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OU Football History & Tradition | Updated Jan. 8, 2019

Great college football and the Oklahoma Sooners. For as long as anyone can remember the two have been one and the same. Unlike some schools where tradition represents ancient history, or others where it harkens back only a few years, Oklahoma's tradition is a constant accomplishment unfettered by eras or time.

The Sooners were playing football before Oklahoma became a state and have achieved a legacy so successful, that more than contributing to the history of this great game, it defines it.

 All-Time Winning Percentage
 School % W-L-T Games
 1. Michigan .730 953-342-36 1331
 2. Boise State .728 449-167-2 618
 3. Ohio State .727 911-325-53 1289
 4. Notre Dame .726 897-325-42 1264
     Alabama .726 905-329-43 1277
 6. Oklahoma .724 896-325-53 1274
 7. Texas .705 908-370-33 1311
 8. USC .699 839-346-54 1239
 9. Nebraska .692 897-388-40 1325
 10. Penn State .688 887-391-42 1320
 Total Wins
 School Wins Games
 1. Michigan 953 1331
 2. Ohio State 911 1289
 3. Texas 908 1311
 4. Alabama 905 1276
 5. Nebraska 897 1325
     Notre Dame 897 1264
 7. Oklahoma 896 1274
 8. Penn State 887 1320
 9. USC 839 1239
 10. Tennessee 838 1281
 All-Americans
 School Consensus Unanimous
 1. Notre Dame 101 34
 2. Ohio State 85 33
 3. Michigan 82 25
 4. Oklahoma 81 35
     USC 81 27
 6. Alabama 69 34
 7. Texas 60 24
 8. Nebraska 54 22
 9. Pittsburgh 51 14
 10. Florida State 45 15
 Weeks Ranked
 AP Poll Appearances Pct. Avg. Rank
 1. Ohio State 902 78.3 8.3
 2. Michigan 849 73.7 9.3
 3. Oklahoma 830 72.1 7.7
 4. Notre Dame 799 69.4 8.4
 5. Alabama 791 68.7 7.5
 6. USC 767 66.7 9.2
 7. Nebraska 728 63.3 8.2
 8. Texas 720 62.5 9.0
 9. Penn State 631 54.7 10.0
 10. LSU 617 53.6 11.0
 Bowl Wins
 School Wins Appearances
 1. Alabama 40 68
 2. Southern Cal 34 52
 3. Georgia 31 55
 4. Oklahoma 29 52
     Penn State 29 47
     Texas 29 55
 7. Tennessee 28 52
 8. Florida State 27 45
 9. Nebraska 26 53
     LSU 26 50
 12. Georgia Tech 25 45
 NFL Draft Selections
 School Picks First Rd.
 1. Southern Cal 506 81
 2. Notre Dame 499 68
 3. Ohio State 444 79
 4. Oklahoma 385 45
 5. Michigan 364 44
 6. Nebraska 359 34
 7. Alabama 355 61
 8. Penn State 350 37
 9. Tennessee 346 46
 10. Florida 344 53

Sources: NCAA | football.stassen.com | collegepollarchive.com | winsipedia.com | drafthistory.com

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