It grates to be a Florida Gator

Maybe Bernie Machen thought this was a preseason football poll.

In filling out a U.S. News & World Report survey evaluating the nation’s colleges, the University of Florida president gave his school the top score of distinguished.
He scored Florida State and the University of Miami as good, which is one notch below strong, which is one notch below distinguished.
In other words, he gave himself an A and his rivals a C.
He scored the University of Central Florida as adequate, which translates into a D.
There’s just something about donning the orange and blue that turns people into obnoxious, arrogant Gators — as my readers well know.