National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Division 1 Football Bowl Series College Football Playoff 2015-16

NCAA Logo [Ref: 4]


ACC Atlantic      
**Clemson Tigers80141577325
*Florida State Seminoles62103412227
*Louisville Cardinals5385373313
*North Carolina State Wolfpack3576432336
Syracuse Orange2648327372
Wake Forest Demon Deacons1739209295
Boston College Eagles0839206183
ACC Coastal      
**North Carolina Tar Heels80113570343
*Pittsburgh Panthers6285367339
*Miami (Fl.) Hurricanes5385361366
*Duke Blue Devils4485410330
*Virginia Tech Hokies4476403342
Virginia Cavaliers3548309386
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets1739351309
Big 12      
**Oklahoma Sooners81112566286
*Texas Christian TCU Horned Frogs72112547345
*Oklahoma State Cowboys72103514396
*Baylor Bears63103625368
*West Viginia Mountaineers4585442320
*Texas Tech Red Raiders4576586567
Texas Longhorns4557317366
Kansas State Wildcats3667389409
Iowa State Cyclones2739300392
Kansas Jayhawks09012185553
Big Ten East      
*Ohio State Buckeyes71121464196
*Michigan State Spartans71122417304
*Michigan Wolverines62103408213
*Penn State Nittany Lions4476301284
Indiana Hoosiers2667475489
Rutgers Scarlet Knights1748325419
Maryland Terrapins1739296413
Big Ten West      
**Iowa Hawkeyes80122433285
*Northwestern Wildcats62103254242
*Wisconsin Badgers62103348178
Nebraska Cornhuskers3567427362
Minnesota Golden Gophers2667292327
Illinois Fighting Illini2657272279
SEC West      
**Alabama Crimson Tide71141526227
*Ole Miss Rebels62103531294
*Louisiana State LSU Tigers5393394291
*Arkansas Razorbacks5385467365
*Mississippi State Bulldogs4494447302
*Texas A&M Aggies4485361286
*Auburn Tigers2676357338
SEC East      
**Florida Gators71104325256
*Georgia Bulldogs53103342220
*Tennessee Volunteers5394457260
Kentucky Wildcats2657296329
Vanderbilt Commodores2648182252
Missouri Tigers1757163194
South Carolina Gamecocks1739263330
Pac-12 North      
**Stanford Cardinal81122529316
*Oregon Ducks7294559488
*Washington State Cougars6394409360
*California Golden Bears4585493399
*Washington Huskies4576398244
Oregon State Beavers09210228444
Pac-12 South      
**Utah Utes63103398290
*Southern California USC Trojans6386475360
*California-Los Angeles UCLA Bruins5485419338
Arizona State Sun Devils4567450435
*Arizona Wildcats3676486465
Colorado Buffaloes1849320357
*Notre Dame Fighting Irish103445313
*Brigham Young BYU Cougars94438297
Reference: [1]

Legend: left-to-right: W-L (Conference Games) W-L (All Games) PF-PA (All Games)

** Division Champions and Qualify for Conference Championship Game * Qualify for Post-Season Bowl Game (minimum 6 Losses)

NCAA FD1 FBS CFP Conference Championships 2015-16

ACC Atlantic CoastClemson Tigers45North Carolina Tar Heels37
SEC SoutheasternAlabama Crimson Tide29Florida Gators15
BIG10 Big TenMichigan State Spartans16Iowa Hawkeyes13
PAC10 Pacific 10Stanford Cardinal41Southern California Trojans22
NCAA Football Division 1 FBS CFP Conference Championships 2015-16 [Ref: 3]

NCAA FD1 FBS CFP Bowl Games 2015-16

New MexicoArizona Wildcats 45New Mexico Lobos37
Las VegasUtah Utes35Brigham Young BYU Cougars28
SunWashington State Cougars20Miami Hurricanes14
Heart of DallasWashington Huskies44Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles31
PinstripeDuke Blue Devils44Indiana Hoosiers41
IndependenceVirginia Tech Hokies55Tulsa Golden Hurricane52
Foster FarmsNebraska37California-Los Angeles UCLA Bruins29
MilitaryNavy Midshipmen44Pittsburgh Panthers28
Quick LaneMinnesota Golden Gophers21Central Michigan Chippewas14
Armed ForcesCalifornia Golden Bears55Air Force Fighting Falcons36
Russell AthleticBaylor Bears49North Carolina Tar Heels38
TexasLouisiana State LSU Tigers56Texas Tech Red Raiders27
BirminghamAuburn Tigers31Memphis Tigers10
BelkMississippi State Bulldogs51North Carolina State Wolfpack28
Music CityLouisville Cardinals27Texas A&M Aggies21
HolidayWisconsin Badgers23Southern California Trojans21
PeachHouston Cougars38Florida State Seminoles21
OrangeClemson Tigers37Oklahoma Sooners17
CottonAlabama Crimson Tide38Michigan State Spartans0
OutbackTennessee Volunteers45Northwestern Wildcats6
FiestaOhio State Buckeyes44Notre Dame Fighting Irish28
CitrusMichigan Wolverines41Florida Gators7
RoseStanford Cardinal45Iowa Hawkeyes16
SugarMississippi Rebels48Oklahoma State Cowboys20
TaxSlayerGeorgia Bulldogs24Penn State Nittany Lions17
LibertyArkansas Razorbacks45Kansas State Cowboys23
AlamoTexas Christian TCU Horned Frogs47Oregon Ducks41
CactusWest Virginia Mountaineers43Arizona State Sun Devils42
NCAA Football Division 1 FBS CFP Bowl Games [Ref: 2]

NCAA FD1 FBS College Football Playoff 2015-16

Semi-Final (Orange Bowl) 
31.12.2015Clemson Tigers37Oklahoma Sooners17
Semi-Final (Cotton Bowl) 
31.12.2015Alabama Crimson Tide38Michigan State Spartans0
CFP National Championship  
11.01.2016Alabama Crimson Tide45Clemson Tigers40
NCAA Football Division 1 FBS College Football Playoff National Championship 2015-16 Reference: [2]


Alabama Crimson Tide won the 2015-16 National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Division 1 Football Bowl Series College Football Playoff National championship by beating Clemson tigers 45-40 in a close game.

Alabama had won the SEC Southeastern Conference title by beating Florida Gators 29-15, whilst Clemson had won the ACC Atlantic Coast Conference with a close 45-37 victory over North Carolina Tar Heels. In another close Conference championship Game, Michigan State Spartans won 16-13 against Iowa Hawkeyes, while in the PAC-10 Pacific 10 Conference, Stanford Cardinal won bragging rights for Northern California with a 41-22 victory over Southern California Trojans.

In the College Football Playoff Semi-Finals, Alabama defeated Michigan State 38-0 in a shutout victory, while in the other Semi-Final, Clemson had defeated Oklahoma, the Big 12 Conference Champions, 37-17.

In other Bowl games, Notre Dame Fighting Irish lost to Ohio State Buckeyes, 44-28 in the Fiesta Bowl, finishing 10-3 (Won-Lost) for the season.

Action from the Fiesta Bowl 2016: Notre Dame v Ohio State [Ref: 5]



[1] NCAA | Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2015) Football FBS | Standings [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 12 February 2019]

[2] NCAA | Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2015) Football FBS Week 15 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 12 February 2019]

[3] NCAA | Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2015) Football FBS | Bowls [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 4 May 2020]


[4] NCAA | Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2015) logo [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 4 May 2020]

[5] Notre Dame Observer (2016) Depleted Notre Dame reach breaking point in Fiesta Bowl loss to Ohio State {Internet] Available from: [Accessed 4 May 2020]


Thanks to Joe Grey.

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