Florida State beat Auburn, 34-31, in the final BCS National Championship Game on Monday evening, snapping the SEC's seven-year reign with the crystal football.
But did it stop the SEC's reign atop the final conference power rankings?
During the last half decade, calling the Southeastern Conference the best in college football has become second nature. The other BCS leagues were always jockeying for second-best, playing on a different, lesser field.
Is that still the case, though? Even after Auburn and Alabama both went down in their BCS bowls, against teams from the ACC and Big 12? Did any conference do enough to raze the SEC's pedestal?
Here's a final look.