Top Ten Most Prestigious College Football Programs

The Top Ten

1 Ohio 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!

Shouldn't be no. 1. Here's how the list should be.

1. Notre Dame
2. USC
3. Oklahoma
4. Ohio State
5. Alabama
6. Michigan
7. Nebraska
8. Texas
9. Tennessee
10. Penn State

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2 Alabama

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

I am voting for the Tide. There is no denying the programs success in my college football viewing experience. I saw the later years of Bear Bryant's coaching career, and obviously the entire length of Nick Saban's tenure in Tuscaloosa. My passions lie elsewhere, but again, I must admit that this school has dominated the game for a good portion of my years watching college football. Their fans seem great, the recruiting edge was enormous for many years, and Saban is no fool, he runs a style that plays very well at the collegiate level. Roll Tide - Ned964

Better than Ohio State in almost every way... Over twice as many National Championships, Alabama plays in a tougher conference, more 10 win seasons, better coaches, and bigger dynasties.

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3 Notre 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.

5 Texas

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

Clean program and top 5 in wins. If teams lost points for NCAA infractions, OU and SEC schools wouldn't make the list.

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

6 Oklahoma
7 Michigan

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?

Hail to the Victors!


8 Nebraska
9 Penn State

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

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10 Florida State

Florida State all day

The Contenders

11 Miami (FL)
12 Oregon

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

13 Tennessee

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

14 Clemson

Top 5 program for the next 10 years

15 Florida Gators Florida Gators The Florida Gators are the intercollegiate sports teams that represent the University of Florida located in Gainesville, Florida.
16 Washington
17 LSU
18 Michigan State Michigan State
19 University of Pittsburgh

Go panthers 9 titles here one day number 10 will come home

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

20 Brigham Young University
21 TCU
22 North Dakota State

4 straight national championships yo

23 Texas Tech
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