The college football universe is full of many arguments. Who is the best team? Who is the best quarterback? Who has the best defense?
But, perhaps one of the most compelling questions on the minds of many is...Who has the best lid?
College football style has become nearly as important as the game on the field, so it is only appropriate that we look at the very thing that caps it all off.
Who has the best lid in the FBS?
Let's take a look...
A fire breathing what? Disney character?
A mascot might be nice.
A helmet with just letters seems to be outdated.
Again, letters...Ole Miss could do much, much better.
With a mascot like the Golden Eagles, you would think you would add that in somewhere.
It is only "retro" if you have moved past it and then went back again.
This helmet is not retro.
Some love it, some hate it.
One or the other, but not both. The Golden Panther would be your best choice.
Keep the logo, but reverse the colors.
They are so proud they underline it.
Could go with the Jayhawk here, it might be interesting.
What does a "Ragin Cajun" look like? Come on art department, make it happen.
You know your "R" looks like a drunk "B," right?
Your helmet is wac. Need a little more from your "Spartan."
Aztecs were legendary warriors. You need a helmet that honors that.
That is a bull right?
Tulane could do better. I am not sure how, after all, how many ways can you draw a "Green Wave?"
It seems a bit boring.
Too much going on. Toledo and a rocket? One or the other might be sufficient.
Tulsa got new uniforms, and they are awesome. However, that same old helmet needs an upgrade.
One team that can go without a logo.
It looks like it was spray painted with a stencil.
With a mascot like "Zips" I guess you can't do much. But you could do more.
A picture says a thousand words.
Not a very scary pirate.
Maybe just a G would be better.
F-A-U shame on you. You could do better—you know it's true. A better helmet—to make it through. Try it—try it—FAU.
Way too much going on with this logo.
One or the other, but not both.
A W that has been knocked over? Two A's on together?
It says "MT" as in empty. Maybe just the mascot would do.
Great tradition, not so great a helmet.
It's like the red version of Marshall. Better color though, so it gets a spot higher in our countdown.
A "Z" on its side or a uptight No. 2? The color is hard to look at anyway, but the logo makes it worse.
Can you tell what that logo is?
Pretty plain lid.
New Mexico State Aggies football has struggled in the recent years. Maybe it's the helmet.
Nebraska fans love their team's helmet.
The Troy Trojans need an upgrade.
Color and logo are not the best, other than that it is just fine.
Logo or letter?
Can you see that small "E?"
Hard to make out the logo.
Ohio State fans love their teams traditional helmets. So this will probably not sit right with them.
Similar to Washington State's logo, but yet same type of result.
Similar to Kansas State's logo, but yet same type of result.
The logo looks like an angry cartoon character.
A rebel is a cool mascot, let's see it UNLV.
Does that helmet even fit?
Great team, but the helmets are not in the top 25.
They can't go bowling, but they could upgrade their helmets.
Not a bad helmet at all really, but at this point the helmets that are average are all going to be lumped together.
La. Tech and their traditional helmets make the list at No. 68.
South Carolina makes the list at No. 67. They are a great program, but they could use a little bit of a makeover in the helmet area.
Tennessee has an iconic helmet, it just doesn't look as good as some.
Another border line average-good lid.
Another decent helmet, just missing a little something.
Mississippi State has good colors, nice uniforms, but an average helmet.
Nice Color, nice logo, nice lid.
Even though WKU sounds like a radio station, it has a pretty decent college football helmet.
The iconic buffalo. It's a nice helmet, now they just need to work on their defense.
Great quarterback, great football team, average lid.
Could use an upgrade, but still a pretty good hat.
Central Florida has a decent lid. It helps to have the initials of a fighting league to help you look tough. Even if they are in the wrong order.
Georgia Tech enters our list at No. 56. The ACC has a good set of lids in its league, but Georgia Tech's ranks near the bottom.
Simple helmet with a decent logo. Well done Duke. You prove that you care about more than just basketball.
Nice color, nice logo, nice helmet.
The Badgers have a way of making this helmet look tough. The competition doesn't like to see it coming for them, but Wisconsin fans like what they see.
The Bulls of Buffalo have been improving their look over the years.
With a mascot named the "Golden Flashes" I wasn't sure what to expect.
Red, white and blue. How could you go wrong with that?
Washington has a unique color, and it allows them to stand out in a crowd.
Simple, but stylish.
Similar to another college I won't name, but yet with with a little better look.
Don't hang your head Wake Forest. You made the top 50.
Easy to recognize, hard to ignore, the VT.
It spells ATM, but it doesn't dispense cash, just touchdowns.
Louisville is having a down year, but their helmet is up to No. 43 on the countdown.
This helmet is cool for many reasons. The traditional and iconic feel of this helmet helps it make its way to as high as 42 on this list.
It has lost a little luster this year, but still a great hat.
This won't probably be high enough on the list for Auburn fans, but it is what it is.
The Wolfpack have a howling good helmet.
Great color combination, cool logo, good enough for top 40.
An upgrade from their old helmets for sure.
A very good traditional helmet that has been upgraded without ruining the look of days past.
Proving you can wear white after Labor Day.
Big T, little t, black, red, awesome.
One of the most recognizable helmets in college football.
Very creative and well thought out logo.
Great colors, simple logo, but good enough.
Baylor's helmet is baptized at No. 30 on our countdown.
You have to love the paw.
Cool design, too bad Utah State keeps losing heart breakers.
They make a beaver look tough.
Classic bulldog, classic helmet.
A classic helmet good enough for the top 25.
Y pick this No. 24? Y not.
A cutting edge look with a classic style.
The classic U.
Hoosier No. 21 lid in the FBS?
So who made the top 20? Uh...
Florida State has one of the most decorative helmets around.
Colorado State is an interesting helmet. Gee, I wonder what their mascot is?
The Iowa State Cyclones and their choice of lots of red.
It's a "Sparty" party at No. 16.
They make purple look mean.
The Warriors out on the island wear some pretty stylish lids.
The classic Georgia helmet is a keeper.
The new helmets at Arizona State are inspired.
The Razorbacks enter the countdown in the top 10.
Oklahoma has staying power, and so does their helmet.
In the Navy, you can sail the seven seas. Or, you can wear a golden helmet.
The Army camo helmet rocks and you know it.
They bring the thunder and the lightning.
Love them or hate them, they took a risk.
Notre Dame does not need a logo of any kind to make their helmet classic.
This is where classic and traditional are good, very good.
*The "Stormtrooper" helmet for the Broncos finds its way to near the top of the list. The Bronco blue helmets would be ranked top 20 at best, but this helmet is near the tops.
Oregon has become known for multiple uniform combinations. One thing is for sure, every combination has an amazing lid.