Since there was no tournament in which to determine a National Championship, I question the claim. It was awarded by a media outlet at the time, not by any authority within the colleges/universities. That does not ignore the fact that the UNC team that year was superior to many others, it just was not a title won in competition. - Posted by jmwbrd
Neither is any NCAA football championship before the BCS but I challenge you to convince Alabama, Notre Dame, Nebraska, and all the others that they're claim to national title is no good.