Auburn will try and make it five national championships in a row for the SEC when the Tigers take on Oregon in the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game.
It will be the first SEC vs. Pac-10 matchup in the BCS National Championship Game. In fact, it will be just the 22nd time since the beginning of the 2000 season that the SEC and Pac-10 have played in any game.
During that stretch, the Pac-10 has had the upper hand in head-to-head matchups, winning 12 of the last 21 matchups between the two conferences.
If not for LSU, that record would be even worse for the SEC. LSU is 5-0 against Pac-1o opponents going back to the start of the 2000 season. The Tigers own a win over Washington in 2009, Arizona in 2006, Arizona State in 2005, Oregon State in 2004 and Arizona in 2003.
Tennessee, meanwhile, has lost four straight games to Pac-10 foes, including a 48-13 beatdown by Oregon earlier this season in Knoxville. The Vols lost to UCLA in 2009 and 2008 and to California in 2007.
Among them, Oregon, UCLA and USC are 11-0 against the SEC since the start of the 2000 season. Six of those wins were by double digits, too.
So, clearly, Auburn has history working against it come Jan. 10 in Glendale, Ariz.