The 2023 college football season is now two games deep following the conclusion of Week 2. While 10 games still remain in the regular season some programs have been stumbling out of the gates while others have slammed on the gas.
Florida football, now in its second season under head coach Billy Napier, is still finding its footing after an embarrassing performance in Week 1 against the Utah Utes. However, a tuneup game against the FCS McNeese State Cowboys last weekend in the team’s home opener has things looking a tad brighter in Gainesville now that the Gators have evened their record to 1-1.
Last week in the 247Sports SEC poll the Orange and Blue were ranked a lowly No. 13 out of 14 total schools. Despite the victory — which admittedly was not terribly impressive — Florida remains in the same position after Week 2.
The only school that stands between Florida and the conference cellar is the perennial doormat, the Vanderbilt Commodores; the Missouri Tigers are just a spot ahead of them at No. 12. The top five consist of the Georgia Bulldogs, Alabama Crimson Tide, Tennessee Volunteers, LSU Tigers and Ole Miss Rebels, respectively.
The SEC poll for Week 3 is as follows.
1. Georgia (14)
3. Tennessee (1)
5. Ole Miss
6. Texas A&M
8. Mississippi State
11. South Carolina
The number in parentheses indicates first-place votes.
Florida hosts the Volunteers in the Swamp on Saturday, Sept. 16, for the SEC schedule opener between two historic rivals. The opening kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. EDT and the game can be watched on ESPN.