ESPN Ranks College Football’s 10 Greatest Programs Of All-Time

first_imgAlabama's Eddie Lacy runs through would-be Notre Dame tacklers in the BCS National Championship Game.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 7: Eddie Lacy #42 of the Alabama Crimson Tide carries the ball against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game at Sun Life Stadium on January 7, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/ Getty Images)With 150 seasons worth of college football in the history books, ESPN ranked the best programs of all-time. While there will certainly be some debates as to which teams belong where, it’s not an easy task to judge over a century worth of history.Although the past few seasons of college football have been dominated by Alabama and Clemson, it doesn’t diminish the accomplishments that other programs have had over the course of their existence.Historic programs such as Notre Dame and Michigan are high on the list due to their sustained success.The list from ESPN is based on overall record and championships. Since Alabama isn’t lacking in either category, it has the honor of being named the No. 1 program in college football. Nick Saban has taken the program to new heights as the head coach, winning five championships with the Crimson Tide.Here are the top 10 programs in the history of college football, per ESPN:AlabamaNotre DameOhio StateOklahomaUSCMichiganYaleNebraskaTexasNorth Dakota StateIt’s a pleasant surprise to see ESPN rank North Dakota State so high on the list even though it’s an FCS program.Regardless of all the success that Clemson is having lately, the program is ranked No. 24 by ESPN. That ranking could change in the future if Dabo Swinney continues to lead the team into the postseason on a consistent basis.The full list from ESPN that ranks the 50 best programs of all-time can be seen here.last_img read more

Urgent bill to dilute 13A powers

An urgent bill which seeks to change a clause in the 13th Amendment to the constitution, will be submitted to Parliament soon.Media Minister and Cabinet spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said that the Cabinet which met today had approved the decision. “Even when the Rajiv Gandhi-Jayawardene agreement came, there was opposition to merging of provinces”, Rambukwella said.He also said that a Parliament select committee would deal with all other changes necessary for the 13th amendment to the constitution. He said that the bill will seek to remove the clause where the provinces can be merged. The move is seen as an attempt to prevent the merger of the North and East in future following the holding of the Northern Provincial Council elections. The Minister also said that the government was confident of obtaining the support it needs in Parliament for the amendment. (Colombo Gazette) read more