4. Michigan Wolverines
- First Season: 1879
- All-time record: 943-339-36
- National Titles: 11
- Conference Titles: 42
- Heisman Winners: 3
- All-Americans: 82
The program with the most wins of all time and the largest stadium belongs to the Michigan Wolverines. Founded in 1879, the Wolverines have amassed close to 1,000 victories as a program and have won 11 national championships in the process.
The Wolverines in the 1900s were led by multiple legends at the coaching spot. One of the most notable on that list was Bo Schembechler, who had one of the great rivalries with Ohio State’s Woody Hayes.
Part of what makes the Wolverines a “blue blood” of college football is that rivalry with Ohio State. Every great team has a nemesis and for the Wolverines, it has long been the Buckeyes and their annual game at the end of the season.
There have been three Heisman Trophy winners for the Wolverines as well. Tom Harmon, Desmond Howard and Charles Woodson all won the award that recognizes the best player in college football.
Devin Gardner would be the first player to wear 98 for the program in honor of Harmon in 2012. It honored the legacy of one of the greatest individuals ever on and off the field that wore the blue and maize.
“The Big House” has seen some of the craziest moments over the years and this program is one of the top “blue bloods” of all time. ‘Hail to the Victors!‘ is the fight song that has proudly defined the Wolverines for years.