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Encyclopedia > BCS National Championship Game 2007
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Florida Gators

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0 Image File history File links Current_sport. ... Womens Australian rules football is a team sport. ... Womens Australian rules football is a team sport. ... Head Coach Urban Meyer 2nd Year, 21-4 Home Stadium Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Capacity 88,548 - Grass Conference SEC - East First Year 1906 Athletic Director Jeremy Foley Website GatorZone. ...

Head coach: Urban Meyer
AP Rank: 2
Coaches Rank: 2
BCS Rank: 2
BCS National Championship Game 2007
Bowl Game
Florida Gators at Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State Buckeyes

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0 Urban Meyer (born July 10, 1964 in Ashtabula, Ohio) is currently the head football coach at the University of Florida. ... The Associated Press (AP) Poll, along with the USA Today Coaches Poll, ranks the top 25 NCAA Division I college football and basketball teams, weekly. ... The USA Today Coaches Poll is the current name for a weekly ranking of the top 25 NCAA Division I-A college football and Division I college basketball teams. ... Three human polls and one formulaic ranking make up the 2006 NCAA Division I-A football rankings, in addition to various publications preseason polls. ... The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a public land-grant research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... The Florida Gators is the team name used for all of the intercollegiate athletic teams that play for the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. ... This article is about Ohio State; there is also an Ohio University. ... The Ohio State Universitys intercollegiate sports teams are called the Buckeyes (after the state tree, the Buckeye), and participate in the NCAAs Division I in all sports (except in football, where they are located in Division I-A Football Bowl Subdivision) and the Big Ten Conference in most... Head Coach Jim Tressel 6th Year, 62-13 Home Stadium Ohio Stadium Capacity 101,568 - Grass Conference Big Ten First Year 1889 Athletic Director Gene Smith Website OhioStateBuckeyes. ...

Head coach: Jim Tressel
AP Rank: 1
Coaches Rank: 1
BCS Rank: 1
1 2 3 4 OT 2OT 3OT Total
Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
January 8, 2007 - University of Phoenix Stadium
2007 BCS National Championship Game
Image:BCS.png
Date January 8, 2007
Stadium University of Phoenix Stadium
City Glendale, Arizona
MVP
National anthem
Halftime show
Attendance
United States TV Coverage
Network Fox
Announcers Thom Brennaman, Barry Alvarez, and Charles Davis

The Tostitos BCS National Championship Game or BCS Title Game for the 2006 season will be played on January 8, 2007 at the University of Phoenix Stadium. The BCS #1 Ohio State Buckeyes will play the BCS #2 Florida Gators. The Ohio State Buckeyes secured a spot by finishing the regular season undefeated and ranked #1 in the BCS. The 12-1 Florida Gators earned a spot after defeating Arkansas in the SEC title game and jumping from #4 to #2 in the final BCS Rankings, passing #3 Michigan and previous #2 USC. James Patrick Tressel (born December 5, 1952) is the current head coach of the Ohio State University football team. ... The Associated Press (AP) Poll, along with the USA Today Coaches Poll, ranks the top 25 NCAA Division I college football and basketball teams, weekly. ... The USA Today Coaches Poll is the current name for a weekly ranking of the top 25 NCAA Division I-A college football and Division I college basketball teams. ... Three human polls and one formulaic ranking make up the 2006 NCAA Division I-A football rankings, in addition to various publications preseason polls. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year from UTC-7 east to the international date line. ... University of Phoenix Stadium is a football stadium in Glendale, Arizona. ... Image File history File links BCS.png‎ Licensing This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games A modern stadium (plural stadiums or stadia in English) is a place, or venue, for (mostly) outdoor sports, concerts or other events, consisting of... University of Phoenix Stadium is a football stadium in Glendale, Arizona. ... Glendale is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona. ... In American sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... Nicholson took the copy Key had given him to a printer, who published it as a broadside on 17 September, 1814 under the title “Defence of Fort McHenry,” with a note explaining the circumstances of its writing. ... A halftime show is a performance given between the first and second halves or the 2nd and 3rd quarters of a sporting event. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... For Fox Sports in Australia see Fox Sports (Australia). ... A sportscaster is an announcer on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... Thom Brennaman is an American sportscaster, and the son of sportscaster Marty Brennaman. ... Barry Alvarez Barrance Alvarez (born December 30, 1946, Langeloth, Pennsylvania) is a retired college football head coach and current Director of Athletics at the University of Wisconsin. ... Charles Harold Davis (7 January 1856 (or 2 February 1857) - 5 August 1933) was an American landscape painter. ... A ready-to-eat nacho tray of Tostitos. ... The BCS National Championship Game or BCS title game is the final bowl game of the annual Bowl Championship Series and is intended by Series organizers to determine the NCAA Division I-A national football championship. ... University of Phoenix Stadium is a football stadium in Glendale, Arizona. ... The 2006 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represents the Ohio State University in the college football season of 2006-2007. ... The 2006 Florida Gators football team is representing the University of Florida in the 2006 college football season. ... The 2006 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represents the Ohio State University in the college football season of 2006-2007. ... The 2006 Florida Gators football team is representing the University of Florida in the 2006 college football season. ... The Razorbacks are the mascot for the University of Arkansas The Arkansas Razorbacks, also known as the Hogs, are the names of college sports teams at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... Three human polls and one formulaic ranking make up the 2006 NCAA Division I-A football rankings, in addition to various publications preseason polls. ... The 2006 Michigan Wolverines football team is representing the University of Michigan in the college football season of 2006-2007. ... The 2006 USC Trojans football team will represent the University of Southern California in the 2006 college football season The team is coached by Pete Carroll and will play their home games in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. ...


FOX will telecast the game beginning at 8 PM EST (UTC-5). For Fox Sports in Australia see Fox Sports (Australia). ... EST (shown in yellow) is UTC-5 The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... ...

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Pre-game buildup

The Ohio State Buckeyes have been the #1 ranked team all year, anchored by Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Troy Smith. The Buckeyes are 12-0 with several wins over ranked opponents. The Buckeyes defeated the defending national champions, then #2 Texas Longhorns, then #24 Penn State Nittany Lions, then #13 Iowa, and their then undefeated Big Ten rival, then #2 Michigan. The win over Michigan to finish the season essentially guaranteed the Buckeyes a spot in the National Championship game. Who they would play remained a highly-debated question. Despite the loss to Ohio State, Michigan remained #2 in the polls, followed by #3 USC, #4 Florida, and #5 Notre Dame. Head Coach Jim Tressel 6th Year, 62-13 Home Stadium Ohio Stadium Capacity 101,568 - Grass Conference Big Ten First Year 1889 Athletic Director Gene Smith Website OhioStateBuckeyes. ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (also known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football. ... A quarterback is a position in American and Canadian football. ... Ohio States Troy Smith hands off to Antonio Pittman vs the 2006 Texas Longhorns Troy Smith (born July 20, 1984) is the starting quarterback for the Ohio State University football team and the winner of the 2006 Heisman Trophy. ... The 2006 Texas Longhorn football team is representing the University of Texas in the college football season of 2006-2007. ... The Nittany Lion The 2006 Penn State Nittany Lion football team will represent Pennsylvania State University in the college football season of 2006-2007. ... The Iowa Hawkeyes is the team name used for all of the intercollegiate athletic teams that play for the University of Iowa. ... The 2006 Michigan Wolverines football team is representing the University of Michigan in the college football season of 2006-2007. ...


The next week, with both #1 Ohio State and #2 Michigan's regular season being complete, #3 USC defeated then #5 Notre Dame. #4 Florida defeated unranked in-state rival Florida State. With the victory over Notre Dame, USC passed Michigan in the polls, taking over the #2 spot. Michigan fell to #3 with Florida remaining #4 and Notre Dame falling to #10. The 2006 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represents the University of Notre Dame during the 2006 college football season. ... The 2006 Florida State Seminoles football team will represent Florida State University in the 2006 USA college football season. ...


The last week of the regular season football was very dramatic for the national championship race. #3 Michigan was idle. #4 Florida faced #9 Arkansas in the SEC Championship while #2 USC faced unranked, in-city rival UCLA. Both Florida and Michigan cheered as #2 USC fell to UCLA 13-9. #4 Florida defeated #8 Arkansas to claim the SEC championship. USC's loss knocked them out of contention, leaving #3 Michigan and #4 Florida as the most likely teams to face Ohio State for the BCS National Championship. The final BCS poll had Florida passing over Michigan to take the #2 spot while Michigan remained unchanged at #3. A mere .0101 points separated #2 Florida from #3 Michigan. This small difference was a result of the human polls (USA Today's Coaches' Poll and Harris Interactive Poll) ranking Florida above Michigan while the computer polls had the two teams tied for second. The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university situated in the neighborhood of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ...


Controversy over #2: Rematch or new opponent?

There were many theories how Florida jumped Michigan in the final poll. Some sportswriters theorized that it was not a matter of which was the better team, claiming Florida had an advantage in the polls because they had played the last two weeks while Michigan had not, or that voters were swayed due to Florida coach Urban Meyer's campaign to get Florida into the BCS National Championship Game.[1][2][3] The fact that the difference in the final BCS Poll was due to human voters, not computer rankings, gives some credence to these theories. Other theories suggest that since Michigan did not win their conference title, they did not deserve to play for the BCS National Championship, or that a rematch between Michigan and Ohio State was not favored by the poll voters.[4] Urban Meyer (born July 10, 1964 in Ashtabula, Ohio) is currently the head football coach at the University of Florida. ...


Michigan's loss to USC in the 2007 Rose Bowl will more than likely silence much of the controversy surrounding the choice of Florida for the BCS National Championship Game. The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly as Southern Cal[1]), located in the University Park neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, USA, was founded in 1880, making it Californias oldest private research university. ... The 2007 Rose Bowl Game is a college football bowl game. ...


See Also

  • NCAA football bowl games, 2006-07

The 2006-07 NCAA College Football Bowl Games schedule caps the 2006 NCAA Division I-A football season in college football. ...

External links

References

  1. ^ Forde, Pat (December 4, 2006). Whining, politics, voting reversals part of BCS system (English) (HTML). ESPN.com. Retrieved on 2006-12-05.
  2. ^ Wojciechowski, Gene (December 4, 2006). Florida's fine, but how is Michigan left out? (English) (HTML). ESPN.com. Retrieved on 2006-12-05.
  3. ^ Albom, Mitch (December 4, 2006). U-M wronged by BCS voters (English) (HTML). Detroit Free Press. Retrieved on 2006-12-05.
  4. ^ Coulter, Jay (December 4, 2006). Ohio State-Florida Was The Right Choice (English) (HTML). AOLSports.com. Retrieved on 2006-12-05.

 
 

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