GAINESVILLE -- Florida's blowout loss to Arkansas on Saturday should come as no surprise. Florida is still a young team. Perhaps the Gators (18-4, 5-2 in the SEC) started to believe they had actually done something this season? Wins against Kentucky and Vanderbilt don't seem as impressive now that the 'Dores have a losing records in the SEC and Kentucky is 10-9 overall.
How many wins does this young Florida team need to get an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament? I'm keeping the magic number at four, although many think three will do the trick. If the SEC wasn't so awful, then eight conference wins might be enough. Not this season.