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This is a list of the winningest college football teams in the history of college football as measured in both total wins and winning percentage. It includes teams from the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), formerly known as Division I-A, Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), formerly known as Division I-AA, Division II and Division III.

Measured in total wins, the Michigan Wolverines lead all other football programs across all divisions with 886 wins.[1] The all-time win leaders in the FCS Subdivision and Divisions II and III are the Yale Bulldogs (862 wins),[2] Pittsburg State Gorillas (697 wins),[3] and the Wittenberg Tigers (638 wins),[4] respectively.

Measured in winning percentage, the Michigan Wolverines lead all other programs with a .736 winning percentage. The highest winning percentages in the FCS Subdivision and Divisions II and III are held by the Georgia Southern Eagles (.724),[2] Grand Valley State Lakers (.729),[3] and the Saint John's Johnnies (.708),[4] respectively.

KeyEdit

No shading Division I FBS programs
Peach shading Division I FCS programs
Yellow shading Division II programs
Maize shading Division III programs
G Games played through the 2009 college football season
PS Points scored through the 2009 college football season
APS Average points scored per game through the 2009 college football season
PA Points allowed through the 2009 college football season
APA Average points allowed per game through the 2009 college football season
Delta Difference between points scored and points allowed through the 2009 college football season
AD Average delta between points scored and points allowed per game through the 2009 college football season

Teams ranked by total winsEdit

Updated as of November 1, 2010

The following list displays the record for all NCAA football programs with 550 or more wins.

Rank Team W L T Pct. G PS APS PA APA Delta AD
1Michigan[1]88730836.73512152992924.61344811.11648113.6
2Yale[2]86334955.70312512698121.61292810.31405311.2
3Texas[1]84932233.71911962885824.01521412.71364411.4
4Notre Dame[1]84529542.73311692940425.21446812.41493612.8
5Nebraska[1]83334241.70212082992824.61555112.81437711.8
6Ohio State[1]83130953.71911932724223.11401211.91323011.2
7Penn State81635441.69112032752622.81484312.31268310.5
8Harvard[2]81137950.67412332501020.31378611.2112249.1
9Oklahoma80830353.71611643091626.81447112.51644514.2
10Penn[2]80846342.63113132550119.51669512.888066.7
11Alabama[1]79931743.70811512718823.61312611.41406212.2
12Princeton[2]78937450.67112062548221.11375011.4117329.7
13Tennessee[1]78533953.68911702603622.31477112.6112659.6
14USC[1]76631054.70211222684322.91416312.61268011.3
15Georgia[1]73539454.64411742434920.71601613.683337.1
16LSU71638847.64211432409421.11497313.191218.0
17Auburn[1]69840047.63011362317320.31546613.577076.7
18Wittenberg[4]69934531.664
19West Virginia[1]68745345.59911772392620.31784715.260795.2
20Syracuse68448249.58312072449420.31805115.064435.3
21Mount Union[4]68138737.63310972485822.71455413.3103049.4
22Georgia Tech67845243.59611652382320.41686514.469586.0
23Virginia Tech67343146.60511422275419.91576813.869866.1
24Washington & Jefferson[4]67237340.638
25Texas A&M67044348.59811532383220.71616614.076666.6
26Colorado66944036.60011372385820.91836016.154984.8
27Pitt66848142.57911832283419.31841315.644213.7
28Arkansas66544940.59411462313220.11685914.762735.5
29Washington65941150.61111132397721.51668015.072976.6
30Florida65937740.63110682363922.11539814.482417.7
31Miami (OH)65539444.61910842202820.21532814.167006.1
32North Carolina65249154.56711892201818.51788715.041313.5
33Lafayette[2]65054939.54112302225218.11925715.729952.4
33Dartmouth[2]64943246.59611202207419.71534113.767336.0
35Delaware[2]648 418 45.60411032297220.81662415.163485.8
36Navy64752357.55112192311919.01836615.147533.9
36California64749152.56611822287519.71847615.943993.8
36Army647459 51.58111492358020.51713814.964425.6
39Clemson64544145.59011232197919.61638514.655945.0
40Minnesota64147144.57411472428821.11844716.058415.1
41Widener[4]64040139.611
42Pittsburg State[3]63832747.65410072323823.11411314.091259.1
43Lehigh[2]63756745.52812412309518.62092516.921701.7
44Tuskegee[3]62834251.64010121985919.61346213.363976.3
45Michigan State62442644.59010852411922.11667315.374466.8
46Wisconsin620466 53.56811312249519.91791315.845824.0
47Williams[4]62134547.6361007
48Cornell[2]620470 34.567111721967 16453 55144.9
49Dayton[2]61934426.6399802179222.21302013.387729.0
50Mississippi61847335.564111821462 17811 36513.3
50Boston College618 435 37.58410822138919.71673515.546544.3
52Virginia61854648.530120422859 19790 30692.5
53Wabash[4]61538057.61210442096320.11449513.964686.2
54Missouri61451852.54111762220318.81958816.626152.2
55Utah613420 31.59110562414722.91833017.458175.5
56North Dakota State[2]611 361 34.6249982222722.31497115.0 72567.3
57Northern Iowa[2]61038047.611102921550 15843 57075.5
58Maryland608533 43.532117920505 19005 15001.3
58Rutgers607 595 42.505123721484 21105 3790.3
60North Dakota[3]60636230.6229902079521.01453614.762596.3
61Colgate[2]60144951.569109322216 17616 46004.2
62Holy Cross[2]59647455.554111720251 16836 34153.1
62Amherst[4]59640958.588105717197 13723 34743.3
64Central Oklahoma[3]58834846.622
65Hillsdale[3]58639246.595
66Iowa58451439.531112922149 19518 26312.3
67Franklin & Marshall[4]58146047.556108018083 15621 24622.3
68Purdue57949848.536111721925 18582 33433.0
69Texas Christian57651357.527113719515 18849 6660.6
70Brown[2]57554140.515114919603 18485 11181.0
71Albion[4]57538045.59899117967 13283 46844.7
72Carson–Newman[3]57430531.648
72Oregon57447046.548108220522 17792 27302.5
74Central Michigan57236436.60796320323 15429 48945.1
74Texas A&M – Kingsville[3]57226416.6818432066024.51281415.278469.3
76Kentucky57156344.503116921132 18585 25472.2
76Drake[2]57148830.538108020811 19007 18041.7
78Illinois57152550.520113820721 18701 2020
79Saint John's (MN)[4]57022824.7088141997324.5993012.21004312.3
79Villanova[2]57044439.560104519046 16654 23922.3
81Kansas56955658.505117520973 20831 1420.1
82Furman[2]56742438.569102120898 17355 3543
82Stanford56743349.564104121349 17782 3567
84Miami (FL)56631719.638893
85Westminster[4]56539053.586
86Bucknell[2]56354353.509115118972 18456 516
87Central (IA)[4]56229626.650876
88Arizona56141033.57599621322 17203 4119
89Tulsa56043327.5621012
90Coe[4]55836937.598
91Arizona State55334724.611916
91Louisiana Tech55241737.567998
93Fresno State55037227.594942

Teams ranked by winning percentageEdit

Updated as of October 27, 2010

The following list displays the record for all NCAA football programs with a winning percentage of .666 or higher.

Rank Team W L T Pct.
1Michigan[1]88430436.736
2Notre Dame[1]84129442.732
3Grand Valley State[3]3251203.729
4Georgia Southern[2]260991.724
5Texas[1]84932133.719
6Ohio State[1]83130953.719
7Oklahoma80530353.716
8Boise State3601442.713
9Bentley[3]162661.710
10Grambling[2]52321015.709
11Alabama[1]79931743.708
12Saint John's (MN)[4]56922824.708
13Yale[2]86234955.703
14Nebraska[1]83234241.702
15USC[1]76630954.702
16Penn State81535441.690
16Tennessee[1]78533853.690
16Florida A&M[2]55224318.690
19Valdosta State[3]2221003.688
20West Chester[3]53424517.682
21Texas A&M – Kingsville[3]57126416.680
22Wisconsin–La Crosse56425747.677
23Harvard[2]81037950.674
23Linfield[4]52524630.674
25Florida State[4]46922518.671
25Princeton[2]78937350.672
27Ithaca[4]44721811.669

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 "NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records". National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2009. pp. 62–63. http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/stats/football_records/DI/2010/2010FBS.pdf. Retrieved October 27, 2010.(The NCAA record book for the Football Bowl Subdivision reflects win-loss records through the 2009 season. Information on the 2010 season has been retrieved from the ESPN.com college football page.)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 "NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Records". National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2009. p. 172. http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/stats/football_records/DI/2009/2009FCS.pdf. Retrieved October 27, 2010.(The NCAA record book for the Football Championship Subdivision reflects win-loss records through the 2008 season. Information on 2009 and 2010 seasons has been retrieved from the web site of each college and university.)
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 "NCAA Division II Records". National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2008. p. 43. http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/stats/football_records/D2/2008/Division%20II.pdf. Retrieved October 27, 2010.(The NCAA guide reflects win-loss records through the 2007 season. Information on 2008, 2009, and 2010 seasons has been retrieved from the web site of each college and university.)
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 "NCAA Division III Records". National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2008. p. 87. http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/stats/football_records/D2/2008/Division%20III.pdf. Retrieved October 27, 2010.(The NCAA record book reflects win-loss records through the 2007 season. Information on 2008, 2009, and 2010 seasons has been retrieved from the web site of each college and university.)

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