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The Florida Gators try to avoid a letdown Saturday against Vanderbilt

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The No. 4 Florida Gators find themselves back among the cream of the nation's crop, but must avoid a letdown this weekend against Vanderbilt following a big win over LSU, writes Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union.

All of a sudden the Gators face a lot of expectations following a 14-6 home win over the Tigers, after which the Gators jumped six spots in the AP poll. It's the Gators' first time in the top five since 2009. Head coach Will Muschamp didn't seem too concerned about his team losing focus for Saturday's road game against a lesser opponent:

"We'll see Saturday night. I don't see a whole lot of difference in how they approach every day and how they have approached each game so far this year."

And the players aren't expressing much concern, either. Jeff Driskel said "I think we'll be fine. Like we've been saying all along, we have a more mature team this year. We're not going to be satisfied."

Saturday's game in Nashville, Tenn., between the No. 4 Gators (5-0, 4-0) and the Vanderbilt Commodores (2-3, 1-2) kicks off at 6 p.m. ET and will be broadcast by ESPNU.

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