College football national championships in NCAA Division I FBS

Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Wieberg, Steve. p. 12. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh. (1935). 2014 Lafayette Football Media Guide (PDF). In 1990 the poll expanded to a top 25, and it has retained this format since. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “BCS Group vacates USC 2004-05 national championship following NCAA denial of appeal” (Press release). p. 146. p. 104. Baltimore, MD. bcsfootball.org. ESPN. Princeton University. The tie was removed from college football in 1995 and the last consensus champion with a tie in its record was Georgia Tech in 1990. Michigan State was named national champion in the final United Press International poll of coaches, which did not conduct a post-bowl poll. Stillman

PDa

1902

Michigan

11-0

Fielding H.

cUSAT/CNN conducted its own poll of college football sportswriters until it took over the Coaches’ Poll starting with the 1991 season.

Division III

Contents

*USC’s 2004-2005 BCS National Championship was vacated by the BCS and the AFCA Coaches’ Trophy returned.[15]

BR, NCF, PD

1874

Harvard

1-1

NCAA Division II Football Championship (1973-present)

NCAA Division III Football Championship (1973-present)

NAIA Football National Championship (1956-present)

NAIA Division II Football National Championship (1970-1996)

NCCAA Victory Bowl (1997-present)

Volleyball

Men

Women

The national title count listed below is a culmination of all championship awarded since 1869, regardless of consensus or non-consensus status, as listed in the table above according to the selectors deemed to be major as listed in the official NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (minus the Harris Interactive poll, 2005-2013, that is listed but does not conduct a final poll or award a championship).[6]:107-119

School

Championships

Princeton

28

Yale

27

Notre Dame

22

Alabama

20

Oklahoma

17

USC

17

Michigan

16

Ohio State

16

Harvard

12

Nebraska

11

Pittsburgh

11

Miami (FL)

9

Texas

9

Florida State

8

LSU

8

Minnesota

7

Penn State

7

Tennessee

7

Georgia Tech

6

Michigan State

6

Penn

6

Army

5

Auburn

5

California

5

Cornell

5

Florida

5

Georgia

5

Illinois

5

Iowa

4

Washington

4

Lafayette

3

Ole Miss

3

SMU

3

TCU

3

Texas A&M

3

Arizona State

2

Arkansas

2

Chicago

2

Maryland

2

Missouri

2

Stanford

2

BYU

1

Centre

1

Clemson

1

Colgate

1

Colorado

1

Columbia

1

Dartmouth

1

Detroit

1

Kentucky

1

Navy

1

Oklahoma State

1

Purdue

1

Rutgers

1

Syracuse

1

UCLA

1

Washington & Jefferson

1

Wisconsin

1

National championship claims by school

National championships in the official NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision records

Swimming & Diving

Men

Women

1869: Princeton / Rutgers

1870: Princeton

1872: Princeton / Yale

1873: Princeton

1874: Harvard / Princeton / Yale

1875: Columbia / Harvard / Princeton

1876: Yale

1877: Princeton / Yale

1878: Princeton

1879: Princeton

Lacrosse

Men

Women

1900s

PD

1870

Princeton

1-0

1970: Nebraska (AP, FN, FWAA) / Texas (NFF, Coaches) / Ohio State (NFF)

1971: Nebraska

1972: USC

1973: Notre Dame (AP, FN, FWAA, NFF) / Alabama (Coaches)

1974: Oklahoma (AP, FN) / USC (FWAA, NFF, Coaches)

1975: Oklahoma

1976: Pittsburgh

1977: Notre Dame

1978: Alabama (AP, FWAA, NFF) / USC (Coaches, FN)

1979: Alabama

Softball

Championship/WCWS

aUSC’s January 4, 2005 win over Oklahoma in the BCS Championship Game was vacated as mandated by the NCAA, its 2004 BCS National Championship vacated by the BCS, and its AFCA Coaches’ Trophy returned. October 8, 2012. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh. Citybeat.com. 2014 FSU Football Media Guide (PDF). pp. 90, 108. Adams, George A. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Baum, Jason, ed. Rather, a 13-member committee selects and seeds the teams.[16] The playoff system marked the first time the top-level NCAA football championship was determined by a bracket competition.

The NCAA maintains an official records book of historical statistics and records for football. CUBuffs.com–Official Athletics Web site of the University of Colorado. Florida State University Department of Athletics. pp. 2, 129. Indianapolis, IN: National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 150. Go Princeton Tigers. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “Colorado Football 1990 National Champions”. University of Tennessee Department of Athletics. The College Football Playoff is not tied to the Coaches’ Poll in this manner.[84]

Gymnastics

Men

Women

6 BCS championships

6.1 BCS National Championships by school (1998-2013)

  USAT/AMWAY

American Football Coaches Association

1920: California / Georgia / Harvard / Notre Dame / Princeton

1921: California / Cornell / Iowa / Lafayette / Washington & Jefferson / Vanderbilt

1922: California / Cornell / Princeton / Vanderbilt

1923: Cal / Cornell / Illinois / Michigan / Yale

1924: Notre Dame / Penn

1925: Alabama / Dartmouth / Michigan

1926: Alabama / Lafayette / Michigan / Navy / Stanford

1927: Georgia / Illinois / Notre Dame / Texas A&M / Yale

1928: Detroit / Georgia Tech / USC

1929: Notre Dame / Pittsburgh / USC

and championships

The concept of a national championship in college football dates to the early years of the sport in the late 19th century,[8] and the earliest contemporaneous polls can be traced to Caspar Whitney, Charles Patterson, and The Sun in 1901.[9] Therefore, the concept of polls and national champions predated mathematical ranking systems, but it was Frank Dickinson’s math system that was one of the first to be widely popularized. Due to the long-standing historical ties between individual college football conferences and high-paying bowl games like the Rose Bowl and Orange Bowl, the NCAA has never held a tournament or championship game to determine the champion of what is now the highest division, NCAA Division I, Football Bowl Subdivision (the Division I, Football Championship Subdivision and lower divisions do hold championship tournaments). Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ a b DeLassus, David. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “Media Center: Harvard Crimson Football – National Championships”. The 1947 Michigan Wolverines are often credited with a national championship on the basis of a “free poll” conducted by an AP sportswriter after the 1948 Rose Bowl, though that poll was unofficial and it is not recognized in the official NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records.[6]:107-109

School

Championships

Seasons

Princeton

26

1869, 1870, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1889, 1893, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1906, 1911, 1920, 1922, 1933, 1935

Yale

18

1874, 1876, 1877, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1891, 1892, 1894, 1900, 1907, 1909, 1927

Alabama

15

1925, 1926, 1930, 1934, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1992, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015

Notre Dame

13

1919, 1924, 1929, 1930, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1964, 1966, 1973, 1977, 1988

Michigan

11

1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1918, 1923, 1932, 1933, 1947, 1948, 1997

USC

10

1928, 1931, 1932, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1974, 1978, 2003, 2004

Pittsburgh

9

1910, 1915, 1916, 1918, 1929, 1931, 1936, 1937, 1976

Harvard

8

1875, 1890, 1898, 1899, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1919

Ohio State

8

1942, 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1970, 2002, 2014

Oklahoma

7

1950, 1955, 1956, 1974, 1975, 1985, 2000

Minnesota

6

1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1941, 1960

Penn

6

1894, 1895, 1897, 1904, 1907, 1908

Army

5

1914, 1916, 1944, 1945, 1946

Miami (FL)

5

1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 2001

Nebraska

5

1970, 1971, 1994, 1995, 1997

California

4

1920, 1921, 1922, 1937

Georgia Tech

4

1917, 1928, 1952, 1990

Illinois

4

1914, 1919, 1923, 1927

LSU

4

1908, 1958, 2003, 2007

Michigan State

4

1951, 1952, 1965, 1966

Penn State

4

1911, 1912, 1982, 1986

Tennessee

4

1938, 1950, 1951, 1998

Texas

4

1963, 1969, 1970, 2005

Auburn

3

1913, 1957, 2010

Cornell

3

1915, 1921, 1922

Florida

3

1996, 2006, 2008

Florida State

3

1993, 1999, 2013

Lafayette

3

1896, 1921, 1926

Georgia

2

1942, 1980

Ole Miss

2

1960, 1962

Texas A&M

2

1919, 1939

TCU

2

1935, 1938

Arkansas

1

1964

Boston College

1

1940

BYU

1

1984

Chicago

1

1905

Clemson

1

1981

Colorado

1

1990

Dartmouth

1

1925

Iowa

1

1958

Maryland

1

1953

SMU

1

1935

Stanford

1

1926

Syracuse

1

1959

UCLA

1

1954

Washington

1

1991

Poll era (1936-present)

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. “Current National Championship Selectors”. University of Oklahoma Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. 2015. The Dunkel Index. June 10, 2010. Davis

1869-1870, 1872-1909, 1911-1916, 1919-1932, 1933

Playoff

Systems used to determine college football national championships

Tennis

Men

Women

PD

Princeton

2-0

Soccer

Men

Women

1869-1879

Major selectors

Single-division sports

Institutions

Athletic directors

Baseball

Championship

CWS

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

v

t

e

A variety of selectors have named national champions throughout the years. 2014 California Golden Bears Football Information Guide (PDF). USA Today. USA Today Sports. p. 276. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Higbee, Zack; Satterfield, Derek, eds. pp. 6, 107. AFCA.com. New York: American Sports Publishing Co.

^ Sagarin, Jeff. Retrieved August 14, 2015.

^ “Terrapin Team Titles: University of Maryland National Championships”. After many seasons of controversy, the BCS was replaced with the College Football Playoff, a Plus-One system aimed at reducing the controversy involved in which teams get to play in a championship game through use of a playoff.

During the BCS era, the winner of the BCS Championship Game was automatically awarded the national championship of the Coaches’ Poll and the National Football Foundation.

1890: Harvard

1891: Yale

1892: Yale

1893: Princeton / Yale

1894: Penn / Princeton / Yale

1895: Penn / Yale

1896: Lafayette / Princeton

1897: Penn / Yale

1898: Harvard / Princeton

1899: Harvard / Princeton

Bowling

Women

  USA Today/CNN

BCS National Championship Game

Lacrosse

Men

Women

3 National championship claims by school

4 College Football Data Warehouse recognized national champions

5 Poll era (1936-present)

5.1 AP Poll

5.2 Coaches’ Poll

5.3 Poll era national championships by school (1936-present)

Rowing

Women

Rifle

Championship

  USA Today/ESPN

bThe UPI Poll conducted the Coaches’ Poll through the 1990 season, which was subsequently taken over by the CNN/USAToday. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Borghetti, E.J.; Feeley, Ted; Welsh, Celeste; et al., eds. University of Arkansas Razorbacks 2014 Football Media Guide. Although every care was taken to be thorough and accurate, it can not be assumed that there are no missing or misrepresented claims due to potential limitations of the available source material for any one institution.

HAF, NCF, PD

1887

Yale

9-0

Various polling systems (1869-present)

Bowl Coalition (1992-1994)

Bowl Alliance (1995-1997)

Bowl Championship Series (1998-2013)

College Football Playoff (2014-present)

1930s

Cross Country

Men

Women

1890s

  UPI

BR, NCF, PD

1877

Princeton

2-0-1

  USAT/ESPN

BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD

1890

Harvard

11-0

George C. (2014). 2006. ISSN 2326-3628. The BCS also vacated USC’s participation in the 2005 Orange Bowl and vacated USC’s 2004 BCS National Championship and the AFCA Coaches’ Poll Trophy was returned.[20][21]

dRecord reflects vacated wins against UCLA and against Oklahoma in the BCS Championship game on January 4, 2005 as mandated by the NCAA.[22]

eThe NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records book lists Dunkel as having selected LSU,[6]:114 while Dunkel’s official website gives USC as its 2007 selection.[23]

Field hockey

Championship

1970s

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. “FINAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL 1998 Ratings thru results of MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 1999″. 2014 TCU Football Fact Book. Intercollegiate Football Researchers Association. University of Pennsylvania Office of Athletic Communications. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “Bowl Championship Series”. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “2015 Football Media Guide”. The national champion was selected before bowl games as follows: AP (1936-1964 and 1966-1967), Coaches’ Poll (1950-1973), FWAA (1954), and NFF (1959-1970). “New Harris poll to replace AP in BCS formula”. University of Miami Athletics. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Brown, Kent, ed. For example, the 2004 champion (USC) has a footnote (b), leading to explanatory information at the bottom.

Trampoline

Championship

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A college football national championship in the highest level of play in the United States, currently the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), is a designation awarded annually by various organizations to their selection of the best college football team. The Ohio State University Department of Athletics. Selectors are listed below with years selected retroactively in italics.

N/A

1872

Princeton

1-0

  2014-present

CFRA

College Football Researchers Association

1919-1935, 1936-1981, 1982-1992, 2010-present

FN

Football News

1958-2002

FWAA

Football Writers Association of America

1954-2013

HAF

Helms Athletic Foundation

1883-1935, 1936-1940, 1941-1982

INS

International News Service

1952-1957

NCF

National Championship Foundation

1869-1870, 1872-1935, 1936-1979, 1980-2000

NFF

National Football Foundation

1959-1990,b, d 1995-present

SN

Sporting News

1975-2006

UPI

United Press International

1950-1990,a 1993-1995

UPI/NFF

United Press International/National Football Foundation

1991-1992b

USAT

USA Today

2005-2013a

USAT/AMWAY

USA Today/Amway

2014-presenta

USAT/CNN

USA Today/CNN

1982-1996c

USAT/ESPN

USA Today/ESPN

1997-2004a

USAT/NFF

USA Today/National Football Foundation

1993-1994d

  1997-2004

NCAA

Ice hockey

Men

Women

dUSA Today took over the poll of the National Football Foundation’s members in 1993 from the UPI, and its winner was designated by the NFF as its national champion and received the MacArthur Trophy. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ a b c 2014 Georgia Football Media Guide. As a result, the public and the media began to take the leading vote-getter in the final AP Poll as the national champion for that season.

and championships

Beach volleyball

Women

The AFCA National Championship Trophy

1950s

PD

1880

Princeton

4-0-1

Though some of the math systems selected champions after the bowl games, both of the major polls released their rankings after the end of the regular season until the AP polled writers after the bowls in 1965, resulting in what was perceived at the time as a better championship selection (Alabama) than UPI’s (Michigan State).[10] After 1965, the AP again voted before the bowls for two years, before permanently returning to a post-bowl vote in 1968. In the records book, with consultation from various college football historians, it has created and maintains a list of “major selectors” of national championships throughout the history of college football along with their championship picks for each season.[6]:107-116

The College Football Playoff relies on a 13-member selection committee to choose the top four teams to play in a two-round single-elimination playoff bracket. pp. 1, 160-174. 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. Texas A&M Athletic Media Relations Office. Many of the math selectors were created during the “championship rush” of the 1920s and 1930s, beginning with Frank Dickinson’s system, or during the dawn of the computer age in the 1990s. pp. 126-128. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Billingsley, Richard (2001). Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “Yale Official Athletic Site – Football by Year”. The BCS champion was automatically awarded the Coaches’ Poll championship. 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

1980-1991

The following table contains the National Championships that have been recognized by the final AP or Coaches’ Poll. BYUCougars.com: The Official Site of Brigham Young Athletics. Please consult the above table of National championship claims by school or individual team articles and websites for possible additional or alternative national championship claims.

HAF, NCF, PD

1885

Princeton

9-0

Note that the Harris Interactive Poll (2005-2013) was contracted by the BCS to help formulate its standings, and although its final ranking which occurs prior to the bowl games is listed in the official NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records, it does not conduct a final poll or award or name a national champion on its own and so has been eliminated from the following table.[17]

College Football Data Warehouse recognized national champions

BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD

1888

Yale

13-0

Walter Camp

BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD

1889

Princeton

10-0

Poll

The College Football Playoff (CFP) was designed as a replacement for the BCS. October 31, 1899. (2014). Since 1992, various consortia of major bowl games have aimed to invite the top two teams at the end of the regular season (as determined by internal rankings, or aggregates of the major polls and other statistics) to invite in a de facto national championship game. 2014. University of Georgia Athletics Department. Baltimore American. Several of these schools no longer compete at the highest level, which is currently NCAA Division I FBS, but nonetheless maintain claims to titles from when they did compete at the highest level.

Tennis

Men

Women

While the AP Poll currently lists the Top 25 teams in the nation, from 1936 to 1961 the wire service only ranked 20 teams. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Edson, Sue Cornelius, ed. Division I FBS football is the only National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sport for which the NCAA does not sanction a yearly championship event. August 30, 2006. University Athletic Association. NCAA sanctions mandate that “any reference to the vacated results, including championships, shall be removed.” USC still retains the 2004 Associated Press National Championship and has not abandoned its claim to a 2004 National Championship.[15][81]

bIn an online list of the university’s national championships, Georgia lists only two for football (1942 and 1980).[82] However, in Georgia’s football media guide, although these years (1927, 1946, 1968) are highlighted as consensus championships, each of the five championships are described separately[48]:190 and those seasons are highlighted as national championships in the year-by-year results.[48]:159-161

cIowa lists the awarding of the 1958 Grantland Rice National Championship in various publications, but describes championship selections from 3 other years as well in its annual media guide.

1880: Princeton / Yale

1881: Princeton / Yale

1882: Yale

1883: Yale

1884: Princeton / Yale

1885: Princeton

1886: Princeton / Yale

1887: Yale

1888: Yale

1889: Princeton

Division II

national

1950: Oklahoma

1951: Tennessee (AP, Coaches) / Michigan State / Maryland / Georgia Tech (BS) / Illinois (BS)

1952: Michigan State (AP, Coaches, BS) / Georgia Tech (INS)

1953: Maryland (AP, Coaches, INS) / Notre Dame (BS)

1954: Ohio State (AP, BS, INS) / UCLA (FWAA, Coaches)

1955: Oklahoma

1956: Oklahoma

1957: Auburn (AP) / Ohio State (Coaches, BS, FWAA, INS)

1958: LSU (AP, Coaches, BS, FN) / Iowa (FWAA)

1959: Syracuse

Below is a list of the national champions of college football from 1869 to present (with the exception of 1871, in which no games were played) deemed to be chosen by “major selectors” as listed in the official NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records.[6]:107-109 Many teams did not have coaches as late as 1899. DartmouthSports.com–Official Web Site of Dartmouth Varsity Athletics. ESPN. (2014). NCAA Football Division 1-A Rankings. At the end of the 1947 season, the AP released an unofficial post-bowl poll which differed from the regular season final poll. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “University of Georgia Championships”. p. 6. Noel, Tex, ed. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Young, Jim, ed. Taylor Trade Publications. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Bianco, John (2014). Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Okeson, Walter R., ed. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “GopherSports.com: University of Minnesota Athletics – National Champions”. pp. 6, 78-79. For that year and the next three, the AP and UP agreed on the national champion. University of Minnesota Athletics Department. (2014). Selectors used to determine teams listed as “Consensus National Champions” in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records include the AP Poll, Coaches’ Poll, Football Writers Association of America, and the National Football Foundation/College Football Hall of Fame.[6]:119

Track and Field

Men’s indoor and outdoor

Women’s indoor and outdoor

1980: Georgia

1981: Clemson

1982: Penn State

1983: Miami

1984: BYU

1985: Oklahoma

1986: Penn State

1987: Miami

1988: Notre Dame

1989: Miami

1990: Colorado (AP, FN, FWAA, NFF, USAT/CNN) / Georgia Tech (Coaches)

1991: Miami (AP) / Washington (Coaches, FN, FWAA, UPI/NFF)

2.2 Yearly national championship selections from major selectors

2.3 Total championship selections from major selectors by school

  2005-2013

Softball

Championship

CWS

1 History

2 National championships in the official NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision records

2.1 Major selectors

2.1.1 Math

2.1.2 Poll

2.1.3 Research

2.1.4 Playoff

Research

NCAA Division I-A/FBS

Football

FBS

FCS

Because there is no one governing or official body that regulates, recognizes, or awards national championships in college football, and because many independent selectors of championships exist, many of the claims by the schools listed below are shared, contradict each other, or are controversial.[5][6]:107-119 In addition, because there is no one body overseeing national championships, no standardized requirements exist in order for a school to make a claim on a national championship, as any particular institution is free to make any declaration it deems to be fit. pp. 106-112. Swan

PD

1903

Michigan

11-0-1

Fielding H. Rutgers University Office of Athletic Communications. If a championship is not mentioned by a school for any particular season, regardless of whether it was awarded by a selector or listed in a third-party publication such as the official NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records, it is not considered to be claimed by that institution.[note 2]

List of NCAA Division I FBS football programs

Notes

Basketball

Men

Women

History

University of Phoenix Stadium

Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Hard Rock Stadium

Rose Bowl

BCS

Broadcasters

Tie-ins

BCS #1

BCS #2

College football national champions (pre-AP Poll)

BR, HAF, HS, NCF

Yale

10-1

William Rhodes

PD

1894

Penn

12-0

George Washington Woodruff

PD

Princeton

8-2

Field hockey

Championship

Institutions

Baseball

Championship/CWS

Gymnastics

Men

Women

Men-DII

Women-DII. (2007). Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ 2014 Ohio State Football Media Guide (PDF). USA Today. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “Football Tradition”. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “Doctors After the Indians”. Georgia Tech Athletic Department. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Whitley, David (9 February 2013). 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. AOL SportingNews.com. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

Unlike all selectors prior to 2014, the College Football Playoff does not use math, polls or research to select the participants. Clemson University. UCLA Sports Information Office. For an alternative independent view of national championship totals for each team, please see the College Football Data Warehouse recognized national champions or Poll era (1936-present) selections in the tables below.

CFP National Championships by school (2014-present)

School

Championships

Seasons

Alabama

1

2015

Ohio State

1

2014

See also

BR, NCF, PD

Yale

3-0-2

^ The following schools either make no apparent statement or claim regarding national championships, or clearly state no claims on a national championship, despite the listing of a national championship for that school in the official NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records: Arizona State, Centre, Colgate, Columbia, Detroit, Missouri, Purdue, Rutgers, Washington & Jefferson, and Wisconsin.

^ All National Championships listed in the official NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records, as well as all additional selections compiled at College Football Data Warehouse, were checked for claims by the applicable schools. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ a b DeLassus, David. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Faulkner, Matt, ed. A more modern incarnation, the Bowl Championship Series (BCS), was a consortium of college football conferences that uses a combination of various computer rankings and human polls to mathematically determine a post-season matchup between the two top teams as determined by its formula. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o 2016 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). University of Notre Dame. November 12, 1923. USA Today. From 1968 to 1988, the AP again resumed its Top 20 before expanding to 25 teams in 1989.

The AP college football poll has a long history. pp. 1, 4. The first “split” championship occurred in 1954, when the writers selected Ohio State and the coaches chose UCLA.[10] The two polls also disagreed in 1957, 1965, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1978, 1990, 1991, 1997, and 2003.[7] The Coaches’ Poll would stay with United Press (UP) when they merged with International News Service (INS) to form United Press International (UPI) but was acquired by USA Today and CNN in 1991. 2014 Stanford Football Media Guide (PDF). 2009 Yale Football Media Guide (PDF). p. 2. The years listed in the table below indicate a national championship selection by the AP or Coaches’ Poll. Yost

NCF

Minnesota

13-0

Henry Williams

BR

Penn

12-0

Carl S. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Conn, Steve (2009). The selections are noted with (AP) or (Coaches) when a national champion selection differed between the two polls for that particular season, which has occurred in eleven different seasons since the polls first came to coexist in 1950.

NCF, PD

1878

Princeton

6-0

1999 (Fiesta)

2000 (Sugar)

2001 (Orange)

2002 (Rose)

2003 (Fiesta)

2004 (Sugar)

2005 (Orange)

2006 (Rose)

NCAA Division I Football Championship (1978-present)

Poll era national championships by school (1936-present)

Water polo

Men

Women

PD

1873

Princeton

2-0

The first contemporaneous poll to include teams across the country and selection of a national champions can be traced to Caspar Whitney in 1901.[9] The last retroactive selection was made by Clyde Berryman in 1989 (Notre Dame). 2014 Illinois Football Record Book (PDF). ESPN.com news services. Syracuse University Athletic Communications Department. Yale University. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Cannon, Alan, ed. 1 or No. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ 2015 Husky Football Spring Record Book (PDF). TCU Athletics Media Relations Office. Who’s #1?: 100-Plus Years of Controversial National Champions in College Football. Indianapolis, IN: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ a b Noel, Tex, ed. Selectors are listed below with years selected retroactively in italics.

1960s

Basketball

Men

Women

Due to the lack of an official NCAA title, determining the nation’s top college football team has often engendered controversy.[5] A championship team is independently declared by multiple individuals and organizations, often referred to as “selectors”.[6]:107-109[7] These choices are not always unanimous.[5] While the NCAA has never officially endorsed a championship team, it has documented the choices of some selectors in its official NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records publication.[6]:107-119 In addition, various analysts have independently published their own choices for each season. However, all known national championship claims are for seasons in which a National Championship, or share of a championship, was believed to be awarded to that particular school by at least one independent third-party selector.[24][25][26][27] The majority of these claims, but not all, are based on championships awarded from selectors listed as “major” in the official NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records.[6]:107-109 Not all championships awarded by third party selectors, nor those listed in the official NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records, are necessarily claimed by each school.[note 1] Therefore, these claims represent how each individual school sees their own history on the subject of national championships.

The mathematical system is the oldest systematic selector of college football national champions. In this regard, some universities claim championships not recognized by CFBDW or do not claim championships that are recognized by CFBDW. USA Today. Retrieved May 7, 2015.

^ a b “The MacArthur Bowl”. UA Media Relations Department. The USA Today Coaches’ Poll was contractually obligated to name the BCS champion as its national champion.

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^ “Ohio State Buckeyes – 2014 NCAA Football Champions”. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Stipe, Zach; Lonzo, Kerwin, eds. While the NCAA still does not officially sanction the event, organizers sought to bring a playoff system similar to all other levels of NCAA football to the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Institutions

Baseball

Championship/CWS

  USA Today

*The BCS used a mathematical system that combined polls (Coaches’ and Harris) and multiple computer rankings (including some individual selectors listed above) to determine a season ending matchup between its top two ranked teams in the BCS Championship Game. “College football playoff selection committee members will need witness protection”. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “A Championship Tradition”. p. 3. (2014). As such, it is sometimes unofficially referred to as a “mythical national championship”.[1][2][3][4]

NCF, PD

Yale

4-0-1

Skiing

Championships

The polling system first gained widespread consistency with the introduction of the AP poll in 1936, followed by the Coaches’ Poll in 1950. p. 114. Lafayette Athletics Communications. 2014 Iowa Football Media Guide (PDF). Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Bonnette, Michael, ed. pp. 18, 140. Boston College Athletics Department. U.S. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Jenkins, Dan (September 11, 1967), “This Year The Fight Will Be in the Open”, Sports Illustrated, Chicago, IL: Time Inc., 27 (11): 30-33, retrieved May 5, 2015

^ “Princeton Football National Championships”. University of Nebraska Athletic Department. Naval Academy Athletic Association. Official Website of Harvard Athletics. (2014). 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “Year-by-Year FBS Coaches Final Polls”. August 2016. p. 104. Bowl Championship Series. University, MS: University of Mississippi Athletics Media Relations Office. Alan J. LSU Sports Information Office. p. 58. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “OU History & Tradition – 7 National Championships”. 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

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

Duke

9-1

Wallace Wade

B(QPRS)

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

Bob 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. Harris Interactive News Room. The poll was in the hands of ESPN from 1997 to 2005 before moving to sole ownership by USA Today. “Previous National Championship Selectors”. National championships are often popularly considered to be “consensus” when both of these polls are in agreement with their national championship selections, although other selectors exist and do make alternative selections. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Dunkel, Bob. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “University of Southern California Public Interactions Report” (PDF). University of Tennessee Department of Athletics. p. 114. UGA Athletics, University of Georgia. University of Southern California. The 2004 AFCA National Championship awarded to USC in conjunction with the BCS was vacated by the BCS and the AFCA Coaches’ Trophy was returned.[15]

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BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD

1886

Princeton

7-0-1

Tennessee’s national championship claims, as posted in their Neyland Stadium

History

1910: Harvard / Pittsburgh

1911: Penn State / Princeton

1912: Harvard / Penn State

1913: Auburn / Chicago / Harvard

1914: Army / Illinois / Texas

1915: Cornell / Minnesota / Oklahoma / Pittsburgh

1916: Army / Georgia Tech / Pittsburgh

1917: Georgia Tech

1918: Michigan / Pittsburgh

1919: Centre / Harvard / Illinois / Notre Dame / Texas A&M

1936: Minnesota (AP, DS) / Pittsburgh (BS, HS)

1937: Pittsburgh (AP, BS, DS, HS) / California

1938: TCU (AP) / Tennessee (BS, HS) / Notre Dame (DS)

1939: Texas A&M (AP, BS, HS) / USC (DS)

1940: Minnesota (AP, BS, DS, HS) / Stanford

1941: Minnesota (AP, BS) / Alabama (HS)

1942: Ohio State (AP, BS) / Georgia (HS)

1943: Notre Dame

1944: Army (AP, BS, HS) / Ohio State

1945: Army

1946: Notre Dame (AP) / Army (BS, HS)

1947: Notre Dame (AP) / Michigan (AP [post-bowl], BS, HS)

1948: Michigan

1949: Notre Dame

Until the 1968 college football season, the final AP Poll of the season was released following the end of the regular season, with the exception of the 1965 season. 2015. 2014 Pitt Football Media Guide (PDF). Maryland Athletics, University of Maryland. In 1965, the AP’s decision to wait to crown its champion paid off, as top-ranked Michigan State lost to UCLA in the Rose Bowl, number two Arkansas lost to LSU in the Cotton Bowl Classic, and fourth-ranked Alabama defeated third-ranked Nebraska in the Orange Bowl, vaulting the Crimson Tide to the top of the AP’s final poll. (2014). College Football Data Warehouse. Individual schools may claim national championships not accounted for by the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records or may not claim national championship selections that do appear in the official NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (see National championship claims by school below). “Recognized National Championships by Year”. The news media began running their own polls of sports writers to determine who was, by popular opinion, the best football team in the country at the end of the season. June 6, 2011. Cornell Athletics Communications Office. Of the current 120+ Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS, formerly Division I-A) schools, only 30 have won at least a share of a national title by the AP or Coaches’ poll. The 1939 Owl. The BCS replaced the Bowl Alliance (in place from 1995-1997), which itself followed the Bowl Coalition (in place from 1992-1994). UPI then conducted a poll of National Football Foundation members in 1991 and 1992, the winner of which was designated by the NFF as its national champion and received the MacArthur Trophy.

Cross Country

Men

Women

Events listed in italics have been discontinued.

Swimming & Diving

Men

Women

Wrestling

Championship

1920s

BR, HAF, NCF, PD

1884

Princeton

9-0-1

Total championship selections from major selectors by school

College football historian Parke H. 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. 2014. The College Football Historian. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Associated Press (January 13, 2013). One of the main differences was that the Rose Bowl participated in the BCS; previously, the Big Ten and Pac-12 champions automatically played in the Rose Bowl regardless of their poll rankings. Hartwell

PD

1896

Lafayette

11-0-1

Parke H. 2014 Texas A&M Football Media Guide (PDF). Beginning in 2014, Amway became a joint sponsor with USA Today.[11]

The BCS formula varied over the years, with the final version relying on a combination of the Coaches’ and Harris polls and an average of various computer rankings to determine relative team rankings, and to narrow the field to two teams to play in the BCS National Championship Game held after the other college bowl games. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “GatorZone.com: Gator Football History”. 2015. Davis is the only selector considered by the NCAA to have primarily used research in his selections.[6]:107-109 Davis did all of his work in 1933, naming retroactive national champions for most of the years from 1869 to 1932 and naming Michigan and Princeton (his alma mater) co-champions at the end of the 1933 season.

Wrestling

Championship

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The poll has been the dominant national champion selector since the inception of the AP Poll in 1936. “National Championships”. Yost

HAF, HS, NCF

Yale

11-1-1

George S. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Benenson, Herb, ed. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Sutton, Brad; Hudson, Herman; Balside, Zach; et al., eds. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Bertsch, Michael; Masters, Chris; Torbin, Leigh (2014). 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 Thompson

NCF

1911

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

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

PD

Texas

8-0

Dave Allerdice

BR

1915

Cornell

9-0

Albert Sharpe

HAF, HS, NCF, PD

Oklahoma

10-0

Bennie Owen

BR

Pittsburgh

8-0

Glenn Warner

PD

1916

Army

9-0

Charles Daly

PD

Pittsburgh

8-0

Glenn Warner

BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD

1917

Georgia Tech

9-0

John Heisman

BR, HAF, HS, NCF

1918

Michigan

5-0

Fielding H. p. 120. June 6, 2011. 2 (9). Harris Interactive. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “Tennessee Official Athletic Site – Football: National Champions”. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site – Football: Titles Won”. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Stanton, Jimmy; Yellin, Jason; Kniffen, Mary-Carter, eds. ISBN 9781461734765. ESPN College Football. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Dodd, Dennis (December 22, 2004). University of Michigan. Bowl Championship Series. The UPI did not follow suit with the coaches’ poll until the 1974 season.

College Football Data Warehouse (CFBDW) is an online resource and database that has collected and researched information on college football and national championship selections. 2014 SMU Football Media Guide. Ohio State Buckeyes. “Final 2007: Trojans Finish Ranked No. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Eisendrath, Zach; Satterfield, Derek, eds. His system named 10-0 Stanford the national champion of 1926, prior to their tie with Alabama in the Rose Bowl. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “BCS Group vacates USC 2004-05 national championship following NCAA denial of appeal”. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “Huskers.com-Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site: Nebraska’s Five National Titles”. SoonerSports.com. 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

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

Bear Bryant

SR

Oklahoma

10-1

Bud Wilkinson

AP, B(QPRS), HAF, L, UPI, 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, UPI, 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, UPI, WS

1953

Maryland

10-1

Jim Tatum

AP, INS, UPI

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, UPI

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, UPI, 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, UPI, 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, UPI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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/CNN

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, 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

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

Ohio State

11-1

John Cooper

SRb

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

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

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, MCFR, NFF, SR, USAT/AMWAY, W

2015

Alabama

14-1

Nick Saban

A&H, AP, BR, CCR, CFP, CFRA, CM, DuS, MCFR, NFF, SR, USAT/AMWAY, W

BR, PD

Yale

9-0-1

Math

Tennis

Men

Women

Volleyball

Women

1900: Yale

1901: Harvard / Michigan / Yale

1902: Michigan / Yale

1903: Michigan / Princeton

1904: Michigan / Minnesota / Penn

1905: Chicago / Yale

1906: Princeton / Yale

1907: Yale

1908: Harvard / LSU / Penn

1909: Yale

A number of other mathematical systems were born in the 1920s and 1930s and were the only organized methods selecting national champions until the Associated Press began polling sportswriters in 1936 to obtain rankings. University of Iowa Athletic Department. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Campbell, Kyle; Jones, Joey, eds. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “Boston College Official Athletic Site: 1940 Football ‘Team of Destiny’ – National Champions”. p. 4. College Football Data Warehouse. The BCS winner also received the MacArthur Trophy from the National Football Foundation.[13] Neither the AP Poll, nor other current selectors, had contractual obligations to select the BCS champion as their national champion.[14] The BCS resulted in a number of controversies, most notably after the 2003 season, when the BCS championship game did not include eventual AP champion USC, the only time the two championships have diverged since the advent of the BCS. Retrieved August 24, 2016.

^ a b c DeLassus, David. Originally both the AP and Coaches’ poll champions were crowned after the regular season, but since 1968 and 1974, respectively, both polls crown their champions after the bowl games are completed. 2015 Alabama Football Spring Media Guide. p. 130. 2014. NCAA. pp. 159-161, 190. p. 3. CBSi Advanced Media. p. 100. 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “Penn State official Athletic Site – Traditions: National Champions”. The College Football Historian. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Lewandowski, John; Phlegar, Ben (2014). (2014). Harvard University. pp. 2,157. p. 5. 2014 Syracuse University Football Media Guide (PDF). Yost

NCF

Princeton

11-0

Art Hillebrand

BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD

1904

Michigan

10-0

Fielding H. Each total number of championships, and the years for which they are claimed, are documented by the particular school on its official website, in its football media guide, or in other official publications or literature (see Source). In 1964, Alabama was named the national champion in the final AP Poll following the completion of the regular season, but lost in the Orange Bowl to Texas, leaving Arkansas as the only undefeated, untied team after the Razorbacks defeated Nebraska in the Cotton Bowl Classic. Please note that the CFBDW list of Recognized Champions does not confer any additional legitimacy to the titles. p. 52. The Reading Eagle. Auburn Tigers: The Official Website of Auburn Athletics. Military Academy Office of Athletic Communications. “Consensus” selectors in the official NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records correspond to the period from 1950 to present which began with the introduction of the two poll system upon the appearance of the Coaches Poll in 1950. In all other latter-day polls, champions were selected after bowl games.[6]:107-119

Division I sports

Season

Champion(s)

Record

Coach

Selector(s)

1869

Princeton

1-1

*USC’s victory in the 2005 Orange Bowl and subsequent 2004-05 BCS National Championship was vacated by the BCS.[15][85]

Basketball

Men

Women

College Football Playoff championships

Selector

Name

Seasons

PD

Parke H. 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

Volleyball

Men

Women

championships

Seasons

Source

Princeton

28

1869, 1870, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1889, 1893, 1894, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1906, 1911, 1920, 1922, 1933, 1935, 1950

[28]

Yale

27

1872, 1874, 1876, 1877, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1897, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1909, 1927

[29][30]

Alabama

16

1925, 1926, 1930, 1934, 1941, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1992, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015

[31]

Michigan

11

1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1918, 1923, 1932, 1933, 1947, 1948, 1997

[32]

Notre Dame

11

1924, 1929, 1930, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1966, 1973, 1977, 1988

[33]

USC

11a

1928, 1931, 1932, 1939, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1974, 1978, 2003, 2004

[34]

Pittsburgh

9

1915, 1916, 1918, 1929, 1931, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1976

[35]

Ohio State

8

1942, 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1970, 2002, 2014

[36][37]

Harvard

7

1890, 1898, 1899, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1919

[38]

Minnesota

7

1904, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1941, 1960

[39]

Oklahoma

7

1950, 1955, 1956, 1974, 1975, 1985, 2000

[40]

Penn

7

1894, 1895, 1897, 1904, 1907, 1908, 1924

[41]

Michigan State

6

1951, 1952, 1955, 1957, 1965, 1966

[42]

Tennessee

6

1938, 1940, 1950, 1951, 1967, 1998

[43][44]

Auburn

5

1913, 1957, 1983, 1993, 2010

[45]

California

5

1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1937

[46]

Cornell

5

1915, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1939

[47]

Georgia

5b

1927, 1942, 1946, 1968, 1980

[48]

Illinois

5

1914, 1919, 1923, 1927, 1951

[49]

Miami (FL)

5

1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 2001

[50]

Nebraska

5

1970, 1971, 1994, 1995, 1997

[51]

Georgia Tech

4

1917, 1928, 1952, 1990

[52]

Iowa

4c

1921, 1956, 1958, 1960

[53]

Texas

4

1963, 1969, 1970, 2005

[54]

Washington

4

1960, 1984, 1990, 1991

[55]

Army

3

1944, 1945, 1946

[56]

Florida

3

1996, 2006, 2008

[57]

Florida State

3

1993, 1999, 2013

[58]

Lafayette

3

1896, 1921, 1926

[59]

LSU

3

1958, 2003, 2007

[60]

Ole Miss

3

1959, 1960, 1962

[61]

SMU

3

1935, 1981, 1982

[62]

Texas A&M

3

1919, 1927, 1939

[63]

Chicago

2

1905, 1913

[64]

Penn State

2

1982, 1986

[65]

TCU

2

1935, 1938

[66]

Stanford

2

1926, 1940

[67][68]

Arkansas

1

1964

[69]

Boston College

1

1940

[70]

BYU

1

1984

[71]

Clemson

1

1981

[72]

Colorado

1

1990

[73]

Dartmouth

1

1925

[74]

Kentucky

1

1950

[75]

Maryland

1

1953

[76]

Navy

1

1926

[77]

Rutgers

1

1869

[78]

Syracuse

1

1959

[79]

UCLA

1

1954

[80]

Fencing

Championships

BR, PD

Yale

3-0

BR, NCF, PD

Rutgers

1-1

7 College Football Playoff championships

7.1 CFP National Championships by school (2014-present)

Track and Field

Men’s indoor and outdoor

Women’s indoor and outdoor

1910s

Field hockey

Championship

Lacrosse

Men

Women

As designated by the official NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records, the table below shows:

Cross Country

Men

Women

  United Press International

Rotating bowl

During the era of the BCS, the Coaches’ Poll was under contractual obligation to award its national championship selection to the winner of the BCS Championship Game or its predecessors–who was presented with the AFCA National Championship Trophy during a post-game presentation. (2014). University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. (2014). Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “Amway Coaches’ Poll”. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “Stanford Football History”. CBSsports.com. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Cohen, Mark (2014). “How many national titles can Alabama really lay claim to? Better yet, why is there more than one answer? (republished with permission from the Birmingham Weekly)” (PDF). 2 in the BCS standings.

BR, PD

1876

Yale

3-0

School

Claimed

1930: Alabama / Notre Dame

1931: Pittsburgh / Purdue / USC

1932: Colgate / Michigan / USC

1933: Michigan / Ohio State / Princeton / USC

1934: Alabama / Minnesota

1935: LSU / Minnesota / Princeton / SMU / TCU

BCS championships

1936-1949

  1991-1996

National Collegiate Athletic Association

BR, NCF, PD

1883

Yale

9-0

NCF, PD

1882

Yale

8-0

Ice hockey

Men

PD

1899

Harvard

10-0-1

Benjamin Dibblee

HAF, HS, NCF

Princeton

12-1

A letter next to any season, team, record, coach or selector indicates a footnote that appears at the bottom of the chart/table. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Roe, Steve; Wagner, Traci; Walenta, Theresa, eds. University of Alabama. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ a b c d e f Walsh, Christopher J. “UC Football in the Hunt for a Big East Crown and BCS Bid”. USA Today conducted this poll separately from the CNN/USAToday Coaches’ Poll, and the two should not be confused.

v

t

e

College football national champions (poll era)

Golf

Men

Women

Currently, two widely recognized national champion selectors are the Associated Press, which conducts a poll of sportswriters, and the Coaches’ Poll, a survey of active members of the American Football Coaches Association. And from 1962 to 1967 only 10 teams were recognized. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ a b c d “BCS strips Southern California of 2004 national championship”. The Coaches’ Poll does not include teams on either NCAA or conference-sanction probation, which also differentiates it from the AP poll.[83] The poll has been released through various media outlets and with differing sponsors over its history, and thus has taken a succession of different names, including United Press (UP) from 1950 thru 1957, the United Press International (UPI) from 1958 thru 1990, USA Today/CNN from 1991 thru 1996, USA Today/ESPN from 1997 to 2004, and USA Today from 2005 to present.

AFCA National Championship Trophy

Track and Field

Men’s indoor and outdoor

Women’s indoor and outdoor

Rowing

Women

Beginning in the 1968 season, a post bowl game poll was released and the AP championship reflected the bowl game results. 2014 LSU Football Media Guide (PDF). “Three Actual Polls from the 1901 College Football Season” (PDF). University of Kentucky Athletics. pp. 1, 80-82. It is notable that the NFF merged with UPI from 1991 to 1992 and USA Today from 1993 to 1994. Yost

SR

Navy

9-0-1

Bill Ingram

BS, HS

Stanford

10-0-1

Glenn 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. Notre Dame Football 2014 Media Guide. The winner of the final game is awarded the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy.

Golf

Men

Women

Coaches’ Poll

Main article: Coaches’ Poll

Soccer

Men

Women

The following is a table of known schools’ claims on national championships at the highest level of play in college football. The selectors below are listed in the official NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records as having been deemed to be “major selectors” for which the criteria is that the poll or selector be “national in scope either through distribution in newspaper, television, radio and/or computer online”.[6]:107-109 The former selectors, deemed instrumental in the sport of college football, and selectors that were included for the calculation of the BCS standing, are listed together.[6]:107-116,119

Football

Championship

1880s

^ “Syracuse and Cornell Still Top Gridders”. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Over a Century of Tradition (PDF). 2014 Rutgers Football Factbook. 1″. Yost

BR, HAF, HS, NCF, PD

Yale

11-0-1

Joseph R. The most recent iteration of this practice, the College Football Playoff, selects four teams to participate in national semi-finals hosted by two of six partner bowl games, with their winners advancing to the College Football Playoff National Championship.

BR, NCF, PD

1881

Princeton

7-0-2

AP Poll

Main article: AP Poll

Selector

Name

Seasons

AP

Associated Press

1936-present

Coaches’

BR, PD

Yale

5-0-1

The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) was a selection system designed to give the top two teams in the NCAA Division I-[NCAA Division I#Football Bowl Subdivision|Football Bowl Subdivision]] System (formerly Division I-A) an opportunity to compete in a “national championship game”. 2014 Texas Football AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl Guide (PDF). pp. 172, 180. Of the 19 teams, only 7 have won five or more national titles: Alabama, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, USC, Miami (FL), Nebraska, and Ohio State. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “USC loses Grantland Rice Trophy”. Bible

BR, NCF

1920

California

9-0

Andy Smith

CFRA, HAF, HS, NCF, SR

Harvard

8-0-1

Bob Fisher

BS

Notre Dame

9-0

Knute Rockne

BR, PD

Princeton

6-0-1

William Roper

BS, PD

Georgia

8-0-1

Herman Stegeman

B(QPRS)

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

PD

Lafayette

9-0

Jock Sutherland

BS, PD

Washington & Jefferson

10-0-1

Greasy Neale

BS

Vanderbilt

7-0-1

Dan McGugin

B(QPRS)

1922

California

9-0

Andy Smith

BR, HS, NCF, SR

Cornell

8-0

Gil Dobie

HAF, PD

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. The champion of that game was contractually awarded the Coaches’ Poll and National Football Foundation championships.

BR, NCF, PD

Yale

1-0

The Bowl Championship Series, famous for its use of math, was the successor of the Bowl Alliance (1995-1997), which was itself the successor of the Bowl Coalition (1992-1994).[12] Besides the many adjustments it underwent during its tenure, including a large overhaul following the 2004 season that included the replacement of the AP Poll with the Harris poll, the BCS remained a mixture of math and human polls since its inception in 1998, with the goal of matching the best two teams in the nation in a national championship bowl game which rotated yearly between the Sugar, Fiesta, Rose, and Orange from 1998 to 2005, and later a standalone game titled the BCS National Championship Game (2006 to 2013).[10] The winner of the BCS Championship Game was awarded the national championship of the Coaches’ Poll thus winning the AFCA National Championship Trophy. American Football Coaches Association. Southern Methodist University Department of Athletics. It began during the 1998 season, but a number of controversial selections spurred changes to the format over the years. (2014). Pennsylvania State University Department of Athletics. Archived from the original on March 8, 2013. (2014). ISSN 2326-3628. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ USC Sports Information Office (2014). Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Peterson, Bill (November 5, 2008). 2014 Army Football Media Guide. Of these 30 teams, only 19 teams have won multiple titles. Michigan State 2014 Football Media Guide. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ 25th Anniversary of the 1981 National Championship Team (PDF). (2014). University of Chicago Campus and Student Life. Prior to the 2006 season, eight teams competed in four BCS Bowls (the Orange, Sugar, Rose, and Fiesta). Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ 2014 UCLA Football Media Guide (PDF). Intercollegiate Football Researchers Association. Stanford University Athletic Communications and Media Relations Department. 2 (4). American Football Coaches Association. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “Feature Story: Chicago Football Eras”. The poll was conducted by USA Today through the 1996 season, although national championship selections in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records do not distinguish the NFF from the USAT/NFF poll in 1995 and 1996. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ a b DeLassus, David. The winner of this game was crowned Coaches’ Poll national champion winning the AFCA National Championship Trophy and was also awarded the MacArthur Trophy by the National Football Foundation.[13]

BR, NCF, PD

1879

Princeton

4-0-1

BR, PD

Yale

3-0-1

8 See also

9 Notes

10 References

The totals can be said to be disputed. (1939). 2014 University of Michigan Football Media Guide (PDF). Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ a b c Hooper, Matt (October 10, 2009). They generally can be divided into four categories: those determined by mathematical formula, human polls, historical research, and recently, playoffs. It provides a comprehensive list of national championship selectors[25][26] and has itself recognized selectors that it has deemed to be the most acceptable throughout history. (2014). Gould, the creator of the AP Poll, named Minnesota, Princeton, and SMU tri-champions in 1935, and polled writers the following year, which resulted in a national championship for Minnesota.[10] The AP’s main competition, United Press, created the first poll of coaches in 1950. 2014 Tennessee Football Media Guide. (2014). p. 126. Stanford University Department of Athletics. pp. 8-9. University of Texas at Austin. However, after the change, those teams played in the BCS National Championship Game if they finished No. These include the National Championship Foundation (1869-1882), the Helms Athletic Foundation (1883-1935), the College Football Researchers Association (1919-1935), the Associated Press Poll (1936-present), and the Coaches Poll (1950-present).[7] From its research, it has compiled a list of Recognized National Championships for each season.[24] Some years include recognition of multiple teams for a particular season. “FBS coaches’ poll will continue every week despite BCS going away”. pp. 16-18. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ 2014 Navy Football Media Guide (PDF). 2011. This championship was intended as a surrogate for a playoff system since the NCAA does not formally determine a champion in this category. “2014 Ole Miss Football Guide”. pp. 2,183. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “1984 National Championship”. Spalding’s Official Foot Ball Guide 1935. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Viehman, Harold H., ed. University of Washington Athletic Communications Office. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ LaBella, Phil (2014). 2014 USC Football Media Guide (PDF). (2014). The Coaches’ Poll took their final poll prior to the bowl games from 1950-1973, and since 1974, has taken their final poll after bowl games. College Football Data Warehouse. These opinions can often diverge with others as well as individual schools’ claims to national titles, which may or may not correlate to the selections published elsewhere.

Soccer

Men

Women

Selector

Name

Seasons

A&H

Anderson & Hester

1997-present

AS

Alderson System

1994-1998

B(QPRS)

Berryman (QPRS)

1920-1989, 1990-2011

BCS

Bowl Championship Series*

1998-2013

BR

Billingsley Report

1869-1870, 1872-1969, 1970-present

BS

Boand System

1919-1929, 1930-1960

CCR

Congrove Computer Rankings

1993-present

CM

Colley Matrix

2001-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

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

NCAA Division I-AA/FCS

  1950-1990

Ice hockey

Men

Women

Awards

Hall of Champions

Conferences

School

Championships

Seasons

Alabama

11

1961, 1964, 1965 (AP), 1973 (Coaches), 1978 (AP), 1979, 1992, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015

Notre Dame

8

1943, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1966, 1973 (AP), 1977, 1988

Oklahoma

7

1950, 1955, 1956, 1974 (AP), 1975, 1985, 2000

USC

7

1962, 1967, 1972, 1974 (Coaches), 1978 (Coaches), 2003 (AP), 2004 (AP)*

Ohio State

6

1942, 1954 (AP), 1957 (Coaches), 1968, 2002, 2014

Miami (FL)

5

1983, 1987, 1989, 1991 (AP), 2001

Nebraska

5

1970 (AP), 1971, 1994, 1995, 1997 (Coaches)

Minnesota

4

1936, 1940, 1941, 1960

Texas

4

1963, 1969, 1970 (Coaches), 2005

Florida

3

1996, 2006, 2008

Florida State

3

1993, 1999, 2013

LSU

3

1958, 2003 (Coaches), 2007

Army

2

1944, 1945

Auburn

2

1957 (AP), 2010

Michigan

2

1948, 1997 (AP)

Michigan State

2

1952, 1965 (Coaches)

Penn State

2

1982, 1986

Pittsburgh

2

1937, 1976

Tennessee

2

1951, 1998

BYU

1

1984

Clemson

1

1981

Colorado

1

1990 (AP)

Georgia

1

1980

Georgia Tech

1

1990 (Coaches)

Maryland

1

1953

Syracuse

1

1959

TCU

1

1938

Texas A&M

1

1939

UCLA

1

1954 (Coaches)

Washington

1

1991 (Coaches)

Selector

Name

Seasons

CFP

College Football Playoff

2014-present

Yearly national championship selections from major selectors

Softball

Championship/WCWS

  USAT/CNN

For many years, the national champion of various polls were selected prior to the bowl games. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “Hurricanes Football History & Records”. Cal Media Relations Office. “Subtracting AP poll leaves BCS again scrambling for legitimacy”. The AP national championship had been awarded before bowl games were played.

Swimming & Diving

Men

Women

This table below includes only national championship claims originating from each particular school and therefore represents the point-of-view of each individual institution. It is conducted among selected members of the American Football Coaches Association. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Dolan, Eric (August 1, 2014). Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ “NCAA University of Southern California Public Infractions Report” (PDF). A curious Knute Rockne, then coach of Notre Dame, had Dickinson backdate two seasons, which produced Notre Dame as the 1924 national champion and Dartmouth in 1925.[10]

Wrestling

Championship

BCS National Championships by school (1998-2013)

School

Championships

Seasons

Alabama

3

2009, 2011, 2012

Florida

2

2006, 2008

Florida State

2

1999, 2013

LSU

2

2003, 2007

Auburn

1

2010

Miami (FL)

1

2001

Ohio State

1

2002

Oklahoma

1

2000

Tennessee

1

1998

Texas

1

2005

USC

0*

2004*

Game

Rowing

Women

BR, PD

Yale

8-0-1

References

Teams listed in italics indicate retroactive-applied championships.

Teams listed in bold reflect the NCAA’s designation as “Consensus National Champions” by virtue of their selection from 1950 onward by one or more selectors from Associated Press, UPI, Football Writers Association of America, NFF/College Football Hall of Fame, and USA Today.

BR, NCF, PD

1871

None (no games)

N/A

Boxing

Championship

NCF, PD

Princeton

2-0

Football

Championship

  USA Today/Amway

1950-present

PD

Harvard

4-0

The Coaches’ poll began selecting the top 20 teams on a weekly basis during the 1950-1951 college football season. Reading, PA. College Football Data Warehouse. “The road to the BCS has been a long one”. 2014. One of the earliest such polls was the AP College Football Poll, first run in 1934 (compiled and organized by Charles Woodroof, former SEC Assistant Director of Media Relations, but not recognized in the official NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records) and then continuously from 1936. Yost

BR, NCF

Pittsburgh

4-1

Glenn 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

BS, CFRA, PD, SR

Notre Dame

9-0

Knute Rockne

NCF, PD

Texas A&M

10-0

Dana X. (May 2009). 187 (34,129). pp. 13-16, 148-149. 2014 Penn Football Fact Book (PDF). The coaches did not conduct a vote after the bowls until 1974, in the wake of awarding their 1973 championship to Alabama, who lost to the AP champion, undefeated Notre Dame, in the Sugar Bowl.[10] The AP and Coaches’ polls remain the major rankings to this day.

Retrieved from “https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=College_football_national_championships_in_NCAA_Division_I_FBS&oldid=737962651″

NCF, PD

1875

Columbia

3-1-1

Other divisions

Golf

Men

Women

1960: Minnesota (AP, Coaches, FN, NFF) / Ole Miss (FWAA) / Iowa BS)

1961: Alabama (AP, Coaches, FN, NFF) / Ohio State (FWAA)

1962: USC

1963: Texas

1964: Alabama (AP, Coaches) / Arkansas (FWAA) / Notre Dame (FN, NFF)

1965: Alabama (AP, FWAA) / Michigan State (Coaches, FN, FWAA, NFF)

1966: Notre Dame (AP, Coaches, FN, FWAA, NFF) / Michigan State (NFF)

1967: USC

1968: Ohio State

1969: Texas

aParke Davis’ selection for 1901, as published in the 1935 Spalding’s Foot Ball Guide, was Harvard.[18]:233

bThe NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records book lists Sagarin as having selected Tennessee,[6]:114 while Sagarin’s official website gives Ohio State as its 1998 selection.[19]

cThe FWAA stripped USC of its 2004 Grantland Rice Trophy and vacated the selection of its national champion for 2004. Michigan State University Sports Information Department. Retrieved May 5, 2015.

^ Purinton, Jeff; Maxon, Josh; Walker, Doug; Paré, Jessica; Thompson, Alex (2011). National Football Foundation

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