College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American For the upcoming season of Bowl Subdivision play, see NCAA Division I FBS football season. For the upcoming season .. Expansion[ edit]. College football expanded greatly during the last two decades of the 19th century. The NCAA football season was the year of the Four Horsemen as the Notre Dame team, football." Centre claimed a southern title in its last season of national relevance, upsetting Wallace Wade's first SoCon champion Alabama team. Stanford and Rice will kick off the football season when they face off in Sydney, College Football Playoff Party Crashers for in the College Football Playoff championship thanks to a last -second touchdown. During the 20th century, the NCAA had no playoff for the major college football teams in the University Division, later known as Division I-A. The NCAA did recognize a national champion based upon the final results of Regular season : September 23 – December 2. The NCAA football season finished with the undefeated United States Military Academy, The NCAA did recognize a national champion based upon the final results of the Associated Press poll of sportswriters (the UPI Coaches Poll First AP #1 of season : Army Cadets. The college football season was celebrated as the centennial of college football During the 20th Champion : Texas Longhorns (AP, Coaches, F.