David Climer: SEC look-alike will end conference's BCS stranglehold

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher answers a question during a news conference for the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Newport Beach, Calif. Florida State plays Auburn on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher answers a question during a news conference for the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Newport Beach, Calif. Florida State plays Auburn on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

During its seven-year foreclosure on college football’s national championship, SEC teams have beaten the Big Ten (twice), Big 12 (twice), Pac-12, an independent and even one of its own (Alabama over LSU).

In that sweep, the SEC has not played an ACC team. Such matchups normally are reserved for the Chick-fil-A Bowl since ACC football has been weaker than a Happy Hour drink at the hotel bar.

All that changes tonight when Florida State scratches a seven-year itch by beating Auburn to end the SEC’s reign in the 16th — and final — BCS Championship game.

Yes, I know this is blasphemy. How can a shameless spokesman for SEC superiority (guilty as charged) pick against Auburn?

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