List of NCAA Football Teams By Wins: Winningest College Football Programs

    The four teams that makeup the 2023-24 College Football Playoffs are among the winningest programs in college football history, including No. 1 Michigan.

    College football dates back over 150 years ago. It’s a sport steeped in tradition. The rich history of college football includes some of the country’s top sporting moments and most iconic teams.

    Most of those iconic teams find themselves on the list of all-time winningest college football teams.

    NCAA Football Teams By Wins

    As of Monday, January 1, 2024, only one college football program has reached the illustrious four-digit win mark. The Michigan Wolverines became the first program to win 1,000 games when they knocked off the Maryland Terrapins in Week 12 of the 2023 college football season.

    No other team has come close to the 1,000-win mark just yet, and the next two closest teams would need at least two more seasons to reach the mark set by Michigan.

    Here are the all-time winningest college football teams in college football history:

    1) Michigan Wolverines – 1,003 (.733 win percentage)

    2) Alabama Crimson Tide – 965 (.734)

    3) Ohio State Buckeyes – 964 (.734)

    4) Notre Dame Fighting Irish – 948 (.730)

    4) Texas Longhorns – 949 (.703)

    6) Oklahoma Sooners – 944 (.726)

    7) Yale Bulldogs – 936 (.698)

    8) Penn State Nittany Lions – 930 (.689)

    9) Nebraska Cornhuskers – 917 (.680)

    10) Harvard Crimson – 901 (.676)

    11) Georgia Bulldogs – 881 (.666)

    12) Penn – 878 (.630)

    13) USC Trojans – 675 (.695)

    14) Tennessee Volunteers – 964 (.669)

    15) Princeton Tigers – 862 (.665)

    16) Mount Union Purple Raiders – 854 (.677)

    17) LSU Tigers – 805 (.644)

    18) Auburn Tigers – 799 (.625)

    18) Wittenberg Tigers – 799 (.676)

    20) Clemson Tigers – 798 (.624)

    21) North Dakota State Bison – 785 (.668)

    22) Washington & Jefferson Presidents – 781 (.654)

    22) West Virginia Mountaineers – 781 (.594)

    24) Texas A&M Aggies – 778 (.603)

    25) Washington Huskies – 773 (.620)

    The College Football Playoffs in 2023-24 host four of the most noticeable programs across the country. The Michigan Wolverines, owners of the No. 1 seed entering the Playoffs also entered with the most wins in college football history, by a large margin.

    Michigan drew the Alabama Crimson Tide in the first semifinal of the College Football Playoff, pitting the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in terms of total victories as a program against one another.

    Texas, No. 4 on the all-time list, entered the College Football Playoffs with a chance to be able to break their tie with Notre Dame as the Fighting Irish tied the Longhorns with their postseason victory over Oregon State.

    Washington just recently cracked the top 25 with their 13-0 regular season in 2023. The Huskies toppled Virginia Tech for 25th place and will stick there until the 2024 season, at least.

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