List of NCAA football teams by wins

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This is a list of the winningest college football teams 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 895 wins. The all-time win leaders in the FCS Subdivision and Divisions II and III are the Yale Bulldogs (869 wins), Pittsburg State Gorillas (659 wins), and the Wittenberg Tigers (707 wins), respectively.

Measured in winning percentage, the Michigan Wolverines lead all other programs with a .736 winning percentage. The leader in winning percentage leaders in the FCS Subdivision and Divisions II and III are Grambling Tigers (.706), Grand Valley State Lakers (.732), and Saint John's Johnnies (.707), respectively.

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No shadingDivision I FBS programs
Peach shadingDivision I FCS programs
Yellow shadingDivision II programs
Maize shadingDivision III programs

Teams ranked by total wins

Updated as of August 16, 2012

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

RankTeamWonLostTiedPct.Games
1Michigan89631136.7351243
2Yale86934755.7051271
3Texas86033033.7161221
4Notre Dame85330042.7311195
5Nebraska84634940.7011235
6Ohio State182831653.7131194
7Oklahoma82130753.7181181
8Harvard82138150.6761252
9Penn81846342.6341323
10Alabama281432043.7101177
11Tennessee79434753.6871194
12Princeton78638750.6631223
13Southern California 377931354.7031146
14Fordham74946053.6151262
15Georgia74740054.6441201
16LSU73339047.6471170
17Auburn71840547.6321163
18Penn State471536141.6581117
19Wittenberg70734831.6651086
20West Virginia70145745.6011203
21Mount Union69938238.6421119
22Syracuse69149149.5811231
23Virginia Tech68943546.6091170
24Georgia Tech68746143.5951191
25Washington & Jefferson68137740.6381098
26Texas A&M68145048.5981179
27Arkansas68045240.5971172
28Pitt67749042.5771209
29Colorado67445236.5961162
30Washington67041850.6111138
31Florida66938540.6301094
32Miami (OH)66440244.6181110
33Clemson65744845.5911150
34Delaware65642043.6051119
35Dartmouth65643746.5961139
36Navy65653157.5501244
37California565550052.5641207
38Pittsburg State65932947.6591030
39Lafayette65455939.5381252
40Army65247151.5771174
41Widener65140339.6131093
42Lehigh65056845.5321263
43Minnesota64648144.5701171
44North Carolina664649954.5611199
45Michigan State63843044.5941112
46Wisconsin63547053.5711158
47Tuskegee63134949.6371029
48Williams62834847.6371023
49Dayton62834725.6411000
50North Dakota State62736434.6281025
51Boston College62644437.5821107
52Virginia62655548.5291229
53Wabash62537759.6171061
54Cornell62547934.5641138
55Missouri62552552.5421202
56Utah62342831.5901082
57Ole Miss62148635.5591142
58Northern Iowa62038347.6131050
59Rutgers61660442.5051262
60Maryland61354543.5281201
61North Dakota61236930.6201011
62Colgate60845350.5701111
63Holy Cross60447855.5551137

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Chart notes
  1. Ohio State had 12 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 2010 football season.
  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. Southern California had 13 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 2004 & 2005 football seasons.
  4. Penn State had 112 victories vacated by the NCAA between the 1998-2011 football seasons.
  5. California had 4 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 1999 football season.
  6. North Carolina had 16 victories vacated by the NCAA during the 2008 & 2009 football seasons.

Teams ranked by winning percentage

Updated as of August 16, 2012

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.

RankTeamWonLostTiedPct.Games
1Michigan89531036.7361241
2Grand Valley State3301203.732453
3Notre Dame85330042.7311195
4Boise State3771462.720525
5Oklahoma82130753.7181181
6Texas85833033.7161221
7Ohio State82531653.7131194
8Alabama81432043.7101177
9St. John's (MN)57823224.707834
10Bentley170701.707241
11Grambling52321315.706751
12Yale86934755.7051271
13Southern California77931354.7031146
14Nebraska84634940.7011235
15Thomas More159690.697228
16Wesley192871.688280
17Tennessee79434753.6871194
18Valdosta State2301063.683339
19Texas A&M–Kingsville58126816.681865
20Linfield53924830.678817
21West Chester54025317.677810
22Harvard82138150.6761252
23Wisconsin–La Crosse53124740.674818
24Wisconsin-Whitewater52224821.673791
25Florida A&M56527722.667864

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