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jatebe
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ESPN - The 50 best college football programs over 150 years
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Several months ago, our Stats & Information Group was presented with a huge challenge: to rank the top programs in college football history.

Our goal: Honor the accomplishments of teams across 150 seasons and all divisions, while rewarding successful programs at the highest level in the sport's most competitive era.


Top 10 out of the 50

1. Alabama
Rating: 74.9 | 15 national titles

2. Notre Dame
72.9 | 13 national titles

3. Ohio State
69.6 | 8 national titles

4. Oklahoma
68.5 | 7 national titles

5. USC
67.25 | 9 national titles

6. Michigan
67.20 | 9 national titles

7. Yale
66.7 | 18 national titles

8. Nebraska
64.2 | 5 national titles

9. Texas
64.0 | 4 national titles

10. North Dakota State
63.6 | 15 national titles

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Rest of the SEC

14. Tennessee
59.2 | 2 national titles

15. LSU
59.0 | 4 national titles

20. Auburn
56.82 | 2 national titles

21. Florida
56.81 | 3 national titles

22. Georgia
56.6 | 1 national title

32. Texas A&M
54.2 | 2 national titles

44. Arkansas
51.71 | 1 national title

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The formula is at the bottom of the article.



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Alabama = GOAT.


Ssubba
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re: ESPN - The 50 best college football programs over 150 years
Tennessee getting a deserved rank here. I want to know what the SI guy was smoking.


LSU Patrick
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re: ESPN - The 50 best college football programs over 150 years
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over 150 years




Ssubba
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re: ESPN - The 50 best college football programs over 150 years
Interesting quote from the article

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It will come as news in Tuscaloosa that Ohio State finished first in our rating since 1969


LBU Bama
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re: ESPN - The 50 best college football programs over 150 years
Finally one of these program rankings make some sense.

If Bama isn't at no. 1 then the formula being used is poop.



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LBU Bama
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re: ESPN - The 50 best college football programs over 150 years
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LSU Patrick


No one is publishing a ranking from 2003 and on...too bad.


kywildcatfanone
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re: ESPN - The 50 best college football programs over 150 years
If they only did the last 20 years, ND wouldn't have been listed.


1BIGTigerFan
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Not too bad for us if they have the likes of Yale and ND State on the list.


AUCE05
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re: ESPN - The 50 best college football programs over 150 years
Love how metrics were used to calculate bamas titles, but no one elses.
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jatebe
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re: ESPN - The 50 best college football programs over 150 years
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over 150 years


We are celebrating the 150 year anniversary of college football this year.


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lsupride87
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re: ESPN - The 50 best college football programs over 150 years
Realistically they have LSU at 11 and Tenn at 10


That’s about right I suppose. I would argue LSU should be ahead of Penn State


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7nette
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re: ESPN - The 50 best college football programs over 150 years
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22. Georgia 56.6 | 1 national title


All bark and no bite


allin2010
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re: ESPN - The 50 best college football programs over 150 years
20. Auburn
56.82 | 2 national titles

21. Florida
56.81 | 3 national titles

22. Georgia
56.6 | 1 national title


But, but, but UGA!!! 1980.



jatebe
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re: ESPN - The 50 best college football programs over 150 years
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Love how metrics were used to calculate bamas titles, but no one elses.
What are you talking about"

They didn't calculate Bama's titles, nor anyone elses. They listed the titles that the NCAA recognizes on their site for everyone (at least the FBS teams).

Some examples...
Bama claims 17; ESPN lists 15.
Notre Dame claims 11; ESPN lists 14.
LSU claims 3; ESPN lists 4.



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WG_Dawg
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re: ESPN - The 50 best college football programs over 150 years
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But, but, but UGA!!! 1980.


you're giving credit to a list that has yale and NDSU as top 10 cfb programs of all time. Of course it's going to be wrong.


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re: ESPN - The 50 best college football programs over 150 years
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It will come as news in Tuscaloosa that Ohio State finished first in our rating since 1969


Not really. Ohio State is really the only blueblood to avoid any sort of prolonged downturn in the last 50 years. Alabama, USC, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Michigan, Texas have all had down periods of at least 5-7 years. Ohio State's longest one since 1969 was 1987-1991 when they went 6-4-1, 4-6-1, 8-4, 7-4-1, 8-4 (33-22-3). If that is your dark age you are doing pretty well.

They've finished in the Top Ten 28 of their last 51 seasons. They've won 75% or more of their games in 41 of their last 51 seasons. They've had 2 losing seasons in their last 51 seasons. They've finished ranked 40 of their last 51 seasons.

They are the most consistent program in college football over the last half decade.
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MetryTyger
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re: ESPN - The 50 best college football programs over 150 years
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LBU Bama

ESPN - The 50 best college football programs over 150 years
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LSU Patrick


No one is publishing a ranking from 2003 and on...too bad.




LSU was 12th nationally in number of NCAA football victories and 9th in bowl appearances"" B-E-F-O-R-E""" Saban arrived in 2000.

Although I think now you meant that since 2003, LSU would probably be in the Top 3 or 4 with Bama, Oklahoma and Ohio State...
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Marines4Auburn
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re: ESPN - The 50 best college football programs over 150 years
Only 15 National Titles? I’m being told regularly that it’s anywhere from 17-22 including 2 and 3 loss seasons. It’s like Auburn claiming 1993 and 2004.


walkerMYdawg1980
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UGA won 2 others...1942 and 1946 to go with 1980.


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