I don’t think the “The better you look, the better you play” theory has truly been put to the test, but there is no doubt that every year, many college football teams dress to impress with snazzy new uniforms. Some teams roll out with new duds every season.
The ultimate goal is to win games, but if you play in front of thousands of fans every week, you certainly want to look your best, whether it is in classic, old school uniforms or something more modern and flashy.
So which teams have the best uniforms? Here’s my top five. Let the debate begin!
Arkansas Razorback fullback Kiero Small (36), head coach John L. Smith and running back Dennis Johnson (33) while waiting to take a team photo during media day at the Broyles Athletic Center.
5. The classics
The uniforms of Penn State, Alabama and Texas are simple, but that’s the beauty. While a lot of schools are going way overboard on their designs (see Maryland’s uniforms from last season), these schools continue to stay clean, crisp and classic.
This might come as a surprise, but check them out and you’ll see why I picked them.
The new design is modern, but not overdone. The feature I like most is probably how the numbers fade from one color to another. For example, the red jerseys have numbers that fade from white at the top to silver at the bottom. They have a new, dark gray alternate jersey and also introduced new white helmets.
3. Boise State:
I love Boise State’s helmets, first and foremost. I really like the move to the full-helmet Bronco logo, although I think it would look better if they had the logo on both sides. They have a variety of combinations to choose from, which keeps their selection for each game constantly changing.
Plus, imagine if you were an opposing team, having to play Boise in its blue uniforms on its blue field. That’s going to throw you off at least a little bit, right?
I particularly like Cincy’s all-white uniforms, but the all-black ones are great too. I like the way they use the color scheme (red, black and white) and the accents, such as the thrash marks on the sides of the pants. The helmet logo is also pretty cool and the letters and numbers are in a sharp-looking font that matches it.
I’ll be the first one to admit that I don’t like all of Oregon’s uniforms, but I love the majority of them.
The Ducks have had countless uniform combinations to play with over the last several years and like to unveil new ones almost every season. The Nike Pro Combat ones they wore in their season-opener against LSU last season are my personal favorites. I love the dark, stealthy look they have about them, and the lime green accents add just the right amount of flair.
Which uniforms are in your top five?
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