Record: 12 - 0
Finish: 2001 National Champions, Rose Bowl: Won
Coach: Larry Coker
Best Player: Ed Reed
Completing the resurrection of the U begun the year before when they were passed over for the BCS title game for a Florida State team they had beaten. The '01 'Canes turned in one of the truly dominating performances in college football history. They outscored their opponents 512-117 (a 43-10 average) and featured an assemblage of talent that may not be repeated. Three future Pro Bowlers at one position (running backs Clinton Portis, Willis McGahee, and Frank Gore), future All-Pros inAndre Johnson and Ed Reed, and underclassmen backups that included Kellen Winslow and Sean Taylor.
It's safe to say that 2001 Miami team was stacked and they would've probably been even more badass except that they did it all in a more or less dignified fashion. Except for when backup running back Najeh Davenport defecated in a woman's laundry basket three months after Miami crushed Nebraska in the Rose Bowl.