Florida slips out of latest ESPN bracketology update

Florida’s loss to the Texas A&M Aggies on Wednesday knocked the Gators out of ESPN’s Joe Lunardi’s latest bracketology update.

In the last update, UF was listed as one of Lunardi’s Next Four Out, the latter half of the top eight teams that don’t make the field of 68. The Aggies were in the First Four Out and now have two wins over the Gators, so the dip for Florida was somewhat expected.

Florida has a chance to bounce back this week with favorable matchups against Mississippi State and South Carolina, and the Bulldogs are just below the Gators in the NCAA NET rankings. It would be UF’s first Quadrant 1 win of the season. The team is currently 0-6 against such opponents.

Lunardi has five SEC teams in his bracket: Alabama is No. 1 seed in the Midwest; Tennessee is the No. 2 seed in East; Auburn is the No. 6 seed in the Midwest; Arkansas is the No. 7 seed in the West; and Missouri is the No. 8 seed in the West. Kentucky is also on the bubble as part of the First Four Out along with Texas A&M.

Florida will face the Crimson Tide and the Wildcats in the first week of February.

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