SEC Schedule Ranking: #13 Florida Gators

Florida Gators - HeadThere’s a new coach in Gainesville and he inherited a team loaded with raw talent and a schedule that will lend itself to the Gators getting back on their feet and into a pretty good bowl game. Florida will open the season with two straight home games against New Mexico State & East Carolina. New Mexico State only won two games in 2014 but East Carolina went down in win total in 2014 with eight. On September 19th Florida will travel up to the Bluegrass State to take on Kentucky, a team on the rise but also a team that the Gators have beaten 28 times in a row. Florida will close out the month of September with a Swamp visit from the hated Tennessee Volunteers which will surely be a fun game after last year’s last second one point win by Florida in Knoxville.

Florida WR Demarcus Robinson
Florida WR Demarcus Robinson

October is by far the most difficult month for Florida as they open the month with a home game against Ole Miss followed by two straight road games against reigning SEC East champ Missouri & perennial thorn in Florida’s side LSU. After that two game stretch, the Gators get a week off before their annual trip to Jacksonville for the World’s Largest Outdoor Beverage Party that we aren’t supposed to mention against the Georgia Bulldogs. All four teams in the month of October should be very good but only one is settled at the most important position, quarterback.

Florida will begin the month of November with the Vanderbilt Commodores in Gainesville, followed by the Spurrier Bowl against the South Carolina Gamecocks in Columbia to round out conference play for the season. Florida had South Carolina beat in The Swamp last season but a last second Gamecock touchdown forced overtime where the Ole Head Ball Coach escaped with a three point win against his former team. I’m going to go ahead and assume the Gators will be ready for that showdown in 2015. The Gators finish the season with back-to-back home games against Florida Atlantic & hated in-state rival Florida State.

Florida has only won 11 games in the last two seasons but new head coach Jim McElwain should be able to get the Gators back into the thick of the SEC East race in 2015 with the talent on the roster and a manageable 2015 schedule.

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Florida Gators 2015 Schedule

Sept 5th          v. New Mexico State
Sept 12th        v. East Carolina
Sept 19th        at Kentucky
Sept 26th       v. Tennessee
Oct 3rd           v. Ole Miss
Oct 10th         at Missouri
Oct 17th         at LSU
Oct 24th         BYE WEEK
Oct 31st          v. Georgia (In Jacksonville)
Nov 7th          v. Vanderbilt
Nov 14th        at South Carolina
Nov 21st         v. Florida Atlantic
Nov 28th        v. Florida State

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