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    Rubber Match--Tied at 8 AP National Titles each



    Both Notre Dame and Alabama are tied for first in college football history with 8 AP National Titles.
    The winner will take the all-time lead. Notre Dame for many years had the lead until last season.

    AP Titles By school

    School Number Seasons
    Alabama 8 1961, 1964, 1965, 1978, 1979, 1992, 2009, 2011
    Notre Dame 8 1943, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1966, 1973, 1977, 1988
    Oklahoma 7 1950, 1955, 1956, 1974, 1975, 1985, 2000
    Miami (FL) 5 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 2001
    USC 5 1962, 1967, 1972, 2003, 2004
    Minnesota 4 1936, 1940, 1941, 1960
    Nebraska 4 1970, 1971, 1994, 1995


    Coach Saban is slaying some dragons that have haunted Bama football. He has gotten Texas, Michigan, and next up is the biggest prize of them all ----Notre Dame


    http://www.ncaa.com/history/football/fbs
    Last edited by Bama1985; December 4th, 2012 at 08:13 PM.

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    Re: Rubber Match--Tied at 8 AP National Titles each

    This is a pretty selective stat if you ask me. Tied at 8 AP national championships, as though any championship awarded before the AP simply doesn't count. And now the AP doesn't even affiliate itself with the BCS.

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    Re: Rubber Match--Tied at 8 AP National Titles each

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    This is a pretty selective stat if you ask me. Tied at 8 AP national championships, as though any championship awarded before the AP simply doesn't count. And now the AP doesn't even affiliate itself with the BCS.
    Before the BCS the AP poll was the only poll that the NCAA officially recognized. That is why it is considered the Gold Standard of College Football National Championships.

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    Re: Rubber Match--Tied at 8 AP National Titles each

    I thought for sure we have 9 after last year and we have the most of anybody.

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    Re: Rubber Match--Tied at 8 AP National Titles each

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama1985 View Post
    Before the BCS the AP poll was the only poll that the NCAA officially recognized. That is why it is considered the Gold Standard of College Football National Championships.
    That is not correct.

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    Re: Rubber Match--Tied at 8 AP National Titles each

    The "tied at 8" factoid is one that ESPN throws out fairly often.
    Last edited by Quicksilver; December 3rd, 2012 at 08:08 PM.

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    Re: Rubber Match--Tied at 8 AP National Titles each

    Quote Originally Posted by Quicksilver View Post
    The "tied at 8" factoid is one that ESPN throws out fairl often.

    Good point. They will probably make this a story line in the coming weeks.

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    Re: Rubber Match--Tied at 8 AP National Titles each

    Quote Originally Posted by BAMA1979 View Post
    That is not correct.
    I visited the NCAA headquarters and Hall of Champions when it was in Kansas City back in the 1990s. The NCAA only listed AP College Football National Titles on the Wall of Champions. AP was recognized by NCAA from 1936 to 1998 then the BCS from 1998 until today. I remember hoping that we could one day pass Notre Dame when looking at their 8 AP National Titles on display at the NCAA--maybe it will happen on 7 Jan.

    National championships in NCAA Division I FBS
    Current System BCS (since 1998)
    National Championship Trophies AP (since 1936)
    AFCA (since 1986),
    MacArthur (since 1959),
    Grantland Rice (since1954)
    Longest Continuous Selector Associated Press (1936–present)
    First Season Awarded 1869
    Last Completed Season 2011
    Last edited by Bama1985; December 3rd, 2012 at 08:18 PM.

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    Re: Rubber Match--Tied at 8 AP National Titles each

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    This is a pretty selective stat if you ask me. Tied at 8 AP national championships, as though any championship awarded before the AP simply doesn't count..
    Before the wire service era, pretty much any school could find a newspaper or publication to proclaim them as national champs.

    It actually dilutes Alabama's success to when championships before the wire service era are considered, because other schools that really don't have any can then come up with 5 or 6 of their own from obscure publications.

    The AP/UPI champs should be used up until the BCS era.
    Last edited by JeffAtlanta; December 3rd, 2012 at 10:07 PM.

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    Re: Rubber Match--Tied at 8 AP National Titles each

    can of worms opened.
    Serve no master but your own ambition.

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    Re: Rubber Match--Tied at 8 AP National Titles each

    Quote Originally Posted by TiderJ View Post
    I thought for sure we have 9 after last year and we have the most of anybody.
    Nope. BAMA had 6 before Coach Saban took over:

    1961
    1964
    1965
    1978
    1979
    1992

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    Re: Rubber Match--Tied at 8 AP National Titles each

    Loser leaves town match?

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    Rubber Match--Tied at 8 AP National Titles each

    Jon Saunders will be on The Sports Reporters arguing it down again...

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