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OU a winner when it comes to percentage

Jake Trotter Modified: April 18, 2013 at 4:35 pm •  Published: June 16, 2009

On the previous post, John made an interesting point, writing that a better way to look at college football programs is not by all-time wins, but by all-time winning percentage.

Ask and you shall receive.

Here’s a look at how the top 10 teams in all-time wins stack up in winning percentage:

1. Michigan, .738
2. Notre Dame, .736
3. Texas, .716
4. Ohio St., .715
5. Oklahoma, .714
6. Southern California, .707
7. Nebraska, .703
8. Alabama, .702
9. Tennessee, .694
10. Penn St., .689

Michigan, Texas and Notre Dame are still in the top three, but OU is the big mover in this list, going from 8 to 5.

Alabama’s percentage takes a massive hit from losing the 21 wins, going from 6th to 8th on the list in winning percentage.

Another trivia question: Which program that does not have a top-10 rank in all-time wins, but has a top-10 rank in winning percentage, one better than Tennessee and Penn State? Winner gets a shout out on the next blog. Hint — OU has played this school within the last five years.

By Jake Trotter

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