NCAA College Football Championship Winners, Losers and MVP's



Complete history of NCAA Football Champions. From the days of #1 ranked teams (sometimes 2 in a year) to the BCS to the College Football Playoffs starting in 2014, Championship History lists them all. Also including past Heisman Trophy winners and all time best colllege team ever results.

Year   Era    #1 College
Team  
Runner
Up
Championship Score   Championship Game
Location
Championship Game MVP(s)   #2 AP
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#3 AP
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Heisman Trophy Winner   Heisman School   More Info
2015CFPAlabamaClemson45-40Glendale, Arizona
University of Phoenix Stadium
O.J. Howard (TE)ClemsonStanfordOhio StateDerrick Henry (RB)Alabama
Championship Score  :45-40
Glendale, Arizona University of Phoenix Stadium
Championship Game MVP(s): O.J. Howard (TE)
#2 AP Team:Clemson
#3 AP Team:Stanford
#4 AP Team:Ohio State
Heisman Trophy Winner: Derrick Henry (RB)
Heisman School: Alabama
2014CFPOhio StateOregon42-20Arlington, TX
AT&T Stadium
Ezekiel Elliott (QB)OregonTCUAlabamaMarcus Mariota (QB)Oregon
Championship Score  :42-20
Championship Game Location:Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium
Championship Game MVP(s) :Ezekiel Elliott (QB)
#2 AP Team:Oregon
#3 AP Team:TCU
#4 AP Team:Alabama
Heisman Trophy Winner :Marcus Mariota
Heisman School:Oregon
2013BCSFlorida StateAuburn34-31Pasadena, CA
Rose Bowl
Jameis Winston (QB), P.J. Williams (DB)AuburnMichigan StateSouth CarolinaJameis Winston (QB)Florida State
Championship Score  :34-31
Championship Game Location:Pasadena, CA Rose Bowl
Championship Game MVP(s) :Jameis Winston (QB), P.J. Williams (DB)
#2 AP Team:Auburn
#3 AP Team:Michigan State
#4 AP Team:South Carolina
Heisman Trophy Winner :Jameis Winston
Heisman School:Florida State
2012BCSAlabamaNotre Dame42-14Miami Gardens, FL
Sun Life Stadium
Eddie Lacy (RB), C.J. Mosley (LB)OregonOhio StateNotre DameJohnny Manziel (QB)Texas A&M
Championship Score  :42-14
Championship Game Location:Miami Gardens, FL Sun Life Stadium
Championship Game MVP(s) :Eddie Lacy (RB), C.J. Mosley (LB)
#2 AP Team:Oregon
#3 AP Team:Ohio State
#4 AP Team:Notre Dame
Heisman Trophy Winner :Johnny Manziel
Heisman School:Texas A&M
2011BCSAlabamaLSU21-0New Orleans, NO
Superdome
A.J. McCarron (QB), Courtney Upshaw (LB)LSUOklahoma StateOregonRobert Griffin III (QB)Baylor
Championship Score  :21-0
Championship Game Location:New Orleans, NO Superdome
Championship Game MVP(s) :A.J. McCarron (QB), Courtney Upshaw (LB)
#2 AP Team:LSU
#3 AP Team:Oklahoma State
#4 AP Team:Oregon
Heisman Trophy Winner :Robert Griffin III
Heisman School:Baylor
2010BCSAuburnOregon22-19Glendale, AZ
University of Phoenix Stadium
Michael Dyer (RB)TCUOregonStanfordCam Newton (QB)Auburn
Championship Score  :22-19
Championship Game Location:Glendale, AZ University of Phoenix Stadium
Championship Game MVP(s) :Michael Dyer (RB)
#2 AP Team:TCU
#3 AP Team:Oregon
#4 AP Team:Stanford
Heisman Trophy Winner :Cam Newton
Heisman School:Auburn
2009BCSAlabamaTexas37-21Pasadena, CA
Rose Bowl
Mark Ingram (RB)TexasFloridaBoise StateMark Ingram (RB)Alabama
Championship Score  :37-21
Championship Game Location:Pasadena, CA Rose Bowl
Championship Game MVP(s) :Mark Ingram (RB)
#2 AP Team:Texas
#3 AP Team:Florida
#4 AP Team:Boise State
Heisman Trophy Winner :Mark Ingram
Heisman School:Alabama
2008BCSFloridaOklahoma24-14Miami, FL
Dolphin Stadium
Tim Tebow (QB)UtahUSCTexasSam Bradford (QB)Oklahoma
Championship Score  :24-14
Championship Game Location:Miami, FL Dolphin Stadium
Championship Game MVP(s) :Tim Tebow (QB)
#2 AP Team:Utah
#3 AP Team:USC
#4 AP Team:Texas
Heisman Trophy Winner :Sam Bradford
Heisman School:Oklahoma
2007BCSLSUOhio State38-24New Orleans, NO
Louisiana Superdome
Matt Flynn (QB)GeorgiaUSCMissouriTim Tebow (QB)Florida
Championship Score  :38-24
Championship Game Location:New Orleans, NO Louisiana Superdome
Championship Game MVP(s) :Matt Flynn (QB)
#2 AP Team:Georgia
#3 AP Team:USC
#4 AP Team:Missouri
Heisman Trophy Winner :Tim Tebow
Heisman School:Florida
2006BCSFloridaOhio State41-14Glendale, AZ
University of Phoenix Stadium
Chris Leak (QB)Ohio StateLSUUSCTroy Smith (QB)Ohio State
Championship Score  :41-14
Championship Game Location:Glendale, AZ University of Phoenix Stadium
Championship Game MVP(s) :Chris Leak (QB)
#2 AP Team:Ohio State
#3 AP Team:LSU
#4 AP Team:USC
Heisman Trophy Winner :Troy Smith
Heisman School:Ohio State
2005BCSTexasUSC41-38Pasadena, CA
Rose Bowl
Vince Young (QB)USCPenn StateOhio StateReggie Bush (RB)USC
Championship Score  :41-38
Championship Game Location:Pasadena, CA Rose Bowl
Championship Game MVP(s) :Vince Young (QB)
#2 AP Team:USC
#3 AP Team:Penn State
#4 AP Team:Ohio State
Heisman Trophy Winner :Reggie Bush
Heisman School:USC
2004BCSUSCOklahoma55-19Miami, FL
Pro Player Stadium
Matt Leinart (QB)AuburnOklahomaUtahMatt Leinart (QB)USC
Championship Score  :55-19
Championship Game Location:Miami, FLPro Player Stadium
Championship Game MVP(s) :Matt Leinart (QB)
#2 AP Team:Auburn
#3 AP Team:Oklahoma
#4 AP Team:Utah
Heisman Trophy Winner :Matt Leinart
Heisman School:USC
2003BCSUSCOklahoma21-14New Orleans, NO
Louisiana Superdome
Justin Vincent (RB)LSUOklahomaOhio StateJason White (QB)Oklahoma
Championship Score  :21-14
Championship Game Location:New Orleans, NOLouisiana Superdome
Championship Game MVP(s) :Justin Vincent (RB)
#2 AP Team:LSU
#3 AP Team:Oklahoma
#4 AP Team:Ohio State
Heisman Trophy Winner :Jason White
Heisman School:Oklahoma
2002BCSOhio StateMiami (FL)31-24Tempe, AZ
Sun Devil Stadium
Craig Krenzel (QB)Miami (FL)GeorgiaUSCCarson Palmer (QB)USC
Championship Score  :31-24
Championship Game Location:Tempe, AZSun Devil Stadium
Championship Game MVP(s) :Craig Krenzel (QB)
#2 AP Team:Miami (FL)
#3 AP Team:Georgia
#4 AP Team:USC
Heisman Trophy Winner :Carson Palmer
Heisman School:USC
2001BCSMiami (Fla.)Nebraska37-14Pasadena, CA
Rose Bowl
Ken Dorsey (QB) and Andre Johnson (WR)OregonFloridaTennesseeEric Crouch (QB)University of Nebraska
Championship Score  :37-14
Championship Game Location:Pasadena, CARose Bowl
Championship Game MVP(s) :Ken Dorsey (QB) and Andre Johnson (WR)
#2 AP Team:Oregon
#3 AP Team:Florida
#4 AP Team:Tennessee
Heisman Trophy Winner :Eric Crouch
Heisman School:University of Nebraska
2000BCSOklahomaFlorida State13-2Miami, FL
Pro Player Stadium
Torrance Marshall (LB)Miami (FL)WashingtonOregon StateChris Weinke (QB)Florida State
Championship Score  :13-2
Championship Game Location:Miami, FLPro Player Stadium
Championship Game MVP(s) :Torrance Marshall (LB)
#2 AP Team:Miami (FL)
#3 AP Team:Washington
#4 AP Team:Oregon State
Heisman Trophy Winner :Chris Weinke
Heisman School:Florida State
1999BCSFlorida StateVirginia Tech46-29New Orleans, NO
Louisiana Superdome
Peter Warrick (WR)Virginia TechNebraskaWisconsinRon Dayne (RB)Wisconsin
Championship Score  :46-29
Championship Game Location:New Orleans, NOLouisiana Superdome
Championship Game MVP(s) :Peter Warrick (WR)
#2 AP Team:Virginia Tech
#3 AP Team:Nebraska
#4 AP Team:Wisconsin
Heisman Trophy Winner :Ron Dayne
Heisman School:Wisconsin
1998BCSTennesseeFlorida State23-16Tempe, AZ
Sun Devil Stadium
Peerless Price (WR) and Dwayne Goodrich (CB)Ohio StateFlorida StateArizonaRicky Williams (RB)Texas
Championship Score  :23-16
Championship Game Location:Tempe, AZSun Devil Stadium
Championship Game MVP(s) :Peerless Price (WR) and Dwayne Goodrich (CB)
#2 AP Team:Ohio State
#3 AP Team:Florida State
#4 AP Team:Arizona
Heisman Trophy Winner :Ricky Williams
Heisman School:Texas
1997AP PollMichiganWashington State21-16Miami, FL
1998 Orange Bowl
NebraskaFlorida StateFloridaCharles Woodson (CB)Michigan
Championship Score  :21-16
Championship Game Location:Miami, FL1998 Orange Bowl
Championship Game MVP(s) :
#2 AP Team:Nebraska
#3 AP Team:Florida State
#4 AP Team:Florida
Heisman Trophy Winner :Charles Woodson
Heisman School:Michigan
1996AP PollFloridaFlorida State52-20New Orleans, Louisiana
1997 Nokia Sugar Bowl
Ohio StateFlorida StateArizona StateDanny Wuerffel (QB)Florida
Championship Score  :52-20
Championship Game Location:New Orleans, Louisiana1997 Nokia Sugar Bowl
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#2 AP Team:Ohio State
#3 AP Team:Florida State
#4 AP Team:Arizona State
Heisman Trophy Winner :Danny Wuerffel
Heisman School:Florida
1995AP PollNebraskaFlorida62-24Tempe, AZ
1996 Fiesta Bowl
FloridaTennesseeFlorida StateEddie George (RB)Ohio State
Championship Score  :62-24
Championship Game Location:Tempe, AZ1996 Fiesta Bowl
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#2 AP Team:Florida
#3 AP Team:Tennessee
#4 AP Team:Florida State
Heisman Trophy Winner :Eddie George
Heisman School:Ohio State
1994AP PollNebraskaMiami (FL)24-17Miami, FL
1995 Orange Bowl
Penn StateColoradoFlorida StateRashaan Salaam (RB)Colorado
Championship Score  :24-17
Championship Game Location:Miami, FL1995 Orange Bowl
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#2 AP Team:Penn State
#3 AP Team:Colorado
#4 AP Team:Florida State
Heisman Trophy Winner :Rashaan Salaam
Heisman School:Colorado
1993AP PollFlorida StateNebraska18-16Miami, FL
1994 Orange Bowl
Notre DameNebraskaAuburnCharlie Ward (QB)Florida State
Championship Score  :18-16
Championship Game Location:Miami, FL1994 Orange Bowl
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#2 AP Team:Notre Dame
#3 AP Team:Nebraska
#4 AP Team:Auburn
Heisman Trophy Winner :Charlie Ward
Heisman School:Florida State
1992AP PollAlabamaMiami (FL)34-13New Orleans, Louisiana
1993 Sugar Bowl
Florida StateMiami (FL)Notre DameGino Torretta (QB)Miami
Championship Score  :34-13
Championship Game Location:New Orleans, Louisiana1993 Sugar Bowl
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#2 AP Team:Florida State
#3 AP Team:Miami (FL)
#4 AP Team:Notre Dame
Heisman Trophy Winner :Gino Torretta
Heisman School:Miami
1991AP PollMiami (FL)Nebraska22-0Miami, FL
1992 Orange Bowl
WashingtonPenn StateFlorida StateDesmond Howard (WR)Michigan
Championship Score  :22-0
Championship Game Location:Miami, FL1992 Orange Bowl
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#2 AP Team:Washington
#3 AP Team:Penn State
#4 AP Team:Florida State
Heisman Trophy Winner :Desmond Howard
Heisman School:Michigan
1990AP PollColoradoNotre Dame10-9Miami, FL
1991 Orange Bowl
Georgia TechMiami (FL)Florida StateTy Detmer (QB)Brigham Young
Championship Score  :10-9
Championship Game Location:Miami, FL1991 Orange Bowl
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#2 AP Team:Georgia Tech
#3 AP Team:Miami (FL)
#4 AP Team:Florida State
Heisman Trophy Winner :Ty Detmer
Heisman School:Brigham Young
1989AP PollMiami (Fla.)Alabama33-25New Orleans, Louisiana
1990 Sugar Bowl
Notre DameFlorida StateColoradoAndre Ware (QB)Houston
Championship Score  :33-25
Championship Game Location:New Orleans, Louisiana1990 Sugar Bowl
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#2 AP Team:Notre Dame
#3 AP Team:Florida State
#4 AP Team:Colorado
Heisman Trophy Winner :Andre Ware
Heisman School:Houston
1988AP PollNotre DameWest Virginia34-21Tempe, AZ
1989 Fiesta Bowl
Miami (FL)Florida StateMichiganBarry Sanders (RB)Oklahoma State
Championship Score  :34-21
Championship Game Location:Tempe, AZ1989 Fiesta Bowl
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#2 AP Team:Miami (FL)
#3 AP Team:Florida State
#4 AP Team:Michigan
Heisman Trophy Winner :Barry Sanders
Heisman School:Oklahoma State
1987AP PollMiami (Fla.)Oklahoma20-14Miami, FL
1988 Orange Bowl
Florida StateOklahomaSyracuseTim Brown (WR)Notre Dame
Championship Score  :20-14
Championship Game Location:Miami, FL1988 Orange Bowl
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#2 AP Team:Florida State
#3 AP Team:Oklahoma
#4 AP Team:Syracuse
Heisman Trophy Winner :Tim Brown
Heisman School:Notre Dame
1986AP PollPenn StateMiami (FL)14-10Tempe, AZ
1987 Fiesta Bowl
Miami (FL)OklahomaArizona StateVinny Testaverde (QB)Miami
Championship Score  :14-10
Championship Game Location:Tempe, AZ1987 Fiesta Bowl
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#2 AP Team:Miami (FL)
#3 AP Team:Oklahoma
#4 AP Team:Arizona State
Heisman Trophy Winner :Vinny Testaverde
Heisman School:Miami
1985AP PollOklahomaPenn State25-10Miami, FL
1986 Orange Bowl
MichicanPenn StateTennesseeBo Jackson (RB)Auburn
Championship Score  :25-10
Championship Game Location:Miami, FL1986 Orange Bowl
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#2 AP Team:Michican
#3 AP Team:Penn State
#4 AP Team:Tennessee
Heisman Trophy Winner :Bo Jackson
Heisman School:Auburn
1984AP PollBrigham YoungWashingtonFloridaNebraskaDoug FlutieBoston College
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#2 AP Team:Washington
#3 AP Team:Florida
#4 AP Team:Nebraska
Heisman Trophy Winner :Doug Flutie
Heisman School:Boston College
1983AP PollMiami (Fla.)NebraskaAuburnGeorgiaMike RozierNebraska
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#2 AP Team:Nebraska
#3 AP Team:Auburn
#4 AP Team:Georgia
Heisman Trophy Winner :Mike Rozier
Heisman School:Nebraska
1982AP PollPenn StateSouthern MethodistNebraskaGeorgiaHerschel WalkerGeorgia
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#2 AP Team:Southern Methodist
#3 AP Team:Nebraska
#4 AP Team:Georgia
Heisman Trophy Winner :Herschel Walker
Heisman School:Georgia
1981AP PollClemsonTexasPenn StatePittsburghMarcus AllenUSC
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#2 AP Team:Texas
#3 AP Team:Penn State
#4 AP Team:Pittsburgh
Heisman Trophy Winner :Marcus Allen
Heisman School:USC
1980AP PollGeorgiaPittsburghOklahomaMichiganGeorge RogersSouth Carolina
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#2 AP Team:Pittsburgh
#3 AP Team:Oklahoma
#4 AP Team:Michigan
Heisman Trophy Winner :George Rogers
Heisman School:South Carolina
1979AP PollAlabamaUSCOklahomaOhio StateCharles WhiteUSC
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#2 AP Team:USC
#3 AP Team:Oklahoma
#4 AP Team:Ohio State
Heisman Trophy Winner :Charles White
Heisman School:USC
1978AP PollAlabamaUSCOklahomaPenn StateBilly SimsOklahoma
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#2 AP Team:USC
#3 AP Team:Oklahoma
#4 AP Team:Penn State
Heisman Trophy Winner :Billy Sims
Heisman School:Oklahoma
1977AP PollNotre DameAlabamaArkansasTexasEarl CampbellTexas
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#2 AP Team:Alabama
#3 AP Team:Arkansas
#4 AP Team:Texas
Heisman Trophy Winner :Earl Campbell
Heisman School:Texas
1976AP PollPittsburghUSCMichiganHoustonTony DorsettPittsburgh
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#2 AP Team:USC
#3 AP Team:Michigan
#4 AP Team:Houston
Heisman Trophy Winner :Tony Dorsett
Heisman School:Pittsburgh
1975AP PollOklahomaArizona StateAlabamaOhio StateArchie GriffinOhio State
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#2 AP Team:Arizona State
#3 AP Team:Alabama
#4 AP Team:Ohio State
Heisman Trophy Winner :Archie Griffin
Heisman School:Ohio State
1974AP PollOklahomaUSCMichiganOhio StateArchie GriffinOhio State
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#2 AP Team:USC
#3 AP Team:Michigan
#4 AP Team:Ohio State
Heisman Trophy Winner :Archie Griffin
Heisman School:Ohio State
1973AP PollNotre DameOhio StateOklahomaAlabamaJohn CappellettiPenn State
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#2 AP Team:Ohio State
#3 AP Team:Oklahoma
#4 AP Team:Alabama
Heisman Trophy Winner :John Cappelletti
Heisman School:Penn State
1972AP PollUSCJohnny RodgersNebraska
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Johnny Rodgers
Heisman School:Nebraska
1971AP PollNebraskaPat SullivanAuburn
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Pat Sullivan
Heisman School:Auburn
1970AP PollTexas and NebraskaJim PlunkettStanford
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Jim Plunkett
Heisman School:Stanford
1969AP PollTexasSteve OwensOklahoma
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Steve Owens
Heisman School:Oklahoma
1968AP PollOhio StateO. J. SimpsonUSC
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Heisman Trophy Winner :O. J. Simpson
Heisman School:USC
1967AP PollUSCGary BebanUCLA
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Gary Beban
Heisman School:UCLA
1966AP PollNotre DameSteve SpurrierFlorida
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Steve Spurrier
Heisman School:Florida
1965AP PollAlabama and Michigan StateMike GarrettUSC
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Mike Garrett
Heisman School:USC
1964AP PollAlabamaJohn HuarteNotre Dame
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Heisman Trophy Winner :John Huarte
Heisman School:Notre Dame
1963AP PollTexasRoger StaubachNavy
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Roger Staubach
Heisman School:Navy
1962AP PollUSCTerry BakerOregon State
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Terry Baker
Heisman School:Oregon State
1961AP PollAlabamaErnie DavisSyracuse
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Ernie Davis
Heisman School:Syracuse
1960AP PollMinnesotaJoe BellinoNavy
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Joe Bellino
Heisman School:Navy
1959AP PollSyracuseBilly CannonLouisiana State
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Billy Cannon
Heisman School:Louisiana State
1958AP PollLouisiana StatePete DawkinsArmy
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Pete Dawkins
Heisman School:Army
1957AP PollAuburn and Ohio StateJohn CrowTexas A & M
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Heisman Trophy Winner :John Crow
Heisman School:Texas A & M
1956AP PollOklahomaPaul HornungNotre Dame
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Paul Hornung
Heisman School:Notre Dame
1955AP PollOklahomaHoward CassadyOhio State
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Howard Cassady
Heisman School:Ohio State
1954AP PollOhio State and UCLAAlan AmecheWisconsin
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Alan Ameche
Heisman School:Wisconsin
1953AP PollMarylandJohnny LattnerNotre Dame
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Johnny Lattner
Heisman School:Notre Dame
1952AP PollMichigan StateBilly VesselsOklahoma
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Billy Vessels
Heisman School:Oklahoma
1951AP PollTennesseeDick KazmaierPrinceton
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Dick Kazmaier
Heisman School:Princeton
1950AP PollOklahomaVic JanowiczOhio State
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Vic Janowicz
Heisman School:Ohio State
1949AP PollNotre DameLeon HartNotre Dame
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Leon Hart
Heisman School:Notre Dame
1948AP PollMichiganDoak WalkerSouthern Methodist
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Doak Walker
Heisman School:Southern Methodist
1947AP PollNotre DameJohnny LujackNotre Dame
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Johnny Lujack
Heisman School:Notre Dame
1946AP PollNotre DameGlenn DavisArmy
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Glenn Davis
Heisman School:Army
1945AP PollArmyFelix BlanchardArmy
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Felix Blanchard
Heisman School:Army
1944AP PollArmyLeslie HorvathOhio State
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Leslie Horvath
Heisman School:Ohio State
1943AP PollNotre DameAngelo BertelliNotre Dame
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Angelo Bertelli
Heisman School:Notre Dame
1942AP PollOhio StateFrank SinkwichGeorgia
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Frank Sinkwich
Heisman School:Georgia
1941AP PollMinnesotaBruce SmithMinnesota
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Bruce Smith
Heisman School:Minnesota
1940AP PollMinnesotaTom HarmonMichigan
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Tom Harmon
Heisman School:Michigan
1939AP PollTexas A & MNile KinnickIowa
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Heisman Trophy Winner :Nile Kinnick
Heisman School:Iowa
1938AP PollTexas ChristianDavey O'BrienTexas Christian
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#3 AP Team:
#4 AP Team:
Heisman Trophy Winner :Davey O'Brien
Heisman School:Texas Christian
1937AP PollPittsburghClinton FrankYale
Championship Score  :
Championship Game Location:
Championship Game MVP(s) :
#2 AP Team:
#3 AP Team:
#4 AP Team:
Heisman Trophy Winner :Clinton Frank
Heisman School:Yale
1936AP PollMinnesotaLarry KelleyYale
Championship Score  :
Championship Game Location:
Championship Game MVP(s) :
#2 AP Team:
#3 AP Team:
#4 AP Team:
Heisman Trophy Winner :Larry Kelley
Heisman School:Yale


Championship History College Football List of All-Time Best Schools!!

Rankings are determined as:
  • 5 points for #1 AP Poll, BCS Winner or CFP win (Championship Points)
  • 3 points for #2 final ranking in the AP Poll
  • 2 points for #3 final ranking in the AP Poll
  • 1 point for #4 final ranking in the AP Poll
  • 1 point for being in the CFP, but falling outside the top 4 final AP Poll rankings.
  • 1 point for being in the BCS Championship Game, but falling outside the top 4 final AP Poll rankings.
    Denoted as "EXTRA" in the table below.

NOTES: These rankings are based on data from 1980 to the present. The modern era of college football is often said to have started in the 1980's.
Heisman Totals: Total Heisman winners is also from 1980 to the present.
School Modern Era Total Points Championships (5) #2 AP Polls (3) #3 AP Polls (2) #4 AP Polls (1) Extra (1) BCS / CFP Appearences Heisman Trophy Winners 2000 - Present
Total Points
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Alabama26515221
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):1
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:5
Heisman Trophy Winners:2
2000 - Present
Total Points:21
Arizona110
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):1
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:
2000 - Present
Total Points:0
Arizona State220
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):2
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:
2000 - Present
Total Points:0
Auburn1412112211
#3 AP Polls (2):1
#4 AP Polls (1):1
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:2
Heisman Trophy Winners:2
2000 - Present
Total Points:11
Baylor010
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:1
2000 - Present
Total Points:0
Boise State111
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):1
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:
2000 - Present
Total Points:1
Boston College010
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:1
2000 - Present
Total Points:0
BYU5110
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:1
2000 - Present
Total Points:0
Clemson81113
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:1
Heisman Trophy Winners:
2000 - Present
Total Points:3
Colorado811110
#3 AP Polls (2):1
#4 AP Polls (1):1
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:1
2000 - Present
Total Points:0
Florida2531312214
#3 AP Polls (2):3
#4 AP Polls (1):1
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:2
Heisman Trophy Winners:2
2000 - Present
Total Points:14
Florida State3732542537
#3 AP Polls (2):5
#4 AP Polls (1):4
Extra (1) :2
BCS / CFP Appearences:5
Heisman Trophy Winners:3
2000 - Present
Total Points:7
Georgia12111215
#3 AP Polls (2):1
#4 AP Polls (1):2
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:1
2000 - Present
Total Points:5
Georgia Tech310
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:
2000 - Present
Total Points:0
Houston010
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:1
2000 - Present
Total Points:0
LSU13121213
#3 AP Polls (2):1
#4 AP Polls (1):
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:2
Heisman Trophy Winners:
2000 - Present
Total Points:13
Miami (FL)415422211
#3 AP Polls (2):2
#4 AP Polls (1):
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:2
Heisman Trophy Winners:2
2000 - Present
Total Points:11
Michigan1011220
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):2
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:2
2000 - Present
Total Points:0
Michigan State212
#3 AP Polls (2):1
#4 AP Polls (1):
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:
2000 - Present
Total Points:2
Missouri111
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):1
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:
2000 - Present
Total Points:1
Nebraska2422311121
#3 AP Polls (2):3
#4 AP Polls (1):1
Extra (1) :1
BCS / CFP Appearences:1
Heisman Trophy Winners:2
2000 - Present
Total Points:1
Notre Dame13122111
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):2
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:1
Heisman Trophy Winners:1
2000 - Present
Total Points:1
Oklahoma212514210
#3 AP Polls (2):5
#4 AP Polls (1):
Extra (1) :1
BCS / CFP Appearences:4
Heisman Trophy Winners:2
2000 - Present
Total Points:10
Oklahoma State2112
#3 AP Polls (2):1
#4 AP Polls (1):
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:1
2000 - Present
Total Points:2
Ohio State24231214218
#3 AP Polls (2):1
#4 AP Polls (1):2
Extra (1) :1
BCS / CFP Appearences:4
Heisman Trophy Winners:2
2000 - Present
Total Points:18
Oregon123112112
#3 AP Polls (2):1
#4 AP Polls (1):1
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:2
Heisman Trophy Winners:1
2000 - Present
Total Points:12
Oregon State111
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):1
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:
2000 - Present
Total Points:1
Penn State212142
#3 AP Polls (2):4
#4 AP Polls (1):
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:
2000 - Present
Total Points:2
Pittsburgh4110
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):1
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:
2000 - Present
Total Points:0
South Carolina1111
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):1
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:1
2000 - Present
Total Points:1
Southern Methodist310
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:
2000 - Present
Total Points:0
Stanford111
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):1
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:
2000 - Present
Total Points:1
Syracuse110
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):1
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:
2000 - Present
Total Points:0
TCU5115
#3 AP Polls (2):1
#4 AP Polls (1):
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:
2000 - Present
Total Points:5
Tennessee911211
#3 AP Polls (2):1
#4 AP Polls (1):2
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:1
Heisman Trophy Winners:
2000 - Present
Total Points:1
Texas12121219
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):1
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:2
Heisman Trophy Winners:1
2000 - Present
Total Points:9
Texas A&M010
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:1
2000 - Present
Total Points:0
USC1921223419
#3 AP Polls (2):2
#4 AP Polls (1):2
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:3
Heisman Trophy Winners:4
2000 - Present
Total Points:19
Utah4114
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):1
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:
2000 - Present
Total Points:4
Virginia Tech3110
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:1
Heisman Trophy Winners:
2000 - Present
Total Points:0
Washington8212
#3 AP Polls (2):1
#4 AP Polls (1):
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:
2000 - Present
Total Points:2
Wisconsin1110
#3 AP Polls (2):
#4 AP Polls (1):1
Extra (1) :
BCS / CFP Appearences:
Heisman Trophy Winners:1
2000 - Present
Total Points:0

College Football Interesting Notes:
2014: Florida State lost to Oregon in the first round of the CFP and when the final rankings came out, they ended up 5th in the AP Poll.
2005: USC gave up 12 wins due to NCAA sanctions, thus vacating their title.
2003: USC was ranked #1 in polls, but #3 in BCS rankings. Thus some consider USC the #1 team for 2003, despite note playing in the BCS Championship Game.
1997 and Prior: During the AP Pool era, the #1 team didn't always play the #2 ranked team to determine a championship. This site displays the final #1 ranked team and corresponding bowl game that was won to earn that final ranking.
1991: Washington ended the season as #1 in the Coaches Poll. They are listed above as #2, due to their final ranking in the AP Poll.
1990: Georgia Tech ended the season as the #1 in the Coaches Poll.

CFP: College Football Playoff
BCS: Bowl Championship Series

NCAA College Football history of winners provided by ChampionshipHistory.com



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