The SEC’s reign of BCS National Championships came to an end on Jan. 6 when Florida State took down Auburn.
Apparently, even the great SEC dynasty falls at some point.
Florida State’s win doesn’t overshadow a remarkable stretch of seven consecutive national championships, however.
Much can—and did—change over seven years.
It seems that every time contrasts are measured between the start and end of an era, gas prices are always mentioned. On Jan. 8, 2007—the day Florida beat Ohio State in the BCS National Championship Game to start the streak—gas prices across the country averaged $2.306 per gallon. The day Florida State ended the SEC’s run by knocking off Auburn in the Rose Bowl, gas prices averaged $3.332 per gallon.
In the spirit of the SEC’s seven consecutive national titles, here are seven major changes that have taken place from when a team from another conference could last call itself “champion” until now.