List of NCAA Division I-A/FBS football seasons

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A list of NCAA college football seasons at the highest level, now known as the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), since Division I split for football only in 1978. The split created the new Divisions I-A and I-AA; in 2006, they were respectively renamed FBS and FCS (with FCS standing for Football Championship Subdivision).

Division I-A
Division I FBS

The following table summarizes the articles linked above.

Year Conference Champions National Champions Heisman Trophy
  • AP: Alabama
  • Coaches: USC
Billy Sims (RB, Oklahoma)
1979 Alabama Charles White (RB, USC)
1980 Georgia George Rogers (RB, South Carolina)
1981 Clemson Marcus Allen (RB, USC)
1982 Penn State Herschel Walker (RB, Georgia)
1983 Miami (FL) Mike Rozier (RB, Nebraska)
1984 BYU Doug Flutie (QB, Boston College)
1985 Oklahoma Bo Jackson (RB, Auburn)
1986 Penn State Vinny Testaverde (QB, Miami (FL))
1987 Miami (FL) Tim Brown (WR, Notre Dame)
1988 Notre Dame Barry Sanders (RB, Oklahoma State)
1989 Miami (FL) Andre Ware (QB, Houston)
  • AP: Colorado
  • Coaches: Georgia Tech
Ty Detmer (QB, BYU)
  • AP: Miami (FL)
  • Coaches: Washington
Desmond Howard (WR (Michigan)
1992 Alabama Gino Torretta (QB, Miami (FL))
1993 Florida State Charlie Ward (QB, Florida State)
1994 Nebraska Rashaan Salaam (RB, Colorado)
1995 Nebraska Eddie George (RB, Ohio State)
1996 Florida Danny Wuerffel (QB, Florida)
  • AP: Michigan
  • Coaches: Nebraska
Charles Woodson (CB, Michigan)
1998 Tennessee Ricky Williams (RB, Texas)
1999 Florida State Ron Dayne (RB, Wisconsin)
2000 Oklahoma Chris Weinke (QB, Florida State)
2001 Miami (FL) Eric Crouch (QB, Nebraska)
2002 Ohio State Carson Palmer (QB, USC)
  • AP: USC
  • Coaches: LSU
Jason White (QB, Oklahoma)
2004 USC Matt Leinart (QB, USC)
2005 Texas Reggie Bush (RB, USC)
2006 Florida Troy Smith (QB, Ohio State)
2007 LSU Tim Tebow (QB, Florida)
2008 Florida Sam Bradford (QB, Oklahoma)
2009 Alabama Mark Ingram (RB, Alabama)
2010 Auburn Cam Newton (QB, Auburn)
2011 Alabama Robert Griffin III (QB, Baylor)
2012 Alabama Johnny Manziel (QB, Texas A&M)
2013 Florida State Jameis Winston (QB, Florida State)
2014 Ohio State Marcus Mariota (QB, Oregon)
2015 Alabama Derrick Henry (RB, Alabama)
2016 Clemson Lamar Jackson (QB, Louisville)
2017 Alabama Baker Mayfield (QB, Oklahoma)

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