Pure Numbers: Ranking The Top 50 College Programs of the Past Decade

Today, it is time to post an unbiased list based simply on a programs winning percentage over the past decade. Much like baseball, the variables are going to be thrown out and statistics will rule the college football world.

Regardless of conferences, competition, and bowl games, these are the top fifty college programs based on winning percentage since the 2000 season.

49. (tie) Oklahoma State Cowboys

Big 12 Conference

Overall Record: 67-56

Winning Percentage: 0.5447

49. (tie) Marshall Thundering Herd

Mid-American Conference

Overall Record: 67-56

Winning Percentage: 0.5447

48. Alabama Crimson Tide

Southeastern Conference

Overall Record: 58-48

Winning Percentage: 0.5471

46. (tie) South Carolina Gamecocks

Southeastern Conference

Overall Record: 68-54

Winning Percentage: 0.5573

46. (tie) Air Force Academy Falcons

Mountain West Conference

Overall Record: 68-54

Winning Percentage: 0.5573

45. Troy Trojans

Sun Belt Conference

Overall Record: 61-48

Winning Percentage: 0.5596

44. Northern Illinois Huskies

Mid-American Conference

Overall Record: 68-53

Winning Percentage: 0.5619

43. Missouri Tigers

Big 12 Conference

Overall Record: 70-54

Winning Percentage: 0.5645

41. (tie) Kansas State Wildcats

Big 12 Conference

Overall Record: 71-54

Winning Percentage: 0.5680

41. (tie) Arkansas Razaorbacks

Southeastern Conference

Overall Record: 71-54

Winning Percentage: 0.5680

40. California Golden Bears

Pac-10 Conference

Overall Record: 71-53

Winning Percentage: 0.5725

39. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Independent

Overall Record: 70-52

Winning Percentage: 0.5737

38. Maryland Terrapins

Atlantic Coast Conference

Overall Record: 71-52

Winning Percentage: 0.5772

37. Bowling Green Falcons

Mid-American Conference

Overall Record: 70-51

Winning Percentage: 0.5785

36. Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles

Conference USA

Overall Record: 74-52

Winning Percentage: 0.5873

35. Toledo Rockets

Mid-American Conference

Overall Record: 73-49

Winning Percentage: 0.5983

34. Pittsburgh Panthers

Big East Conference

Overall Record: 74-49

Winning Percentage: 0.6016

33. Hawaii Warriors

Western Athletic Conference

Overall Record: 80-51

Winning Percentage: 0.6106

32. Cincinnati Bearcats

Big East Conference

Overall Record: 78-48

Winning Percentage: 0.6190

31. Fresno State Bulldogs

Western Athletic Conference

Overall Record: 81-49

Winning Percentage: 0.6230

30. Florida State Seminoles

Atlantic Coast Conference

Overall Record: 73-44

Winning Percentage: 0.623

29. Penn State Nittany Lions

Big Ten Conference

Overall Record: 77-46

Winning Percentage: 0.6260

28. Clemson Tigers

Atlantic Coast Conference

Overall Record: 79-47

Winning Percentage: 0.6269

27. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Atlantic Coast Conference

Overall Record: 81-48

Winning Percentage: 0.6279

26. South Florida Bulls

Big East Conference

Overall Record: 68-40

Winning Percentage: 0.6296

24. (tie) Oregon State Beavers

Pac-10 Conference

Overall Record: 80-45

Winning Percentage: 0.6400

24. (tie) Iowa Hawkeyes

Big Ten Conference

Overall Record: 80-45

Winning Percentage: 0.6400

23. Brigham Young Cougars

Mountain West Conference

Overall Record: 81-44

Winning Percentage: 0.6480

22. Michigan Wolverines

Big Ten Conference

Overall Record: 81-43

Winning Percentage: 0.6532

21. Tennessee Volunteers

Southeastern Conference

Overall Record: 83-44

Winning Percentage: 0.6535

20. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Big 12 Conference

Overall Record: 84-44

Winning Percentage: 0.6562

19. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Big 12 Conference

Overall Record: 85-43

Winning Percentage: 0.6640

18. Wisconsin Badgers

Big Ten Conference

Overall Record: 86-43

Winning Percentage: 0.6666

17. Louisville Cardinals

Big East Conference

Overall Record: 83-41

Winning Percentage: 0.6693

16. Boston College Eagles

Atlantic Coast Conference

Overall Record: 88-40

Winning Percentage: 0.6875

15. West Virginia Mountaineers

Big East Conference

Overall Record: 86-39

Winning Percentage: 0.6880

14. Auburn Tigers

Southeastern Conference

Overall Record: 88-39

Winning Percentage: 0.6929

13. Oregon Ducks

Pac-10 Conference

Overall Record: 87-38

Winning Percentage: 0.6960

12. Utah Utes

Mountain West Conference

Overall Record: 86-36

Winning Percentage: 0.7049

11. Miami Hurricanes

Atlantic Coast Conference

Overall Record: 92-33

Winning Percentage: 0.7360

10. Virginia Tech Hokies

Atlantic Coast Conference

Overall Record: 99-32

Winning Percentage: 0.7557

9. Georgia Bulldogs

Southeastern Conference

Overall Record: 98-31

Winning Percentage: 0.7596

8. LSU Tigers

Southeastern Conference

Overall Record: 99-31

Winning Percentage: 0.7615

7. TCU Horned Frogs

Mountain West Conference

Overall Record: 95-29

Winning Percentage: 0.7661

6. Florida Gators

Southeastern Conference

Overall Record: 100-30

Winning Percentage: 0.7692

5. USC Trojans

Pac-10 Conference

Overall Record: 102-26

Winning Percentage: 0.7968

4. Ohio State Buckeyes

Big Ten Conference

Overall Record: 102-25

Winning Percentage: 0.8031

3. Oklahoma Sooners

Big 12 Conference

Overall Record: 110-24

Winning Percentage: 0.8209

2. Texas Longhorns

Big 12 Conference

Overall Record: 110-19

Winning Percentage: 0.8527

1. Boise State Broncos

Western Athletic Conference

Overall Record: 112-17

Winning Percentage: 0.8682

Regardless of the level of competition, the Broncos are the most successful program over the past decade in terms of winning percentage.

The program left the Big West conference after the 2000 season, and has dominated the WAC ever since joining.  Boise State recorded at least ten wins in a season, eight times since 2000.

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~ by philip d. on August 30, 2010.

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