Originally Posted by Danny Serafini
Now you're just playing with symantics. Sure, there's no official NCAA title, and sure there are a ton of dumpy little titles out there. But the reality is that none of those titles outside of the final AP poll and the BCS title game mean a thing. It's like boxing, there's a thousand belts out there, but unless you've got one of the big three no one cares. By the way, your link still doesn't show a Tommy Tuberville coached Auburn team with any titles, even including all the little dumpy ones out there.
Very good. You saw that Tuberville didn't win a national championship. Is that a valid reason for him not being qualified to criticize the process?
As for those other titles not meaning a thing, that may be your opinion but some of those schools who won those titles may disagree. A school like Alabama can say that they have won 15 national championships and recruits hear that and it makes them want to play there. In reality it may have only been 5 or 6 and the Tuscaloosa Shopper may have given them the rest. By my count Princeton won 23 championships - most before 1900. Just because the BCS wasn't around then doesn't mean that those were illegitimate championships. If some other newspaper or wire service or organization comes along and offers more money than the BCS to hold their version of a national championship game, the BCS isn't going to mean a whole hell of a lot anymore.
All of this is opinion anyway. Even the computer standings are determined somewhat by poll rankings. I don't take anything away from USC for winning the BCS title last year but since Auburn ran the table and played in the tough SEC and beat a very good Va Tech team in the Sugar Bowl, if they and others want to believe they won a national championship last year that's fine with me.