Where does historic Oklahoma softball winning streak rank among NCAA's all-time best?

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The seemingly unstoppable Oklahoma softball machine kept on rolling this weekend, running its season record to 14-0 with a five-game sweep in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, California.

In so doing, the Sooners extended its NCAA record consecutive games win streak to 67 games. The three-time defending national champions have lost just seven times in three-plus years and have not lost a game since a 4-3 loss to Baylor on Feb. 19 last season. Oklahoma's current win streak is 20 games more than the previous record (47) held by 1996-97 Arizona.

When Oklahoma set the longest win streak in college football, winning 47 consecutive games between 1953 and 1957, it seemed like a record that might stand forever. No team has really come close. In modern times, Toledo put together 35 consecutive wins from 1969-71. Only two other teams, including Oklahoma, have exceeded that. The University of Washington ran off 40 straight wins between 1908 and 1914.

Now the dynasty that is Oklahoma softball has reeled off 67 consecutive games without a loss. It's unlikely any school will reach that historic mark anytime soon, if ever. And the Sooners aren't finished adding to it.

In addition to the current record, Oklahoma owns four of the five longest winning streaks in NCAA Division I softball history, all since 2019. The Sooners won 41 straight games in 2019, the longest win streak in the same season in NCAA history. The 2021-22 OU team won 40 consecutive games that began in the 2021 Women's College World Series championship series. The 2021-22 Sooner softball teams also put together a string of 40 straight wins that carried over from one year to the other.

As remarkable NCAA win-streak records held by OU softball and football, they are not the longest in Oklahoma athletic history. The OU men's gymnastics squad recorded 121 straight wins from 2015-19. Those wins included four consecutive NCAA national championships spanning between 2015 and 2018.

And even Oklahoma's 121 consecutive wins on men's gymnastics isn't the longest in NCAA Division I history. The University of Miami (Florida) men's tennis team disposed of 131 consecutive opponents between 1957 and 1964.

Longest winning streak in NCAA history

137 -- Miami men's tennis (1957-64)

121 -- Oklahoma men's gymnastics (2015-19)

111- Connecticut women's basketball (2014-17)

109 -- Penn State women's volleyball (2007-10)

92 -- North Carolina women's soccer (1990-94)

88 -- UCLA men's basketball (1971-74)

67 -- Oklahoma softball (2023-present)

62 -- Minnesota women's ice hockey (2012-13)

47 -- Oklahoma football (1953-57)