Just four weeks after suffering its first loss of the season, No. 6 Florida suddenly finds itself back in the national title hunt.
It won't make a difference, however, unless the Gators can find a way to beat archrival and No. 10 Florida State on Saturday for the first time since Tim Tebow was team captain in 2009.
They might also have do to it with limited use of their banged-up starting quarterback.
While top-ranked Kansas State and No. 2 Oregon suffered devastating defeats last week, Florida (10-1) won its third consecutive game to climb up to fourth in the BCS standings.
Hoping to play in their first national championship game since winning their second title in three seasons in 2008, the Gators need to win and hope a few things break their way. USC beating No. 1 Notre Dame would be a huge help, as would losses by Alabama and Georgia this weekend.
Florida coach Will Muschamp admits it might be a long shot.
"Huge if," he said. "We've got to take care ...