Coaches Poll College Football Rankings: Greatest Programs Of All-Time

Coaches Poll College Football Rankings: Greatest Programs Of All-Time

CFN

Coaches Poll College Football Rankings: Greatest Programs Of All-Time


The UPI and Coaches Poll has been one of the key college football rankings for decades. What schools come out best and which are the greatest programs of all-time? Here are the top ones according to a CFN formula using all the UPI and Coaches Poll final rankings.


Follow us … @ColFootballNews

Coaches Poll College Football Rankings 
All-Time Coaches Poll Rankings | AP All-Time Rankings
ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | M-West | Pac-12 | SEC
1950s | 1960s  | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s

The USA Today Coaches Poll has turned into the most important of the preseason polls over the last few years, even if it doesn’t hold the influence it did before the College Football Playoff kicked in.

The AP college football poll has been around longer – starting in 1936 – and has a bigger and better history, but starting in 1950, the UPI – United Press International – created its own ranking system and became an instant factor.

Over the years, the UPI Poll held just as much weight as the AP, creating split national champions in some seasons, and eventually being acknowledged as the other standard for the sport.

Things changed in 1991 when USA Today took over for UPI creating what’s now known as the Coaches Poll, building on the history already created becoming a part of the BCS rankings before the CFP was created.

Like we did with the AP rankings, CFN devised a scoring system giving every UPI/USA Today national champion 25 points, the No. 2 team 24, No. 3 23, and so on down to the bottom of the top 20 in most years, top 25 after USA Today took over.

USA Today Coaches Poll/UPI Final Rankings Greatest Teams Of All-Time

Others Receiving Votes
This year’s ranking, team, total points, conference, and the ranking last season.

108 Central Michigan 2 MAC 108
108 Northern Illinois 2 MAC 108
107 Bowling Green 3 MAC 107
106 Cornell 6 Ivy 106
102 Denver 8 CAA 100
102 Western Michigan 8 MAC 100
102 Ohio 8 MAC 100
102 Washington & Lee 8 ODAC 100
98 Holy Cross 9 Patriot 96
98 Temple 9 AAC 96
98 Vanderbilt 9 SEC 96
98 Wake Forest 9 ACC 96
96 New Mexico 10 Mountain West 94
96 North Texas 10 C-USA 94
95 San Jose State 11 Mountain West 93
93 San Francisco 12 D-II 92
93 USF 12 AAC 104
91 Dartmouth 13 Ivy 89
91 Nevada 13 Mountain West 89
90 Memphis 15 AAC 89
89 Yale 17 Ivy 88
86 Fresno State 18 Mountain West 85
86 Hawaii 18 Mountain West 85
86 Louisiana 18 Sun Belt 85
84 East Carolina 20 AAC 82
84 Iowa State 20 Big 12 82
83 Toledo 28 MAC 81
81 Rutgers 29 Big Ten 79
81 San Diego State 29 Mountain West 80
79 Tulane 30 C-USA 77
79 Tulsa 30 AAC 78
77 Marshall 32 C-USA 75
77 Utah State 32 Mountain West 75
76 Colorado State 33 Mountain West 74
75 Southern Miss 34 C-USA 73
74 UCF 39 AAC 82
73 Cincinnati 41 AAC 72
72 Indiana 43 Big Ten 71
71 Rice 46 C-USA 70
70 Miami Univ. 55 MAC 69
69 Princeton 63 Ivy 68
68 Virginia 65 ACC 67
67 Kentucky 67 SEC 66
66 New Mexico State 77 Independent 104
64 Wyoming 81 Mountain West 63
64 Northwestern 81 Big Ten 65
63 Mississippi State 83 SEC 64
62 Air Force 84 Mountain West 62
61 Arizona 91 Pac-12 61
60 NC State 95 ACC 60
59 Boston College 97 ACC 59
57 Army 99 Independent 57
57 Duke 99 ACC 57
56 Kansas 103 Big 12 56
55 South Carolina 105 SEC 55
54 SMU 107 AAC 54
53 California 109 Pac-12 53
51 Texas Tech 110 Big 12 52
51 Utah 110 Pac-12 52
50 Washington State 111 Pac-12 50
49 Louisville 113 ACC 49
48 Oregon State 118 Pac-12 48
47 Minnesota 122 Big Ten 47
46 Navy 133 AAC 46
45 Boise State 158 Mountain West 45
44 North Carolina 164 ACC 43
43 Illinois 169 Big Ten 42
42 Oklahoma State 170 Big 12 44
41 Houston 180 AAC 41
40 Kansas State 187 Big 12 40
39 Baylor 189 Big 12 39
38 West Virginia 196 Big 12 38
37 BYU 208 Independent 37
36 Purdue 212 Big Ten 36
35 Maryland 214 Big Ten 35
34 Missouri 228 SEC 34
33 Virginia Tech 236 ACC 33
32 Pitt 238 ACC 31
31 Oregon 245 Pac-12 29
30 Arizona State 251 Pac-12 28
29 Stanford 252 Pac-12 29
28 TCU 254 Big 12 32
27 Colorado 268 Pac-12 27
26 Georgia Tech 269 ACC 26

NEXT: All-Time Coaches Poll Top 25

More College Football News
Home