Florida is the BCS champions. With the 24-14 final score, Florida gains the number one spot in the AP poll.
Tim Tebow did not play all that particularly well, but he helped put together a solid drive in the fourth quarter. I thought the Sooners gave the game away.
After picking up Tebow, they were stopped on a 4th and goal at the one. Bradford got picked off at the goal line at the end of the first half, though it wasn’t his fault, the receiver bobbled the ball and it was scooped by a Florida defender, plus OU had a blocked field goal.
They gave away at least 13 points.
Many talked about the Big 12 being the best conference this year thanks to the spread offense, yet I think after watching this bowl season, it’s safe to say, defense is still the key to success, especially in big games.
The Big 12 went 4-3 with the North coming up a perfect 3-0. Texas’ late heroics came against a weak Big 10 team, yes even though it was Ohio State (they’re overrated to begin with) to give the Big 12 a better than .500 bowl record, but Oklahoma State and Texas Tech proved to be a fluke…no defense at all, and look what happened to the 60+ points OU offense when they weren’t playing those awful defenses.
The final AP poll. Florida 1, Utah 2, USC 3, Texas 4, Oklahoma 5. Somehow the Huskers were left out of the top 25. Yet, Georgia Tech and Michigan, both 9-4 but lost their bowl games, 22 and 24 respectively.
Tech was ranked 14th and got beat 38-3 by LSU. They easily could have fallen out of the top 25 and Michigan State ranked 18th lost by 12 to Georgia.
Final AP poll
|8. Penn State||11-2||1,153|
|9. Ohio State||10-3||1,013|
|11. Boise State||12-1||938|
|12. Texas Tech||11-2||916|
|15. Virginia Tech||10-4||712|
|16. Oklahoma State||9-4||534|
|18. Oregon State||9-4||467|
|21. Florida State||9-4||246|
|22. Georgia Tech||9-4||223|
|23. West Virginia||9-4||144|
|24. Michigan State||9-4||138|