Boise State In Position For Historic Record

With two more seasons of seven or more wins, Boise State can become the 16th school in college football history to finish a decade with seven wins each year. The Broncos have won seven or more each year since 1999, making nine years in a row and eight this decade.

With its win over Fresno State, Boise State recorded its seventh win of the season against one defeat.  Fans and recruits should be able to recognize a pattern here, because the Broncos have won seven or more games every year since 1999.  With two more such seasons, Boise State can become the 16th school in the history of college football to win seven or more games each year in a decade.  (A decade is defined as beginning with a year ending in 0 and ending in a year ending with 9:  example 1950-1959, 1990-1999)


This achievement reflects consistent success, and shows the ability to win year in and year out.   Thus far, it has only been achieved 25 times in major college history and only 18 times in the last 100 years.    Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Texas, Texas Tech, Boston College, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Louisville, Miami of Florida, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech and Michigan have won seven or more every year this decade prior to 2007 and are still in line to record the feat.  Boston College, LSU, Ohio State and Oklahoma have already won seven this year and, like Boise State, need to do it two more years.  The others in the list need to notch their seventh this season and again the next two years. 


Oklahoma accomplished the feat three times (50's, 70's and 80's) and a similar performance this decade would set a record for the most times that one school has done it.  Nebraska accomplished the feat three times (70's, 80's and 90's) as well but will not do it this decade since the Cornhuskers finished 5-6 in 2004.   


Michigan and Penn State both won seven or more games each year of the 70's and 90's.  Notre Dame did it in the 40's and 70's.  Harvard, Pennsylvania and Yale achieved the feat twice in the 1890's and 1900's


BYU, Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, Virginia and Miami of Florida recorded the feat once in the 20th century.  Princeton did it once in the 19th century.


Noticeably absent from this list of schools are USC, Ohio State, Georgia, Iowa and Texas, although as noted above the Longhorns, Bulldogs and Buckeyes can achieve the feat this decade.


Only 79 times in college football history has a team won seven or more games in a decade.  Schools that have won matched or exceeded Boise State's achievement of winning seven or more games in eight years of a decade are listed below.  Schools that have been successful this decade are also shown.




Alabama 60's (9), 70's (9), 80's (9), 90's (9), Arizona State 60's (8), 70's (8), 00's (5), Auburn 80's (8), 00's (7), Boise State 00's (8), Arkansas 60's (8), 80's (9), Boston College 00's (8), BYU 80's (10), 90's (8), California 00's (5), Carlisle 1900's (8), Clemson 80's (8), Colorado 90's (9), East Carolina 70's (8), Florida 80's (8), 90's (10), 00's (7),  Florida State 80's (9), 90's (10), 00's (7),  Fresno State 00's (6), Georgia 80's (9), 00's (7), Georgia Tech 00's (7), Harvard 1890's (10), 1900's (10), Kansas State 90's (8), Lafayette 1900's (9),  LSU 60's (8), 00's (8), Louisville 00's (7),  Miami of Florida 80's (10), 90's (9), 00's (7), Miami, OH 70's (8), Michigan 70's (10), 80's (9), 90's (10), 00's (7), Mississippi 50's (8), 60's (8), Nebraska 1900's (8), 70's (10), 80's (10), 90's (10), North Carolina 90‘s (8), North Carolina State 00's (5), Northern Illinois 00's (5), Notre Dame 20's (9), 40's (10), 70's (10), 90's (8), Ohio State 70's (9), 80's (8), 90's (9), 00's (8), Oklahoma 50's (10),  70's (10), 80's (10), 00's (8), Oregon 00's (6), Oregon State 00's (5), Penn State 70's (10), 80's (8), 90's (10), Pennsylvania 1890's (10), 1900's (10), Pittsburgh 30's (8), Princeton 1880's (9), 1890's (10), 1900's (8), Purdue 00's (5), San Diego State 70's (8), Southern Mississippi  00's (6), Syracuse 90's (9), Tennessee 90's (10), 00's (6), Texas 40's (8), 60's (8), 70's (9), 00's (7), Texas A & M 90's (9), TCU 30's (8), 00's (5), Texas Tech 00's (7), Toledo 00's (6), UCLA 80's (9), 00's (4), USC 60's (8), 70's (8), 00's (5),Utah 00's (5), Virginia 90's (10), 00's (5),  Virginia Tech 00's (7), Washington 80's (9), 90's (9), West Virginia 00's (6), Western Michigan 90's (8), Wisconsin 00's (6), Yale 1880's (8), 1890's (10), 1900's (10)


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