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Florida fans celebrated in the streets after the Gators' title game win, forcing officials to close down university roads. :: AP

Jay Christensen produces The Wiz Of Odds.

Lisa Fisher, Gainesville Sun: An estimated 28,000 Florida fans gathered on University Avenue after the Gators won the BCS championship game. Despite efforts to grease utility poles and lamp posts along West University, fans were climbing the poles and then jumping into the crowds below, police said. Fans were also climbing trees in the area. There were four arrests.

Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: ESPN executive Burke Magnus says the network will not pressure BCS officials into pursuing a playoff when the cable network takes full control of the broadcast package in 2011.

Bernie Lincicome, Rocky Mountain News: In the first clear decision of the New Year, at least we know who is the best team in college football. Or do we?

Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: USC's Pete Carroll: "I don't think you know who the best team is. You just know which team got the most votes."

Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Why one voter in the Associated Press poll decided to put Utah at No. 1.

Ken Goe, Oregonian: He doesn't know what was worse, the way the AP voters rolled over and gave the BCS what it wanted, or seeing Pac-10 commissioner Tom Hansen presenting the national championship trophy to Florida coach Urban Meyer.

Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News: Texas' Mack Brown, who said after the Fiesta Bowl that he would vote the Longhorns No. 1 in the coaches poll, didn't, because he was told his vote would be discarded by the American Football Coaches Association. An AFCA official says that Brown was given incorrect information and it didn't come from the AFCA.

Martin Renzhofer, Salt Lake Tribune: Kyle Whittingham isn't bitter about Utah not having the chance to play for the BCS title, but he says BCS coordinator John Swofford is wrong in saying that the system allowed the Utes to show their wares in a major bowl game. "We would have been invited regardless of what system was in place," the coach said.

Mel Bracht, Oklahoma: No shortage of goofs by the Fox crew during the title game telecast.

Brett McMurphy, Tampa Tribune: Former Miami quarterback Robert Marve will now be allowed to transfer to South Florida or Central Florida, but Marve's father is still not happy that Hurricane coach Randy Shannon won't allow his son to consider Florida, Louisiana State or Tennessee.

Jay Drew, Salt Lake Tribune: Brigham Young receiver Austin Collie is leaving a year early to turn pro.

Joshua D. Scroggin, San Luis Obispo Tribune: Former Army offensive coordinator Tim Walsh is expected to become the coach at Cal Poly. He would replace Rich Ellerson, who left to become coach at Army.

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