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List of NCAA Football Teams by Wins

This is a list of the college football teams with the most wins in the history of college football as measured in both total wins and winning percentage, as of January 14, 2021. It includes teams from the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS),[1] formerly known as Division I-A, Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS),[2] formerly known as Division I-AA, Division II,[3] and Division III.[4]

Measured in total wins, the Michigan Wolverines lead all other football programs across all divisions with 964 wins. The all-time win leaders in the FCS Subdivision and Divisions II and III are the Yale Bulldogs (916 wins), Pittsburg State Gorillas (719 wins), and the Mount Union Purple Raiders (809 wins), respectively.

Measured in winning percentage, the Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders (Division III) lead all other programs with a winning percentage of .844. The leaders in winning percentage of teams in the Division I Subdivisions (FBS and FCS) and Division II are the Ohio State Buckeyes (.730), Yale Bulldogs (.698), and the Grand Valley State Lakers (.738), respectively.

The lists below reflect official results after vacated and forfeited games.

Key

Division I FBS programs
Division I FCS programs
Division II programs
Division III programs


Teams ranked by total wins

The following list displays the records for the top 100 winningest football programs in the NCAA.

Updated based on 2020 NCAA Football Records for FBS,[5] FCS,[6] Division II,[7] and Division III,[8] representing data as January 14, 2021.

Rank Team Won Lost Tied Pct.[a] Games
1 Michigan 964 348 36 .727 1350
2 Alabama[b] 946 332 44 .724 1322
3 Ohio State[c] 931 327 53 .730 1311
4 Texas 923 378 33 .704 1334
5 Notre Dame[d] 918 328 42 .729 1288
6 Oklahoma 917 329 53 .726 1299
7 Yale 916 380 55 .698 1351
8 Nebraska 905 400 40 .687 1345
9 Penn State 902 398 41 .688 1341
10 Harvard 879 403 50 .679 1332
11 Penn 861 500 42 .629 1403
12 Southern California[e] 852 352 54 .699 1258
13 Tennessee 849 402 53 .671 1304
14 Princeton 840 413 50 .664 1303
15 Georgia 839 427 54 .656 1320
16 LSU 817 420 47 .655 1284
17 Mount Union 809 388 38 .670 1235
18 Auburn 782 450 47 .630 1279
19 Wittenberg 780 363 31 .678 1174
20 Clemson 768 462 45 .620 1275
21 West Virginia 761 508 45 .596 1314
22 Virginia Tech 756 484 46 .606 1286
23 Texas A&M 758 487 48 .605 1293
24 Washington & Jefferson 752 395 40 .650 1187
25 Washington 746 455 50 .616 1251
26 Florida 743 424 40 .632 1207
27 North Dakota State 742 371 34 .661 1147
28 Georgia Tech 741 518 43 .586 1302
29 Pittsburgh 738 544 42 .573 1324
30 (T) Syracuse 725 557 49 .563 1331
30 (T) Navy 725 577 57 .554 1359
32 Arkansas 720 521 40 .579 1281
33 (T) Wisconsin 719 502 53 .585 1274
33 (T) Pittsburg State 719 358 47 .661 1124
35 Dartmouth 715 458 46 .605 1219
36 Colorado 714 517 36 .577 1267
37 (T) Michigan State 710 470 44 .600 1224
37 (T) Widener 710 432 39 .618 1181
39 Minnesota 709 528 44 .571 1280
40 (T) North Carolina[f] 706 552 54 .559 1312
40 (T) Army 706 529 51 .568 1286
42 Delaware 701 467 43 .597 1211
43 (T) Miami (OH) 700 468 44 .596 1212
43 (T) Lehigh 700 611 45 .533 1356
45 (T) Tuskegee 696 375 49 .643 1120
45 (T) Wabash 696 392 59 .633 1147
47 Utah 691 469 31 .593 1191
48 Missouri 688 574 52 .544 1314
49 Dayton 687 377 25 .642 1089
50 Lafayette 682 621 39 .523 1342
51 Northern Iowa 680 426 47 .610 1153
52 Boston College 678 504 37 .572 1219
53 California[g] 677 547 51 .552 1262
54 Oregon 673 502 46 .570 1221
55 Virginia 671 620 48 .519 1339
56 Iowa 665 563 39 .540 1267
57 TCU 662 558 57 .540 1277
58 Stanford 661 469 49 .581 1179
59 Colgate 660 496 50 .568 1206
60 North Dakota 657 415 30 .610 1102
61 Williams 656 387 47 .623 1090
62 Rutgers 655 673 42 .494 1370
63 Maryland 654 608 43 .518 1305
64 St. John's (MN) 653 251 24 .717 928
65 Amherst 651 420 54 .603 1125
66 (T) Appalachian State 648 342 29 .649 1019
66 (T) Cornell 648 536 34 .546 1218
68 Ole Miss [h] 646 537 35 .545 1218
69 Hillsdale 645 436 46 .593 1127
70 Miami (FL) 644 370 19 .632 1033
71 Carson-Newman 642 341 31 .648 1014
72 Franklin & Marshall 641 499 47 .560 1186
73 Holy Cross 639 535 55 .542 1229
74 Central Oklahoma 638 421 47 .598 1106
75 Cincinnati 634 593 51 .513 1278
76 Louisiana Tech 632 468 37 .572 1137
77 (T) Tulsa 631 513 27 .552 1171
77 (T) Central (IA) 631 330 26 .652 989
77 (T) Villanova 631 490 41 .561 1162
80 (T) Kentucky 629 632 44 .499 1305
80 (T) Central Michigan 629 431 36 .591 1096
80 (T) Albion 629 419 43 .596 1091
83 (T) Westminster (PA) 627 440 54 .583 1120
83 (T) Drake 627 520 29 .545 1176
85 Arizona State 624 401 24 .607 1049
86 Centre 623 423 37 .592 1083
87 Purdue 620 579 48 .517 1247
88 Coe 619 405 37 .601 1061
89 (T) Arizona 617 478 33 .564 1128
89 (T) Linfield 617 261 30 .696 908
91 (T) Fresno State 616 435 27 .584 1078
91 (T) Furman 616 481 38 .559 1135
93 (T) South Carolina 615 594 44 .511 1253
93 (T) Wisconsin-Whitewater 615 260 21 .698 896
93 (T) Brown 615 594 40 .508 1248
96 (T) Illinois 614 606 50 .504 1270
96 (T) West Chester 614 276 17 .686 907
98 (T) UCLA 612 433 37 .585 1083
98 (T) NC State 612 587 55 .508 1254
98 (T) Texas A&M-Kingsville 612 326 16 .650 954
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Vanderbilt 609 638 50 .488 1297
Baylor 609 584 44 .512 1237
Eastern Kentucky 609 391 38 .605 1038
South Dakota State 609 470 36 .562 1115
Oklahoma State 608 560 48 .518 1216
Chart notes
  1. ^ Win percentage counts each tie as 0.5 win.
  2. ^ Alabama has had 21 victories vacated, 8 wins and 1 tie forfeited as a result of NCAA sanctions.
  3. ^ Ohio State has had 12 victories vacated as a result of NCAA sanctions.
  4. ^ Notre Dame has had 21 victories vacated, as a result of NCAA sanctions.
  5. ^ USC had 13 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 2004 & 2005 football seasons.
  6. ^ North Carolina had 16 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 2008 & 2009 football seasons.
  7. ^ California had 4 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 1999 football season.
  8. ^ Forced to vacate 33 wins by NCAA.[9][10]

Teams ranked by winning percentage

The following list displays the record for all NCAA football programs with a winning percentage of .670 or higher, with a minimum of 250 games

Updated based on 2020 NCAA Football Records for FBS,[11] FCS,[12] Division II,[13] and Division III,[14] representing data as January 14, 2021.

Rank Team Won Lost Tied Pct.[a] Games
1 Mary Hardin-Baylor 211 39 0 .844 250
2 Grand Valley State 406 143 3 .7382 552
3 Ohio State[b] 931 327 53 .7304 1311
4 Alabama[c] 929 331 43 .7295 1303
5 Boise State 465 172 2 .7293 639
6 Notre Dame[d] 918 328 42 .7290 1288
7 Michigan 964 350 36 .7274 1350
8 Oklahoma 917 329 53 .7263 1299
9 St. John's (MN) 653 251 24 .717 928
10 Wesley 271 107 1 .716 378
11 Valdosta State 304 126 3 .706 433
12 Texas 923 378 33 .704 1334
13 USC[e] 852 352 54 .699 1258
14 Yale 916 380 55 .698 1351
15 Wisconsin-Whitewater 615 260 21 .698 896
16 Linfield 617 261 30 .696 908
17 Grambling 575 254 15 .690 844
18 Penn State 902 398 41 .688 1341
19 Nebraska 905 399 40 .687 1346
20 West Chester 614 276 17 .686 907
21 Harvard 879 403 50 .679 1322
22 Wittenberg 780 363 31 .678 1174
23 Indiana (PA) 578 272 23 .675 873
24 Tennessee 849 402 53 .671 1304
25 Mount Union 809 388 38 .670 1235
Chart notes
  1. ^ Win percentage counts each tie as 0.5 win.
  2. ^ Ohio State has had 12 victories vacated as a result of NCAA sanctions.
  3. ^ Alabama had 8 victories and 1 tie forfeited by the NCAA during the 1993 football season. Alabama had 21 victories vacated by the NCAA between the 2005-2007 football seasons.
  4. ^ Notre Dame has had 21 victories vacated, as a result of NCAA sanctions.
  5. ^ USC had 13 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 2004 & 2005 football seasons.

See also

References

  1. ^ "FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION RECORDS" (PDF).
  2. ^ "FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SUBDIVISION RECORDS" (PDF).
  3. ^ "DIVISION II FOOTBALL RECORDS" (PDF).
  4. ^ "DIVISION III FOOTBALL RECORDS" (PDF).
  5. ^ "FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION RECORDS" (PDF).
  6. ^ "FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SUBDIVISION RECORDS" (PDF).
  7. ^ "DIVISION II FOOTBALL RECORDS" (PDF).
  8. ^ "DIVISION III FOOTBALL RECORDS" (PDF).
  9. ^ https://wreg.com/news/ole-miss-football-forced-to-vacate-33-wins-after-investigation/
  10. ^ https://www.redcuprebellion.com/2019/3/1/18224511/ole-miss-vacated-wins-ncaa-sanctions-investigations
  11. ^ "FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION RECORDS" (PDF).
  12. ^ "FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SUBDIVISION RECORDS" (PDF).
  13. ^ "DIVISION II FOOTBALL RECORDS" (PDF).
  14. ^ "DIVISION III FOOTBALL RECORDS" (PDF).

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