The BCS National Championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Notre Dame Fighting Irish is already set to be one of the most-hyped games of all time. But historical rankings make the January 7 matchup a showdown between the all-time great teams.
College Football Data Warehouse ranks Alabama and Notre Dame as the top college football programs of all time in terms of wins, scheduling and championships.
Their rankings of 125 college football programs puts the Crimson Tide in the top spot, leading in points awarded for scheduling quality, national championships and big four (Orange, Rose, Sugar and Fiesta) bowl appearances.
Notre Dame leads in winning percentage, and is within a few percentage points of the Tide in scheduling points.
Rounding out the top five programs as ranked by the site are Southern California, Oklahoma and Michigan.