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National Champions

Season Champion Coach Record Bowl / Voted #1 By
2018 Clemson Dabo Swinney 15-0-0 won CFP Championship
2017 Alabama Nick Saban 13-1-0 won CFP Championship
2016 Clemson Dabo Swinney 14-1-0 won CFP Championship
2015 Alabama Nick Saban 14-1-0 won CFP Championship
2014 Ohio State Urban Meyer 14-1-0 won CFP Championship
2013 Florida State Jimbo Fisher 14-0-0 won BCS Championship
2012 Alabama Nick Saban 13-1-0 won BCS Championship
2011 Alabama Nick Saban 12-1-0 won BCS Championship
2010 Auburn Gene Chizik 14-0-0 won BCS Championship
2009 Alabama Nick Saban 14-0-0 won BCS Championship
2008 Florida Urban Meyer 13-1-0 won BCS Championship
2007 Louisiana State Les Miles 12-2-0 won BCS Championship
2006 Florida Urban Meyer 13-1-0 won BCS Championship
2005 Texas Mack Brown 13-0-0 won Rose Bowl (AP/USA)
2004 USC Pete Carroll 13-0-0 won Orange Bowl (AP/USA)**
2003 USC Pete Carroll 12-1-0 won Rose Bowl (AP)
2003 Louisiana State Nick Saban 13-1-0 won Sugar Bowl (USA)
2002 Ohio State Jim Tressel 14-0-0 won Fiesta Bowl (AP/USA)
2001 Miami FL Larry Coker 12-0-0 won Rose Bowl (AP/USA)
2000 Oklahoma Bob Stoops 13-0-0 won Orange Bowl (AP/USA)
1999 Florida State Bobby Bowden 12-0-0 won Sugar Bowl (AP/USA)
1998 Tennessee Phillip Fulmer 13-0-0 won Fiesta Bowl (AP/USA)
1997 Nebraska Tom Osborne 13-0-0 won Orange Bowl (USA)
1997 Michigan Lloyd Carr 12-0-0 won Rose Bowl (AP)
1996 Florida Steve Spurrier 12-1-0 won Sugar Bowl (AP/USA)
1995 Nebraska Tom Osborne 12-0-0 won Fiesta Bowl (AP/USA)
1994 Nebraska Tom Osborne 13-0-0 won Orange Bowl (AP/USA)
1993 Florida State Bobby Bowden 12-1-0 won Orange Bowl (AP/USA)
1992 Alabama Gene Stallings 13-0-0 won Sugar Bowl (AP/USA)
1991 Miami FL Dennis Erickson 12-0-0 won Orange Bowl (AP)
1991 Washington Don James 12-0-0 won Rose Bowl (USA)
1990 Colorado Bill McCartney 11-1-1 won Orange Bowl (AP)
1990 Georgia Tech Bobby Ross 11-0-1 won Citrus Bowl (UPI)
1989 Miami FL Dennis Erickson 11-1-0 won Sugar Bowl (AP/UPI)
1988 Notre Dame Lou Holtz 12-0-0 won Fiesta Bowl (AP/UPI)
1987 Miami FL Jimmy Johnson 12-0-0 won Orange Bowl (AP/UPI)
1986 Penn State Joe Paterno 12-0-0 won Fiesta Bowl (AP/UPI)
1985 Oklahoma Barry Switzer 11-1-0 won Orange Bowl (AP/UPI)
1984 Brigham Young LaVell Edwards 13-0-0 won Holiday Bowl (AP/UPI)
1983 Miami FL Howard Schnellenberger 11-1-0 won Orange Bowl (AP/UPI)
1982 Penn State Joe Paterno 11-1-0 won Sugar Bowl (AP/UPI)
1981 Clemson Danny Ford 12-0-0 won Orange Bowl (AP/UPI)
1980 Georgia Vince Dooley 12-0-0 won Sugar Bowl (AP/UPI)
1979 Alabama Paul "Bear" Bryant 12-0-0 won Sugar Bowl (AP/UPI)
1978 Alabama Paul "Bear" Bryant 11-1-0 won Sugar Bowl (AP)
1978 USC John Robinson 12-1-0 won Rose Bowl (UPI)
1977 Notre Dame Dan Devine 11-1-0 won Cotton Bowl (AP/UPI)
1976 Pittsburgh Johnny Majors 12-0-0 won Sugar Bowl (AP/UPI)
1975 Oklahoma Barry Switzer 11-1-0 won Orange Bowl (AP/UPI)
1974 Oklahoma Barry Switzer 11-0-0 no bowl (AP)
1974 USC John McKay 10-1-1 won Rose Bowl (UPI)
1973 Notre Dame Ara Parseghian 11-0-0 won Sugar Bowl (AP)
1973 Alabama Paul "Bear" Bryant 11-1-0 lost Sugar Bowl (UPI)
1972 USC John McKay 12-0-0 won Rose Bowl (AP/UPI)
1971 Nebraska Bob Devaney 13-0-0 won Orange Bowl (AP/UPI)
1970 Nebraska Bob Devaney 11-0-1 won Orange Bowl (AP)
1970 Texas Darrell Royal 10-1-0 lost Cotton Bowl (UPI)
1969 Texas Darrell Royal 11-0-0 won Cotton Bowl (AP/UPI)
1968 Ohio State Woody Hayes 10-0-0 won Rose Bowl (AP/UPI)
1967 USC John McKay 10-1-0 won Rose Bowl (AP/UPI)
1966 Notre Dame Ara Parseghian 9-0-1 no bowl (AP/UPI)
1965 Alabama Paul "Bear" Bryant 9-1-1 won Orange Bowl (AP)
1965 Michigan State Duffy Daughtery 10-1-0 lost Rose Bowl (UPI)
1964 Alabama Paul "Bear" Bryant 10-1-0 lost Orange Bowl (AP/UPI)
1963 Texas Darrell Royal 11-0-0 won Cotton Bowl (AP/UPI)
1962 USC John McKay 11-0-0 won Rose Bowl (AP/UPI)
1961 Alabama Paul "Bear" Bryant 11-0-0 won Sugar Bowl (AP/UPI)
1960 Minnesota Murray Warmath 8-2-0 lost Rose Bowl (AP/UPI)
1959 Syracuse Ben Schwartzwalder 11-0-0 won Sugar Bowl (AP/UPI)
1958 LSU Paul Dietzel 11-0-0 won Sugar Bowl (AP/UPI)
1957 Auburn Shug Jordan 10-0-0 no bowl (AP)
1957 Ohio State Woody Hayes 9-1-0 won Rose Bowl (UPI)
1956 Oklahoma Bud Wilkinson 10-0-0 no bowl (AP/UPI)
1955 Oklahoma Bud Wilkinson 11-0-0 won Orange Bowl (AP/UPI)
1954 Ohio State Woody Hayes 10-0-0 won Rose Bowl (AP)
1954 UCLA Red Sanders 9-0-0 no bowl (UPI)
1953 Maryland Jim Tatum 10-1-0 lost Orange Bowl (AP)
1952 Michigan State Biggie Munn 9-0-0 no bowl (AP)
1951 Tennessee Bob Neyland 10-1-0 lost Sugar Bowl (AP)
1950 Oklahoma Bud Wilkinson 10-1-0 lost Sugar Bowl (AP)
1949 Notre Dame Frank Leahy 10-0-0 no bowl (AP)
1948 Michigan Bennie Oosterbaan 9-0-0 no bowl (AP)
1947 Notre Dame Frank Leahy 9-0-0 no bowl (AP)
1947 Michigan Fritz Crisler 10-0-0 won Rose Bowl (AP)
*1946 Notre Dame Frank Leahy 8-0-1 no bowl (AP)
1945 Army Red Blaik 9-0-0 no bowl (AP)
1944 Army Red Blaik 9-0-0 no bowl (AP)
1943 Notre Dame Frank Leahy 9-1-0 no bowl (AP)
1942 Ohio State Paul Brown 9-1-0 no bowl (AP)
1941 Minnesota Bernie Bierman 8-0-0 no bowl (AP)
1940 Minnesota Bernie Bierman 8-0-0 no bowl (AP/DS)
1939 Texas A&M Homer Norton 11-0-0 won Sugar Bowl (AP)
1939 USC Howard Jones 8-0-2 won Rose Bowl (DS)
1938 Texas Christian Dutch Meyer 11-0-0 won Sugar Bowl (AP)
1938 Notre Dame Elmer Layden 8-1-0 no bowl (DS)
1937 Pittsburgh Jock Sutherland 9-0-1 no bowl (AP/DS)
1936 Minnesota Bernie Bierman 7-1-0 no bowl (AP/DS)
1935 Southern Methodist Matty Bell 12-1-0 lost Rose Bowl (DS)
1935 Minnesota Bernie Bierman 8-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1934 Minnesota Bernie Bierman 8-0-0 no bowl (DS/HAF)
1933 Michigan Harry Kipke 7-0-1 no bowl (DS/HAF)
1932 Michigan Harry Kipke 8-0-0 no bowl (DS)
1932 USC Howard Jones 10-0-0 won Rose Bowl (HAF)
1931 USC Howard Jones 10-1-0 won Rose Bowl (DS/HAF)
1930 Notre Dame Knute Rockne 10-0-0 no bowl (DS/HAF)
1929 Notre Dame Knute Rockne 9-0-0 no bowl (DS/HAF)
1928 USC Howard Jones 9-0-1 no bowl (DS)
1928 Georgia Tech Bill Alexander 10-0-0 won Rose Bowl (HAF)
1927 Illinois Bob Zuppke 7-0-1 no bowl (DS/HAF)
1926 Stanford Pop Warner 10-0-1 tied Rose Bowl (DS/HAF)
1926 Alabama Wallace Wade 9-0-1 tied Rose Bowl (HAF)
1925 Dartmouth Jesse Hawley 8-0-0 no bowl (DS)
1925 Alabama Wallace Wade 10-0-0 won Rose Bowl (HAF)
1924 Notre Dame Knute Rockne 10-0-0 won Rose Bowl (DS/HAF)
1923 Illinois Bob Zuppke 8-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1922 Cornell Gil Dobie 8-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1921 Cornell Gil Dobie 8-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1920 California Andy Smith 9-0-0 won Rose Bowl (HAF)
1919 Harvard Bob Fisher 9-0-1 won Rose Bowl (HAF)
1918 Pittsburgh Pop Warner 4-1-0 no bowl (HAF)
1917 Georgia Tech John Heisman 9-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1916 Pittsburgh Pop Warner 8-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1915 Cornell Al Sharpe 9-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1914 Army Charley Daly 9-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1913 Harvard Percy Houghton 9-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1912 Harvard Percy Houghton 9-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1911 Princeton Bill Roper 8-0-2 no bowl (HAF)
1910 Harvard Percy Houghton 8-0-1 no bowl (HAF)
1909 Yale Howard Jones 10-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1908 Pennsylvania Sol Metzger 11-0-1 no bowl (HAF)
1907 Yale Bill Knox 9-0-1 no bowl (HAF)
1906 Princeton Bill Roper 9-0-1 no bowl (HAF)
1905 Chicago Amos Alonzo Stagg 11-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1904 Pennsylvania Carl Williams 12-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1903 Princeton Art Hillenbrand 11-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1902 Michigan Fielding Yost 11-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1901 Michigan Fielding Yost 11-0-0 won Rose Bowl (HAF)
1900 Yale Malcolm McBride 12-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1899 Harvard Benjamin H. Dibblee 10-0-1 no bowl (HAF)
1898 Harvard W. Cameron Forbes 11-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1897 Pennsylvania George Woodruff 15-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1896 Princeton Garrett Cochran 10-0-1 no bowl (HAF)
1895 Pennsylvania George Woodruff 14-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1894 Yale William C. Rhodes 16-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1893 Princeton Tom Trenchard (Capt.) 11-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1892 Yale Walter Camp 13-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1891 Yale Walter Camp 13-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1890 Harvard G. Stewart & G. Adams 11-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1889 Princeton Edgar Poe (Capt.) 10-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1888 Yale Walter Camp 13-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1887 Yale Harry W. Beecher (Capt.) 9-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1886 Yale Robert N. Corwin (Capt.) 9-0-1 no bowl (HAF)
1885 Princeton Chas. DeCamp (Capt.) 9-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1884 Yale Eugene L. Richards (Capt.) 9-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
1883 Yale Ray Tompkins (Capt.) 8-0-0 no bowl (HAF)
AP   Associated Press
BCS  Bowl Championship Series
CFP  College Football Playoff
DS   Dickinson System
HAF  Helms Athletic Foundation
UPI  United Press International
USA  USA Today

*selected as AP champion on a second vote after Rose Bowl 
**vacated as a result of NCAA sanctions

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