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Chomping at Bits: Gators remain at No. 15 in latest College Football Playoff rankings

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Despite losing to FSU, Florida holds on to the No. 15 spot.

NCAA Football: Kentucky at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Gators stay at No. 15 in latest College Football Playoff rankings: Despite their loss to Florida State, Florida’s position in the CFP rankings remains unchanged. Florida was No. 11 in the first edition of the rankings, fell out after the Arkansas loss, and re-entered at No. 23 after defeating South Carolina, before rising to No. 15 with their win over LSU. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Florida offense faces huge challenge against Alabama’s defense: The Crimson Tide lead the nation in every major defensive category and have only allowed 18 points in their last four games - all field goals. (Garry Smits, Florida Times Union)

Gators lacking explosive plays: Florida is 118th in the nation in that category. Jim McElwain identified Antonio Callaway, Brandon Powell, and Tyrie Cleveland as players that need to get the ball more in order to try and generate explosive plays. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Gators’ secondary vs. Alabama receivers: Teez Tabor and Quincy Wilson will be matched up against ArDarius Stewart and Calvin Ridley, who had success against Florida last year. (Patrick Pinak, Florida Times Union)

A history of Florida-Alabama SEC Championship Games: The Gators and Crimson Tide meet for the ninth time in the championship game. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Gators preview the Alabama match-up:

Profile of Alabama’s Jonathan Allen: Allen is a disruptive force anchoring the Tide’s defensive line. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Profile of Alabama’s Jalen Hurts: The true freshman quarterback adds a new dimension for the Tide. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

CBS Analyst Gary Danielson discusses beating Alabama: Upsets of the Crimson Tide are rare, and require physical fronts and exceptional quarterback play. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Florida recruiting: On UF’s potential incoming DB class. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

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