Nothing gets past the sharp eyes of the gang at Losers With Socks. While cruising a post on the Orlando Sentinel's On Campus blog about various rings up for auction on eBay, Patrick Donohue of Losers With Socks noticed a ring from Auburn among the collection.
Upon closer inspection, you will see "National Champions" on the Tigers' ring, which honors the Tigers' 13-0 season in 2004.
The Bowl Championship Game that season featured USC and Oklahoma, with the Trojans winning, 55-19. Auburn was screaming beforehand that it was left out of the title game after playing a nonconference slate of Louisiana Tech, The Citadel and Louisiana Monroe — all at home, of course — and squeaking past Virginia Tech, 16-13, in the Sugar Bowl.
Oklahoma did slightly better in nonconference, playing Oregon, Houston and Bowling Green — all at home, of course — in going undefeated during the regular season.
USC played Notre Dame, Brigham Young and Colorado State in nonleague games, with the BYU game on the road. Of note here is that USC won at Auburn, 23-0, in 2003.