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Florida Gators Football: Could the 2007 BCS Championship Happen Again?
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Let's take a trip back in time; it was six years ago when second-year head coach Urban Meyer was leading his Florida Gators up the BCS polls. Ohio State, now led by then-Gators head coach Meyer, was undefeated and the No. 1 team the entire season—a year which ended with the Buckeyes defeating their most hated rival, the Michigan Wolverines. This guaranteed the Buckeyes' place in the BCS title game.

The question remaining was who they would end up facing in the championship game.

The Florida Gators would win the SEC championship game in Atlanta by defeating the Arkansas Razorbacks. USC would go on to defeat Notre Dame and then lose to in-city rival UCLA. 

Then the BCS computers and polls came into play. The computers had Michigan and Florida tied, but the voters had Florida just slightly higher than Michigan, which propelled the Gators into the national championship game against the Buckeyes in Glendale, Arizona.

Controversy was at its best as Michigan and the Big Ten screamed foul at the top of their lungs.

When it was all said and done, the heavily favored Ohio State Buckeyes were slapped around all night on both offense and defense as the Gators went on to win 41-14, which shocked the college football world.

Now it's 2012, and the final weeks of the season are becoming quite intriguing. With Alabama losing last week to Texas A&M, and No. 1 Oregon and No. 2 Kansas State losing this week, the Florida Gators are now staring down a long tunnel with a flickering light of hope at the end.

Many things must happen, and frankly, some of those are long shots. That being said, a few more games must be played, and when it is all said and done the Florida Gators may find themselves again in the BCS title game.

Let's take a look at what must happen for the Gators to make it into the championship game.

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