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December 3, 2006
Breaking down the winners and losers
The Florida Gators had better put the UCLA Bruins on their Christmas shopping lists.
The Bruins' stunning upset of then-No. 2 USC on Saturday - coupled with the Gators' 38-28 victory over Arkansas for the SEC Championship - provided an early present for Urban Meyer's team. Florida jumped ahead of Michigan and will meet Ohio State for the national title on Jan. 8.
You haven't heard the last of it from the Wolverines, but it's only so much baying at the moon. The matchups are set.
The Associated Press poll and the USA Today coaches' poll moved the Gators to second place ahead of Michigan.
A quick glance at the bowl schedule reveals some intriguing games and some potential snoozers. Here's a look at how things shook out once the dust settled on the bowl picture on Sunday: