Re: Auburn has "National Championship" Parade, celebration
I believe I heard on one of the bowl games that Bowling Green was originally supposed to play Auburn this year but asked out of that game in order to open the season with Oklahoma. BG finished in the top 25 in some polls and went to a bowl game themselves. Meanwhile, Auburn was left to pickup a game with a division 1-AA school (forget exactly who it was). According to the announcer, this change was the major factor in Auburn having a weaker schedule and, therefore, costing them the #2 ranking ahead of Oklahoma.
Even if all that were true, the way SC played that night, I don't think that Auburn would have done much better.
Michael Franks had an album out many years ago entitled 'A Ledgend In His Own Room, A Rumor In His Own Time'. IMO, that's a good summation of Auburn's 'National Championship'.