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Coaches Poll All-Time College Football Rankings: Best Teams 2010 To 2015


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 2010s 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’s been Alabama’s decade with three national titles making it far and away the best program of the 201os so far according to the final USA Today Coaches Polls. Who else have rocked over the decade?

Oregon and Stanford haven’t won a national title, but their consistent greatness helped put them in the high-rent district. Michigan State’s emergence pays off, and Ohio State and Florida State – with their respective national championships – have them ready to move up soon in the USA Today Coaches Poll final rankings of the 2010s.

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.

2010s Coaches Poll National Champions
2010 Auburn
2011 Alabama
2012 Alabama
2013 Florida State
2014 Ohio State
2015 Alabama

2010s Coaches Poll Rankings Greatest Teams

Rank Schools Points
1 Alabama 148
2 Oregon 116
3 Stanford 100
4 Michigan State 92
5 Florida State 88
6 Ohio State 84
7 Oklahoma 83
8 TCU 79
9 LSU 77
10 Clemson 75
11 South Carolina 63
12 Boise State 61
13 Baylor 58
14 Wisconsin 56
15 Oklahoma State 55
16 Auburn 52
17 Georgia 47
18 Missouri 44
19 Notre Dame 39
20 Arkansas 35
21 Texas A&M 34
22 Kansas State 33
22 Michigan 33
24 Houston 30
25 Louisville 26
25 UCLA 26
Others Receiving Votes
27 Ole Miss 24
28 Mississippi State 23
29 UCF 20
29 Virginia Tech 20
31 Georgia Tech 19
31 Utah 19
33 Florida 17
34 Iowa 16
35 Northwestern 14
36 Nebraska 13
36 Nevada 13
38 USC 12
39 North Carolina 11
39 Vanderbilt 11
41 Arizona 9
41 Cincinnati 9
41 Utah State 9
44 Navy 8
44 Texas 8
44 West Virginia 8
47 Oregon State 7
47 Southern Miss 7
49 San Jose State 5
50 Duke 4
50 Marshall 4
52 Tennessee 3
53 Maryland 2
53 Northern Illinois 2
55 BYU 1
55 Memphis 1
55 NC State 1