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Who has the best college football program?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Marvin, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    1. USC
    2. Notre Dame
    3. Ohio State
    4. Nebraska
    5. Miami
    6. Michigan
    7. Alabama (it is their poll)
    8. Penn St
    9. Oklahoma
    10. Texas
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Yeah, but for everyone of those, there's two of these

  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Maybe they'll create their own little poll and vote the national title to Alabama for each of the last 30 years...
  4. abesimpson22

    abesimpson22 Guest

    In 1973, Alabama finished No. 1 and Notre Dame No. 2 in the final AP poll of the regular season (or maybe it was UPI). Whatever poll it was, they didn't recast after the bowl games.

    Notre Dame, if I remember right, destroyed Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.

    Tide fans, and the university, still proudly wave the '73 national title flag.

    I think they've got a few more dubious national titles as well. Pitt is the other school notorious for inventing new national championships.
  5. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Actually, Abe, ND won 24-23 and it was one hell of a game.
  6. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

    And just to be clear, the 73 title is nowhere near the sketchiest title Alabama claims.

    Honest to God, two years ago, they decided to no longer recognize a national championship from a year they had been and, instead, claim one from a different year. Seriously. I'm not sure which years, but they released a statement saying "we're no longer claiming the title from (X year) and instead claiming the title from (Y year)."

    Out of the 12 titles the school claims, I believe six or seven are legit. Hell, for one of their titles, they had two losses while two other teams finished the year undefeated, and one of them beat Alabama.
  7. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    UPI voted Bama No. 1, the last year they cut off voting before the bowls. By the T-News' own rules, that one won't count, since they're going AP only.
  8. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Gee, I wonder who was left out of that list? Could it be the same program that was the nation's last to go an entire regular season without giving up a point?
  9. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    What about Division III's Mount Union?
  10. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Actually, Buffalo really has to be on there. It doesn't get much worse than that. And how would Rutgers make it on there anymore? They're actually an upper-division team in that pitiful Big East these days...

    A great run, but the ultimate example of apples vs. oranges. The Mount Union guy has a whole different set of rules, whole different set of problems, whole different set of challenges.
  11. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Dukeback probably should be higher than No. 10. I know 10-12 years ago they went to a bowl game, but since then has that squad beaten a decent team? Any decent team?
  12. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    No. But you probably have them about right.

    Gotta pity Temple more, though. At least Illinois and Indiana are sucking in a decent conference. Temple's going to suck for a few years in the MAC until it finally decides to pull the plug.
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