The one thing that separates college football from all other sports is the way the champion is determined. In the BCS, two teams are chosen from a combination of polls and computer rankings to determine who is the best. In all other sports, you have to win it on the field, in some type of playoff.
That is also one thing that makes college football so popular. Fans can debate and argue about who is the best and who belongs in the BCS title game. It puts importance on each and every regular season game, as in most cases, one loss and you are out of it.
In 2010, unless you wear purple and cheer for TCU, the Auburn Tigers and Oregon Ducks were clearly the best two teams in the land.
Many Auburn fans still feel slighted about 2004 as they saw their Tigers go undefeated in the SEC and not get a shot at the BCS title as USC and Oklahoma started out the season ranked first and second and ran the table. Many Tiger fans feel the 2004 Tigers were the team of the decade and the many players from that team now playing in the NFL prove it.
But who was the better team, the 2004 Auburn Tigers led by Jason Campbell, Cadillac Williams, Ronnie Brown and Carlos Rogers or the 2010 Auburn Tigers led by Cam Newton, Nick Fairley, Darvin Adams and Michael Dyer? Gene Chizik the defensive coordinator versus Gene Chizik the head coach.
Let's take a look a mythical matchup and see who would have the edge.