College Football Bowl Selections 2012: Florida to Sugar Bowl, Seminoles to Orange, UCF to Beef O'Brady's

Melina Vastola-US PRESSWIRE

College football's regular season is over, so attention turns to the bowl season. Florida and Florida State head off to BCS bowls, while UCF grabs a spot in the Beef O'Brady's Bowl.

The Florida State Seminoles and Florida Gators, both having completed strong seasons, were rewarded Sunday night with berths in two of the five BCS bowls, with the Gators headed off to the Sugar Bowl and the Orange Bowl welcoming the Seminoles.

Florida State heads to the Orange Bowl because it was able to win the ACC conference with a victory over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the ACC title game on Saturday. The ACC's champion is guaranteed a spot in the bowl if it is not in the national title game.

Florida State will be met at the Orange Bowl by the Northern Illinois Huskies, who were able to bust the BCS after finishing ahead of both the Big East's and Big Ten's BCS representatives.

Florida's berth in the Sugar Bowl was as a result of its automatic inclusion in the BCS because it finished as the top-ranked, AQ-conference team to not win its own conference. The Sugar Bowl selected Florida to replace the SEC champion Alabama Crimson Tide, who are off to the BCS title game.

Florida will prepare to take on the Louisville Cardinals, the beneficiaries of the Big East's BCS tiebreaker and the conference's lone representative in the BCS.

The UCF Knights grabbed a spot in the Beef O'Brady's Bowl, where they will take on the Ball State Cardinals.

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