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NCAA's True Year-by-Year Football Champs

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Monday night, the Alabama Crimson Tide mercilessly clobbered Notre Dame in the BCS championship game. According to Alabama, it was the school's 15th national football title. Football has been an intercollegiate sport for 142 seasons, starting in 1869 (no one played in 1871).

So that should mean that Alabama has won more than 10 percent of all national championships. Except the Crimson Tide has done no such thing. If you add up all the claims on mythical national championships through the years, you get 242 titles—a full, round 100 of them being bullshit ones.

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