More Random StatsĀ 

I pulled the top 10 for each decade (including 2000-2007 as a decade) from Chris Stassen's website.

Overall # of appearances (# of times a team was top 10 nationally in win %age for a decade)

1. Michigan: 6 times (1900s, 1920s, 1940s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s)
T-2: Notre Dame: 5 times (1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1970s)
T-2: Penn State: 5 times (1940s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s)
T-2: Texas: 5 times (1910s, 1940s, 1960s, 1970s, 2000s)
T-5: Alabama: 4 times (1930s, 1940s, 1960s, 1970s)
T-5: Nebraska 4 times (1910s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s)
T-5: Ohio State 4 times (1960s, 1970s, 1990s, 2000s)
T-5: Tennessee 4 times (1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1990s)

Most consecutive decades
Notre Dame: 4 (1910s-1940s)
Penn State: 4 (1960s-1990s)
Miami Fla: 3 (1980s-2000s) <= longest actve streak
Michigan: 3 (1970s-1990s) <= 1 game off the pace in the 2000s
Nebraska: 3 (1970s-1990s)
Tennessee: 3 (1920s-1940s)

# of times appearing in the last half century (1960s-2000s)
T-1. Ohio State: 4 times
T-1. Penn State: 4 times
T-3. Miami Fla: 3 times
T-3. Michigan: 3 times
T-3. Nebraska: 3 times
T-3. Oklahoma: 3 times
T-3. Texas: 3 times

Top 10 programs all time and last appearance
1. Michigan: 1990s
2. Notre Dame: 1970s
3. Texas: 2000s
4. Ohio State: 2000s
5. Oklahoma: 2000s
6. Alabama: 1970s
7. Southern Cal: 2000s
8. Nebraska: 1990s
9. Tennessee: 1990s
10. Penn State: 1990s

Commentary in the comments section. I'll leave the stats to speak for themselves here, in case you think they are saying anything.

Posted: Thursday - July 17, 2008 at 10:40 PM