List of NCAA football teams by wins

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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. 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 910 wins. The all-time win leaders in the FCS Subdivision and Divisions II and III are the Yale Bulldogs (869 wins), Pittsburg State Gorillas (660 wins), and the Wittenberg Tigers (707 wins), respectively.

Measured in winning percentage, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish lead all other programs. The leader in winning percentage leaders in the FCS Subdivision and Divisions II and III are Grambling Tigers (.706), Grand Valley State Lakers (.732), and Saint John's Johnnies (.707), respectively.

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


Teams ranked by total wins[edit]

Updated as of December 21, 2012

The followings list displays the record for all NCAA football programs with 600 or more wins.

Rank Team Won Lost Tied Pct. Games Δ since end of 2012 Season
1 Michigan 910 321 36 .732 1267
2 Yale 877 359 55 .701 1291
3 Texas 875 338 33 .715 1246
4 Notre Dame 874 305 42 .733 1221
5 Nebraska 860 354 40 .702 1254
6 Ohio State1 849 316 53 .719 1218
7 Oklahoma 836 310 53 .719 1199
8 Harvard 832 383 50 .677 1265
9 Alabama2 832 321 43 .714 1191
10 Penn 826 468 42 .634 1336
11 Tennessee 804 361 53 .682 1217
12 Princeton 791 392 50 .662 1233
13 Southern California 3 786 319 54 .701 1159
14 Georgia 759 402 54 .647 1215
15 LSU 743 393 47 .648 1183
16 Penn State4 723 365 41 .659 1129
17 Wittenberg 717 350 31 .667 1098 +1
18 (T) Auburn 714 414 47 .628 1175 -1
18 (T) Mount Union 714 382 38 .646 1134 +2
20 West Virginia 708 463 45 .601 1216 -1
21 Virginia Tech 702 441 46 .610 1189 +1
22 Syracuse 701 500 49 .580 1249 -1
23 Texas A&M 700 452 48 .601 1192
24 Georgia Tech 693 468 43 .593 1204
25 Washington & Jefferson 689 380 40 .639 1109
26 Arkansas 684 460 40 .595 1184
27 Pitt 683 497 42 .576 1222
28 Florida 680 387 40 .632 1107 +2
29 Washington 679 424 50 .611 1152
30 Colorado 675 463 36 .590 1174 -2
31 Miami (OH) 668 410 44 .615 1122
32 Clemson 668 450 45 .594 1163
33 Navy 664 536 57 .551 1257
34 (T) Widener 662 404 39 .617 1105 +6
34 (T) Dartmouth 662 441 46 .596 1149 -1
36 (T) Delaware 661 426 43 .604 1130 -3
36 (T) Pittsburg State 661 332 47 .658 1040 +1
38 Lehigh 660 569 45 .536 1274 +3
39 Lafayette 659 565 39 .537 1263 -2
41 (T) Army 654 481 51 .573 1186 -2
41 (T) North Carolina6 654 503 54 .562 1211 +2
42 Minnesota 652 488 44 .569 1184 -1
43 North Dakota State 641 365 34 .634 1054
44 Michigan State 645 437 44 .593 1125
45 Wisconsin 643 476 53 .571 1172
46 Tuskegee 640 351 49 .637 1040
47 California5 637 496 51 .560 1184 -4
48 Dayton 634 352 25 .639 1011
49 Wabash 633 379 59 .619 1071 +4
50 Williams 632 352 47 .636 1031 -2
51 (T) Missouri 630 532 52 .540 1214 +1
51 (T) Virginia 630 563 48 .527 1241 -1
53 Cornell 629 485 34 .563 1148 -1
54 (T) Utah 628 435 31 .588 1094 +1
54 (T) Boston College 628 454 37 .578 1119 -4
54 (T) Ole Miss 628 492 35 .559 1155
57 (T) Northern Iowa 625 389 47 .611 1061
57 (T) Rutgers 625 608 42 .507 1275 +1
59 (T) Maryland 617 553 43 .526 1213
59 (T) North Dakota 617 375 30 .618 1022
61 Colgate 616 457 50 .571 1123
62 Holy Cross 606 487 55 .552 1148
63 Amherst 605 407 54 .593 1066 N/A
64 (T) Oregon 604 471 46 .559 1121 N/A
64 (T) Hillsdale 603 400 46 .597 1049 N/A
65 TCU 600 520 57 .534 1177 N/A

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Chart notes
  1. Ohio State had 12 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 2010 football season.
  2. 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.
  3. Southern California had 13 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 2004 & 2005 football seasons.
  4. Penn State had 112 victories vacated by the NCAA between the 1998-2011 football seasons.
  5. California had 4 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 1999 football season.
  6. North Carolina had 16 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 2008 & 2009 football seasons.

Teams ranked by winning percentage[edit]

Updated as of December 21, 2012

The following list displays the record for all NCAA football programs with a winning percentage of .666 or higher, with a minimum of 100 games.

Rank Team Won Lost Tied Pct. Games Δ since end of 2011 Season
1 Notre Dame 874 305 42 .733 1221
2 Michigan 910 321 36 .732 1267
3 Grand Valley State 338 123 3 .732 464 -1
4 Boise State 387 148 2 .723 537
5 Oklahoma 831 309 53 .719 1193
6 Ohio State 837 316 53 .716 1206 +1
7 Texas 866 334 33 .716 1233 -1
8 Alabama 827 321 43 .712 1191
9 Bentley 178 72 1 .711 251
10 St. John's (MN) 583 237 24 .705 844
11 Southern California 786 318 54 .702 1158 +2
12 Nebraska 856 352 40 .702 1248 +2
13 Yale 871 355 55 .701 1281 -1
14 Grambling 524 223 15 .698 762 -3
15 Thomas More 166 72 0 .697 238
16 Wesley 202 89 1 .693 292
17 Valdosta State 242 108 3 .690 353 +1
18 Tennessee 800 354 53 .684 1207 -1
19 Linfield 550 249 30 .682 829 +1
20 Texas A&M–Kingsville 587 274 16 .678 877 -1
21 Harvard 829 383 50 .677 1262 -1
22 West Chester 547 257 17 .677 821 -1
23 Wisconsin-Whitewater 529 251 21 .674 801 +1
24 Wisconsin–La Crosse 535 253 40 .670 828 -1
25 Florida State 484 237 17 .667 738 N/A
26 Wittenberg 717 350 31 .667 1098 N/A

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