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Florida will get the SEC's Sugar Bowl bid even though Alabama will be the number two team in the SEC.
The Gators will likely be ranked third in the BCS after the SEC Championship Game. Florida will have one loss and the loser of the SECCG will have two losses. The fact that the second loss for Alabama will come in the championship game while Florida watches from its swampy home will not influence voters (nor computers).
If ... an at-large team from a conference with an annual automatic berth for its champion is ranked No. 3 in the final BCS Standings, that team will become an automatic qualifier, provided that no at-large team from the same conference qualifies for the national championship game.
How this rule applies this season is that Florida will be guaranteed a spot in the BCS if it finishes third in the standings. As it's comfortably in fourth right now with no chance of Oregon jumping it, UF is basically locked into the BCS at this point. The only thing that could keep the Gators out is if the SEC Championship Game loser finishes ahead of them, but it's unlikely given the computers' love of Florida and the historical patterns of how pollsters vote (i.e. they drop teams that lose and in general put teams in order of how many losses they have).
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