Debates Down South: Was LSU or USC more deserving of being the definitive national champion in 2003?
you clearly don't understand how college football polling works. Why do you think that the BCS is no longer in existence? Well the 2003 season was a big reason why we have the playoffs. The reason why the title was split that year was because Oklahoma who lost the big 12 remained at number one. USC didn't claim the title they were named co champions along with LSU.