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Dubois: They just keep streaking at this Oregon college

Last Modified: Monday, October 21, 2013 10:12 AM

By Carl Dubois / Special to the American Press

Made you look, didn't I? Well, it's all about eyeballs, search engine optimization, clicks and page views. But wait.

Seriously, this is about one very impressive streak extended Saturday in the Pacific Northwest. Linfield College won to extend its number of consecutive winning seasons in football to 58.

It's by far the longest such streak in the NCAA (all divisions), and Linfield's reign at the top of the list seems likely to never be challenged. Florida State is second on the list of active streaks, and with one more win this fall, the Seminoles would extend their streak to 37 consecutive winning seasons.

I don't see Florida State having a losing season anytime soon, but it seems less likely Linfield will have one. It's set up well for this streak to go on ... and on ... and on.

Harvard, Notre Dame and Central (Iowa) all had streaks of 42 consecutive winning seasons, but those ended years ago. Next on the list of longest all-time streaks are Princeton (41), Nebraska (40), Ithaca (40), Yale (39), Baldwin-Wallace (38), Alabama (37) and Cal-Davis (37)

And in case you were curious, the rest of the top five active streaks when the season started: 3) Mount Union, 34; 4) Florida, 33; 5) Hardin-Simmons, 21.

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Carl Dubois, a former American Press reporter and assistant sports editor, is a journalist and editor now living and working near Portland, Ore.

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