The Florida Gators open the season ranked No. 28 in the nation, according to the USA Today Coaches Poll, which was released Monday morning.
Georgia snags the top spot in the 2023 USA TODAY Sports AFCA preseason poll.— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) August 7, 2023
The back-to-back reigning national champions lead our first top 25 of the 2023 season.
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Florida received 63 points, 136 behind No. 25 Texas A&M.
The Gators will face five teams ranked inside the top-15 in the preseason poll: (1) Georgia, (5) LSU, (8) Florida State, (10) Tennessee, and (14) Utah. Florida has been mentioned by national media pundits as the team with the toughest schedule in 2023. In total, six SEC teams are ranked in the initial Top-25.
The Gators finished the 2022 campaign, Billy Napier’s first as head coach, with a 6-7 overall record.
Florida will travel to Salt Lake City to face No. 14 Utah on 8/31. The Gators defeated the Utes in Gainesville, 29-26, to open the 2022 season.