While the power shifted to the South in the 2000s, a program from the West emerged as the best of the decade.
It's time to trim 120 to 40 as ESPN.com writers draft their top programs.
Ohio State has listened to the skepticism and scorn for a year. But this no-name bunch nobody wanted in New Orleans is back in the title game. And that's just the reason that Ohio State may beat LSU.
The national championship didn't go through the Heisman race this year. But that's OK with Todd Boeckman and Matt Flynn, who've waited for four years for their chance to lead their teams.
Florida hopes to extend its celebration of its BCS championship victory for years to come, writes Ivan Maisel.
In a battle of native Ohio sons, it was the one exiled to Florida who won the ultimate prize in Glendale, writes Ivan Maisel.
Which team will win the BCS National Championship Game? Ivan Maisel has 20 reasons Florida will win, while Pat Forde counters with 20 reasons Ohio State will.
Speed can render irrelevant the best defensive plans. Both Ted Ginn Jr. and Percy Harvin have it. Their unique abilities could blaze a path to a national title for the Ohio State or Florida.
Ohio State running back Antonio Pittman doesn't get many headlines. But he does get the attention of opposing defenses, writes Ivan Maisel.
He wouldn't have been the first choice in his class to win the Heisman, but Troy Smith has earned the award on ever level, writes Ivan Maisel.
The rivalry might have invented three yards and a cloud of dust, but times have changed. No. 1 Ohio State outlasted No. 2 Michigan in a shootout in the Shoe.
The biggest difference between the current Michigan team and the 2005 edition is simple, writes Ivan Maisel. It's the defense, stupid.
Is Michigan-Ohio State the best rivalry game? Will Bobby Bowden recover? Know how to run the QB sneak? Ivan Maisel knows.
Michigan's win over Indiana provided ideal preparation for the team the Wolverines can start talking about, writes Ivan Maisel.
ESPN.com's one-stop shopping for everything Michigan and Ohio State related.
Which rumored coaching changes might actually happen? Who should start at QB for Arkansas? Know how to paint the Notre Dame helmets? Ivan Maisel has all the answers.