FOUR BITS: Top 100, bracketology, SEC loss, track

By Adam Silverstein
March 4, 2010

1 » ESPN college football analyst Joe Schad took some time out to compile a 2010 Top 100 College Football Stars list featuring names you need to know going into next season. Among his 100, Schad listed four Florida Gators: redshirt sophomore quarterback John Brantley (19), freshman wide receiver Andre Debose (54), sophomore cornerback Janoris Jenkins (77) and redshirt sophomore running back Chris Rainey (88). Brantley was his eighth of 29 QBs, Debose was his eighth of 15 WRs, Jenkins was seventh of 10 DBs and Rainey was 19th of 21 RBs.

2 » Also from ESPN, bracketology expert Joe Lunardi has released his latest edition, and Florida remains a part of the projection. Lunardi has the Gators even after a close home loss to the No. 13/19 Vanderbilt Commodores Tuesday. He lists Florida as a No. 11 seed squaring off against the No. 6-seed Baylor Bears in first-round action in Buffalo, NY.

3 » Competing in 2010 Southeastern Conference Tournament first-round action Thursday, the No. 7-seed Gators women’s basketball team (14-16) fell 74-61 to the No. 10-seed Auburn Tigers (15-15). Senior guard Steffi Sorensen led the team with 14 points (12 in the first half), while senior forward Sharielle Smith contributed 11 points.

4 » Three members of Florida’s women’s track and field team were awarded end-of-season honors from the SEC Thursday. Head coach Mike Holloway was named Women’s Coach of the Year, senior jumper Shara Proctor won Women’s Field Athlete of the Year and sprinter Lanie Whittaker shared Women’s Freshman Runner of the Year. The ladies won the 2010 SEC Indoor Championship on Feb. 28.

Bubble Watch » Richmond (23-7), which beat the Gators 56-53 on Dec. 19, took down Dayton (19-10) 60-56. Dayton was on bubble and is now considered out of the running.

3 Comments

  1. npgator says:

    How can Jenoris Jenkins not be the highest rated out of any of the other Gators that Joe Schad listed? He will likely be the best cornerback in the nation next year.

  2. Mitch says:

    Women’s Basketball. What a difference compared to men’s. Is it just my imagination or is Amanda Butler not getting the job done? Can’t say I pay close attention but I thought Butler had the Lady Gators on the fast track to top 20 status. I see FSU women in top 10, and concerns about her?

  3. There isn’t a groundswell when it comes to some of the “smaller” sports for coaches to get fired like there is for some of the bigger ones, but I will say this: I was really unimpressed with the women’s team this year. Butler is an alumnus, so it is tough to just cut her loose, but I was under the impression that this team was supposed to have a good year. If she brings in that top JuCo player and recruits well than I am sure they will give her at least another year or two. But if you go look at OGGOA’s right panel and take a look at the records of all of the Gators teams this year, one of them glaringly stands out in particular, and it is hers.

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