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National Champions

YEAR TEAM COACH CONFERENCE DEFEATED RECORD
2023  Georgia BulldogsKirby SmartSECTCU, 65 - 715 - 0
2022  Georgia BulldogsKirby SmartSECAlabama, 33 - 1814 - 1
2021  Alabama Crimson TideNick SabanSECOhio State, 52 - 2413 - 0
2020  LSU TigersEd OrgeronSECClemson, 42 - 2515 - 0
2018  Clemson TigersDabo SwinneyACCAlabama, 44 - 1615 - 0
2017  Alabama Crimson TideNick SabanSECGeorgia, 26 - 2313 - 1
2016  Clemson TigersDabo SwinneyACCAlabama, 35 - 3114 - 1
2015  Alabama Crimson TideNick SabanSECClemson, 45 - 4014 - 1
2014  Ohio State BuckeyesUrban MeyerBig TenOregon, 42 - 2014 - 1
2013  Florida State SeminolesJimbo FisherACCAuburn, 34 - 3114 - 0
2012  Alabama Crimson TideNick SabanSECNotre Dame, 42 - 1413 - 1
2011  Alabama Crimson TideNick SabanSECLSU, 21 - 012 - 1
2010  Auburn TigersGene ChizikSECOregon, 22 - 1914 - 0
2009  Alabama Crimson TideNick SabanSECTexas, 37 - 2114 - 0
2008  Florida GatorsUrban MeyerSECOklahoma, 24 - 1413 - 1
2007  LSU TigersLes MilesSECOhio State, 38 - 2412 - 2
2006  Florida GatorsUrban MeyerSECOhio State, 41 - 1413 - 1
2005  Texas LonghornsMack BrownBig 12USC, 41 - 3813 - 0
2004  USC TrojansPete CarrollPAC-12Oklahoma, 55 - 1913 - 0
2003  LSU TigersNick SabanSECOklahoma, 21 - 1413 - 1
2002  Ohio State BuckeyesJim TresselBig TenMiami (FL), 31 - 2414 - 0
2001  Miami (FL) HurricanesLarry CokerACCNebraska, 37 - 1412 - 0
2000  Oklahoma SoonersBob StoopsBig 12Florida State, 13 - 213 - 0
1999  Florida State SeminolesBobby BowdenACCVirginia Tech, 46 - 2912 - 0
1998  Tennessee VolunteersPhillip FulmerSECFlorida State, 23 - 1613 - 0
1997  Michigan WolverinesLloyd CarrBig TenWashington State, 21 - 1612 - 0
1996  Florida GatorsSteve SpurrierSECFlorida State, 52 - 2012 - 1
1995  Nebraska CornhuskersTom OsborneBig TenFlorida, 62 - 2412 - 0
1994  Nebraska CornhuskersTom OsborneBig TenMiami (FL), 24 - 1713 - 0
1993  Florida State SeminolesBobby BowdenACCNebraska, 18 - 1612 - 1
1992  Alabama Crimson TideGene StallingsSECMiami (FL), 34 - 1313 - 0
1991  Miami (FL) HurricanesDennis EricksonACCNebraska, 22 - 012 - 0
1990  Colorado BuffaloesBill McCartneyPAC-12Notre Dame, 10 - 911 - 1 - 1
1989  Miami (FL) HurricanesDennis EricksonACCAlabama, 33 - 2511 - 1
1988  Notre Dame Fighting IrishLou HoltzINDWest Virginia, 34 - 2112 - 0
1987  Miami (FL) HurricanesJimmy JohnsonACCOklahoma, 20 - 1412 - 0
1986  Penn State Nittany LionsJoe PaternoBig TenMiami (FL), 14 - 1012 - 0
1985  Oklahoma SoonersBarry SwitzerBig 12Penn State, 25 - 1011 - 1
1984  BYU CougarsLaVell EdwardsBig 12Michigan, 24 - 1713 - 0
1983  Miami (FL) HurricanesHoward SchnellenbergerACCNebraska, 31 - 3011 - 1
1982  Penn State Nittany LionsJoe PaternoBig TenGeorgia, 27 - 2311 - 1
1981  Clemson TigersDanny FordACCNebraska, 22 - 1512 - 0
1980  Georgia BulldogsVince DooleySECNotre Dame, 17 - 1012 - 0
1979  Alabama Crimson TideBear BryantSECArkansas, 24 - 912 - 0
1978  Alabama Crimson TideBear BryantSECPenn State, 14 - 711 - 1
1977  Notre Dame Fighting IrishDan DevineINDTexas, 38 - 1011 - 1
1976  Pittsburgh PanthersJohnny MajorsACCGeorgia, 27 - 312 - 0
1975  Oklahoma SoonersBarry SwitzerBig 12Michigan, 14 - 611 - 1
1974  Oklahoma SoonersBarry SwitzerBig 12N/A, No Bowl11 - 0
1973  Notre Dame Fighting IrishAra ParseghianINDAlabama, 24 - 2311 - 0
1972  USC TrojansJohn McKayPAC-12Ohio State, 42 - 1712 - 0
1971  Nebraska CornhuskersBob DevaneyBig TenAlabama, 38 - 613 - 0
1970  Nebraska CornhuskersBob DevaneyBig TenLSU, 17 - 1211 - 0 - 1
1969  Texas LonghornsDarrell RoyalBig 12Notre Dame, 21 - 1711 - 0
1968  Ohio State BuckeyesWoody HayesBig TenUSC, 27 - 1610 - 0
1967  USC TrojansJohn McKayPAC-12Indiana, 14 - 310 - 1
1966  Notre Dame Fighting IrishAra ParseghianINDN/A, No Bowl9 - 0 - 1
1965  Alabama Crimson TideBear BryantSECNebraska, 39 - 289 - 1 - 1
1964  Alabama Crimson TideBear BryantSECTexas, 21 - 1710 - 1
1963  Texas LonghornsDarrell RoyalBig 12Navy, 28 - 611 - 0
1962  USC TrojansJohn McKayPAC-12Wisconsin, 42 - 3711 - 0
1961  Alabama Crimson TideBear BryantSECArkansas, 10 - 311 - 0
1960  Minnesota Golden GophersMurray WarmathBig TenWashington, 17 - 78 - 2
1959  Syracuse OrangeBen SchwartzwalderACCTexas, 23 - 1411 - 0
1958  LSU TigersPaul DietzelSECClemson, 7 - 011 - 0
1957  Auburn TigersShug JordanSECN/A, No Bowl10 - 0
1956  Oklahoma SoonersBud WilkinsonBig 12N/A, No Bowl10 - 0
1955  Oklahoma SoonersBud WilkinsonBig 12Maryland, 20 - 611 - 0
1954  Ohio State BuckeyesWoody HayesBig TenUSC, 20 - 710 - 0
1953  Maryland TerrapinsJim TatumBig TenOklahoma, 7 - 010 - 1
1952  Michigan State SpartansBiggie MunnBig TenN/A, No Bowl9 - 0
1951  Tennessee VolunteersBob NeylandSECMaryland, 28 - 1310 - 1
1950  Oklahoma SoonersBud WilkinsonBig 12Kentucky, 13 - 710 - 1
1949  Notre Dame Fighting IrishFrank LeahyINDN/A, No Bowl10 - 0
1948  Michigan WolverinesBennie OosterbaanBig TenN/A, No Bowl9 - 0
1947  Notre Dame Fighting IrishFrank LeahyINDN/A, No Bowl9 - 0
1946  Notre Dame Fighting IrishFrank LeahyINDN/A, No Bowl8 - 0 - 1
1945  Army Black KnightsRed BlaikINDN/A, No Bowl9 - 0
1944  Army Black KnightsRed BlaikINDN/A, No Bowl9 - 0
1943  Notre Dame Fighting IrishFrank LeahyINDN/A, No Bowl9 - 1
1942  Ohio State BuckeyesPaul BrownBig TenN/A, No Bowl9 - 1
1941  Minnesota Golden GophersBernie BiermanBig TenN/A, No Bowl8 - 0
1940  Minnesota Golden GophersBernie BiermanBig TenN/A, No Bowl8 - 0
1939  Texas A&M AggiesHomer NortonSECTulane, 14 - 1311 - 0
1938  TCU Horned FrogsDutch MeyerBig 12Carnegie Tech, 15 - 711 - 0
1937  Pittsburgh PanthersJock SutherlandACCN/A, No Bowl9 - 0 - 1
1936  Minnesota Golden GophersBernie BiermanBig TenN/A, No Bowl7 - 1
1935  Minnesota Golden GophersBernie BiermanBig TenN/A, No Bowl8 - 0
1934  Minnesota Golden GophersBernie BiermanBig TenN/A, No Bowl8 - 0
1933  Michigan WolverinesHarry KipkeBig TenN/A, No Bowl7 - 0 - 1
1932  USC TrojansHoward JonesPAC-12Pittsburgh, 35 - 010 - 0
1931  USC TrojansHoward JonesPAC-12Tulane, 21 - 1210 - 1
1930  Notre Dame Fighting IrishKnute RockneINDN/A, No Bowl10 - 0
1929  Notre Dame Fighting IrishKnute RockneINDN/A, No Bowl9 - 0
1928  Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsBill Alexander ACCCalifornia, 8 - 710 - 0
1927  Illinois Fighting IlliniBob ZuppkeBig TenN/A, No Bowl7 - 0 - 1
1926  Alabama Crimson TideWallace WadeSECStanford, 7 - 79 - 0 - 1
1926  Stanford CardinalGlenn 'Pop' WarnerPAC-12Alabama, 7 - 710 - 0 - 1
1925  Alabama Crimson TideWallace WadeSECWashington, 20 - 1910 - 0
1924  Notre Dame Fighting IrishKnute RockneINDStanford, 27 - 1010 - 0
1923  Illinois Fighting IlliniBob ZuppkeBig TenN/A, No Bowl8 - 0
1922  Cornell Big RedGil DobieIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl8 - 0
1921  Cornell Big RedGil DobieIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl8 - 0
1920  California Golden BearsAndy SmithPAC-12Ohio State, 28 - 09 - 0
1919  Harvard CrimsonBob FisherIvy LeagueOregon, 7 - 69 - 0 - 1
1918  Pittsburgh PanthersGlenn 'Pop' WarnerACCN/A, No Bowl4 - 1
1917  Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsJohn HeismanACCN/A, No Bowl9 - 0
1916  Pittsburgh PanthersGlenn 'Pop' WarnerACCN/A, No Bowl8 - 0
1915  Cornell Big RedAl SharpeIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl9 - 0
1914  Army Black KnightsCharley DalyINDN/A, No Bowl9 - 0
1913  Harvard CrimsonPercy HoughtonIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl9 - 0
1912  Harvard CrimsonPercy HoughtonIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl9 - 0
1911  Princeton TigersBill RoperIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl8 - 0 - 2
1910  Harvard CrimsonPercy HoughtonIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl8 - 0 - 1
1909  Yale BulldogsHoward JonesIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl10 - 0
1908  Pennsylvania QuakersSol MetzgerIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl11 - 0 - 1
1907  Yale BulldogsBill KnoxIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl9 - 0 - 1
1906  Princeton TigersBill RoperIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl9 - 0 - 1
1905  Chicago MaroonsAmos Alonzo StaggUAAN/A, No Bowl11 - 0
1904  Pennsylvania QuakersCarl WilliamsIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl12 - 0
1903  Princeton TigersArthur HillebrandIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl11 - 0
1902  Michigan WolverinesFielding YostBig TenN/A, No Bowl11 - 0
1901  Michigan WolverinesFielding YostBig TenStanford, 49 - 011 - 0
1900  Yale BulldogsMalcolm McBrideIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl12 - 0
1899  Harvard CrimsonBenjamin H. DibbleeIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl10 - 0 - 1
1898  Harvard CrimsonW. Cameron ForbesIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl11 - 0
1897  Pennsylvania QuakersGeorge WoodruffIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl15 - 0
1896  Princeton TigersFranklin MorseIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl10 - 0 - 1
1895  Pennsylvania QuakersGeorge WoodruffIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl14 - 0
1894  Yale BulldogsWilliam RhodesIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl16 - 0
1893  Princeton TigersNo CoachIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl11 - 0
1892  Yale BulldogsWalter CampIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl13 - 0
1891  Yale BulldogsWalter CampIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl13 - 0
1890  Harvard CrimsonGeorge StewartIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl11 - 0
1889  Princeton TigersNo CoachIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl9 - 0
1888  Yale BulldogsWalter CampIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl13 - 0
1887  Yale BulldogsNo CoachIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl9 - 0
1886  Yale BulldogsNo CoachIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl9 - 0 - 1
1885  Princeton TigersNo CoachIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl9 - 0
1884  Yale BulldogsNo CoachIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl9 - 0
1883  Yale BulldogsNo CoachIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl8 - 0
1882  Yale BulldogsNo CoachIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl8 - 0
1881  Yale BulldogsNo CoachIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl5 - 0 - 1
1880  Princeton TigersNo CoachIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl4 - 0 - 1
1880  Yale BulldogsNo CoachIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl4 - 0 - 1
1879  Princeton TigersNo CoachIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl4 - 0 - 1
1878  Princeton TigersNo CoachIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl6 - 0
1877  Yale BulldogsNo CoachIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl3 - 0 - 1
1876  Yale BulldogsNo CoachIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl3 - 0
1875  Harvard CrimsonNo CoachIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl4 - 0
1874  Yale BulldogsNo CoachIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl3 - 0
1873  Princeton TigersNo CoachIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl1 - 0
1872  Princeton TigersNo CoachIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl1 - 0
1871  None Selected No CoachN/A, No Bowl0 - 0
1870  Princeton TigersNo CoachIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl1 - 0
1869  Princeton TigersNo CoachIvy LeagueN/A, No Bowl1 - 1

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