FBS Football
Championship Results by Year
Year AP Poll (Media) Champion Coaches Champion Coaches Method
2016 Clemson Clemson College Football Playoff
2015 Alabama Alabama College Football Playoff
2014 Ohio State Ohio State College Football Playoff
2013 Florida State Florida State Bowl Championship Series
2012 Alabama Alabama Bowl Championship Series
2011 Alabama Alabama Bowl Championship Series
2010 Auburn Auburn Bowl Championship Series
2009 Alabama Alabama Bowl Championship Series
2008 Florida Florida Bowl Championship Series
2007 LSU LSU Bowl Championship Series
2006 Florida Florida Bowl Championship Series
2005 Texas Texas Bowl Championship Series
2004 USC vacated Bowl Championship Series
2003 USC LSU Bowl Championship Series
2002 Ohio State Ohio State Bowl Championship Series
2001 Miami Miami Bowl Championship Series
2000 Oklahoma Oklahoma Bowl Championship Series
1999 Florida State Florida State Bowl Championship Series
1998 Tennessee Tennessee Bowl Championship Series
1997 Michigan Nebraska Bowl Alliance
1996 Florida Florida Bowl Alliance
1995 Nebraska Nebraska Bowl Alliance
1994 Nebraska Nebraska Bowl Coalition
1993 Florida State Florida State Bowl Coalition
1992 Alabama Alabama Bowl Coalition
1991 Miami Washington USA Today/CNN
1990 Colorado Georgia Tech UPI
1989 Miami Miami UPI
1988 Notre Dame Notre Dame UPI
1987 Miami Miami UPI
Year AP Poll (Media) Champion Coaches Champion Coaches Method
1986 Penn State Penn State UPI
1985 Oklahoma Oklahoma UPI
1984 BYU BYU UPI
1983 Miami Miami UPI
1982 Penn State Penn State UPI
1981 Clemson Clemson UPI
1980 Georgia Georgia UPI
1979 Alabama Alabama UPI
1978 Alabama USC UPI
1977 Notre Dame Notre Dame UPI
1976 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh UPI
1975 Oklahoma Oklahoma UPI
1974 Oklahoma USC UPI
1973 Notre Dame Alabama UPI
1972 USC USC UPI
1971 Nebraska Nebraska UPI
1970 Nebraska Texas UPI
1969 Texas Texas UPI
1968 Ohio State Ohio State UPI
1967 USC USC UPI
1966 Notre Dame Notre Dame UPI
1965 Alabama Michigan State UPI
1964 Alabama Alabama UPI
1963 Texas Texas UPI
1962 USC USC UPI
1961 Alabama Alabama UPI
1960 Minnesota Minnesota UPI
1959 Syracuse Syracuse UPI
1958 LSU LSU UPI
Year AP Poll (Media) Champion Coaches Champion Coaches Method
1957 Auburn Ohio State UPI
1956 Oklahoma Oklahoma UPI
1955 Oklahoma Oklahoma UPI
1954 Ohio State UCLA UPI
1953 Maryland Maryland UPI
1952 Michigan State Michigan State UPI
1951 Tennessee Tennessee UPI
1950 Oklahoma Oklahoma UPI
1949 Notre Dame N/A
1948 Michigan N/A
1947 Notre Dame N/A
1946 Notre Dame N/A
1945 Army N/A
1944 Army N/A
1943 Notre Dame N/A
1942 Ohio State N/A
1941 Minnesota N/A
1940 Minnesota N/A
1939 Texas A&M N/A
1938 TCU N/A
1937 Pittsburgh N/A
1936 Minnesota N/A