The SEC Media picked the Florida Gators to finish second in the SEC East (via SEC Sports), behind the Georgia Bulldogs if you did not see. Florida football fans should not be happy with this ranking, as the discrepancy between first-place votes was significant.
Georgia got 124 first-place votes, while the Gators only received seven first-place votes.
For those who are not mathletes, that means Georgia received 117 more first-place votes than Florida.
For total points, the Gators had 784, while Georgia had 923.
And to make matters worse, Florida only received one vote to win the entire SEC, while Georgia received 45. The Bulldogs trailed only Alabama (obviously), who had 84 votes to win the SEC.
Florida football fans should be mad.
The SEC media is filled with great, respectable people, but they got these votes wrong. I understand that Georgia gets hype, and it’s hard not to get caught up in it, but Florida has an extremely underrated team, and I think they will surprise a lot of people.
As Dan Mullen reminded people at SEC Media Days while he was trolling Georgia, the Gators are the defending SEC East champions.
Some people clearly forget this, but do not worry. The Gators will win the SEC East again this year, and here are three reasons why.