Longest Winning Streaks in College Football History

The Longest Winning Streaks in College Football History

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Between 1953 and 1957, the Oklahoma Sooners won a remarkable 47 straight games. More than a half-century later, it remains the longest winning streak in college football history.

Some say it’s a record that will never be broken. And that may be true, though the USC Trojans recently gave it a pretty good run. Between 2003 and 2005, coach Pete Carroll’s squad rattled off 34 straight wins before falling to Texas in the BCS National Championship Game.

Below is a list of the longest winning streaks in the history of college football. Only streaks of at least 30 games are included.

  • Oklahoma: 47 games (1953-1957)
  • Washington: 39 (1908-1914)
  • Yale: 37 (1890-1893)
  • Yale: 37 (1887-1889)
  • Toledo: 35 (1969-1971)
  • USC: 34 (2003-2005)
  • Miami (Florida): 34 (2000-2003)
  • Penn: 34 (1894-1896)
  • Oklahoma: 31 (1948-1950)
  • Pittsburgh: 31 (1914-1918)
  • Penn: 31 (1896-1898)
  • Texas: 30 (1968-1970)