Michigan Fight Song Named Best in College Football History
he best U-S college football fight song of all time is Michigan's "The Victors."
According to Sports Illustrated, which released its top ten fight songs this week.
Michigan rivals Ohio State and Michigan State were not included.
Notre Dame's "Victory March" is fourth.
The Michigan Wolverines marching band performs before the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Here's what SI said about the No. 1-ranked fight song:
"The all-time winningest program in college football, Michigan’s “The Victors” perfectly embodies the maize and blue. Written and composed by then-student Louis Elbel in 1898, a shortened variation of the nation’s best fight song is played every time the Wolverines score or make a major defensive play. “The Victors” is so bold and commanding that alumnus and past President Gerald R. Ford often requested the Naval band play the song in place of the customary “Hail to the Chief.” Upon his death, Ford requested it to accompany his funeral procession at the capitol.