2010 SEC games - No. 14 Florida at Tennessee


Published: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 5:26 p.m.

Gatorsports counts down the top 25 games in the SEC for the 2010 season.

NO. 14 FLORIDA AT TENNESSEE

When: Sept. 18, 3:30 p.m.

Why it's must-see TV: When the SEC split into two divisions in 1992, this game became an instant rivalry — and one of the critical games in the division race. The Vols are expected to be a little bit down in their first year under new coach Derek Dooley, but that does not detract from the importance of the game for both teams. Had Lane Kiffin stuck around, this would have been one of the most anticipated games of the season in the SEC. Even without his presence, this is a crucial (and should be entertaining) matchup.

All-time record: Florida leads the series 20-19

Recent history: The Gators hold only a one-win advantage in the series. But since the SEC split into two divisions, the Gators have dominated the rivalry, winning 13 of 18 games.

Quick hit: When he first arrived at Florida in 2005, Urban Meyer stated that the Gators' rivalry games were a priority. This, of course, is one of them — and Meyer has owned the Vols, beating them all five times.

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