Well, I can’t let Florida-Tennessee pass without saying something.
So here goes:
First, it’s worth remembering that while Georgia is no longer Florida’s bitch, Tennessee still is.
Second, it’s rather startling to consider how irrelevant today’s game is.
59 Years since Florida and Tennessee squared off and neither team was ranked, as is the case for their game on Saturday. In 1955, Tennessee defeated Florida 20-0 in the most recent game in the series between unranked teams. Since the AP poll began in 1936, Florida and Tennessee have met twice when neither team was ranked, the other a 14-0 victory for the Gators in 1954. The teams had 31 consecutive meetings in which at least one of them was ranked. In 20 of those games, both were ranked. In the previous 28 games, Florida was ranked.
And if the Gators lose today, it’ll be even more insignificant.