The UPI and Coaches polls have been part of the college football fabric over the last 65 years. Going by the final rankings, what programs come out on top and how are they ranked? Here are the top programs of the 2000s according to a CFN formula using all the UPI and USA Today Coaches poll final rankings.
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Which college football programs are the greatest of all-time according to the UPI and USA Today Coaches final polls?
It seems like so long ago, but Texas was the most consistently terrific program of the 2000s, and it wasn’t all that close. USC just barely edged out Oklahoma, and Ohio State was great, but it was the decade of the Longhorns.
It’s also easy to forget just how great Virginia Tech was for a long, long time under Frank Beamer, finishing tied for seventh among the final Coaches Polls. Also interesting to note is Boise State, finishing 11th after a dominant run of greatness and with so many big moments on the national stage.
Taking all the UPI and Coaches Poll final rankings, CFN devised a scoring system giving every AP national champion 25 points, the No. 2 team 24, No. 3 23, and so on down to the bottom.
2000s Coaches Poll National Champions
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2000s Coaches Poll Rankings Greatest Teams
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