The lack of parity in college football over the past decade has been attributed to the success of several powerful programs that typically dominated on-field competition and recruiting during the playoff era. And identifying the top 10 national programs since the start of the 2012 season isn’t all that difficult when you look at the final rankings and consider future Hall of Fame coaches leading their respective teams.

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This list includes various factors, including overall program win percentage, national and conference titles won, college football playoff appearances, individual player awards, and NFL draft picks.

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When you can sign elite talent, turn those players into future draft picks, and take care of business against national rankings, your program has the ingredients to win it all. There isn’t much room upstairs either. Ironically, they only have five current head coaches with national titles to their credit – Nick Saban, Kirby Smart, Dabo Sweeney, Jimbo Fisher as well as Mac Brown.

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Here’s a look at the top 10 American football programs of the decade: