Which College Teams Carry The Longest Active Bowl Streaks

Which College Teams Carry The Longest Active Bowl Streaks

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Which College Teams Carry The Longest Active Bowl Streaks


Now that the Florida State Seminoles’ record streak of 36 consecutive bowl games was snapped at 36 after a 5-7 season, which schools have the longest active bowl streaks now?

If you’re guessing Alabama, the Tide don’t make the top 5. Clemson…even lower than Alabama. Guessing Ohio State, Florida, Michigan? Not even in the top 10.

It’s the Virginia Tech Hokies with the current longest bowl streak, at 26 years. Georgia is second followed by Oklahoma.

This season’s 39 Bowl Games kickoff on Dec. 15 at 1:30 p.m. as Tulane and Louisiana bring a bit of Cajun Country to Orlando’s Cure Bowl.

The following are the top 10 bowl streaks:

Virginia Tech: 26 Years (since 1992)

An improbable overtime win over Virginia set up a makeup game with Marshall that allowed the Hokies to finish 6-6 and advance to the Military Bowl in Annapolis and a date with Cincinnati.

Georgia: 23 Years (since 1997)

The Bulldogs have been a model of consistency the past two plus decades. Georgia has played in 54 bowl games, tied for second all-time. UGA’s 31–20–3 bowl record ranks the Dawgs third all-time in bowl wins. No. 5 Georgia will extend its streak at this year’s Sugar Bowl vs. Texas.

Oklahoma: 19 Years (since 1999)

Oklahoma beat Texas for the Big 12 Championship and a trip to the Orange Bowl to face Alabama in the college football semi-final playoff.

LSU: 18 Years (since 2000)

Ed Orgeron and the Tigers parlayed a 10-2 season into a New Year’s invite to the Fiesta Bowl and a date with undefeated and self-proclaimed defending national champion, UCF.

Boise State: 17 Years (since 2002)

Boise State has been the best Group of Five program this century. The Broncos’ 2007 Fiesta Bowl victory over Oklahoma was one of the most memorable bowl games in history. The run continues with a trip to the First Responder Bowl in Dallas against Boston College.

Wisconsin: 17 Years (since 2002)

After being a preseason favorite to win the Big 10, Wisconsin settles for a rematch with Miami in the Pinstripe Bowl in New York. The Badgers beat the Hurricanes in last season’s Orange Bowl.

Alabama: 15 Years (since 2004)

One would have thought Alabama hadn’t missed a bowl game since the turn of the century….the 20th century. But pre-Saban, the Crimson Tide had three losing seasons over a seven year period. That’s all been taken care of as the defending national champions face No. 4 Oklahoma in the college football playoff semifinal in the Orange Bowl.

Clemson: 14 Years (since 2005)

Clemson has earned its third national championship berth in four years. The 13-0 Tigers face No. 3 Notre Dame at Jerry’s World Cotton Bowl in the first leg of the college football playoff.

Oklahoma State: 13 Years (since 2006)

The Cowboys have flown under the radar during the past dozen years but Mike Gundy squeezed Oklahoma State (6-6) into the Liberty Bowl in Memphis and a date with former Big 12 foe Missouri.

Stanford: 10 Years (since 2009)

From 1972 to 2008, all wasn’t great on the Farm as Stanford earned only nine bowl games. After beating Cal 23-13 in the ‘Big Game’, the Cardinal (8-4) accepted a Sun Bowl invitation and will make the trip to El Paso and face Pittsburgh.

Texas A&M: 10 Years (since 2009)

In Jimbo Fisher’s first year in College Station, the 8-4 Aggies will face off against the North Carolina State Wolfpack in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl in Jacksonville.

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