The College Football Championship
The Fight for the Top Spot
From the Series Spectacular Sports
In 2015, when Ohio State took on the University of Oregon in the first College Football Playoff championship game, millions of sports fans tuned in. But back in 1869, when Rutgers University and Princeton University played the first-ever college football game, no one predicted the national spectacle that a college football championship game would become. Author Matt Doeden takes readers on a journey from the disorganized games of the early years to the most recent playoffs to determine the best college team in the nation. Along the way, discover some of the most incredible moments, games, blunders, and statistics in the history of college football championships.
|Grade 5 - Grade 8
|5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Sports
|Lerner Publishing Group
|Millbrook Press ™
|Number of Pages
|Reading Counts! Level
|1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
|9 x 9
|ATOS Reading Level
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz
|Accelerated Reader® Points
|Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides
Author: Matt Doeden
Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.
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“This engaging book pairs lively sports writing with vivid photographs, filling a gap in collections with its attention to the history and future of college football. . . . Highly recommended for sports enthusiasts.”—School Library Journal
“Numerous color and archival photos add to the excitement of this title, which will score big with football fans.”—Booklist
“As Doeden notes, football is headed for some big changes, and not just in how the champ is crowned. An enjoyable . . . walk through football history.”—Kirkus Reviews