Picking college football’s No. 1 ever-controversial

Bowl Championship Series: 1997-present

Controversy, rule breakers and scandal

Among the more bizarre incidents in sports history came courtesy of a trumped-up resume. In 2001, five days after leaving Georgia Tech to coach Notre Dame, George O’Leary resigned from the job after it was revealed he had provided the school with erroneous information on his resume, including a master’s degree.

A scandal in summer 2010 shined a light again on the game’s seedy side. The NCAA docked USC 30 scholarships and gave the school a two-year bowl ban after it found that star running back Reggie Bush received housing, cash and a car from agents. It brought attention to the issue of agents enticing players with gifts while they are still competing.