Who is the greatest college football team ever?

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    Who is the greatest college football team ever?

    Who do you think is the greatest college football team of all time?
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    To me it's the 2004 USC Trojans. I think they beat any team from any era. I know the team eventually got sanctioned and maybe they had an unfair advantage. But if you look past it for this conversation I think they are the best.

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    I don't know how this can be answered...those Miami teams were just plain nasty, Osborne's Nebraska teams just steamrolled everyone, Tebow's Gators were a load, SMU with the Pony Express could probably hang with anybody. The 68' Buckeyes would be on the short list as would the '79 Crimson Tide...heck if Alabama Blows out Clemson you have to look at this team as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    To me it's the 2004 USC Trojans. I think they beat any team from any era. I know the team eventually got sanctioned and maybe they had an unfair advantage. But if you look past it for this conversation I think they are the best.
    They are on the short list for sure.

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    My Top 5 would be:

    2001 Miami
    1992 Alabama
    1995 Nebraska
    2005 USC
    2009 Alabama

    If they close out like they should, I move this Bama team to #1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    To me it's the 2004 USC Trojans. I think they beat any team from any era. I know the team eventually got sanctioned and maybe they had an unfair advantage. But if you look past it for this conversation I think they are the best.
    I would put them in the mix.

    Others for consideration:

    1995 Nebraska

    1971 Nebraska

    1974 Oklahoma

    1972 USC

    1986 Miami (It took the perfect combo of implosion by them and great play by PSU to beat them 14-10)

    2001 Miami

    One of the recent Alabama teams? 2009? This year if they win it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    To me it's the 2004 USC Trojans. I think they beat any team from any era. I know the team eventually got sanctioned and maybe they had an unfair advantage. But if you look past it for this conversation I think they are the best.
    Hard to compare head-to-head against eras. More modern teams on evolution alone would win.

    I just try to compare the team against others within their own era as to how dominating they were compared to their contemporaries. For me, it is the '95 Cornhusker squad. Only one game the entire season was competitive, and that was a 14 point win against Washington State. And I am not even sure that game would classify as competitive, it just happened to be the only time of the season Nebraska trailed (7-0).

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    People seem to mention the 09 Bama team was that really the best? They beat a really good Texas team in the NC game, but I don't think their defense holds a candle to the one they have this year. I would tend to go with one of the AJ McCarron led teams but that's just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    People seem to mention the 09 Bama team was that really the best? They beat a really good Texas team in the NC game, but I don't think their defense holds a candle to the one they have this year. I would tend to go with one of the AJ McCarron led teams but that's just me.
    I haven't viewed any of the latest Alabama teams as all time great. You can debate the order of which of the most recent teams were best, but they all look similar to me.

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    2001 Miami Hurricanes in terms of personnel

    1995 Huskers in terms of slaughtering everyone

    Those are my top 2.

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    1995 Nebraska. The end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MentschTrachtGottLacht View Post
    1995 Nebraska. The end.
    Disagree. 2001 Hurricanes. That team matches up w/ everyone and anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mexitucky View Post
    Disagree. 2001 Hurricanes. That team matches up w/ everyone and anyone.
    17 1st round picks on that team. SEVENTEEN

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