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Bowl Alliance Championship Game

Florida St. Seminoles (11-1-0)

Florida Gators (12-1-0)

Sugar Bowl

Florida St. and Florida, who ranked first and third in the final regular season AP poll, met in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2, 1997, to decide the national championship for the 1996 season. Opponents' records and AP rank listed below are day of game.

Bowl MVPs1996-97 SeasonOther Final Division I-A Polls