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Current NCAA FBS College Football Playoff Title Holders

Through the 2016 season
CFP ERA  BCS ERA  1900's Champions  1800's Champions Championship Schools

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF CHAMPIONS
YEAR CHAMPION LOSER SCORE
2014
Ohio State Buckeyes
Oregon Ducks
42-20
2015
Alabama Crimson Tide
Clemson Tigers
45-40
2016
Clemson Tigers
Alabama Crimson Tide
35-31

BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
YEAR BCS BOWL
CHAMPION LOSER SCORE
1998
Fiesta Bowl
Tennessee Volunteers
Florida State Seminoles
23-16
1999
Sugar Bowl
Florida State Seminoles
Virginia Tech Hokies
46-29
2000 Orange Bowl
Oklahoma Sooners
Florida State Seminoles
13-2
2001 Rose Bowl
Miami Hurricanes
Nebraska Cornhuskers
37-14
2002
Fiesta Bowl
Ohio State Buckeyes
Miami Hurricanes
31-24 2OT
2003
Sugar Bowl
LSU Tigers(BCS Champions)/USC Trojans(AP Champions)
Oklahoma Sooners
21-14
2004
Orange Bowl
USC Trojans
Oklahoma Sooners
55-19*
2005
Rose Bowl
Texas Longhorns
USC Trojans
41-38
2006
Fiesta Bowl
Florida Gators
Ohio State Buckeyes
41-14
2007
Sugar Bowl
LSU Tigers
Ohio State Buckeyes
38-24
2008
Orange Bowl
Florida Gators
Oklahoma Sooners
24-14
2009
Rose Bowl
Alabama Crimson Tide
Texas Longhorns
37-21
2010
Fiesta Bowl
Auburn Tigers
Oregon Ducks
22-19
2011
Sugar Bowl
Alabama Crimson Tide
LSU Tigers
21-0
2012
Orange Bowl
Alabama Crimson Tide
Notre Dame Figthing Irish
42-14
2013
Rose Bowl
Florida State Seminoles
Auburn Tigers
34-31
*USC's 2004 BCS Championship Vacated For NCAA Violations
1900's Champions  1800's Champions
YEAR CHAMPION YEAR
CHAMPION
1900 Yale Bulldogs
1949
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
1901 Michigan Wolverines
1950
Oklahoma Sooners
1902 Michigan Wolverines
1951
Tennessee Volunteers
1903 Michigan Wolverines/Princeton Tigers
1952
Michigan State Spartans
1904 Michigan Wolverines/Pennsylvania Quakers
1953
Maryland Terrapins
1905 Chicago Maroons
1954
UCLA Bruins/Ohio State Buckeyes
1906 Princeton Tigers
1955
Oklahoma Sooners
1907 Yale Bulldogs
1956
Oklahoma Sooners
1908 LSU Tigers/Pennsylvania Quakers
1957
Ohio State Buckeyes/Auburn Tigers
1909 Yale Bulldogs
1958
LSU Tigers/Iowa Hawkeyes
1910 Harvard Crimson/Pittsburgh Panthers
1959
Syracuse Orangemen
1911 Penn State Nittany Lions/Princeton Tigers
1960
Minnesota Golden Gophers/Mississippi Rebels
1912 Harvard Crimson/Penn State Nittany Lions
1961
Alabama Crimson Tide/Ohio State Buckeyes
1913 Harvard Crimson
1962
USC Trojans
1914 Army Black Knights
1963
Texas Longhorns
1915 Cornell Big Red
1964
Alabama Crimson Tide/Arkansas Razorbacks/
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
1916 Pittsburgh Panthers
1965
Michigan State Spartans/Alabama Crimson Tide
1917 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
1966
Notre Dame Fighting Irish/Michigan State Spartans
1918 Michigan Wolverines/Pittsburgh Panthers
1967
USC Trojans
1919 Harvard Crimson/Illinois Fighting Illini/
Notre Dame Fighting Irish/Texas A&M Aggies
1968
Ohio State Buckeyes
1920 California Golden Bears
1969
Texas Longhorns
1921 California Golden Bears/Cornell Big Red
1970
Nebraska Cornhuskers/Texas Longhorns/Ohio State Buckeyes
1922 California Golden Bears/Cornell Big Red/Princeton Tigers
1971
Nebraska Cornhuskers
1923 Illinois Fighting Illini/Michigan Wolverines
1972
USC Trojans
1924 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
1973
Notre Dame Fighting Irish/Alabama Crimson Tide
1925 Alabama Crimson Tide
1974
USC Trojans/Oklahoma Sooners
1926 Alabama Crimson Tide/Stanford Cardinal
1975
Oklahoma Sooners
1927 Illinois Fighting Illini/Yale Bulldogs
1976
Pittsburgh Panthers
1928 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
1977
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
1929 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
1978
Alabama Crimson Tide/USC Trojans
1930 Alabama Crimson Tide/Notre Dame Fighting Irish
1979
Alabama Crimson Tide
1931 USC Trojans
1980
Georgia Bulldogs
1932 USC Trojans
1981
Clemson Tigers
1933 Michigan Wolverines
1982
Penn State Nittany Lions
1934 Minnesota Golden Gophers
1983
Miami Hurricanes
1935 Minnesota Golden Gophers
1984
BYU Cougars
1936 Minnesota Golden Gophers
1985
Oklahoma Sooners
1937 Pittsburgh Panthers
1986
Penn State Nittany Lions
1938 TCU Horned Frogs
1987
Miami Hurricanes
1939 Texas A&M Aggies
1988
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
1940 Minnesota Golden Gophers
1989
Miami Hurricanes
1941 Minnesota Golden Gophers
1990
Colorado Buffaloes/Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
1942 Ohio State Buckeyes
1991
Washington Huskies/Miami Hurricanes
1943 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
1992
Alabama Crimson Tide
1944 Army Black Knights
1993
Florida State Seminoles
1945 Army Black Knights
1994
Nebraska Cornhuskers
1946 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
1995
Nebraska Cornhuskers
1947 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
1996
Florida Gators
1948 Michigan Wolverines
1997
Michigan Wolverines/Nebraska Cornhuskers
1800's Champions  1900's Champions
YEAR CHAMPION YEAR
CHAMPION
1869 Princeton Tigers
1885
Princeton Tigers
1870 Princeton Tigers
1886
Yale Bulldogs
1871 None Selected 1887
Yale Bulldogs
1872 Princeton Tigers
1888
Yale Bulldogs
1873 Princeton Tigers
1889
Princeton Tigers
1874 Yale Bulldogs
1890
Harvard Crimson
1875 Harvard Crimson
1891
Yale Bulldogs
1876 Yale Bulldogs
1892
Yale Bulldogs
1877 Yale Bulldogs
1893
Princeton Tigers
1878 Princeton Tigers
1894
Yale Bulldogs
1879 Princeton Tigers
1895
Pennsylvania Quakers
1880 Princeton Tigers/Yale Bulldogs
1896
Lafayette Leopards/Princeton Tigers
1881 Yale Bulldogs
1897
Pennsylvania Quakers
1882 Yale Bulldogs
1898
Harvard Crimson
1883 Yale Bulldogs
1899
Harvard Crimson
1884 Yale Bulldogs


CHAMPIONSHIP SCHOOLS
POSITION
SCHOOL
CHAMPIONSHIPS
LAST CHAMPIONSHIP
1
Yale Bulldogs
18
1927
2
Princeton Tigers
15
1922
3
Alabama Crimson Tide
14
2015
4
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
13
1988
5
Michigan Wolverines
9
1997
6
USC Trojans
8
2004
7
Harvard Crimson
8
1919
8
Ohio State Buckeyes
7
2002
9
Oklahoma Sooners
7
2000
10
Minnesota Golden Gophers
6
1960
11
Miami Hurricanes
5
2001
12
Nebraska Cornhuskers
5
1997
13
Pittsburgh Panthers
5
1976
14
LSU Tigers
4
2007
15
Texas Longhorns
4
2005
16
Penn State Nitany Lions
4
1986
17
Pennsylvania Quakers
4
1908
18
Florida Gators
3
2008
19
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
3
1990
20
Michigan State Spartans
3
1966
21
Army Black Knights
3
1945
22
Illinois Fighting Illini
3
1927
23
California Golden Bears
3
1922
24
Cornell Big Red
3
1922
25
Florida State Seminoles
3
2013
26
Tennessee Volunteers
2
1998
27
Texas A&M Aggies
2
1939
28
Auburn Tigers
2
2010
29
Clemson Tigers
2
2016
30
Washington Huskies
1
1991
31
Colorado Buffaloes
1
1990
32
BYU Cougars
1
1984
33
Georgia Bulldogs
1
1980
34
Arkansas Razorbacks
1
1964
35
Mississippi Rebels
1
1960
36
Syracuse Orange
1
1959
37
Iowa Hawkeyes
1
1958
38
Maryland Terrapins
1
1953
39
TCU Horned Frogs
1
1938
40
Stanford Cardinal
1
1926
41
UCLA Bruins
1
1954
42
Chicago Maroons
1
1905
43
Lafayette Leopards
1
1896