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 (902 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 (.731), 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 August 4, 2018 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 953 340 36 .731 1329
2 Yale 902 374 55 .698 1331
3 Oklahoma 901 325 53 .724 1275
4 Texas 900 366 33 .705 1297
5 Ohio State [b] 899 324 53 .725 1277
6 Notre Dame [c] 897 345 42 .715 1284
7 Alabama [d] 895 328 43 .724 1262
8 Nebraska 893 380 40 .695 1313
9 Penn State 878 387 41 .688 1306
10 Harvard 869 393 50 .681 1312
11 Penn 850 491 42 .630 1383
12 USC [e] 834 339 54 .702 1227
13 Tennessee 834 383 53 .677 1270
14 Princeton 822 411 50 .660 1283
15 Georgia 809 420 54 .651 1283
16 Mount Union 798 387 38 .668 1223
17 LSU 790 412 47 .650 1246
18 Wittenberg 773 360 31 .677 1164
19 Auburn 766 436 47 .630 1242
20 Washington & Jefferson 744 392 40 .650 1176
21 West Virginia 742 493 45 .597 1280
22 Washington Huskies 739 435 50 .624 1224
23 Virginia Tech 737 466 46 .608 1249
24 Texas A&M 733 477 48 .602 1258
25 Clemson 730 459 45 .610 1234
26 Georgia Tech 728 496 50 .591 1274
27 Pittsburgh 717 527 42 .574 1286
28 Florida 715 415 40 .628 1170
29 Arkansas 713 494 40 .588 1247
30 Pittsburg State 711 351 47 .662 1109
31 North Dakota State 710 371 34 .652 1115
32 Syracuse 710 537 49 .566 1296
33 Navy 708 558 57 .557 1323
34 Widener 703 427 39 .618 1169
35 Colorado 700 501 36 .580 1237
36 (T) Wisconsin 697 490 53 .583 1240
36 (T) Dartmouth 697 456 46 .601 1199
38 Michigan State 694 453 44 .601 1191
39 (T) Tuskegee 691 370 49 .645 1110
39 (T) Lehigh 691 595 45 .536 1331
41 (T) Wabash 689 388 59 .632 1136
41 (T) Delaware 689 455 43 .599 1187
41 (T) North Carolina [f] 689 533 54 .561 1276
44 Minnesota 688 516 44 .569 1248
45 Miami (OH) 684 455 44 .597 1183
46 Army 681 516 51 .566 1248
47 Lafayette 675 605 39 .527 1319
48 Dayton 673 369 25 .642 1067
49 Missouri 669 558 52 .543 1279
50 Utah 668 459 31 .590 1158
51 Ole Miss 666 517 35 .561 1218
52 Northern Iowa 663 415 47 .610 1125
53 California [g] 661 543 51 .547 1245
54 Boston College 659 487 37 .573 1183
55 (T) Williams 649 385 47 .622 1081
55 (T) Virginia 649 605 48 .517 1302
55 (T) Rutgers 649 646 42 .501 1337
58 Oregon 648 493 46 .565 1187
59 Amherst 647 415 54 .604 1116
60 Colgate 646 486 50 .568 1182
61 (T) North Dakota 644 405 30 .611 1079
61 (T) Stanford 644 455 49 .582 1148
61 (T) TCU 644 541 57 .541 1242
61 (T) Maryland 644 589 43 .522 1276
65 (T) St. John's (MN) 641 249 24 .714 914
65 (T) Cornell 641 523 34 .549 1198
67 Iowa 640 554 39 .535 1233
68 Hillsdale 639 431 46 .593 1116
69 Franklin & Marshall 634 495 47 .559 1176
70 Carson-Newman 633 338 31 .647 1002
71 Central Oklahoma 632 415 47 .599 1094
72 Holy Cross 627 523 55 .543 1205
73 Miami (FL) 623 354 19 .635 996
74 (T) Central (IA) 621 328 26 .650 975
74 (T) Albion 621 417 43 .594 1081
76 (T) St. Thomas (MN) 619 347 32 .636 998
76 (T) Westminster (PA) 619 436 54 .583 1109
78 (T) Centre 618 418 37 .593 1073
78 (T) Tulsa 618 493 27 .555 1138
80 (T) Central Michigan 617 411 36 .597 1064
80 (T) Villanova 617 480 41 .560 1138
82 Drake 614 511 29 .545 1154
83 Coe 613 401 37 .601 1051
84 Brown 612 577 40 .514 1229
85 Texas A&M-Kingsville 610 317 16 .655 943
86 (T) Linfield 609 259 30 .695 898
86 (T) Louisiana Tech 609 455 37 .570 1101
88 (T) Arizona 608 458 33 .568 1099
88 (T) Purdue 608 560 48 .520 1216
90 Arizona State 607 388 24 .607 1019
91 Kentucky 606 618 44 .495 1268
92 West Chester 605 273 17 .685 895
93 (T) Wisconsin-Whitewater 603 257 21 .696 881
93 (T) Cincinnati 603 587 51 .506 1241
95 (T) UCLA 602 412 37 .590 1051
95 (T) Furman 602 472 38 .558 1112
95 (T) South Carolina 602 572 44 .512 1218
95 (T) Illinois 602 585 50 .507 1237
99 (T) Bucknell 600 583 51 .507 1234
99 (T) Vanderbilt 600 613 50 .495 1263
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. ^ Notre Dame has had 21 victories vacated, as a result of NCAA sanctions.
  4. ^ Alabama has had 21 victories vacated, 8 wins and 1 tie forfeited 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 August 4, 2018

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 953 340 36 .731 1329
4 Boise State 438 165 2 .726 605
5 (T) Notre Dame[a] 889 324 42 .725 1273
5 (T) Ohio State 900 324 53 .725 1275
7 Alabama [b] 895 328 43 .724 1262
8 Oklahoma 884 323 53 .723 1260
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 897 366 33 .705 1296
13 USC [c] 834 339 54 .702 1227
14 Valdosta State 294 125 3 .700 422
15 Yale 902 374 55 .698 1331
16 Wisconsin-Whitewater 603 257 21 .696 881
17 (T) Nebraska 893 380 40 .695 1313
17 (T) Linfield 609 259 30 .695 898
19 Grambling 563 244 15 .694 822
20 Penn State 878 387 41 .688 1306
21 West Chester 605 273 17 .685 895
22 Harvard 869 393 50 .681 1312
23 Florida State [d] 539 250 17 .679 806
24(T) Tennessee 833 383 53 .677 1269
24 (T) Wittenberg 773 360 31 .677 1164
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).