Florida’s Brandon Spikes, Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin pose during a photo shoot for SI’s 2008 college football preview issue. The Gators are ranked No. 3 in Andy Staples’ latest Power Rankings after pounding South Carolina 44-11 on Saturday. (Peter Read Miller/SI)
POWER RANKINGS: Alabama, Oregon and Florida take top three spotsSI VAULT: 2008 College Football Preview - SEC Conference (8.11.08)

Florida’s Brandon Spikes, Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin pose during a photo shoot for SI’s 2008 college football preview issue. The Gators are ranked No. 3 in Andy Staples’ latest Power Rankings after pounding South Carolina 44-11 on Saturday. (Peter Read Miller/SI)

POWER RANKINGS: Alabama, Oregon and Florida take top three spots
SI VAULT: 2008 College Football Preview - SEC Conference (8.11.08)

Gators forward Casey Prather converts an easy hoop during Thursday’s Final Four victory over Marquette. Florida will face Louisville, who defeated Michigan State last night, for a trip to the Final Four. (John McDonough/SI)
GALLERY: Best Photos of the Sweet 16WINN: Beal, Gators take out Marquette | HighlightsANDERSON: Louisville looks sharp in victory | Highlights

Gators forward Casey Prather converts an easy hoop during Thursday’s Final Four victory over Marquette. Florida will face Louisville, who defeated Michigan State last night, for a trip to the Final Four. (John McDonough/SI)

GALLERY: Best Photos of the Sweet 16
WINN: Beal, Gators take out Marquette | Highlights
ANDERSON: Louisville looks sharp in victory | Highlights

Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning calls signals during a 1997 game against Florida. Manning is still the NFL’s most-coveted free agent and is leaning toward signing with Denver, San Francisco or Tennessee. Will he decide to return home and sign with the Titans? (John Biever/SI)
(UPDATE - Manning decided against returning home and will join the Broncos).
KING MMQB: The ripple effect of Manning’s decisionTRUTH AND RUMORS: Has Manning already decided?GALLERY: NFL’s Old Faces in New Places

Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning calls signals during a 1997 game against Florida. Manning is still the NFL’s most-coveted free agent and is leaning toward signing with Denver, San Francisco or Tennessee. Will he decide to return home and sign with the Titans? (John Biever/SI)

(UPDATE - Manning decided against returning home and will join the Broncos).

KING MMQB: The ripple effect of Manning’s decision
TRUTH AND RUMORS: Has Manning already decided?
GALLERY: NFL’s Old Faces in New Places

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow urges his teammates following a first down in the second half of the BCS National Championship against Oklahoma. The Gators claimed the title of 2008’s best college football team with a 24-14 victory over the Sooners. The national champions will be decided tonight as Alabama playing against LSU. (Bob Rosato/SI)
SI VAULT: Youthful Florida stuffed Sooners, win title (1.19.09)MANDEL: Tonight’s title game rematch is a showcase for reviled BCSSTAPLES: Can Tigers, Crimson Tide score points? Here’s howANDERSON: Five critical plays from the first LSU-Alabama matchup

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow urges his teammates following a first down in the second half of the BCS National Championship against Oklahoma. The Gators claimed the title of 2008’s best college football team with a 24-14 victory over the Sooners. The national champions will be decided tonight as Alabama playing against LSU. (Bob Rosato/SI)

SI VAULT: Youthful Florida stuffed Sooners, win title (1.19.09)
MANDEL: Tonight’s title game rematch is a showcase for reviled BCS
STAPLES: Can Tigers, Crimson Tide score points? Here’s how
ANDERSON: Five critical plays from the first LSU-Alabama matchup

Florida QB Steve Spurrier makes a pass during a 1966 game against Georgia. Spurrier would go onto coach the Gators from 1990 to 2001, winning a national championship in 1996 and six SEC championships (1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000). The rivalry will be renewed when Gators and Bulldogs face off on Saturday. (James Drake/SI)
SI VAULT: Spurrier can’t rescue Florida as UGA rolls past Gators (11.14.66)

Florida QB Steve Spurrier makes a pass during a 1966 game against Georgia. Spurrier would go onto coach the Gators from 1990 to 2001, winning a national championship in 1996 and six SEC championships (1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000). The rivalry will be renewed when Gators and Bulldogs face off on Saturday. (James Drake/SI)

SI VAULT: Spurrier can’t rescue Florida as UGA rolls past Gators (11.14.66)

LSU punter Brad Wing scores on a fake punt during the first quarter of Saturday’s Tigers-Gators game at Tiger Stadium. The play was negated by a penalty, but that was about all that slowed the top-ranked Tigers down in a 41-11 victory over Florida. (Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE)
MANDEL: 'Reality Check Weekend' for some big-name programsSTAPLES: Oklahoma wins in Red River Rout | Video HighlightsANDERSON: Thoughts on Clemson-BC and other afternoon gamesGALLERY: The best photos from this week’s Top 25 gamesVIDEO: Check out highlights of the weekend’s top games

LSU punter Brad Wing scores on a fake punt during the first quarter of Saturday’s Tigers-Gators game at Tiger Stadium. The play was negated by a penalty, but that was about all that slowed the top-ranked Tigers down in a 41-11 victory over Florida. (Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE)

MANDEL: 'Reality Check Weekend' for some big-name programs
STAPLES: Oklahoma wins in Red River Rout | Video Highlights
ANDERSON: Thoughts on Clemson-BC and other afternoon games
GALLERY: The best photos from this week’s Top 25 games
VIDEO: Check out highlights of the weekend’s top games