Is Florida-Tennessee the top high-stakes college football game for 2016?

Joshua Dobbs #11 of the Tennessee Volunteers is sacked by Antonio Morrison #3 of the Florida Gators during a game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Joshua Dobbs #11 of the Tennessee Volunteers is sacked by Antonio Morrison #3 of the Florida Gators during a game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The annual rivalry game between Florida and Tennessee is usually one of the biggest games on the Gators’ schedule.

But could this year’s battle between Florida and Tennessee be one of the biggest games in all of college football? ESPN’s Chris Low and Adam Rittenberg believe so.

ESPN put together a list of the 10 college football games with the highest stakes in 2016 and the Gators are on it. Florida’s road game against Tennessee on Sept. 24 in Knoxville, Tenn., is No. 1 on the list as the game with the highest stakes this season.

The Gators own an 11-game winning streak over the Volunteers. The last time Tennessee beat Florida was in 2004.

Here’s ESPN’s explanation for pinning Florida vs. Tennessee as the top high-stakes game for 2016 …

“All Jim McElwain did in his first season at Florida, despite some serious shortcomings on offense, was go out and win the SEC’s Eastern Division championship. And, yes, that means Florida beat Tennessee for the 11th straight time. The Vols last beat the Gators four head coaches ago in a rivalry that hasn’t been much of one for the past decade. Butch Jones has been steadily building back Tennessee’s program, and his roster certainly looks the part with returning playmakers and experience. But the reality is that Florida has found a way to win this game over the years, and Tennessee has found a way to lose it. If the Vols don’t change that trend this season in Knoxville, there will be massive avalanche on Rocky Top.”

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