2017 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: Elite Loss Rankings No. 1-130

2017 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: Elite Loss Rankings No. 1-130

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2017 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: Elite Loss Rankings No. 1-130

2017 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: Elite Ross Rankings No. 1-130


Who had the most elite losses over the last five years? Here are the 1-130 rankings of the teams and their losses to the stars – the defeats to the superstars on the slate.


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Some losses are forgivable.

If you’re dealing with a top team in a year – or in the case of Tennessee and the SEC West, Alabama every year – you’re going to get tagged with a tough defeat that’s hard to get too angry over.

So who, over the last five years, had the most Elite Losses – the ones over the teams that finished a season with two losses or fewer?

The point behind all of this is to give some teams a break for having to deal with rough spots on the schedule. It’s not your fault … it’s not your fault …

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Losses to teams that finished a season with two losses or fewer. 

1. Tennessee

2016: Alabama
2015: Oklahoma, at Alabama
2014: Alabama
2013: at Oregon, at Alabama, at Missouri, Auburn
2012: Florida, at Georgia, Alabama, at South Carolina
5 Year Elite Loss Total: 12

2. Michigan

2016: at Ohio State
2015: Michigan State, Ohio State
2014: at Michigan State, at Ohio State
2013: at Michigan State, Ohio State
2012: Alabama, at Notre Dame, at Ohio State, South Carolina (Outback)
5 Year Elite Loss Total: 11

T4. Auburn

2016: Clemson, at Alabama, Oklahoma (Sugar)
2015: Alabama
2014: at Alabama
2013: Florida State (BCS Championship)
2012: Clemson, Texas A&M, Georgia, at Alabama
5 Year Elite Loss Total: 10

T4. Indiana

2016: at Ohio State
2015: Ohio State, at Michigan State, Iowa
2014: Michigan State, at Ohio State
2013: Missouri, at Michigan State, at Ohio State
2012: Ohio State
5 Year Elite Loss Total: 10

T4. Iowa State

2016: Oklahoma
2015: Iowa, at Toledo, TCU, at Oklahoma
2014: Baylor, at TCU
2013: at Baylor, at Oklahoma
2012: Kansas State
5 Year Elite Loss Total: 10

T4. Maryland

2016: Ohio State
2015: at Ohio State, at Iowa, at Michigan State
2014: Ohio State, Michigan State
2013: at Florida State, Clemson
2012:  at Clemson, Florida State
5 Year Elite Loss Total: 10

T4. Rutgers

2016: at Washington, at Ohio State
2015: Michigan State, Ohio State
2014: at Ohio State, at Michigan State
2013: at Fresno State, at Louisville, at UCF
2012: Louisville
5 Year Elite Loss Total: 10

T8. Florida

2016: Alabama (SEC Championship)
2015: Alabama (SEC Championship)
2014: at Alabama, at Florida State
2013: at Missouri, at South Carolina, Florida State
2012: Georgia, Louisville (Sugar)
5 Year Elite Loss Total: 9

T8. Kansas

2016: at Oklahoma
2015: Oklahoma, at TCU
2014: at Baylor, TCU
2013: Oklahoma, Baylor
2012: at Northern Illinois, at Kansas State
5 Year Elite Loss Total: 9

T8. Kentucky

2016: at Alabama
2013: Louisville, at South Carolina, Alabama, Missouri
2012: at Louisville, at Florida, South Carolina, Georgia
5 Year Elite Loss Total: 9

T8. Ole Miss

2016: Alabama
2015: at Alabama
2014: TCU (Peach)
2013: at Alabama, at Auburn, Missouri
2012: at Alabama, Texas A&M, at Georgia
5 Year Elite Loss Total: 9

T12. Boston College 8
T12. California 8
T12. Kansas State 8
T12. Mississippi State 8
T12. MIssouri 8
T12. Oklahoma 8
T12. Oklahoma State 8
T12. Purdue 8
T12. SMU 8
T12. Texas Tech 8
T12. Wake Forest 8
T12. West Virginia 8
T12. Wisconsin 8

T25. Georgia Tech 7
T25. Idaho 7
T25. Illinois 7
T25. LSU 7
T25. Miami 7
T25. Penn State 7
T25. Texas 7
T25. Texas A&M 7
T25. Toledo 7
T25. USF 7
T25. Vanderbilt 7
T25. Washington State 7

T37. Akron 6
T37. Arizona 6
T37. Bowling Green 6
T37. Buffalo 6
T37. Clemson 6
T37. Colorado 6
T37. Florida Atlantic 6
T37. Georgia 6
T37. Kent State 6
T37. Michigan State 6
T37. Minnesota 6
T37. NC State 6
T37. Nebraska 6
T37. Notre Dame 6
T37. Oregon State 6
T37. Syracuse 6
T37. TCU 6
T37. USC 6
T37. Wyoming 6

T56. Alabama 5
T56. Ball State 5
T56. Baylor 5
T56. Central Michigan 5
T56. Cincinnati 5
T56. Colorado State 5
T56. Connecticut 5
T56. Eastern Michigan 5
T56. FIU 5
T56. Florida State 5
T56. Iowa 5
T56. Louisiana Tech 5
T56. Louisville 5
T56. Memphis 5
T56. Navy 5
T56. Northern Illinois 5
T56. Northwestern 5
T56. Oregon 5
T56. Pitt 5
T56. Southern Miss 5
T56. Temple 5
T56. Tulsa 5
T56. UCF 5
T56. UCLA 5
T56. ULM 5
T56. Virginia Tech 5
T56. Washington 5
T56. Western Michigan 5

T84. Arkansas State 4
T84. BYU 4
T84. Duke 4
T84. Fresno State 4
T84. Miami Univ. 4
T84. Nevada 4
T84. Ohio 4
T84. San Diego State 4
T84. South Carolina 4
T84. Stanford 4
T84. Utah 4

T95. East Carolina 3
T95. Hawaii 3
T95. Louisiana 3
T95. Massachusetts 3
T95. Middle Tennessee 3
T95. New Mexico 3
T95. North Texas 3
T95. Ohio State 3
T95. Old Dominion 3
T95. Texas State 3
T95. UAB 3
T95. UNLV 3
T95. Virginia 3

T108. Air Force 2
T108. Arizona State 2
T108. Army 2
T108. Georgia Southern 2
T108. Georgia State 2
T108. Houston 2
T108. North Carolina 2
T108. Rice 2
T108. San Jose State 2
T108. Troy 2
T108. Tulane 2
T108. Utah State 2
T108. UTSA 2
T108. Western Kentucky 2

T122. Appalachian State 1
T122. Boise State 1
T122. Marshall 1
T122. New Mexico State 1
T122. South Alabama 1
T127. Arkansas 0
T127. Charlotte 0
T127. Coastal Carolina 0
T127. UTEP 0

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