247Sports’ SEC and national rankings for Florida football’s roster

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The 247Sports Team Talent Composite has been updated before the 2022 season officially begins, with the Florida Gators coming in as the No. 5 roster in the SEC and the No. 12 roster nationwide.

247Sports’ developed this metric as a way to determine who has the best overall roster in college football. The metric takes into account transfers, players dismissed from teams, and early departures, all based on a player’s ranking in high school.

Florida’s schedule has the Gators playing three teams ranked ahead of them in the 247Sports metric: Georgia (No. 2 SEC and nationally), Texas A&M (No. 3 SEC. and No. 4 nationally), and LSU (No. 4 SEC and No. 8 nationally). Season-opening opponent Utah comes in as the No. 6 team in the Pac-12 and the No. 33 team overall. This is despite Utah’s No. 8 ranking in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA poll and their No. 7 ranking in the AP poll.

The Utes will be traveling to Gainesville to play a night game in The Swamp, kicking off at 7 p.m. EDT Saturday night on ESPN.

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