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 leads all other football programs across all divisions with 953 wins. The all-time win leaders in the FCS Subdivision and Divisions II and III are the Yale Bulldogs (907 wins), Pittsburg State Gorillas (711 wins), and the Mount Union Purple Raiders (798 wins), respectively.

Measured in winning percentage, Mary Hardin–Baylor (Division III) lead all other programs with a winning percentage of .852. The leaders in winning percentage of teams in the Division I Subdivisions (FBS and FCS) and Division II are Michigan Wolverines (.730), Yale Bulldogs (.698), Grand Valley State Lakers (.738), respectively.

On October 12, 2016, Grand Valley State University announced that it had overtaken the University of Michigan as the record holder for all-time college football winning percentage (for schools with over 500 games played, not taking division into consideration).[1]

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

Key[edit]

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

Teams ranked by total wins[edit]

Updated as of January 8, 2019 for FBS,[2] FCS,[3] Division II,[4] and Division III.[5]

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

Rank Team Won Lost Tied Pct. [a] Games
1 Michigan 953 342 36 .730 1331
2 Ohio State [b] 911 325 53 .727 1289
3 Texas 908 370 33 .705 1311
4 Yale 907 379 55 .697 1341
5 Alabama [c] 905 329 43 .726 1277
6 (T) Notre Dame [d] 897 324 42 .727 1263
6 (T) Nebraska 897 388 40 .692 1325
8 Oklahoma 896 325 53 .724 1274
9 Penn State 887 391 41 .688 1319
10 Harvard 875 397 50 .681 1322
11 Penn 856 495 42 .630 1393
12 USC [e] 839 346 54 .699 1239
13 Tennessee 838 390 53 .675 1281
14 Princeton 832 411 50 .663 1293
15 Georgia 819 423 54 .653 1296
16 Mount Union 798 387 38 .668 1223
17 LSU 797 415 47 .652 1259
18 Wittenberg 773 360 31 .677 1164
19 Auburn 767 441 47 .630 1255
20 West Virginia 750 497 45 .598 1292
21 (T) Washington & Jefferson 744 392 40 .650 1176
21 (T) Clemson 744 459 45 .614 1248
23 Virginia Tech 743 473 46 .607 1262
24 Texas A&M 741 481 48 .602 1270
25 (T) Washington Huskies 748 438 50 .625 1234
25 (T) Georgia Tech 735 502 43 .591 1280
27 (T) North Dakota State 725 371 34 .657 1123
27 (T) Florida 725 418 40 .630 1183
29 Pittsburgh 724 534 42 .573 1300
30 Syracuse 719 540 49 .568 1308
31 Arkansas 715 504 40 .584 1259
32 (T) Pittsburg State 711 351 47 .662 1109
32 (T) Navy 711 568 57 .554 1336
34 Dartmouth 706 457 46 .603 1209
35 (T) Wisconsin 705 495 53 .584 1253
35 (T) Colorado 705 508 36 .579 1249
37 Widener 703 427 39 .618 1169
38 Michigan State 701 459 44 .600 1204
39 Delaware 696 460 43 .598 1199
40 Minnesota 695 522 44 .569 1261
41 Lehigh 694 603 45 .534 1342
42 Army 692 518 51 .569 1261
43 (T) Tuskegee 691 370 49 .645 1110
43 (T) North Carolina [f] 691 542 54 .558 1287
45 Miami (OH) 690 461 44 .596 1195
46 Wabash 689 388 59 .632 1136
47 Dayton 679 374 25 .641 1078
48 Lafayette 678 613 39 .524 1330
49 (T) Utah 677 464 31 .591 1172
49 (T) Missouri 677 563 52 .544 1292
51 Ole Miss 671 524 35 .560 1230
52 Northern Iowa 670 421 47 .609 1138
53 California [g] 668 539 51 .551 1258
54 Boston College 666 492 37 .573 1195
55 (T) Oregon 657 497 46 .567 1200
55 (T) Virginia 657 610 48 .518 1315
57 Colgate 656 488 50 .570 1194
58 Stanford 653 459 49 .584 1161
59 TCU 651 547 57 .541 1255
60 Rutgers 650 657 42 .497 1349
61 (T) Williams 649 385 47 .622 1081
61 (T) Iowa 649 558 39 .537 1246
61 (T) Maryland 649 596 43 .521 1288
64 Amherst 647 415 54 .604 1116
65 (T) North Dakota 644 405 30 .611 1079
65 (T) Cornell 644 530 34 .547 1208
67 St. John's (MN) 641 249 24 .714 914
68 Hillsdale 639 431 46 .593 1116
69 Franklin & Marshall 634 495 47 .559 1176
70 Carson-Newman 633 338 31 .647 1002
71 (T) Central Oklahoma 632 415 47 .599 1094
71 (T) Holy Cross 632 529 55 .542 1216
73 Miami (FL) 630 360 19 .634 1009
74 Villanova 622 486 41 .559 1149
75 (T) Central (IA) 621 328 26 .650 975
75 (T) Albion 621 417 43 .594 1081
75 (T) Tulsa 621 502 27 .552 1150
75 (T) Drake 621 515 29 .545 1165
79 (T) St. Thomas (MN) 619 347 32 .636 998
79 (T) Westminster (PA) 619 436 54 .583 1109
81 (T) Centre 618 418 37 .593 1073
81 (T) Central Michigan 618 422 36 .591 1076
83 (T) Appalachian State 617 335 29 .644 981
83 (T) Louisiana Tech 617 460 37 .570 1114
85 Kentucky 616 621 44 .498 1281
86 (T) Arizona State 614 394 24 .607 1032
86 (T) Purdue 614 567 48 .519 1229
86 (T) Cincinnati 614 589 51 .510 1254
89 (T) Coe 613 401 37 .601 1051
89 (T) Arizona 613 465 33 .567 1111
89 (T) Brown 613 586 40 .511 1239
92 Texas A&M-Kingsville 610 317 16 .655 943
93 (T) Linfield 609 259 30 .695 898
93 (T) Fresno State 609 424 27 .587 1060
93 (T) South Carolina 609 578 44 .513 1231
96 Furman 608 476 38 .559 1122
97 Illinois 606 593 50 .505 1249
98 Vanderbilt 606 620 50 .495 1276
99 (T) West Chester 605 273 17 .685 895
99 (T) UCLA 605 421 37 .587 1063
101 Wisconsin-Whitewater 603 257 21 .696 881
102 Eastern Kentucky 602 386 38 .605 1026
103 (T) South Dakota State 601 465 36 .562 1102
103 (T) Bucknell 601 593 51 .503 1245
104 NC State 600 575 55 .510 1230
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 has had 21 victories vacated, 8 wins and 1 tie forfeited 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.

Teams ranked by winning percentage[edit]

Updated as of January 8, 2019

The following list displays the record for all NCAA football programs with a winning percentage of .667 or higher, with a minimum of 100 games.

Rank Team Won Lost Tied Pct. Games
1 Mary Hardin-Baylor 225 39 0 .852 264
2 Grand Valley State[1] 398 140 3 .738 541
3 Michigan 953 342 36 .730 1331
4 (T) Ohio State 911 325 53 .727 1289
4 (T) Notre Dame[a] 897 324 42 .727 1263
4 (T) Boise State 448 168 2 .727 618
6 Alabama [b] 905 329 43 .726 1277
8 Oklahoma 896 325 53 .724 1274
9 Thomas More 216 85 0 .718 301
10 St. John's (MN) 641 249 24 .714 914
11 Wesley 260 105 1 .712 366
12 Texas 908 370 33 .705 1311
13 Valdosta State 294 125 3 .700 422
14 USC [c] 839 346 54 .699 1239
15 Yale 907 379 55 .697 1341
16 Wisconsin-Whitewater 603 257 21 .696 881
17 Linfield 609 259 30 .695 898
18 Grambling 569 247 15 .694 831
19 Nebraska 897 388 40 .692 1325
20 Penn State 887 391 41 .688 1319
21 West Chester 605 273 17 .685 895
22 Harvard 875 397 50 .681 1322
23 Wittenberg 773 360 31 .677 1164
24 (T) Tennessee 838 390 53 .675 1281
24 (T) Florida State [d] 544 257 17 .675 818
26 Indiana (PA) 568 270 23 .673 861
27 Mount Union 798 387 38 .668 1223

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Chart notes
  1. ^ Notre Dame has had 21 victories vacated, as a result of NCAA sanctions.
  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. ^ USC had 13 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 2004 & 2005 football seasons.
  4. ^ FSU had 12 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 2006 & 2007 football seasons.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Grand Valley St. | NCAA.com". NCAA.com. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  2. ^ "2018 NCAA FBS Records" (PDF).
  3. ^ "2018 NCAA FCS Records" (PDF).
  4. ^ "2018 NCAA Division II Records" (PDF).
  5. ^ "2018 NCAA Division III Records" (PDF).
  6. ^ "2018 NCAA FBS Records" (PDF).
  7. ^ "2018 NCAA FCS Records" (PDF).
  8. ^ "2018 NCAA Division II Records" (PDF).
  9. ^ "2018 NCAA Division III Records" (PDF).