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 (876 wins), Pittsburg State Gorillas (671 wins), and the Mount Union (728 wins), respectively.

Measured in winning percentage, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Grand Valley State Lakers 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 July 6, 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 910 321 36 .732 1267
2 Yale 876 360 55 .700 1291
3 Texas 875 339 33 .715 1247
4 Notre Dame 874 305 42 .733 1221
5 Nebraska 865 357 40 .701 1262
6 Ohio State1 849 318 53 .718 1232
7 Oklahoma 842 312 53 .720 1207
8 (T) Alabama2 838 323 43 .714 1234
8 (T) Harvard 838 384 50 .678 1272
10 Penn 828 473 42 .632 1343
11 Tennessee 804 361 53 .682 1218
12 Princeton 799 394 50 .663 1243
13 Southern California 3 796 323 54 .702 1187
14 Georgia 767 407 54 .647 1228
15 LSU 753 396 47 .649 1196
16 Penn State4 730 370 41 .658 1253
17 Mount Union 728 383 38 .650 1149
18 Wittenberg 727 352 31 .669 1110
19 Auburn 726 416 47 .630 1189
20 West Virginia 712 471 45 .598 1228
21 Syracuse 706 502 49 .581 1257
22 Virginia Tech 704 446 46 .608 1196
23 Texas A&M 701 456 48 .602 1205
24 Georgia Tech 700 474 43 .593 1218
25 Washington & Jefferson 697 383 40 .640 1120
26 Pitt 690 503 42 .576 1235
27 Washington 688 428 50 .611 1166
28 Arkansas 687 469 40 .591 1196
29 Florida 684 395 40 .629 1119
30 Clemson 680 452 45 .597 1176
31 Colorado 679 471 36 .588 1186
32 Navy 673 540 57 .552 1270
33 Pittsburg State 671 333 47 .661 1051
34 (T) Widener 668 408 39 .617 1114
34 (T) Miami (OH) 668 422 44 .608 1134
34 (T) Delaware 668 431 43 .604 1142
34 (T) Dartmouth 668 445 46 .596 1159
34 (T) Lehigh 668 572 45 .537 1285
39 Lafayette 664 572 39 .536 1275
40 North Carolina6 661 509 54 .562 1240
41 Minnesota 660 493 44 .570 1197
42 Michigan State 658 437 44 .597 1139
43 Army 657 490 51 .570 1198
44 North Dakota State 656 365 34 .638 1055
45 Wisconsin 652 480 53 .573 1185
46 Tuskegee 649 353 49 .641 1051
47 (T) Wabash 642 380 59 .621 1081
47 (T) Missouri 642 534 52 .544 1228
49 Dayton 641 356 25 .639 1022
50 California5 638 507 51 .555 1200
51 Ole Miss 636 497 35 .560 1168
52 Boston College 635 460 37 .577 1132
53 Utah 633 442 31 .586 1106
54 Williams 634 358 47 .633 1039
55 (T) Northern Iowa 632 394 47 .611 1073
55 (T) Cornell 632 492 34 .560 1159
55 (T) Virginia 632 573 48 .524 1253
58 Rutgers 631 615 42 .506 1288
59 Maryland 624 559 43 .527 1226
60 (T) North Dakota 620 383 30 .615 1033
60 (T) Colgate 620 465 50 .568 1135
62 Oregon 615 473 46 .563 1134
63 Amherst 612 408 54 .595 1074
64 Holy Cross 609 496 55 .549 1160
65 Hillsdale 608 406 53 .595 1067
66 (T) Stanford 605 440 49 .575 1094
66 (T) Iowa 605 536 39 .529 1180
68 TCU 604 528 57 .532 1189

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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 July 6, 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 874 305 42 .733 1221
2 Grand Valley State 346 125 3 .733 474
3 Michigan 910 321 36 .732 1267
4 Boise State 396 153 2 .721 551
5 Oklahoma 842 312 53 .720 1207
6 Ohio State 849 318 53 .718 1232
7 Texas 875 339 33 .715 1247
8 Alabama 838 323 43 .714 1234
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 796 323 54 .702 1187
13 Nebraska 865 357 40 .701 1262
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 499 237 17 .674 765
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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