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MAY 20, 2013

OU in College Football History


OU Football History & Tradition | Updated Jan. 15, 2017

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 .730 935-334-36 1305
 2. Notre Dame .728 896-321-42 1259
 3. Ohio State .724 886-322-53 1261
 4. Oklahoma .7211 872-321-53 1246
 5. Alabama .7207 878-327-43 1248
 6. Texas .707 891-360-33 1284
 7. Southern Cal .700 823-337-54 1214
 8. Nebraska .699 889-372-40 1301
 9. Penn State .686 867-385-42 1294
 10. Florida State .682 532-244-17 793
 Total Wins
 School Wins Games
 1. Michigan 935 1305
 2. Notre Dame 896 1259
 3. Texas 891 1284
 4. Nebraska 889 1301
 5. Ohio State 886 1261
 6. Alabama 878 1248
 7. Oklahoma 872 1246
 8. Penn State 867 1294
 9. Tennessee 829 1257
 10. Southern Cal 823 1214
 All-Americans
 School Consensus Unanimous
 1. Notre Dame 97 32
 2. Ohio State 83 32
 3. Michigan 81 26
    USC 81 27
 5. Oklahoma 77 32
 6. Alabama 68 31
 7. Texas 58 22
 8. Nebraska 54 21
 9. Pittsburgh 51 13
 10. Florida State 45 16
 Weeks Ranked
 AP Poll Appearances Pct. Avg. Rank
 1. Ohio State 870 77.7 8.3
 2. Michigan 823 73.5 9.3
 3. Oklahoma 798 71.3 7.8
 4. Notre Dame 770 68.8 8.4
 5. Alabama 759 67.8 7.8
 6. Southern Cal 748 66.8 9.2
 7. Nebraska 728 65.1 8.2
 8. Texas 706 63.1 8.9
 9. Penn State 599 53.5 10.0
 10. LSU 588 52.5 10.8
 Bowl Wins
 School Wins Appearances
 1. Alabama 37 65
 2. Southern Cal 34 53
 3. Georgia 30 52
 4. Oklahoma 29 50
 5. Penn State 28 47
    Tennessee 28 52
 7. Texas 27 53
 8. Florida State 26 45
    Nebraska 26 53
 10. Georgia Tech 25 44
      LSU 25 48
 NFL Draft Selections
 School Picks First Rd.
 1. Southern Cal 497 77
 2. Notre Dame 493 65
 3. Ohio State 430 76
 4. Oklahoma 377 43
 5. Nebraska 357 33
 6. Michigan 351 44
 7. Penn State 343 36
 8. Texas 338 43
 9. Tennessee 337 44
 10. Alabama 333 53

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

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