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September 1, 2009, 04:47 PM
every body read this article about the top 10 college football programs of all time....has Alabama #1 and usc number 4...michigan number 5? what a joke....http://sportstime.sportsblognet.com/2009/08/31/the- top-ten-list-greatest-college-football-programs-of-all-time/
June 10, 2011  03:40 PM ET
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Then leave the wife at home!

Its like bringing sand too the beach! I think the order needs reshuffled!

Remove TSUN!

June 10, 2011  04:05 PM ET

I was just kidding in my first post. Well, after winning the NC at the end of 2009, we have to be in the top 2, at least.

June 10, 2011  08:35 PM ET

Using SI covers as a proxy (or an example of blatant media bias, depending on your point of view):

Notre Dame 30 covers
Ohio State 29
Oklahoma 29
Texas 28
USC 28
Alabama 22
Florida 21
Michigan 18
Nebraska 17
Penn State 12
UTk 7

June 11, 2011  02:58 AM ET

I'd say Alabama 1, USC 2. Everybody after that isn't close.

June 11, 2011  05:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#68):

Its like bringing sand too the beach! I think the order needs reshuffled!Remove TSUN!

Here was the list:

1. Alabama
2. Oklahoma
3. Notre Dame
4. USC
5. Michigan
6. Nebraska
7. Penn State
8. Ohio State
9. Texas
10. Tennessee

From 2009 and 2010 USC and PSU have gone down a bit, MICH and TENN down a lot. tOSU will soon go down a lot. Not sure if anyone has had it so rough that they need the boot from the top 10 (replace TENN with UF or LSU maybe). If ND can't break out into a BCS bowl under Kelly by 2013 they need to drop to 6th or 7th.

June 11, 2011  05:30 AM ET

Forgot about FSU, another TENN replacement candidate.

June 11, 2011  10:56 AM ET

No discussions for Naval Academy

June 11, 2011  10:58 AM ET

I have a hard time with Alabama at #1, I see them as the number 3 team behind ND, Okie

June 12, 2011  12:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#75):

I have a hard time with Alabama at #1, I see them as the number 3 team behind ND, Okie

All depends on what era is most important to you...

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June 12, 2011  01:04 AM ET

What's the criteria? I mean, should schoosl that had coaches and athletes cheat be considered?

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June 12, 2011  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#78):

What's the criteria? I mean, should schoosl that had coaches and athletes cheat be considered?

I think every school has cheated at some point...and, if you dig deep enough, can probably find something current......

June 12, 2011  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#78):

What's the criteria? I mean, should schoosl that had coaches and athletes cheat be considered?

Bah, it should have centered on bands and cheerleaders...

June 12, 2011  10:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#80):

I think every school has cheated at some point...and, if you dig deep enough, can probably find something current......

I think Penn State (and maybe Stanford) are the only NCAAF teams to never have a major infraction.

June 13, 2011  07:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#82):

I think Penn State (and maybe Stanford) are the only NCAAF teams to never have a major infraction.

Maybe, but its hard to think of any at Army, Navy, or the AFA.

June 13, 2011  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#82):

I think Penn State (and maybe Stanford) are the only NCAAF teams to never have a major infraction.

IMHO...just means they haven't dug deep enough.

Now, I'll believe it about the service academies, but there seems to be something in the back of my mind about Army????

June 13, 2011  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#84):

IMHO...just means they haven't dug deep enough.Now, I'll believe it about the service academies, but there seems to be something in the back of my mind about Army????

They were the number one team in the WWII period. So it seems possible something unseemly may have occurred to get a player two. Fairly unlikely, but possible.

June 13, 2011  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#85):

They were the number one team in the WWII period. So it seems possible something unseemly may have occurred to get a player two. Fairly unlikely, but possible.

During WWII there would a lot of guys wanting to join and play for them while inthe school....

Something else is just nagging at me...some kind of scandal. I'll track it down somehow...

 
June 13, 2011  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#86):

During WWII there would a lot of guys wanting to join and play for them while inthe school....Something else is just nagging at me...some kind of scandal. I'll track it down somehow...

Seems it was more of an issue with Army Honor Code than NCAA rules.

Army

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