Bowl Championship Series

The Bowl Championship Series is a series of five bowl games in NCAA Division 1 college football in late December and early January that determines the national champion. Critics of the BCS believe it is subjective and favors large conferences.

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Which NCAA football team has won the most National Championships in modern football?

For Division I - Football Bowl Subdivision (most commonly thought of as College Football around the nation).

Officially the NCAA does not officially name a National Champion for their Football Bowl Subdivision "FBS" (formerly known as Division I-A). They rely on outside organizations to name a National Champion. Currently that organization is the Bowl Championship Series. The teams with the most BCS National Titles are the University of Florida and Louisiana State University (LSU) with two. The BCS has been around for 11 years, so if that is what you would consider "modern era" that is your easy answer.

Other than that, really the only thing you can do is look at All Time National Championships. Before the BCS, there were a plethora of National polls and rankings, so there was no clear national champion every single year before 1998.

As for all time champions... Alabama claims the most all-time with 12. Notre Dame and Michigan both claim 11 and Ohio State, Oklahoma, Southern Cal all claim 7.

For National Collegiate Athletic Association Divisions not including Division I - FBS (most of which are not commonly considered as college football on the same level as Division I - FBS).

The question is which team has won the most national championships. (And though not clearly stated, I'm assumingthe questioner intended the answer to be limited to FBS, aka, Divsion I-A, teams. If not, the answer is the Division III Mount Union Purple Raiders, with 10.

Although the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) does not officially award a national championship in Division I FBS, it does recognize a number of polling and ranking organizations that name a national champion and recognize a members right to claim a national championship by being selected by one of these organizations. A complete list of every national championship recognized by the NCAA can be found at the link below from 1869 through 2006. The eight schools with the most national championships recognized by the NCAA are listed below.

Princeton - 28

Yale - 27

Notre Dame - 21

Alabama - 17

Southern California - 17

Oklahoma - 16

Michigan - 15

Ohio State - 14

List of NCAA recognized national championships:

http://www.ncaa.org/champadmin/ia_football_past_champs.html

It should be noted though, that while a school may be recognized for a certain number of national championships by the NCAA, that does not necessarily mean the school claims all of the championships.

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How many years is USC penalized for?

In June, 2010 the NCAA placed USC on four years probation, took away 30 scholarships over the next three years, and banned them from playing in a bowl game for the next two years.

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What football game had first flyover?

In what year was the first flyover for the green bay packers.

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WHAT was madame curie famous for?

Marie Curie was famous for discovering a new element polonium and she was the first women to win a Nobel prize
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What is a BCS football team?

A BCS team is a an FBS team that is one of the "Power Confrences: Big 10, Big 12, SEC, Big East, Pac 10, ACC, Notre Dame ( the only Independent in BCS) and soon the Mountain West. These confrences were selected to the BCS because they filled the Big Bowls prior to the BCS. The BCS is just like the American Economy, the allocation of funds is just not equal, but with the mass media, ESPN U, and talk radio smaller school are gettin big time coverage, and with good players wanting to play as soon as they get to campus such confrences like the Mountain West gain popularity, but it is not the upper class schools of the smaller confrence, but the bottom feeders that is excluding schools such as Boise State. Wyoming is a prime example of keeping the Mountain West out. But the BCS is a joke; keep the bowl games and have a playoff!!!!!

The phrase "BCS football team" varies in its usage. The phrase differs according to whether you are a have or a have-not.

Have-Nots: Participants in recent congressional hearings used the phrase to mean a team in one of the 6 BCS conferences (or Notre Dame, which gets preferential treatment by the BCS). A "BCS Conference" would be a conference with a tie-in to one of the BCS bowls.

Haves: The teams in the BCS conferences use the phrase to mean a team playing in a BCS bowl. With his team ranked eighth in the BCS, Phil Fulmer of Tennessee said, "I do believe we are capable of being a BCS football team."

The BCS is a rankings made by computers. For more details go to espn.com

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Which college football conference has won the most national championships?

SEC

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What time is kickoff of cotton bowl?

8pm Eastern on January 7th.

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How many football championships has USC won?

USC has 11 National Championships in men's football. Titles were won in 1928, 1931, 1932, 1939, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1974, 1978, 2003, and 2004.

The following are the details of the various Championship seasons:

1928 (9-0-1)

Win based on Dickinson System, a points system used from 1926-1940. According to the NCAA Football Records Book, the Dickinson System was accepted as a "major selector."

1931 (10-1)

Win based on Dickinson System and a panel of experts from the Helms Athletic Foundation. The Foundation selected national champions and all-America team selections on college basketball and football. Also noticed by the NCF (National Championship Foundation), which predated national champions from 1869-1979; and the FBR or CFRA (College Football Researche! rs Association), which determined champions by a Top 10 vote on a point system and predated national champions from 1919-1981.

1932 (10-0)

Win based on the Helms Athletic Foundation. Also selected by the NCF and CFRA.

1939 (8-0-2)

Win based on Dickinson System.

1962 (11-0)

Win based on AP Poll, the weekly ranking of the Top 25 NCAA football team as voted on sportswriters. Also crowned by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), whose All-America Team is officially recognized by the NCAA; the National Football Foundation (NFF), which operates the College Football Hall of Fame; and the United Press International (UPI), a news agency which at the time conducted a poll of college coaches to decide the champion.

1967 (10-1)

Unanimous National Championship. AP & UPI Polls. Also chosen by FWAA & NFF.

1972 (12-0)

Unanimous National Championship. AP & UPI Polls. Also chosen by FWAA & NFF.

1974 (10-1-1)

National Champions in UPI Poll. Also chosen by FWAA & NFF.

1978 (12-1)

National Champions in UPI Poll. Also chosen by FWAA & NFF.

2003 (12-1)

Split National Championship. USC was named National Champions in the AP Poll, and FWAA selection. LSU was named National Champions by the BCS.

2004 (13-0)

Unanimous National Championship. BCS title game and AP Polls.

There continues to be a ridiculous answer offered by an individual who wants to claim that no National Championships were won in Men's 1A college football prior to 1998 and the BCS. It's such a spurious and specious claim that it's actually funny to read, so we will leave it up here for addled minds to enjoy (see below, it's a laugh).

For the rest of us who are well aware that college football was played, and championships were won, for more than 100 years prior to the BSC system, the facts listed above will answer the question.

Here's the ridiculous answer though, where the person said only "one", only counting BCS victories. It's so stupid that it's funny. Ok, for your amusement...

One. For the 2004 season. Note, there was a long discussion here, featuring answers from several different contributors, but at least one person has decided that, rather than allow discussion, he would just delete everyone else's contributions and post his own (incorrect) answer. That person, and others, believe that USC has won more than one football championship (anywhere from 6 to 11, depending on how you count them). They are wrong. Here's why.

Prior to the 1998 season, Division I-A football national championships were not won at all. They were awarded, by several polling organizations, such as the AP. There were bowl games matching up teams between conferences, but no attempt to match up the best two teams in the country. So, all those years USC supposedly "won" a national championship, they only did so because they beat some punk Big 10 team in the Rose bowl, and a bunch of sports reporters voted them number one. Worse, prior to 1975, the AP awarded its national championship before the bowl games were even played. So back then, USC could even lose to a punk Big 10 team in the Rose bowl and stillbe awarded a national championship.

Then the BCS was established for the 1998 season. And with it, a "national championship game" was held, every year, to determine the Division I-A champion. For the first time ever, the two best teams in the country had to play each other, head to head, to determine who the champion was. Now, I will be the first to admit that the BCS has its problems. Almost every year, there is some controversy over whether the two teams in the NCG are really the two best teams in the country. For example, USC fans believe that their Trojans should have been in the 2003 NCG. Likewise, it is fairly obvious that Auburn, rather than Oklahoma, should have been USC's opponent in the 2004 NCG. Of course, if things had gone that way, USC would have lost both of those games and the answer to this question would be zero. But the point is, whether you agree with the teams selected for the National Championship Game or not, it is a fact that two teams that someone thinks are the best two teams in the country have to play each other for the right to call themselves "national champions". And to have a national championship, you actually have to win it. On the field. In a game. Against a very strong opponent. That did not happen prior to BCS.

USC has anywhere from 6 to 11 national championships, depending on when you start counting and which polls you accept. But this question didn't ask how many championships USC has. It asked how many championships USC has won. And, except for the 2004 season, the only thing USC won was a popularity contest.

Now, I know others will want to dispute my answer. But the wording of the question makes it impossible to dispute my answer. So, why don't you just go on over to the "How many football championships does USC have?" question, and put in your 6 or 11, or whatever? If, on the other hand, you cannot distinguish between the meanings of the words "won" and "have", then by all means, post your incorrect answer here. But I must ask you not to delete the one correct answer here, which is this one.

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Who is a college coach with multiple National Championships?

Nick Saban of Alabama.

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Why is Oregon ranked number one when number 4 Boise State has beaten them in their last two meetings?

Because that's two different seasons.

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When are the 2010-2011 college football bowl matchups announced?

They were announced this past Sunday. All the information is available now.

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What does fbs stand for in college football?

FBS stands for Football Bowl Subdivision.

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What does fbs stand for as in an FBS college team?

FBS stands for Football Bowl Subdivision, formerly called Division I-A. This is in contrast to the FCS, or Football Championship Subdivision, formerly known as Division I-AA. The "Bowl" vs "Championship" refers to how the 2 divisions play their post-season, with the former Division I-A teams playing in bowl games and the former Division I-AA teams playing in a playoff series culminating with a true national championship game.

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What does BCS stand for?

BCS stands for Bowl Championship Series.

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When was the last time ut missed a bowl game?

The last time UT did not attend a bowl game was 1997. They finished 4-7 overall. That was John Mackovic's last season as their head coach. To learn more about Texas Longhorns losing seasons please visit the link below.

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Which school has won the most national championships in college football?

School with most National Championships1-Princeton 282-Yale 263-Alabama 134-Michigan 115-Notre Dame 11Many years , most recently03 there are Mutable national champs named. In these years I would just chose the higher ranked team in the AP. I found these national champs on NCAA.com which gives much better info on this question than any other website. If you do not agree with these findings then look for yourself on NCAA.com

USC falls off of the list because they have had National Championships taken away from them because of violations at there school, and it is not widely know that the Ivy League schools dominated College Football from 1869 all the way to the 1930's.

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How many strikes is there to bowl a perfect game?

12 strikes in one game equals a perfect game. 300

A perfect score is a "300" game.

A perfect game is when a bowler throws 12 consecutive strikes in one game.

It depents what type of bowling you are doing in Canadian there is 5 pin bowling which the high score in that is 450 but in 10 pin bowling the high is 300 It is called "A Perfect Game" or "A 300 Game."

lots of people do bowl perfect games like in the weber cup but it is hard and you have to be extremly good to do it x

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What is the number of NCAA football championships the Big 10 has won vs the SEC Conference?

Big 10 vs. SEC?well, if you count total titles (i.e. years that certain schools shared the titel with another) Alabama has 12 titles altogether. Michigan has 11 and Ohio state has roughly 6 or 7 (including the one they share with Alabama back in the late '70s). so, with two of the big schools out of the big 10 having roughly the same amount as just Alabama on their own, i think its safe to say the SEC has more titles answerThe NCAA does not have a championship format in Division 1a, the schools that form the Big 10 and SEC. Even the official NCAA Records Book, published annually, refers to teams as "poll winners", meaning of course that they were voted number one at the conclusion of the season by different entities. The answer to your question is actually "zero". If you want to ask a question about "poll" winners, phrase it carefully, as there has existed an incredible number of "championship" voting people and organizations through the years. The first qualifier I would include would be "since 1936", when the NCAA started keeping records.
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When was the last time two college football teams went undefeated in regular season but neither won the championship?

the last time was 2004-2005, both auburn and Utah went undefeated. USC won the championship.

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When did the BCS begin in college football?

it starts after the regular season which ends in december. There is the orange bowl, fiesta bowl, sugar bowl, the rose bowl and the BCS national championship game the last game of the season

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Have two teams located in the same state ever played for the national championship?

Yes. In the 1996 season, Florida State and Florida played in the Sugar Bowl for the National Championship. I'm not sure about any other intra-state meetings.

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When did Oklahoma State University last win a NCAA national championship?

OSU won back to back titles in 1945 and 1946.

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What is Tennessee's football record including bowl games their rank in wins and national championships won?

They've won 2 recognized national championships. Their bowl record is 23-21 all time. In bowl "wins" they are tied for #3 with Penn St and Oklahoma. Their recognized all-time record (I'm not sure if this includes bowls, I think it does) is 737 wins 303 losses 53 ties. They are tied with Oklahoma for 7th on the all time win list going into this year. Source: dfbdatawarehouse.com At the start of the 2007 season, Tennessee's record is 767-316-53.

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Is USC's claim to the 1939 national championship legitimate?

It may be legitimate, however the national champion, Texas A&M went undefeated 10-0, and USC went 8-0-2. Having two ties hurts their claim quite a bit. answer HARDLY. The NCAA records book identifies 34 different national champion major selectors from 1869 to present. A fellow named Frank Dickinson, an economics professor at Illinois, developed a mathematical system he used from 1926 to 1940 to name his so-called champion. (He predated selections in 1924 and 1925). He, and he alone, among the 15 selectors choosing a champion for that year, chose USC. Two others chose Cornell. The remainder chose Texas A & M.

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Who were the tallest and shortest football players in the NCAA who were in a national championship game?

I'd guess the shortest might be Joey Jones or even David Palmer. The tallest is tough..maybe Copeland and Curry could be competitors

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