They use the word "dynasty" differently than I do.
(And it's clearly Wikipedia given the unbalanced information (heavy on Fla St, a little on Miami and USCw, nothing on the others)
In my mind, a dynasty (in sports) is a program that has achieved success and won championships over a span of decades.
Jan. 10, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The College Football Hall of Fame unveiled its "Dozen Dynasties" exhibit Friday at the world-class sports museum in South Bend, Ind. Alabama, Florida State, Harvard, Miami (Fla.), Minnesota, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Southern California, Texas and Yale are the schools represented in the exhibit honoring the 12 greatest dynasties in college football history.
Notre Dame and Oklahoma are the only schools recognized as achieving "dynasty" status in two different eras. Notre Dame's first dynasty, from 1919-1930, featured head coach Knute Rockne, 101 victories and three national titles. Eleven years later, until 1955, the Fighting Irish had a stretch where they claimed four national titles amongst their 119 victories. Oklahoma's twin dynasties ran from 1948 to 1958 and from 1971 to 1980. The first run includes Oklahoma's 47-game winning streak that was a NCAA record until this season and three national titles. The second run was highlighted by back-to-back titles in 1974 and 1975.
The longest-running, and earliest dynasty, belonged to Yale from 1880 to 1909. In that span, Yale rang up 302 victories and 16 national titles. Harvard carried the Ivy League torch from 1906 to 1920 with 110 wins and national titles in 1908, 1910, 1912, 1913 and 1914.
In between the two Notre Dame dynasties, Minnesota ruled the college football world. From 1933 to 1941, the Golden Gophers notched 58 wins and five titles.
The Texas Longhorns were the team of the 1960s as coach Darrell Royal's troops won 123 games and were voted the nation's top squad three times from 1959 until 1972.
Sharing the college football spotlight with Oklahoma in the 1970s was Bear Bryant's Alabama teams and the Southern California teams of John McKay and John Robinson. From 1971 to 1980, the Crimson Tide tallied as many wins as the Sooners but scored one more national championship with three. From 1967 to 1979, the men of Troy rolled on to victory 122 times and to four national titles.
Two Florida schools, Miami and Florida State, are the most recent juggernauts featured by the exhibit. From 1983 to 1994, the Hurricanes blew through the college football landscape with 116 wins and four national titles with three different coaches - Howard Schnellenberger, Jimmy Johnson and Dennis Erickson. The Seminoles, the only team currently listed as a dynasty, started its run in 1987 and has claimed two crowns and won 141 games under Bobby Bowden.
In addition to written material supporting the teams, the exhibit is rich with memorabilia from the respective eras. A letter sweater by Heisman Trophy winner Leon Hart of Notre Dame, a jersey worn by Texas Longhorn great James Saxton and a coaching shirt worn by Erickson are featured in the case along with a book on the Split-T formation written by legendary Oklahoma coach Bud Wilkinson and a Yale game program from 1889.
To my knowledge, the College Football Hall of Fame isn't affiliated with the NCAA. It's a National Football Foundation enterprise.
Last edited by JeffAtlanta; December 6th, 2012 at 01:34 PM.
OK, I'm really not caring enough to continue this much longer, but that's the CFB HoF, not the NCAA. Find something on the http://www.ncaa.org website about it or drop it - these references to everything BUT the NCAA may as well be bleacherreport articles.
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The Seminoles have a legendary coach, a tradition of excellence and a record of dominance that is unprecedented in college football history. Recently the NCAA declared FSU a "dynasty".
I think what you are missing here is that nobody cares what the NCAA thinks.
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I'll say it one. more. time...
Instead of linking to various website, find me something on the NCAA website and we'll go with it, otherwise we're chasing our tail.
The onus is on you to show us OFFICIAL status from the NCAA, not claimed or awarded from other organizations.
I want to believe you, but unless / until you can show the NCAA recognizes these, we're just wasting space.
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