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Auburn Just Gave Itself Three More National Championships

As of today, Auburn athletics' official website now claims three additional national titles, to go along with the two they actually won.

The NCAA recognizes Auburn as National Champions in 2010, 1993, 1983, 1957 and 1913.


This is especially funny because the NCAA itself doesn't crown, select, or recognize national champions from Division IA/FBS.

A (thin) case could be made for those new 1913 and 1983 titles, because retroactive computer rankings are every bit as imaginary as any so-called "consensus," but claiming the 1993 championship is wonderful: Yes, Auburn went undefeated that year, but didn't have a shot at a title because it was ineligible for postseason play.

Below, our story from January, when Auburn's athletic director began making his case to add some new championships. Wonder why 2004 didn't make the cut.

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