I have to say that I’m a little surprised about the sentiment expressed in the comments to yesterday’s post about the 2004 season that Auburn should have been the number one ranked team that season, even without taking the Reggie Bush matter into consideration.
And besides that, because of the margin of victory in the BCS title game, people tend to discount the merit of Oklahoma’s team from that season. The Sooners weren’t exactly chopped liver. Find me a team on Auburn’s 2004 schedule of similar quality that the Tigers totally destroyed.
I certainly don’t condone the cheating and the blind eye turned to it, if that’s what happened, and won’t lose a wink of sleep over whatever sanctions are visited on USC. But I don’t see how you can argue that the Trojans didn’t trot out the best team in college football that season.