Comparing college football teams can be very tough because the top teams do not get many chances to play each other. It is even harder to compare teams across different generations because the sport is constantly evolving. Despite these complications, there are some teams that just stand above the rest of the pack due to their dominance of the competition and loaded rosters. These are the five best college football teams of all-time.
2019 LSU Tigers
The most recent college football champions will go down in history has one of the best teams of all-time. The prolific offense led by quarterback Joe Burrow scored 726 points, which is more than any other team in the sport’s history. The Tigers also had to knock off seven teams in the Top 10 on their way to the title.
1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska was an absolutely dominant team in 1995. Ahman Greene helped the offensive attack average more than 50 points per game. The defense was equally as dominant allowing only 14 points per game. No opponent came within three touchdowns of the Cornhuskers. Their dominance was on full display when they secured the National Title with a 38-point win over the Florida Gators.
2001 Miami Hurricanes
The 2001 Miami Hurricanes had NFL-caliber players at nearly every position on the field. Ed Reed, Clinton Portis, and Jeremy Shockey are just a few of the Hurricanes that went on to have great professional careers. The offense did not light up the scoreboards, but they did not need to with the defense allowing less than 10 points a game.
1972 USC Trojans
The 1972 USC Trojans are the first unanimous national champions in college football history. The offense led by Charles Young and Anthony Davis put up big scoring numbers in an era when games were traditionally won with tough defense. The Trojans defeated six ranked teams during their perfect 11-0 season including a 42-17 win over Ohio State in the final game.
1971 Nebraska Cornhuskers
There simply will never be another college football team with a better defense than the 1971 Nebraska Cornhuskers. The defense allowed an average of only eight points per game. Their undefeated season was capped off with an Orange Bowl victory over Alabama by the score of 38-6.