Oklahoma, Florida Will Vie for BCS Title

Teams unstoppable in past few months
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 8, 2008 7:32 AM CST
Florida Gators celebrate with the SEC Championship Trophy after a 31-20 win over top-ranked Alabama in the Southeastern Conference Championship at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008.   (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
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(Newser) – Oklahoma and Florida will face each other in the BCS championship, ESPN reports. Their impressive records over the past two months made the teams “easy picks,” though each lost once while other teams were undefeated. In final standings released yesterday, Oklahoma was ranked first, Florida second; their success was underscored by the AP’s unofficial poll, which flipped the pair at the top of the chart.

“Florida and Oklahoma are one or two in the Harris poll, coaches' poll, and even the AP poll,” said the BCS chairman. “You have a consistency there with the human polls on those same two teams.” After a single loss, the Florida Gators scored more than 49 points in nine consecutive games; Oklahoma’s Sooners scored 702 points throughout the season, an NCAA record.