AP All-Time Top Ten: Why They Are Correct, And Guess Who Is No. 1

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"7  MICHIGAN (894 Points)   Total appearances:806, 73.07% of all polls First appearance:1938 No.1 ranking:34 Championships:Two (last 1997) Best full decade:1970s appeared in 100% of polls. Worst full decade:1960s appeared in 26.98% of polls. Poll point:The Wolverines were first team to appear in every poll over the course of a full decade, when they did it in the 1970s under coach Bo Schembechler."

It’s amazing that Michigan, the winningest team in the history of college football, would be ranked this low. Especially since they have made the AP poll the second most times of any school. Do you want to guess which team has been ranked more often than the Wolverines?

But the lack of success in the 60s and in the last 15 years certainly didn’t help their rankings. Also, the number of times they were ranked number 1 in the AP poll, as well as only winning 2 National championships, were contributing factors as well.

Even legendary head coach Bo Schembechler, who broke the hearts of Buckeye fans more than once by denying Ohio State a National title, never won one himself.

Next: #6 Nebraska