STATS FCS - Ranking the most successful FCS programs of the decade

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STATS FCS - Ranking the most successful FCS programs of the decade
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(STATS) - The calendar says the FCS championship game will occur in early 2020, but North Dakota State actually has one more opportunity to add to one of the most dominating decades in college football history.

The Bison dynasty has stood atop the FCS over the 2010-19 seasons, winning more than 91 percent of its games and a subdivision-record seven national titles to date.

So with No. 1 in the 2010s a runaway, which programs have been the most successful after North Dakota State? The following 16-team ranking breaks it down.

This is not a list of the 16 best programs - otherwise, Illinois State, Montana and others might be included - but the most successful of the decade.

Enjoy the holidays before North Dakota State and James Madison square off Jan. 11 in the national championship game - the final game of the FCS decade.


Record: 48-15 (.762)

Resume: 3 FCS playoff appearances; 2017 and ‘18 quarterfinalist; 2 Big South Conference titles and 1 runner-up finish

Recap: No FCS startup program has won as many games as coach Brian Bohannon’s Owls in their first five seasons, including the third-most among all teams (34) over the last three years.

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