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AP National Championships

By Team | By Conference | By Coach

Team Total Seasons
Alabama 12 1961, 1964-19651, 19782-1979, 1992, 2009, 2011-2012, 2015, 2017, 2020
Notre Dame 8 1943, 1946-1947, 1949, 1966, 19733, 1977, 1988
Oklahoma 7 1950, 1955-1956, 19744-1975, 1985, 2000
Ohio State 5 1942, 19545, 1968, 2002, 2014
USC 5 1962, 1967, 1972, 20036-2004
Miami (FL) 5 1983, 1987, 1989, 19917, 2001
Nebraska 4 19708-1971, 1994-1995
Minnesota 4 1936, 1940-1941, 1960
LSU 3 1958, 2007, 2019
Clemson 3 1981, 2016, 2018
Florida State 3 1993, 1999, 2013
Florida 3 1996, 2006, 2008
Texas 3 1963, 1969, 2005
Georgia 2 1980, 2021
Auburn 2 19579, 2010
Tennessee 2 1951, 1998
Michigan 2 1948, 199710
Penn State 2 1982, 1986
Pittsburgh 2 1937, 1976
Army 2 1944-1945
Colorado 1 199011
BYU 1 1984
Syracuse 1 1959
Maryland 1 1953
Michigan State 1 1952
Texas A&M 1 1939
TCU 1 1938

Teams voted #1 in the UPI/Coaches poll:

1 Michigan State
2 USC
3 Alabama
4 USC
5 UCLA
6 LSU (BCS National Champion)
7 Washington
8 Texas
9 Ohio State
10 Nebraska
11 Georgia Tech

Note: Prior to the modern era of the AP Poll (1968-present), the final poll was released before the bowl games in all seasons except 1965. This helped preserve the National Championship for the following #1 teams that lost their bowl game: