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State's Best Teams Ever For Wins

Kevin Anderson (left) and head coach Earl Hansen are shown after Palo Alto won 2010 CIF Division I title. Scott Kurtz/ESPNHS

For the latest installment of our Cal-Hi Sports state football record updates, here is the new list for schools with the most all-time reported wins. Bakersfield continues to lead while Palo Alto may be about to move up into the top four.

In the last three seasons, including a 14-0 CIF Division I state title team for 2010, Palo Alto’s football program has moved up two spots on the all-time state list for most varsity wins. If the Vikings continue to do well (they were 10-3 last season and reached the CIF Central Coast Section Open Division final), they could rise past two more schools this fall and settle in at No. 4.

Bakersfield, which went 13-0 in 2011 and appears to be just as loaded and maybe even better for 2012, has widened its lead over No. 2 Long Beach Poly in the last two years. The Drillers also are now six in front of the Jackrabbits on the list that does not include rugby results when rugby was considered as the alternative for 11-man football in the 1910s. Bakersfield and Long Beach Poly meet on Sept. 14 at Veteran’s Stadium.

Here is the list of schools with 500 or more all-time varsity wins:

California Schools With The Most All-Time Reported Wins

(Including Rugby When Played As A Substitute For Football)

(Source: Cal-Hi Sports State Record Book)

727 - Bakersfield, 1896-1942, 1945-2011 (727-246-43)*

709 - Long Beach Poly, 1904-2011

639 - Berkeley, 1891-2011 (639-382-61)**

619 - Santa Monica, 1898-2011 (619-359-51)***

618 - Los Angeles Loyola, 1908-1909, 1913-1917, 1919-2011 (618-275-37)

617 - Palo Alto, 1897-2011

611 - Dos Palos, 1923-2011 (611-235-25)

592 - Eureka, 1901-2011

589 - Santa Barbara, 1900-1905, 1908-2011 (589-381-33)

589 - San Jose Bellarmine, 1897-2011

571 - Vallejo, 1898-1900, 1907-1914, 1922-2011

565 - San Francisco Lowell, 1891-2011 (incomplete before 1923; forfeit win in 2009 not included)

562 - Santa Ana, 1894-2011 (562-488-45)

551 - Tehachapi, 1930-2011 (551-283-25)

547 - Los Angeles, 1893-2011 (547-402-72) (forfeit loss in 2010 not included)

531 - Redlands, 1891-2011 (531-468-47)

524 - San Diego, 1892-1893, 1895-2011 (forfeit win in 2010 not included)

516 - Los Angeles Manual Arts, 1910-2011 (516-395-36)

*Plus 22 wins and three losses by default; seven of the wins forfeited in 1984.

**Plus six wins and two losses by default; record also incomplete for 1890s.

***Plus six wins and one loss by default.

Notes: Some of the wins may have been forfeited (above records are on-the-field reported totals). San Francisco Lowell has many early year games not reported.

Most All-Time Reported Wins (Not including Rugby)

715 - Bakersfield, 1897-1909, 1915-1942, 1945-2008 (715-237-40)*

709 - Long Beach Poly, 1904-1905, 1908-2011

621 - Los Angeles Loyola, 1908-1909, 1913-1917, 1919-2011

616 - Santa Monica, 1898-2011 (616-359-50)

611 - Dos Palos, 1923-2011 (611-235-25)

*Bakersfield had two varsity teams in 1943-44. No wins are counted for those two seasons since it has not been verified which team officially counts towards won-loss totals.

Most All-Time Reported Losses (including Rugby)

612 - San Bernardino, 1893-2011 (368-612-44)*

*Plus three wins and five losses by default.

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