Florida Gators Win National Championship

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Well, the Florida Gators whipped up on the Oklahoma Sooners to capture another BCS national championship:

The Gators received 48 first-place votes and 1,606 points in the poll released early Friday, after they beat Oklahoma 24-14 in the BCS national title game.

Utah, the only team in major college football to go undefeated this season, got 16 first-place votes and 1,519 points.

“I thought we had an outside chance,” Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said in a telephone interview with the AP. “There was enough national sentiment, I thought we might get the No. 1 slot. It wasn’t to be.”

Florida won its third AP national championship and second in the last three seasons. Steve Spurrier and Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel led the Gators to the 1996 title.

No. 3 USC received one first-place vote. Texas was No. 4, and will have to settle with finishing ahead of fifth-ranked Oklahoma.

The Longhorns beat the Sooners in the regular season and thought they deserved OU’s spot in both the Big 12 and national championship games.

The Utes from the Mountain West Conference swept through their regular season, while Florida and Alabama from the SEC, Texas and Oklahoma from the Big 12 and Southern California from the Pac-10, jockeyed for position in the national title chase.

The Mountain West does not have an automatic bid to the BCS — it’s not considered a strong enough league to deserve one — but the Utes earned their way in.

Utah was seventh in the final regular-season poll, but that perfect record looked much more impressive after the Utes beat Alabama 31-17 in the Sugar Bowl last week.

“All you can do is go out and beat the people on the schedule, which was exactly what our guys did,” Whittingham said.

Although the Gators are #1…are they #1? There can be strong cases for both USC, with the way they crushed Penn State in the Rose Bowl, and Utah, with their undefeated regular season and thumping of Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.

At any rate, congrats to the Gators. PAC 10, Big XII, Big 10, and ACC: step y’all game up, damn.

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  • PURPPLE

    awwww Boo! give me news i can use…..

  • renoi

    boo next

  • PURPPLE

    its sad ive been up working since 5am and that i made first on this post…just daym sad

  • Big Daddy Jay

    Bossip, you can talk about how the Black defensive coordinator of Florida has a White wife. You can mention this for your weekend swirl update!

  • The Bear - "Someone will have to pay for the innocent blood that is shed everyday"

    That silly crystal football has to be the worst championship trophy in sports.

    Maybe crystal would work for tennis or golf but it is totally unfit for a football trophy. I say axe the crystal football and get a REAL trophy.

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re is excited to see GAMBIT in May. FINALLY!

    So THAT’s where my egg went…I was tryin to make an omelet…

  • The_Truth

    **I like Tim Tebow, but if he were black he’d be villanized for being so vocal.

  • ATXChick

    Re: LMAO you cant cook it now

    damn sooners i thought yall were going to make me proud guess yall didnt… I still throw down for yall go sooners!!!

  • http://www.MeetTheFamous.com jordan

    Is there a luckier guy than Tim Tebow? Heisman winner, 2 national championships, and tons of girls. Look at these two hotties he’s with in these pics I got from campus.

    http://MeetTheFamous.com/photos-videos/details.php?story=4037

  • Gucci Bandana

    Bossip should now start looking at how the NFL prospects switching it up to swirly in college/upon NFL draft because it is currently taking place on my Big 12 campus.

  • Exxon300

    Ok choked again, I can’t believe it.

  • http://dicooper.spaces.live.com/ DICooper

    Really, three straight for the SEC says that speed kills in football. Even though Oklahoma was one of the first integrated college programs they couldn’t catch up to Florida rabbit-chasing Gators.

    Meanwhile black colleges across the country flounder in sports and shun the millions of dollars associated with taking them a bit more seriously.

    Washington versus DuBois, anyone?

  • JUJU

    Go gators, I am $250 richer for betting with the gators. (go gators we were on fire in the MIA last night!)

  • Jolie Papillon

    I said its Great to Be a Florida Gator – Dems boys got “Off” (offense) – Dem boys got “D”(defense) – Can I just say I am damn proud – GOOOOOO Gators!!!!!

  • Obama Supporter for Change

    Who care? It’s all fixed by money anyway. If they had it done right with a playoff system like all other sport and divisions then it would mean something and more people would watch. I bet more people watched the Elvis Presley birthday celebrations on TV Land last night than they did that fixed football game. LMAO

  • Skeezers Anonymous...

    GO GATORSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!
    Proud Alum!!!

  • Proud Gator Alum

    4 championships in 3 years! Just call Gainesville, FL, “Titletown USA”! It’s GREAT to be a FLORIDA GATOR!!

  • Natasha

    Boomer sooners all day! I was sad yesterday, but congrats to Flordia. They played hard!

  • GAINESVILLE

    DID ANYONE NOTICE THE GATOR BAND DANCING DURING HALFTIME.. THANKS GOD THEY DECLINED OBAMAS INAUG. INVITATION.. (BOSSIP MISSED THAT) THANKS FAMU FOR STEPPING IN!

  • Crazy Ass Rodney

    TOP T W E N T Y you gambling FOOLZ!!!!!!!!!

  • drewzee23

    @ Obama Supporter for Change

    Who care? It’s all fixed by money anyway. If they had it done right with a playoff system like all other sport and divisions then it would mean something and more people would watch. I bet more people watched the Elvis Presley birthday celebrations on TV Land last night than they did that fixed football game. LMAO
    _______________

    Doggone you. We know you are a woman for 2 reasons: 1, you said it was fixed…some sports are fixed…football with 100 different players who play in a single game is impossible to fix. 2, every body and they mama was watching that game last night. Even a bunch of chicks who don’t watch football went the bar…it coulda been their future baby daddy in there.

  • trs

    @ reka_baby

    Maybe you missed it, but Tide aren’t the 2008 NCAA football national champs!

    Go Gators!!! 4 National Championships in 3 years. Now THAT’S the business!!

  • Carissa

    Congrats Florida

    ROLL TIDE
    @ trs
    and i think it’s 2009 National Champs LSU is 2008, the game was played in 2009 despite the regular season play

  • sylvia

    damn right we won! 4 National Championship titles in 3 years! GO GATORS!!!

  • LOL

    I only watch the games to drool at Percy. HES A SEXPOT.

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