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Associated Press College Football National Champions in Division I-A

(Football Bowl Subdivision)

1936 - present

Bowl Championship Series (BCS) system in place from 1992-2013

* - USC stripped of 2004 title by BCS

+ - 2014, First champion under the four-team playoff system

Year

Team

Year Team
2020 Alabama 1977 Notre Dame
2019 LSU 1976 Pittsburgh
2018 Clemson 1975 Oklahoma
2017 Alabama 1974 Oklahoma / USC
2016 Clemson 1973 Notre Dame / Alabama
2015 Alabama 1972 USC
2014 Ohio State + 1971 Nebraska
2013 Florida State 1970 Nebraska / Texas
2012 Alabama 1969 Texas
2011 Alabama 1968 Ohio State
2010 Auburn 1967 USC
2009 Alabama 1966 Notre Dame
2008 Florida 1965 Alabama / Michigan State
2007 LSU 1964 Alabama
2006 Florida 1963 Texas
2005 Texas 1962 USC
2004 USC * 1961 Alabama
2003 USC / LSU 1960 Minnesota
2002 Ohio State 1959 Syracuse

2001

Miami

1958 LSU
2000 Oklahoma 1957 Auburn / Ohio State
1999 Florida State 1956 Oklahoma
1998 Tennessee 1955 Oklahoma
1997 Michigan / Nebraska 1954 Ohio State
1996 Florida 1953 Maryland
1995 Nebraska 1952 Michigan State
1994 Nebraska 1951 Tennessee
1993 Florida State 1950 Oklahoma
1992 Alabama 1949 Notre Dame
1991 Miami / Washington 1948 Michigan
1990 Colorado / Georgia Tech 1947 Notre Dame
1989 Miami 1946 Notre Dame
1988 Notre Dame 1945 Army
1987 Miami 1944 Army
1986 Penn State 1943 Notre Dame
1985 Oklahoma 1942 Ohio State
1984 BYU 1941 Minnesota
1983 Miami 1940 Minnesota
1982 Penn State 1939 Texas A&M
1981 Clemson 1938 TCU
1980 Georgia 1937 Pittsburgh
1979 Alabama 1936 Minnesota
1978 Alabama / USC    

There have been 29 different Associated Press National Champions in college football since 1936

and two teams have shared the title in the same year 10 times.

 

13

Alabama 

1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1992, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2020
8 Notre Dame 1943, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1966, 1973, 1977, 1988
7 Oklahoma 1950, 1955, 1956, 1974, 1975, 1985, 2000
7

USC

     1962, 1967, 1972, 1974, 1978, 2003, 2004
6 Ohio State 1942, 1954, 1957, 1968, 2002, 2014
5 Miami 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 2001
5 Nebraska 1970, 1971, 1994, 1995, 1997
4 Minnesota 1936, 1940, 1941, 1960
4 Texas 1963, 1969, 1970, 2005
4 LSU 1958, 2003, 2007, 2019
3 Clemson 1981, 2016, 2018
3 Florida 1996, 2006, 2008
3 Florida State 1993, 1999, 2013
2 Army 1944, 1945
2 Auburn 1957, 2010
2 Michigan 1948, 1997
2 Michigan State  1952, 1965
2 Penn State 1982, 1986
2 Pittsburgh 1937, 1976
2 Tennessee 1951, 1998
1 BYU 1984
1 Colorado 1990
1 Georgia 1980
1 Georgia Tech  1990
1 Maryland 1953
1 Syracuse 1959
1 TCU 1938
1 Texas A&M 1939
1 Washington 1991

 


Junior College National Champions

1956-1960, 1964 to Present

  Year   

Team

2019 Mississippi Gulf Coast
2018 East Mississippi
2017 East Mississippi
2016 Garden City (KS)
2015 Northwest Mississippi
2014 East Mississippi
2013 East Mississippi
2012 Iowa Western
2011 East Mississippi
2010 Navarro (TX)
2009 Blinn (TX)
2008 Butler County (KS)
2007 Butler County (KS)
2007 Mississippi Gulf Coast
2006 Blinn (TX)
2005 Glendale (AZ)
2004 Pearl River (MS)
2003 Butler County (KS)
2002 Joliet (IL)
2001 Georgia Military
2000 Glendale (AZ)
1999 Butler County (KS)
1998 Butler County (KS)
1997 Trinity Valley (TX)
1996 Blinn (TX)
1995 Blinn (TX)
1994 Trinity Valley (TX)
1993 Mississippi Delta
1992 Northwest Mississippi
1991 Northeastern A&M (OK)
1990 Coffeyville (KS)
1989 Navarro (TX)
1988 Glendale (AZ)
1987 Ellsworth (Iowa)
1986 Northeastern A&M (OK)
1985 Snow (UT)
1984 Mississippi Gulf Coast
1983 Coffeyville (KS)
1982 Northwest Mississippi
1981 Butler County (KS)
1980 Northeastern A&M (OK)
1979 Ranger (TX)
1978 Iowa Central
1977 Ferrum (VA) 
1976 Ellsworth (Iowa)
1975 Mesa (AZ)
1974 Ferrum (VA) 
1973 Mesa (AZ)
1972 Arizona Western
1971 Mississippi Gulf Coast
1970 Fort Scott (KS) 
1969 Northeastern A&M (OK)
1968 Ferrum (VA)
1967 Northeastern A&M (OK)
1966 Kilgore (TX)
1965 Ferrum (VA) 
1964 Phoenix (AZ)
1960 Cameron State (OK)
1960 Tyler (TX)
1959 Northeastern A&M (OK)
1958 Boise (ID)
1957 Texarkana (TX)
1956 Coffeyville (KS)