Most college football fans are familiar with the traditional Associated Press, or AP, poll used to rank teams throughout the season. The AP poll began crowning a national champion following the 1936 season. Below is an image of the recognized AP national champions. You will note how Ohio State is recognized by the AP poll with four national championships, while That Team Up North is recognized for having two since the AP poll began in 1936. For those who may have forgotten, 1997 was actually a split national championship, between Nebraska and That Team Up North, as both teams went undefeated but were denied the opportunity to play each other, in the pre-BCS era.
champions of the West" idea? They could claim that, because they claim national championships from years when there were literally no other programs to the West that were even playing college football at the time.
Another area that is tremendously galling to me is how many fans of That Team Up North refuse to acknowledge or accept how legendary coach Bo Schembechler loved and respected Coach Woody Hayes. Schembechler repeatedly stated in his books and interviews how he built and developed That Team Up North to compete against Ohio State. Fortunately, John Bacon, author of the outstanding book "Bo's Lasting Lessons", is not one of those individuals.
@ChipMinnich Agreed. Woody was Bo's father figure - which Bo said, flat out. The teams were almost mirrors for ten great years
— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) November 15, 2013
Michael Citro of elevenwarriors.com wrote why he has hatred for That Team Up North very eloquently. Ann Arbor, home of absolute arrogance. I believe the song below sums it up beautifully...