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The Top Teams
L. JON WERTHEIM
December 28, 2009
In the 2000s, the champs among champs
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December 28, 2009

The Top Teams

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In the 2000s, the champs among champs

NFL

Patriots 2007

New England set a record for points (589) and was the first undefeated regular-season team of the 16-game era. Forget the Super Bowl loss to the Giants: The 18--1 Pats still won more games than the 1972 Dolphins (17--0).

Baseball

Yankees 2009

Dominant regular season? Check. Postseason? Check. Nailing both isn't as easy as you think: The '09 Yanks were the only team of the decade to win 100 games and the World Series.

College Football

Miami 2001

The Hurricanes went 12--0, won the national championship and outscored opponents 512--117. They also flooded the NFL with talent: This team produced 16 first-round picks and 10 future Pro Bowl players.

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