The season-by-season win-loss records of the Gators football team, including post-season bowl records, are presented here. + Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, BCS, or CFP/New Years' Six bowl is indicated. Record against other Southeastern Conference (SEC) teams is shown in parentheses.
A total of 69 games have been played between the Gators and their opponents. UF has won 35 games and lost 24 games. Their overall record is 59-10-1 (.845).
The Florida football program was started by Ralph McGill in 1892. The original plan was to play only one game a year against an outside opponent, but this rule was changed before the first season began. The Gators' first victory came in 1893 when they defeated Davidson College 7-6 in Jacksonville. Florida has not lost since then and has a record of 511-70-5 (.846).
In 1913, William Campbell Murray took over as coach of the Gators. Under his leadership, the team became a dominant force in college football. In 1917, he led them to their first national championship after the university adopted the American system of scoring. The following year, he was named the first player-coach of the NFL's New York Giants. He stayed with the team for three years before returning to Gainesville to take over as head coach at the University of Florida.
|Florida Gators football|
|Bowl record||24–22 (.522)|
|Claimed national titles||3 (1996, 2006, 2008)|
|Conference titles||8 (1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2006, 2008)|
|Division titles||15 (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2020)|
The 1911 Gators, led by center Neal "Bo Gator" Storter, tied the South Carolina Gamecocks and defeated the Citadel Bulldogs, Clemson, and the College of Charleston (the self-proclaimed "champions of South Carolina") to end the season 5-0-1, the Gators' only undefeated season. The team outscored its opponents 150-7 and had four players selected by the American Football Coaches Association as first-team players: guard Bo Gator and backs Charlie Bachman, Fred Dean, and Walter Lewis.
Florida's only loss that year came against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in Atlanta. The game was played on November 24, 1911, and ended in a 6-6 tie. The following week, Georgia Tech forfeited its next game against rival Georgia because its players refused to play on what was then called Red Field after it was discovered that it was not properly marked off for football use.
Florida went on to beat Virginia and Maryland by a combined score of 100-3 and claimed a share of the Southern championship with Alabama. The Gators finished the season ranked No. 2 by both the Dickinson System and Caspar Whitney's magazine, The American Monthly.
Bo Gator was an all-around player for the Gators and was considered one of the best centers in college football at the time. He was also responsible for introducing the forward pass to Florida football when he passed to Fred Dean during a game against Columbia in 1910.
For the entire season, the Gators were rated No. 5 or higher in the AP poll. The Seminoles finished the regular season unbeaten after defeating in-state rival Florida State (ranked No. 6) at home, 35-24. (not including the SEC Championship Game). They are only the second team in NCAA history to finish the season with no losses or ties.
Florida is ranked No. 1 in both the coaches' and media polls. This is only the third time that has happened since the AP poll began ranking teams in 1948. The last time this occurred was in 2005 when the Hurricanes were ranked No. 1 by both coaches and media before losing their final two games of the season.
Florida is coming off its first undefeated regular season since 2004. The Gators won the SEC East division title for the first time since 2003. They will face Georgia in the SEC Championship game on December 3rd at Atlanta's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. If Florida wins, it will play Ohio State in the College Football Playoff Semifinal on January 13th at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay. The winner will meet Oregon in Pasadena on January 13th for the right to play Alabama in New York's Superdome the following Saturday night.
Ohio State is ranked No. 2 behind Florida and ahead of Texas A&M. The Buckeyes beat Wisconsin 34-31 in their finale at home stadium on Monday Night Football.