2004 Auburn Tigers
Coach: Tommy Tuberville
Best Player: : Ronnie Brown
Don't think competition in the SEC is tough? Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville was nearly fired after going 8-5 in 2003. Not 5-8, but 8-5. So how did Tuberville bounce back? By leading his team to a 13-0 season and a victory in the Sugar Bowl against Virgina Tech in 2004. The Tigers won some ugly games, but swept ranked SEC rivals LSU, Georgia, and Tennessee (topping the Volunteers twice), before becoming another victim to the
bullshit college standings BCS, which left them out of the national title game. Auburn's talent was shown even after the season when four players were selected in the first round, three of whom were taken in the top nine picks of the 2005 NFL draft.