There are currently 125 college football programs playing at the FBS level, and less than one quarter have ever won either an AP or Coaches’ national championship since 1939. Still, that doesn’t mean that the rest of the fan bases out there are tortured – most aren’t in power conferences, don’t recruit at a high level or don’t have national title expectations year after year. No, to truly be considered a tortured fan base, there has to be hope – hope that this is the year that your favorite team is going to turn the corner.
We’ve put together a list of the ten most tortured fan bases in college football. Some programs are on here due to consistent ineptitude, while others make the list due to numerous heartbreaking defeats or scenarios. Either way, fans of these programs are always left feeling just a little…dissatisfied.