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The Best Years #4: 2004-2005

If you’re interested in how I determined the point system and top teams, be sure to read the intro article discussing the methodology.

As we’ve discussed already, sometimes a single story book season in one sport can lead to fans considering it a banner year for an entire program. While other sports may be having bad years, in retrospect people tend to think of that season as a high point. Auburn had one of those years in the 2004-2005 academic year. Though there were hard times taking place for both the men and women in Beard-Eaves, and although baseball was undergoing a regime change from the old guard (Steve Renfroe) to new coach Tom Slater, Tommy Tuberville’s squad came together through controversy and showed out to the whole country.