ESPN’s FPI rankings name its most improved team in 2018 Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 03: Jordan Scarlett #25 of the Florida Gators is tackled by Ryan Anderson #22, and Dalvin Tomlinson #54 of the Alabama Crimson Tide in the third quarter during the SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on December 3, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Florida is expected to be the most improved team in college football, according to the ESPN FPI preseason rankings.

The Gators jumped 28 spots from No. 50 to No. 22 overall, the largest improvement of any team from the previous season.

Florida is expected to return 19 starters and has ranked in the teens during each of the last four recruiting cycles.

The Gators rank No. 31 overall in offense, No. 16 in defense and No. 36 in special teams among FBS teams, according to the FPI.

ESPN also noted that despite returning former starting quarterback Feliepe Franks, new head coach Dan Mullen could find another option during spring and fall camp.

Jason has contributed to numerous websites in the past covering a wide range of sports including SEC football for the past four seasons. He began his journalism career as a student journalist at the University of Tennessee where he covered the Vols for the student radio station and newspaper. Here’s ...Read more
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