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  1. NVGator

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    Thought the same thing.

    We lost to LSU and Jawja
    They lost to ASU and Auburn
    We beat Auburn and had a tougher schedule
     
    • Woodstork

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      Dan’s base level for the program at year 2 is better than I expected. Currently at top 10 or bust. An entertaining rebuild so far. Adding victory over UGA is the next essential step. Must win in Jax in 2020.

      Recruiting is improving some, but not quite enough to put us intrinsically into a top 4 base level. We lack the small number of top-end athletes every championship caliber team seems to have.

      It is essential one of them is your QB. Others are also needed. Guys like Jamar Chase, Ettienne, Spikes, Harvin just make those few extra plays that lessor athletes cannot. Those players tip the scale in big games. Opponents have to scheme around them. I don’t see anyone on Florida’s roster at that level, yet. Hoping Wingo is one. Need just 1 to 3 on each side of the ball, plus a solid base of 4 stars across the board. We have the base, need to add the boost.
       
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        Oregon @ 5?

        W.T.F?
         
        • TN G8tr

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          11-2, #6, Not bad. I would have taken that at the beginning of the season.

          Now on to winning the East.
           
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            We are trending up. Recruiting looking better than last year. Definitely have turned the corner from those last two bozos.

            Win the East next year, keep moving up, get a few studs and we’ll be playing for all the marbles soon

            Go Gators
             
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              It's a good year when you're ranked ahead of Oky and Bama.
               
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                When is the last time we finished ahead of Bama in the poll, '08 probably?
                 
                • gatordad3

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                  Georgia 4th? Another WTF!? They beat Baylor:jerkit:
                   
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                    Solid improvement.
                     
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                      When there is 32 bowl games outside the playoff, they don't all mean what they used to. half the NCAA D1 teams are basically in a bowl game, and most are crap now a days. It's a good accomplishment, but its also been watered down because of the greed of sponsors and television to create so many games.
                       
                      • Gator By Marriage

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                        Was this the first season since our last natty that we finished a season ranked ahead of Bama?
                         
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                          STFU!

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                            It's about right, I thought Kentucky should have been in there somewhere, 20-25 maybe.
                             
                            #16 Frozen Gator, Jan 14, 2020
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                              Tennessee didn't make the top 25 even with bowl win.
                               
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                                Fvvk the pac 12 and their inflated rankings. If we had Oregon's schedule we'd be in the playoffs.
                                 
                                • AlexDaGator

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                                  Agreed.

                                  I'm guessing some voters didn't want 3 SEC teams and 0 PAC 12 teams in the top 5 so they jumped Oregon over us for no damn good reason.

                                  We didn't win an SEC or national title...we didn't even win the SEC East...but there is some cachet in claiming a "top 5" national finish and we don't get it because of some PAC 12 butthurt.

                                  Honestly, I don't even know if we beat Oregon on a neutral field, but we damn sure earned a higher final ranking than the Ducks.



                                  Alex.
                                   
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                                    Good point. Swinneys staff found a good one! I think scouting for fit is key. Star ratings trigger some folks, but it’s just a probability rating with exceptions at both ends. You gotta have a handful of 5 stars at any given time though because not all of them work. Most great teams also have a diamond in the rough or two that out-perform their recruiting rating.

                                    Great coaches get the most of their top end talent, not just at individual performance, but within the team concept. I think Mullen has better potential at that than Smart. So, we don’t necessarily have to match Georgia’s recruiting in some kind of 5-star dick check, but there is a critical mass of 5-star performers required.
                                     
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                                      Baylor let us all down.
                                       
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                                        About right for us. Way too much love for the G5 schools from 17 - 24.
                                         
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                                          My wife says that I am not good in math. Thanks. Also, five actually makes me feel better.
                                           

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