25. 2007 LSU Tigers
Led by All-American defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey and quarterback Matt Flynn, the Tigers capped off 2007 by defeating No. 1-ranked Ohio State in the BCS National Championship Game. LSU became the first team of the BCS-era to win the title despite losing two games. Making their conquest more impressive, LSU lost No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell and first round picks LaRon Landry, Craig Davis, and Dwayne Bowe in the 2007 NFL Draft prior to the season.
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24. 2017 Alabama Crimson Tide
The reigning champion Crimson Tide are the weakest of Nick Saban’s five title winning teams. In the opening game of the year, Alabama took on No. 3 Florida State. An injury to FSU’s starting quarterback, Deondre Francois, made for an easy victory for Alabama. Bama would go on to cruise through the regular season until a meeting with Auburn in Jordan-Hare Stadium. A 26-14 loss seemingly ended Alabama’s postseason hopes, but they were included in the College Football Playoff as the No. 4 seed. In a rematch of the 2016 championship, Bama rolled Clemson in the semifinals, and went on to defeat Georgia in the National Championship, 26-23 in OT.
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