6. Oklahoma Sooners
- First Season: 1895
- All-time record: 896-324-53
- National Titles: 7
- Conference Titles: 47
- Heisman Winners: 6
- All-Americans: 80
The amount of talent that the Oklahoma Sooners have had come through Norman over the years is staggering. 23 college football Hall of Famers is reason enough to put the Sooners near the top of the list on this ranking.
With seven national championships, six Heisman winners and 80 consensus All-Americans, the Sooners have without a doubt been one of the most storied programs built on a foundation of winning football games.
They have refused to play little brother to the much larger Texas and instead, the two have built one of the best rivalries in sports. The Red River Showdown rivals the Iron Bowl as the best in college football.
If all of that isn’t enough, they also have the longest winning streak in FBS history. The Sooners once won an incredible 47 games in a row. That’s a feat that will be nearly impossible for any program to top with the amount of talent spread out in today’s game.
Greats like Sam Bradford, Baker Mayfield, Adrian Peterson and others have highlighted the Bob Stoops/Lincoln Riley era in Norman. In the late 70s, Billy Sims tore through opposing defenses at the running back spot and brought home a Heisman.
Each “blue blood” is different in their own way and every program has had amazing talent. However, Oklahoma since the 40s has been the best at winning games and bringing home awards in the process.