Boise State13th All-Time

Boise State is in rarified air once again. With a 48-0 win over Miami last night, the Broncos recorded their 100th win of the decade against 17 defeats. Those 100 wins are tied for 13th in the history of college football for the most wins in a decade. Boise State has a minimum of 11 more games this season.

 

Boise State used a stifling defense to smother Miami last night 48-0 in Bronco Stadium and moved into the top 15 of all-time with 100 wins in a decade.  The Broncos have won 100 since 2000 against 17 defeats.  Of the 36 teams that have won 91 or more games in a decade in college football history, Boise State ranks 11th in winning percentage (85.47%).  

The Broncos are tied with Pennsylvania and Yale for 13th place, each of which recorded 100 wins from 1900-1909.  Boise State opened the decade with a 10-2 mark followed by an 8-4 season in 2001.  They then put together three remarkable seasons in which they finished in the Top 15 nationally with 12-1, 13-1 and 11-1 campaigns.  In 2005, the Broncos stubbed their toes with a 9-4 season but then recorded a perfect 13-0 year in 2006.  They hit double digits once again in both 2007 (10-3) and last season (12-1) and have now won both games this season.  

Pennsylvania and Yale hold down the top two spots with 124 and 116 wins, respectively, from 1890-1899.  That was a decade in which a schedule of 15-16 games per year was not uncommon.  Pennsylvania was 11-3 in 1890, followed by seasons of 11-2, 15-1, 12-3, 12-0, 14-0, 14-1, 15-0, 12-1, and then an 8-3-2 campaign in 1899.  That is not to take away from their achievements at all, for Yale has the top winning percentage for a decade with 94.04% and Pennsylvania 's end of the century performance was 89.29%.  

It does make it impossible for a modern team to approach that win total unless they won every game of a decade since they only play 12-13 games per season now.  Florida State , with 109 wins in the 1990's, ranks third all-time and is the modern leader, with Nebraska 's 1990-1990 teams right behind with 108 wins.   

Boise State , Oklahoma and Texas all legitimately have a chance to topple those two with outstanding seasons in 2009.  Oklahoma currently has 103 wins, followed by the Broncos with 100 and Texas with 99.  Oklahoma achieved their win total by playing more games however.  The Sooners (103-20) have played six more games than Boise State this decade with a winning percentage of 83.74%.  Texas has 99 wins against 18 defeats.

 

 

Here are the top teams for wins in a decade: 

1.  Pennsylvania 124 (1890-1899)*

2.  Yale 116 (1890-1899)*

3.  Florida State 109 (1990-1999)

4.  Nebraska 108 (1990-1999)

5.  Princeton 107 (1890-1899)*

6.  Harvard 103 (1890-1899)*

6.  Alabama 103 (1970-1979)

6.  Nebraska 103 (1980-1989)

6.  Oklahoma 103 (2000-present)

10.  Oklahoma 102 (1970-1979)

10.  Brigham Young 102 (1980-1989)

10.  Florida 102 (1990-1999)

13.  Pennsylvania 100 (1900-1909)

13.  Yale 100 (1900-1909)

13.  Boise State 99 (2000-2009)

16.  Miami of Florida 99 (1980-1989)

16.  Texas 99 (2000-present)

18.  Yale 98 (1900-1909)

18.  Nebraska 98 (1970-1979)

18.  Tennessee 98 (1990-1999)

21.  Penn State 97 (1990-1999)

22.  Michigan 96 (1970-1979)

22.  Penn State 96 (1970-1979)

24.  USC 95 (2000-present)

25.  Texas A & M 94 (1990-1999)

26.  Oklahoma 93 (1950-1959)

26.  USC 93 (1970-1979)

26.  Michigan 93 (1990-1999)

29.  Miami of Florida 92 (1990-1999)

29.  Ohio State 92 (2000-present)

31.  Harvard 91 (1900-1909)

31.  Notre Dame 91 (1970-1979)

31.  Ohio State 91 (1970-1979)

31.  Oklahoma 91 (1980-1989)

31.  Ohio State 91 (1990-1999)

31.  LSU 91 (2000-present) 

 

Virginia Tech 90 (2000-2009)

  

*--Teams from the 1890's regularly played 14, 15 and 16 games per season

 

 

By Win Percentage from above: 

1.  Yale 100-4-5 from 1900-1909 (94.04%)

2.  Yale 116-7-5 from 1890-1899 (92.58%)

3.  Princeton 107-9-4 from 1890-1899 (90.83%)

4.  Oklahoma 93-10-2 from 1950-1959 (89.52%)

5.  Pennsylvania 124-14-2 from 1890-1899 (89.29%)

6.  Florida State 109-13-1 from 1990-1999 (89.02%)

7.  Harvard 103-12-3 from 1890-1899 (88.56%)

8.  Oklahoma 102-13-3 from 1970-1979 (87.71%)

9.  Nebraska 108-16-1 from 1990-1999 (86.80%)

10.  Alabama 103-16-1 from 1970-1979 (86.25%)

11.  Boise State 100-17 from 2000-present (85.47%)

12.  Michigan 96-16-3 from 1970-1979 (84.78%)

13.  Texas 99-18 from 2000-present (84.62%)

14.  Harvard 91-14-3 from 1900-1909 (84.26%)

15.  Nebraska 103-20 from 1980-1989 (83.74%)

15.  Oklahoma 103-20 from 2000-present (83.74%)

17.  Pennsylvania 100-17-7 from 1900-1909 (83.47%)

18.  Miami of Florida 99-20 from 1980-1989 (83.19%)

19.  Florida 102-22-1 from 1990-1999 (82.00%)

20.  Nebraska 98-20-4 from 1970-1979 (81.97%)

21.  Penn State 96-22 from 1970-1979 (81.36%)

22.  USC 95-22 from 2000-present (81.19%)

23.  Ohio State 91-20-3 from 1970-1979 (81.14%)

24.  Tennessee 98-22-3 from 1990-1999 (80.89%)

25.  Notre Dame 91-22 from 1970-1979 (80.53%)

26.  USC 93-21-5 from 1970-1979 (80.25%)

27.  Ohio State 92-23 from 2000-present (80.00%)

28.  Brigham Young 102-27 from 1980-1989 (79.07%)

29.  Penn State 97-26 from 1990-1999 (78.86%)

30.  Michigan 93-26-3 from 1990-1999 (77.46%)

31.  Oklahoma 91-26-2 from 1980-1989 (77.31%)

32.  Miami of Florida 92-27 from 1990-1999 (77.31%)

33.  LSU 91-27 from 2000-present (77.12%)

34.  Georgia 90-27 from 2000-present (76.92%)

35.  Texas A & M 94-28-2 from 1990-1999 (76.61%)

36.  Ohio State 91-29-3 from 1990-1999 (75.20%)

Virginia Tech 90-30 from 2000-present (75.00%)


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