SEC Power Rankings: Alabama Pulls Away (For Now) After Big Win Over the Aggies

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Sep 7, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Florida Gators quarterback

Jeff Driskel

(6) just gets the pass away as Miami Hurricanes defensive lineman

David Gilbert

(11) delivers the hit during the second half of the game at Sun Life Stadium. Miami defeated Florida 21-16. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

7. Florida Gators

Record: 1-1

Previous Ranking: 7 (Trend: –)

Last Week: Bye

This Week: vs. Tennessee

Next Week: at Kentucky

The national vibe around the Gators football program is not a positive one, even though they could easily be 4-1 heading into their trip to LSU.

Most of the issue is centered around Jeff Driskel, whose quarterbacking has not been the stuff of legend. His two picks in the Gators loss to Miami were killers. Miami created a very clear blueprint for how to beat Florida: force them to pass. The more decision Driskel has to make, the worse for Florida.

The question now is what teams have the best chance of doing that? LSU, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida State are certainly on the list. But could a team like Vanderbilt or Missouri also be able to deploy the Miami strategy, too?

Pressure is on Driskel to make sure that doesn’t happen.