Every Saturday in college football marks another opportunity for a team to prove its merit against the best that its schedule has to offer. Twelve games later, if your team is left standing without a blemish, you might have a chance to see them play for the brass ring—a national championship.
This season, that honor will fall to both Texas and Alabama, two storied programs with a lot of history and a ton of pride between the two of them.
However, before we commit to the present, let’s take one more gander at the past; see what other great national championship games hath wrought.
The list covers 50 years of national title games, and, true to the dominance of certain programs during the 20th century, many are listed multiple times (Texas, Alabama, Nebraska, Miami, etc).