UT is tops over the last 75 years

The Tennessee Vols are college football's winningest program over the past 75 years. During the period from 1926-2001, UT teams compiled a winning percentage of .73305 and a record of 589-204-33. Ranking No. 2 nationally is SEC rival Alabama, which has a .73012 percentage for the same time frame.

The 1926 season marked the debut of Robert R. Neyland as the Volunteers' head man. Neyland compiled an imposing record of 173-31-12 (.829 winning percentage) in his 21-year tenure and established Tennessee as one of the nation's premier football schools.

The program slipped a little during the 1960s and struggled in the '70s but rallied in the '80s, then kicked butt in the '90s under Phillip Fulmer. Now entering his 11th season, Fulmer has a record of 95-20 for an .826 winning percentage.

Fulmer, the NCAA's winningest active coach on a percentage basis, also enters the coming season as the SEC's winningest active coach with a 63-13 record against conference rivals.

Here are the NCAA's top 10 winningest programs since 1926:

1. Tennessee (.73305)
2. Alabama (.73012)
3. Ohio State (.72846)
4. Notre Dame (.72846)
5. Michigan (.72237)
6. Oklahoma (.71525)
7. Penn State (.70865)
8. Nebraska (.70282)
9. Texas (.68811)
10. Southern Cal (.68182)

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