It’s all about the bottom line for top three

So you’re still not impressed with No. 1 Florida’s sputtering offense? Or No. 2 Alabama’s passing game? Or No. 3 Texas’ slow starts?

At this point in the 2009 college football season, with only three regular-season games left to play, it’s not as much about style points as survival for the country’s top three teams.

Another unpredictable weekend in the 2009 college football season actually brought clarity to the race for the BCS title. As long as the aforementioned teams keep winning, two of them will play in the Jan. 7 BCS National Championship Game in Pasadena, Calif.

And while the top three teams haven’t exactly played like juggernauts at various times this season, they’re still in better position than Iowa, LSU and Oregon, which were knocked out of the national championship race by losses this weekend.

“The best thing about being 9-0 is having the chance to go 10-0,” Gators coach Urban Meyer said, after his team won its 19th consecutive game by defeating Vanderbilt 27-3 at the Swamp in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday night.