The Florida Gators open the season on September 1st at home vs. Charleston Southern, and will begin SEC play a few weeks later on Sept. 29th at Mississippi State. Neil Blackmon of Saturday Down South has compiled a power ranking list of every projected starter for the opponents the Gators will face from 12 to 1.
12. Landon Johnson - Charleston Southern
11. Mason Petrino - Idaho
10. Terry Wilson - Kentucky
9. Keller Chryst - Tennesse
8. Joe Burrow - LSU
7. K.J. Carta-Samuels - Colorado State
6. Jake Bentley - South Carolina
5. James Blackmon - FSU
4. Kyler Shurmur - Vanderbilt
3. Nick Fitzgerald - Mississippi State
2. Jake Fromm - Georgia
1. Drew Locke - Mizzou
Blackmon went on to defend his pick of Locke at #1 "If Lock had Georgia or Bama talent around him, no one would argue about this." The Gators play Mizzou at home on November 3rd.