i always thought they used the ap and upi when considering titles..go to wikipedia, modern era 1936 to present. bama has 9, nd 8. been hearing this week bama going for 3 out of 4 years since nebraska "94, "95 and "97. espn has been saying this and "97, michigan got the ap and nebraska the upi(coaches poll).
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
When we win on Jan. 7, the stuff I buy is going to say 15. That is the number I'm going with.
I don't mind spending money, but I hate wasting it.
I've always accepted what the University claims which is currently 14.
Just because there weren't any consolidated methods in the early years doesn't mean I'm willing to take away from what those young men earned on the field.
I'd like to see the tweeters out there make #15Rings a trending hash tag by January.
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It's fine for programs to accept all the awards they get and claim all the championships they can dig up, but the truth of the matter is that the BCS champion is the champion, not the AP.
The AP had it's run, but it's over.
Last edited by JeffAtlanta; December 5th, 2012 at 11:30 AM.
It just leads to championship inflation because once you start going outside of the wire services almost every year have several national champions. This championship inflation actually diminishes how dominant that Alabama has been since 1936. While Alabama has been awarded 8 or 9 titles, very few other schools can even claim 2.
Those pre-1936 games shouldn't be forgotten, but they shouldn't be lumped into the current era either. For example, when discussing the NFL, champions from the super bowl era aren't grouped together with the NFL champions of the 1920s.
Last edited by JeffAtlanta; December 5th, 2012 at 11:31 AM.