Congratulations to the 2010 national champion Auburn War Eagle Tigers. ‘Nuff said.
Now that it’s decided, it’s time to determine who the 2011 narional champ will be. I’ve got it figured out. The coming analysis is flawless as long as you accept the following: nothing that happened further in the past than 5 years ago is relevant. Good, I’m glad we agree on this.
First, the last five national champions have hailed from the Southeastern Conference, but none have been back-to-back. Therefore, the 2011 champ will also be an SEC team, but not Auburn.
Second, check out the winning head coaches and their tenures at the respective championship school:
2006 National Champ Florida Gators – Urban Meyer (2nd year at UF)
2007 National Champ LSU Tigers – Les Miles (3rd year at LSU)
2008 National Champ Florida Gators – Urban Meyer (4th year at UF)
2009 National Champ Bammer Tide - Nick Saban (3rd year at Bammer)
2010 National Champ Auburn War Eagle Tigers – Gene Chizik (2nd year at Auburn)
Obviously, this information leads us to believe two things: 1) the school has to be relevant, and 2) the coach cannot have been at said school for longer than four seasons nor less than two seasons.
Now, we can look at each SEC school and consider its relevance and coach’s tenure as of next season:
So, using the truths, facts, and stats, as stated above, we come to one conclusion and only one conclusion – your 2011 BCS National Champion will be the University of Tennessee Volunteers.