Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs said it would be a “disservice” to the nation and “un-American” if a one-loss team from the SEC did not make the BCS title game.
Auburn will likely be No. 3 in the BCS after beating Alabama in the Iron Bowl in what was arguably the greatest ending in the history of college football and will face Missouri, which will likely be fourth or fifth, for the SEC title game next Saturday. Florida State and Ohio State, both of whom are undefeated, will be in the top two spots.
“It’s inarguable,” Jacobs said on ESPN on Sunday. “It would be, quite frankly, un-American for us not to get a chance to go to Pasadena if we’re able to beat Missouri, and I believe the same about Missouri.”
The SEC has won the last seven BCS titles, and its conference champion would most likely be favored over a team like Ohio State, whose critics have argued the team has not played anyone of note, especially in a Big Ten conference that is almost literally a step behind the SEC in terms of talent and style of play.