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Zamoro10
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Greatest AP "Wire-to-Wire" Champion?

Football
2004 USC (13-0)
1999 FSU (12-0)
1972 USC (12-0)
1945 Army (9-0)
1943 Notre Dame (9-1)

Basketball
1992 Duke (34-2)
1976 Indiana (32-0)
1973 UCLA (30-0)
1972 UCLA (30-0)
1967 UCLA (30-0)
1956 San Francisco (29-0)




TigerintheNO
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re: Greatest AP "Wire-to-Wire" Champion?
The 56 SF team had Russell on it?


tigernchicago
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re: Greatest AP "Wire-to-Wire" Champion?
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1972 Nebraska (12-0)



I fixed 1972 for you.


RollTide1987
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re: Greatest AP "Wire-to-Wire" Champion?
Nebraska didn't go undefeated in 1972.


legba
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re: Greatest AP "Wire-to-Wire" Champion?
i say the 72-73 UCLA team with big BIll


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USMC Gators
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re: Greatest AP "Wire-to-Wire" Champion?
I pick 96 UF because we were the first team to win the AP title with the #1 sos.


TigerintheNO
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re: Greatest AP "Wire-to-Wire" Champion?
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1945 Army (9-0) 1943 Notre Dame (9-1)


I wouldn't go with either of these since the top players weren't playing football then.


USMC Gators
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re: Greatest AP "Wire-to-Wire" Champion?
43 ND and 45 Army also refused to play in a bowl game.


RollTide1987
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re: Greatest AP "Wire-to-Wire" Champion?
How could they be 'top players' when they weren't even playing the game?


Kafka
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re: Greatest AP "Wire-to-Wire" Champion?
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How could they be 'top players' when they weren't even playing the game?


WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? ABSOLUTELY NUTHIN'!

SAY IT AGAIN


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Kafka
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re: Greatest AP "Wire-to-Wire" Champion?
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The 56 SF team had Russell on it?


And K.C. Jones I believe

Trivia: A mutual friend of theirs was a guy on the track team -- Johnny Mathis


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Zamoro10
Member since Jul 2008
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re: Greatest AP "Wire-to-Wire" Champion?
Yep Bill Russell on the Dons.

I should have said...most impressive.

Even though they lost 2 games...perhaps 1992 Duke is the most impressive considering the expansion of the tourney.

Most dominant probably 1972 UCLA BB or USC FB - their margin of victory in the NCAA tournament is a record 30.3 points...and 29 points margin of victory in the football season...respectively.


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tigernchicago
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re: Greatest AP "Wire-to-Wire" Champion?
Right. That was 1971.


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632627
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re: Greatest AP "Wire-to-Wire" Champion?
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I pick 96 UF because we were the first team to win the AP title with the #1 sos.


uf wasnt wire to wire. they didn't open the season at #1 nor did they finish the regular season at #1.

they do have a very legit argument for best 1 loss champion of all time.


USMC Gators
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re: Greatest AP "Wire-to-Wire" Champion?
They went wire to wire in my heart.


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JJ27
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re: Greatest AP "Wire-to-Wire" Champion?
UCONN Women...yeah I said it.


LSU_2012
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re: Greatest AP "Wire-to-Wire" Champion?
USC didn't go undefeated in 03 and only had 12 wins


ETA: My bad i thought it said 03 not 04
This post was edited on 2/9 at 7:44 pm


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WDE85
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re: Greatest AP "Wire-to-Wire" Champion?
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2004 USC (13-0)
Psshh. They weren't even the best team. And no, them beating us in '02 and '03 is not a relevant argument.


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TigerintheNO
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re: Greatest AP "Wire-to-Wire" Champion?
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How could they be 'top players' when they weren't even playing the game?


'cause the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor


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dukke v
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re: Greatest AP "Wire-to-Wire" Champion?
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1972 USC (12-0)



This is #1 for me. A team that can be considered as one of the best of ALL-TIME.


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