Tom Osborne Overall Winning Percentage

  




                               Tom Osborne - Nebraska 1973-1997

Taking over from  legendary NU coach Bob Devaney after he retired was a big task, but Tom Osborne managed to succeed with flying colors.  He won 255 games in only 25 years, the fastest for any major college coach in history.   He won or shared 13 conference, and 3 national championships.  

                                High Points

  • Consistent,  never won fewer than 9 games or lost more than 3, in 25 year career
  • Ranked in final polls all 25 years, 21 of those in either the AP and/or Coaches top 10
  • Last 5 years - 60-3 with 3 National Championships
  • 201 All Conference Players
  • 55 All Americans
  • 14 Major Award Winners
  • 171 Players drafted into NFL
  • 12 Conference Championships won/shared
  • 3 National Championshihps
  • 46 Academic All Americans
  • 255-49-3 over 25 seasons

   

Major college winning percentage 1973-1997 - Teams that were D1A at
the end of the span, some did not play D1A all years,
 and the major
college division did not split into D1A and D1AA until 1978.


Source Stassen.com

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#  Team                       Win-Pct    W      L      T   Games
 1 Nebraska                   0.83550    255    49     3     307
 2 Penn State                 0.78405    235    64     2     301
 3 Michigan                   0.77667    229    63     8     300
 4 Alabama                    0.75497    227    73     2     302
 5 Ohio State                 0.75415    223    70     8     301
 6 Oklahoma                   0.74232    214    72     7     293
 7 Brigham Young              0.73237    227    82     3     312 
 8 Florida State              0.72297    212    80     4     296
 9 Notre Dame                 0.72203    211    80     4     295
10 Miami-Florida              0.70242    203    86     0     289
11   Texas A&M                0.69322    203    89     3     295  
12 Southern Cal 0.69128 201 87 10 298
13 Florida 0.68456 201 91 6 298
14 Washington 0.68322 198 91 3 292
15 Tennessee 0.68121 198 90 10 298
16 Auburn 0.67869 194 90 7 291
17 Georgia 0.67857 196 91 7 294
18 Clemson 0.67241 191 91 8 290
19 Texas 0.66382 192 96 5 293
20 Central Michigan 0.65036 174 91 11 276
21   UCLA                     0.65000    183    96    11     290  
22 Arkansas 0.63356 181 103 8 292
23 Arizona State 0.62718 178 105 4 287
24 Nevada-Reno 0.62097 77 47 0 124
25 Boise State 0.60976 49 31 2 82
26 North Carolina 0.60481 173 112 6 291
27 Arizona 0.60000 167 110 8 285
28 Louisiana Tech 0.59737 111 74 5 190
29 Miami-Ohio 0.59386 159 107 11 277
30 Louisiana State 0.59028 166 114 8 288
31   Pittsburgh               0.58824    166   115     8     289  
32 Southern Miss 0.58719 163 114 4 281
33 Fresno State 0.58304 167 119 3 289
34 West Virginia 0.58131 166 119 4 289
35 Ball State 0.57581 157 115 5 277
36 Syracuse 0.56424 160 123 5 288
37 Colorado 0.56401 160 123 6 289
38 San Diego State 0.56250 158 122 8 288
39 Bowling Green 0.55576 151 120 7 278
40 Virginia Tech 0.55477 155 124 4 283
41   North Carolina State     0.55363    157   126     6     289  
42t East Carolina 0.55197 153 124 2 279
42t Toledo 0.55197 151 122 6 279
44 Iowa 0.54949 158 129 6 293
45 Baylor 0.54770 152 125 6 283
46 San Jose State 0.54240 150 126 7 283
47 Maryland 0.54181 153 129 5 287
48 Houston 0.53345 149 130 5 284
49 North Texas 0.53306 63 55 3 121
50 Wyoming 0.52721 154 138 2 294
51   Western Michigan         0.52717    143   128     5     276  
52 Air Force 0.52703 154 138 4 296
53 South Carolina 0.52641 146 131 7 284
54 Boston College 0.52289 147 134 3 284
55 Hawaii 0.52249 148 135 6 289
56 Tulsa 0.52158 144 132 2 278
57 Oklahoma State 0.51930 144 133 8 285
58 Rutgers 0.50909 137 132 6 275
59 Stanford 0.50530 139 136 8 283
60 Michigan State 0.50526 140 137 8 285
61   Mississippi              0.49822    138   139     4     281  
62 Southern Methodist 0.49222 123 127 7 257
63 Nevada-Las Vegas 0.48940 137 143 3 283
64 Utah 0.48606 138 146 3 287
65 Virginia 0.48601 137 145 4 286
66 Akron 0.48370 131 140 5 276
67 Georgia Tech 0.47509 130 144 7 281
68 Colorado State 0.47232 134 150 5 289
69 Illinois 0.47183 129 145 10 284
70 Wisconsin 0.46667 129 148 8 285
71   Arkansas State           0.46639     55    63     1     119  
72 Utah State 0.46390 127 147 3 277
73 California 0.46263 127 148 6 281
74 Washington State 0.46250 127 148 5 280
75t UAB 0.45455 10 12 0 22
75t Central Florida 0.45455 10 12 0 22
77 Louisiana-Lafayette 0.45438 122 147 5 274
78 Missouri 0.45053 124 152 7 283
79 Army 0.44964 122 150 6 278
80 Oregon 0.44876 125 154 4 283
 
81 Louisville 0.44245 121 153 4 278
82 Purdue 0.43750 119 154 7 280
83 Kentucky 0.43548 119 155 5 279
84 Kansas 0.43440 118 155 9 282
85 Mississippi State 0.43214 119 157 4 280
86 Navy 0.42806 118 158 2 278
87 Memphis 0.42545 114 155 6 275
88 Idaho 0.42208 31 43 3 77
89 Cincinnati 0.42000 113 157 5 275
90 Indiana 0.41667 115 162 5 282
91   Minnesota                0.40681    112   164     3     279  
92 New Mexico 0.40484 116 171 2 289
93 Northern Illinois 0.40182 109 163 3 275
94 Iowa State 0.39531 106 164 7 277
95 Kansas State 0.39502 109 168 4 281
96 Temple 0.38603 104 166 2 272
97 Duke 0.37726 101 169 7 277
98 Texas Tech 0.37719 104 174 7 285
99 Eastern Michigan 0.36531 95 168 8 271
100 Tulane 0.35231 99 182 0 281
101  Wake Forest              0.34477     94   180     3     277 
102 Ohio University 0.34364 91 177 7 275
103 Louisiana-Monroe 0.32143 30 65 3 98
104 Texas Christian 0.31769 85 186 6 277
105 Vanderbilt 0.31588 86 188 3 277
106 Rice 0.31091 84 188 3 275
107 Kent 0.30505 84 192 1 277
108 New Mexico State 0.28364 77 196 2 275
109 Marshall 0.27778 25 65 0 90
110  Northwestern             0.25540     69   205     4     278 
111 Texas-El Paso 0.21951 62 223 2 287
112 Oregon State 0.20939 55 216 6 277

 
 
 
 
 

 
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