Attempting to identify the 50 best single-season performances of all time in college football is, at the very best, dicey.
Dissecting the thousands of great accomplishments over 141 years of play and picking the 50 best is not unlike looking at a full vault of priceless treasures and selecting the “most valuable” pieces.
The following slideshow attempts to wade through statistical data, football lore and hardcore results to select 50 of the greatest single-season performances of all time.
These aren’t the greatest players in the history of college football, the greatest careers in the history of the game or the most dominant athletes in each position; this list is the best single-season performances of all time.
Some are well known and heralded, while others are more demure and less publicly acknowledged.
As a gentle disclaimer, there is absolutely no possible way to highlight every great single-season accomplishment in history, so for every feat included there are no doubt two to three sizzling deeds that have been left off the list.