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Florida quarterback Chris Leak leaves the field for the last time as a Gator after the team celebrated its 2006 national championship with fans at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday, Jan. 13.
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Special Top 5 lists

Greatest Gator
Click to see who we picked as the top Gator in Florida football history.
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Best on-the-field moments
These are the moments that nearly stopped the heart of every Gator fan.
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Worst on-the-field moments
See that hole in the wall? That's where some Gator fan kicked it after seeing a moment of true terror on the football field.
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Best traditions
The University of Florida is more about wins and losses (well, if not, it should be) .
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Greatest bowl victories
If you look to the past, which bowl game so far has been the most important in Gator history?
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Worst bowl losses
The Gators have had their share of disappointments when it comes to the post season. But what was their worst bowl loss ever?
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Biggest off-the-field moments
The Gators have scored plenty on the field -- especially during the Steve Spurrier era -- but some of their off-the-field moves are just as important.
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Greatest regular season wins
National championships are nice, but they only come around so often.
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Worst regular-season games
Every loss seems like a dagger to the heart for Gator fans, but some losses -- and ties -- stand out more than others.
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The regular season

UF 34, Southern Miss 7
Thrust into early hole, stingy defense holds on as offense works out yet more kinks. Meanwhile, coach looks for big-gain potential in young stars.
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UF 42, Central Florida 0
Quarterback Chris Leak said throughout the preseason the Gators would make a marked improvement under Urban Meyer between the first and second seasons.
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UF 21, Tennessee 20
Two years after his penalty helped cost the Gators against the Vols, Dallas Baker catches two second-half touchdowns in a 21-20 victory.
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UF 26, Kentucky 7
Backed by a stone-wall defense, Florida pulls away to stretch its win streak over Kentucky to two decades.
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UF 28, Alabama 13
Florida's defense produces a dominating all-around effort and caps it with an interception return for a score, helping the undefeated Gators win their 12th straight at Florida Field.
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UF 23, LSU 10
The Gators score 16 points in 3:17 for their eighth consecutive win, the longest streak since the national title season.
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Auburn 27, UF 17
For the fifth time since '69, the Gators' first loss of a season comes to the Tigers, this time 27-17.
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UF 21, Georgia 14
Suspect second half? Suspect running game? Just remember the East title is in reach.
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UF 25, Vandy 19
LSU helps Florida clinch a berth in the SEC title game.
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UF 17, South Carolina 16
Gators' trampled defense rises up on final play to preserve hopes of a title finish.
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UF 62, Western Carolina 0
Earlier in the season when he felt like he was practicing well and might get some playing time, Riley Cooper would call his family and friends and tell them to look for him whenever Florida played.
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UF 21, Florida State 14
As often the case this season, Florida's victory isn't pretty.
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UF 38, Arkansas 28
After winning its first SEC title since 2000, Florida pleads its case for shot at title.
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Daily poll:
A place in history
How does this Gator football team compare with previous teams?
The best team so far
Great, but not as good as the 1996 team
Third best, behind the 1995 and 1996 squads
Just wait - next year we'll be even better
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