Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Auburn Wins the 2010 National Championship

As ESPN Page 2 writer Bill Simmons so appropriately put it:
"Congratulations Auburn, on your 2010 National Championship win. And congratulations to Oregon, who will win it retroactively in 2013."
The 2010 National Championship game: the intense offensive battle that never was. I was the only one in my family bowl picks pool that picked Oregon (which my sister won by a longshot, might I add), and I'm surprised that they didn't win solely by distracting Auburn's defense with their neon-colored footwear. The first half of the game was horribly boring, and really only in the fourth quarter when Oregon tied it with a minute or so left at 19-19 did it get interesting. But Auburn won with a field goal kick, giving (S)Cam Newton a Heisman Trophy and a National Championship. That's all I'll say about that... but one vacant Heisman Trophy year is enough to last a lifetime in my opinion, and Reggie Bush already has that covered.

Blah. Being an Alabama fan makes me annoyed that they won (think Michigan / OSU rivalry of the south for those of you unfamiliar with Alabama / Auburn's rivalry). In my opinion, nothing beats Texas / USC from 2006.

Now that the season is over, there's nothing like "way-too-early" Top 25 rankings for the next season. What are your thoughts on this list? Surprises

1. Oklahoma
2. Alabama
3. Oregon
4. LSU
5. Boise State
6. Oklahoma State
7. Florida State
8. Arkansas
9. Stanford
10. Ohio State
11. South Carolina
12. Wisconsin Badgers
13. Texas A&M
14. Notre Dame
15. Michigan State
16. Missouri
17. Auburn
18. TCU
19. Nebraska
20. Virginia Tech
21. ASU
22. Texas
23. Florida
24. Mississippi State
25. West Virginia

In all honesty, I'm surprised to see Texas back in here after their season, to see Florida State so high up, and to see ASU in the rankings at all. If Cam Newton leaves for the NFL draft, I don't even know if Auburn will be as high as No. 17. Hopefully with the help of our new coach Brady Hoke, Michigan will make its way in there too. Just eight short months until the best season on earth starts all over again.  

Go Blue & Roll Tide.


  1. You're right, Jamie: Horns and Noles may be a bit too high given 2010. Then again, this kind of stuff is college football's "hot stove league" (for at least another eight months). I'd be interested to see the kinds of blogposts you can come up with to keep us attentive and ready for 2011!

  2. Thanks Bradley! I'm hoping there's enough football tidbits throughout the off-season to keep everyone satiated (but really, is there EVER enough?) & to give me more to write about! I'll have March Madness & hopefully I can turn my readers into as big of a NCAA Lacrosse fan as I am!


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