ESPN's top 150 greatest teams in college football history

81usaf92

TideFans Legend
Apr 26, 2008
31,056
22,615
187
South Alabama
Did you get a chance to check out ESPN's 150 greatest teams in college football history?

https://www.espn.com/college-footba...atest-teams-college-football-150-year-history

Your thoughts?

The one that jumps out at me, and I can't help it, is '66 Alabama is ranked #38 all-time. '66 Michigan State is ranked #72 and '66 Notre Dame is ranked #125. Where was this line of thinking in 1966?
seeing how 6 of the top 10 teams dont belong there, I would say the list is utter crap
 

81usaf92

TideFans Legend
Apr 26, 2008
31,056
22,615
187
South Alabama

41. 2010 Auburn (14-0)
Titles: BCS
Coach: Gene Chizik
Led by: QB Cam Newton, DT Nick Fairley, RB Michael Dyer
What to know: Newton, the Heisman Trophy winner, guided Auburn to a perfect season, taking down No. 12 South Carolina, No. 12 Arkansas, No. 6 LSU, No. 11 Alabama, No. 18 South Carolina and No. 2 Oregon in the process. The Tigers rallied from a 24-point deficit to beat Alabama 28-27 in the Iron Bowl, and beat the Ducks 22-19 in the BCS National Championship to win their first title since 1957.
42. 2015 Alabama (14-1)
Titles: CFP
Coach: Nick Saban
Led by: RB Derrick Henry, DL A'Shawn Robinson, LB Reggie Ragland
What to know: The Crimson Tide were upset by Ole Miss 43-37 at home in their third game but rallied to win their final nine regular-season games. Alabama faced nine ranked opponents and beat eight of them. The Tide blasted No. 3 Michigan State 38-0 in a CFP semifinal at the Cotton Bowl and then outlasted No. 1 Clemson 45-40 in the CFP National Championship to win their fourth title in seven years. Henry won the Heisman Trophy by rushing for 1,059 yards with 12 touchdowns.




Really?
 

81usaf92

TideFans Legend
Apr 26, 2008
31,056
22,615
187
South Alabama
Here is another inconsistency

2. 2004 USC (13-0)
Coach: Pete Carroll
The Trojans won their second straight national championship, remaining No. 1 from wire to wire, capping it off by stunning No. 2 Oklahoma 55-19 for the BCS title in the Orange Bowl. Quarterback Matt Leinart won the Heisman Trophy, the Walter Camp Award and the Manning Award.
All-purpose star Reggie Bush, linebacker Matt Grootegoed and defensive linemen Shaun Cody joined Leinart as consensus All-Americans. The Trojans won three of their four Pac-10 road games by eight points or fewer but still had an average margin of victory of 38-13. In a season with three undefeated teams (Auburn was the other) and a year after the BCS snubbed the Trojans, they came into the Orange Bowl with a point to make. USC dominated the game from the opening kickoff.
52. 2005 USC: (12-1)
Titles: None (Lost to Texas in BCS title game)
Coach: Pete Carroll
Led by: RB Reggie Bush, QB Matt Leinart, RB LenDale White, WR Dwayne Jarrett, DL Frostee Rucker, DB Darnell Bing
What to know: The explosive Trojans scored 50+ points seven times and went 5-1 vs. ranked opponents. USC rallied for a 34-31 win at Notre Dame in the "Bush Push" game. The Trojans lost to No. 2 Texas 41-38 at the Rose Bowl in the BCS title game, ending USC's 34-game win streak and bid for a third straight national title. USC's roster included two Heisman winners, Bush (2005) and Leinart (2004).

54. 2003 USC (12-1)
Titles: AP, FWAA (LSU won BCS)
Coach: Pete Carroll
Led by: QB Matt Leinart, RB LenDale White, RB Reggie Bush, WR Mike Williams, DL Kenechi Udeze
What to know: The Trojans beat three Top-10 teams by combined 94-30. USC lost Week 4 at Cal 34-31. Team had eight All-Pac-12 and three All-Americans. USC finished third in the BCS standings behind Oklahoma and LSU. USC beat Michigan 28-14 in the Rose Bowl to claim a share of the national championship.

 

NoNC4Tubs

Hall of Fame
Nov 13, 2010
6,349
1,400
187

41. 2010 Auburn (14-0)
Titles: BCS
Coach: Gene Chizik
Led by: QB Cam Newton, DT Nick Fairley, RB Michael Dyer
What to know: Newton, the Heisman Trophy winner, guided Auburn to a perfect season, taking down No. 12 South Carolina, No. 12 Arkansas, No. 6 LSU, No. 11 Alabama, No. 18 South Carolina and No. 2 Oregon in the process. The Tigers rallied from a 24-point deficit to beat Alabama 28-27 in the Iron Bowl, and beat the Ducks 22-19 in the BCS National Championship to win their first title since 1957.
42. 2015 Alabama (14-1)
Titles: CFP
Coach: Nick Saban
Led by: RB Derrick Henry, DL A'Shawn Robinson, LB Reggie Ragland
What to know: The Crimson Tide were upset by Ole Miss 43-37 at home in their third game but rallied to win their final nine regular-season games. Alabama faced nine ranked opponents and beat eight of them. The Tide blasted No. 3 Michigan State 38-0 in a CFP semifinal at the Cotton Bowl and then outlasted No. 1 Clemson 45-40 in the CFP National Championship to win their fourth title in seven years. Henry won the Heisman Trophy by rushing for 1,059 yards with 12 touchdowns.




Really?
I just KNEW you were going to have awbern in any response you made in this thread... :rolleyes:
 

jabcmb

All-American
Feb 1, 2006
2,721
228
87
Birmingham, AL
Did you get a chance to check out ESPN's 150 greatest teams in college football history?

The one that jumps out at me, and I can't help it, is '66 Alabama is ranked #38 all-time. '66 Michigan State is ranked #72 and '66 Notre Dame is ranked #125. Where was this line of thinking in 1966?
Alabama bias—people were sick of Alabama winning national championships. Sound familiar? Different era, different voting pool, different criteria; but same driving force.
 

NoNC4Tubs

Hall of Fame
Nov 13, 2010
6,349
1,400
187
By bringing up your beloved Auburn in a negative light or actually responding to you?
Beyond this response, I will try to avoid any responses to your childishness...

Your post history is highly defensive of all things awbern.
 

81usaf92

TideFans Legend
Apr 26, 2008
31,056
22,615
187
South Alabama
Alabama bias—people were sick of Alabama winning national championships. Sound familiar? Different era, different voting pool, different criteria; but same driving force.
I think the fact that the 2009 Alabama team ranks way higher than the 2011 and 2015 Alabama teams is probably an indicator that they are basing a lot of this on records and victories vs ranked teams.
 

CajunCrimson

Moderator (FB,BB)
Staff member
Mar 13, 2001
23,018
9,816
337
Breaux Bridge, La

41. 2010 Auburn (14-0)
Titles: BCS
Coach: Gene Chizik
Led by: QB Cam Newton, DT Nick Fairley, RB Michael Dyer
What to know: Newton, the Heisman Trophy winner, guided Auburn to a perfect season, taking down No. 12 South Carolina, No. 12 Arkansas, No. 6 LSU, No. 11 Alabama, No. 18 South Carolina and No. 2 Oregon in the process. The Tigers rallied from a 24-point deficit to beat Alabama 28-27 in the Iron Bowl, and beat the Ducks 22-19 in the BCS National Championship to win their first title since 1957.
42. 2015 Alabama (14-1)
Titles: CFP
Coach: Nick Saban
Led by: RB Derrick Henry, DL A'Shawn Robinson, LB Reggie Ragland
What to know: The Crimson Tide were upset by Ole Miss 43-37 at home in their third game but rallied to win their final nine regular-season games. Alabama faced nine ranked opponents and beat eight of them. The Tide blasted No. 3 Michigan State 38-0 in a CFP semifinal at the Cotton Bowl and then outlasted No. 1 Clemson 45-40 in the CFP National Championship to win their fourth title in seven years. Henry won the Heisman Trophy by rushing for 1,059 yards with 12 touchdowns.




Really?
Which one are you disagreeing with?
 

81usaf92

TideFans Legend
Apr 26, 2008
31,056
22,615
187
South Alabama
Which one are you disagreeing with?
The fact that they are on par to begin with. That 2015 Alabama is probably a Top 30 team, that Auburn team is probably a Top 60 team. They had one player, Alabama had a team. If this was the best performance by a player then this is possibly a different conversation between Henry and Newton. But this is about teams, and that Bama team was far and away better than that Auburn team.
 
Last edited:

New Posts

Latest threads

Shop the TideFans.shop !


Your purchase through our TideFans.shop links helps support the site! Thanks!