COLLEGE FOOTBALL RECORDS

All Champions

Season   Champion(s)   Record   Coach   Selector(s)      
1869 Princeton 1-1 BR, NCF, PD
    Rutgers 1-1 PD
1870 Princeton 1-0 BR, NCF, PD
1872 Princeton 1-0 BR, NCF, PD
    Yale 1-0 PD
1873 Princeton 2-0 BR, NCF, PD
1874 Harvard 1-1 PD
    Princeton 2-0 BR, PD
    Yale 3-0 NCF, PD
1875 Columbia 3-1-1 PD
    Harvard 4-0 NCF, PD
    Princeton 2-0 BR, PD
1876 Yale 3-0 BR, NCF, PD
1877 Princeton 2-0-1 BR, PD
    Yale 3-0-1 NCF, PD
1878 Princeton 6-0 BR, NCF, PD
1879 Princeton 4-0-1 BR, NCF, PD
    Yale 3-0-2 PD
1880 Princeton 4-0-1 NCF, PD
    Yale 4-0-1 BR, NCF, PD
1881 Princeton 7-0-2 BR, PD
    Yale 5-0-1 NCF, PD
1882 Yale 8-0 BR, NCF, PD
1883 Yale 9-0 BR, HAF, NCF, PD
1884 Princeton 9-0-1 BR, PD
    Yale 8-0-1 HAF, NCF, PD
1885 Princeton 9-0 BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD
1886 Princeton 7-0-1 BR, PD
    Yale 9-0-1 HAF, NCF, PD
1887 Yale 9-0 BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD
1888 Yale 13-0 Walter Camp BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD
1889 Princeton 10-0 BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD
1890 Harvard 11-0 George C. Adams, George A. Stewart BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD
1891 Yale 13-0 Walter Camp BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD
1892 Yale 13-0 Walter Camp BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD
1893 Princeton 11-0 BR, HAF, HS, NCF
    Yale 10-1 William Rhodes PD
1894 Penn 12-0 George Washington Woodruff PD
    Princeton 8-2 HS
    Yale 16-0 William Rhodes BR, HAF, NCF, PD
1895 Penn 14-0 George Washington Woodruff BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD
    Yale 13-0-2 John A. Hartwell PD
1896 Lafayette 11-0-1 Parke H. Davis NCF, PD
    Princeton 10-0-1 Franklin Morse BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD
1897 Penn 15-0 George Washington Woodruff BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD
    Yale 9-0-2 Frank Butterworth PD
1898 Harvard 11-0 William Forbes BR, HAF, HS, NCF
    Princeton 11-0-1 PD
1899 Harvard 10-0-1 Benjamin Dibblee HAF, HS, NCF
    Princeton 12-1 BR, PD
1900 Yale 12-0 Malcolm McBride BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD
1901 Harvard 12-0 Bill Reid BR
    Michigan 11-0 Fielding H. Yost HAF, HS, NCF
    Yale 11-1-1 George S. Stillman PDa
1902 Michigan 11-0 Fielding H. Yost BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD
    Yale 11-0-1 Joseph R. Swan PD
1903 Michigan 11-0-1 Fielding H. Yost NCF
    Princeton 11-0 Art Hillebrand BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD
1904 Michigan 10-0 Fielding H. Yost NCF
    Minnesota 13-0 Henry Williams BR
    Penn 12-0 Carl S. Williams HAF, HS, NCF, PD
1905 Chicago 10-0 Amos Alonzo Stagg BR, HAF, HS, NCF
    Yale 10-0 Jack Owsley CW, PD
1906 Princeton 9-0-1 William Roper HAF, NCF
    Yale 9-0-1 Foster Rockwell BR, CW, PD
1907 Yale 9-0-1 William F. Knox BR, CW, HAF, HS, NCF, PD
1908 Harvard 9-0-1 Percy Haughton BR
    LSU 10-0 Edgar Wingard NCF
    Penn 11-0-1 Sol Metzger HAF, HS, NCF, PD
1909 Yale 10-0 Howard Jones BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD
1910 Harvard 8-0-1 Percy Haughton BR, HAF, HS, NCF
    Pittsburgh 9-0 Joseph H. Thompson NCF
1911 Minnesota 6-0-1 Henry L. Williams BR
    Penn State 8-0-1 Bill Hollenback NCF
    Princeton 8-0-2 William Roper BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD
1912 Harvard 9-0 Percy Haughton BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD
    Penn State 8-0 Bill Hollenback NCF
1913 Auburn 8-0 Mike Donahue BR
    Chicago 7-0 Amos Alonzo Stagg BR, PD
    Harvard 9-0 Percy Haughton HAF, HS, NCF, PD
1914 Army 9-0 Charles Daly HAF, HS, NCF, PD
    Illinois 7-0 Robert Zuppke BR, PD
    Texas 8-0 Dave Allerdice BR
1915 Cornell 9-0 Albert Sharpe HAF, HS, NCF, PD
    Minnesota 6-0-1 Henry L. Williams BR
    Oklahoma 10-0 Bennie Owen BR
    Pittsburgh 8-0 Glenn "Pop" Warner PD
1916 Army 9-0 Charles Daly PD
    Georgia Tech 8-0-1 John Heisman BR
    Pittsburgh 8-0 Glenn "Pop" Warner BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD
1917 Georgia Tech 9-0 John Heisman BR, HAF, HS, NCF
1918 Michigan 5-0 Fielding H. Yost BR, NCF
    Pittsburgh 4-1 Glenn "Pop" Warner HAF, HS, NCF
1919 Centre 9-0 Charley Moran SR
    Harvard 9-0-1 Bob Fisher CFRA, HAF, HS, NCF, PD
    Illinois 6-1 Robert Zuppke BR, BS, CFRA, PD, SR
    Notre Dame 9-0 Knute Rockne NCF, PD
    Texas A&M 10-0 Dana X. Bible BR, NCF
1920 California 9-0 Andy Smith CFRA, HAF, HS, NCF, SR
    Georgia 8-0-1 Herman Stegeman B(QPRS)
    Harvard 8-0-1 Bob Fisher BS
    Notre Dame 9-0 Knute Rockne BR, PD
    Princeton 6-0-1 William Roper BS, PD
1921 California 9-0-1 Andy Smith BR, BS, CFRA, SR
    Cornell 8-0 Gil Dobie HAF, HS, NCF, PD
    Iowa 7-0 Howard Jones BR, PD
    Lafayette 9-0 Jock Sutherland BS, PD
    Vanderbilt 7-0-1 Dan McGugin B(QPRS)
    Washington & Jefferson 10-0-1 Greasy Neale BS
1922 California 9-0 Andy Smith BR, HS, NCF, SR
    Cornell 8-0 Gil Dobie HAF, PD
    Iowa 7-0 Howard Jones BR
    Princeton 8-0 William Roper BS, CFRA, NCF, PD, SR
    Vanderbilt 8-0-1 Dan McGugin B(QPRS)
1923 California 9-0-1 Andy Smith HS
    Cornell 8-0 Gil Dobie SR
    Illinois 8-0 Robert Zuppke BS, CFRA, HAF, NCF, PD, SR, B(QPRS)
    Michigan 8-0 Fielding H. Yost BR, NCF
    Yale 8-0 Tad Jones B(QPRS)
1924 Notre Dame 10-0 Knute Rockne BR, BS, CFRA, DiS, HAF, HS, NCF, PS, SR, B(QPRS)
    Penn 9-1-1 Lou Young PD
1925 Alabama 10-0 Wallace Wade BR, BS, CFRA, HAF, HS, NCF, PS, SR, B(QPRS)
    Dartmouth 8-0 Jesse Hawley DiS, PD
    Michigan 7-1 Fielding H. Yost SR
1926 Alabama 9-0-1 Wallace Wade BR, CFRA, HAF, NCF, PS, B(QPRS)
    Lafayette 9-0 Herb McCracken PD
    Michigan 7-1 Fielding H. Yost SR
    Navy 9-0-1 Bill Ingram BS, HS
    Stanford 10-0-1 Glenn "Pop" Warner DiS, HAF, NCF, SR
1927 Georgia 9-1 George Cecil Woodruff BS, PS, B(QPRS)
    Illinois 7-0-1 Robert Zuppke BR, DiS, HAF, NCF, PD
    Notre Dame 7-1-1 Knute Rockne HS
    Texas A&M 8-0-1 Dana X. Bible SR
    Yale 7-1 Thomas Jones CFRA
1928 Detroit 9-0 Gus Dorais PD
    Georgia Tech 10-0 William Alexander BR, BS, CFRA, HAF, HS, NCF, PD, PS, SR, B(QPRS)
    USC 9-0-1 Howard Jones DiS, SR
1929 Notre Dame 9-0 Knute Rockne BR, BS, CFRA, DiS, DuS, HAF, NCF, PS, SR
    Pittsburgh 9-1 Jock Sutherland PD
    USC 10-2 Howard Jones HS, SR, B(QPRS)
1930 Alabama 10-0 Wallace Wade CFRA, PD, SR, B(QPRS)
    Notre Dame 10-0 Knute Rockne BR, BS, DiS, DuS, HAF, HS, NCF, PD, PS
1931 Pittsburgh 8-1 Jock Sutherland PD
    Purdue 9-1 Noble Kizer PD
    USC 10-1 Howard Jones BR, BS, CFRA, DiS, DuS, HAF, HS, NCF, PS, SR, WS, B(QPRS)
1932 Colgate 9-0 Andrew Kerr PD
    Michigan 8-0 Harry Kipke DiS, PD, SR
    USC 10-0 Howard Jones BR, BS, CFRA, DuS, HAF, HS, NCF, PD, PS, SR, WS, B(QPRS)
1933 Michigan 7-0-1 Harry Kipke BR, BS, CFRA, DiS, HAF, HS, NCF, PD, PS, SR, B(QPRS)
    Ohio State 7-1 Sam Willaman DuS
    Princeton 9-0 Fritz Crisler PD
    USC 10-1-1 Howard Jones WS
1934 Alabama 10-0 Frank Thomas DuS, HS, PS, WS, B(QPRS)
    Minnesota 8-0 Bernie Bierman BR, BS, CFRA, DiS, HAF, L, NCF, SR
1935 LSU 9-2 Bernie Moore WS
    Minnesota 8-0 Bernie Bierman BR, BS, CFRA, HAF, L, NCF, PS
    Princeton 9-0 Fritz Crisler DuS
    SMU 12-1 Matty Bell DiS, HS, SR, B(QPRS)
    TCU 12-1 Dutch Meyer WS
1936 Duke 9-1 Wallace Wade B(QPRS)
    LSU 9-1-1 Bernie Moore SR, WS
    Minnesota 7-1 Bernie Bierman AP, BR, DiS, DuS, HAF, L, NCF, PS
    Pittsburgh 8-1-1 Jock Sutherland BS, CFRA, HS
1937 California 10-0-1 Stub Allison DuS, HAF
    Pittsburgh 9-0-1 Jock Sutherland AP, BR, BS, CFRA, DiS, HS, L, NCF, PS, SR, WS, B(QPRS)
1938 Notre Dame 8-1 Elmer Layden DiS
    TCU 11-0 Dutch Meyer AP, HAF, NCF, WS
    Tennessee 11-0 Robert Neyland BR, BS, CFRA, DuS, HS, L, PS, SR, B(QPRS)
1939 Cornell 8-0 Carl Snavely L, SR
    Texas A&M 11-0 Homer Norton AP, BR, BS, CFRA, DeS, DuS, HAF, HS, NCF, PS, SR, WS, B(QPRS)
    USC 8-0-2 Howard Jones DiS
1940 Minnesota 8-0 Bernie Bierman AP, B(QPRS), BS, CFRA, DeS, DiS, HS, L, NCF, SR
    Stanford 10-0 Clark Shaughnessy BR, HAF, PS
    Tennessee 10-1 Robert Neyland DuS, WS
1941 Alabama 9-2 Frank Thomas HS
    Minnesota 8-0 Bernie Bierman AP, BR, BS, CFRA, DeS, DuS, HAF, L, NCF, PS, SR
    Texas 8-1-1 Dana X. Bible B(QPRS), WS
1942 Georgia 11-1 Wally Butts B(QPRS), BR, DeS, HS, L, PS, SR, WS
    Ohio State 9-1 Paul Brown AP, BS, DuS, CFRA, NCF
    Wisconsin 8-1-1 Harry Stuhldreher HAF
1943 Notre Dame 9-1 Frank Leahy AP, B(QPRS), BR, BS, CFRA, DeS, DuS, HAF, HS, L, NCF, PS, SR, WS
1944 Army 9-0 Earl Blaik AP, B(QPRS), BR, BS, CFRA, DeS, DuS, HAF, HS, L, NCF, PS, SR, WS
    Ohio State 9-0 Carroll Widdoes NCF, SR
1945 Alabama 10-0 Frank Thomas NCF
    Army 9-0 Earl Blaik AP, B(QPRS), BR, BS, CFRA, DeS, DuS, HAF, HS, L, NCF, PS, SR, WS
    Ohio State 7-2 Carroll Widdoes BR
    Oklahoma A&M 9-0 Jim Lookabaugh BRC
1946 Army 9-0-1 Earl Blaik BR, BS, CFRA, HAF, HS, PS
    Georgia 11-0 Wally Butts WS
    Notre Dame 8-0-1 Frank Leahy AP, B(QPRS), BS, DeS, DuS, HAF, L, NCF, PS, SR
1947 Michigan 10-0 Fritz Crisler B(QPRS), BR, BS, CFRA, DeS, DuS, HAF, HS, L, NCF, PS, SR
    Notre Dame 9-0 Frank Leahy AP, HAF, WS
1948 Michigan 9-0 Bennie Oosterbaan AP, B(QPRS), BR, BS, CFRA, DeS, DuS, HAF, HS, L, NCF, PS, SR, WS
1949 Notre Dame 10-0 Frank Leahy AP, B(QPRS), BR, BS, DeS, DuS, HAF, HS, L, NCF, PS, SR, WS
    Oklahoma 11-0 Bud Wilkinson CFRA
1950 Kentucky 11-1 Paul "Bear" Bryant SR
    Oklahoma 10-1 Bud Wilkinson AP, B(QPRS), HAF, L, UP, WS
    Princeton 9-0 Charley Caldwell BS, PS
    Tennessee 11-1 Robert Neyland BR, CFRA, DeS, DuS, NCF, SR
1951 Georgia Tech 11-0-1 Bobby Dodd B(QPRS), BS
    Illinois 9-0-1 Ray Eliot BS
    Maryland 10-0 Jim Tatum CFRA, DeS, DuS, NCF, SR
    Michigan State 9-0 Biggie Munn BR, HAF, PS
    Tennessee 10-1 Robert Neyland AP, L, UP, WS
1952 Georgia Tech 12-0 Bobby Dodd B(QPRS), BR, INS, PS, SR
    Michigan State 9-0 Biggie Munn AP, BS, CFRA, DeS, DuS, HAF, L, NCF, SR, UP, WS
1953 Maryland 10-1 Jim Tatum AP, INS, UP
    Notre Dame 9-0-1 Frank Leahy BR, BS, DeS, DuS, HAF, L, NCF, PS, SR, WS
    Oklahoma 9-1-1 Bud Wilkinson B(QPRS), CFRA
1954 Ohio State 10-0 Woody Hayes AP, B(QPRS), BR, BS, CFRA, DeS, HAF, INS, NCF, PS, SR, WS
    UCLA 9-0 Henry Sanders CFRA, DuS, FWAA, HAF, L, NCF, UP
1955 Michigan State 9-1 Duffy Daugherty BS
    Oklahoma 11-0 Bud Wilkinson AP, B(QPRS), BR, CFRA, DeS, DuS, FWAA, HAF, INS, L, NCF, PS, SR, UP, WS
1956 Georgia Tech 10-1 Bobby Dodd B(QPRS), SR
    Iowa 9-1 Forest Evashevski CFRA
    Oklahoma 10-0 Bud Wilkinson AP, BR, BS, DeS, DuS, FWAA, HAF, INS, L, NCF, SR, UP, WS
    Tennessee 10-1 Bowden Wyatt SR
1957 Auburn 10-0 Ralph Jordan AP, BR, CFRA, HAF, NCF, PS, SR, WS
    Michigan State 8-1 Duffy Daugherty DuS
    Ohio State 9-1 Woody Hayes BS, DeS, FWAA, INS, L, UP
    Oklahoma 10-1 Bud Wilkinson B(QPRS)
1958 Iowa 8-1-1 Forest Evashevski FWAA
    LSU 11-0 Paul Dietzel AP, B(QPRS), BR, BS, CFRA, DeS, DuS, FN, HAF, L, NCF, PS, SR, UPI, WS
1959 Ole Miss 10-1 Johnny Vaught B(QPRS), DuS, SR
    Syracuse 11-0 Ben Schwartzwalder AP, BR, BS, CFRA, DeS, FN, FWAA, HAF, L, NCF, NFF, PS, SR, UPI, WS
1960 Iowa 8-1 Forest Evashevski B(QPRS), BS, L, SR
    Minnesota 8-2 Murray Warmath AP, FN, NFF, UPI
    Ole Miss 10-0-1 Johnny Vaught BR, CFRA, DeS, DuS, FWAA, NCF, WS
    Missouri 11-0* Dan Devine PS
    Washington 10-1 Jim Owens HAF
1961 Alabama 11-0 Paul "Bear" Bryant AP, B(QPRS), BR, CFRA, DeS, DuS, FN, HAF, L, NCF, NFF, SR, UPI, WS
    Ohio State 8-0-1 Woody Hayes FWAA, PS
1962 LSU 9-1-1 Charles McClendon B(QPRS)
    Ole Miss 10-0 Johnny Vaught BR, L, SR
    USC 11-0 John McKay AP, B(QPRS), CFRA, DeS, DuS, FN, FWAA, HAF, NCF, NFF, PS, UPI, WS
1963 Texas 11-0 Darrell Royal AP, B(QPRS), BR, CFRA, DeS, DuS, FN, FWAA, HAF, L, NCF, NFF, PS, SR, UPI, WS
1964 Alabama 10-1 Paul "Bear" Bryant AP, B(QPRS), L, UPI
    Arkansas 11-0 Frank Broyles BR, CFRA, FWAA, HAF, NCF, PS, SR
    Michigan 9-1 Bump Elliott DuS
    Notre Dame 9-1 Ara Parseghian DeS, FN, NFF
1965 Alabama 9-1-1 Paul "Bear" Bryant AP, CFRA, FWAA, NCF
    Michigan State 10-1 Duffy Daugherty B(QPRS), BR, DeS, DuS, FN, FWAA, HAF, L, NFF, PS, SR, UPI
1966 Alabama 11-0 Paul "Bear" Bryant B(QPRS), SR
    Michigan State 9-0-1 Duffy Daugherty CFRA, HAF, NFF, PS
    Notre Dame 9-0-1 Ara Parseghian AP, BR, DeS, DuS, FN, FWAA, HAF, L, MGR, NCF, NFF, PS, SR, UPI
1967 Notre Dame 8-2 Ara Parseghian DuS
    Oklahoma 10-1 Chuck Fairbanks PS
    USC 10-1 John McKay AP, B(QPRS), BR, CFRA, DeS, FN, FWAA, HAF, MGR, NCF, NFF, SR, UPI
    Tennessee 9-2 Doug Dickey L
1968 Georgia 8-1-2 Vince Dooley L
    Ohio State 10-0 Woody Hayes AP, B(QPRS), BR, CFRA, DuS, FN, FWAA, HAF, NCF, NFF, PS, R(FACT), SR, UPI
    Texas 9-1-1 Darrell Royal DeS, MGR, SR
1969 Ohio State 8-1 Woody Hayes MGR
    Penn State 11-0 Joe Paterno R(FACT), SR
    Texas 11-0 Darrell Royal AP, B(QPRS), BR, CFRA, DeS, DuS, FN, FWAA, HAF, L, NCF, NFF, PS, R(FACT), SR, UPI
1970 Arizona State 11-0 Frank Kush PS
    Nebraska 11-0-1 Bob Devaney AP, BR, CFRA, DeS, DuS, FN, FWAA, HAF, NCF, R(FACT), SR
    Notre Dame 10-1 Ara Parseghian MGR, R(FACT), SR
    Ohio State 9-1 Woody Hayes NFF
    Texas 10-1 Darrell Royal B(QPRS), L, NFF, R(FACT), UPI
1971 Nebraska 13-0 Bob Devaney AP, B(QPRS), BR, CFRA, DeS, DuS, FN, FWAA, HAF, L, MGR, NCF, NFF, PS, R(FACT), SR, UPI
1972 USC 12-0 John McKay AP, B(QPRS), BR, CFRA, DeS, DuS, FN, FWAA, HAF, L, MGR, NCF, NFF, PS, R(FACT), SR, UPI
1973 Alabama 11-1 Paul "Bear" Bryant B(QPRS), UPI
    Michigan 10-0-1 Bo Schembechler NCF, PS
    Notre Dame 11-0 Ara Parseghian AP, BR, FN, FWAA, HAF, NCF, NFF
    Ohio State 10-0-1 Woody Hayes NCF, PS, R(FACT), SR
    Oklahoma 10-0-1 Barry Switzer CFRA, DeS, DuS, SR
1974 Ohio State 10-2 Woody Hayes MGR
    Oklahoma 11-0 Barry Switzer AP, B(QPRS), BR, CFRA, DeS, DuS, FN, HAF, L, NCF, PS, R(FACT), SR
    USC 10-1-1 John McKay FWAA, HAF, NCF, NFF, UPI
1975 Alabama 11-1 Paul "Bear" Bryant MGR
    Arizona State 12-0 Frank Kush NCF, SN
    Ohio State 11-1 Woody Hayes B(QPRS), HAF, MGR, PS, R(FACT)
    Oklahoma 11-1 Barry Switzer AP, BR, CFRA, DeS, DuS, FN, FWAA, HAF, NCF, NFF, R(FACT), SR, UPI
1976 Pittsburgh 12-0 Johnny Majors AP, BR, FN, FWAA, HAF, NCF, NFF, PS, R(FACT), SN, SR, UPI
    USC 11-1 John Robinson B(QPRS), BR, CFRA, DeS, DuS, MGR
1977 Alabama 11-1 Paul "Bear" Bryant CFRA
    Arkansas 11-1 Lou Holtz R(FACT)
    Notre Dame 11-1 Dan Devine AP, BR, CFRA, DeS, DuS, FN, FWAA, HAF, MGR, NCF, NFF, PS, R(FACT), SN, SR, UPI
    Texas 11-1 Fred Akers B(QPRS), R(FACT), SR
1978 Alabama 11-1 Paul "Bear" Bryant AP, CFRA, FWAA, HAF, NCF, NFF, R(FACT)
    Oklahoma 11-1 Barry Switzer DeS, DuS, HAF, L, MGR, PS, R(FACT), SR
    USC 12-1 John Robinson B(QPRS), BR, FN, HAF, NCF, R(FACT), SN, SR, UPI
1979 Alabama 12-0 Paul "Bear" Bryant AP, B(QPRS), BR, DeS, DuS, FN, FWAA, HAF, MGR, NCF, NFF, NYT, PS, R(FACT), SN, SR, UPI
    USC 11-0-1 John Robinson CFRA
1980 Florida State 10-2 Bobby Bowden R(FACT)
    Georgia 12-0 Vince Dooley AP, B(QPRS), BR, FN, FWAA, HAF, NCF, NFF, PS, R(FACT), SN, SR, UPI
    Nebraska 10-2 Tom Osborne R(FACT)
    Oklahoma 10-2 Barry Switzer DuS, MGR
    Pittsburgh 11-1 Jackie Sherrill CFRA, DeS, NYT, R(FACT), SR
1981 Clemson 12-0 Danny Ford AP, B(QPRS), BR, CFRA, DeS, FN, FWAA, HAF, L, MGR, NCF, NFF, NYT, PS, R(FACT), SN, SR, UPI
    Nebraska 9-3 Tom Osborne NCF
    Penn State 10-2 Joe Paterno DuS
    Pittsburgh 11-1 Jackie Sherrill NCF
    SMU 10-1 Ron Meyer NCF
    Texas 10-1-1 Fred Akers NCF
1982 Nebraska 12-1 Tom Osborne B(QPRS)
    Penn State 11-1 Joe Paterno AP, BR, CFRA, DeS, DuS, FN, FWAA, HAF, L, MGR, NCF, NFF, NYT, PS, R(FACT), SN, SR, UPI, USAT
    SMU 11-0-1 Bobby Collins HAF
1983 Auburn 11-1 Pat Dye BR, CFRA, NYT, R(FACT), SR
    Miami (FL) 11-1 Howard Schnellenberger AP, DuS, FN, FWAA, NCF, NFF, SN, UPI, USAT/CNN
    Nebraska 12-1 Tom Osborne B(QPRS), DeS, L, MGR, PS, R(FACT), SR
1984 BYU 13-0 LaVell Edwards AP, BR, CFRA, FWAA, NCF, NFF, PS, SR, UPI, USAT/CNN
    Florida 9-1-1 Galen Hall DeS, DuS, MGR, NYT, R(FACT), SN, SR
    Nebraska 10-2 Tom Osborne L
    Washington 11-1 Don James B(QPRS), FN, NCF
1985 Florida 9-1-1 Galen Hall SR
    Michigan 10-1-1 Bo Schembechler MGR
    Oklahoma 11-1 Barry Switzer AP, B(QPRS), BR, CFRA, DeS, DuS, FN, FWAA, NCF, NFF, NYT, R(FACT), SN, UPI, USAT/CNN
1986 Miami (FL) 11-1 Jimmy Johnson R(FACT)
    Oklahoma 11-1 Barry Switzer B(QPRS), CFRA, DeS, DuS, NYT, SR
    Penn State 12-0 Joe Paterno AP, BR, FN, FWAA, MGR, NCF, NFF, R(FACT), SN, SR, UPI, USAT/CNN
1987 Florida State 11-1 Bobby Bowden B(QPRS)
    Miami (FL) 12-0 Jimmy Johnson AP, BR, CFRA, DeS, DuS, ERS, FN, FWAA, MGR, NCF, NFF, NYT, R(FACT), SN, SR, UPI, USAT/CNN
1988 Miami (FL) 11-1 Jimmy Johnson B(QPRS)
    Notre Dame 12-0 Lou Holtz AP, BR, CFRA, DeS, DuS, ERS, FN, FWAA, MGR, NCF, NFF, NYT, R(FACT), SN, SR, UPI, USAT/CNN
1989 Miami (FL) 11-1 Dennis Erickson AP, BR, CFRA, DeS, DuS, FN, FWAA, MGR, NCF, NFF, NYT, R(FACT), SN, UPI, USAT/CNN
    Notre Dame 12-1 Lou Holtz B(QPRS), ERS, R(FACT), SR
1990 Colorado 11-1-1 Bill McCartney AP, B(QPRS), BR, CFRA, DeS, FN, FWAA, MGR, NCF, NFF, R(FACT), SN, USAT/CNN
    Georgia Tech 11-0-1 Bobby Ross DuS, NCF, R(FACT), SR, UPI
    Miami (FL) 10-2 Dennis Erickson ERS, NYT, R(FACT), SR
    Washington 10-2 Don James R(FACT)
1991 Miami (FL) 12-0 Dennis Erickson AP, BR, CFRA, ERS, NCF, NYT, SN, SR
    Washington 12-0 Don James B(QPRS), DeS, DuS, FN, FWAA, MGR, NCF, R(FACT), SR, UPI/NFF, USAT/CNN
1992 Alabama 13-0 Gene Stallings AP, B(QPRS), BR, CFRA, DeS, DuS, ERS, FN, FWAA, MGR, NCF, NYT, R(FACT), SN, SR, UPI/NFF, USAT/CNN
    Florida State 11-1 Bobby Bowden SR
1993 Auburn 11-0 Terry Bowden NCF
    Florida State 12-1 Bobby Bowden AP, B(QPRS), BR, CCR, DeS, DuS, ERS, FN, FWAA, NCF, NYT, R(FACT), SN, SR, UPI, USAT/CNN, USAT/NFF
    Nebraska 11-1 Tom Osborne NCF
    Notre Dame 11-1 Lou Holtz MGR, NCF
1994 Florida State 10-1-1 Bobby Bowden DuS
    Nebraska 13-0 Tom Osborne AP, AS, B(QPRS), BR, FN, FWAA, NCF, R(FACT), SN, SR, UPI, USAT/CNN, USAT/NFF
    Penn State 12-0 Joe Paterno CCR, DeS, ERS, MGR, NCF, NYT, R(FACT), SR
1995 Nebraska 12-0 Tom Osborne AP, AS, B(QPRS), BR, CCR, DeS, DuS, ERS, FN, FWAA, MGR, NCF, NFF, NYT, R(FACT), SN, SR, UPI, USAT/CNN
1996 Florida 12-1 Steve Spurrier AP, B(QPRS), BR, CCR, DeS, DuS, ERS, FN, FWAA, MGR, NCF, NFF, NYT, R(FACT), SN, SR, USAT/CNN
    Florida State 11-1 Bobby Bowden AS
1997 Michigan 12-0 Lloyd Carr AP, BR, FN, FWAA, NCF, NFF, SN
    Nebraska 13-0 Tom Osborne A&H, AS, B(QPRS), BR, CCR, DeS, DuS, ERS, MGR, NCF, NYT, R(FACT), SR, USAT/ESPN
1998 Ohio State 11-1 John Cooper SRb
    Tennessee 13-0 Phillip Fulmer A&H, AP, AS, B(QPRS), BCS, BR, CCR, DeS, DuS, ERS, FN, FWAA, MGR, NCF, NFF, NYT, R(FACT), SN, USAT/ESPN
1999 Florida State 12-0 Bobby Bowden A&H, AP, B(QPRS), BCS, BR, CCR, DeS, DuS, ERS, FN, FWAA, MCFR, MGR, NCF, NFF, NYT, R(FACT), SN, SR, USAT/ESPN
2000 Miami (FL) 11-1 Butch Davis NYT
    Oklahoma 13-0 Bob Stoops A&H, AP, B(QPRS), BCS, BR, CCR, DeS, DuS, ERS, FN, FWAA, MCFR, MGR, NCF, NFF, R(FACT), SN, SR, USAT/ESPN
2001 Miami (FL) 12-0 Larry Coker A&H, AP, B(QPRS), BCS, BR, CCR, CM, DeS, DuS, ERS, FN, FWAA, MCFR, MGR, NFF, NYT, R(FACT), SN, SR, USAT/ESPN, W
2002 Ohio State 14-0 Jim Tressel A&H, AP, B(QPRS), BCS, BR, CCR, CM, DeS, ERS, FN, FWAA, MCFR, NFF, NYT, R(FACT), SN, SR, USAT/ESPN, W
    USC 11-2 Pete Carroll DuS, MGR, SR
2003 LSU 13-1 Nick Saban A&H, BCS, BR, CM, DeS, DuS, MCFR, NFF, R(FACT), SR, USAT/ESPN, W
    Oklahoma 12-2 Bob Stoops B(QPRS)
    USC 12-1 Pete Carroll AP, CCR, ERS, FWAA, MGR, NYT, SN
2004 USCc 11-0d Pete Carroll A&H, AP, B(QPRS), BR, CCR, CM, DeS, DuS, ERS, MCFR, MGR, NFF, NYT, R(FACT), SN, SR, W
Vacated:c BCS, FWAA, USAT/ESPN
2005 Texas 13-0 Mack Brown A&H, AP, B(QPRS), BCS, BR, CCR, CM, DeS, DuS, ERS, FWAA, MCFR, MGR, NFF, R(FACT), SN, SR, USAT, W
2006 Florida 13-1 Urban Meyer A&H, AP, B(QPRS), BCS, BR, CCR, CM, DuS, FWAA, MCFR, MGR, NFF, R(FACT), SN, SR, USAT, W
    Ohio State 12-1 Jim Tressel DeS, R(FACT)
2007 LSU 12-2 Les Miles AP, B(QPRS), BCS, BR, CCR, CM, FWAA, MCFR, NFF, SR, USAT, W
    Missouri 12-2 Gary Pinkel A&H
    USC 11-2 Pete Carroll DuSe
2008 Florida 13-1 Urban Meyer AP, B(QPRS), BCS, BR, CCR, CM, DuS, FWAA, NFF, SR, USAT
    Utah 13-0 Kyle Whittingham A&H, MCFR, W
2009 Alabama 14-0 Nick Saban A&H, AP, B(QPRS), BCS, BR, CCR, CFRA, CM, DuS, FWAA, MCFR, NFF, SR, USAT, W
2010 Auburn 14-0 Gene Chizik A&H, AP, B(QPRS), BCS, BR, CFRA, CM, DuS, FWAA, MCFR, NFF, SR, USAT, W
    TCU 13-0 Gary Patterson CCR
2011 Alabama 12-1 Nick Saban AP, B(QPRS), BCS, BR, CFRA, DuS, FWAA, MCFR, NFF, SR, USAT, W
    LSU 13-1 Les Miles A&H, CCR
    Oklahoma State 12-1 Mike Gundy CM
2012 Alabama 13-1 Nick Saban A&H, AP, BCS, BR, CCR, CFRA, DuS, FWAA, MCFR, NFF, SR, USAT, W
    Notre Dame 12-1 Brian Kelly CM
2013 Florida State 14-0 Jimbo Fisher A&H, AP, BCS, BR, CCR, CFRA, CM, DuS, FWAA, MCFR, NFF, SR, USAT, W
2014 Ohio State 14-1 Urban Meyer A&H, AP, BR, CCR, CFP, CFRA, CM, DuS, FWAA/NFF, MCFR, SR, USAT/AMWAY, W
2015 Alabama 14-1 Nick Saban A&H, AP, BR, CCR, CFP, CFRA, CM, DuS, FWAA/NFF, MCFR, SR, USAT/AMWAY, W
2016 Alabama 14-1 Nick Saban CCR, CM, DuS
    Clemson 14-1 Dabo Swinney A&H, AP, BR, CFP, CFRA, FWAA/NFF, MCFR, SR, USAT/AMWAY, W
2017 Alabama 13-1 Nick Saban A&H, AP, BR, CCR, CFP, CFRA, DuS, FWAA/NFF, MCFR, SR, USAT/AMWAY, W
    Central Florida 13-0 Scott Frost CM
2018 Clemson 15-0 Dabo Swinney A&H, AP, BR, CCR, CFP, CFRA, CM, FWAA/NFF, MCFR, SR, USAT/AMWAY, W

Selector Name Seasons
A&H Anderson & Hester 1997-present
AS Alderson System 1994-1998
B(QPRS) Berryman (QPRS) 1920-1989, 1990-2011
BR Billingsley Reporta 1869-1870, 1872-1969, 1970-present
BS Boand System 1919-1929, 1930-1960
CCR Congrove Computer Rankings 1993-present
CM Colley Matrix 1992-present
CW Caspar Whitney 1905-1907
DeS DeVold System 1939-1944, 1945-2006
DiS Dickinson System 1924-1925, 1926-1940
DuS Dunkel System 1929-present
ERS Eck Ratings System 1987-2005
HS Houlgate System 1885, 1887-1905, 1907-1926, 1927-1949
L Litkenhous 1934-1972, 1974, 1978, 1981-1984
MCFR Massey College Football Ratings 1995-present
MGR Matthews Grid Ratings 1966-1972, 1974-2006
NYT The New York Times 1979-2004
PS Poling System 1924-1934, 1935-1955, 1957-1984
R(FACT) Rothman (FACT) 1968-2006
SR Sagarin Ratings 1919-1977, 1978-present
W Wolfe 2001-present
WS Williamson System 1931, 1932-1963

>a - Parke Davis' selection for 1901, as published in the 1935 Spalding's Foot Ball Guide (which he himself edited until his death), was Harvard.
>b - The NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records book lists Sagarin as having selected Tennessee, 114 while Sagarin's official website gives Ohio State as its 1998 selection.
>c - The FWAA stripped USC of its 2004 Grantland Rice Trophy and vacated the selection of its national champion for 2004. The BCS also vacated USC's participation in the 2005 Orange Bowl and USC's 2004 BCS National Championship, and the AFCA Coaches Poll Trophy was returned.
>d - Record does not count wins against UCLA, or against Oklahoma in the BCS Championship game on January 4, 2005, as they were vacated by the NCAA.
>e - The NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records book lists Dunkel as having selected LSU, 114 while Dunkel's official website gives USC as its 2007 selection.


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