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14 teams more prestigious than UF

GAINESVILLE -- Anyone following the daily releases of ESPN.com's "prestige poll," which is attempting to rank all Football Bowl Subdivision schools in order of prestige? CLICK ME! The poll is finished and Oklahoma is No.1.

This poll seems flawed in some ways. Most agree that the SEC is the most dominant conference in the country yet the SEC doesn't have a team in the top 5. Alabama is No.6. Florida, despite its success since 1990, didn't crack the top 10. The Gators are ranked No.15. Other SEC teams ranked ahead of Florida include No.12 Tennessee, No. 13 LSU and No.14 Georgia. Florida State is No.9, followed by Miami at No.10.

Recruiting reporter Andy Staples of SI.com recently completed a study aimed at finding a quantifiable way to explain that recruits like to stay close to home. Looks like it took a lot of work. Nice job, Andy! CLICK ME! Andy also picked where he thinks the remaining 17 uncommitted players of the 2009 recruiting cycle are headed. It's not good news for Florida fans. CLICK ME!

There are two more weekends remaining in the recruiting cycle but Florida will use just this weekend to finalize its 2009 class. The Gators are hosting six players, according rivals. CLICK ME! Can Florida sway a few more recruits. Perhaps the Gators should just work on keeping the ones they have. UF will use the final weekend of the 2009 recruiting cycle to host its Junior Day. Never too early to get a jump on the class of 2010.

Remaining focused and avoiding complaceny were the catchprases of choice for UF guards Nick Calathes and Dan Werner on Monday. Then Wednesday happened. Now the Gators must regroup in an important away game against Vanderbilt. CLICK ME!



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