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The top 10 wins of the David Shaw era

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The Stanford Football Twitter account did the hard work for us

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It’s easy to point to a notable win during a head coach’s tenure at a program. It’s not as easy to count down a top 10 list of best wins through a coach who currently has a record of 86-34 as the lead man in charge of the Stanford Cardinal football team.

Well, that’s just what the Stanford Football Twitter account did, relishing in their quarantine time to give us something to debate. I bet you can pick No. 1, maybe even No. 2, but I also guarantee not everyone is going to agree with the exact list of the top 10. That’s the good-natured aspect to ranking anything like a top-10 list of best wins.

So, with that in mind, here’s their list of top 10 wins by David Shaw in his time as head coach:

No. 10 — November 7, 2013 vs No. 2 Oregon

No. 9 — 2012 Pac-12 Championship vs No. 16 UCLA

No. 8 — September 22, 2018 vs No. 20 Oregon

No. 7 — September 15, 2012 vs No. 2 USC

No. 6 — November 28, 2015 vs No. 4 Notre Dame

No. 5 — November 17, 2012 vs No. 1 Oregon

No. 4 — 2015 Pac-12 Championship vs No. 20 USC

No 3 — October 29, 2011 vs No. 20 USC

No. 2 — 2013 Rose Bowl vs Wisconsin

No. 1 — 2016 Rose Bowl vs Iowa

Important to note that the account also listed the following games as ‘memorable wins that didn’t quite make the top 10’ —

‣ 2013 Pac-12 Championship at #11 ASU
‣ Nov. 10, 2017 vs. #9 Washington
‣ Nov. 25, 2017 vs. #9 Notre Dame
‣ Oct. 5, 2019 vs. #15 Washington

So, do you agree? How’d you align the top 10 wins of the David Shaw era?