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  119
.1008
 2. Notre Dame  13  126
.1032
 3. Ohio State  13  125
.1040
 4. Texas  13  122
.1066
 5. Alabama  14  120
.1167
 6. Michigan  17  135
.1259
 7. Penn State  17  128
.1328
 8. USC  19  122
.1557
 9. Nebraska  22  125
.1760
 10. Florida State  13  68
.1912
 11. Florida  24  108
.2222
 12. Georgia  27  121
.2231
       LSU  27  121
.2231
       Virginia Tech  27  121
.2231
 15. Tennessee  27  118
.2288
 16. Washington  29  125
.2320
 17. Auburn  31  122
.2541
 18. Arizona State  26  102
.2549
 19. Miami (Fla.)  23  88
.2614
 20. Miami (Ohio)  35  126
.2778
 
 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)
         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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