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With all the excitement of the last 4 out and all that jazz with the basketball tournament, who are the next 4 in for blueblood status in football?
Note: All recognized National Titles via cfbdatawarehouse (take it up with them). Also, on the field stats are used.
1) LSU- 12th in overall victories, 14th in overall winning %, 4 recognized National Titles, 2 BCS titles, 5th in overall wins since 2000, and 3rd in winning % since 2000.
2) Penn St- 7th in overall victories, 10th in overall winning %, 4 recognized National Titles, 4th in overall victories and winning % since 1960.
3) Florida- 22nd in overall victories, 16th in overall winning %, 3 recognized National titles, 2 BCS titles, 1st in overall wins and 2nd in overall winning % since 1990.
4) Florida St- 12th in overall winning %, 2 recognized National Titles, 1 BCS title, 2nd in overall wins and winning % since 1980.
What is your next 4 in?
Tennessee would have had a good argument if not for their decline during/after Fulmer. It's just hard to make an argument for them after that becsue they have fallen so far off the radar. But then again, 6 national championships is hard to ignore. If those titles were more recent, I would have put them on the list. They just missed out as did FSU. FSU only has two NC's. That just does not work for a blue blood without a ton of years on top of the college football world IYAM. But IMO:
2. Penn State
UF has had a tremendous amount of success in the hardest league in football the past 20 years. They have done so with two different head coaches and a 3rd almost pull it off this year. UF is such a good program I feel like some of us could even be moderately successful there. They aren't going anywhere anytime soon.
Penn State should almost be left off because of what happened. But if we are talking about on the field tradition, they are hard to leave out. They would be number one if not for the crap.
Miami is a true "new" blue blood in every sense of the word IMO. They have been average lately, but 5 national championships is something that can't be ignored. They have produced some of the finest players in all of college football too. They would be hard to leave out.
LSU has had a ton of success as of late. I think you will see them continue to sit atop the SEC West with a few other teams. That will leave them in striking distance for more chances for titles. This ones a little hard because they only have 3 NC's, but two have been recently and like said above, I think they will continue that streak down the road. I reserve the right to change this last pick after someone has made better argument for another team. lol
Tough question, but a good one.
This post was edited by Weedline 13 months ago
I think Nebraska deserves mention. They have the history, multiple national championships, (including recently),huge fanbase, and they are still nationally relevant.
fsufsu said... I've got about 10 great stories on Lane but all you need to know is he will never be a loser, that's for sure.
Nebraska is a BB I thought
If you are talking about true blue blood, then I would go with PSU and Tennessee.
New blood, FSU, Florida, Miami, LSU...
This post was edited by bama1055 13 months ago
If you leave Tennessee off, don't you kind of have to do the same for Miami?
That was my reasoning.
Agree with Weedline. Everything looks good. Lol@FSU being mentioned as a blue blood.
Would definitely have to agree with Weed and say Miami. 5 national titles is 5 national titles. Period, end of story.
Weedline and reason don't belong in the same sentence
In the last 30 years.... while playing for an additional 4.
Golden is better then Jimbo... I feared it was true. He is going to hoist a crystal ball there - fsufsu
And somehow managed to let a retarded administration throw it all away over racism and bullshit
That one in '92 hurt. Put a dagger in the U for 10 years. Hope y'all come back to the party one day. College football is better when the evil empire in Coral Gables is rollin'.
The one in '92 didn't bother me. The guys showed up cocky, played like absolute garbage & got their a$s kicked. The VinnyT debacle against PSU & the awful call against OSU hurt.
They absolutely are....I think PSU is the clear #2
Need more than 80,000 fans....which is now less than half that......IMO.
Ohh. Well I guess that makes sense why they weren't mentioned. These are all arbitrary rankings anyway
Tennessee has to be the "next in". After that, I would probably go with PSU (835 wins, 4 NCs and 2 NC HCs), LSU (743 wins, 4 NCs and 4 NC HCs), UF (680 wins, 3 NCs and 2 NC HCs) and Miami (573 wins, 5 NCs and 3 NC HCs). An interesting question is what to do with programs like Pitt (9 NCs), Army (6 NCs) and Minnesota (6 NCs), which are old money but have fallen on hard times. Also, FSU is questionable because they only have one NC winning HC who won both their titles within a short time frame. IMO a program should have at least two NC winning HCs to reach blue blood status. If Jimbo (or anyone) can get FSU another NC, I would put them on the list right after UF.
National Championships*: 4 (1938, 1950, 1951, 1998)
Total Wins: 799 (9th all-time)
NC Winning HCs*: 2
HOF HCs: 4
HOF Players: 22
Consensus AAs: 38
Conference Titles: 16
*Per College Football Data Warehouse.
This post has been edited 5 times, most recently by MrWoodson 13 months ago
UF is 22 in wins.. How's that close to Blue Blood status?
EDIT: didn't see their record since 1990
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Lesticals 13 months ago
Danielle Hunter, Jamario Rasco, Anthony FREAK Johnson.. DL wrecking crew of 2013.
there's a lot of controversy about that
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You guys sure Psu is still 7th in wins? We had over 100 wins taken away cuz of sanctions.
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