Division 1 (BCS) Notre Dame 8 championships
Division 1 AA (FCS) Georgia Southern 6 championships
Division II North Dakota State 5 championships
Division III Mount Union 10 championships
The college football national championship is the highest team award in the sport. The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame has won the most championships in history.
Danny Ford guided Clemson to its first and only national championship in 1981, and remains the youngest head coach in NCAA history to win a national title, accomplishing the feat at the age of 33.
You might wish to rephrase and narrow the question. As it reads now, it is wide open and could refer to any team in any sport at any time in history. One might assume that, since the question is asked under the heading of 'football history' that it refers to a football championship. But the question remains, 'Championship of what?' Do you mean championship of the National Football League? Professional leagues that pre-dated the NFL? College football? Canadian football? We are not mind-readers. Please give some thought to a question before asking it.
No, but they have won the most games without winning a national championship in NCAA history.
Coming into the 2008 season, that would be Michigan with 872 victories. <-- Updated ---- it would be WVU they are the winningest team in college football but have never won a national championship. ________________________________________________________________________ WVU is only the most winning school without a National Championship, they are not the most winning school all-time.
The NCAA does not select a champion in Division I-FBS college football-the only varsity, NCAA-sponsored sport to not have an official championship. The NCAA does, however, recognize championships that are awarded by "major selectors;" organizations that are generally and widely regarded as major sources. Today, those sources are the BCS (in conjunction with its agreement with the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll) and the Associated Press. Beginning with the 2014 football season, the College Football Playoff will replace the BCS.
The Michigan Wolverines are the most winningest college football team in FBS history.
Danny Ford guided Clemson University to its first and only national championship in 1981, and remains the youngest head coach in NCAA history to win a national title, accomplishing the feat at the age of 33.
According to the 2010 College Football Data Warehouse (see below), Bear Bryant of Alabama has the most, with 6. Next are Bernie Bierman of Minnesota with 5, then Frank Leahy of Notre Dame and Robert Neyland of Tennessee with 4 each. Barry Switzer and Bud Wilkinson, both of Oklahoma, and John McKay of USC have 3 each. 12 coaches have two national championships each. Eleven of these two-championship coaches have won both at the same school. These are: Blaik of Army, Parsegian of Notre Dame, Devaney of Nebraska, Bowden of FSU, Royal of Texas, Erickson of Miami, Paterno of Penn State, Hayes of Ohio State, Osborne of Nebraska, Carroll of USC, and Meyer of Florida. The College Football Data Warehouse (CFBDW) is an online database that has collected and researched information on college football and national championship selections. It provides a comprehensive inventory of national championship selectors and has itself recognized selectors that it has deemed to be the most acceptable throughout history: the National Championship Foundation, the Helms Athletic Foundation, the College Football Researchers Association, the Associated Press Poll, and the Coaches Poll.
Currently is Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions.