SEC Power Rankings: Week 4

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Sep 13, 2014; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators running back Matt Jones (24) runs with the ball during third overtime against Kentucky at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida Gators defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 36-30. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

10. Florida Gators (2-0, 1-0)

Last Week’s Result: Beat Kentucky 36-30, 3OT

It took triple overtime, and probably a bottle of antacids for Florida fans, but the Gators escaped with a 36-30 victory over the Kentucky Wildcats.

After heading to the locker room tied 3-3 and struggling to move the football, the Gators offense came alive in the second half and finished with 532 total yards. Demarcus Robinson was the star of the game as he snagged 15 passes for 214 yards and two TDs.

Of course, the defense reacted in exactly the opposite way. After allowing only three points over the first six quarters of the season, the Gators allowed 17 in the second half to the Wildcats and another ten in overtime. The Wildcats had 369 passing yards, though Florida did intercept UK three times in the win.

A win is a win is a win. That’s what Florida needs to remember this morning. The Gators still control their own destiny in the SEC East, and after the Georgia Bulldogs fell in Columbia, the division appears to be up for grabs.

The best news for Florida is that the team is 2-0 and the offense has improved as much as expected. The bad? The Gators will travel to Tuscaloosa next weekend.

Next Week: at Alabama