2017 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: Bad Wins Rankings No. 1-130

2017 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: Bad Wins Rankings No. 1-130

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2017 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: Bad Wins Rankings No. 1-130

2017 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: Bad Wins Rankings No. 1-130


Who had the most bad wins over the last five years? Here are the 1-130 rankings of the teams with the most-to-least bad wins – the fillers over the lightweights on the slate.


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They’re the empty calorie wins.

They’re the ones that don’t really do much for college football as a whole, but they’re also the ones you have to use as the tune-ups and help the overall record.

They’re the bad wins. They’re the ones over the FCS teams, along with the ones that finished with three wins or fewer.

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CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: Bad Wins by Conference

Wins over FCS teams or teams that finished with three wins or fewer. 

1. Northern Illinois

2016: Buffalo, Kent State
2015: UNLV, Murray State, Ball State, at Miami University, Eastern Michigan
2014: Presbyterian, at UNLV, Kent State, Miami University, at Eastern Michigan
2013: at Idaho, Eastern Illinois, at Purdue, Eastern Michigan, at UMass, Western Michigan
2012: UT Martin, at Army, Kansas, at Akron, UMass, at Eastern Michigan
5 Year Program Analysis Bad Win Total: 24

T2. Bowling Green

2016: North Dakota, Kent State, Buffalo
2015: at Maryland, at Purdue, UMass, at Kent State, at Ball State
2014: VMI, UMass, Kent State
2013: Tulsa, Murray State, UMass, at Miami University, at Eastern Michigan
2012: Idaho, Rhode Island, at Akron, at UMass, Eastern Michigan
5 Year Program Analysis Bad Win Total: 21

T2. Ohio

2016: at Kansas, Gardner-Webb, at Kent State, Buffalo
2015: SE Louisiana, Miami University, Kent State, Ball State
2014: at Kent State, Idaho, Eastern Illinois, at Miami University
2013: Austin Peay, at Eastern Michigan, Miami University, UMass
2012: New Mexico State, Norfolk State, at UMass, Akron, Eastern Michigan
5 Year Program Analysis Bad Win Total: 21

T4. Colorado State

2016: Northern Colorado, Utah State, Fresno State
2015: Savannah State, at UTSA, at Wyoming, UNLV, at Fresno State
2014: Colorado, Cal-Davis, Tulsa, at San Jose State
2013: Cal-Poly, UTEP, at Hawaii, at New Mexico, Air Force
2012: Colorado, Hawaii, UNLV
5 Year Program Analysis Bad Win Total: 20

T4. East Carolina

2016: Western Carolina, Connecticut
2015: Towson, at SMU, at UCF
2014: NC Central, SMU, Connecticut, Tulane, at Tulsa
2013: Southern Miss, at FIU, Tulsa, UAB, at NC State
2012: Appalachian State, at Southern Miss, UTEP, at UAB, at Tulane
5 Year Program Analysis Bad Win Total: 20

T4. Louisville

2016: at Marshall, at Virginia
2015: Samford, Boston College, at Wake Forest
2014: Murray State, Wake Forest, at Syracuse
2013: Eastern Kentucky, at Kentucky, FIU, at Temple, at USF, at UConn, Memphis
2012: Kentucky, Missouri State, at FIU, at Southern Miss, USF
5 Year Program Analysis Bad Win Total: 20

T4. Marshall

2016: Morgan State, Florida Atlantic
2015: Purdue, Norfolk State, at Kent State, at Florida Atlantic, North Texas, at Charlotte
2014: at Miami University, Rhode Island, Florida Atlantic, at Southern Miss
2013: Miami University, Gardner-Webb, Southern Miss, UAB, at Tulsa, at FIU
2012: Western Carolina, at Southern Miss
5 Year Program Analysis Bad Win Total: 20

T4. San Diego State

2016: New Hampshire, at Fresno State, at Utah State
2015: San Diego, Fresno State, at Hawaii, Wyoming, at UNLV
2014: Northern Arizona, UNLV, Idaho, San Jose State
2013: at New Mexico State, at Air Force, New Mexico, at Hawaii
2012: Army, North Dakota, Hawaii, UNLV,
5 Year Program Analysis Bad Win Total: 20

T9. Cincinnati

2016: UT Martin, at Purdue, at Connecticut, East Carolina
2015: Alabama A&M, at Miami University, UCF
2014: Miami University, at SMU, at Tulane, at Connecticut
2013: Purdue, Northwestern State, Temple, UConn, at Memphis
2012: Delaware State, Fordham, USF
5 Year Program Analysis Bad Win Total: 19

T9. Duke

2016: NC Central
2015: at Tulane, NC Central, Georgia Tech, Boston College, at Army, at Wake Forest
2014: Elon, at Troy, Kansas, Tulane, at Syracuse, Wake Forest
2013: NC Central, at Memphis, at Virginia, NC State
2012: FIU, NC Central
5 Year Program Analysis Bad Win Total: 19

T9. Houston

2016: Lamar, at Texas State, UConn
2015: Tennessee Tech, Texas State, SMU, at Tulane, at UCF
2014: Grambling State, UNLV, Tulsa, at SMU
2013: Southern, at Temple, Memphis, USF
2012: UAB, UTEP, Tulane
5 Year Program Analysis Bad Win Total: 19

T9. Middle Tennessee

2016: Alabama A&M, Florida Atlantic
2015: Jackson State, Charlotte, at Florida Atlantic, North Texas, at UTSA
2014: Savannah State, Southern Miss, Florida Atlantic
2013: Western Carolina, Memphis, at UAB, FIU, at Southern Miss, UTEP
2012: McNeese State, Florida Atlantic, at FIU, at South Alabama
5 Year Program Analysis Bad Win Total: 19

T9. Temple

2016: Stonybrook, at UConn, East Carolina
2015: at UMass, at Charlotte, Tulane, UCF, at SMU
2014: at Vanderbilt, Delaware State, at UConn, Tulsa, at Tulane
2013: Army, at Memphis
2012: Villanova, USF, at Army
5 Year Program Analysis Bad Win Total: 19

T9. Old Dominion

2016: Hampton, UMass, Marshall, at Florida Atlantic
2015: at Eastern Michigan, Norfolk State, Charlotte, at UTSA
2014: Hampton, Eastern Michigan, at Florida Atlantic
2013: Howard, Albany, Liberty, at Norfolk State, Rhode Island, at Idaho, Charlotte
2012: Not FBS Yet
5 Year Program Analysis Bad Win Total: 19

CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: Bad Wins by Conference

T15. Central Michigan 18
T15. Nevada 18

T17. Ball State 17
T17. Baylor 17
T17. Toledo 17
T17. Troy 17
T17. Utah State 17
T17. Louisiana 17
T17. Air Force 16
T17. Arkansas State 16
T17. Buffalo 16
T17. BYU 16
T17. Clemson 16
T17. Iowa 16
T17. Kansas State 16
T17. Memphis 16
T17. Navy 16
T17. Rice 16
T17. Rutgers 16
T17. TCU 16
T17. UCF 16
T17. Wisconsin 16

T37. Akron 15
T37. Boston College 15
T37. Florida State 15
T37. Louisiana Tech 15
T37. Oklahoma State 15
T37. Texas State 15
T37. Tulsa 15
T37. ULM 15
T37. UTSA 15
T37. Western Kentucky 15
T37. Western Michigan 15

T48. Alabama 14
T48. Georgia 14
T48. Indiana 14
T48. Minnesota 14
T48. New Mexico 14
T48. North Texas 14
T48. Northwestern 14
T48. Oregon 14
T48. USF 14
T48. Washington 14
T48. West Virginia 14

T59. Boise State 13
T59. Miami 13
T59. Mississippi State 13
T59. North Carolina 13
T59. Ole Miss 13
T59. San Jose State 13
T59. Texas A&M 13
T59. Texas Tech 13

T67. FIU 12
T67. Hawaii 12
T67. Kent State 12
T67. Michigan State 12
T67. Oklahoma 12
T67. SMU 12
T67. South Alabama 12
T67. South Carolina 12
T67. Tulane 12
T67. Virginia Tech 12
T67. Wake Forest 12
T67. Wyoming 12

CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: Bad Wins by Conference

T79. Appalachian State 11
T79. Arizona 11
T79. Arizona State 11
T79. Florida 11
T79. Georgia Southern 11
T79. Georgia Tech 11
T79. Illinois 11
T79. LSU 11
T79. NC State 11
T79. Nebraska 11
T79. Ohio State 11
T79. Stanford 11
T79. Syracuse 11
T79. Tennessee 11

T93. Army 10
T93. Colorado 10
T93. Connecticut 10
T93. Florida Atlantic 10
T93. Idaho 10
T93. Miami Univ. 10
T93. Michigan 10
T93. Notre Dame 10
T93. Oregon State 10
T93. Penn State 10
T93. Pitt 10
T93. Southern Miss 10
T93. Utah 10
T93. UTEP 10
T93. Vanderbilt 10

T108. Arkansas 9
T108. Kentucky 9
T108. Missouri 9
T108. UNLV 9
T108. USC 9
T108. Washington State 9

T114. Auburn 8
T114. California 8
T114. Purdue 8
T114. Texas 8
T114. UCLA 8
T114. UAB 8

T120. Iowa State 7
T120. Maryland 7
T120. New Mexico State 7

T123. Eastern Michigan 6
T123. Fresno State 6
T123. Georgia State 6
T123. Massachusetts 6
T123. Virginia 6

128 Kansas 5
129 Charlotte 4
130* Coastal Carolina 0
ˆCCU wasn’t counted – not FBS until this year

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