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Auburn wins first AP title since 1957

Updated: January 11, 2011, 2:39 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Auburn finished No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, completing an unprecedented climb to its first national title in 53 years.

The Tigers led the AP Top 25 following a 22-19 victory against Oregon in the BCS championship Monday night.

"We're the best football team in the United States of America," Auburn coach Gene Chizik proclaimed after Wes Byrum's 19-yard field goal as time expired gave the Tigers a thrilling win.

Auburn was also ...

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