As Auburn prepares for its second national championship game in four years, athletic director Jay Jacobs says he might add to the number of championships that the school claims.

In an article written by Kevin Scarbinsky of, Jacobs said he wants to recognize more teams from the past that have an argument for being number one.

“I think we should go back and claim them,” Jacobs told “I think we should count our national championships just as our peers do.”

Three of the five years under consideration occurred 100 years ago or later - 1910, 1913, and 1914. The other two years being discussed are 1983 and 2004.

Here's a quick look at each of those years:

1910: Auburn finished 6-1 with a 9-0 loss to Texas. Harvard (8-0-1) and Pittsburgh (9-0) currently claim the title.

1913: Auburn outscored opponents 224-13 en route to a 8-0 record. The Billingsley Report named the Tigers champion and the team was recognized later by a few different computer systems. Currently, only Harvard (9-0) claims this year.

1914: Auburn shutout every opponent but finished with a record of 8-0-1, and the team wasn't recognized as champion by any outlet at the end of the season. The NCAA recognizes Army (9-0) as the champion of this year.

1983: This Pat Dye team, which Jay Jacobs was a member of, was SEC Champion and defeated #8 Michigan in the Sugar Bowl, finishing with a 11-1 record. While the New York Times picked Auburn as its champion, the AP, UPI, FWAA, and USA Today/CNN chose Miami after its Orange Bowl win over #1 Nebraska.

2004: Arguably the biggest snub of the BCS era, Auburn finished #2 in the AP Poll and Coaches Poll despite a 12-0 record. The championship game featured USC and Oklahoma, who were #1 and #2 the entire season.

Jacobs said he didn't want others to think a school was making its championships up, using other schools claiming titles as justification to do the same. Of the above list, only two of those teams were recognized at the time by at least one publication (1913, 1983). Other schools that have retroactively claimed championships never did so in a year that went unrecognized by everyone.

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