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 Yale (CT) National Champions
1874 Princeton (NJ) National Champions
1875 Harvard (MA) National Champions
1875 Princeton (NJ) 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 Yale (CT) National Champions
1886 Princeton (NJ) 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 Lafayette (PA) National Champions
1896 Princeton (NJ) 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 Princeton (NJ) National Champions
1903 Michigan National Champions
1904 Pennsylvania National Champions
1904 Michigan National Champions
1905 Chicago (IL) National Champions
1906 Princeton (NJ) National Champions
1907 Pennsylvania National Champions
1907 Yale (CT) National Champions
1908 Pennsylvania National Champions
1908 Louisiana St. National Champions
1909 Yale (CT) National Champions

1910 - 1919

Year Team Selector
1910 Harvard (MA) National Champions
1910 Pittsburgh (PA) National Champions
1911 Princeton (NJ) National Champions
1911 Penn St. 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 Notre Dame (IN) National Champions
1919 Texas A&M National Champions
1919 Illinois National Champions
1919 Harvard (MA) National Champions

1920 - 1929

Year Team Selector
1920 California National Champions
1920 Princeton (NJ) National Champions
1921 Lafayette (PA) National Champions
1921 California National Champions
1921 Cornell (NY) National Champions
1922 California National Champions
1922 Cornell (NY) National Champions
1922 Princeton (NJ) National Champions
1923 Illinois National Champions
1923 Michigan National Champions
1924 Notre Dame (IN) National Champions
1925 Alabama National Champions
1925 Dartmouth (NH) National Champions
1926 Lafayette (PA) National Champions
1926 Stanford (CA) National Champions
1926 Alabama National Champions
1927 Yale (CT) National Champions
1927 Illinois National Champions
1928 Southern California National Champions
1928 Georgia Tech National Champions
1929 Notre Dame (IN) National Champions
1929 Pittsburgh (PA) National Champions

1930 - 1939

Year Team Selector
1930 Notre Dame (IN) National Champions
1930 Alabama National Champions
1931 Pittsburgh (PA) National Champions
1931 Southern California National Champions
1932 Southern California National Champions
1932 Michigan National Champions
1933 Michigan National Champions
1933 Princeton (NJ) National Champions
1934 Minnesota National Champions
1934 Alabama National Champions
1935 Texas Christian National Champions
1935 Minnesota National Champions
1935 Southern Methodist (TX) National Champions
1935 Princeton (NJ) National Champions
1936 Pittsburgh (PA) National Champions
1936 Minnesota National Champions
1937 Pittsburgh (PA) National Champions
1937 California National Champions
1938 Texas Christian National Champions
1938 Tennessee National Champions
1939 Texas A&M National Champions

1940 - 1949

Year Team Selector
1940 Minnesota National Champions
1940 Boston College (MA) 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 Tennessee National Champions
1950 Oklahoma National Champions
1951 Tennessee National Champions
1951 Michigan St. National Champions
1952 Georgia Tech National Champions
1952 Michigan St. National Champions
1953 Maryland National Champions
1954 Ohio St. National Champions
1954 UCLA 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 Mississippi National Champions
1960 Minnesota National Champions
1961 Alabama National Champions
1961 Ohio St. National Champions
1962 Southern California National Champions
1962 Mississippi National Champions
1963 Texas National Champions
1964 Alabama National Champions
1964 Arkansas National Champions
1964 Notre Dame (IN) National Champions
1965 Alabama National Champions
1965 Michigan St. National Champions
1966 Notre Dame (IN) National Champions
1966 Michigan St. National Champions
1967 Southern California National Champions
1968 Ohio St. National Champions
1969 Texas National Champions

1970 - 1979

Year Team Selector
1970 Ohio St. National Champions
1970 Texas National Champions
1970 Nebraska National Champions
1971 Nebraska National Champions
1972 Southern California National Champions
1973 Alabama National Champions
1973 Notre Dame (IN) National Champions
1974 Oklahoma National Champions
1974 Southern California 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 Washington National Champions
1991 Miami (FL) 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 - 2009

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

2010 - 2015

Year Team Selector
2010 Auburn (AL) National Champions
2011 Alabama National Champions
2012 Alabama National Champions
2013 Florida St. National Champions
2014 Ohio St. National Champions
2015 Alabama National Champions