Longest NCAA Division I football winning streaks

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In American college football the longest NCAA Division I winning streak is held by the University of Oklahoma Sooners, who won 47 consecutive games between 1953 and 1957. The longest FCS winning streak is held by the North Dakota State Bison who won 33 consecutive games between 2012 and 2014.

NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision[edit]

The following is a list of the longest winning streaks in NCAA Division I FBS of 25 games or more through the 2016 season.[1]

# Team Streak Spoiler Seasons
1. Oklahoma 47 Notre Dame 1953–1957
2. Washington^ 40 Oregon State 1908–1914
3. Yale 37 Princeton 1887–1889
Yale 37 Princeton 1890–1893
5. Toledo 35 Tampa 1969–1971
6. Penn 34 Lafayette 1894–1896
Miami (FL) 34 Ohio State 2000–2003
8. Penn 31 Harvard 1896–1898
Pittsburgh 31 Cleveland Naval Reserve 1914–1918
Oklahoma 31 Kentucky 1948–1950
11. Texas 30 Notre Dame‡ 1968–1970
12. Michigan 29 Minnesota 1901–1903
Miami (FL) 29 Alabama 1990–1993
Florida State 29 Oregon 2012–2014
15. Michigan State 28 Purdue 1950–1953
Oklahoma 28 Kansas 1973–1975
Alabama 28 Mississippi State 1978–1980
18. Michigan 26 Chicago 1903–1905
Cornell 26 Williams 1921–1924
Nebraska 26 Arizona State 1994–1996
Alabama 26 Clemson# 2015–2016
22. USC 25 Oregon State† 1931–1933
Army 25 Notre Dame 1944–1946
Michigan 25 Army 1946–1949
San Diego State 25 Utah State 1965–1967
BYU 25 UCLA 1983–1985

^ Streak was part of Division I's longest unbeaten streak of 64 games (60–0–4) between 1907 and 1917.[2][3]
Indicates a streak ended by a tie.
Indicates a streak ended in a bowl game.
# Indicates a streak ended in CFP National Championship.

NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision[edit]

The following is a list of the longest winning streaks in NCAA Division I FCS through the 2016 season. Only schools that have been FCS members for five years are eligible for inclusion.[4]

# Teams Streak Spoiler Season(s)
1. North Dakota State 33 Northern Iowa 2012–2014
2. James Madison 26[5] North Dakota State 2016–2017
3. Penn 24 Columbia 1992–1995
Montana 24 Eastern Washington 2001–2002
4. Harvard 22 Penn 2013–2015
5. Montana 21 Marshall 1995–1996
Colgate 21 Delaware 2002–2003
7. Holy Cross 20 Army 1990–1992
Dayton 20 Cal Poly 1996–1997
9. Duquesne 19 Robert Morris 1995–1996
10. Eastern Kentucky 18 Western Kentucky 1982–1983
Davidson 18 Jacksonville 1999–2001
San Diego 18 UC Davis 2005–2006
13. Robert Morris 17 Buffalo 1999–2000
Penn 17 Villanova 2002–2004
Appalachian State 17 Wofford 2006–2007
Richmond 17 Villanova 2008–2009
17. Georgia Southern 16 Middle Tennessee 1989–1990
Sam Houston State 16 North Dakota State 2010–2011
19. Marshall 15 moved to FBS 1996
Dartmouth 15 Lehigh 1996–1997
21 Delaware 14 Lehigh 1979–1980
Youngstown State 14 Kent State 1994
Georgia Southern 14 Massachusetts 1998
Charleston Southern 14 Liberty 2005–2006
Montana 14 Villanova 2009
North Dakota State 14 South Dakota St. 2015–2016

Indicates a tie ended the winning streak.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 NCAA FBS Football Record Book" (pdf). NCAA.org. NCAA. 2016. p. 176. Retrieved December 2, 2017. 
  2. ^ "NCAA FBS Football Record Book" (pdf). NCAA.org. NCAA. p. 117. 
  3. ^ "2015 Washington Football Information" (pdf). gohuskies.com. UW. p. 52. 
  4. ^ "2017 NCAA FCS Football Record Book" (pdf). NCAA.org. NCAA. 2017. p. 82. Retrieved December 2, 2017. 
  5. ^ "In epic title game, North Dakota State edge James Madison to win back FCS throne".