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 University of Michigan leads all other football programs across all divisions with 925 wins. The all-time win leaders in the FCS Subdivision and Divisions II and III are the Yale Bulldogs (890 wins), Pittsburg State Gorillas (687 wins), and the Mount Union Purple Raiders (755 wins), respectively.

Measured in winning percentage, Mary Hardin–Baylor lead all other programs with a winning percentage of .825. The leaders in winning percentage in the Division I Subdivisions and Divisions II and III are the Michigan Wolverines (.731), Yale Bulldogs (.700), Grand Valley State Lakers (.732), and Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders (.730), 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]

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 3, 2017

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 Michigan 935 333 36 .731 1304
2 Yale 890 369 55 .698 1314
3 Nebraska 889 371 40 .699 1300
4 Ohio State 888 357 33 .708 1278
5 Texas 891 359 33 .723 1283
6 Alabama [b] 878 326 43 .720 1239
7 Notre Dame 874 319 42 .724 1253
8 Oklahoma 872 321 53 .721 1238
9 Harvard 860 385 50 .683 1295
10 Penn State 867 386 41 .686 1294
11 Penn 838 486 42 .629 1366
12 Tennessee 825 371 53 .682 1249
13 USC [c] 816 336 54 .699 1206
14 Princeton 811 405 50 .660 1266
15 Georgia 791 415 54 .649 1260
16 LSU 773 406 47 .650 1226
17 Mount Union 759 384 38 .659 1181
18 Wittenberg 748 356 31 .673 1135
19 Auburn 744 430 47 .629 1221
20 West Virginia 731 483 45 .598 1259
21 Texas A&M 722 467 48 .603 1237
22 Virginia Tech 722 459 46 .607 1227
23 Washington & Jefferson 718 388 40 .644 1146
24 Georgia Tech 717 488 43 .592 1248
25 Syracuse 714 524 49 .574 1287
26 (T) Washington 708 440 50 .612 1198
26 (T) Clemson 709 456 45 .605 1210
28 Pittsburgh 707 518 42 .575 1267
29 Arkansas 706 481 40 .590 1228
30 Florida 706 405 40 .631 1151
31 North Dakota State 698 372 34 .648 1105
32 Navy 695 549 57 .556 1301
33 Pittsburg State 691 341 47 .662 1079
34 Widener 689 414 39 .620 1142
35 Colorado 689 492 36 .581 1217
36 Dartmouth 687 449 46 .601 1182
37 Michigan State 683 443 44 .603 1170
38 North Carolina [d] 682 520 54 .564 1256
39 Delaware 680 446 43 .600 1169
40 Lehigh 680 587 45 .535 1312
41 Minnesota 678 506 44 .570 1228
42 Wisconsin 684 489 53 .580 1226
43 Miami (OH) 679 448 44 .599 1164
44 Lafayette 671 592 39 .530 1302
45 Army 667 509 51 .564 1227
46 Tuskegee 663 357 49 .643 1069
47 Dayton 662 363 25 .642 1050
48 Missouri 660 547 52 .545 1259
49 Ole Miss 658 506 35 .563 1199
50 Utah 657 450 31 .591 1138
51 Wabash 655 383 59 .624 1097
52 California [e] 654 521 51 .554 1226
53 Northern Iowa 652 406 47 .611 1105
54 Boston College 649 477 37 .574 1163
55 Rutgers 645 631 42 .505 1318
56 Virginia 643 591 48 .520 1282
57 Oregon 639 482 46 .567 1167
58 Maryland 638 575 43 .525 1256
59 Cornell 637 510 34 .554 1181
60 Williams 636 366 47 .629 1039
61 Colgate 635 480 50 .567 1165
62 North Dakota 635 396 30 .613 1061
63 TCU 630 534 57 .539 1221
64 (T) Stanford 628 448 49 .580 1125
64 (T) Iowa 628 547 39 .533 1213
66 Holy Cross 621 512 55 .546 1188
67 Hillsdale 615 415 53 .592 1076
68 Amherst 614 408 54 .596 1076
69 Tulsa 610 481 27 .558 1118
70 (T) Miami (FL) 609 347 19 .634 975
70 (T) Franklin & Marshall 608 484 47 .554 1139
72 (T) Brown 607 565 40 .517 1212
72 (T) Carson-Newman 607 324 31 .647 962
72 (T) Villanova 607 471 41 .561 1119
75 Central Michigan 606 402 36 .598 1044
76 (T) St. John's (MN) 604 243 24 .707 871
77 Central Oklahoma 603 383 46 .607 1032
78 Alma 602 506 29 .542 1137
79 Arizona 601 552 33 .521 1032
80 Albion 600 401 43 .599 1044

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Chart notes
  1. ^ Win percentage counts each tie as 0.5 win.
  2. ^ Alabama has had 21 victories vacated, 8 wins and 1 tie forfeited as a result of NCAA sanctions.
  3. ^ USC had 13 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 2004 & 2005 football seasons.
  4. ^ North Carolina had 16 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 2008 & 2009 football seasons.
  5. ^ California had 4 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 1999 football season.
[f] Notre Dame to have 21 Wins vacated for the 2012-2013 season (appeal pending)

Teams ranked by winning percentage[edit]

Updated as of January 14, 2016

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 UMHB 181 38 0 .826 219
4 Grand Valley State[1] 377 137 3 .732 517
2 Michigan 929 331 36 .731 1296
3 Notre Dame 893 316 42 .731 1251
5 Boise State 417 159 2 .723 578
6 (T) Ohio State 875 320 53 .722 1248
6 (T) Oklahoma 872 321 53 .721 1233
8 Alabama [a] 864 326 43 .718 1233
9 Texas 886 353 33 .710 1272
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 (T) Yale 890 366 55 .700 1311
13 (T) USC [b] 813 333 54 .700 1200
15 Nebraska 880 368 40 .699 1288
16 Bentley 188 83 1 .693 272
17 Valdosta State 258 115 3 .690 376
18 (T) Linfield 572 252 30 .687 854
18 (T) Grambling 532 238 15 .687 785
20 (T) Penn State 856 382 41 .685 1279
20 (T) Wisconsin-Whitewater 559 251 21 .685 831
22 (T) Harvard 857 385 50 .683 1292
22 (T) West Chester 571 261 17 .683 849
24 (T) Tennessee 820 371 53 .680 1244
24 (T) Florida State [c] 522 241 17 .680 780
26 Wittenberg 736 354 31 .670 1121
27 (T) Texas A&M–Kingsville 591 291 16 .667 898
27 (T) Coastal Carolina 104 52 0 .667 156

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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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