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

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

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

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


Who had the most bad losses over the last five years? Here are the 1-130 rankings of the teams with the most-to-least bad losses – the real clunkers.


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They’re the season-cripplers. The bad losses can ruin a season, crush momentum, and kill a team hoping to come up with a win against someone it’s probably supposed to beat.

So what’s a Bad Loss?

In the CFN Five-Year Program Analysis, an Bad Loss is counted as a loss to an FCS team or to a team that finishes with three wins or fewer. An extra 0.5 penalty is added on to a Bad Loss at home – those really hurt.

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CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: Bad Losses by Conference

Losses to FCS teams or teams that finish with three wins or fewer. It’s a BAD thing to be high on the list – the fewer bad losses, the better.

1. Army

2006: at Buffalo
2015: Fordham, Wake Forest, Tulane
2014: at Wake Forest, at Yale, at Kent State
2013: at Temple, at Air Force, at Hawaii
2012: Stonybrook, at Eastern Michigan
5 Year Bad Loss Score: 14

2. Massachusetts

2015: Kent State, at Ball State, Miami University
2014: Colorado, at Vanderbilt, at Miami University
2013: Maine, Western Michigan
5 Year Bad Loss Score: 10.5

3. Georgia State

2015: Charlotte, Liberty
2014: New Mexico State, at Troy
2013: Samford, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Jacksonville State
5 Year Bad Loss Score: 10

T4. FIU

2016: at UMass
2015: at UMass, at Florida Atlantic
2014: Bethune-Cookman
2013: Bethune-Cookman, UAB, at UTEP
5 Year Bad Loss Score: 8.5

T4. Eastern Michigan

2015: Ball State, Army, at Miami University, UMass
2014: at UMass
2013: at Army
2012: Illinois State
5 Year Bad Loss Score: 8.5

T4. New Mexico State

2015: at ULM
2014: at Troy, at Idaho
2013: UTEP, at New Mexico
2012: at UTEP, at Idaho, at Auburn
5 Year Bad Loss Score: 8.5

CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: Bad Losses by Conference

7. Connecticut

2016: at East Carolina
2014: at Tulane, SMU
2013: Towson, South Florida
2012: at South Florida
5 Year Bad Loss Score: 7.5

8. UTEP

2016: at Florida Atlantic, at Rice
2015: UTSA
2013: New Mexico, Tulsa
5 Year Bad Loss Score: 6.5

T9. Central Michigan

2016: at Virginia, Kent State
2014: Syracuse, at Kansas
2013: at NC State
5 Year Bad Loss Score: 6

T9. Louisiana Tech

2014: Northwestern State
2013: at NC State, at Kansas, Army, Tulsa
5 Year Bad Loss Score: 6

T9. Western Michigan

2014: at Purdue
2013: Nicholls State, at Eastern Michigan
2012: at Illinois, Eastern Michigan
5 Year Bad Loss Score: 6

T9. Washington State

2016: Eastern Washington
2015: Portland State
2012: Colorado, California
5 Year Bad Loss Score: 6

T9. Wyoming

2015: North Dakota, Eastern Michigan
2014: San Jose State
2012: Cal Poly
5 Year Bad Loss Score: 6

CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: Bad Losses by Conference

Note: Teams like Coastal Carolina don’t get hit with Bad Losses during their time in the FCS.

T14 Buffalo 5.5
T14 Iowa State 5.5
T14 Miami Univ. 5.5
T14 Southern Miss 5.5
T14 UNLV 5.5

T19 Idaho 5
T19 Kansas 5
T19 Kent State 5
T19 Nevada 5
T19 Rutgers 5
T19 South Alabama 5

T25 Akron 4.5
T25 Charlotte 4.5
T25 Hawaii 4.5

T28 Memphis 4
T28 North Texas 4
T28 Temple 4
T28 Tulane 4
T28 USF 4

T33 Arkansas State 3.5
T33 Florida Atlantic 3.5
T33 Louisiana 3.5
T33 SMU 3.5
T33 Texas State 3.5
T33 UCF 3.5

T39 Air Force 3
T39 Illinois 3
T39 Iowa 3
T39 Oregon State 3
T39 ULM 3

T44 Appalachian State 2.5
T44 Ball State 2.5
T44 Boston College 2.5
T44 Colorado 2.5
T44 Colorado State 2.5
T44 Middle Tennessee 2.5
T44 Northern Illinois 2.5
T44 Old Dominion 2.5
T44 Rice 2.5
T44 Troy 2.5
T44 Tulsa 2.5
T44 UAB 2.5
T44 Virginia 2.5
T44 Western Kentucky 2.5

T58 Cincinnati 2
T58 San Jose State 2
T58 Texas 2
T58 UTSA 2

T62 Duke 1.5
T62 Florida 1.5
T62 Houston 1.5
T62 Kansas State 1.5
T62 Northwestern 1.5
T62 Notre Dame 1.5
T62 Ohio 1.5
T62 San Diego State 1.5
T62 South Carolina 1.5
T62 Utah 1.5
T62 Wake Forest 1.5

T73 Arizona State 1
T73 BYU 1
T73 Florida State 1
T73 Georgia Southern 1
T73 Marshall 1
T73 Maryland 1
T73 Michigan State 1
T73 NC State 1
T73 Nebraska 1
T73 New Mexico 1
T73 North Carolina 1
T73 Pitt 1
T73 Texas Tech 1
T73 Toledo 1
T73 UCLA 1
T73 Vanderbilt 1
T73 Virginia Tech 1
T73 Washington 1
T73 West Virginia 1

CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: Bad Losses by Conference

T92 Alabama 0
T92 Arizona 0
T92 Arkansas 0
T92 Auburn 0
T92 Baylor 0
T92 Boise State 0
T92 Bowling Green 0
T92 California 0
T92 Clemson 0
T92 Coastal Carolina 0*
T92 East Carolina 0
T92 Fresno State 0
T92 Georgia 0
T92 Georgia Tech 0
T92 Idaho 0
T92 Indiana 0
T92 Kentucky 0
T92 Louisville 0
T92 LSU 0
T92 Miami 0
T92 Michigan 0
T92 Minnesota 0
T92 Mississippi State 0
T92 Missouri 0
T92 Navy 0
T92 Ohio State 0
T92 Oklahoma 0
T92 Oklahoma State 0
T92 Ole Miss 0
T92 Oregon 0
T92 Penn State 0
T92 Purdue 0
T92 Stanford 0
T92 Syracuse 0
T92 TCU 0
T92 Tennessee 0
T92 Texas A&M 0
T92 USC 0
T92 Utah State 0
T92 Wisconsin 0

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