Alabama vs. Auburn: 2011 Tigers and the 5 Worst Defenses of the National Title

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Alabama vs. Auburn: 2011 Tigers and the 5 Worst Defenses of the National Title
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Defending a national championship is one of the toughest things to do in all of college football.

Since the teams have had to play in bowl games to win the title in 1958, only Nebraska has managed to be the best team in the country two years in a row.

But some teams have done a particularly poor job of defending their national titles, and this year’s Auburn team has to be one of the worst. It's currently barely in the Top 25 and are 7-4 on the season.

So what other teams can rival their lack of success?

Here are the five worst national title defenses in college football history.

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