College football is all about putting yourself on the map, and the best way to do that is to get into a top school. You don’t want to end your college career with a losing record so getting into one of these schools is a must for any aspiring football player. Check out these colleges with the best football teams.
University of Southern California
There have been more football players drafted to the NFL from USC Trojans than any other college. USC has had over 500 players drafted, and over 70 of those have been picked up in the first round. There have also been 12 Pro Football Hall of Famers from USC, so they definitely know how to pick their players in southern California.
University of Alabama
The Alabama Crimson Tide have won 17 National Championships so far and easily have one of the most dominant football programs in the country. They always end the season with a winning percentage and last picked up a National Championship as recently as 2017. Players from the Crimson Tide have been picked in the first round of the NFL draft every year since 2009 and getting into their program is a pathway to success.
Over 300 players in Alabama’s history have been drafted to the NFL including the legendary Joe Namath and Derrick Thomas. The Crimson Tide get to play their games at the Bryant-Denny Stadium, the seventh largest arena in the United States.
If you’re looking for a school built for success, then Clemson University is surely it. The Clemson Tigers have 23 conference titles, and the school even won the ACC championship three years in a row from 2017 to 2017. They are the most recent winner of the NCAA National Championship, and the Tigers have completed three perfect seasons since 2005. Over 200 NFL players have been drafted from Clemson including recent Pro Bowlers Vic Beasley and Deshaun Watson.
Ohio State University
The Ohio State Buckeyes are pretty much always in contention for a National Championship thanks to their 39 conference victories over the years. Playing in the Big Ten has ensured the college never gets an easy ride and the Buckeyes have to play to their best every game if they want to win.
The New York Times reported that Ohio State has the highest number of fans in all of college football, so they have to be doing something right. Current Ohio State success stories in the NFL include players such as Marshon Lattimore, Denzel Ward, and Ezekiel Elliott, who have all made Pro-Bowl appearances in recent seasons.
University of Michigan
Although they haven’t tasted national success in over 20 years, the Michigan Wolverines are still one of the best college football teams in the country. They have 11 National Championships, and their winning percentage is the highest of all NCAA Division I teams. Legendary Wolverines players include Tom Mack, Ty Law, and Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch.
The football programs at these schools have been designed for success. Not only do the football teams win more than most, but they are a proven stepping stone for young players trying to make it in the NFL.