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
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
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
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 Hawaii
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
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: Hawaii, 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
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: Hawaii
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 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 Tigers Lamar Jackson (QB, Louisville)

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