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 911 wins. The all-time win leaders in the FCS Subdivision and Divisions II and III are the Yale Bulldogs (876 wins), Pittsburg State Gorillas (671 wins), and the Mount Union (728 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 the Yale Bulldogs (.700), Grand Valley State Lakers (.733), and Thomas More Saints (.706), 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 September 29, 2014

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

Rank Team Won Lost Tied Pct. Games
1 Michigan 914 326 36 .730 1276
2 Notre Dame 881 306 42 .734 1229
3 Yale 876 360 55 .700 1291
4 Texas 879 344 33 .713 1256
5 Nebraska 873 358 40 .703 1271
6 Ohio State1 856 319 53 .719 1228
7 Oklahoma 848 314 53 .720 1215
8 Alabama2 845 324 43 .715 1212
9 Harvard 838 384 50 .678 1272
10 Penn 828 473 42 .632 1343
11 Tennessee 805 361 53 .682 1219
12 Princeton 799 394 50 .663 1243
13 Southern California 3 797 323 54 .702 1188
14 Georgia 768 407 54 .647 1229
15 LSU 754 396 47 .650 1197
16 Penn State4 731 370 41 .658 1254
17 Mount Union 728 383 38 .650 1149
18 Wittenberg 727 352 31 .669 1110
19 Auburn 727 416 47 .631 1190
20 West Virginia 712 472 45 .598 1229
21 Syracuse 707 502 49 .581 1258
22 Virginia Tech 703 441 46 .609 1188
23 Texas A&M 702 456 48 .602 1206
24 Georgia Tech 701 474 43 .593 1219
25 Washington & Jefferson 703 383 40 .640 1126
26 Pitt 691 503 42 .576 1236
27 Washington 689 428 50 .611 1166
28 Arkansas 687 470 40 .591 1197
29 Florida 684 395 40 .629 1119
30 Clemson 680 453 45 .596 1177
31 Colorado 679 472 36 .587 1187
32 Navy 673 541 57 .552 1271
33 North Dakota State 673 369 34 .641 1076
34 Pittsburg State 671 333 47 .661 1051
35 (T) Widener 668 408 39 .617 1114
35 (T) Miami (OH) 668 423 44 .608 1135
37 (T) Delaware 668 432 43 .603 1143
37 (T) Dartmouth 668 445 46 .596 1159
37 (T) Lehigh 668 572 45 .537 1285
40 Lafayette 664 572 39 .536 1275
41 North Carolina6 662 509 54 .562 1241
42 Minnesota 661 493 44 .570 1198
43 Michigan State 659 437 44 .597 1140
44 Army 657 490 51 .570 1198
45 Wisconsin 652 481 53 .572 1186
46 Tuskegee 649 353 49 .641 1051
47 Missouri 643 534 52 .544 1229
48 Wabash 642 380 59 .621 1081
49 Dayton 641 356 25 .639 1022
50 California5 639 507 51 .555 1201
51 Ole Miss 637 497 35 .560 1169
52 Boston College 636 460 37 .578 1133
53 (T) Utah 634 442 31 .587 1107
53 (T) Williams 634 358 47 .633 1039
55 (T) Northern Iowa 632 395 47 .610 1074
55 (T) Cornell 632 492 34 .560 1159
55 (T) Virginia 632 574 48 .523 1254
55 (T) Rutgers 632 615 42 .507 1289
59 Maryland 625 559 43 .527 1227
60 (T) North Dakota 620 384 30 .614 1034
60 (T) Colgate 620 466 50 .568 1136
62 Oregon 616 473 46 .563 1135
63 Amherst 612 408 54 .595 1074
64 Holy Cross 609 497 55 .548 1161
65 Hillsdale 608 406 53 .595 1067
66 (T) Stanford 606 440 49 .576 1095
66 (T) Iowa 606 536 39 .530 1181
68 TCU 605 528 57 .532 1190
69 Central Oklahoma 600 375 46 .610 1021

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Chart notes
  1. Win percentage counts each tie as 0.5 win
  2. Ohio State had 12 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 2010 football season.
  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. Southern California had 13 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 2004 & 2005 football seasons.
  5. Penn State had 112 victories vacated by the NCAA between the 1998-2011 football seasons.
  6. California had 4 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 1999 football season.
  7. North Carolina had 16 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 2008 & 2009 football seasons.

Teams ranked by winning percentage[edit]

Updated as of August 31, 2014

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
1 Notre Dame 875 305 42 .733(.7332) 1222
2 Grand Valley State 346 125 3 .733(.7331) 474
3 Michigan 911 321 36 .733(.7326) 1268
4 Oklahoma 843 312 53 .720 1208
5 Boise State 396 153 2 .719 552
6 Ohio State 850 318 53 .718 1233
7 Texas 876 339 33 .715 1248
8 Alabama 839 323 43 .714 1235
9 Thomas More 175 73 0 .706 248
10 St. John's (MN) 590 240 24 .705 854
11 Bentley 184 77 1 .704 262
12 Southern California 797 323 54 .702 1188
13 Nebraska 866 357 40 .702 1263
14 Yale 876 360 55 .700 1291
15 Wesley 212 92 1 .697 305
16 Grambling 525 234 15 .688 774
17 Valdosta State 248 112 3 .687 363
18 Linfield 561 250 30 .685 841
19 Tennessee 804 361 53 .682 1218
20 West Chester 560 259 17 .680 836
21 Wisconsin-Whitewater 544 251 21 .680 816
22 Harvard 838 384 50 .678 1272
23 Florida State 500 237 17 .674 766
24 Texas A&M–Kingsville 589 282 16 .673 887
25 Wittenberg 727 352 31 .669 1110
26 Wisconsin–La Crosse 538 260 40 .666 838
27 Indiana (PA) 522 256 23 .666 836

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