GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Gators had a bye week to sit back and focus on themselves.
It was a timely week for receivers Tyrie Cleveland and Kadarius Toney, offensive lineman Martez Ivey, defensive lineman Jabari Zuniga, defensive back Chauncey Gardner and the rest of Florida’s players on its long-winded injury report to catch a breather.
They had a chance to think about the close wins and even closer losses, the latter especially on their mind as they went into the off week after a 17-16 loss to LSU and 19-17 loss to Texas A&M.
And they had a chance to take a closer look at their offense and figure out what wasn’t working.
Now, the Gators have five games to see if they can turn around their season.
Until then, though, the Gators (3-3, 3-2 SEC) moved up one spot to No. 7 in the latest SEC Country Power Poll, just behind Mississippi State and just ahead of South Carolina.
Coming off the bye week, the Gators head into their annual matchup Saturday with the Georgia Bulldogs in Jacksonville, Fla.. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised on CBS. The game will be a pivotal one for how the rest of Florida’s season likely plays out. A win gives the Gators a slim chance to win the East for a third straight year. A loss means Florida’s season will be played out fighting for bowl eligibility.
SEC Country’s Power Poll, consisting of 25 voters, placed Alabama in the No. 1 spot, where the Crimson Tide were last week and all season.
Check back here every Sunday for the latest installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 8 SEC Country Power Poll rankings
Results are below:Results are below:
|1||Alabama (13 - 1)||325||25||1||1||1|
|2||Georgia (13 - 2)||299||0||2||2||3|
|3||Auburn (10 - 4)||263||0||3||2||5|
|4||LSU (9 - 4)||232||0||5||3||7|
|5||Texas A&M (7 - 6)||232||0||4||3||7|
|6||Mississippi State (9 - 4)||215||0||6||4||9|
|7||Florida (4 - 7)||174||0||8||5||8|
|8||South Carolina (9 - 4)||142||0||9||6||10|
|9||Kentucky (7 - 6)||140||0||7||7||9|
|10||Tennessee (4 - 8)||76||0||11||10||13|
|11||Ole Miss (6 - 6)||72||0||10||10||14|
|12||Arkansas (4 - 8)||51||0||12||8||14|
|13||Vanderbilt (5 - 7)||47||0||13||9||14|
|14||Missouri (7 - 6)||7||0||14||12||14|
This week's voters:
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Andrew Astleford (SEC Country)
Brandon Walker (SEC Country)
Chris Kirschner (SEC Country)
Christopher Walsh (SEC Country)
Eric Bolin (SEC Country)
Jeff Sentell (DawgNation)
Joe Mussatto (SEC Country)
Jordan Mcpherson (SEC Country)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Mike Griffith (SEC Country)
Seth Emerson (DawgNation)
Thomas Neumann (SEC Country)
Trent Shadid (SEC Country)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)