Sports Illustrated’s Chris Johnson on Sunday wrote about the five teams that he believes are already out of the College Football Playoff picture.
Florida was one of those teams...
Here is Chris Johnson’s explanation:
“Florida canceled its tilt against Northern Colorado this weekend because of Hurricane Irma, but its one game earlier this month made clear this team isn’t making the playoff. Even with 10 players suspended for their neutral-site season opener against Michigan, including top running back Jordan Scarlett and preseason second-team All-SEC wide receiver Antonio Callaway, the Gators looked in over their heads on offense against a defense that brought back only one starter from last season. … A charitable interpretation of the Gators’ offensive showing against the Wolverines is that they were facing an elite defense, if a young one, and could bounce back against more permissive units during SEC play. That glosses over the fact Florida will need to move the ball against LSU [Oct. 7], Georgia [Oct. 28] and Florida State [Nov. 25] to have any shot of presenting a credible case to the selection committee.”
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