Best college football team EVER?

i got the 1901 Michigan football team. whats your opinion?

7 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    When you're looking at who is the best college football team of all time, you have to look at how dominated their season better then any other team has dominated their season. And nobody dominated their season better then the 1901 Michigan Wolverines. They outscored their opponents 550-0 on the season, and we ain't talking against a bunch of bad teams. The combined record of their opponents that season was 69.5%; that's the equivalent of playing like 6 top ten teams and demolishing every one of them. They beat Stanford 49-0 in the first ever Rose Bowl. Oh, and that Michigan team had the Barry Sanders of their day in Willie Heston, who scored 72 career TD.

    I know damn well that every team past 1940 would probably beat and even pummel that 1901 Wolverines team, but the bottom line is, no team was more dominant then the 1901 Wolverines.

    Go Blue!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    2005 Texas Longhorns. Vince Young the best dual threat QB in the history of college football. David Thomas who had the hands of Tony Gonzalez, Limas Sweed who was fast as hell. They were just such a great team. Pretty much the only team who can beat USC in the Rose Bowl.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No One really knows that Michigan Team. Im a Ucla Fan, but over the past few years, Usc definitely has the most talent coming from all over the country

  • 1 decade ago

    2008 Western Michigan =D

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  • 1 decade ago

    Duuuu I don't like it but I have to say the 1972 USC trojans were so strong and talented, I don't think any one team in one year could beat them. But overall Programs there are some.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    1980 georgia bulldogs

  • 1 decade ago

    1. Nebraska (1971)

    Many consider the 1971 version of the Cornhuskers the best college football team ever, and we can't find any reason to disagree. The team averaged more than 39 points a game on offense, and surrendered only 8.2 points a game. Led by kick and punt returner par excellence Johnny Rodgers (who won the 1972 Heisman), the top-ranked Cornhuskers defeated No. 2 Oklahoma 35-31 on Thanksgiving Day, in what some have called the "Game of the Century." They rounded out their 13-0 season with a 38-6 drubbing of Alabama in the Orange Bowl.

    2. USC (1972)

    USC, coached by John McKay, finished the season 12-0 after blowing out Ohio State 42-17 in the Rose Bowl. In the process, the Trojans became the first team to be named No. 1 on every ballot of both the coaches and media polls. Keith Jackson, who's forgotten more about college football than we'll ever know, said the '72 Trojans were the best ever. He might be right, but we're giving Nebraska just a slight edge.

    3. Nebraska (1995)

    Combine a great offense -- 50-plus points per game -- with a great defense. Add a tough schedule, including four Top 10 teams, which the Cornhuskers trounced by no fewer than 23 points. Stir in Ahman Green and Lawrence Phillips for an incredible running attack. Presto. You've got a second straight national championship, topped by a 62-24 humiliation of second-ranked Florida in the Fiesta Bowl, and one of the best teams ever, in any sport.

    4. Army (1945)

    It was a very good year for Army. After teaming up with the other branches of the armed services (and the Allies) to win World War II, they then went on to a glorious fall campaign starring Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside, fullback Felix "Doc" Blanchard and tailback Glenn Davis. Blanchard, who ran for 718 yards and 19 TDs, won the Heisman in '45; Davis won it in '46. Army went 9-0, and was overwhelmingly dominant. In one game, they trounced Notre Dame, 48-0, in front of 75,000 at Yankee Stadium, then came back the next week to blow out the Pennsylvania Quakers, 61-0. In a game that decided the national title, Army beat its service rival, Navy, in their annual Philadelphia classic, 32-13, before 102,000 fans.

    5. Miami (2001)

    Miami went 12-0, with an average margin of victory of 34. A couple of reasons: All-American QB Ken Dorsey and running back Clinton Portis (who racked up 1,200 yards on the ground). A few more: offensive tackle Bryant "Mount" McKinnie, wide receiver Jeremy Shockey, cornerbacks Phillip Buchanon and Mike Rumph, and safety Edward Reed, all first-round selections in the 2002 NFL draft. "Offense, defense, special teams, this team is loaded," said 'Canes assistant coach Art Kehoe. "It's the best one I've ever seen, and I think we could line up and play with any college team that's ever been."

    6. Michigan (1947)

    Head coach Fritz Crisler let loose his "Mad Magicians" with one of the trickiest offenses in college football history. "For sheer deception, there had been nothing like the Magicians before," wrote Ivan Kaye in Michigan Today. "And there has been nothing like them since -- three men handling the ball was just an ordinary play. The plays that really gave them a kick were the ones where four or even five men handled the ball. It would wear out the spectators and drive defenses crazy."

    As a result, Michigan, led by tailback Bob Chappius, wingback Chalmers "Bump" Elliott, QB Howard Yerges and fullback Jack Weisenburger, went 10-0 in 1947. While the Irish (see below) were named No. 1 by the AP at the end of the regular season, Michigan forced the voters to reconsider after crushing USC 49-0 in the Rose Bowl, and were ranked No. 1 in an unofficial postseason AP poll.

    7. Notre Dame (1947)

    The Irish won a disputed national title in '47 (see above), but what's not disputed is that the Irish were one of the best teams ever. They were led by three players who would eventually be named among the 100 best in college football history by College Football News: lineman Leon Hart, tackle George Connor and QB Johnny Lujack. Lujack won the '47 Heisman trophy, and in '49 Hart became one of only two lineman ever to win the Heisman. Notre Dame finished its undefeated season by trouncing USC 38-7 in front of 105,000 fans in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and 41 of the Irish went on to play pro ball.

    8. Oklahoma (1956)

    At the end of the 20th century, this website named the '56 Sooners the eighth best team, of any sport, pro or college, ever. Here's why: Bud Wilkinson's 1956 squad was in the middle of a 47-game winning streak. They went 10-0, averaging about 47 points a game. The defense held six opponents scoreless. Running back Tommy McDonald finished third in the Heisman Trophy race, but even more impressive was the showing by Jerry Tubbs, who, as a lineman, finished fourth in the voting.

    9. Oklahoma (1974)

    The Sooners dominated college football in 1973 and 1974, going 21-0-1,

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