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If the Gamecocks do manage to pull off a monumental upset in the SEC title game, Auburn will be dealt their first loss of the season.
But will that loss be enough to drop them from the top two spots in the BCS rankings?
It's hard to believe that it would. The last four national champions have come out of the SEC, and having the Tigers fall out of the national title match with one loss doesn't sound very realistic.
The Tigers are fresh from defeating the defending national champions Alabama Crimson Tide in their annual Iron Bowl rivalry game. That accomplishment alone arguably solidified their spot as the best team out of the SEC and perhaps the best in the nation.
If anything, that win against Alabama will probably catapult them over the Oregon Ducks for the No. 1 spot in the BCS rankings. If they do lose to the Gamecocks in the SEC title game, they will have room to drop to No. 2 in the standings and still earn a spot in the national title game.
There's no way South Carolina makes it to the BCS title game, even if they upset Auburn and win the SEC title.
You're probably wondering, where's Oregon? Well, if the Tigers can lose, so can Oregon. In fact, they're more likely to fall in the last week of season against a very gritty Oregon State Beavers squad than the streaking Tigers.
If the Ducks do pull a disappearing act, TCU makes history as the first non-BCS team to make it to the title game.