|1985 Florida Gators football|
|1985 record||9-1-1 (5-1 SEC)|
|Defensive coordinator||Charlie Bailey (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Florida Field|
|1985 Southeastern Conference football standings|
|No. 4 Tennessee $||5||–||1||–||0||9||–||1||–||2|
|No. 5 Florida||5||–||1||–||0||9||–||1||–||1|
|No. 13 Alabama||4||–||1||–||1||9||–||2||–||1|
|No. 20 LSU||4||–||1||–||1||9||–||2||–||1|
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.
|September 7||at Miami (FL)*||No. 5||W 35-23||80,227|
|September 14||Rutgers*||No. 3||T 28-28||71,708|
|September 28||at Mississippi State||No. 11||W 36-22||34,588|
|October 5||at No. 8 LSU||No. 11||W 20-0||77,598|
|October 12||No. 14 Tennessee||No. 7||W 17-10||74,432|
|October 19||Southwestern Louisiana*||No. 5||W 45-0||74,369|
|October 26||Virginia Tech*||No. 2||W 35-18||70,119|
|November 2||at No. 6 Auburn||No. 2||W 14-10||75,000|
|November 9||vs. No. 17 Georgia||No. 1||L 3-24||82,327|
|November 16||Kentucky||No. 11||W 15-13||73,672|
|November 30||No. 12 Florida State*||No. 6||W 38-14||74,461|
Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.
After the season, Sagarin Ratings (ELO-Chess), one of two NCAA recognized selectors created by Jeff Sagarin, an MIT math graduate and sports statistician, 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.