The top-ranked Gators (13-1) finished atop the USA Today coaches' poll and also remained No. 1 in the final AP media poll.
Utah (13-0), which beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, was the only unbeaten team in the NCAA's Bowl Subdivision.
Asked if he thought USC could've beaten Florida or Oklahoma, Trojans Coach Pete Carroll said, "Yes, I do. They're really good teams but you can see that if you play really good defense you can quiet those offenses."
-- Gary Klein
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