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212014 Ohio State Buckeyes

When you win 3 straight championship games, with your third string QB including wins over #1 Alabama and #2 Oregon in the first college football playoff game, you deserve to be considered the best. Go Bucks!

Well as proven they could plug just about anyone in at QB and still good enough to win a championship. The Next year their lineup is so deep they have to move the former starting quarterback to wide reciever. Just crazy

As much as I didn't want them to win the championship, winning the Big 10 championship 59-0, upsetting Alabama, and holding Oregon's offense to 20 points in the National Championship, all with a 3rd-string QB, is pretty impressive.

OHIO states my bae

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221972 USC Trojans

How quickly people forget! Is this a popularity poll or fact! This SC team was in the top 3 ever!

Um Hello? This was the best team ever. Sam Cunningham and OJ Simpson?! They blew out every team they faced.

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232007 Florida Gators

TEBOW. The Denver Broncos just made the biggest mistake ever so good luck tebow in NY

The Florida Gators have had many seasons where they lost only one game. All of the other teams on this list are no where near as good as the Florida Gators. The only team that beat them in 2009^^2010 is the Alabama Crimson Tide. These other teams do not match the Gators when it comes to skill.


Tebow, Harvin, Rainey, Spikes, Haden, Hernandez, and Cooper I mean how can you deny that this team is the best. And I am a Alabama fan.

I love the gators

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241998 Tennessee Volunteers

Peyton manning was not on this team though, they were very good on defense with 11 nfl caliber starters, peerless price was most dynamic player on team and the Arkansas game was an instant classic

Beat 8 top ten teams, 3 of which went to BCS Bowls. Beat all of them! Many on this list are good, but didn't win every single game and none of them had to beat both Florida schools in their prime with Spurrier and Bowden at the helm. 13-0 UNDEFEATED 1998 SEC and National Champions.

Great pass catchers. Payton was gone but those who played with him were still there. Great running backs and OL.

Should not even be in top 20.

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252011 LSU Tigers

Was undefeated with the hardest schedule, up to the BCS championship.

262002 Ohio State Buckeyes

This should just be an extension of the 01 Hurricanes since the championship should really be theirs. Worst call in history and took away from the greatest team in history.

We won it and we aren't done yet. Go Buckeyes!

Miami wasn't cheated because there was a holding call back in regulation that stopped Ohio state from converting a 3rd down that could've ran out the clock.
That whole games just shows why refs need to be replaced.

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281945 Army Black Nights

The Army Football Team of 1945 is undoubtedly the greatest of all-time. A lot of the teams listed above Army couldn't even compete against that Army team which had not only a dominant defense but had one the greatest backfields in with Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis rolled over every opponent.

Vince Lombardi ya know the greatest coach of all time was on their staff. Their head coach Red Blaik ran the team without tolerance for any failure. The team was more disciplined than the army itself and as a result they could've beat anyone

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291947 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

2 Million GIs were coming back from the war and many entering college on the GI bill. As a result, this was an environment where battle hardened soldiers were playing college ball and for college coaches it was like having unlimited scholarships. This was the most competitive era in college football history. To be national champs in this era defined you as the greatest team ever.

301999 Florida State Seminoles

Peter Warrick was the best player in college football in 1999. and was responsible for 20 points in the 200 0 sugar bowl

They might not have had a hard ACC schedule but at least they beat them like they should

This is retarded they should be top 10

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311974 Oklahoma Sooners

Only one opponent played the Sooners within 14 points and four failed to score a touchdown. At the same time, OU led the nation in scoring offense with an average of 43 points per game to finish the season as the only undefeated team in the country at 11 . Oklahoma was loaded with talent, evidenced by its eight All Americans, the most of any season to that point. OU's wishbone offense, triggered by running back Joe Washington, fullback Jim Littrell, and quarterback Steve Davis, averaged 73.9 rushing attempts per game, which still stands as an NCAA single season record, 1 as does its 21.4 rushing first downs per game.

only undefeated team that year outscored opposition 473-92 averaged 43ppg and only gave up 8.3ppg

The 74 Sooners only ranked 17th? You people have to be daft. This was the greatest college football team ever assembled. They nearly all went to the pros.

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321961 Alabama Crimson Tide

the best D-fense ever. only allowed 2 points per game. good offense too. the best program ever. best coach ever.

Only allowed 25 points all season

331955 Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma sooners are probably the most successful ncaa football team ever. They've had so many heisman trophy winners. They've had a ton of first round draft picks and one of the hardest places to play

The Oklahoma Sooners have the facts to back them up... they are one of the best football teams ever.

A great Orange Bowl victory over # 2 Maryland by 20 to 6 put an exclamation point on the season.

The Oklahoma sooners are the best college football team because we have dominated

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342004 Auburn Tigers

Perfect team, Carnell "Cadillac" Williams (NFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2006), Jason Campbell, John Vaugh.
Should have been in the national championship

Easily the most balanced and best team of that season, no body could have come close to them in the championship game. War dam eagle! - gooner4life

I agree defienatly should have been in national championship

Auburn is a joke glad they didn't make to the title game

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351982 Georgia Bulldogs

Yea their good my whole room is bulldog stuff I love harry dog you my friend are awesome and who let the dogs out who who who

GO DAWGS! GO DAWGS! Hershal Walker was our man! Love AJ Green, too!

I don't know how Georgia is not #1. Unlike most teams we are great every year no matter the circumstance. We have had Herschel Walker, Aaron Murray (still have), Jarvis Jones, AJ Green, Knowshon Moreno, Fran Tarkenton, Champ Bailey, Matt Stafford, Frank Sinkwich and so much more. GO DAWGS

we owned every one on the field

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361964 Alabama Crimson Tide
371986 Miami Hurricanes

Incredible history. This team changed all of college football. The NCAA managed to dismantle their efficacy. Teams break their arms patting themselves on their own backs when they defeat a football program that was undone by the NCAA. All of these schools need to cut it out, there is only one "U". Often imitated...

Put any of these teams against the Canes in the National Title game, those teams will have the fight of their lives.

Even though they lost to penn state, we had so many first rounders off that team.. Too many to count

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381959 Syracuse Orangemen

They dominated and they had be be good... Ernie Davis was a special person. Even speaking with him on campus... he he gave me some of his time... and was a wonderful young man!

People don't remember this team because Syracuse isn't a storied program, but my grandpa said he saw this team play and he said they were very good. - TrinityTrojan

THESE GUYS ALL THE WAY! All because of Ernie Davis! He was the best football player that ever played or at least the best black player that played

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391983 Miami HurricanesV1 Comment
401965 Alabama Crimson Tide
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