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I live in Texas, and they love them some football down here. But you know what? I grew up in Michigan, and we sure-as-shit love some football too! We’re the Big Ten, we don’t mess about when it comes to the gridiron. So I ask you, which team has the best all-time winning record? Basically, you could argue that the winningest program is the best college program of all time – the number one winner when it comes to football?
I asked some folks I work with, and the answers were pretty consistent:
· Florida State
· Miami (Florida, not Ohio)
These are all great football schools, no doubt. Very funny to me, not a single Big Ten school listed. Should I be upset? No, I’m sure folks in the Midwest would have all 11 Big Ten schools on the list. (Well, not Northwestern).
So, not to leaving you hanging, here is the definitive list. Going back 140 years (through 2009), and using the NCAA as the source, here are the top 10 schools and the percentage of winning games:
1. Michigan 73.982%
2. Notre Dame 73.639%
3. Texas 71.785%
4. Oklahoma 71.648%
5. Ohio State 71.508%
6. Alabama 70.855%
7. Southern Cal 70.614%
8. Nebraska 70.101%
9. Tennessee 69.420%
10. Penn State 68.934%
Three of the top 10 are Big Ten schools. I like that.
The University of Michigan is number one. I hate that.
I’m a Michigan State University grad, and always hated Michigan football growing up. For the record, my MSU Spartans came in 31 at 58.993%.
If you want to see the big list, click here.
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