BCS Rankings: How An Auburn Vs. Nebraska National Title Game Would Play Out

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BCS Rankings: How An Auburn Vs. Nebraska National Title Game Would Play Out
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Let’s assume that Cam Newton’s innocent for a second and talk football.

Coming into the season, Nebraska was ranked No. 8 in the initial AP poll while Auburn snuck in at No. 22.

It’s nearing mid-November and in the most important poll, the BCS, the Tigers are ranked No. 2 while the Cornhuskers actually fell one spot to No. 8 last week.

For Auburn (10-0, 6-0 SEC) to reach the BCS National Championship game, it’s quite simple: Win.

No more losses and the Tigers are essentially guaranteed an opportunity to play for the crystal football.

For Nebraska (8-1, 4-1 Big 12), a crate of Les Miles-grade grass needs to be chewed for luck.

No. 7 Wisconsin needs to lose, as does No. 5 LSU and especially No. 1 Oregon. Nebraska needs No. 6 Stanford and No. 3 TCU to either lose or struggle.

Other than that, the Cornhuskers simply need to win their first conference title in 11 years.

Let’s assume that this collegiate catastrophe plays out and see who would be victorious in a championship game featuring Nebraska and Auburn.

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