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

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

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

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


How many elite wins did you get? Who came up with the really, really big victories? Here are the 1-130 rankings of the teams with FBS wins over the strongest and best teams each season.


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Coming up with lots of wins always matters, but pulling off the massive victory over the top team in the big game can define a season.

In the CFN Five-Year Program Analysis, an Elite Win is a victory over an FBS team that finished with two losses or fewer, or on the road or in a bowl game against a team that lost three games. An extra 0.5 is added on to the Elite Win score when a team comes up with a road victory over a team that finished with two losses or fewer.

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Wins over FBS teams that finished with two losses or fewer, or a road win, bowl or conference championship over a team that finished with three losses.  An extra 0.5 is added to a road, bowl, or conference championship win over a team that finished with two losses or fewer.

1. Clemson

2016: at Florida State, Ohio State (Fiesta), Alabama (College Football Playoff National Championship)
2015: Appalachian State, North Carolina (ACC Championship), Oklahoma (Orange)
2013: Ohio State (Orange)
2012: LSU (Chick-fil-A Peach)
Five-Year Program Analysis Elite Win Score: 10

2. Alabama

2016: Washington (Peach)
2015: at Georgia, Michigan State (Cotton), Clemson (College Football Playoff National Championship)
2014: Missouri (SEC Championship)
2012: at LSU, Georgia (SEC Championship), Notre Dame (BCS Championship)
Five-Year Program Analysis Elite Win Score: 9.5

T3. Florida State

2016: at South Florida, Michigan (Orange)
2014: Georgia Tech (ACC Championship)
2013: at Clemson, Auburn (BCS Championship)
2012: Clemson, Northern Illinois (Orange)
Five-Year Program Analysis Elite Win Score: 9

T3. Ohio State

2016: at Oklahoma, at Wisconsin
2915: at Michigan, Notre Dame (Fiesta)
2014: at Michigan State, Alabama (Sugar), Oregon (College Football Playoff Championship Game)
Five-Year Program Analysis Elite Win Score: 9

5. Michigan State

2015: at Michigan, at Ohio State, Iowa (Big Ten Championship)
2014: Baylor (Cotton)
2013: Ohio State (Big Ten Championship), Stanford (Rose)
2012: Boise State
Five-Year Program Analysis Elite Win Score: 8

T6. Oklahoma

2016: at West Virginia
2015: TCU, at Oklahoma State
2013: at Oklahoma State. Alabama (Sugar)
Five-Year Program Analysis Elite Win Score:
 6.5

T6. Oregon

2015: at Stanford
2014: Michigan State, at UCLA, Florida State (Rose)
2012: Kansas State (Fiesta)
Five-Year Program Analysis Elite Win Score: 
6.5

T6. South Carolina

2013: at UCF, at Missouri, Clemson
2012: Georgia, at Clemson  
Five-Year Program Analysis Elite Win Score: 
6.5

T9. Baylor

2016: Boise State (Fiesta)
2015: at Oklahoma State, North Carolina (Russell Athletic)
2014: TCU
2013: Oklahoma
2012: Kansas State
Five-Year Program Analysis Elite Win Score: 
6

T9. Stanford

2015: Iowa (Rose)
2014: at UCLA
2013: Oregon
2012: San Jose State, at Oregon 
Five-Year Program Analysis Elite Win Score: 
6

CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: Elite Wins by Conference

T11 Arkansas State 4.5
T11 LSU 4.5
T11 Ole Miss 4.5
T14 Florida 4
T14 Houston 4
T14 Notre Dame 4
T14 USC 4

18 Texas A&M 3.5

T19 Georgia 3
T19 Iowa 3
T19 Texas 3
T19 UCF 3
T19 Utah State 3

T24 Arizona 2.5
T24 Auburn 2.5
T24 Connecticut 2.5
T24 Northern Illinois 2.5
T24 Virginia Tech 2.5
T24 Western Kentucky 2.5
T24 Wisconsin 2.5

T31 Arkansas 2
T31 Central Michigan 2
T31 Georgia Tech 2
T31 Indiana 2
T31 Miami 2
T31 Nebraska 2
T31 Oklahoma State 2
T31 Penn State 2
T31 Tennessee 2
T31 UCLA 2
T31 Utah 2

T42 Louisville 1.5
T42 Pitt 1.5
T42 San Diego State 1.5
T42 Western Michigan 1.5

T46 Air Force 1
T46 Arizona State 1
T46 Bowling Green 1
T46 BYU 1
T46 Colorado 1
T46 Colorado State 1
T46 Hawaii 1
T46 Kansas State 1
T46 Marshall 1
T46 MIssouri 1
T46 NC State 1
T46 North Carolina 1
T46 Northwestern 1
T46 Rutgers 1
T46 San Jose State 1
T46 South Alabama 1
T46 Syracuse 1
T46 Temple 1
T46 Washington 1
T46 Washington State 1
T46 West Virginia 1

CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: Elite Wins by Conference

T67 Akron 0
T67 Appalachian State 0
T67 Army 0
T67 Ball State 0
T67 Boise State 0
T67 Boston College 0
T67 Buffalo 0
T67 California 0
T67 Charlotte 0
T67 Cincinnati 0
T67 Coastal Carolina 0
T67 Duke 0
T67 East Carolina 0
T67 Eastern Michigan 0
T67 FIU 0
T67 Florida Atlantic 0
T67 Fresno State 0
T67 Georgia Southern 0
T67 Georgia State 0
T67 Idaho 0
T67 Illinois 0
T67 Iowa State 0
T67 Kansas 0
T67 Kent State 0
T67 Kentucky 0
T67 Louisiana 0
T67 Louisiana Tech 0
T67 Maryland 0
T67 Massachusetts 0
T67 Memphis 0
T67 Miami Univ. 0
T67 Michigan 0
T67 Middle Tennessee 0
T67 Minnesota 0
T67 Mississippi State 0
T67 Navy 0
T67 Nevada 0
T67 New Mexico 0
T67 New Mexico State 0
T67 North Texas 0
T67 Ohio 0
T67 Old Dominion 0
T67 Oregon State 0
T67 Purdue 0
T67 Rice 0
T67 SMU 0
T67 Southern Miss 0
T67 TCU 0
T67 Texas State 0
T67 Texas Tech 0
T67 Toledo 0
T67 Troy 0
T67 Tulane 0
T67 Tulsa 0
T67 UAB 0
T67 ULM 0
T67 UNLV 0
T67 USF 0
T67 UTEP 0
T67 UTSA 0
T67 Vanderbilt 0
T67 Virginia 0
T67 Wake Forest 0
T67 Wyoming 0

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