Boise State 5th All-Time For Winning Seasons

Earlier this week, BroncoCountry showed that the Boise State football team does not lose. The Broncos rank #10 with just two losing seasons in 13 years. In this companion article, Boise State is fifth all-time for highest percentage of winning seasons.

Boise State ranks fifth all-time for the highest percentage of winning seasons in major college football, as the Broncos have enjoyed winning seasons 84.62% of the time (11 out of 13 years).  In its 41 years as a four-year football program, Boise State has produced 35 winning seasons--it's 85.36% of winning seasons would rank fourth.

Michigan, which was just 3-9 last year, has still produced 105 winning seasons in 119 years of playing football, for 88.24%.  Ohio State (87.63%) is second, with Alabama (86.67%) third.  Texas (85.05%) is fourth, followed by Boise State, Notre Dame (84.31%), Yale (81.48%), Oklahoma (80.00%), USC (79.31%) and Penn State (79.13%) rounding out the top ten. 

The Western Athletic Conference is well represented with four teams in the top 50.  Fresno State is 35th,  Nevada comes in at #45 and Hawai'i is #48.  The Mountain West Conference has two teams in the top 50--Utah is #32 and Air Force is 49th.

Here is the complete list:

 

Highest Percentage of Winning Seasons:

(minimum of 10 seasons in major college football)

1.  Michigan 105 out of 119 (88.24%)

2.  Ohio State 85 out of 97 (87.63%)

3.  Alabama 91 out of 105 (86.67%)

4.  Texas 91 out of 107 (85.05%)

5.  Boise State 11 out of 13 (84.62%)

6.  Notre Dame 86 out of 102 (84.31%)

7.  Yale 88 out of 108 (81.48%)

8.  Oklahoma 80 out of 100 (80.00%)

9.  USC 69 out of 87 (79.31%)

10.  Penn State 91 out of 115 (79.13%)

11.  Southern Mississippi 36 out of 46 (78.27%)

12.  Princeton 86 out of 110 (78.18%

13.  Nebraska 84 out of 109 (77.06%)

14.  Carlisle 16 out of 21 (76.19%)

15.  Tennessee 79 out of 104 (75.96%)

16.  Harvard 77 out of 103 (74.76%)

17.  Georgia 76 out of 105 (72.38%)

18.  LSU 78 out of 108 (72.22%)

19.  Florida 67 out of 97 (69.07%)

20.  Virginia Tech 72 out of 105 (68.57%)

21.  Colorado 73 out of 107 (68.22%)

22.  Miami of Florida 49 out of 72 (68.06%)

23.  Arizona State 51 out of 75 (68.00%)

24.  Washington 62 out of 92 (67.39%)

25.  UCLA 54 out of 81 (66.67%)

26.  Santa Clara 12 out of 18 (66.67%)

27.  Georgia Tech 71 out of 107 (66.36%)

28.  Auburn 69 out of 106 (65.09%)

28.  Texas A & M 69 out of 106 (65.09%)

30.  Boston College 48 out of 74 (64.86%)

31.  Toledo 30 out of 47 (64.83%)

32.  Utah 66 out of 102 (64.71%)

33.  Army 73 out of 113 (64.60%)

34.  West Virginia 62 out of 96 (64.58%)

35.  Fresno State 25 out of 40 (62.50%)

36.  Minnesota 73 out of 117 (62.39%)

37.  Western Michigan 29 out of 47 (61.70%)

38.  Pittsburgh 64 out of 104 (61.54%)

39.  Texas Tech 47 out of 77 (61.04%)

40.  Navy 70 out of 115 (60.87%)

41.  Houston 35 out of 60 (60.00%)

42.  Wisconsin 70 out of 117 (59.83%)

43.  Clemson 64 out of 107 (59.81%)

44.  Bowling Green 28 out of 47 (59.57%)

45.  Nevada 13 out of 22 (59.09%)

46.  Missouri 63 out of 107 (58.88%)

47.  Central Michigan 20 out of 34 (58.82%)

48.  Hawai'i 21 out of 36 (58.33%)

49.  Air Force 30 out of 52 (57.69%)

50.  Arkansas 59 out of 103 (57.28%)

51.  North Carolina 59 out of 105 (56.19%)

52.  BYU 46 out of 84 (54.76%)

53.  Stanford 48 out of 88 (54.55%)

54.  Illinois 63 out of 117 (53.85%)

55.  Mississippi 55 out of 103 (53.40%)

56. Virginia 55 out of 105 (52.38%)

57.  Arizona 39 out of 75 (52.00%)

58.  Tulsa 40 out of 77 (51.95%)

59.  Oregon 47 out of 91 (51.65%)

60.  Louisville 24 out of 47 (51.06%)

61.  Purdue 59 out of 117 (50.43)

62.  Iowa 55 out of 110 (50.00%)

63.  Maryland 46 out of 92 (50.00%)

64.  East Carolina 22 out of 44 (50.00%)

65.  Ball State 17 out of 34 (50.00%)

66.  Memphis State 24 out of 49 (48.98%)

67.  San Diego State 19 out of 40 (47.50%)

68.  California 44 out of 93 (47.31%)

69.  Colorado State 47 out of 101 (46.53%)

70.  Louisiana Tech 13 out of 28 (46.43%)

 

Others:

TCU 47 out of 103 (45.63%)

 Cincinnati 25 out of 55 (45.45%)

Oklahoma State 41 out of 95 (43.16%)

Washington State 38 out of 90 (42.22%)

Rutgers 39 out of 94 (41.49%)

Utah State 39 out of 94 (41.49%)

San Jose State 24 out of 59 (40.68%)

Oregon State 37 out of 91 (40.66%)

Connecticut 4 out of 10 (40.00%)

Wyoming 37 out of 97 (38.14%)

New Mexico 28 out of 77  (36.36%)

UNLV 9 out of 31 (29.03%)

Marshall 9 out of 32 (28.13%)

New Mexico State 16 out of 74 (21.62%)

Idaho 119 out of 66 (16.66%)


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