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Analyst Names College Football's Top 3 Programs Of The Century

A view of the fans at an Oklahoma football game.

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 7: Fans hold signs as the Oklahoma Sooners gather on the field before the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers September 7, 2013 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 16-7. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

We're almost two full decades into the 21st century and we've seen quite a bit of football since the calendars changed into the 2000s.

What college football programs have been the best this century?

247Sports' Brad Crawford attempted to answer that question, ranking the 11 best programs of the century.

The point system went as follows:

Our points methodology is determined as follows: 2 points for a win, 10 points for a Heisman winner, 15 points for a conference championship and 25 points for a national championship.

Somewhat surprisingly, Alabama is not at No. 1.

The Oklahoma Sooners are.

Oklahoma has won more than 200 games, 12 conference titles, one national title and, most impressively, has four Heisman Winners.

Blame the Sooners for keeping the Texas Longhorns outside of the Top 10 as the program at the top of the Big 12's throne. Oklahoma gets bonus points here for the most Heisman winners at a single school since the turn of the century, including back-to-back quarterbacks under Lincoln Riley. After Bob Stoops exit following an illustrious tenure, Riley has won 24 games in 28 tries with consecutive trips to the Playoff. The Sooners are on the doorstep of another title.

Oklahoma, Alabama and Ohio State are the three best programs of the century, per the list.

Clemson, of course, is on the rise and could be getting one of these top spots soon.

You can view the full rankings here.