Tom Fornelli breaks down the eleven teams he sees with a real chance to make the 2020 college football playoffs. Florida is included, but with these discouraging words:
… Unfortunately for the Gators, the one thing that separates them from being a team that’s a real title threat in my eyes is the talent gap between them and the others mentioned in this space. According to 247Sports’ Team Talent rankings, no team I included on this list is less talented than Florida at No. 16 overall. That’s not a knock on the Gators’ talent as much as it’s a statement about how freaking hard it is to be good enough to win a national title.
Trust me, it’s a knock on the Gators. It’s a good thing they have an offensive genius as their head coach to make up for their talent shortcomings. And when I say shortcomings, I mean shortcomings. The gap in the team talent rankings between Florida and NC State is smaller than the gap between Florida and Georgia.
They’re gonna need a bigger transfer portal.