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Season Date Champion Coach Record Result (voted #1 by)
2020 Jan. 11, 2021 Alabama Nick Saban 13-0-0 won CFP Championship, 52-24 vs Ohio State
2019 Jan. 13, 2020 Louisiana State Ed Orgeron 15-0-0 won CFP Championship, 42-25 vs Clemson
2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Clemson Dabo Swinney 15-0-0 won CFP Championship, 56-44 vs Alabama
2017 Jan. 8, 2018 Alabama Nick Saban 13-1-0 won CFP Championship, 26-23 vs Georgia
2016 Jan. 9, 2017 Clemson Dabo Swinney 14-1-0 won CFP Championship, 35-31 vs Alabama
2015 Jan. 11, 2016 Alabama Nick Saban 14-1-0 won CFP Championship, 45-40 vs Clemson
2014 Jan. 12, 2015 Ohio State Urban Meyer 14-1-0 won CFP Championship, 42-20 vs Oregon
2013 Jan. 16, 2014 Florida State Jimbo Fisher 14-0-0 won BCS Championship, 34-31 vs Auburn
2012 Jan. 7, 2013 Alabama Nick Saban 13-1-0 won BCS Championship, 42-14 vs Notre Dame
2011 Jan. 9, 2012 Alabama Nick Saban 12-1-0 won BCS Championship, 21-0 vs Louisiana State
2010 Jan. 10, 2011 Auburn Gene Chizik 14-0-0 won BCS Championship, 22-19 vs Oregon
2009 Jan. 7, 2010 Alabama Nick Saban 14-0-0 won BCS Championship, 37-21 vs Texas
2008 Jan. 8, 2009 Florida Urban Meyer 13-1-0 won BCS Championship, 24-14 vs Oklahoma
2007 Jan. 7, 2008 Louisiana State Les Miles 12-2-0 won BCS Championship, 38-24 vs Ohio State
2006 Jan. 8, 2007 Florida Urban Meyer 13-1-0 won BCS Championship, 41-14 vs Ohio State
2005 Jan. 4, 2006 Texas Mack Brown 13-0-0 won Rose Bowl, 41-38 vs Southern Cal (AP/USA)
2004 Jan. 4, 2005 Southern Cal Pete Carroll 13-0-0 won Orange Bowl, 55-19 vs Oklahoma (AP/USA)**
2003 Jan. 1, 2004 Southern Cal Pete Carroll 12-1-0 won Rose Bowl, 28-14 vs Michigan (AP)
2003 Jan. 4, 2004 Louisiana State Nick Saban 13-1-0 won Sugar Bowl, 21-14 vs Oklahoma (USA)
2002 Jan. 3, 2003 Ohio State Jim Tressel 14-0-0 won Fiesta Bowl, 31-24 vs Ohio State (AP/USA)
2001 Jan. 3, 2002 Miami FL Larry Coker 12-0-0 won Rose Bowl, 37-14 vs Nebraska (AP/USA)
2000 Jan. 3, 2001 Oklahoma Bob Stoops 13-0-0 won Orange Bowl, 13-2 vs Florida State (AP/USA)
1999 Jan. 4, 2000 Florida State Bobby Bowden 12-0-0 won Sugar Bowl, 46-29 vs Virginia Tech (AP/USA)
1998 Jan. 4, 1999 Tennessee Phillip Fulmer 13-0-0 won Fiesta Bowl, 23-16 vs Florida State (AP/USA)
1997 Jan. 2, 1998 Nebraska Tom Osborne 13-0-0 won Orange Bowl, 42-17 vs Tennessee (USA)
1997 Jan. 1, 1998 Michigan Lloyd Carr 12-0-0 won Rose Bowl, 21-16 vs Washington State (AP)
1996 Jan. 2, 1997 Florida Steve Spurrier 12-1-0 won Sugar Bowl, 52-20 vs Florida State (AP/USA)
1995 Jan. 2, 1996 Nebraska Tom Osborne 12-0-0 won Fiesta Bowl, 62-24 vs Florida (AP/USA)
1994 Jan. 1, 1995 Nebraska Tom Osborne 13-0-0 won Orange Bowl, 24-17 vs Miami (AP/USA)
1993 Jan. 1, 1994 Florida State Bobby Bowden 12-1-0 won Orange Bowl, 18-16 vs Nebraska (AP/USA)
1992 Jan. 1, 1993 Alabama Gene Stallings 13-0-0 won Sugar Bowl, 34-13 vs Miami (AP/USA)
1991 Jan. 1, 1992 Miami FL Dennis Erickson 12-0-0 won Orange Bowl, 22-0 vs Nebraska (AP)
1991 Jan. 1, 1992 Washington Don James 12-0-0 won Rose Bowl, 34-14 vs Michigan (USA)
1990 Jan. 1, 1991 Colorado Bill McCartney 11-1-1 won Orange Bowl, 10-9 vs Notre Dame (AP)
1990 Jan. 1, 1991 Georgia Tech Bobby Ross 11-0-1 won Citrus Bowl, 45-21 vs Nebraska (UPI)
1989 Jan. 1, 1990 Miami FL Dennis Erickson 11-1-0 won Sugar Bowl, 33-25 vs Alabama (AP/UPI)
1988 Jan. 2, 1989 Notre Dame Lou Holtz 12-0-0 won Fiesta Bowl, 34-21 vs West Virginia (AP/UPI)
1987 Jan. 1, 1988 Miami FL Jimmy Johnson 12-0-0 won Orange Bowl, 20-14 vs Oklahoma (AP/UPI)
1986 Jan. 2, 1987 Penn State Joe Paterno 12-0-0 won Fiesta Bowl, 14-10 vs Miami (AP/UPI)
1985 Jan. 1, 1986 Oklahoma Barry Switzer 11-1-0 won Orange Bowl, 25-10 vs Penn State (AP/UPI)
1984 Dec. 21, 1984 Brigham Young LaVell Edwards 13-0-0 won Holiday Bowl, 24-17 vs Michigan (AP/UPI)
1983 Jan. 2, 1984 Miami FL Howard Schnellenberger 11-1-0 won Orange Bowl, 31-30 vs Nebraska (AP/UPI)
1982 Jan. 1, 1983 Penn State Joe Paterno 11-1-0 won Sugar Bowl, 27-23 vs Georgia (AP/UPI)
1981 Jan. 1, 1982 Clemson Danny Ford 12-0-0 won Orange Bowl, 22-15 vs Nebraska (AP/UPI)
1980 Jan. 1, 1981 Georgia Vince Dooley 12-0-0 won Sugar Bowl, 17-10 vs Notre Dame (AP/UPI)
1979 Jan. 1, 1980 Alabama Paul "Bear" Bryant 12-0-0 won Sugar Bowl, 24-9 vs Arkansas (AP/UPI)
1978 Jan. 1, 1979 Alabama Paul "Bear" Bryant 11-1-0 won Sugar Bowl, 47-7 vs Penn State (AP)
1978 Jan. 1, 1979 Southern Cal John Robinson 12-1-0 won Rose Bowl, 17-10 vs Michigan (UPI)
1977 Jan. 2, 1978 Notre Dame Dan Devine 11-1-0 won Cotton Bowl, 38-10 vs Texas (AP/UPI)
1976 Jan. 1, 1977 Pittsburgh Johnny Majors 12-0-0 won Sugar Bowl, 27-3 vs Georgia (AP/UPI)
1975 Jan. 1, 1976 Oklahoma Barry Switzer 11-1-0 won Orange Bowl, 14-6 va Michigan (AP/UPI)
1974 Oklahoma Barry Switzer 11-0-0 no bowl (AP)
1974 Jan. 1, 1975 Southern Cal John McKay 10-1-1 won Rose Bowl, 18-17 vs Ohio State (UPI)
1973 Dec. 31, 1973 Notre Dame Ara Parseghian 11-0-0 won Sugar Bowl, 24-23 vs Alabama (AP)
1973 Dec. 31, 1973 Alabama Paul "Bear" Bryant 11-1-0 lost Sugar Bowl, 23-24 vs Notre Dame (UPI)
1972 Jan. 1, 1973 Southern Cal John McKay 12-0-0 won Rose Bowl, 42-17 vs Ohio State (AP/UPI)
1971 Jan. 1, 1972 Nebraska Bob Devaney 13-0-0 won Orange Bowl, 38-6 vs Alabama (AP/UPI)
1970 Jan. 1, 1971 Nebraska Bob Devaney 11-0-1 won Orange Bowl, 17-12 vs Louisiana State (AP)
1970 Jan. 1, 1971 Texas Darrell Royal 10-1-0 lost Cotton Bowl, 11-24 vs Notre Dame (UPI)
1969 Jan. 1, 1970 Texas Darrell Royal 11-0-0 won Cotton Bowl, 21-17 vs Notre Dame (AP/UPI)
1968 Jan. 1, 1969 Ohio State Woody Hayes 10-0-0 won Rose Bowl, 27-16 vs Southern Cal (AP/UPI)
1967 Jan. 1, 1968 Southern Cal John McKay 10-1-0 won Rose Bowl, 14-3 vs Indiana (AP/UPI)
1966 Notre Dame Ara Parseghian 9-0-1 no bowl (AP/UPI)
1965 Jan. 1, 1966 Alabama Paul "Bear" Bryant 9-1-1 won Orange Bowl, 39-28 vs Nebraska (AP)
1965 Jan. 1, 1966 Michigan State Duffy Daughtery 10-1-0 lost Rose Bowl, 12-14 vs UCLA (UPI)
1964 Jan. 1, 1965 Alabama Paul "Bear" Bryant 10-1-0 lost Orange Bowl, 17-21 vs Texas (AP/UPI)
1963 Jan. 1, 1964 Texas Darrell Royal 11-0-0 won Cotton Bowl, 28-6 vs Navy (AP/UPI)
1962 Jan. 1, 1963 Southern Cal John McKay 11-0-0 won Rose Bowl, 42-37 vs Wisconsin (AP/UPI)
1961 Jan. 1, 1962 Alabama Paul "Bear" Bryant 11-0-0 won Sugar Bowl, 10-3 vs Arkansas (AP/UPI)
1960 Jan. 2, 1961 Minnesota Murray Warmath 8-2-0 lost Rose Bowl, 7-17 vs Washington (AP/UPI)
1959 Jan. 1, 1960 Syracuse Ben Schwartzwalder 11-0-0 won Sugar Bowl, 23-14 vs Texas (AP/UPI)
1958 Jan. 1, 1959 Louisiana State Paul Dietzel 11-0-0 won Sugar Bowl, 7-0 vs Clemson (AP/UPI)
1957 Auburn Shug Jordan 10-0-0 no bowl (AP)
1957 Jan. 1, 1958 Ohio State Woody Hayes 9-1-0 won Rose Bowl, 10-7 vs Oregon (UPI)
1956 Oklahoma Bud Wilkinson 10-0-0 no bowl (AP/UPI)
1955 Jan. 2, 1956 Oklahoma Bud Wilkinson 11-0-0 won Orange Bowl, 20-6 vs Maryland (AP/UPI)
1954 Jan. 1, 1955 Ohio State Woody Hayes 10-0-0 won Rose Bowl, 20-7 vs Southern Cal (AP)
1954 UCLA Red Sanders 9-0-0 no bowl (UPI)
1953 Jan. 1, 1954 Maryland Jim Tatum 10-1-0 lost Orange Bowl, 0-7 vs Oklahoma (AP)
1952 Michigan State Biggie Munn 9-0-0 no bowl (AP)
1951 Jan. 1, 1952 Tennessee Bob Neyland 10-1-0 lost Sugar Bowl, 13-28 vs Maryland (AP)
1950 Jan. 1, 1951 Oklahoma Bud Wilkinson 10-1-0 lost Sugar Bowl, 7-13 vs Kentucky (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 Jan. 1, 1948 Michigan Fritz Crisler 10-0-0 won Rose Bowl, 49-0 vs Southern Cal (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 Jan. 1, 1940 Texas A&M Homer Norton 11-0-0 won Sugar Bowl, 14-13 vs Tulane (AP)
1939 Jan. 1, 1940 Southern Cal Howard Jones 8-0-2 won Rose Bowl, 14-0 vs Tennessee (DS)
1938 Jan. 2, 1939 Texas Christian Dutch Meyer 11-0-0 won Sugar Bowl, 15-7 vs Carnegie Tech (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 Jan. 1, 1936 Southern Methodist Matty Bell 12-1-0 lost Rose Bowl, 0-7 vs Stanford (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 Jan. 2, 1933 Southern Cal Howard Jones 10-0-0 won Rose Bowl, 35-0 vs Pittsburgh (HAF)
1931 Jan. 1, 1932 Southern Cal Howard Jones 10-1-0 won Rose Bowl, 21-14 vs Tulane (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 Southern Cal Howard Jones 9-0-1 no bowl (DS)
1928 Jan. 1, 1929 Georgia Tech Bill Alexander 10-0-0 won Rose Bowl, 8-7 vs California (HAF)
1927 Illinois Bob Zuppke 7-0-1 no bowl (DS/HAF)
1926 Jan. 1, 1927 Stanford Pop Warner 10-0-1 tied Rose Bowl, 7-7 vs Alabama (DS/HAF)
1926 Jan. 1, 1927 Alabama Wallace Wade 9-0-1 tied Rose Bowl, 7-7 vs Stanford (HAF)
1925 Dartmouth Jesse Hawley 8-0-0 no bowl (DS)
1925 Jan. 1, 1926 Alabama Wallace Wade 10-0-0 won Rose Bowl, 20-19 vs Washington (HAF)
1924 Jan. 1, 1925 Notre Dame Knute Rockne 10-0-0 won Rose Bowl, 27-10 vs Stanford (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 Jan. 1, 1921 California Andy Smith 9-0-0 won Rose Bowl, 28-0 vs Ohio State (HAF)
1919 Jan. 1, 1973 Harvard Bob Fisher 9-0-1 won Rose Bowl, 7-6 vs Oregon (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 Jan. 1, 1902 Michigan Fielding Yost 11-0-0 won Rose Bowl, 49-0 vs Stanford (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 and 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)
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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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