I know I'm a homer, but c'mon. 15-0. Seven wins against top 10 teams. Heisman.
It has to be up there...
Quality of their wins, records broken, Heisman winner. Their defense got healthy at the right time and showed the true potential of LSU. The team that played in the national championship would have beaten Bama and Auburn worse than what they did. Dropping 37 and 42 on UGA and Clemson respectively is insane.
Vince Young was the best college football QB, ever...case closed...because he was a degenerate, he did not pan out in the NFL...
I know 1) we live in the moment and 2) we see Jameis Winston stinking it up in the NFL so we forget how great he was, but, in my opinion, the 2013 Florida State Seminoles were better than the 2019 LSU Tigers. The Seminoles covered the spread in almost 80% of the games, while the Tigers covered the spread in just over 50% of it's games. According to FEI, the Seminoles were #1 in offense and #1 in defense, compared to the Tigers 2nd and 15th. It took a 42-point extra game to pass the Seminoles record of points scored in a season by 3 points (Seminoles 723 points in 14 games, LSU 726 in 15 games). Teams averaged 12 points against FSU; it's average score was 52-12. Besides the title game, they beat every team by at least two touchdowns.
Special Teams - huge edge Seminoles. Aguayo had college football records in most points in a season (more than all their opponents scored combined), most extra points made, most extra points made without a miss, highest xp percentage.
Defense: huge edge Seminoles. Not much to say here, they were better in almost every way and had playmakers all over the field. Like the offense, every player went to the NFL.
Offense: wash to slight lean Seminoles. More balanced offense (42 passing tds, 42 rushing tds) More points per game, better 3rd and 4th down conversions, better red zone efficiency and redzone touchdown percentage. Burrow had .5 yards more an attempt and of course was more efficient and had more TDs. Winston barely played I'm the 4th quarter, sometimes even didn't play the 3rd quarter. Even in a conference game, they went to backups in the 1st half. Winston's numbers would have been off the charts if the games actually needed him to stay in. They went into Clemson and beat the 51-14 and it was only that close bc Jimbo took the foot off the gas and Clemson scoree a 2nd td with seconds left on the clock.
Was the SEC really down this year though? 9-2 in bowls...
Idk honestly. If you like at a rankings that lists all FBS teams like the Sagarin rankings, not just the top 25 , every SEC team played a lesser ranked opponent in the rankings.
There were several seminole teams that exceeded this years LSU's team, but I would put LSU in the top 5 in recent/modern era of NCAAF!
Depends how you want to compare teams. If you compare how dominant they were in their time, then double has good point about 95 huskers who I’ll never forget. But not as much parity then and very hard for any team to dominate like that in this day and age. If you could magically create a game where they played each other, it’s pretty clear to me it would be no contest. Game evolves. Just like in a significant chunk of time, say 20 years, the teams will be bigger, faster, stronger and simply better than today. That just how every craft improves with effort over time.
But this was one of the most unstoppable offense I’ve ever seen, right at or near the top