Bowl wins, bowl appearances, bowl winning percentage, disputed national championships: It's not easy to sort through, especially in the early 20th century, when the system for crowning a champion was even murkier than it is today.
Some teams claim a certain number of championships while also noting other years where a certain poll thought they were worthy.
Other teams claim championships for any year in which any poll claimed them No. 1, while others still dispute some of their titles.
National championships played a significant role in determining this list. After all, isn't that the ultimate goal? But that was not the determining factor considering how muddled that topic can get.
It's sometimes unclear who is deserving while sorting through the mess, but one thing is certain: These are the top 10 bowl programs of all time.