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Beating Pittsburgh could push the Bearcats past TCU and put them in position to take advantage of a Texas loss and slip into the national title game.
That is, unless the loser of the SEC championship game doesn't stay ahead of the pack and set up a rematch between Florida and Alabama in Pasadena, Calif.
There has never been a regular-season rematch in the BCS title game nor a matchup of teams in the same conference.
In 2006, Florida leaped past Michigan in the final BCS standings to prevent a rematch of Ohio State-Michigan in the national title game. The Gators went on to beat the Buckeyes and win their first title under coach Urban Meyer.
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