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CBS Sports Thinks Florida Will Be The Most Improved Team In 2018

Three Florida Gators football helmets on the field.

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 08: Florida Gator's helmets sit in the endzone before the start of the 2007 Tostitos BCS National Championship Game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at the University of Phoenix Stadium on January 8, 2007 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

College football's off-season is heating up. Spring games are occurring all this month as the countdown to the fall continues.

When the 2018 season begins, we'll see a number of teams that slumped in 2017 make massive improvements. Which team is most likely to make a big jump?

According to CBS Sports' Tom Fornelli, it is Florida. The Gators went 4-7 last season in what was a disastrous campaign.

However, with Dan Mullen in Gainesville, there is hope for the future. Fornelli feels the ingredients are there for a sizable rebound.

Here's why:

The Gators also have a rather comfortable home slate in 2018. Georgia and LSU aren't pushovers, but you have to believe the Gators will be favored against Charleston Southern, Kentucky, Colorado State, Missouri, South Carolina and Idaho. That could be six wins right there.

The road schedule isn't daunting either, as the Gators will take on Tennessee and Mississippi State (both of which have new coaching staffs of their own) as well as Vanderbilt and the season finale against Florida State. I'd expect Florida to go 3-1 on the road, with 4-0 being in play as well.

Florida's going to win at least six games in 2018, and probably a couple more.

You can read Fornelli's full analysis and the other teams he sees improving next fall by clicking here.

Florida's 2018 season will begin with Charleston Southern on Sept. 1.