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AP Preseason Rank: 5
Wait, how could Florida be overrated? They've won both of their games rather handily.
However, they have struggled quite a bit in these two games.
Against Miami (OH), one of the worst teams in the Bowl Subdivision, their offense handed the ball to the RedHawks multiple times via fumbles. John Brantley, the quarterback, did not play well at all. Luckily their defense was extremely opportunistic and was able to put the RedHawks away.
Pretty similar story against an average South Florida team. The game was pretty close and even until USF quarterback B.J. Daniels fell apart as all of his four interceptions resulted in great field position for the UF offense or points.
Besides Jeff Demps, who played excellent and extremely fast yesterday rushing for 139 yards on 11 carries, the Florida offense has struggled mightily. Playing in the tough SEC, those struggles will be magnified.
And this was a team that was ranked in the Top Five? The Gators have gotten extremely lucky thus far due to turnovers, but these are weak opponents. Against the elite of the SEC, they look like they will struggle greatly. This is not a team that should be anywhere close to the top of the polls.