In the following order:
Notre Dame v Michigan State 1966
Nebraska v Oklahoma 1971
UCLA v USC 1967
Texas v Arkansas 1969
Texas v USC 2005
Ranking includes all-Americans and future all-pros participating, quality of the coaches involved and quality/excitement of the game.
USC Notre Dame 1974 55-24 USC came from down 24-0 and scored 55 straight points in 17 minutes top that
USC/ND 1988 felt like one to me. I responded poorly to its outcome. Maybe because I was quite young.
5 GOOD SELECTIONS
But if you're going to give much weight to the quality and excitement of the game, the ND-MSU game can't come out on top. 10-10 tie with a surrender at the end.
I'd put Nebraska-Oklahoma #1, SC-Texas #2.