Gators rise to middle of pack in ESPN’s SP+ rankings

The Florida Gators earned an enormous win this past Saturday night against the now-No. 20 Tennessee Volunteers and the national media is starting to show praise to the Orange and Blue.

ESPN’s Bill Connelly ranks college football teams on a weekly basis using the SP+ format.

“What is SP+? In a single sentence, it’s a tempo- and opponent-adjusted measure of college football efficiency,” Connelly wrote. “I created the system at Football Outsiders in 2008, and as my experience with both college football and its stats has grown, I have made quite a few tweaks to the system.”

After the week three victory at The Swamp, the Gators rose in the ranks to No. 30, just behind in-state neighbor UCF Knights.

Florida ranked at No. 36 in the post-week 2 rankings, so the stock is starting to rise now that the Gators have two solid wins under their belt.

The Gators will host the Charlotte 49ers this Saturday and will try to notch another win to extend a two-game win streak. The game starts at 7 p.m. EDT and will air on ESPN+.

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