The Duel

Top 5 College Football Programs in History

By Braulio Perez
SEC Championship - Alabama v Georgia
SEC Championship - Alabama v Georgia / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
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This debate could go on for months, heck, maybe even years. College football fanbases are among the most passionate groups out there, but there's no denying that a certain group of programs have risen above the rest over the course of time.

So, we've asked ourselves, what are the top-5 college football programs in history? It certainly wasn't easy to narrow things down, but these teams sure know how to win big ball games.

1. Alabama Crimson Tide

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All-Time Winning Percentage: .726
All-Time Record: (905-329-43)
National Championships: 17
College Football Playoff Appearances: 5
Bowl Record: (41-26-3)
NFL Draft Picks: 365
First-Round NFL Draft Picks: 64
Total Weeks Ranked No. 1 in AP Top-25 Poll: 118

2. Michigan Wolverines

Maryland v Michigan
Maryland v Michigan / Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

All-Time Winning Percentage: .730
All-Time Record: (953-342-36)
National Championships: 11
College Football Playoff Appearances: 0
Bowl Record: (21-26-0)
NFL Draft Picks: 369
First-Round NFL Draft Picks: 46
Total Weeks Ranked No. 1 in AP Top-25 Poll: 34

3. Ohio State Buckeyes

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All-Time Winning Percentage: .727
All-Time Record: (911-325-53)
National Championships: 8
College Football Playoff Appearances: 2
Bowl Record: (24-25-0)
NFL Draft Picks: 453
First-Round NFL Draft Picks: 81
Total Weeks Ranked No. 1 in AP Top-25 Poll: 105

4. Notre Dame Irish Dame

Discover BCS National Championship - Notre Dame v Alabama
Discover BCS National Championship - Notre Dame v Alabama / Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

All-Time Winning Percentage: .726
All-Time Record: (897-325-42)
National Championships: 11
College Football Playoff Appearances: 1
Bowl Record: (17-18-0)
NFL Draft Picks: 505
First-Round NFL Draft Picks: 69
Total Weeks Ranked No. 1 in AP Top-25 Poll: 98

5. Texas Longhorns

Tulsa v Texas
Tulsa v Texas / Tim Warner/Getty Images

All-Time Winning Percentage: .705
All-Time Record: (908-370-33)
National Championships: 4
College Football Playoff Appearances: 0
Bowl Record: (29-24-2)
NFL Draft Picks: 344
First-Round NFL Draft Picks: 45
Total Weeks Ranked No. 1 in AP Top-25 Poll: 45


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