The Greatest Droughts in College Football


Baseball season is right around the corner, with pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training camps in the coming week.

Growing up a fan of the Chicago Cubs, springtime usually brings with it irrational exuberance, followed by almost immediate disappointment. But after a surprise run to the NLCS last autumn, I have realistic hope the 2016 Cubs might finally end the organization’s 70-year World Series drought.

I won’t get carried away and mention snapping the 107-year championship drought with which Chicago Cubs baseball has become synonymous.

The century-and-change since Chicago last won a World Series is undoubtedly the most well-known drought in American sports. Since misery loves company, yours truly is commemorating the upcoming baseball season with a shoutout for some of the most noteworthy droughts in college football.

Part of the criteria for this oh-so-scientific list: teams that never achieved a certain milestone are not considered drought-ravaged, thus Arizona’s dubious Rose Bowl record is not eligible; neither is Vanderbilt’s nonexistent SEC championship history.

So, bearing that in mind, click the page numbers below for the greatest, ongoing droughts in college football.