College Football Teams That Could Have Benefited from a Playoff (Last 50 Years)

Text: Gabriel Baumgaertner
Photo: Neil Leifer/SI



The polls crowned Alabama the 1964 national champion before bowl games were played. The rub: Texas wound up knocking off Joe Namath and the Tide, 21-17, while Arkansas ended the season undefeated. Frank Broyles' Hogs strung together five consecutive shutouts in the middle of the season and a 10-7 victory over Nebraska in the Cotton Bowl.

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