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Chomping at Bits: Florida at No. 23 in latest College Football Playoff rankings

The Gators slid back into the rankings this week.

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Florida is No. 23 in latest College Football Playoff rankings: The 7-2 Gators are back in the rankings after defeating South Carolina. (Jason Kirk, SB Nation; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Gators say they aren’t “scared” to play LSU: Yeah, this is still a thing apparently. (Patrick Pinak, Florida Times Union; Nick de la Torre, Gator Country; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun) LSU linebacker Arden Key repeated the scared narrative and discussed Florida’s offensive line. (Glenn Guilbeau, Shreveport Times; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Playing at LSU will be challenging: The Gators have not played their best ball away from home this season. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Florida improving at free-throw line: The Gators worked on addressing their problems from the line in the offseason. (Ray Boone, Independent Florida Alligator)

Hypothetically, there is still an outside chance that the Gators could make the Playoff: It would involve Florida winning out, including beating Alabama in the SEC title game. (Brad Crawford, 247 Sports)

Profile of Marcell Harris: Harris will start in place of the injured Marcus Maye on Saturday. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Gators’ recruiting: 4-star offensive tackle, and Miami commit, Navaughn Donaldson enjoyed Saturday’s game in The Swamp. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

The SEC West’s recent dominance over the SEC East: The West has won eight out of the last ten SEC Championships, and has won those games by an average margin of 18 points. (Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald)

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