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1869

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1869 Princeton (NJ) National Championship Foundation

1870-1879

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1870 Princeton (NJ) National Championship Foundation

1872 Princeton (NJ) National Championship Foundation

1873 Princeton (NJ) National Championship Foundation

1874 Yale (CT) National Championship Foundation

1875 Harvard (MA) National Championship Foundation

1876 Yale (CT) National Championship Foundation

1877 Yale (CT) National Championship Foundation

1878 Princeton (NJ) National Championship Foundation

1879 Princeton (NJ) National Championship Foundation

1880-1889

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1880 Princeton (NJ) National Championship Foundation

1880 Yale (CT) National Championship Foundation

1881 Yale (CT) National Championship Foundation

1882 Yale (CT) National Championship Foundation

1883 Yale (CT) Helms Athletic Foundation

1884 Yale (CT) Helms Athletic Foundation

1885 Princeton (NJ) Helms Athletic Foundation

1886 Yale (CT) Helms Athletic Foundation

1887 Yale (CT) Helms Athletic Foundation

1888 Yale (CT) Helms Athletic Foundation

1889 Princeton (NJ) Helms Athletic Foundation

1890-1899

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1890 Harvard (MA) Helms Athletic Foundation

1891 Yale (CT) Helms Athletic Foundation

1892 Yale (CT) Helms Athletic Foundation

1893 Princeton (NJ) Helms Athletic Foundation

1894 Yale (CT) Helms Athletic Foundation

1895 Pennsylvania Helms Athletic Foundation

1896 Princeton (NJ) Helms Athletic Foundation

1897 Pennsylvania Helms Athletic Foundation

1898 Harvard (MA) Helms Athletic Foundation

1899 Harvard (MA) Helms Athletic Foundation

1900-1909

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1900 Yale (CT) Helms Athletic Foundation

1901 Michigan Helms Athletic Foundation

1902 Michigan Helms Athletic Foundation

1903 Princeton (NJ) Helms Athletic Foundation

1904 Pennsylvania Helms Athletic Foundation

1905 Chicago (IL) Helms Athletic Foundation

1906 Princeton (NJ) Helms Athletic Foundation

1907 Yale (CT) Helms Athletic Foundation

1908 Pennsylvania Helms Athletic Foundation

1909 Yale (CT) Helms Athletic Foundation

1910-1919

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1910 Harvard (MA) Helms Athletic Foundation

1911 Princeton (NJ) Helms Athletic Foundation

1912 Harvard (MA) Helms Athletic Foundation

1913 Harvard (MA) Helms Athletic Foundation

1914 Army (NY) Helms Athletic Foundation

1915 Cornell (NY) Helms Athletic Foundation

1916 Pittsburgh (PA) Helms Athletic Foundation

1917 Georgia Tech Helms Athletic Foundation

1918 Pittsburgh (PA) Helms Athletic Foundation

1919 Harvard (MA) Helms Athletic Foundation

College Football Researchers Association

1919 Illinois College Football Researchers Association

1920-1929

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1920 California Helms Athletic Foundation

College Football Researchers Association

1921 California College Football Researchers Association

1921 Cornell (NY) Helms Athletic Foundation

1922 Cornell (NY) Helms Athletic Foundation

1922 Princeton (NJ) College Football Researchers Association

1923 Illinois Helms Athletic Foundation

College Football Researchers Association

1924 Notre Dame (IN) Helms Athletic Foundation

College Football Researchers Association

1925 Alabama Helms Athletic Foundation

College Football Researchers Association

1926 Alabama Helms Athletic Foundation

College Football Researchers Association

1926 Stanford (CA) Helms Athletic Foundation

1927 Illinois Helms Athletic Foundation

1927 Yale (CT) College Football Researchers Association

1928 Georgia Tech Helms Athletic Foundation

College Football Researchers Association

1929 Notre Dame (IN) Helms Athletic Foundation

College Football Researchers Association

1930-1939

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1930 Alabama College Football Researchers Association

1930 Notre Dame (IN) Helms Athletic Foundation

1931 Southern California Helms Athletic Foundation

College Football Researchers Association

1932 Southern California Helms Athletic Foundation

College Football Researchers Association

1933 Michigan Helms Athletic Foundation

College Football Researchers Association

1934 Minnesota Helms Athletic Foundation

College Football Researchers Association

1935 Minnesota Helms Athletic Foundation

College Football Researchers Association

1936 Minnesota Associated Press

1937 Pittsburgh (PA) Associated Press

1938 Texas Christian Associated Press

1939 Texas A&M Associated Press

1940-1949

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1940 Minnesota Associated Press

1941 Minnesota Associated Press

1942 Ohio St. Associated Press

1943 Notre Dame (IN) Associated Press

1944 Army (NY) Associated Press

1945 Army (NY) Associated Press

1946 Notre Dame (IN) Associated Press

1947 Notre Dame (IN) Associated Press

1948 Michigan Associated Press

1949 Notre Dame (IN) Associated Press

1950-1959

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1950 Oklahoma Associated Press

United Press (Coaches Poll)
1951 Tennessee Associated Press

United Press (Coaches Poll)
1952 Michigan St. Associated Press

United Press (Coaches Poll)
1953 Maryland Associated Press

United Press (Coaches Poll)
1954 Ohio St. Associated Press

1954 UCLA United Press (Coaches Poll)
1955 Oklahoma Associated Press

United Press (Coaches Poll)
1956 Oklahoma Associated Press

United Press (Coaches Poll)
1957 Auburn (AL) Associated Press

1957 Ohio St. United Press (Coaches Poll)
1958 Louisiana St. Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1959 Syracuse (NY) Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1960-1969

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1960 Minnesota Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1961 Alabama Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1962 Southern California Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1963 Texas Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1964 Alabama Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1965 Alabama Associated Press

1965 Michigan St. United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1966 Notre Dame (IN) Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1967 Southern California Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1968 Ohio St. Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1969 Texas Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1970-1979

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1970 Nebraska Associated Press

1970 Texas United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1971 Nebraska Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1972 Southern California Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1973 Alabama United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1973 Notre Dame (IN) Associated Press

1974 Oklahoma Associated Press

1974 Southern California United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1975 Oklahoma Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1976 Pittsburgh (PA) Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1977 Notre Dame (IN) Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1978 Alabama Associated Press

1978 Southern California United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1979 Alabama Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1980-1989

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1980 Georgia Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1981 Clemson (SC) Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1982 Penn St. Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1983 Miami (FL) Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1984 Brigham Young (UT) Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1985 Oklahoma Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1986 Penn St. Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1987 Miami (FL) Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1988 Notre Dame (IN) Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1989 Miami (FL) Associated Press

United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1990-1999

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1990 Colorado Associated Press

1990 Georgia Tech United Press International (Coaches Poll)
1991 Miami (FL) Associated Press

1991 Washington USA Today/CNN (Coaches Poll)
1992 Alabama Associated Press

USA Today/CNN (Coaches Poll)
1993 Florida St. Associated Press

USA Today/CNN (Coaches Poll)
1994 Nebraska Associated Press

USA Today/CNN (Coaches Poll)
1995 Nebraska Associated Press

USA Today/CNN (Coaches Poll)
1996 Florida Associated Press

USA Today/CNN (Coaches Poll)
1997 Michigan Associated Press

1997 Nebraska USA Today/ESPN (Coaches Poll)
1998 Tennessee Associated Press

USA Today/ESPN (Coaches Poll)
1999 Florida St. Associated Press

USA Today/ESPN (Coaches Poll)
2000-Present

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2000 Oklahoma Associated Press

USA Today/ESPN (Coaches Poll)
2001 Miami (FL) Associated Press

USA Today/ESPN (Coaches Poll)
2002 Ohio St.

 

Associated Press

USA Today/ESPN (Coaches Poll)
2003 USC Associated Press
 
2004 USC Associated Press

USA Today/ESPN (Coaches Poll)
2005 Texas Associated Press

USA Today/ESPN (Coaches Poll)
2006 Florida Associated Press

USA Today/ESPN (Coaches Poll)
2007 LSU Associated Press

USA Today/ESPN (Coaches Poll)
2008 Florida Associated Press

USA Today/ESPN (Coaches Poll)
2009 Alabama Associated Press

USA Today/ESPN (Coaches Poll)
2010 Auburn Associated Press

USA Today/ESPN (Coaches Poll)
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