Turn of Events: Florida, Not South Carolina Looking Like a Power
The college football world this season has been strange to say the least. There's been some crazy upsets, teams flying in and out of the top ten and top five, and also a heisman race that continues to heat up after we thought that we had a runaway leader for the award. One thing that many people were pretty sold on was that the South Carolina Gamecocks were poised to potentially be able to pressure the Alabama Crimson Tide and the LSU Tigers at the top of the SEC, and possibly be a bettors choice to win a confusing SEC East that had quite a few questions around it. Unfortunately though, it looks as though a few of us were a good bit off on that thought.
The decision behind this came due to the fact that the South Carolina Gamecocks have fallen from the top five, and are now in the middle of a two game losing streak that has many people scratching their heads. The Gamecocks beat up on Georgia 35-7, showing that they had potential to be National Title contenders, and then it went down hill from there. South Carolina was preparing for two tough road games against the LSU Tigers (coming off of a loss) and then against a Florida Gators team who showed that they were much stronger than many people expected. The Gamecocks couldn't win either one, losing a tight one to LSU 23-21, and then getting dominated 44-11 by Florida.
Nothing really looked right for South Carolina in their game against LSU as their offense couldn't get anything going at all, and their defense, which had been so strong, just couldn't stop Florida's offense. Now, it's no longer South Carolina with the National Title hype, it's a ridiculous amount of hype that is surrounding the Gators currently. Florida has officially jumped into the second spot in the BCS standings, behind only the Crimson Tide. We'd love to see Florida take on Bama in the SEC Championship game, but they both have a good ways to go before that happens, as the SEC still has some of the strongest teams in college football in it.
The race to the finish this year is going to be a fun one in college football, and there's a good chance that we may end up seeing two SEC teams in the National Championship game yet again. Whether you want to see it or not, it's looking like two of the best teams in the country (at least) are out of the SEC, so it'll be something to watch for.
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