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The University of Florida's football teams are called the Gators and compete in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference of the NCAA's Division I. In football, Florida, as well as all other SEC schools, competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision. The Gators have a number of rivalries, most notably in-state Florida State University, and SEC football competitors the University of Georgia and University of Tennessee. Florida dedicates about $44 million per year to its sports teams and facilities. The Florida athletic program has ranked among the nation's top ten in each of the last 27 years and in the top five for 15 of the past 20. Florida is one of only two schools that has ranked among the top 10 athletic programs for the last 23 years.
Florida is the first Division I FBS school to win multiple national championships in the two most popular NCAA sports; football in 1996, 2006, and 2008 and men's basketball in 2006, and again in 2007. With a 41-14 win over #1 Ohio State in the 2006 BCS National Championship, held January 8, 2007, in Glendale, Arizona, Florida became the only Division I school in NCAA history to hold football and basketball titles at the same time. Will Muschamp was named head football coach of the Florida Gators on December 11, 2010. The 2011 Florida Gators football team went 7-6 and defeated Ohio State in the Gator Bowl.
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