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The top 8 of the list are shoo-ins for sure. No brainers.

 

The next 8 are iffy, but possibly warrant inclusion. 

- Washington and Auburn simply are not at the level of the other 16 on this list.

- I would disqualify Penn St, because without Paterno that program is nothing, and Paterno can burn in hell.

- The others are all up there in terms of total # of wins, and bowl wins and appearances. Tennessee and Georgia don't have the same championship hardware as the others but lots of wins.

- Florida, FSU, Miami, LSU, and Clemson all have multiple national championships spanning multiple coaches, but they don't have the same historical pedigree as the top 8. They are a solid second-tier historically. More of a new-money vs old-money sort of deal.

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Minus a couple Ivy League teams, that's pretty much the list of the winningest football programs in college football history.

 

Not so much a matter of perception. 

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The top nine are all in the top 12 of all-time wins (with Yale, Harvard and Penn).  The next two D-1 programs on that list are Tennessee and Georgia.  I was going to include Georgia with the other 9 but since Tennessee has more wins and more national titles, I included both of them as well.

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6 hours ago, Mavric said:

The top nine are all in the top 12 of all-time wins (with Yale, Harvard and Penn).  The next two D-1 programs on that list are Tennessee and Georgia.  I was going to include Georgia with the other 9 but since Tennessee has more wins and more national titles, I included both of them as well.

Ditto, but then it's questionable whether either should be in there. At best at the bottom of the blue bloods. If you could only do a top ten who would you take out, Tennessee or Georgia? Looking at the top nine we have 4 Big Ten, 2 Big 12, and only 1 SEC, PAC, and independent. 0 ACC. Top 11 brings us to 3 SEC.

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Growing up I always thought of Clemson and Georgia as big programs even though they hadn't won any national championships since before I was born. They were just talked about a lot like they were big programs. I think if you subtract Clemson's last 5 years or so, they would be about equal with Washington or LSU or Auburn. (Admittedly, I don't know much about LSU or Auburn).

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8 hours ago, Mavric said:

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Wondering if the list could be expanded down to a 100 so we could see where Iowa checks in ??

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I included the first 7 and Georgia. If it was a graded test I would've also included Texas but since I didn't have to, F Texas. I'm kind of surprised a few people didn't vote for USC and/or Notre Dame. Both are definitely blue bloods, no question about it.

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29 minutes ago, Moiraine said:

Growing up I always thought of Clemson and Georgia as big programs even though they hadn't won any national championships since before I was born. They were just talked about a lot like they were big programs. I think if you subtract Clemson's last 5 years or so, they would be about equal with Washington or LSU or Auburn. (Admittedly, I don't know much about LSU or Auburn).

I don't think Clemson was a blip on the football map until we played them in the 82 Orange Bowl. If you subtract their last 5 years they wouldn't even be in the conversation. LSU has been a thing for quite a long time but for some reason I just don't consider them a blue blood program. Washington, not even close.

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It would be interesting to see what this list would look like 30 yrs from now. Could be flipped, with maybe 2 or 3 of today's top 10, still in the top 10.

 

GBR!!!

 

 

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I thought the top 8 for sure with Peen State and maybe Florida/FSU on the borderline.  

 

Maybe not very surprising that's sort of the consensus, but for some reason I was surprised.

 

The Florida schools seem to water each other down.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL BLUE BLOODS:

-NEBRASKA

-Whoever Nebraska plays in the title game that year

 

*End List*

 

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12 hours ago, Comish said:

Wondering if the list could be expanded down to a 100 so we could see where Iowa checks in ??

Are you sure you would get to Iowa if you only go down to 100?  

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4 hours ago, huskered17 said:

It would be interesting to see what this list would look like 30 yrs from now. Could be flipped, with maybe 2 or 3 of today's top 10, still in the top 10.

 

GBR!!!

 

 

IDK if it would change that much. The current top 8 are pretty much the same top 8 from 30 years ago. I suppose that is kind of implied in the blue blood moniker, long term greatness not short term flashes in the pan. Probably would take 40 or 50 consecutive years of sustained good or bad to change this list, imo. I can see some of those programs eventually getting into the club but I think it would take a lot, even more than our 20 year slide, to fall out of it.

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2 hours ago, huKSer said:

Are you sure you would get to Iowa if you only go down to 100?  

The remnants of Holiday cheer emboldened me to cut them some merciful slack...

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Is blueblood status gained through history? do you see Boise State gaining blueblood status if they continuing winning like this into 2100 and beyond they have had only 5 losing seasons in football.And are they the group of 5 team most likely to gain blueblood status

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10 hours ago, bazinga22 said:

Is blueblood status gained through history? do you see Boise State gaining blueblood status if they continuing winning like this into 2100 and beyond they have had only 5 losing seasons in football.And are they the group of 5 team most likely to gain blueblood status

Boise State is not a blue blood. They haven't even won a championship

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10 hours ago, bazinga22 said:

Is blueblood status gained through history? do you see Boise State gaining blueblood status if they continuing winning like this into 2100 and beyond they have had only 5 losing seasons in football.And are they the group of 5 team most likely to gain blueblood status

 

And Wisconsin?

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1 minute ago, bazinga22 said:

Florida is not a blueblood they weren't great before spurrier

I agree that Florida is not a blue blood, but I find it funny that you think Wisconsin and Boise State are blue bloods and Florida is not.

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19 minutes ago, bazinga22 said:

if they win a championship and continue success next 50-75 years i see can Wisconsin likely.

 

Come back then and we'll see where they stand

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I do think Harsin and Chryst at BSU and Wisconsin are really good coaches.If you ever read the fanboards of BSU especially few of their negative nancies want him fired after 3 top 25 finishes in 5 years almost 80 percent winning percentage crazy fans? he's gone 12-2,9-4,10-3,11-3 and 10-3 in his 5 years

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