One of the most overlooked elements of a college football program is the team uniform.
Take the Michigan Wolverines, for example. Their maize and blue color scheme is one of the most recognizable in all of sports. If you're a casual college football fan and happen to find the Wolverines on television, you don't have to look at the scoreboard graphic to know it's Michigan. In other words, the uniform is as important to the Wolverines program as Charles Woodson, Bo Schembechler and other Michigan greats.
Some uniforms are simple, yet effective. Alabama's crimson jerseys are not flashy with cool designs. Still, the Tide has one of the most imposing presences in all of college football.
Others are interesting to say the least. The Maryland Terrapins are one bunch that comes to mind. Their patterned shoulder pads have drawn a fair share of attention from fans.
This year, football fans have been introduced to some uniforms that have taken football fashion to an entirely new level. Others, however, prefer attire that maintains a sense of classic tradition. Either way, college football programs have given us some of the coolest uniforms in the world of sports.
Here are the 11 that stand above the rest.