NATIONAL CHAMPIONS OF THE PAST
Year Champion
2013 Florida State (14-0)
2012 Alabama (13-1)
2011 Alabama (12-1)
2010 Auburn (14-0)
2009 Alabama (14-0)
2008 Florida (13-1)
2007 Louisiana State (12-2)
2006 Florida (13-1)
2005 Texas (13-0)
2004 Southern California (13-0)
2003 Louisiana State (13-1)
Southern California (12-1)
2002 Ohio State (14-0)
2001 Miami (12-0)
2000 Oklahoma (13-0)
1999 Florida State (12-0)
1998 Tennessee (13-0)
1997
Michigan (12-0)
Nebraska (13-0)
1996 Florida (12-1)
1995 Nebraska (12-0)
1994 Nebraska (13-0)
1993 Florida State (12-1)
1992 Alabama (13-0)
1991
Washington (12-0)
Miami (12-0)
1990
Colorado (11-1-1)
Georgia Tech (11-0-1)
1989 Miami (11-1)
1988 Notre Dame (12-0)
1987 Miami (12-0)
1986 Penn State (12-0)
1985 Oklahoma (11-1)
1984 Brigham Young (13-0)
1983 Miami (11-1)
1982 Penn State (11-1)
1981 Clemson (12-0)
1980 Georgia (12-0)
1979 Alabama (12-0)
1978
Alabama (12-1)
Southern Cal (12-1)
1977 Notre Dame (11-1)
1976 Pittsburgh (12-0)
1975 Oklahoma (11-1)
1974
Oklahoma (11-0)
Southern Cal (10-1-1)
1973
Notre Dame (11-0)
Alabama (11-1)
1972 Southern Cal (12-0)
1971 Nebraska (13-0)
1970
Nebraska (11-0-1)
Texas (10-1)
1969 Texas (11-0)
1968 Ohio State (10-0)
1967 Southern Cal (10-1)
1966 Notre Dame (9-0-1)
1965 Alabama (9-1-1)
Michigan St. (10-1)
1964 Alabama (10-1)
1963 Texas (11-0)
1962 Southern Cal (11-0)
1961 Alabama (11-0)
1960 Minnesota (8-2)
1959 Syracuse (11-0)
1958 LSU (11-0)
1957 Auburn (10-0)
Ohio State (9-1)
1956 Oklahoma (10-0)
1955 Oklahoma (11-0)
1954 Ohio State (10-0)
UCLA (9-0)
1953 Maryland (10-1)
1952 Michigan State (9-0)
1951 Tennessee (10-0)
1950 Oklahoma (10-1)
1949 Notre Dame (10-0)
1948 Michigan (9-0)
1947 Notre Dame (9-0)
1946 Notre Dame (8-0-1)
1945 Army (9-0)
1944 Army (9-0)
1943 Notre Dame (9-1)
1942 Ohio State (9-1)
1941 Minnesota (8-0)
1940 Minnesota (8-0)
1939 Texas A&M (11-0)
1938 Texas Christian (11-0)
1937 Pittsburgh (9-0-1)
1936 Minnesota (7-1)
Year School Selecting organization
1935 Minnesota CFRA, HAF, NCF
1934 Minnesota CFRA, HAF, NCF
1933 Michigan CFRA, HAF, NCF
1932 Southern California CFRA, HAF, NCF
1931 Southern California CFRA, HAF, NCF
1930 Alabama
Notre Dame
CFRA
HAF, NCF
1929 Notre Dame CFRA, HAF, NCF
1928 Georgia Tech. CFRA, HAF, NCF
1927 Illinois
Yale
HAF, NCF
CFRA
1926 Alabama
Stanford
CFRA, HAF, NCF
HAF
1925 Alabama CFRA, HAF, NCF
1924 Notre Dame CFRA, HAF, NCF
1923 Illinois
Michigan
CFRA, HAF, NCF
NCF
1922 California
Cornell
Princeton
NCF
HAF
CFRA, NCF
1921 California
Cornell
CFRA
NCF, HAF
1920 California CFRA, HAF, NCF
1919 Harvard
Illinois
Notre Dame
Texas A&M
CFRA, HAF, NCF
CFRA
NCF
NCF
1918 Michigan
Pittsburg
NCF
HAF, NCF
1917 Georgia Tech. HAF, NCF
1916 Pittsburgh HAF, NCF
1915 Cornell HAF, NCF
1914 Army HAF, NCF
1913 Harvard HAF, NCF
1912 Harvard
Penn St.
HAF, NCF
NCF
1911 Penn St.
Princeton
NCF
HAF, NCF
1910 Harvard
Pittsburgh
HAF, NCF
NCF
1909 Yale HAF, NCF
1908 LSU
Pennsylvania
NCF
HAF, NCF
1907 Yale HAF, NCF
1906 Princeton HAF, NCF
1905 Chicago HAF, NCF
1904 Michigan
Pennsylvania
NCF
HAF, NCF
1903 Michigan
Princeton
NCF
HAF, NCF
1902 Michigan HAF, NCF
1901 Michigan HAF, NCF
1900 Yale HAF, NCF
1899 Harvard HAF, NCF
1898 Harvard HAF, NCF
1897 Pennsylvania HAF, NCF
1896 Lafayette
Princeton
NCF
HAF, NCF
1895 Pennsylvania HAF, NCF
1894 Yale HAF, NCF
1893 Princeton HAF, NCF
1892 Yale HAF, NCF
1891 Yale HAF, NCF
1890 Harvard HAF, NCF
1889 Princeton HAF, NCF
1888 Yale HAF, NCF
1887 Yale HAF, NCF
1886 Yale HAF, NCF
1885 Princeton HAF, NCF
1884 Yale HAF, NCF
1883 Yale HAF, NCF
1882 Yale NCF
1881 Yale NCF
1880 Princeton
Yale
NCF
NCF
1879 Princeton NCF
1878 Princeton NCF
1877 Yale NCF
1876 Yale NCF
1875 Harvard NCF
1874 Yale NCF
1873 Princeton NCF
1872 Princeton NCF
1871 None selected  
1870 Princeton NCF
1869 Princeton NCF