As the offseason tugs along and we inch towards a preseason overcast with doubt across all college sports, the least we can do is project what each season could look like.
With that being said, Sports Illustrated has begun to release its Power 5 men’s basketball power rankings, broken down by conference. The Florida Gators check in at No. 2 in the SEC following a disappointing No. 5 regular-season finish (19-12, 11-7 SEC) after the 2019-20 season was cut short amidst the coronavirus pandemic – not surprisingly behind the Kentucky Wildcats.
Sports Illustrated‘s Jeremy Woo offered his insight for Florida’s projection, enthused by returning talents, forward Keyontae Johnson and wing Scottie Lewis, among others.
Keeping Scottie Lewis and Keyontae Johnson for another year was a major coup for Mike White, and the Gators should be able to build on last year’s 11–7 conference mark. Someone will have to step up at point guard, preferably Tre Mann, who had a slightly disappointing…