All-Time College Football Wins

Ever wonder which school leads the nation in all-time college football wins? How about highest winning percentage or most games played? Wonder no more because Tex Noel has answered all those questions and more with the following charts. [Note all stats are current through the 2009 season only. They do not include wins or losses from the current, on-going season.]

And, we give you the definitive list of losers as well. We list them by college football teams with the most losses in history and the lowest winning percentage.

At the bottom is some BONUS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CHARTS that tell you which teams have won the most National Championships - so check them out too.

Ranking All-Time College Football Teams With Most Wins 1869-2010

Min. 500 Games Played

Rank Team Won Lost Tied Games W%
1 Michigan 884 308 36 1228 0.73453
2 Texas 850 325 33 1208 0.71730
3 Notre Dame 845 295 42 1182 0.73266
4 Nebraska 837 345 40 1222 0.70131
5 Ohio State 819 309 53 1181 0.71592
6 Penn State 818 357 42 1217 0.68940
7 Oklahoma 811 304 53 1168 0.71704
8 Alabama 802 319 43 1164 0.70747
9 Tennessee 789 340 53 1182 0.68993
10 USC 783 312 54 1149 0.70496

All-Time College Football Teams Highest Winning Percentage 1869-2010

Min. 500 Games Played

Rank Team Won Lost Tied W% Games
1 Michigan 884 308 36 0.7350 1228
2 Notre Dame 845 295 42 0.7330 1182
3 Texas 850 325 33 0.7173 1208
5 Ohio State 819 309 53 0.7160 1181
4 Oklahoma 811 304 53 0.7170 1168
6 Alabama 802 319 43 0.7070 1164
7 USC 783 312 54 0.7050 1149
8 Nebraska 837 345 40 0.7010 1222
9 Tennessee 789 340 53 0.6900 1182
10 Penn State 818 357 42 0.6890 1217

All-Time College Football Teams With Most Games Played 1869-2010

Min. 500 Games Played

Rank Team Won Lost Tied Games W%
1 Rutgers 610 600 42 1252 0.504
2 Navy 651 523 58 1232 0.552
3 Michigan 884 308 36 1228 0.735
4 Nebraska 837 345 40 1222 0.701
5 Syracuse 686 484 49 1219 0.583
6 Penn State 818 357 42 1217 0.689
7 Virginia 618 550 48 1216 0.528
8 Texas 850 325 33 1208 0.717
9 North Carolina 655 493 54 1202 0.568
10 Pittsburgh 671 483 42 1196 0.579

All-Time CFB Lowest Winning Percentage 1869-2010

Min. 500 Games Played

Rank Team Won Lost Tied Games W%
1 Kent 311 499 28 838 0.388
2 Idaho 305 468 26 799 0.398
3 Texas-El Paso 364 527 29 920 0.411
4 Wake Forest 412 602 33 1047 0.409
5 Louisiana-Monroe 251 352 19 622 0.419
6 Indiana 449 617 44 1110 0.424
7 Northwestern 468 628 42 1138 0.430
8 New Mexico State 422 566 32 1020 0.429
9 Kansas State 466 610 41 1117 0.436
10 Nevada-Las Vegas 209 273 4 486 0.434

All-Time CFB Most Losses in History 1869-2010

Min. 500 Games Played

Rank Team Won Lost Tied Games W%
1 Northwestern 468 628 42 1138 0.430
2 Indiana 449 617 44 1110 0.424
3 Kansas State 466 610 41 1117 0.434
4 Wake Forest 412 602 33 1047 0.411
5 Rutgers 610 600 42 1252 0.505
6 Iowa State 494 587 45 1126 0.4591
7 Tulane 488 583 38 1109 0.4585
8 Kentucky 573 565 44 1182 0.504
9 Vanderbilt 558 567 50 1175 0.499
10 New Mexico State 422 566 32 1020 0.433


Successful Teams: Official National Championship Era (Circa 1936)
Min. 500 Games

By Tex Noel/1st-N-Goal; StatHistorian/SEC SportsFan.com

Nat'l Championship Era:(1936-2010) College Football Teams With Highest Winning Percentage

Rank Team W L T W% GP
1 Oklahoma 624 201 22 0.750 847
2 Texas 588 240 15 0.706 843
3 Penn State 583 216 15 0.725 814
4 Ohio State 575 192 22 0.743 789
5 Tennessee 579 237 28 0.703 844
6t Alabama 574 232 24 0.706 830
6t Nebraska 574 258 13 0.687 845
8 USC 567 241 36 0.693 844
9 Michigan 565 225 17 0.711 807
10 Notre Dame 564 234 20 0.702 818

Nat'l Champ. Era (1936 - 2010):  College Football Teams  With Most Wins

Rank Team W L T W% GP
1 Boise State 231 69 2 0.7680 302
2 Oklahoma 624 201 22 0.7500 847
3 Ohio State 575 192 22 0.7430 789
4 Penn State 583 216 15 0.7250 814
5 Michigan 565 225 17 0.7110 807
6 Texas 588 240 15 0.7064 843
7 Tennessee 579 237 28 0.7030 844
8 Alabama 574 232 24 0.7160 830
9 Notre Dame 564 234 20 0.7010 818
10 USC 567 241 36 0.6930 844

Nat'l Champ. Era (1936 - 2010):  College Football Teams  With Most Wins

Rank Team W L T W% GP
1 Oklahoma 624 201 22 0.750 847
2 Texas 588 240 15 0.7064 843
3 Penn State 583 216 15 0.725 814
4 Tennessee 579 237 28 0.703 844
5 Ohio State 575 192 22 0.743 789
6 Alabama 574 232 24 0.7060 830
7 Nebraska 574 258 13 0.687 845
8 Michigan 565 225 17 0.7160 807
9 Notre Dame 564 234 20 0.711 818
10 USC 567 241 36 0.693 844

National Championship Era -- College Football Teams With Most Games Played

Rank Team W L T W% GP
1 Georgia 549 277 28 0.659 854
2 Oklahoma 624 201 22 0.750 847
3t Nebraska 574 258 13 0.687 845
3t USC 567 241 36 0.693 844
3t Texas 588 240 15 0.7064 843
3t Tennessee 579 237 28 0.703 844
7t Georgia Tech 487 335 21 0.590 843
7t Texas Tech 458 364 21 0.556 843
9 Louisiana State 526 286 28 0.643 840
10 Arkansas 494 327 18 0.600 839

Nat'l Champ. Era (1936-2010):College Football Most Team LOSSES

Most Losses

Rank Team Won Lost Tied Gms PLYD W%
1 Kansas State 301 489 15 805 0.38323
2 New Mexico State 271 487 8 766 0.35901
3 Vanderbilt 283 481 24 788 0.37437
4 Northwestern 289 465 14 761 0.380
5t Rice 321 471 19 811 0.40752
5t Tulane 307 471 18 796 0.39698
7 Texas-El Paso 297 465 18 780 0.39231
8 Indiana 296 462 17 775 0.3929
9 Wake Forest 323 459 17 799 0.41489
10 New Mexico 346 453 14 813 0.43419

National Championship Era -- College Football Teams With Lowest Winning Percentage

Lowest Winning %

Rank Team Won Lost Tied Gms Plyd W%
1 Kent 306 492 28 826 0.387
2 Idaho 299 461 26 786 0.397
3 Texas-El-Paso 358 520 29 907 0.4107
4 Wake Forest 409 593 33 1035 0.4111
5 Louisiana-Monroe 246 345 19 610 0.419
6 Indiana 444 610 44 1098 0.424
7 Northwestern 461 622 42 1125 0.428
8 New Mexico state 420 556 32 1008 0.432
9 Kansas State 459 604 41 1104 0.434
10 Temple 408 533 52 993 0.437

NC Era:  College Football Championships

Seasons Cons Selection Titles

Rank Team Seasons Total Titles
1 Notre Dame 9 20.5
2 Oklahoma 7 23
  USC 7 23
4 Alabama 8 19
  Ohio State 7 14.5
6 Nebraska 5 17
  Miami FL 5 20
8 Texas 4 14.5
  Minnesota 4 6
10 LSU 3 8
  Florida 3 12
  Michigan State 3 5.5

Rank Team Seasons Total Titles
1 Oklahoma 7 23
  USC 7 23
3 Notre Dame 9 20.5
4 Miami FL 5 20
5 Alabama 8 19
6 Nebraska 5 17
7 Ohio State 7 14.5
  Texas 4 14.5
9 Florida 3 12
10 Florida State 2 10

The last two charts are explained further at Explanation of Charts.

Seasons Number of Seasons #1
Cons Selectors Titles Composite Totals of AP, COACHES (UP; UPI; USA TODAY/CNN; USA TODAY/ESPN; USA TODAY), FWAA, NFFHF.
Winning Percent Stats courtesy of Stassen.com
In case of ties, team with the higher winning percentage was listed first.



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Curious which are the top teams that have won a lot of games, but never won a college football national championship? You'll find the answer at All-Time Winningnest Teams With No National Championship. Check out Top All Time College Football Team.


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