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The Last Time Your Favorite CFB Team Won The National Title, This Song Was No. 1 On The Radio

For fans of some college football programs, it hasn't been that long since the dream of watching your team win a national championship was realized. But for others, it's seemingly been an eternity. Diehard supporters can often recall every little thing about the time frame during which their favorite team won a title - all the way down to which songs were playing on the radio. We decided to put together a list that shows just that - the top song in the country, according to Billboard, when each program once its last title.

The list dates back to 1938, the first year of the AP Poll. It includes teams that either won the Coaches' Poll or the AP Poll. It does not include all claimed national titles by programs - there are far too many publications to make a comprehensive list.

In total, there are only 30 college football programs that have claimed either the AP Poll or the Coaches' Poll since 1938. Enjoy the list:

Get Started - Billboard No. 1 For 1938: TCU

TCU's last national championship: 1938

Billboard No. 1: Artie Shaw - "Begin the Beguine"

Billboard No. 1 For 1939: Texas A&M

Texas A&M's last national championship: 1939

Billboard No. 1: Judy Garland - "Over the Rainbow"

Billboard No. 1 For 1945: Army

Army's last national championship: 1945

Billboard No. 1: Harry James and His Orchestra - "It's Been A Long, Long Time"

Billboard No. 1 For 1953: Maryland

Maryland's last national championship: 1953

Billboard No. 1: Tony Bennett - "Rags to Riches"

Billboard No. 1 For 1954: UCLA

UCLA's last national championship: 1954

Billboard No. 1: Eddie Fisher - "I Need You Now"

Billboard No. 1 For 1959: Syracuse

Syracuse's last national championship: 1959

Billboard No. 1: Frankie Avalon - "Why"

Billboard No. 1 For 1960: Minnesota

Minnesota's last national championship: 1960

Billboard No. 1: Ray Charles - "Georgia on My Mind"

Billboard No. 1 For 1965: Michigan State

Michigan State's last national championship: 1965

Billboard No. 1: The Supremes - "I Hear A Symphony"

Billboard No. 1 For 1976: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh's last national championship: 1976

Billboard No. 1: Rod Stewart - "Tonight's The Night"

Billboard No. 1 For 1980: Georgia

Georgia's last national championship: 1980

Billboard No. 1: John Lennon - "(Just Like) Starting Over"

Billboard No. 1 For 1981: Clemson

Clemson's last national championship: 1981

Billboard No. 1: Olivia Newton-John - "Physical"

Billboard No. 1 For 1984: BYU

BYU's last national championship: 1984

Billboard No. 1: Madonna - "Like A Virgin"

Billboard No. 1 For 1986: Penn State

Penn State's last national championship: 1986

Billboard No. 1: The Bangles - "Walk Like An Egyptian"

Billboard No. 1 For 1988: Notre Dame

Notre Dame's last national championship: 1988

Billboard No. 1: Poison - "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"

Billboard No. 1 For 1990: Georgia Tech, Colorado

Both Georgia Tech and Colorado's last national championship: 1990

Billboard No. 1: Stevie B - "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)

Billboard No. 1 For 1991: Washington

Washington's last national championship: 1991

Billboard No. 1: Michael Jackson - "Black or White"

Billboard No. 1 For 1997: Nebraska, Michigan


Both Michigan and Nebraska's last national championship: 1997

Billboard No. 1: Elton John - "Candle in the Wind 1997"

Billboard No. 1 For 1998: Tennessee

Tennessee's last national championship: 1997

Billboard No. 1: R. Kelly and Celine Dion - "I'm Your Angel"

Billboard No. 1 For 2000: Oklahoma

Oklahoma's last national championship: 2000

Billboard No. 1: Destiny's Child - "Independent Women Part I"

Billboard No. 1 For 2001: Miami (FL)

Miami's last national championship: 2001

Billboard No. 1: Nickelback - "How You Remind Me"

Billboard No. 1 For 2002: Ohio State

Ohio State's last national championship: 2002

Billboard No. 1: Eminem - "Lose Yourself"

Billboard No. 1 For 2004: USC

USC's last national championship: 2004

Billboard No. 1:Mario - "Let Me Love You"

Billboard No. 1 For 2005: Texas

Texas' last national championship: 2005

Billboard No. 1: Beyonce - "Irreplaceable"

Billboard No. 1 For 2007: LSU

LSU's last national championship: 2007

Billboard No. 1: Flo Rida featuring T-Pain - Low

Billboard No. 1 For 2008: Florida

Florida's last national championship: 2008

Billboard No. 1: Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

Billboard No. 1 For 2010: Auburn

Auburn's last national championship: 2010

Billboard No. 1: Bruno Mars - "Grenade"

Billboard No. 1 For 2012: Alabama

Alabama's last national championship: 2012

Billboard No. 1: Bruno Mars - "Locked Out of Heaven"

Billboard No. 1 For 2013: Florida State

Florida State's last national championship: 2013

Billboard No. 1: Eminem featuring Rihanna - "The Monster"

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