Will the Florida Gators Win Back-to-Back SEC Titles?

By Trevor Lowry
Florida Gators
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The Florida Gators have made the Elite Eight three seasons in a row. They are coming off of an SEC regular season title and Billy Donovan will have yet another top 10 team. With Kentucky getting an endless amount of talent in the 2013-14 college basketball season, can the Gators win back-to-back SEC titles?

Kentucky is bringing in arguably the best recruiting class of all time and will be bringing back a couple of future NBA players. With that said, the Wildcats could easily enter the season as the No. 1 team in the nation.

Florida will be losing Kenny Boynton, Erik Murphy and Mike Rosario in the upcoming season. Those three will be very hard to replace, considering that they were the three leading scorers of the team.

However, big man Patric Young will be back and he could very well be one of the best players in the SEC. That is, of course, if Donovan decides to semi-revolve the offense around him.

There will be other talented players returning to the team outside of Young. Not to mention, plenty of talent will be joining the team, which includes transfers and highly rated freshmen.

I doubt Florida has the talent to go undefeated in conference play, but you never know with the SEC. Still, Kentucky will be by far Florida’s biggest challenge in the conference and some great battles will be played against these two teams in the upcoming season.

Although the Gators will likely enter the season trailing Kentucky in the rankings and as the favorite to win the SEC, they have experience and plenty of talent to compete not only for a conference title, but a national championship. With the experience factor alone, Florida has a great chance of winning back-to-back SEC titles.

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