List of NCAA Division I-A/FBS football seasons

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A list of NCAA Division I-A college football seasons since the division split in 1978. In 2006, Division I-A was renamed Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (or Division I FBS for short).

Division I-A
1970s
1978
1979
Division I FBS
2000s
2006
2007
2008
2009

The following table summarizes the articles linked above.

Year Conference Champions National Champions Heisman Trophy
1978

ACC: Clemson
Big 8: Nebraska and Oklahoma
Big Ten: Michigan and Michigan State
Ivy: Dartmouth
MAC: Ball State
Missouri Valley: New Mexico State
Pac-10: USC
PCAA: San Jose State and Utah State
SEC: Alabama
Southern: Tennessee-Chattanooga and Furman
Southland: Louisiana Tech
Southwest: Houston
WAC: BYU

AP: Alabama
Coaches: USC

Billy Sims (RB, Oklahoma)
1979

ACC: NC State
Big 8: Oklahoma
Big Ten: Ohio State
Ivy: Yale
MAC: Central Michigan
Missouri Valley: West Texas A&M
Pac-10: USC
PCAA: Utah State
SEC: Alabama
Southern: Tennessee-Chattanooga
Southland: McNeese State
Southwest: Houston and Arkansas
WAC: BYU

Alabama Charles White (RB, USC)
1980

ACC: North Carolina
Big 8: Oklahoma
Big Ten: Michigan
Ivy: Yale
MAC: Central Michigan
Missouri Valley: Tulsa
Pac-10: Washington
PCAA: Long Beach State
SEC: Georgia
Southern: Furman
Southland: McNeese State
Southwest: Baylor
WAC: BYU

Georgia George Rogers (RB, South Carolina)
1981

ACC: Clemson
Big 8: Nebraska
Big Ten: Iowa and Ohio State
Ivy: Dartmouth and Yale
MAC: Toledo
Missouri Valley: Drake and Tulsa
Pac-10: Washington
PCAA: San Jose State
SEC: Alabama and Georgia
Southern: Furman
Southland: UT Arlington
Southwest: SMU
WAC: BYU

Clemson Marcus Allen (RB, USC)
1982

ACC: Clemson
Big 8: Nebraska
Big Ten: Michigan
MAC: Bowling Green
Missouri Valley (I-A and I-AA): Tulsa
Pac-10: UCLA
PCAA: Fresno State
SEC: Georgia
Southwest: SMU
WAC: BYU

Penn State Herschel Walker (RB, Georgia)
1983

ACC: Maryland
Big 8: Nebraska
Big Ten: Illinois
MAC: Northern Illinois
Missouri Valley (I-A and I-AA): Tulsa
Pac-10: UCLA
PCAA: Cal State Fullerton
SEC: Auburn
Southwest: Texas
WAC: BYU

Miami Mike Rozier (RB, Nebraska)
1984

ACC: Maryland
Big 8: Oklahoma and Nebraska
Big Ten: Ohio State
MAC: Toledo
Missouri Valley (I-A and I-AA): Tulsa
Pac-10: USC
PCAA: Cal State Fullerton
SEC: Florida (vacated)
Southwest: Houston and SMU
WAC: BYU

BYU Doug Flutie (QB, Boston College)
1985

ACC: Maryland
Big 8: Oklahoma
Big Ten: Iowa
MAC: Bowling Green
Missouri Valley (I-A and I-AA): Tulsa
Pac-10: UCLA
PCAA: Fresno State
SEC: Tennessee
Southwest: Texas A&M
WAC: Air Force and BYU

Oklahoma Bo Jackson (RB, Auburn)
1986

ACC: Clemson
Big 8: Oklahoma
Big Ten: Michigan and Ohio State
MAC: Miami
Pac-10: Arizona State
PCAA: San Jose State
SEC: LSU
Southwest: Texas A&M
WAC: San Diego State

Penn State Vinny Testaverde (QB, Miami)
1987

ACC: Clemson
Big 8: Oklahoma
Big Ten: Michigan State
MAC: Eastern Michigan
Pac-10: USC and UCLA
PCAA: San Jose State
SEC: Auburn
Southwest: Texas A&M
WAC: Wyoming

Miami Tim Brown (WR, Notre Dame)
1988

ACC: Clemson
Big 8: Nebraska
Big Ten: Michigan
Big West: Fresno State
MAC: Western Michigan
Pac-10: USC
SEC: Auburn and LSU
Southwest: Arkansas
WAC: Wyoming

Notre Dame Barry Sanders (RB, Oklahoma State)
1989

ACC: Duke and Virginia
Big 8: Colorado
Big Ten: Michigan
Big West: Fresno State
MAC: Ball State
Pac-10: USC
SEC: Alabama, Auburn and Tennessee
Southwest: Arkansas
WAC: BYU

Miami Andre Ware (QB, Houston)
1990

ACC: Georgia Tech
Big 8: Colorado
Big Ten: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Michigan State
Big West: San Jose State
MAC: Central Michigan and Toledo
Pac-10: Washington
SEC: Tennessee
Southwest: Texas
WAC: BYU

AP: Colorado
Coaches: Georgia Tech

Ty Detmer (QB, Brigham Young)
1991

ACC: Clemson
Big East: Miami(FL)
Big 8: Colorado and Nebraska
Big Ten: Michigan
Big West: Fresno State and San Jose State
MAC: Bowling Green
Pac-10: Washington
SEC: Florida
Southwest: Texas A&M
WAC: San Diego State

AP: Miami
Coaches: Washington

Desmond Howard (WR (Michigan)
1992

ACC: Florida State
Big East: Miami(FL)
Big 8: Nebraska
Big Ten: Michigan
Big West: Nevada
MAC: Bowling Green
Pac-10: Stanford and Washington
SEC: Alabama
Southwest: Texas A&M
WAC: BYU, Fresno State, and Hawaiʻi

Alabama Gino Torretta (QB, Miami)
1993

ACC: Florida State
Big East: West Virginia
Big 8: Nebraska
Big Ten: Ohio State and Wisconsin
Big West: Southwestern Louisiana and Utah State
MAC: Ball State
Pac-10: Arizona, USC, and UCLA
SEC: Florida
Southwest: Texas A&M
WAC: BYU, Fresno State, and Wyoming

Florida State Charlie Ward (QB, Florida State)
1994

ACC: Florida State
Big East: Miami(FL)
Big 8: Nebraska
Big Ten: Penn State
Big West: Southwestern Louisiana, Nevada, and UNLV
MAC: Central Michigan
Pac-10: Oregon
SEC: Florida
Southwest: Baylor, Rice, Texas, TCU, and Texas Tech
WAC: Colorado State

Nebraska Rashaan Salaam (RB, Colorado)
1995

ACC: Florida State and Virginia
Big East: Miami(FL) and Virginia Tech
Big 8: Nebraska
Big Ten: Northwestern
Big West: Nevada
MAC: Toledo
Pac-10: USC and Washington
SEC: Florida
Southwest: Texas
WAC: Air Force, BYU, Colorado State, and Utah

Nebraska Eddie George (RB, Ohio State)
1996

ACC: Florida State
Big East: Miami (FL), Syracuse, and Virginia Tech
Big Ten: Northwestern and Ohio State
Big 12: Texas
Big West: Nevada and Utah State
C-USA: Houston and Southern Miss
MAC: Ball State
Pac-10: Arizona State
SEC: Florida
WAC: BYU

Florida Danny Wuerffel (QB, Florida)
1997

ACC: Florida State
Big East: Syracuse
Big Ten: Michigan
Big 12: Nebraska
Big West: Nevada and Utah State
C-USA: Southern Miss
MAC: Marshall
Pac-10: UCLA and Washington State
SEC: Tennessee
WAC: Colorado State

AP: Michigan
Coaches: Nebraska

Charles Woodson (CB, Michigan)
1998

ACC: Florida State and Georgia Tech
Big East: Syracuse
Big Ten: Michigan, Ohio State, and Wisconsin
Big 12: Texas A&M
Big West: Idaho
C-USA: Tulane
MAC: Marshall
Pac-10: UCLA
SEC: Tennessee
WAC: Air Force

Tennessee Ricky Williams (RB, Texas)
1999

ACC: Florida State
Big East: Virginia Tech
Big Ten: Wisconsin
Big 12: Nebraska
Big West: Boise State
C-USA: Southern Miss
MAC: Marshall
MWC: BYU, Colorado State, and Utah
Pac-10: Stanford
SEC: Alabama
WAC: Hawaiʻi, Fresno State, and TCU

Florida State Ron Dayne (RB, Wisconsin)
2000

ACC: Florida State
Big East Miami (FL)
Big Ten: Michigan, Northwestern, and Purdue
Big 12: Oklahoma
Big West: Boise State
C-USA: Louisville
MAC: Marshall
MWC: Colorado State
Pac-10: Oregon, Oregon State, and Washington
SEC: Florida
WAC: TCU and UTEP

Oklahoma Chris Weinke (QB, Florida State)
2001

ACC: Maryland
Big East: Miami (FL)
Big Ten: Illinois
Big 12: Colorado
C-USA: Louisville
MAC: Toledo
MWC: BYU
Pac-10: Oregon
SEC: LSU
Sun Belt: Middle Tennessee and North Texas
WAC: Louisiana Tech

Miami Eric Crouch (QB, Nebraska)
2002

ACC: Florida State
Big East: Miami(FL)
Big Ten: Iowa and Ohio State
Big 12: Oklahoma
C-USA: Cincinnati and TCU
MAC: Marshall
MWC: Colorado State
Pac-10: USC and Washington State
SEC: Georgia
Sun Belt: North Texas
WAC: Boise State

Ohio State Carson Palmer (QB, USC)
2003

ACC: Florida State
Big East: Miami (FL) and West Virginia
Big Ten: Michigan
Big 12: Kansas State
C-USA: Southern Miss
MAC: Miami
MWC: Utah
Pac-10: USC
SEC: LSU
Sun Belt: North Texas
WAC: Boise State

AP: USC
Coaches: LSU

Jason White (QB, Oklahoma)
2004

ACC: Virginia Tech
Big East: Boston College, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and West Virginia
Big Ten: Iowa and Michigan
Big 12: Oklahoma
C-USA: Louisville
MAC: Toledo
MWC: Utah
Pac-10: USC
SEC: Auburn
Sun Belt: North Texas
WAC: Boise State

USC Matt Leinart (QB, USC)
2005

ACC: Florida State
Big East: West Virginia
Big Ten: Ohio State and Penn State
Big 12: Texas
C-USA: Tulsa
MAC: Akron
MWC: TCU
Pac-10: USC
SEC: Georgia
Sun Belt: Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette, and Louisiana-Monroe
WAC: Boise State and Nevada

Texas Reggie Bush (RB, USC)
2006

ACC: Wake Forest
Big East: Louisville
Big Ten: Ohio State
Big 12: Oklahoma
C-USA: Houston
MAC: Central Michigan
MWC: BYU
Pac-10: California and USC
SEC: Florida
Sun Belt: Middle Tennessee and Troy
WAC: Boise State

Florida Troy Smith (QB, Ohio State)
2007

ACC: Virginia Tech
Big East: West Virginia and Connecticut
Big Ten: Ohio State
Big 12: Oklahoma
C-USA: UCF
MAC: Central Michigan
MWC: BYU
Pac-10: USC and Arizona State
SEC: LSU
Sun Belt: Florida Atlantic and Troy
WAC: Hawaiʻi

LSU Tim Tebow (QB, Florida)
2008

ACC: Virginia Tech
Big East: Cincinnati
Big Ten: Penn State and Ohio State
Big 12: Oklahoma
C-USA: East Carolina
MAC: Buffalo
MWC: Utah
Pac-10: USC
SEC: Florida
Sun Belt: Troy
WAC: Boise State

Florida Sam Bradford (QB, Oklahoma)
2009

ACC: Georgia Tech
Big 12: Texas
Big East: Cincinnati
Big Ten: Ohio State
C-USA: East Carolina
MAC: Central Michigan
MWC: TCU
Pac-10: Oregon
SEC: Alabama
Sun Belt: Troy
WAC: Boise State

Alabama Mark Ingram (RB, Alabama)
2010

ACC: Virginia Tech
Big 12: Oklahoma
Big East: Connecticut, Pittsburgh, West Virginia
Big Ten: Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin
C-USA: UCF
MAC: Miami (OH)
MWC: TCU
Pac-10: Oregon
SEC: Auburn
Sun Belt: FIU
WAC: Boise State, Hawaii, Nevada

Auburn Cam Newton (QB, Auburn)
2011

ACC: Clemson
Big 12: Oklahoma State
Big East: Cincinnati, Louisville, West Virginia
Big Ten: Wisconsin
C-USA: Southern Miss
MAC: Northern Illinois
MW: TCU
Pac-12: Oregon
SEC: LSU
Sun Belt: Arkansas State
WAC: Louisiana Tech

Alabama Robert Griffin III (QB, Baylor)
2012

ACC: Florida State
Big 12: Kansas State, Oklahoma
Big East: Cincinnati, Louisville, Rutgers, Syracuse
Big Ten: Wisconsin
C-USA: Tulsa
MAC: Northern Illinois
MW: Boise State, Fresno State, San Diego State
Pac-12: Stanford
SEC: Alabama
Sun Belt: Arkansas State
WAC: Utah State

Alabama Johnny Manziel (QB, Texas A&M)
2013

AAC: UCF
ACC: Florida State
Big 12: Baylor
Big Ten: Michigan State
C-USA: Rice
MAC: Bowling Green
MW: Fresno State
Pac-12: Stanford
SEC: Auburn
Sun Belt: Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette

Florida State Jameis Winston (QB, Florida State)
2014

AAC: Cincinnati, Memphis, UCF
ACC: Florida State
Big 12: Baylor, TCU
Big Ten: Ohio State
C-USA: Marshall
MAC: Northern Illinois
MW: Boise State
Pac-12: Oregon
SEC: Alabama
Sun Belt: Georgia Southern

Marcus Mariota (QB, Oregon)

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