Thursday, September 4, 2008

BCS Era No. 7 -- Florida

Overall Record: 93-34 (.732), 10th
BCS Bowl Record: 3-1 (4, 7th)
National Titles (Game Record): 1 (1-0)
Final AP Rankings: 5-12-10-3-U-24-U-12-1-13 (Top 5: 3/Top 10: 4)

The Gators won the 2006 BCS championship in coach Urban Meyer’s second season in Gainesville. The program’s BCS stature is only marred by the three-year tenure of Ron Zook that sandwiched between Meyer and Steve Spurrier. The Ol’ Ball Coach guided the Gators to three BCS bowl berths in his final four seasons at the Swamp.

Florida will be facing stiffer competition in the SEC with the rise of Georgia in its own division and the emergence of LSU as a perennial powerhouse. Meyer must prove that 2006 was no fluke as the Gators managed to win the SEC just twice (2000 and 2006) in the BCS Era.

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