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University of Oklahoma
MAY 20, 2013
OU Football Tradition | Fewest Losing Seasons
Updated January 29, 2014  
 
In 119 years of football, Oklahoma has posted just 12 losing seasons. No team in major college football history has suffered fewer losing seasons. Notre Dame, Ohio State and Texas have 13 losing seasons each in program history.
 
Oklahoma also has the lowest percentage of losing seasons in total seasons played ("Pct" column below). A losing season is defined as simply more losses than wins. On-the-field results are used for season records.
 
 Rank  Losing Seasons  Total Seasons
Pct
 1. Oklahoma  12  120
.1000
 2. Notre Dame  13  127
.1023
 3. Ohio State  13  126
.1031
 4. Texas  14  123
.1138
 5. Alabama  14  121
.1157
 6. Penn State  17  129
.1318
 7. Michigan  18  136
.1323
 8. USC  19  123
.1545
 9. Nebraska  22  126
.1746
 10. Florida State  13  69
.1884
 11. Florida  24  109
.2202
 12. Georgia  27  122
.2213
       LSU  27  122
.2213
       Virginia Tech  27  122
.2213
 15. Tennessee  27  119
.2269
 16. Washington  29  126
.2302
 17. Auburn  31  123
.2520
 18. Arizona State  26  103
.2549
 19. Miami (Fla.)  24  89
.2697
 20. Miami (Ohio)  35  127
.2756
 
 Losing Seasons
 Oklahoma  Notre Dame  Ohio State  Texas  Alabama
 1895 (0-1)  1887 (0-1)  1890 (1-3)  1933 (4-5-2)  1893 (0-4)
 1922 (2-3-3)  1888 (1-2)  1893 (4-5)  1935 (4-6)  1895 (0-4)
 1923 (3-5)  1933 (3-5-1)  1894 (5-6)*  1936 (2-6-1)  1900 (2-3)
 1924 (2-5-1)  1956 (2-8)  1897 (1-7-1)  1937 (2-6-1)  1903 (3-4)
 1931 (4-7-1)  1960 (2-8)  1898 (3-5)  1938 (1-8)  1951 (5-6)
 1934 (3-4-2)  1963 (2-7)  1922 (3-4)  1954 (4-5-1)  1954 (4-5-2)
 1942 (3-5-2)  1981 (5-6)  1923 (3-4-1)  1956 (1-9)  1955 (0-10)
 1960 (3-6-1)  1985 (5-6)  1924 (2-3-3)  1986 (5-6)  1956 (2-7-1)
 1965 (3-7)  1986 (5-6)  1943 (3-6)  1988 (4-7)  1957 (2-7-1)
 1996 (3-8)  1999 (5-7)  1947 (2-6-1)  1989 (5-6)  1984 (5-6)
 1997 (4-8)  2001 (5-6)  1959 (3-5-1)  1991 (5-6)  1997 (4-7)
 1998 (5-6)  2003 (5-7)  1966 (4-5)  1997 (4-7)  2000 (3-8)
   2007 (3-9)  1988 (4-6-1)  2010 (5-7)  2003 (4-9)
       2014 (6-7)  2006 (6-7)

* 1894 research indicates that a game scored as a 20-4 Ohio State win over Kenyon was actually a 41-20 loss.
 
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