because of NCAA probation terms handed down the previous year, Hall's 1985 Florida Gators were ineligible to win the Southeastern Conference (SEC) title, receive a bowl bid, or appear on live television.

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
9–7–1985 Miami* No. 5 Orange Bowl StadiumMiami, FL W 35–23   80,227
9–14–1985 Rutgers* No. 3 Florida FieldGainesville, FL T 28–28   71,708
9–28–1985 Mississippi State No. 11 Scott FieldStarkville, MS W 36–22   34,588
10–5–1985 No. 8 Louisiana State No. 11 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA W 20–0   77,598
10–12–1985 No. 14 Tennessee No. 7 Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 17–10   74,432
10–19–1985 Southwestern Louisiana* No. 5 Florida Field • Gainesville, FL (HC) W 45–0   74,369
10–26–1985 Virginia Tech* No. 2 Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 35–18   70,119
11–2–1985 No. 6 Auburn No. 2 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 14–10   75,000
11–9–1985 No. 17 Georgia No. 1 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL L 3–24   82,327
11–16–1985 Kentucky No. 11 Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 15–13   73,672
11–30–1985 No. 12 Florida State* No. 6 Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 38–14   74,461
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.[1]

Postseason[edit]

After the season, the Eck Rating System, an NCAA recognized selector created by Steve Eck, named Florida as the 1985 national champions, though Florida does not claim the title. Florida finished with a 9–1–1 overall record and an SEC record of 5–1, tying for first place in the ten-team SEC.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.