National Championships

Special Note

Many thanks to Tex Noel of 1st-N-Goal for input to this section of the site. Tex has provided more than half the information contained in this section.

Recognized National Championships


The following selectors are utilized for determining National Championships throughout this site.  In general this site will also use what the schools claim prior to 1936 and most of what the schools claim from 1936-current.

  • 1869-1935 National Championship Foundation
  • 1883-1935 Helms Athletic Foundation
  • 1919-1935 College Football Researches Association
  • 1950-Current Coaches Poll
  • 1954-Current Football Writers Association of America
  • 1959-Current National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame
  • 1998-Current Bowl Championship Series

For a better discussion of what is used on this site see the National Championship Discussion

Recognized National Championships by Year

This section lists all Recognized National Championship Selections by Year

Recognized National Championships by Team

This section lists all Recognized National Championship Selections by Team

All National Championship Selectors


There are many other National Championship Selectors for College Football.  These selectors are listed for historical purposes.  I do have some missing data and some of the data in this section could be incorrect.  I am sure there are more selectors that I have not listed.  Input is welcome on any missing or incorrect data.

There are two major polls that have been in existence for the last half century or more.  They are the Associated Press Poll and the Coaches Poll.

The Associated Press Poll has been active since 1936.  The AP took their final poll prior to bowl games from 1936 - 1964 and in 1966 and 1967.  They took their final poll after the bowl games in 1965 and from 1968 - Current.

The Coaches Poll has been active since 1950.  The Coaches Poll took their final poll prior to the bowl games from 1950 - 1973 and starting in 1974 took their final poll after bowl games. The Coaches Poll has utilized different sources to present their poll over the years and are as follows:

All National Championships by Year

This section covers all National Championship Selections by Year

All Current National Championship Selectors

This section covers all Current National Championship Selectors

All Previous National Championship Selectors

This section covers all Previous National Championship Selectors

All Lower Division National Championships

This section covers all Small College Championships