After suffering a heartbreaking defeat, the Tigers may decide to award themselves with more national championships.
“If other schools are using these same polls to declare a national championship, we should at least consider it,” Auburn athletics director Jay Jacobs told Bryan Matthews of 24/7 Sports. “I don’t think there’s a better time for the Auburn family to consider it than right here at the end of the BCS era.
Any of the 1910, 1913, 1914, 1958, 1983, 1993 or 2004 teams could be awarded a championship
“As we transition into another playoff format for the national champion, I just think we need to look hard at it,” Jacobs added.
In 1993, the Tigers went undefeated and beat a top-5 team in the Florida Gators, but were on probation, so they were ineligible to play in a bowl or the SEC Championship Game. The Florida State Seminoles knocked off the Nebraska Cornhuskers 18-16 to win their first national title.
In 2004, the Tigers completed a perfect season, but finished third in the BCS rankings. The Southern Cal Trojans smashed the Oklahoma Sooners 55-19 in the title game.
Jacobs cited Texas A&M’s recent addition 1919 and 1927 titles as one of the reasons for looking back at those seven seasons.
Auburn currently recognizes two national titles, 1957 and 2010.