In typical 2012 fashion, the Florida Gators started hot, stumbled and stormed to a fourth-quarter finish in taking down in-state rival Florida State in Tallahassee Saturday.
With the 37-26 victory, the Gators still had a shot to sneak into the national title game, but USC's meltdown against No. 1 Notre Dame all but sealed the Gators' fate.
Now that Notre Dame is set to square off against the winner of the SEC Championship between Alabama and Georgia, the Gators should move up to No. 3 and be in position for a prime bowl game.
Let's take a look at the Gators' bowl options going forward.