It’s hard to contextualize how bad Florida’s loss to LSU was on Saturday. The Gators were facing a Tigers team that was depleted by injuries and led by a head coach who had seemingly lost the locker room. Orgeron knew he wouldn’t be returning to the sideline in 2022 before he even put on a headset to coach against UF, and he still led LSU to a win over the struggling Gators.
Florida now sits at 4-3 on the season heading into the bye, and with the next game on the schedule being against the best team in the country right now in the Georgia Bulldogs, there’s not much reason to expect things to improve considerably any time soon.
After losing on Saturday, UF saw the biggest drop of any team in the CBS Sports college football power rankings from Chip Patterson. He had the team at No. 17 entering the game, but after suffering a loss as double-digit favorites, he dropped the Gators 16 spots to No. 33.