Steve Richardson, the executive director of the Football Writers Association of America, said Monday at the Big 12 media days that in light of the NCAA sanctions against Southern Cal, the FWAA may take away the national title it awarded USC in 2004 and give it to Auburn.
The Tigers finished 13-0 that season and finished second in the polls.
"I wouldn't say we're definitely going to do that, but it's a possibility," said Richardson, who swill form a committee of past FWAA presidents to discuss the situation. "As we survey the scene, we have an opportunity to consider for the first time of vacating, in the modern era, a national championship."
The Associated Press said it will not remove the title given to USC. The BCS won't make its decision until after appeals. If the Trojans' title is stripped, however, that year's championship will likely be vacant.