FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Florida coach Urban Meyer believes
Utah, Texas and Southern California should fight for their teams to
be recognized as national champions.
Meyer said at a news conference Wednesday that Utah's Kyle
Whittingham, Texas' Mack Brown and USC's Pete Carroll would be bad
coaches if they didn't lobby to be ranked No. 1.
Carroll has proclaimed his Trojans the best in the country.
Whittingham and Brown have made it clear they will vote their teams
No. 1 in the coaches' poll regardless of what happens when the No.
1 Gators play No. 2 Oklahoma in the Bowl Championship Series
national title game Thursday night.
Meyer did similar lobbying two years ago when he said his
one-loss Gators should play in the BCS title game over Michigan.