In college football, tradition is everything.
You build tradition by winning, not just games, but championships.
Schools like Michigan, Nebraska and Notre Dame forged legacies long ago by winning national titles. As a result, their football programs still hold a certain level of prestige decades later.
There are some college football programs who have vaulted themselves into the national conversation every year without ever winning a national title. Consistent winning and bowl appearances, combined with a little marketing, have helped these schools build football traditions without reaching the pinnacle of the sport.
Here are the five best programs in college football who have never won a national title (BCS or AP).