It’s been a while.

The saddest thing about this chart isn’t that Georgia’s listed in fourth place on it.

Championship chasms
Here’s a list of teams that have waited the longest between national championships. This list only includes teams that have won multiple championships.
Team Year won Next title Span
Michigan 1948 1997 49 years
Tennessee 1951 1998 47 years
LSU 1958 2003 45 years
Georgia 1942 1980 38 years
Pittsburgh 1939 1976 37 years
Texas 1970 2005 35 years
Ohio State 1970 2002 32 years
USC 1978 2003 25 years
Nebraska 1971 1994 23 years
Minnesota 1941 1960 19 years
Alabama 1992 2009 17 years

It’s that if Georgia were to win a MNC in 2010, its current run would rank eighth.  Sigh.

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42 responses to “It’s been a while.

  1. kckd

    Not much to be ashamed about being on that chart. Look at the teams on it. The thing people are forgetting is not many teams have on national championship, much less two.

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  2. Prov

    I wish we could stop pretending USC won a title in 2003.

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    • NCT

      It’s not explicit in the linked post’s chart, but based on the entry’s introductory language and Tech’s absence from this list, I think the list info is based on AP championships only. Tech has arguable claims to national titles in its history, but none within 38 years of the 1990 Coaches trophy (still UPI, I think?).

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  3. Phocion

    On the bright side, if Minnesota should manage to win a title again they will move Georgia down on that list!

    (Then again, the next title for Notre Dame bumps Alabama out of the Top Ten.)

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  4. Brandon

    When I saw this headline I thought this post was gonna be about Tiger Woods, it looked like it had been a while for him today as well

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  5. The 2007 Kentucky Wildcats

    You’re welcome, Georgia. Neener neener.

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  6. Morgan

    Prov, that SC team was absolutely stacked, and most likely would have laid LSU to waste.

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    • DWH

      I don’t know man, LSU had Matt Maulk.

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    • Phocion

      LSU>Cal>USC

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    • Prov

      If you are going to claim to be in a BCS conf. then don’t claim to be the Nat. Champ when you don’t make it to the BCS champ. game.

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      • They didn’t claim to be the national champions. The AP writers selected them as a national champion. Plus, if LSU is going to use that BS of “we were undefeated in regulation” crap to justify getting into the BCS title game over a one loss Oklahoma that beat the #1 team in the country the last week of the season, then they should have to recognize USC’s national title that year. Seeing as how USC was also undefeated in regulation.

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        • Phocion

          Ahh…you’ve entered the “Alabama Zone” in your defense of USC in 2003. It is great and all that we can explain what happened on the field and in the polls that year because it was in recent history. But jump forward a few of decades and see if you don’t sound a lot like a Crimson Tide fan trying to explain a split title from the 40’s 50’s or 60’s.

          Can’t imagine it? Just give it time. 🙂

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        • Prov

          So USC never references that title in media guides, etc? My only point is that all of the conferences agreed to a certain system (however flawed that system is or isn’t). Yet, when it doesn’t work out for them under the agreed upon system they go to another source to validate their success. I would have been much happier watching LSU vs. USC in 2003 but that is not the match-up the BCS produced. USC needs to respect that.

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      • *the last week of the season in 2007.

        Damned typos.

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  7. Mike

    UGA really counts 1942? What polling service rated them #1 again?

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    • Derek

      Other than 1980, here is the history of UGA’s MNC’s:

      1927 – With a 9-1-0 record, the Bulldogs were called the “dream and wonder team” and were ranked No. 1 in the nation with one regular season game remaining, but were upset by Georgia Tech by a score of 12-0 at Grant Field in Atlanta, Georgia. Nevertheless, at the end of the season, Georgia was ranked number 1 in two polls recognized by the NCAA. The Bulldogs were also listed as number 1 in two other polls of the 1927 season, but most recognize Illinois as the 1927 National Champion.

      1942 – 11–1 Georgia was chosen as champion by at least half of the recognized polls. Georgia was led by All-Americans Frank Sinkwich and end George Poschner, along with a young back named Charley Trippi. The Bulldogs knocked off 9 consecutive opponents and ranked No. 1 in the nation. Georgia earned a Rose Bowl bid after it blanked Georgia Tech 34–0 in Athens to end the regular season. Georgia then edged UCLA 9-0 in the Rose Bowl

      1946 Georgia went 11-0 and beat North Carolina 20-10 and was proclaimed national champions by half the national polls.

      1968 Georgia was chosen by one national poll when they went 9-1-2 losing to Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl. Overtime was not allowed in the NCAA yet so Georgia tied with Tennessee and Houston.

      Note that the school only claims one of these four. A very good argument could be made that they should also claim 1946, but they don’t.

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      • Mike

        UGA fans are starting to sound like Bama fans. Making up NCs.

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        • Macallanlover

          Could have sworn I have heard some UF fans claiming some as well. You have “earned” none, same as UGA and Bama. But now that you have actually “earned” SEC titles, you can start getting over your “little man” complex and start acting like adults. You will also learn that everything runs in cycles so be careful about alienating the other conference teams and fans, not to mention the rest of the CFB nation. People in the North and West don’t realize you folks are just different from the rest of the South, not representative at all.

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          • Mike

            First, all three football NCs are counted by everyone. Only one of the two that UGA claims is widely recognized. If UGA wants to count 1942, then fine, please do so. But by that math Florida can count 1984 too.

            So Florida has 2 more football NCs that UGA. Hardy a “little man” by comparison.

            In fact, Florida has a better football program than UGA, has a better overall sports program compared to UGA and is better academically than UGA.

            UGA fans are the ones looking up to Florida

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            • Macallanlover

              You jest, of course. Don’t think I am one of those UGA fans who is intimidated by any of you gators. I respect that you have turned your program around, but you haven’t reached our level yet. My perspective pre-dates 1990, obviously yours is more limited.

              I count 12 SEC titles for UGA, much less for UF. There is no national title, so I count both of us at zero (and I did before 1996.) Careful about getting too full of yourself. I realize your vision may not allow you to see how many ups and downs there are in this game we all love, but every Dawg has it’s day. You may want to learn humility, it will come in handy. Every, and I mean every, program faces those dark days, and we all will again. Relax and enjoy the ride, it won’t last forever.

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              • Mike

                Florida hasn’t reached “your” level yet?

                In the words of a famous man;

                “Illusion is seeing a house in the clouds. Delusion is insisting you live there.”

                Right now Georgia is nothing more than a regional power. In fact, with the exception of one, may two years in its history, Georgia has never been more than a regional power.

                A regional power in the most powerful conference in football to be sure.

                By comparison, Florida is a national brand name. Florida gets exposure and recruits from all over the country, in addition to its talent rich state.

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                • Macallanlover

                  I say again, legend in your own mind. Not everyone sees you as you seeme to think. As stated, UGA has more earned titles. your perceived titles are just that. Your seasons in 2006 and 2008 were no better, none, than our 2002. If I recall your other “mythical” claim, you didn’t even have a winning record against your own in-state rival. Yep, clearly a team that is widely respected as the undisputed leader.

                  Seems you know a lot about illusions yourself. You just aren’t what you think you are newbie, so don’tx expect anyone to bow to you. And better programs than yours have fallen on tough times so go blow your hot air back in NY, and NJ where people like that kind of classless act.

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              • Phocion

                Does that make UGa the NCAA version of the Prussians or the Austrians?

                I’d say UGa is the Austrians since even though your greatest days are behind you, you guys still exist. I suppose Uof Chicago could be the Prussians.

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    • Was Florida playing football in 1942? 😉

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      • Mike

        Not well, Senator, not well.

        In fact, during WW2 while Florida athletes were at war defending their country, UGA athletes continued to field football teams

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  8. Macallanlover

    Rubbish, you cannot win what doesn’t exist. I more “embarrassed/bummed” by the 20 year drought between the most meaningful title in CFB, the SEC Championship. We had way too much talent to miss that many times.

    LSU ’03 was an excellent team, as good a defense as I have seen in CFB, and would have had an easier time with USC than a very good Oklahoma team in the BCS finale. The AP writers were just trying to flwx their muscles and a few people jumped on it, including the USC propaganda machine. I think OU would have worn USC out that year as well. Doesn’t matter, it is all just subjective opinions anyway.

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  9. Krazy

    80…Thats how many National Championships those 11 teams claim. I’d say thats a pretty good list to be on.

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  10. What the Dawgs did not have during the 20 year SEC draught was CMR. Personally I did not think any coach could be as successful at UGA as CMR has been. Happy to announce that I was wrong.

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  11. Brad Knobel

    Nobody has mentioned two adjacent teams on that list claiming a championship in 1970. Of these two, Texas lost on New Year’s day 24-11 to Notre Dame, and Ohio State lost 27-17 to Stanford. Nebraska (11-0-1) was the only undefeated team left that year.

    This is all a symptom of the fact that, to this day, the NCAA does not have a championship in Div. 1-A football . (“BCS National Champion” is a marketing moniker, not an official NCAA title.) If you go to the official NCAA site, you can investigate the official listing of “consensus national champions” at

    Click to access 2009FBS.pdf

    (PDF, page 85). You will find three “national champions” for 1970, and, incidently, two (LSU, USC) for 2003. From the horse’s mouth.

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  12. Thomas Brown

    Elin Nordegren is a sweet gal who should not have had this happen to her. Do I believe she took a golf club to his cheating butt ? Yes. Absolutely she did, in my opinion. It is what happens in this situation. God Almighty Tiger Woods you are entitled.

    Tiger Woods is married.

    All the porn stars with their 18 porn movies in the last 2 years of their affairs with Tiger Woods, and there are dozens who say they have slept with Tiger Woods are all well aware that Tiger Woods is married to one of the world’s greatest ladies.

    All of them owe Elin Nordegren an apology.

    Tiger Woods looked horrible today.

    The only reason I watch any golf is because of Tiger Woods.

    Tiger Woods failed to mention all the dozens of women who were willing to share his bed with him, married. In fact, he named none of them

    Rachel Uchitel: the original Tiger Woods’ mistress. She is a 34-year-old woman with a history of dating celebrities who lives in New York.

    Jaimee Grubbs: A cocktail waitress from Las Vegas, Jamie Grubbs is the woman who released text messages and voicemails from Tiger Woods, and she also appeared on Tool Academy on VHI.

    Kalika Moquin: A marketing manager for the Bank nightclub also in Las Vegas.

    Jamie Jungers: She is the Las Vegas model who says she met him in a nightclub, and then again in California and Chicago.

    Mindy Lawton: She works as a waitress in Orlando, she says that she met Tiger while working in a diner near his home.

    Cori Rist: She met Tiger at a Manhattan nightclub and then met up with him numerous times at other hotels.

    Holly Sampson: She is an LA porn star, having made over 85 porno films and TV shows.

    The next woman is called a VIP server at an Orlando club, although she has not officially been named to the press. She claims their affair began in 2004 before he married Elin, but continued after.

    Another woman is apparently a television broadcaster and another is just described as a sex-addicted cougar.

    Joslyn James: Another porn star who also goes by the name of Veronica Siwik-Daniels, and she bragged about having an affair with Tiger on her Facebook page.

    The next alleged mistress is the one who claims to have had an affair with Tiger and aborted his child in 2007. She has not been named at this time.

    The next woman comes from the biographer Ian Halperin who says a woman approached him two years ago with an audio file of Tiger Woods having phone sex. However, there is still no proof that this is real.

    Yet another woman who hadn’t been named had come forward and hired the same lawyer as Rachel Uchitel. RadarOnline insists that this woman has not come forward already. This woman may be Theresa Rogers but that has not been confirmed officially yet.

    Loredana Jolie: She is supposed to be Tiger Wood’s favorite call girl from the whole list. She’s a Playboy model and she says she was paid for her services.

    The next woman (this brings us to number 16) has also not been named, but she is claiming that she tried to get pregnant by Tiger Woods and have his baby without him knowing.

    Number 17 may be Julie Postle, whose ex-boyfriend claimed that their affair continued after Tiger was married.

    So that’s it for now – 17 women all of whom know exactly who Tiger Woods is, and all 17 who were very aware of Elin Nordegren and their entire family.

    2 Children, both boys born 2007 and 2009 Sam and Charlie.

    Their 2 million dollar

    Wedding attended by Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Charles Barkley, Michael Jordan among 150.

    Billion.

    Tiger Woods has more than a Billion Dollars.

    He has Lost all his Endorsements.

    He did not make a billion dollars golfing.

    Tiger Woods said today that he is entitled to pay for sex on a daily basis with whomever he wants. That is exactly what he said.

    And, that it is none of our business.

    I will not be watching golf.

    I never did before Tiger Woods.

    I never will now, either.

    To all the golfers who are hurt by the timing of today’s statement, when of course, this all transpired while we ate Turkey Thanksgiving 3 months ago.

    Excuse me, this is a selfish man.

    And, your sport is nothing without him.

    Nothing, that is what golf is.

    I know that the 17 women mistresses we know of who have come forward so far and are somewhat verified going back over a decade so far, feel like they are miffed by Tiger Woods prepared news non-conference, not naming them.

    The golfers are upset; that part I am quite clear on.

    Elin Nordegren, dear, I know how you are wounded. All I can say, is that in time, you will get over it only by looking at Tiger Woods for the man he is. No other way.

    Sam and Charlie are the ones who will be impaired the most for the longest.

    His now former sponsors are damaged by his selfishness; I can appreciate that.

    Buddhism. I really do not know much about Tiger Woods’ religious obedience. Buddhism does not condone what is happening here. Tiger Woods can claim Buddhism all he wants. This is all completely contrary to the teachings and principles of Buddhism.

    Selfish.

    Self-centered, self-seeking, self-interested, egotistical, egocentric Tiger Woods.

    Elin Nordegren did not spend the night with Tiger Woods tonight. She will not. Her 2 boys Charlie and Sam are not spending the night with Tiger Woods tonight. The 17 known mistresses ? He has certainly thought about it.

    I know folks who are in committed-relationships who are not married and would never find themselves with 1 mistress. Ok, the 17 are beautiful. So what ? Is his life worth nothing ?

    There are so many people you have injured Tiger Woods. So many. I do not feel that you have even apologized to me, let alone all these whom I name by name Tiger Woods.

    I will listen to you Tiger Woods. That is more than you deserve. You are fast approaching 100 days gone by during which extended time, you have not addressed me, indeed anyone except Elin Nordegren.

    If you really believe in your heart of hearts that this is only private between you and Elin Nordegren, then fine, I will just turn my back on you too. Your days to get this fixed are in short supply with me because you need to understand that fundamental to this marriage and children, is speaking freely from your heart. You don’t get it, not with Elin Nordegren, Sam, Charlie, 17 known mistresses, thousands on the Golf Tour, billions in Sponsorships, or just a plain ole country boy sitting there waiting on the 18th green to get a glimpse of their hero after waiting 8 hours for that brief moment in time, or TV freeze-frame of one of your putts. I’m ill-treated by you Tiger Woods; I’m one of your little ole fans who sat and watched you. You haven’t apologized to anyone. Try facing us; we might just listen if you answer our questions.

    Sorry this is more news than discussing the fact that Georgia is 4th in SEC wins and losses over the last 4 years while The SEC earned 4 consecutive national championships by all these teams who leave UGA in 4th in SEC wins and losses the Last Entire 4 Years of our Offensive Decline.

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  13. Barry

    Let’s have that reader poll!

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