The Florida Gators are the BEST team in the Sunshine State. They are the 10th ranked team in the country. They play in the BEST conference in the land which is the SEC. Things are looking good for them to make a run, but who is their BIGGEST threat to stop them?
Obviously we have the Alabama Crimson Tide who play in the SEC as well and are the BEST ranked team in the country, and for VERY good reasons. Their coaching is better than ALL, their offense is UNSTOPPABLE, and their defense is SMOTHERING.
Other notable teams that could threaten Florida’s shot at a title are the 6th South Carolina Gamecocks, then 5th ranked Georgia Bulldogs, 12th ranked LSU Tigers, 7th ranked Texas A&M Aggies, 11th ranked Florida State Seminoles, and the Miami Hurricanes.
So who am I picking as the biggest threat to the Florida Gators national title hopes? I am picking the… 6th ranked South Carolina Gamecocks! I pick this team because first of all they play the Gators at their house. Secondly, they are in the SEC East division, same as the Florida Gators, so that means that they HAVE to beat the Gators in order to reach the SEC West winner in the SEC Conference Game. Finally their coach Steve Spurrier is a strong coach and probably the BEST coach the Gamecocks have EVER had.
I will rank the biggest threat to the Florida Gators
1. South Carolina Gamecocks
2. Georgia Bulldogs-
They are Florida’s MOST BITTER rival, and they are in the SEC East just like the Gators.
3. Alabama Crimson Tide-
They are the BEST team in the country, but the ONLY time they will face the Gators is in the SEC Championship Game.
4. Florida State Seminoles-
They face the Florida Gators in their FINAL game in the regular season so if the Gators lose, it will be VERY difficult for them to have a chance to get to the BCS National Championship Game, they would have to hope that they won the SEC East, and they would NEED to WIN the SEC Championship Game, and still they may NOT make it to the BCS title game.
5. LSU Tigers-
This is the game I’m predicting the Gators to LOSE. They’re playing the Gators in Death Valley and that is NOT an easy place to play AT ALL, and finally they are out for vengeance for last year’s loss to UF at The Swamp.
6. Texas A&M-
They have a Heisman trophy winner in Johnny Manziel, but they don’t face UF this year, and they to face LSU and Alabama, and WIN those games in order to have a good shot at winning the SEC West, and ONLY then will they face UF, in the SEC title game.
7. Miami Hurricanes-
They are a rivalry of Florida, they’re playing the Gators in Miami, but it’s early in the season as in the 2nd game of the year meaning they have A LOT of time to bounce back and recover to have a shot at the title game and they’re going into the game against the Gators as a severe underdog.