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All-Time NCAA Football Wins

Can you guess the college football teams with the most all-time wins?
Through January 2023. Bowl subdivision only. Source.
We have adjusted the totals to add back in "vacated" wins, whatever that means.
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Last updated: January 14, 2023
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First submittedJuly 27, 2012
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Wins
Team
976
Michigan
971
Alabama
942
Ohio State
929
Notre Dame
928
Texas
928
Oklahoma
909
Penn State
908
Nebraska
869
USC
853
Georgia
Wins
Team
856
Tennessee
823
LSU
788
Auburn
778
Clemson
769
West Virginia
766
Texas A&M
763
Virginia Tech
749
Washington
749
Pittsburgh
749
Florida
Wins
Team
744
Georgia Tech
730
Syracuse
729
Arkansas
728
Wisconsin
726
North Carolina
729
Navy
718
Minnesota
721
Michigan State
718
Colorado
714
Army
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Level 20
Aug 18, 2012
some suprises on the list,the top ten are the who's who of college football
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Level 23
Mar 2, 2018
*nebraska
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Level 48
Aug 22, 2012
25/30....not too shabby. Go Blue!!!
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Level 43
Sep 2, 2012
Vacated wins should not be included, but "vacating" does not make sense. The team should have to forfeit games, not vacate.
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Level 86
Sep 12, 2016
How do you forfeit a game that has already been played?
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Level 21
Dec 16, 2012
1:10 left. GO BIG RED!!!
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Level 74
Sep 3, 2022
Well, that last decade...
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Level 48
Mar 8, 2013
25/30...Go Buffs!
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Level 58
Dec 3, 2013
You need to indicate "all-time wins for current FBS schools." Otherwise Yale, Penn, Harvard, Mount Union, Lehigh, and many others would on there.
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Level 61
Mar 21, 2014
Yeah, I tried several of those. Surprised that they weren't on here.
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Level ∞
Aug 8, 2014
Sorry. I added a "bowl subdivision only" note just now.
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Level 73
Apr 1, 2014
Was there any doubt about who would be on top. If I look straight down the list from Michigan I'd be able to see Ohio State if Texas, Notre Dame, Nebraska, and Alabama weren't in the way. :) Go Blue!
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Level 38
Sep 13, 2014
But at the current rate they won't be on top for long.
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Level 38
Jun 25, 2015
Agreed. Michigan is declining... Not that I mind though! Go Bucks!
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Level 86
Sep 12, 2016
You spoke too soon, it seems.
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Level 45
Mar 25, 2017
What about those 20 wins last two seasons combined? At this rate, it would take about 10-15 years for Bama to catch Michigan. It depends on what you count as a long time.
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Level 42
Sep 19, 2016
You're lucky UM had all of those "turn of the century" wins because during the Carr/Hoke/Rodriguez years, you had a much different tune......let's see if the booger eater can keep things going, I doubt it. GO BUCKS!!!!
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Level 82
May 30, 2014
Ah yes... There was a time when the Army-Navy actually meant something in the College Football world.
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Level 74
Sep 3, 2019
It still does. It's just bigger than football.
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Level 34
Jun 20, 2014
Midwest and deep south...
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Level 44
Nov 23, 2016
And Penn St
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Level 84
Sep 13, 2014
I guess VA Tech and when that wasn't accepted assumed they weren't on the list because I didn't think they had a very good record anyway. Just didn't know anyone else to guess..
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Level 84
Sep 13, 2014
Funny seeing them on here and yet no FSU. Had a lot of family that went to FSU including my sister who was there when they dominated the whole league. and then several years later when VT actually did well for a change everyone acted like it was a fluke. I guess things were different before the 90s? Or have been different in the last decade?
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Level 83
Sep 14, 2014
For the first half of the twentieth century, FSU was the Florida State College for Women. They have played a lot fewer seasons than most of the schools on this list.
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Level 84
Sep 14, 2014
yeah I assumed that the explanation was something along those lines. Thanks for filling me in. :) My uncle must have been among the first male students there. Generally the schools above are very old and well established. It would be a totally different quiz probably if they looked at win % instead of total wins, then newer schools would not be at such a disadvantage.
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Level ∞
Apr 29, 2016
VA Tech will work now
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Level 86
Sep 15, 2014
Better than I expected, all but Clemson and Auburn. Just drew a blank on those as non-state SEC schools.
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Level 74
Aug 31, 2019
Except that Clemson is in the ACC.
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Level 19
Jun 9, 2015
GO BIG RED!!!! 1:47 remaining

From the womb to the tomb, I bleed Husker Red

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Level 80
Jun 14, 2016
Not to be pedantic, but shouldn't the title be "NCAA"?
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Level 89
Jul 5, 2016
Given all the chatter on this page of 'vacating' titles, maybe they've changed it to the "National Corrupt Colleges Association?"
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Level 62
May 6, 2019
That's NCCA, not NCAA.
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Level 89
Feb 5, 2020
... Yes, but the title at the time read 'All-Time NCCA College Football Wins,' which was what dasims45 was referring to.
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Level 59
Sep 10, 2016
Bow... down... to Washington.
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Level 61
Sep 10, 2016
No
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Level 86
Sep 10, 2016
I knew the number one answer, but refused to type it. You should accept "That team up north," so I can get credit and still keep my dignity! ;) Go Bucks!
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Level 34
Feb 3, 2017
Absolutely! I'll leave it blank and take 29/30 all day.
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Level 53
Sep 12, 2016
Please accept WVU for West Virginia
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Level 56
Dec 10, 2016
WVU should be accepted for West Virginia
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Level 45
Feb 3, 2017
16/30 and I'm from the UK so I don't even watch NFL, just had to use basketball knowledge
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Level 66
Dec 20, 2018
This comment would fit whether UK means United Kingdom OR University of Kentucky!
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Level 76
Jan 30, 2020
These are college teams so two-thirds of them could be answered if one just names every US state, then names them again adding "state" to the name - Michigan (University of Michigan) and Michigan State (Michigan State University), etc.
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Level 45
Aug 20, 2017
American Football...
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Level 84
Jun 24, 2018
It says NCAA and even if it didn't what other form of "college football" is notable enough to form the basis of such a quiz?
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Level 49
Jun 14, 2018
Only got Miami of Ohio because Miami of FL should be higher.
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Level 53
Aug 31, 2019
How in the world does Alabama have 920 wins?
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Level 61
Jan 19, 2021
Nick Saban
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Level 83
Aug 2, 2021
...and boosters, and lots of green handshakes.
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Level 31
Aug 31, 2019
There should be sports badge or a football badge or something like that
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Level 50
Aug 31, 2019
WVU for West Virginia University please
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Level 74
Jan 30, 2020
WVU is pretty commonly used as an abbreviation for West Virginia University. It should be accepted.
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Level ∞
Jan 23, 2021
Okay
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Level 91
Jan 30, 2020
A forfeit is when a team can't play for various reasons, the game is not played, and their opponent is give a win - it is as if the game were played and the forfeiting team lost. A vacated win is when a game is played and then the winning team is later accused of something, found 'guilty', and as punishment, their wins are 'taken away' but their opponent is still credited with the loss ( i.e., no one is credited with a win for that game).
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Level ∞
Jan 13, 2022
We have always been at war with Eastasia.
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Level 16
Apr 22, 2021
I got 27/30
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Level 68
Sep 3, 2022
It's embarrassing that supposed institutions of higher education can't get together and make an accurate count of schools or show basic understanding of directions in their athletic conferences.

Big 10 - 14 members

Big 12 - 10 members

Southeastern Conference - includes Missouri?

Atlantic Coast Conference - includes Indiana?

Maybe the directors of these conferences can't afford the textbooks explaining what these apparently mysterious words mean.

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Level 42
Sep 3, 2022
I'm predicting that Alabama will surpass Michigan on this list.
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Level 77
Sep 3, 2022
Boo, crappy quiz Go Bucks!!! LOL
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Level 67
Jan 18, 2023
Michigan has 989 wins as of January 2023.