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The Winningest College Football Programs In Each State

We’re two weeks into college football. So, eCollegeFinder had a look at the winningest programs in each state. There are definitely some shockers on here. The “winningest” programs are determined on the amount of total wins in program history.

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Pretty illuminating map we got here. Pittsburg State has more wins than Kansas and Kansas State, which actually isn’t that shocking because Kansas State was once the worst college football program in history before Bill Snyder took over and Kansas football has been a joke for the majority of its feeble existence. Penn has more wins than Penn State. Northern Iowa has more wins than the Iowa Hawkeyes. Hot damn.

So who cracked the top 10?

  1. Michigan – Michigan Wolverines – 911 wins
  2. Connecticut – Yale Bulldogs – 876 wins
  3. Texas – Texas Longhorns – 876 wins
  4. Indiana – Notre Dame Fighting Irish – 875 wins
  5. Nebraska – Nebraska Cornhuskers – 866 wins
  6. Ohio – Ohio State Buckeyes – 849 wins
  7. Oklahoma – Oklahoma Sooners – 843 wins
  8. Alabama – Alabama Crimson Tide – 839 wins
  9. Massachusetts – Harvard Crimson – 838 wins
  10. Pennsylvania – Penn Quakers – 828 wins

How about by division?

  1. Division I FBS – 33 schools
  2. Division I FCS – 13 schools
  3. Division II – 1 school
  4. Division III – 1 school

Conference? (SPOILER ALERT: SEC! SEC! SEC!)

  1. Southeastern Conference – 9 schools
  2. Ivy League – 6 schools
  3. Pacific-12 Conference – 6 schools
  4. Big Ten Conference – 5 schools
  5. Atlantic Coast Conference – 4 schools
  6. Big 12 Conference – 4 schools
  7. Colonial Athletic Association – 3 schools
  8. Missouri Valley Football Conference – 3 schools
  9. Mountain West Conference– 3 schools
  10. Big Sky Conference – 2 schools
  11. Independent – 2 schools
  12. Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – 1 school
  13. New England Small College Athletic Conference – 1 school

And now, a detailed breakdown of each state:

Alabama

Alabama Crimson Tide

  • Record – 839-323-43
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (SEC)

Arizona

Arizona Wildcats

  • Record– 636 – 488 – 33
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (Pac-12)

Arkansas

Arkansas Razorbacks

  • Record– 687-470-40
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (SEC)

California

USC Trojans

  • Record– 797-323-54
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (Pac-12)

Colorado

Colorado Buffaloes

  • Record– 679-472-36
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (Pac-12)

Connecticut

Yale Bulldogs

  • Record– 876-360-55
  • Division and Conference – Division I FCS (Ivy)

Delaware

Delaware Blue Hens

  • Record– 668 – 432-43
  • Division and Conference – Division I FCS (Colonial)

Florida

Florida Gators

  • Record– 684-395-40
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (SEC)

Georgia

Georgia Bulldogs

  • Record– 768-407-54
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (SEC)

Idaho

Idaho State Bengals

  • Record– 449-463-20
  • Division and Conference – Division I FCS (Big Sky)

Illinois

Illinois Fighting Illini

  • Record– 586-552-51
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (Big Ten)

Indiana

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  • Record– 875-305-42
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (Independent)

Iowa

Northern Iowa Panthers

  • Record– 632-395-47
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (Missouri Valley)

Kansas

Pittsburg State Gorillas

  • Record– 671-333-47
  • Division and Conference – Division II (Mid-America)

Kentucky

Kentucky Wildcats

  • Record– 581-593-44
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (SEC)

Louisiana

LSU Tigers

  • Record– 754-396-47
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (SEC)

Maine

Maine Black Bears

  • Record– 569-413-33
  • Division and Conference – Division I FCS (Colonial)

Maryland

Navy Midshipmen

  • Record– 673-541-57
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (Independent)

Massachusetts

Harvard Crimson

  • Record– 838-384-50
  • Division and Conference – Division I FCS (Ivy)

Michigan

Michigan Wolverines

  • Record– 911-321-36
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (Big Ten)

Minnesota

Minnesota Golden Gophers

  • Record– 661-493-44
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (Big Ten)

Mississippi

Ole Miss Rebels

  • Record– 637-497-35
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (SEC)

Missouri

Missouri Tigers

  • Record– 643-534-52
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (SEC)

Montana

Montana Grizzlies

  • Record– 549-475-26
  • Division and Conference – Division I FCS (Big Sky)

Nebraska

Nebraska Cornhuskers

  • Record– 866-357-40
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (Big 10)

Nevada

Nevada Wolf Pack

  • Record– 528-454-33
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (Mountain West)

New Hampshire

Dartmouth Big Green

  • Record– 668-445-46
  • Division and Conference – Division I FCS (Ivy)

New Jersey

Princeton Tigers

  • Record– 799-394-50
  • Division and Conference – Division I FCS (Ivy)

New Mexico

New Mexico Lobos

  • Record– 451-536-31
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (Mountain West)

New York

Syracuse Orange

  • Record– 707-502-49
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (ACC)

North Carolina

North Carolina Tar Heels

  • Record– 662-509-54
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (ACC)

North Dakota

North Dakota State Bison

  • Record– 657-365-34
  • Division and Conference – Division I FCS (Missouri Valley)

Ohio

Ohio State Buckeyes

  • Record– 849-318-53
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (Big Ten)

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Sooners

  • Record– 843-312-53
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (Big 12)

Oregon

Oregon Ducks

  • Record– 616-473-46
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (Pac-12)

Pennsylvania

Penn Quakers

  • Record– 828-473-42
  • Division and Conference – Division I FCS (Ivy)

Rhode Island

Brown Bears

  • Record– 589-548-40
  • Division and Conference – Division I FCS (Ivy)

South Carolina

Clemson Tigers

  • Record– 680-453-45
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (ACC)

South Dakota

South Dakota State Jackrabbits

  • Record– 557-443-38
  • Division and Conference – Division I FCS (Missouri Valley)

Tennessee

Tennessee Volunteers

  • Record– 805-361-53
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (SEC)

Texas

Texas Longhorns

  • Record– 876-339-33
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (Big 12)

Utah

Utah Utes

  • Record– 634-442-31
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (Pac-12)

Vermont

Middlebury Panthers

  • Record– 424-401-42
  • Division and Conference – Division III (New England Small College Athletic Conference)

Virginia

Virginia Tech Hokies

  • Record– 705-446-46
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (ACC)

Washington

Washington Huskies

  • Record– 689-428-50
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (Pac-12)

West Virginia

West Virginia Mountaineers

  • Record– 712-472-45
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (Big 12)

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Badgers

  • Record– 652-481-53
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (Big Ten)

Wyoming

Wyoming Cowboys

  • Record– 486-520-28
  • Division and Conference – Division I FBS (Mountain West)

[via eCollegeFinder]

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Brian McGannon

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