Major Schools, Major Bowls, and Major Selectors
What is a Major School?
Our college football game scores are provided by James Howell, and we are relying on his expertise when we classify a school as a "major" program. Here is Mr. Howell's description of the process he used to classify schools:
What is a Major Bowl?
A major bowl is defined to be a bowl game in which at least one of the participants is considered to be a major school.
What is a Major Selector?
A major selector is a selector whose national champion is used to determine the consensus national champion. The major selectors used on this site are:
- National Championship Foundation (1869-1935)
- Helms Athletic Foundation (1883-1935)
- Associated Press (1936-present)
- United Press International (1950-1995)
- Football Writer's Association of America (1954-present)
- National Football Foundation (1959-present)
- USA Today/CNN (1982-1996)
- USA Today/ESPN (1997-2004)
- USA Today (2005-present)