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 915 wins. The all-time win leaders in the FCS Subdivision and Divisions II and III are the Yale Bulldogs (884 wins), Pittsburg State Gorillas (671 wins), and the Mount Union Purple Raiders (728 wins), respectively.

Measured in winning percentage, Mary Hardin-Baylor lead all other programs with a winning percentage of .825. The leader in winning percentage leaders in the Division I Subdivision and Divisions II and III are the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (.732), Yale Bulldogs (.701), Grand Valley State Lakers (.730), and Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders (.825), 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 January 13, 2015

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

Rank Team Won Lost Tied Pct. [a] Games
1 University of Michigan 915 329 36 .729 1279
2 Yale 884 362 55 .701 1301
3 Notre Dame 882 310 42 .732 1234
4 Texas 881 346 33 .712 1260
5 Nebraska 874 361 40 .712 1275
6 Ohio State 863 319 39 .720 1221
7 (T) Alabama 850 325 43 .723 1218
7 (T) Oklahoma 850 317 53 .718 1220
9 Penn State 849 376 41 .687 1266
10 Harvard 848 383 50 .681 1282
11 Penn 830 481 42 .629 1353
12 Tennessee 811 367 53 .680 1231
13 Southern California [b] 805 327 54 .702 1186
14 Princeton 804 399 50 .662 1253
15 Georgia 777 410 54 .648 1241
16 Louisiana State 761 401 47 .649 1209
17 Mount Union 742 384 38 .654 1164
18 Wittenberg 736 354 31 .670 1121
19 Auburn 734 421 47 .630 1202
20 West Virginia 719 477 45 .598 1241
21 (T) Georgia Tech 711 477 43 .595 1231
21 (T) Virginia Tech 711 452 46 .607 1209
23 Texas A&M 709 461 48 .602 1218
24 Syracuse 708 513 49 .577 1270
25 Washington & Jefferson 707 385 40 .642 1132
26 (T) Pittsburgh 696 510 42 .575 1248
26 (T) Washington 696 434 50 .611 1180
28 (T) Arkansas 691 475 40 .591 1209
28 (T) Florida 691 400 40 .629 1131
30 Clemson 689 455 45 .598 1189
31 (T) Colorado 681 481 36 .583 1198
31 (T) Navy 681 545 57 .553 1283
31 (T) Pittsburg State 681 335 47 .663 1063
34 Widener 680 409 39 .620 1128
35 Dartmouth 676 447 46 .598 1169
36 Delaware 674 437 43 .603 1154
37 (T) Lehigh 671 580 45 .535 1296
37 (T) North Dakota State 671 366 34 .642 1071
39 (T) Lafayette 669 578 39 .535 1286
39 (T) Michigan State 669 439 44 .600 1152
41 (T) Miami (OH) 668 423 44 .608 1135
41 (T) Minnesota 668 498 44 .570 1210
43 North Carolina [c] 667 516 54 .561 1237
44 Wisconsin 663 483 53 .575 1199
45 Army 661 498 51 .567 1203
46 Tuskegee 658 357 49 .641 1064
47 Missouri 653 537 52 .547 1242
48 Wabash 652 382 59 .624 1093
49 Dayton 649 359 25 .640 1033
50 Ole Miss 645 501 35 .561 1181
51 California [d] 643 514 51 .553 1208
52 (T) Boston College 642 466 37 .577 1145
52 (T) Utah 642 446 31 .588 1119
54 Northern Iowa 641 399 47 .611 1087
55 Rutgers 639 620 42 .507 1301
56 Virginia 637 580 48 .523 1265
57 Williams 636 364 47 .630 1037
58 Cornell 633 501 34 .557 1168
59 Maryland 631 565 43 .527 1239
60 Oregon 628 475 46 .567 1149
61 (T) Colgate 625 472 50 .567 1147
61 (T) North Dakota 625 390 30 .612 1045
63 TCU 616 529 57 .536 1202
64 (T) Holy Cross 613 504 55 .547 1172
64 (T) Stanford 613 445 49 .576 1107
66 (T) Amherst 612 408 54 .595 1074
66 (T) Hillsdale 612 413 53 .592 1071
66 (T) Iowa 612 542 39 .529 1193
69 Carson-Newman 605 321 31 .648 957
70 Franklin & Marshall 604 483 47 .553 1134
71 Central Oklahoma 602 379 46 .609 1027
72 Brown 601 558 40 .518 1199
73 (T) Albion 600 397 43 .598 1040
73 (T) St. John's (MN) 600 242 24 .707 866
73 (T) Tulsa 600 473 27 .558 1100

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Chart notes
  1. ^ Win percentage counts each tie as 0.5 win.
  2. ^ USC had 13 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 2004 & 2005 football seasons.
  3. ^ North Carolina had 16 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 2008 & 2009 football seasons.
  4. ^ California had 4 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 1999 football season.

Teams ranked by winning percentage[edit]

Updated as of January 13, 2015

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 Mary Hardin-Baylor 170 36 0 .825 206
2 Notre Dame 882 310 42 .732 1234
3 Grand Valley State 356 131 3 .730 490
4 Michigan 915 328 36 .729 1279
5 Boise State 408 155 2 .724 565
6 Ohio State 863 319 53 .720 1235
7 Oklahoma 850 317 53 .718 1220
8 Alabama [a] 850 325 43 .716 1218
9 Texas 881 346 33 .712 1260
10 Thomas More 183 75 0 .709 258
11 St. John's (MN) 600 242 24 .707 866
12 Wesley 224 94 1 .704 319
13 Southern California [b] 805 327 54 .702 1186
14 (T) Yale 884 362 55 .701 1301
14 (T) Nebraska 874 361 40 .701 1275
16 Bentley 188 83 1 .693 272
17 Valdosta State 258 115 3 .690 376
18 (T) Penn State 849 376 41 .687 1266
18 (T) Linfield 572 252 30 .687 854
18 (T) Grambling 532 238 15 .687 785
21 Wisconsin-Whitewater 559 251 21 .685 831
22 West Chester 571 261 17 .683 849
23 Harvard 848 384 50 .681 1282
24 Tennessee 811 367 53 .680 1231
25 Florida State [c] 512 238 17 .679 767
26 Wittenberg 736 354 31 .670 1121
27 Texas A&M–Kingsville 591 291 16 .667 898

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Chart notes
  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ USC had 13 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 2004 & 2005 football seasons.
  3. ^ FSU had 12 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 2006 & 2007 football seasons.

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