Power Rankings: No. 23 Florida
August, 7, 2012
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
Will Muschamp's first season in Gainesville did not go well. Florida went winless in October, and it took a bowl game victory over Ohio State for the Gators to avoid their first losing season since 1979. Improvement in 2012 depends on new offensive coordinator Brent Pease and new OL coach Tim Davis.
Pease has plenty of work ahead of him. The Gators don't yet have a quarterback -- Jeff Driskel and Jacoby Brissett continued their battle into camp -- and they're still searching for two or three consistent players to emerge at receiver. Davis already seems to have made a difference with a line that got handled pretty easily last season, especially during losses to Alabama, LSU and Georgia. UF's defense will keep the Gators in games, but the offense needs to be good enough to win a few. -- Mike DiRocco, GatorNation
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Final 21 Texas A&M 52 9 South Carolina 28 Final Boise State 13 18 Ole Miss 35 Final Temple 37 Vanderbilt 7
Suspended Idaho 0 Florida 0
Final Tennessee-Martin 14 Kentucky 59 Final South Dakota State 18 24 Missouri 38 Final West Virginia 23 2 Alabama 33 Final Arkansas 21 6 Auburn 45 Final 16 Clemson 21 12 Georgia 45 Final Southern Miss 0 Mississippi State 49 Final 14 Wisconsin 24 13 LSU 28