Surprising Fordham Sits Atop All-Time NCAA DI Baseball Standings

by BoCarter | Posted on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

College baseball all-time win-loss records have a surprising team atop the NCAA Division I listings.

Fordham…

While Texas is a solid No. 2 with 3,512 all-time wins over 123 seasons, Fordham has a commanding, 105-game lead over the No. 2 school while tradition-rich Southern California is No. 3 with 3,129 wins. Rounding out the Top Five are Michigan (2,962) and Stanford (2,951).

Some might argue that the Rams’ 36-season advantage over Texas in terms of volume of games is an edge, but Fordham also began playing an extensive collegiate schedule when many colleges were competing 10-12 times each spring.

A quick glance at the Top 100 DI members finds all 14 members of the Southeastern Conference (from No. 11 Texas A&M to No. 81 Kentucky and 2019 NCAA champ Vanderbilt at No. 36) in the first 100 schools and 12 of the 14 Atlantic Coast Conference schools among the Top 90 (No. 6 Florida State to No. 89 Louisville).

Of course, the No. 6 Seminoles have benefitted from a NCAA-record 40 consecutive seasons with 40-plus victories and a NCAA-best 42 straight appearances in the NCAA postseason tourney.

And the Ivy League, with most teams playing intercollegiate baseball for 150-plus campaigns, has four of the Top 85 rankings with No. 26. Harvard, No. 33. Yale, No. 43. Princeton, and No. 84. Pennsylvania.

The always-potent Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences are listed throughout the initial 100 with Big Ten members No. 4. Michigan, No. 14. (tie)Minnesota, No. 16. Illinois, No. 23. Ohio State, No. 34 (tie). Michigan State, No. 40. Indiana, No. 46. Nebraska, and No. 47. (tie). Iowa.

Pac-10 schools among the Division I all-time elite are No. 3. Southern California. No. 5. Stanford, No. 7. Arizona State, No. 10. Arizona, No. 12. Washington State, No. 19. California, No. 27. UCLA, and No. 31. (tie) Oregon State.

All-Time NCAA Division I Baseball Records

(Ranked by Victories; Research: NCBWA, Rick Benner, Jay Langhammer, Jeff Williams – SABR, University of Minnesota, Big 12 Conference – Last Update: Aug. 6, 2019

                                                       All

Rank/School                          Seasons                  Overall                    Pct.          Conference Games Pct.

  1. Fordham 159 4,517-2,355-49       .657         281-268                   .512
  2. Texas 123                          3,512-1,333-31       .725         1,410-554                .718
  3. Southern California 129 3,129-1,851-45       .628         1,168-798                .594
  4. Michigan 154 2,962-1,723-37       .632         1,143-683                .626
  5. Stanford 126 2,951-1,837-35       .616         1,089-912                .544
  6. Florida State 72 2,924-1,108-11       .725         591-260                   .694
  7. Arizona State 108                          2,897-1,464-8         .664         584-341                   .631
  8. Clemson 122 2,877-1,603-30       .642         835-461                   .644
  9. North Carolina 131                          2,877-1,668-37       .633         786-520                   .603
  10. Arizona 114 2,861-1,556-23       .648         861-621                   .581
  11. Texas A&M 117                          2,734-1,528-43       .641         1,138-836                .576
  12. Washington State 126 2,714-1,817-8         .599         1,100-1,021             .519
  13. Mississippi State 130 2,698-1,581-28       .631         957-824                   .537
  14. Oklahoma State 108 2,657-1,362-5         .661         859-493                   .635
  15. Minnesota 131 2,657-1,651-25       .616         1,127-722                .610
  16. Illinois 140 2,642-1,709-39       .607         1,153-846                .577
  17. Miami (Fla.) 75 2,636-1,104-18       .705         280-162                   .633
  18. Alabama 126 2,636-1,658-24       .614         975-844                   .536
  19. South Carolina 127                          2,634-1,585-17       .624         742-680                   .522
  20. California 128 2,634-1,987-21       .570         929-1,018                .477
  21. Fresno State 91 2,632-1,575-9         .626         637-386                   .623
  22. LSU 124 2,629-1,621-7         .619         996-793                   .557
  23. Ohio State 136 2,623-1,725-41       .604         999-761                   .568                                                                            24. Oklahoma                          114                          2,611-1,540-12       .629         1,013-648                .610
  1. Florida 105 2,584-1,603-24       .617         1,029-679                .602
  2. Harvard 152 2,546-1,812-35       .584         690-516                   .572
  3. UCLA 100 2,540-2,059-24       .552         968-1,036                .483
  4. San Diego State 90 2,521-1,694-38       .598         1,058-690                .605
  5. Notre Dame 127 2,518-1,616-21       .609         351-268                   .567
  6. Georgia Tech 121                          2,499-1,597-26       .610         726-635                   .533
  7. NC State 118 2,421-1,468-28       .623         715-587                   .549
  8. Oregon State 110 2,421-1,487-18       .619         1,161-926                .556
  9. Yale                 155                          2,412-2,187-42       .524         627-633                   .498

34. Missouri                            125                          2,369-1,606-21       .596         926-781                   .542

  1. Michigan State 135                          2,369-1,934-28       .551         673-720                   .483

36. Vanderbilt                         130                          2,366-1,774-36       .571         691-921                   .429

  1. Virginia       131.        2,358-1,779-41       .570         599-674                   .471
  2. Baylor      118           2,336-1,704-12       .578         984-912                   .519
  3. Santa Clara    134     2,332-2,048-33       .532         953-954                   .499
  4. Indiana          124     2,318-1,819-24       .561         807-980                   .452
  5. Georgia         116      2,309-1,800-24       .562         823-935                   .468
  6. TCU.      122                          2,282-1,701-25       .573         899-925                   .493
  7. Princeton       156              2,253-1,991-46       .531         666-619                   .518
  8. Arkansas       97         2,242-1,404-6         .615         660-564                   .539
  9. Auburn        129        2,232-1,479-12       .601         915-848                   .519
  10. Nebraska     120           2,228-1,624-15       .579         853-814                   .512
  11. Wichita State     83                            2,213-1,165-9         .655         683-357                   .657
  12. Iowa                   129                          2,213-1,877-28       .541         837-931                   .474
  13. Central Michigan        112             2,211-1,389-18       .614         744-436                   .628
  14. West Virginia         125            2,209-1,572-19       .584         587-434                   .575
  15. Ole Miss       119                             2,208-1,551-17       .587         849-885                   .490
  16. Georgia Southern 76 2,191-1,440-5         .603         514-328                   .610
  17. Virginia Tech 126                          2,189-1,589-27       .579         367-437                   .456
  18. Elon 117                          2,175-1,572-8         .579         510-296                   .631
  19. St. John’s (N.Y.) 141 2,157-1,145-10       .653         475-294                   .618
  20. Seton Hall 134 2,154-1,370-25       .611         428-345                   .554
  21. Pepperdine 81 2,146-1,549-22       .581         864-457                   .654
  22. Delaware 129 2,124-1,399-27       .603         421-275                   .605
  23. Duke 131                          2,124-1,800-34       .603         474-832                   .363
  24. Cal State Fullerton 54                 2,111-1,144-14       .649         810-286                   .739
  25. Wake Forest 110                 2,108-1,582-23       .571         584-719                   .448
  26. Rice 103                          2,106-1,670-11       .558         896-969                   .480
  27. BYU 88                            2,099-1,331-13       .612         861-427                   .668
  28. Stetson 102 2,099-1,602-11       .567         474-321                   .596
  29. Tulane 117 2,069-1,453-18       .587         497-443                   .529
  30. Tennessee 110 2,066-1,621-14       .560         746-903                   .452
  31. Penn State 132 2,051-1,490-21       .579         412-478                   .463
  32. Indiana State 124 2,047-1,489-19       .579         439-474                   .481
  33. Sam Houston State 94 2,045-1,402-7         .593         472-384                   .551
  34. Ohio                 128                          2,041-1,611-10       .561         733-634                   .534
  35. Grand Canyon 66 2,011-1,408-10       .588         181-129                   .584
  36. San Jose State 103                          1,999-1,916-33       .511         649-734                   .469
  37. Navy 124                          1,997-1,333-39       .600         329-223                   .614
  38. Washington 119 1,996-1,673-19       .544         910-983                   .481
  39. Maine 137 1,993-1,647-17       .548         387-285                   .576
  40. Purdue 132 1,987-2,020-37       .496         779-1,063                .423
  41. Cal Poly 114 1,983-1,756-15       .530         602-546                   .524
  42. Bradley 120 1,975-1,649-14       .545         439-573                   .434
  43. Western Michigan 109 1,971-1,572-23       .553         790-626                   .556
  44. Miami (Ohio) 104                          1,966-1,561-9         .560         754-692                   .522
  45. Kentucky 109 1,951-1,643-23       .543         697-950                   .423
  46. Hawai’i 89 1,948-1,469-17       .570         539-461                   .539

83. Kansas                               129                          1,942-1,867-18       .510         709-1,069                .399

  1. Pennsylvania 144 1,938-1,743-43       .526         267-273                   .494
  2. Oral Roberts 54                            1,935-1,018-3         .655         490-119                   .805
  3. East Carolina 70 1,927-1,042-12       .649         577-357                   .618
  4. Louisiana Tech 107                          1,923-1,619-4         .543         790-750                   .513
  5. Southern Illinois 73 1,921-1,410-11       .577         390-486                   .445
  6. Louisville 107 1,920-1,504-10       .561         411-254                   .618
  7. Villanova 147 1,902-1,547-25       .551         316-451                   .412
  8. Richmond 105                 1,896-1,418-15       .572         432-341                   .559
  9. South Alabama 55                            1,890-1,093-3         .634         575-352                   .620
  10. Houston   73         1,887-1,403-16       .574         586-527                   .527
  11. Dallas Baptist 50                            1,879-1,018-2         .649         102-50                     .671
  12. UC Santa Barbara 91 1,875-1,665-23       .530         679-809                   .456
  13. Lafayette 155 1,869-1,834-35       .505         236-339                   .410
  14. Rutgers 149 1,865-1,654-23       .530         320-273                   .540
  15. Western Carolina 87 1,862-1,399-9         .571         606-368                   .622
  16. New Mexico 102 1,861-1,680-5         .525         738-734                   .501

100. Kansas State                    119                          1,860-1,867-10       .499         604-1,089                .357

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