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So What is Heavyweight Football Champs All About, Anyway?

Let’s face it.  The current system of determining college football’s national champion has its flaws.  In fact, any system that we can come up with will have its flaws.  Any of us who remember the days before the BCS and the Bowl Coalition and all of that can tell you just how good the polls were at determining the best.  Computers aren’t really the answer because there’s no way you can enter the intangibles into a computer formula.  A March Madness type year end tournament will be a disaster for the regular season.  Even if you don’t agree with that last comment, we can all probably agree that anything better probably isn’t going to happen for at least several years.

Much of the problem is there are too many teams and too few games to make this an easy proposition.

With that in mind, I’m proposing something new.  And old.  Heavyweight Football Champs.   By the name, maybe you can guess the approach I’m suggesting.  What if we start crowning our national champions the way heavyweight boxing crowns its champs?  Very simply, the champion remains the champion until someone beats him. The one who beats him becomes the new champ. 

See, the beauty of college football is that every game matters.  To a certain extent, the regular season is a tournament.  You have to win every game if you want the best shot at the title.  So to build on that, I decided to take a closer look at this heavyweight football concept, to see who the reigning champ would be if this had been done from the beginning.
I wondered where to start.  Oklahoma had a long dominating run several years ago.  In 1902, Nebraska was not only undefeated, but unscored upon.  There are a lot of good starting points, but I decided it would be best to go back to the beginning, to the very first college football games.  I had some very simple rules:

1.  I started with the first college game, Rutgers against Princeton, November 6, 1869.  Rutgers won, 6-4, and therefore was declared the first champion.

2.  Each game that was played by the champion following was a championship contest, with the winner being declared the new champion.  The only stipulation was that both teams playing had to be considered major colleges (or later, Division 1 schools, more recently Division 1A schools).  Contests against non-major schools were not counted.As this site develops, we’ll have historical data including eventually a list of every championship game played, and statistics of all the different schools and what their records were in championship games.  Bear with me, I have to work to make a living and this will take some time.  Anyway, following this method, i discovered that in late 2003 the University of Southern California became the new champion, and has held that title since. This site will actually be more fun once Southern Cal loses.  Because somewhere along the line, a lesser school will become the champion (does anyone remember Buster Douglas in boxing?). Eventually, you’ll see additional features, a discussion forum, a blog with my rants on playoffs, bcs, and college football in general, and more in depth statistics.  Please, enjoy this site, and feel free to email me any time.  [email protected], with any comments or suggestions (please, keep it clean).

Finally, a special thank you to David Wilson for putting together his college football site.  If you’re at all interested in college football and its history you have to go there.  He’s compiled a lot of data including historical football scores, information and/or links to information on everything from all different versions of national championships, ratings, award winners, All America selections back to the 1800’s.  All very nicely done.

Ron Walter, owner,

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