clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

AP reveals their top-100 college football teams of all-time

New, 28 comments

The Associated Press ranks the best 100 college football teams since its inception.

NCAA Basketball: Nevada at Boise State Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

The Associated Press put outs it top-100 college football teams of all-time, using their criteria of the poll. The AP used poll appearances (one point) to mark consistency, No. 1 rankings (two points) to acknowledge elite programs and gave a bonus for AP championships (10 points).

At the top of the list is of course the blue bloods like Ohio State, Oklahoma and Notre Dame who made up of the top three.

This list only has 100 teams and there are currently 128 at the FBS leave, so lets rip the band-aid off now and say up front that Utah State, New Mexico, San Jose State, San Diego State and UNLV did not make the cut.

Boise State tops the list due to the amount of weeks that they have been ranked in the AP polls seemingly every year for the past decade at some point.

What is truly amazing about the Broncos being ranked so high is that they have been playing at the FBS level for only 19 seasons.

Nevada getting in the top-100 is also a great feat as they have been in the FBS since 1992.

Historically, the rest seem to fight in well. Air Force had a legendary coach under Fisher DeBerry where the Falcons were a fixture in the rankings in the 1980s through the 1990s.

Hawaii has that Sugar Bowl appearance which plays a role in this as did the Timmy Chang years at quarterback and also June Jones keeping that program going at a reasonably high level.

Here is how the Mountain West ranked out.

61. Boise State

67. Air Force

71. Wyoming

72. Fresno State

77. Colorado State

93. Hawaii

99. Nevada