Florida was idle this week after an embarrassing road loss to LSU in which it let one of the worst rushing games in the nation have a record-setting afternoon in Death Valley. The Gators were double-digit favorites in that game, and they now prepare to face No. 1 Georgia sitting at just 4-3.
UF ranked No. 35 in the USA TODAY Sports re-rank of the teams from 1-130 after last week, and despite not playing this week, it dropped another spot to No. 36. In addition to the Bulldogs, that ranks behind No. 3 Alabama, No. 10 Ole Miss, No. 13 Kentucky, No. 16 Texas A&M, No. 22 Auburn and No. 31 Arkansas in the SEC.
Florida is in the midst of a disappointing 2021 season, and it seems like the ceiling is 8-4 right now. Short of a stunning upset against Georgia, there may not be a route back into the top 25 this season. After UF didn’t miss a New Year’s Six Bowl in the first three seasons under Dan Mullen, this year’s team is shaping up for the worst finish of Mullen’s tenure.
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