After back-to-back SEC football road wins, Florida returned Sunday to The Associated Press Top 25 poll at No. 22.
The Gators (4-1, 2-1 SEC) return home for a 3:30 p.m. game Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium against No. 5 LSU (5-0, 2-0). UF won 47-21 at Tennessee last week and 13-6 at then-No. 23 Mississippi State on Saturday night.
SEC Network’s traveling pregame show, SEC Nation, will be set up and ready for the Gainesville crowd Saturday. The show will air live from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. at the Plaza of the Americas on the UF campus.
UF students are encouraged to show up early, as Krispy Kreme will be handing out donuts, coffee and juice for the first 200 students who show their Gator-1 card.
That show, which features UF alum Laura Rutledge and Gator Great Tim Tebow, kicks off an exciting day in Gainesville that has the Gators 2008 Championship Reunion, Tim Tebow’s Ring of Honor Ceremony, Fan Fest, all kinds of activities on the North Lawn at Gator Walk Village and an exciting matchup on the field with LSU.
In addition to the live show Saturday, the Plaza of the Americas will play host Friday to The Paul Finebaum Show, which airs from 3-7 p.m. on SEC Network. Fans are invited to catch all four hours from the set on campus.
Florida fans attending Saturday’s game are encouraged to wear blue.
Alabama remains No. 1, with Georgia at No. 2, Ohio State at No. 3 and Clemson drops a spot to No. 4 in the poll. UF made the poll at No. 25 for the first time this season following the win over Charleston Southern and then dropped out with the loss to Kentucky.
Note: The Gators may have been too hot in their win at Starkville on Saturday night. On the way back to Gainesville, UF’s equipment truck got a flat tire, which sparked a small fire. “Everyone involved is ok. We will be ready for our game this weekend against LSU,” UF tweeted out after a photo of the truck appeared on social media.