Florida is about to play 11 games against SEC opponents once it meets Alabama in the SEC Championship Game, and coach Dan Mullen is wondering if the College Football Playoff committee has noticed.

“I would think every year seems like in college football and the Playoff committee… they’ve put emphasis on playing tough schedule, championship games,” Mullen said on the SEC coaches media teleconference. “I do think it’s unique this year, playing a 10-game SEC schedule, we are playing 11 SEC teams. That’s never been done before and this is the toughest conference. It will be interesting to see how they perceive this league and if we are rewarded by playing such a difficult schedule.”

Mullen was asked about the differences between the Gators and LSU, his opponent this week, since when they were originally scheduled to play earlier this season.

“To be honest with you, both teams, there are similarities, maybe 90 percent but there is about 10 percent difference on who we would have played but that goes both ways for each team,” Mullen said.

Mullen also explained how star Kyle Pitts has developed even since last year.

“He’s worked hard to become the best tight end in the country,” Mullen said. “I think he led the nation in receptions at the tight end position last year… he didn’t win the Mackey (award), and I think he took that as a challenge to become a more complete player and you see that with the results on the field.”