150 "greatest" teams in college football history

Interesting read and stats used to back it up provided by the mouse. Was surprised that our only mentions where getting beat the '99 Nolies and '04 Tigers, I figured our '99 team would have cracked the list with Vick playing lights out and Foster's D at their hayday.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/page/CFB150teams/the-150-g...

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I'm proud of the fact that Tech gave the 2nd, 7th, and 10th greatest teams of all time fits.

Seems like...

... not enough.

Surprised there was no mention of us for 2014 anOSU

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maybe I too young to appreciate the other teams, but I still think the 2001 'Canes are the best team ever.

Their 2 deep roster was absolutely loaded with first round picks.

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Agreed. I think Miami 2001 was the greatest team in the history of the sport. Put them on the field with any of the rest of these and they would just about pummel the opponent

They could pummel just about everyone else with Ken Dorsey at the QB1 position. That team was STACKED.

They were so stacked even Larry Coker couldn't derail their road to the National Championship.

I find it interesting that the 99 squad isn't listed as one of the Top 150 teams of all time.

Interesting is a poor word here, maybe insulting is a better word.

Yea, insulting.

I find it INSULTING that the 99 squad isn't listed as one of the Top 150 teams of all time.

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Best top to bottom VT team that I have seen is 2007/2008. They got routed by eventual national champion LSU early, but if Matt Ryan doesn't &$^!*@$ them against BC that team is elite.

Losing to Kansas in the orange bowl put a damper on it, but the talent and experience on that roster was insane. Still finished #9, and I'm pretty sure they were #3 in the BCS behind OSU and LSU when the season wrapped.

"Dick to Hyman? DICK TO HYMAN!" - Guy in Lane Stadium crowd when Richard Johnson hit Josh Hyman on reverse pass in 2004.

Yeah, it's definitely hard to argue them as our best team when they lost to Kansas to finish the season. Had they won that game I think that team would be remembered by many as elite.

I'm talking pure talent and potential. Wins/losses always count, but along with the 1999 team they had the most legit national championship opportunity.

07/08 had 13 future NFL players on that team with a few future pro-bowlers.

"Dick to Hyman? DICK TO HYMAN!" - Guy in Lane Stadium crowd when Richard Johnson hit Josh Hyman on reverse pass in 2004.

Oh i agree with you there. Loads of talent. Im just saying its hard to tell that to non VT fans when they can just point to that Orange bowl loss.

Sean Glennon derailed the other title contender. The 2011 team with a redshirt senior Tyrod Taylor, Seniors Boykin and Coale, and Jr David Wilson would've tore it up.

Leonard. Duh.

For that list not include our 1999 team is straight up wrong! I don't say that because I'm a homer. I say that because MV7 changed the game for QBs and the way we all thought what it took to be a TOP QB.

When people bring up that BCS championship game, they don't talk about Weinke, Warrick, or Bowden. People talk about MV7. Sure there were the Donovan McNabbs, Charlie Wards, and Randy Moons who journeyed before...but MV7 made being a black dual-threat QB mainstream. MV7 CHANGED the way we perceive what a prototypical QB was in CFB and in the NFL. He changed the game for good and the game is better off because of him and our 1999 team!

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First of all, the 2001 Miami team is way too low on this list. I won't pretend to have any idea how good the '71 Nebraska team was, but there's no way 2005 Texas or 2018 Clemson beats that 2001 Miami team.

Second, kinda suprised to see the first one loss team is #30. I think 2018 Alabama would've beaten 2016 Clemson, 2011 Bama, '97 Michigan, and 2015 Bama.

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Pssht they didn't have either kicker drafted. 0/10 whole team bad

I'm gonna throw a hot take out there- the 2001 Miami team is kinda overrated. Don't get me wrong, it was an excellent team, but definitely not the best of all time. That team only played 3 teams in the top 25 in scoring defense- VT, BC, and a Nebraska team that had just gotten obliterated by Chris Brown and Colorado. "Coincidentally" they struggled in two of those three games and were honestly outright lucky to win them. That offense bogged down in the red zone against better defenses and Dorsey was a liability at times. Now, people say that they just weren't focused for those games. But how can you be the best team of all time when you lose focus for multiple games? The starting defense may have been the best of all time, but not the team. I don't care how many guys you had drafted, Miami still has a bunch of guys get drafted, it's how the team played in college football.

Also they only played team that finished in the top ten (Nebraska) and no one in the top 5. Compare that to '95 Nebraska who played 4 top 10 teams and 2 top 5 teams. Or '71 Nebraska who beat #2, #3, and #4 that year.

Gimme '95 Nebraska or '72 USC.