College Football 150 National Championship All-Time Season Rankings. Where is 2021 Georgia?

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College Football 150 National Championship All-Time Season Rankings. Where is 2021 Georgia?

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College Football 150 National Championship All-Time Season Rankings. Where is 2021 Georgia?

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150 Greatest National Champions: 2

2. 1894 Yale (16-0)

All-Time Season Score: 33.7200
Key Season Score Element: 16 wins
Best Win: Yale 12, Harvard 4
Worst Game: Yale, 10, Crescent Athletic Club 0

Wins, wins, wins, wins, wins.

College football might be night-and-day different now from what it was back in the 1800s, but the 1894 Yale team still managed to have the best season by any national champion in the history of the sport, mainly because of the 16 wins and by beating opponents by a combined score of 485-13.

There were a whole slew of Bad Wins against athletic clubs, but the nine Quality Wins helped make up for it in the overall score. The more games against good teams, the more chances for a loss, and the more chances for something to go wrong.

Other teams in history played 16 games or more – the 1889 Yale team played 17 – but no one ever pulled off a season this strong … at least for the era.

Wins (16): at Trinity (42-0), Brown (28-0), Crescent Athletic Club (10-0), Williams (23-4), Lehigh (34-0), Dartmouth (34-0), Orange Athletic Club (24-0), Boston Athletic Club (24-0), at Army (12-5), Volunteer Athletic Club (42-0), at Brown (12-0), Tufts (67-0), Lehigh (50-0), Chicago Athletic Club (48-0), Harvard (12-0), Princeton (24-0)

Losses (0): None

Quality Wins (9): at Trinity, Brown, Williams, Dartmouth, at Army, at Brown, Tufts, Harvard, Princeton

Elite Wins (4.5): at Trinity, at Army, Harvard, Princeton

Bad Wins (6): Crescent Athletic Club, Orange Athletic Club, Boston Athletic Club, Volunteer Athletic Club, Chicago Athletic Club

Points For: 485
Points Against: 13

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