College Football Playoff

Taking a Look Back at Past College Football Champions

Jaclyn Harris

By Jaclyn Harris

April 8, 2014

The end of the BCS National Championship era is here and the College Football Playoff is coming at us with full force. There are many reasons why the College Football Playoff prevails over the BCS system, but one of our favorite reasons is that with the Selection Committee deciding who qualifies, there is a greater chance for lesser known schools to make this elite series of games.

However, there are plenty of college football fans who believe the big name schools will still be the ones qualifying for the College Football Playoff regardless of the elimination of the flawed BCS model. So we've decided to host a comparison beginning with the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship coming in the New Year. 

So let's take a look at the past 20 years of national champions in order to compare them to the teams who are selected to compete in the first ever College Football Playoff!

Year National Champion Record
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 LSU 12-2
2006 Florida 13-1
2005 Texas 13-0
2004 USC 11-0
2003 LSU, USC 13-1, 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, Nebraska 12-0, 13-0
1996 Florida 12-1
1995 Nebraska 12-0
1994 Nebraska 13-0

Who do you think will be selected for the first ever College Football Playoff? Do you think that these big name teams will still be the primary competitors without the BCS system? Tell us in the comments below.

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