No. 1 in the Modern Era


OU Football History & Tradition | Updated Feb. 1, 2018

Oklahoma is king in the modern era of college football (1946-present). Since the end of World War II, the Sooners have more victories (640) than any other school and the second-best winning percentage (.766).

Total Wins (1946-2017)
School  Wins
1. Oklahoma 640
2. Alabama 595
    Ohio State 595
4. Penn State 592
5. Nebraska 584
6. Texas 579
7. Michigan 564
8. Southern Cal 560
    Georgia 560
10. Notre Dame 552
Winning Percentage (1946-2017)
 School  Pct.  W-L-T Games
1. Boise State .77215 304-89-2 395
2. Oklahoma .76599 640-191-13 844
3. Ohio State .75814 595-183-20 798
4. Penn State .72655 592-220-9 821
5. Alabama .71878 595-227-19 841
6. Michigan .70642 564-231-15 809
7. Texas .69916 579-246-11 836
8. Nebraska .69562 584-253-9 846
9. Southern Cal .69441 560-240-23 823
9. Notre Dame .68757 552-247-14 813
Weeks Ranked No. 1 in AP Poll (1946-2017)
 School  Appearances
1. Alabama 103
2. Oklahoma 101
     Ohio State 101
4. Southern Cal 90
5. Notre Dame 83
6. Florida State 72
7. Nebraska 70
8. Miami (FL) 68
9. Texas 43
10. Florida 41
Weeks Ranked No. 1 in BCS (1998-13)
 School  Appearances
1. Oklahoma 20
2. Alabama 16
3. Ohio State 15
    USC 15
5. LSU 10
6. Florida State 9
7. Florida 7
    Miami (FL) 7
9. Nebraska 5
    Tennessee 5
Consensus All-Americans (1946-2017)
1. Oklahoma 79
2. Notre Dame 73
3. USC 69
4. Ohio State 67
5. Alabama 60
    Texas 60
7. Michigan 52
8. Nebraska 49
9. UCLA 40
10. Penn State 36
Longest Win Streaks (1946-2017)
1. Oklahoma 47 (1953-1957)
2. Toledo 35 (1969-1971)
3. Miami (FL) 34 (2000-2003)
4. Oklahoma 31 (1948-1950)
5. Texas 30 (1968-1970)
6. Miami (FL) 29 (1990-1993)
    Florida State 29 (2012-2014)
8. Oklahoma 28 (1973-1975)
    Alabama 28 (1978-1980)
    Michigan State 28 (1950-1953)
11. Alabama 26 (2015-2016)
      Nebraska 26 (1994-1996)
NCAA-Recognized Titles (1946-2017)
1. Oklahoma 16
    Alabama 16
3. Notre Dame 13
4. USC 12
5. Ohio State 12
6. Nebraska 11
7. Miami 9
8. Florida State 8
9. Texas 7
10. Michigan 6
Michigan State 6
AP National Titles (1946-2017)
1. Alabama 12 (2017)
2. Oklahoma 7 (2000)
    Notre Dame 7 (1988)
4. Miami (FL) 5 (2001)
    USC 5 (2004)
    Ohio State 5 (2014)
7. Minnesota 4 (1960)
    Nebraska 4 (1995)
9. Florida 3 (2008)
    Florida State 3 (2013)
    Texas 3 (2005)

Sources: NCAA Record Book | football.stassen.com | collegepollarchive.com

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