Ranking the top 10 college football programs by total wins

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The Texas football program has a storied history.

While success hasn’t necessarily translated onto the field as of recently, there were many dominant seasons that took place on the Forty Acres. Former Texas head coach Darrell K Royal held the longest tenure (1957-76) of any coach in Austin and won three national titles along the way. He never had a losing season at Texas.

Mack Brown later brought the program back to its former glory throughout his tenure from 1998-2013 and won one national title and three BCS Bowl games.

Now that we’re gearing up for the 2021 college football season, where do the Longhorns fall among Division 1 FBS programs in regards to total wins?

It’s no surprise that typical powerhouse programs as of recently, Ohio State and Alabama, are near the top of the list. Two Big 12 programs land within the top 10 and one Big Ten program comfortably sits atop the list.

As of January 2021, here’s a look at the top 10 Division 1 FBS programs by total wins:

Southern California

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Total wins: 852 Total games: 1258 Winning percentage: .699

Tennessee

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Total wins: 857 Total games: 1322 Winning percentage: .669

Penn State

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Total wins: 902 Total games: 1341 Winning percentage: .688

Nebraska

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Total wins: 905 Total games: 1345 Winning percentage: .688

Oklahoma

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Total wins: 917 Total games: 1299 Winning percentage: .726

Notre Dame

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Total wins: 918 Total games: 1288 Winning percentage: .729

Texas

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Total wins: 923 Total games: 1334 Winning percentage: .704

Alabama

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Total wins: 929 Total games: 1303 Winning percentage: .729

Ohio State

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Total wins: 931 Total games: 1311 Winning percentage: .730

Michigan

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Total wins: 964 Total games: 1350 Winning percentage: .727

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