Michigan Football's National Championships
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Michigan's Championship Teams
Wolverines Claim 11 National Titles

Michigan's storied football tradition dates back to 1879, but it was in 1901 that the foundation for one of its finest traditions was build -- winning national championships. Since 1901, Michigan has claimed 11 national titles in football, tied for fourth all-time. The Wolverines also finished second in the 1985 Associated Press poll, and have ranked 15 times among the top five nationally come season's end. For the last 20 consecutive years, Michigan has been ranked in the final Associated Press national poll, and in 35 of the last 37. All told, since the AP poll's inception in 1936, U-M has been listed in the final ranking 53 times.

1901
MICHIGAN AND HARVARD RECOGNIZED AS NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
U-M Recognized By: Billingslay, Helms, Houlgate, National Championship Foundation
Harvard: College Football Research Association
Yale: Parke Davis

1902
MICHIGAN RECOGNIZED AS NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
U-M Recognized By: Bilingsley, Helms, Houlgate, National Championship Foundation, Parke Davis (tie)
Yale: Parke Davis (tie)

1903
MICHIGAN AND PRINCETON RECOGNIZED AS NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
U-M Recognized By: Billingsley, National Championship Foundation (tie)
Princeton: Helms, Houlgate, Parke Davis, National Championship Foundation (tie)

1904
MICHIGAN AND PENN RECOGNIZED AS NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
U-M Recognized By: Billingsley, National Championship Foundation (tie)
Penn: Helms, Houlgate, Parke Davis, National Championship Foundation (tie)

1918
MICHIGAN AND PITTSBURGH RECOGNIZED AS NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
U-M Recognized By: Billingsley, National Championship Foundation (tie)
Pittsburgh: Helms, Houlgate, National Championship Foundation (tie)

1923
MICHIGAN AND ILLINOIS RECOGNIZED AS NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
U-M Recognized By: Billingsley, National Championship Foundation (tie)
Illinois: Boand, Football Research, Helms, Parke Davis, National Championship Foundation (tie)
California: Houlgate

1932
MICHIGAN AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RECOGNIZED AS NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
U-M Recognized By: Dickinson, Parke Davis (tie)
Southern California: Billingsley, Boand, Dunkel, Football Research, National Championship Foundation, Parke Davis, (tie), Poling, Williamson
Colgate: Parke Davis (tie)

1933
MICHIGAN RECOGNIZED AS NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
U-M Recognized By: Billingsley, Boand, Dickinson, Helms, Houlgate, Football Research, National Championship Foundation, Parke Davis (tie), Poling
Ohio State: Dunkel
Princeton: Parke Davis (tie)
Southern California: Williamson

1947
MICHIGAN AND NOTRE DAME RECOGNIZED AS NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
U-M Recognized By: Associated Press *, Berryman, Billingsley, Boand, DeVold, Dunkel, Football Research, Helms (tie), Houlgate, Litkenhous, Noational Championship Foundation, Poling
Notre Dame: Associated Press *, Helms (tie), Williamson
* Notre Dame was No. 1 in the final AP poll, but Michigan jumped to No. 1 after an unprecedented post-bowl poll Michigan and Notre Dame recognized as National Champions

1948
MICHIGAN RECOGNIZED AS NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
U-M Recognized By: Associated Press, Berryman, Billingsley, Boand, DeVold, Dunkel, Football Research, Helms, Houlgate, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation, Poling, Williamson

1997
MICHIGAN AND NEBRASKA RECOGNIZED AS NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
U-M Recognized by: Associated Press, National Football Foundation, Football Writers Association
Nebraska: ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll


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