No. 1 vs. No. 2 in SEC title game - again

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NEW YORK (AP) - For the second straight season the SEC championship game will be a No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup.

Again, it'll be Florida against Alabama, but this time the Gators will be on top.

Florida extended its lead in the AP college football poll Sunday, receiving 46 first-place votes after routing rival Florida State 37-10.

The Crimson Tide received seven first-place votes and 1,416 points to edge out No. 3 Texas, which received seven first-place votes and 1,414 points.

Last season, Florida went into the SEC title game as the No. 2 team in the AP Top 25 and beat No. 1 Alabama earn a spot in the BCS national championship game.

TCU is No. 4 in the latest poll, followed by Cincinnati and Boise State.

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