An Elite Team is a team that finishes in the Top 5 of the AP Poll or any team in the Top 15 that has defeated another Elite Team.
Here is what the chart looks like for the past 30 years of Elite Seasons.
- Each “E” and team colored square = Elite Team that season.
- Each E/RU = National Runner Up
- Each E/NC in team colors = National Champion that year.
- Current Elite Programs’ names are listed with the larger font.