Top Ten Most Prestigious College Football Programs

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1Ohio State


Ohio state is a great college all around. Michigan, is like 1-9 against them in the last 10 years

Most intercollegiate sports of any school. That's impressive!

Greatest university in every area!

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Most national championships; most conference championships in the toughest conference; the best coach in college football history; most bowl games & bowl wins; most 10 win seasons of all schools; the traditional king of the nation's best conference; always recruits well; large nationwide fan base; over 100 All Americas and the most members in the college football hall of fame. Very wealthy program also that can ensure they never get surpassed in facilities or prestige. Having 4 more national titles than the next program (Notre Dame) seals it for me.

This amazing team has shown up in every college football list, even being in the #1 spot in the Top College Football Programs of All Time list, Roll Tide

Out of all time, I'd put them probably 4th or 5th, but in the past 10 years, no. 1 with at least 75% of the votes.

They always get some of the fastest players, and strongest backs. If you don't believe me, watch them play a BIG 10 team

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3Notre Dame

Notre Dame and it's not even close. USC is a distant 2nd.

Most Consensus Titles (11) tied for most Titles recognized by the NCAA (13) most Heisman winners (7) most consensus all-Americans (97) most College Football Hall of Famers (44) Highest all-time winning percentage (.733) and second most NFL draftees (485) and NFL Hall of Famers (10) statistically the greatest program in history

Best history. Best tradition. Best fight song. Best uniform (especially that golden helmet). Best stadium. Best and largest fanbase. Best mascot. Best player to go to the NFL (Joe Montana). Best all-time coach (Rockne or Leahy, you pick). Most successful program. Most championships. Most Heisman winners. Most all-Americans. Highest winning percentage. Most hall of famers both in college football and the NFL. Doesn't get more dominant than Notre Dame. They sell more tickets than any other program and are always the focus of attention. No other program can get its own T.V. Network. Notre Dame is College Football.

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The football state a lot of talent 12 million kids to choose from

Texas is absouletley the best with out a doubt m/ hook em horns all day everyday


Doesn't prestige come with winning? I'm pretty sure Michigan leads in that category. Also a degree from Michigan actually means something. After an Ohio State player gets drafted, flops in the NFL, assaults his girlfriend and gets cut by his team, all he is left with is an Ohio State degree. I have high school friends who were D students who have those.

Most wins in college football history, doesn't that mean something?

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9Penn State

Multiple National Championships, undefeated seasons, All Americans and by far, the highest graduation rate among its players! We Are..

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10Florida State

Florida State all day

The Contenders

11Miami (FL)

Very underrated team and fan base. The Ducks love proving people wrong though


A great, prestigious college football program, who won 6 national championships, but never won a heisman trophy. - AggressiveBlaze

We have six national championchips and 16 conference championchips. That is better than Penn State and Florida state.

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16University of Pittsburgh

Pitt 9 National titles
Penn State 2 National titles
Pitts better no question about it

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17Brigham Young University
20North Dakota State

4 straight national championships yo

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