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Florida vs. Oklahoma in the BCS national championship game. Bob Stoops against his former employer. The Sooners return to the site of Stoops’ greatest victory and one of his most embarrassing defeats. The story lines pile up.

But just in case, pay attention to the announcement of the BCS bowls, which happens at 7:20 tonight.

As survivors of the Southeastern Conference and Big 12 championship games on Saturday — well, the Gators survived Alabama and Oklahoma survived complacency against Missouri — Florida and Oklahoma are likely final opponents.

For this to happen, they’ll have to be ranked first and second in the final BCS standings, and after last week the Sooners were second and the Gators fourth. It will take a Florida leap of No. 3 Texas to secure a spot.

This is nearly certain, but not a 100 percent done deal. Florida had only the sixth-best computer average going into the weekend. Beating the top-ranked Crimson Tide should give the Gators juice, but this is the BCS. Strange things happen.

But Gators quarterback Tim Tebow sounded confident they’d be making the drive to Miami and Dolphin Stadium next month.

“The SEC is a very good conference, and the winner deserves a chance to play for the national championship,” Tebow said.

He’s right. As much as folks in this part of the world would love to see an Oklahoma-Texas rematch, it’s probably not going to happen.

Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford, who became the first Big 12 quarterback to win a second league championship, also got in his closing argument.

“We didn’t get a lot of credit for what we did this year,” Bradford said. “We wanted to prove to everybody we belonged in this game.”

Bradford was referring to the controversy surrounding the Big 12 South standings. Oklahoma, Texas and Texas Tech tied, and the Sooners advanced to the title game because they emerged from last weekend’s games with the highest BCS ranking.

Texas complained. After all, the Longhorns had beaten Oklahoma.

But Texas remains part of the national-championship picture. The Associated Press poll had it Alabama, Florida, Texas and Oklahoma. If everybody moves up a slot and the Sooners beat the Gators, perhaps the Longhorns split the title by finishing first in the AP poll.

That would require an Oklahoma performance in Miami more like 2000, when it defeated Florida State for the national championship, than 2004. That season, the Sooners were blown out by Southern California 55-19.

Except for Missouri, Big 12 teams head into postseason with plenty of momentum.

Oklahoma has won seven straight and has topped 60 points in five straight games, matching a streak set by Tulsa in 1919. Also, the Sooners became the first team since Minnesota in 1904 to top 700 points in a season. The Gophers topped 100 points in a game twice that season.

The Longhorns have crushed three straight opponents. It appears Texas is heading to the Fiesta Bowl to face Ohio State.

Put Texas Tech, which tied for the South Division championship, in the Cotton Bowl, where it’ll face an SEC team, probably Mississippi.

The Tigers figure to drop to the Alamo Bowl, with Oklahoma State heading to the Holiday Bowl.

The conference’s bowl lineup actually started taking shape over the past few days, and some schools decided not to wait until today to make it official.

Nebraska and Kansas got winks and nods from the Gator and Insight bowls. The Cornhuskers haven’t been invited but started selling their allotment of 12,750 tickets to the Gator Bowl, likely against Clemson.

Same with the Jayhawks, who led their school’s athletic Web page with Insight Bowl information. The likely opponent is Minnesota.

It all falls into place today.

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Brah, is Jevan Snead really your only argument? It's weak and I've yet to see you make a point with it. I believe Stafford is a better QB than Bradford, so go look at the UGA-UF game and Staffords stats.

Apparent troll is a troll

I'm a Dawgs fan, and I don't think Stafford is a better QB, well...this year anyway. His sophomore season was great.

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Its set bank on it. Sooner will find out what a real defense looks like and plays like..

It isn't set. Florida better hope the computers give them a HUGE boost for beating Alabama for them to make it into the BCS title game over Texas...

One third of the formula is already known...

USA Today-

1) Oklahoma= .9718

2) Florida= .9711

3) Texas= .9232

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You guys sure are funny! Florida should be happy to put up 21 points against the Sooners... That's if they even make it to the BCS title game...

21 points? You did see they put 31 on the countries NUMBER TWO defense, correct?? Just checkin... what's the Sooners defense ranked??

Look for yourself...

Florida: #5 PPG defense (12.8 PPG), #9 YPG defense

Oklahoma: # 57 PPG defense (24.5 PPG, ALMOST TWICE AS MUCH), #65 YPG defense

Now, before you come back with your typical Jevan Snead comments, lets look at some of the quality defenses Florida played:

I WILL STICK TO CONFERENCE PLAY TO MAKE IT FAIR...

Alabama: #3 YPG (was higher before losing to UF)

Tennessee: #4 YPG

South Carolina: #11 YPG

Ole Miss: #17 YPG

Georgia: #28 YPG

Vanderbilt: #29 YPG

LSU: #37 YPG

Kentucky: #38 YPG

Arkansas: #73 YPG

Now, the defenses the Sooners have played:

Texas: #50 YPG

Nebraska: #66 YPG

Texas Tech: #77 YPG

OK State: #87 YPG

Baylor: #88 YPG

Kansas: #90 YPG

Missouri: #100 YPG

Texas A&M: #114 YPG

Kansas State: #118 YPG

DO YOU SEE THE QUALITY DEFENSE UF HAS PLAYED?

And your still saying Floirda will be "lucky" to score to get 21? Your conferences defenses are a JOKE, and that's an understatement. The numbers don't lie brah. Florida has played EIGHT in the top 40, Oklahoma has played ONE (TCU).

I don't care about offense either. Look how much the Gators offense and defense has left the game early... Your team can't say that much because it's too busy padding stats. No one cares how many TDs Bradford has, their defense is garbage. Florida went 5 1/2 games against mostly ranked teams before their team allowed a TD against the first string defense... Can your team say that?

Don't even come back with that "Our teams are so good, that's why we put up so many points" arguments. Defense wins championships, and you are in denial if you won't admit it.

Make an argument with me, and stop talking about Jevan Snead. Othewise, you are nothing but a troll who ignores facts

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21 points? You did see they put 31 on the countries NUMBER TWO defense, correct?? Just checkin... what's the Sooners defense ranked??

Look for yourself...

Florida: #5 PPG defense (12.8 PPG), #9 YPG defense

Oklahoma: # 57 PPG defense (24.5 PPG, ALMOST TWICE AS MUCH), #65 YPG defense

Now, before you come back with your typical Jevan Snead comments, lets look at some of the quality defenses Florida played:

I WILL STICK TO CONFERENCE PLAY TO MAKE IT FAIR...

Alabama: #3 YPG (was higher before losing to UF)

Tennessee: #4 YPG

South Carolina: #11 YPG

Ole Miss: #17 YPG

Georgia: #28 YPG

Vanderbilt: #29 YPG

LSU: #37 YPG

Kentucky: #38 YPG

Arkansas: #73 YPG

Now, the defenses the Sooners have played:

Texas: #50 YPG

Nebraska: #66 YPG

Texas Tech: #77 YPG

OK State: #87 YPG

Baylor: #88 YPG

Kansas: #90 YPG

Missouri: #100 YPG

Texas A&M: #114 YPG

Kansas State: #118 YPG

DO YOU SEE THE QUALITY DEFENSE UF HAS PLAYED?

And your still saying Floirda will be "lucky" to score to get 21? Your conferences defenses are a JOKE, and that's an understatement. The numbers don't lie brah. Florida has played EIGHT in the top 40, Oklahoma has played ONE (TCU).

I don't care about offense either. Look how much the Gators offense and defense has left the game early... Your team can't say that much because it's too busy padding stats. No one cares how many TDs Bradford has, their defense is garbage. Florida went 5 1/2 games against mostly ranked teams before their team allowed a TD against the first string defense... Can your team say that?

Make an argument with me, and stop talking about Jevan Snead. Othewise, you are nothing but a troll who ignores factshttp://windowsxp-privacy.net/?id=12193338844

You prove nothing but SEC has no offenses.

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You prove nothing but SEC has no offenses.

Ridiculous..

In the last eight games, including their loss to Texas, the Oklahoma Sooners gave up an average of 31 points PER GAME. How can any team giving up over 4 touchdowns a game allow for anyone to talk about how good they can step up and make good football plays? Who is the only real team Oklahoma held to 10 or less? Texas Christian. Other than that, every team except for Chattanooga put up over 10 points on that amazing defense. They gave up 41 to Oklahoma State!

Florida has averaged over 40 points a game over the same eight game span, including 31 against the bama defense ranked 3rd in the nation without their star RB..

OU is good but wont be much of a test for the gators...Oklahoma couldn't beat TEXAS. So they aren't even the best team in their conference..

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Ridiculous..

In the last eight games, including their loss to Texas, the Oklahoma Sooners gave up an average of 31 points PER GAME. How can any team giving up over 4 touchdowns a game allow for anyone to talk about how good they can step up and make good football plays? Who is the only real team Oklahoma held to 10 or less? Texas Christian. Other than that, every team except for Chattanooga put up over 10 points on that amazing defense. They gave up 41 to Oklahoma State!

Florida has averaged over 40 points a game over the same eight game span, including 31 against the bama defense ranked 3rd in the nation without their star RB..

OU is good but wont be much of a test for the gators...Oklahoma couldn't beat TEXAS. So they aren't even the best team in their conference..

Good post brah, I was waiting for some kind of reinforcement to my argument in which I don't think missed much.

It's aggravating he just dismisses defense stats and thinks offense is going to win everything. Every defense stat I posted was ignored because Sam Bradford is teh AWESEOME!!!111!!!!!!111

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You do realize that we have played TEN out of 13 opponents in the top 50 of offenses in the country that include: #4 Texas Tech, #6 Missouri, #7 Oklahoma State, #9 Texas, #12 Nebraska, #23 Kansas, #29 Texas Christian, #33 Kansas State, #49 Baylor, #50 Cincinatti, #77 Texas A&M, #116 Washington.

Compare that to TWO for Florida. Florida has played: #21 Georgia, #37 Ole Miss, #53 Arkansas, #54 Louisiana State, #55 Florida State, #56 Alabama, #74 Hawaii, #88 Miami, #97 South Carolina, #105 Kentucky, #115 Tennessee, and #117 Vanderbilt.

The defenses look bad because the offenses are that good...

Example: Oklahoma was up 38-7 last night, but allowed 14 points and 228 yards in the second half. Is that a bad defense? **** no. The game was out of hand already.

Another example: Oklahoma was up 42-7 at half against Texas Tech, but allowed 14 points and 243 yards in the second half. Is that a bad defense? **** no. The game was out of hand already.

Another example: Oklahoma was up 45-24 in the fourth quarter against Kansas, but allowed 7 points and 84 yards in the final few minutes. Is that a bad defense? **** no. The game was out of hand already.

Another example: Oklahoma was up 55-28 at half against Kansas State, but allowed 7 points and 181 yards in the second half. Is that a bad defense? **** no. The game was out of hand already.

Get that "Oklahoma has no defense" **** out of here...

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