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Recognized National Championships by Year

1869

Year

Team

Selector

1869

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1870-1879

Year

Team

Selector

1870

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1872

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1873

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1874

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1874

Yale (CT)

National Champions

1875

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1875

Harvard (MA)

National Champions

1876

Yale (CT)

National Champions

1877

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1877

Yale (CT)

National Champions

1878

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1879

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1880-1889

Year

Team

Selector

1880

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1880

Yale (CT)

National Champions

1881

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1881

Yale (CT)

National Champions

1882

Yale (CT)

National Champions

1883

Yale (CT)

National Champions

1884

Yale (CT)

National Champions

1884

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1885

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1886

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1886

Yale (CT)

National Champions

1887

Yale (CT)

National Champions

1888

Yale (CT)

National Champions

1889

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1890-1899

Year

Team

Selector

1890

Harvard (MA)

National Champions

1891

Yale (CT)

National Champions

1892

Yale (CT)

National Champions

1893

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1894

Pennsylvania

National Champions

1894

Yale (CT)

National Champions

1895

Pennsylvania

National Champions

1896

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1896

Lafayette (PA)

National Champions

1897

Pennsylvania

National Champions

1898

Harvard (MA)

National Champions

1898

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1899

Harvard (MA)

National Champions

1899

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1900-1909

Year

Team

Selector

1900

Yale (CT)

National Champions

1901

Michigan

National Champions

1902

Michigan

National Champions

1903

Michigan

National Champions

1903

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1904

Michigan

National Champions

1904

Pennsylvania

National Champions

1905

Chicago (IL)

National Champions

1906

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1907

Pennsylvania

National Champions

1907

Yale (CT)

National Champions

1908

Louisiana St.

National Champions

1908

Pennsylvania

National Champions

1909

Yale (CT)

National Champions

1910-1919

Year

Team

Selector

1910

Harvard (MA)

National Champions

1910

Pittsburgh (PA)

National Champions

1911

Penn St.

National Champions

1911

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1912

Penn St.

National Champions

1912

Harvard (MA)

National Champions

1913

Auburn (AL)

National Champions

1913

Harvard (MA)

National Champions

1914

Army (NY)

National Champions

1914

Illinois

National Champions

1915

Pittsburgh (PA)

National Champions

1915

Cornell (NY)

National Champions

1916

Army (NY)

National Champions

1916

Pittsburgh (PA)

National Champions

1917

Georgia Tech

National Champions

1918

Pittsburgh (PA)

National Champions

1918

Michigan

National Champions

1919

Harvard (MA)

National Champions

1919

Illinois

National Champions

1919

Notre Dame (IN)

National Champions

1919

Texas A&M

National Champions

1920-1929

Year

Team

Selector

1920

California

National Champions

1920

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1921

California

National Champions

1921

Cornell (NY)

National Champions

1921

Lafayette (PA)

National Champions

1922

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1922

Cornell (NY)

National Champions

1922

California

National Champions

1923

Illinois

National Champions

1923

Michigan

National Champions

1924

Notre Dame (IN)

National Champions

1925

Dartmouth (NH)

National Champions

1925

Alabama

National Champions

1926

Alabama

National Champions

1926

Lafayette (PA)

National Champions

1926

Stanford (CA)

National Champions

1927

Yale (CT)

National Champions

1927

Illinois

National Champions

1928

Georgia Tech

National Champions

1928

Southern California

National Champions

1929

Notre Dame (IN)

National Champions

1929

Pittsburgh (PA)

National Champions

1930-1939

Year

Team

Selector

1930

Alabama

National Champions

1930

Notre Dame (IN)

National Champions

1931

Pittsburgh (PA)

National Champions

1931

Southern California

National Champions

1932

Michigan

National Champions

1932

Southern California

National Champions

1933

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1933

Michigan

National Champions

1934

Alabama

National Champions

1934

Minnesota

National Champions

1935

Minnesota

National Champions

1935

Princeton (NJ)

National Champions

1935

Southern Methodist (TX)

National Champions

1935

Texas Christian

National Champions

1936

Minnesota

National Champions

1936

Pittsburgh (PA)

National Champions

1937

California

National Champions

1937

Pittsburgh (PA)

National Champions

1938

Tennessee

National Champions

1938

Texas Christian

National Champions

1939

Texas A&M

National Champions

1940-1949

Year

Team

Selector

1940

Boston College (MA)

National Champions

1940

Minnesota

National Champions

1941

Minnesota

National Champions

1942

Georgia

National Champions

1942

Ohio St.

National Champions

1943

Notre Dame (IN)

National Champions

1944

Army (NY)

National Champions

1945

Army (NY)

National Champions

1946

Army (NY)

National Champions

1946

Notre Dame (IN)

National Champions

1947

Michigan

National Champions

1947

Notre Dame (IN)

National Champions

1948

Michigan

National Champions

1949

Notre Dame (IN)

National Champions

1950-1959

Year

Team

Selector

1950

Oklahoma

National Champions

1950

Tennessee

National Champions

1951

Michigan St.

National Champions

1951

Tennessee

National Champions

1952

Georgia Tech

National Champions

1952

Michigan St.

National Champions

1953

Maryland

National Champions

1954

UCLA

National Champions

1954

Ohio St.

National Champions

1955

Oklahoma

National Champions

1956

Oklahoma

National Champions

1957

Auburn (AL)

National Champions

1957

Ohio St.

National Champions

1958

Iowa

National Champions

1958

Louisiana St.

National Champions

1959

Syracuse (NY)

National Champions

1960-1969

Year

Team

Selector

1960

Minnesota

National Champions

1960

Mississippi

National Champions

1961

Alabama

National Champions

1961

Ohio St.

National Champions

1962

Mississippi

National Champions

1962

Southern California

National Champions

1963

Texas

National Champions

1964

Notre Dame (IN)

National Champions

1964

Arkansas

National Champions

1964

Alabama

National Champions

1965

Alabama

National Champions

1965

Michigan St.

National Champions

1966

Michigan St.

National Champions

1966

Notre Dame (IN)

National Champions

1967

Southern California

National Champions

1968

Ohio St.

National Champions

1969

Texas

National Champions

1970-1979

Year

Team

Selector

1970

Nebraska

National Champions

1970

Ohio St.

National Champions

1970

Texas

National Champions

1971

Nebraska

National Champions

1972

Southern California

National Champions

1973

Alabama

National Champions

1973

Notre Dame (IN)

National Champions

1974

Southern California

National Champions

1974

Oklahoma

National Champions

1975

Oklahoma

National Champions

1976

Pittsburgh (PA)

National Champions

1977

Notre Dame (IN)

National Champions

1978

Alabama

National Champions

1978

Southern California

National Champions

1979

Alabama

National Champions

1980-1989

Year

Team

Selector

1980

Georgia

National Champions

1981

Clemson (SC)

National Champions

1982

Penn St.

National Champions

1983

Miami (FL)

National Champions

1984

Brigham Young (UT)

National Champions

1985

Oklahoma

National Champions

1986

Penn St.

National Champions

1987

Miami (FL)

National Champions

1988

Notre Dame (IN)

National Champions

1989

Miami (FL)

National Champions

1990-1999

Year

Team

Selector

1990

Colorado

National Champions

1990

Georgia Tech

National Champions

1991

Miami (FL)

National Champions

1991

Washington

National Champions

1992

Alabama

National Champions

1993

Florida St.

National Champions

1994

Nebraska

National Champions

1995

Nebraska

National Champions

1996

Florida

National Champions

1997

Michigan

National Champions

1997

Nebraska

National Champions

1998

Tennessee

National Champions

1999

Florida St.

National Champions

2000-2014

Year

Team

Selector

2000

Oklahoma

National Champions

2001

Miami (FL)

National Champions

2002

Ohio St.

National Champions

2003

Louisiana St.

National Champions

2003

Southern California

National Champions

2004

Southern California

National Champions

2005

Texas

National Champions

2006

Florida

National Champions

2007

Louisiana St.

National Champions

2008

Florida

National Champions

2009

Alabama

National Champions

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