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Best NCAA Division 1 Football Colleges

 

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Top Division 1 Football Programs

There are over 250 NCAA Division 1 colleges with football programs across two sub-divisions (D1-FBS (formally D1-A), D1-FBS (formally D1-AA)). The best colleges list is based on proprietary analysis of NCSA Favorites data obtained from the college search activity of the over 400,00 football recruits on the NCSA recruiting network, U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges, and IPEDS graduation rate data (more on NCSA Power Rankings methodology).

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1
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
9745
General Rank:
9
Grad Rank:
10
2
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
8120
General Rank:
5
Grad Rank:
17
3
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
6533
General Rank:
17
Grad Rank:
4
4
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
11190
General Rank:
25
Grad Rank:
35
5
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
8397
General Rank:
25
Grad Rank:
28
6
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
7513
General Rank:
25
Grad Rank:
35
7
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
8869
General Rank:
35
Grad Rank:
42
8
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
5400
General Rank:
13
Grad Rank:
31
9
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
5274
General Rank:
30
Grad Rank:
23
10
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
3327
General Rank:
1
Grad Rank:
2
11
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
7493
General Rank:
44
Grad Rank:
40
12
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
4059
General Rank:
10
Grad Rank:
24
13
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
13697
General Rank:
64
Grad Rank:
63
14
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
5412
General Rank:
34
Grad Rank:
50
15
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
2551
General Rank:
2
Grad Rank:
1
16
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
2697
General Rank:
8
Grad Rank:
7
17
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
2613
General Rank:
5
Grad Rank:
8
18
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
4008
General Rank:
13
Grad Rank:
38
19
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
3098
General Rank:
13
Grad Rank:
20
20
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
4386
General Rank:
45
Grad Rank:
27
21
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
7883
General Rank:
55
Grad Rank:
78
22
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
3344
General Rank:
32
Grad Rank:
22
23
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
11809
General Rank:
81
Grad Rank:
74
24
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
8227
General Rank:
75
Grad Rank:
69
25
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
13741
General Rank:
81
Grad Rank:
88
26
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
2171
General Rank:
3
Grad Rank:
3
27
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
11651
General Rank:
69
Grad Rank:
100
28
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
2521
General Rank:
21
Grad Rank:
16
29
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
2209
General Rank:
13
Grad Rank:
5
30
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
6361
General Rank:
69
Grad Rank:
76
31
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
13868
General Rank:
103
Grad Rank:
104
32
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
9890
General Rank:
84
Grad Rank:
113
33
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
5720
General Rank:
84
Grad Rank:
81
34
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
5251
General Rank:
93
Grad Rank:
65
35
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
4539
General Rank:
75
Grad Rank:
75
36
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
1765
General Rank:
10
Grad Rank:
15
37
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
6886
General Rank:
112
Grad Rank:
84
38
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
12875
General Rank:
112
Grad Rank:
121
39
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
2594
General Rank:
69
Grad Rank:
39
40
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
16532
General Rank:
132
Grad Rank:
115
41
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
2315
General Rank:
45
Grad Rank:
41
42
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
2499
General Rank:
62
Grad Rank:
43
43
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
3488
General Rank:
60
Grad Rank:
87
44
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
2664
General Rank:
45
Grad Rank:
85
45
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
4720
General Rank:
93
Grad Rank:
101
46
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
2231
General Rank:
41
Grad Rank:
66
47
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
10695
General Rank:
132
Grad Rank:
134
48
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
2535
General Rank:
69
Grad Rank:
71
49
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
1999
General Rank:
49
Grad Rank:
53
50
NCAA Division 1
NCSA Favorites:
2179
General Rank:
36
Grad Rank:
83
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