What Teams Have Won the Bowl Championship Series?


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Some college football teams that won the Bowl Championship Series include the University of Tennessee, Florida State University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Miami and Ohio State University. Other universities that won a title in the BCS era include the University of Alabama, Auburn University, the University of Florida, Louisiana State University and the University of Texas. The University of Southern California also won a title, but the National Collegiate Athletic Association has since revoked it.

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The University of Tennessee, led by quarterback Tee Martin and All-American linebacker Al Wilson, was the first team to win a BCS title after defeating Florida State University in the 1998 championship game. The University of Oklahoma won their only BCS title in 2000 after All-American seasons by quarterback Josh Heupel and defensive back J.T. Thatcher.

The University of Miami had several future NFL players on its offense during the 2001 championship season, including running backs Clinton Portis, Willis McGahee and Frank Gore, in addition to wide receiver Andre Johnson and tight end Jeremy Shockey. Miami also had a strong defense led by All-American safety Ed Reed. Ohio State University won their only BCS title in 2002 with a strong defense led by All-Americans Mike Doss and Matt Wilhelm.

The University of Southern California won a BCS title in 2004 with Heisman-winning quarterback Matt Leinart and All-American running back Reggie Bush. However, due to Bush's acceptance of gifts from professional agents, the team had to vacate its title years later. The University of Texas, led by All-American quarterback Vince Young, won the 2005 BCS championship. Auburn University, led by Heisman-winning quarterback Cam Newton and All-American defensive tackle Nick Fairley, won the 2010 BCS championship. Florida State won the final BCS championship in 2013.

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