Pre-Season SEC Power Rankings

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Sep 7, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) throws a pass as Miami Hurricanes linebacker Alex Figueroa (36) defends during the second half of the game at Sun Life Stadium. Miami defeated Florida 21-16. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

8. Florida

Last Season: 4-8 (3-5)

The Good: The best thing going for Florida right now is that 2013 is over. Jeff Driskel is healthy and teams with new offensive coordinator Kurt Roper to lead the Gators to a rebound season in 2014. The defense, of course, is just as good this year as they were last year.

The Bad: Much like Tennessee, rebuilding is difficult when you don’t have a solid foundation on the offensive line. Max Garcia is the only returning starter up front for the Gators, and he is moving to center. DJ Humphries and Chaz Green have starting experience, but are coming off of injury-plagued seasons – and they aren’t alone.

The Ugly: Last season was a disaster. A 4-8 record at Florida is unbelievable, yet the Gators found a way to do it last season.

Position-By-Position Ranking (Out of 14 SEC Teams)

Quarterbacks – 4th

Running Backs – 7th

Wide Receivers – 10th

Tight Ends – 8th

Tackles – 11th

Guards – 11th

Centers – 8th

Total Offense – 8th

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Defensive Ends – 2nd

Defensive Tackles – 1st

Outside Linebackers – 5th

Inside Linebackers – 6th

Cornerbacks – 3rd

Safeties – 7th

Total Defense – 2nd

Kickers – 10th

Punters – 8th

Kick Returners – 8th

Punt Returners – 6th

Head Coach – 9th

Offensive Coordinator/Play-Caller – 7th

Defensive Coordinator/Play-Caller – 1st

Experience – 7th

Schedule – 6th