2017 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis Rankings: Big Ten

2017 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis Rankings: Big Ten

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2017 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis Rankings: Big Ten

2017 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis Rankings: Big Ten


Which college programs have been the strongest lately and which struggled? Welcome to the 2017 CFN Five-Year Analysis of all the programs and where they stand. 


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CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: Rankings No. 1 to 130

How are the rankings determined?

FBS Wins: Victories over FBS teams – no credit given for scheduling an FCS program.
Ranking Programs 1-130 By FBS Wins | By Conference

Attendance Score: This is what funds everything else. It’s the average of the attendance divided by 1,000 for the score – average 21,698 fans per game over five years, get a score of 2.17.
Ranking Programs 1-130 By Attendance | By Conference

Quality Wins: Wins over FBS teams that finished with winning records.
Ranking Programs 1-130 By Quality Wins | By Conference

Elite Wins: Wins over FBS teams that finished with two losses or fewer, or on the road over teams that finished with three losses or fewer. An extra 0.5 added for a win over a two-loss team on the road. Bowls count, too.
Ranking Programs 1-130 By Elite Wins | By Conference

Bad Losses: Losses to FCS teams or to FBS teams that finished with three losses or fewer. An extra 0.5 taken away from a Bad Loss at home.
Ranking Programs 1-130 By Bad Losses | By Conference

Bad Wins Score: Wins over FCS teams or to FBS teams that finished with three losses or fewer. Score is -0.25 per Bad Win.
Ranking Programs 1-130 By Bad Wins | By Conference

Elite Loss Score: Losses to teams that finished a season with two losses or fewer. Score is +0.25 per Elite Loss.
Ranking Programs 1-130 By Elite Losses | By Conference

Conference Win %: Self-explanatory. Total records are taken from independent teams.
Ranking Programs 1-130 By League Win % | By Conference

Draft Score: How many players were drafted by the NFL? Score is half the number of players drafted.
Ranking Programs 1-130 By Draft | By Conference

APR Score: The Academic Progress Rate. Score determined by an average of the last five years devised by 100.
Ranking Programs 1-130 By APR | By Conference

CFN Preview 2017: Team Previews, Rankings, Features

CFN Five-Year Program Analysis Rankings

14. Purdue

FBS Wins: 11
Attendance Score: 4.00
Quality Wins: 3
Elite Wins: 0
Bad Losses: 0
Bad Wins Score: 2
Elite Losses Score: 2
Conference Win %: 0.146
Drafted Score: 3
APR Score: 9.634
Five-Year Program Analysis Score: 28.78 
2017 Purdue Preview

13. Illinois

FBS Wins: 15
Attendance Score: 4.36
Quality Wins: 6
Elite Wins: 0
Bad Losses: 3
Bad Wins Score: 2.75
Elite Losses Score: 1.75
Conference Win %: 0.195
Drafted Score: 4
APR Score: 9.712
Five-Year Program Analysis Score: 35.26 
2017 Illinois Preview

12. Rutgers

FBS Wins: 24
Attendance Score: 4.78
Quality Wins: 5
Elite Wins: 1
Bad Losses: 5
Bad Wins Score: 4
Elite Loss Score: 2.5
Conference Win %: 0.300
Draft Score: 5
APR Score:
Five-Year Program Analysis Score: 43.34 
– 2017 Rutgers Preview

11. Indiana

FBS Wins: 21
Attendance Score: 4.36
Quality Wins: 4
Elite Wins: 2
Bad Losses: 0
Bad Wins Score: 3.5
Elite Loss Score: 2.5
Conference Win %: 0.293
Draft Score: 3.5
APR Score: 9.746
Five-Year Program Analysis Score: 43.90 
2017 Indiana Preview

10. Maryland

FBS Wins: 23
Attendance Score: 4.16
Quality Wins: 4
Elite Wins: 0
Bad Losses: 1
Bad Wins Score: 1.75
Elite Loss Score: 2.5
Conference Win %: 0.317
Draft Score: 3.5
APR Score: 9.642
Five-Year Program Analysis Score: 44.37 
2017 Maryland Preview

9. Northwestern

FBS Wins: 33
Attendance Score: 3.64
Quality Wins: 14
Elite Wins: 1
Bad Losses: 1.5
Bad Wins Score: 3.5
Elite Loss Score: 1.25
Conference Win %: 0.488
Draft Score: 3
APR Score: 9.932
Five-Year Program Analysis Score: 61.31 
2017 Northeastern Preview

8. Minnesota

FBS Wins: 33
Attendance Score: 4.77
Quality Wins: 12
Elite Wins: 0
Bad Losses: 0
Bad Wins Score: 3.5
Elite Loss Score: 1.5
Conference Win %: 0.439
Draft Score: 4.5
APR Score: 9.752
Five-Year Program Analysis Score: 62.46 
2017 Minnesota Preview

 7. Iowa

FBS Wins: 35
Attendance Score: 6.76
Quality Wins: 11
Elite Wins: 3
Bad Losses: 3
Bad Wins Score: 4
Elite Loss Score: 1.25
Conference Win %: 0.610
Draft Score: 6
APR Score: 9.676
Five-Year Program Analysis Score: 66.29 
2017 Iowa Preview

CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: Rankings No. 1 to 130

6. Nebraska

FBS Wins: 40
Attendance Score: 8.96
Quality Wins: 17
Elite Wins: 2
Bad Losses: 1
Bad Wins Score: 2.75
Elite Loss Score: 1.5
Conference Win %: 0.634
Draft Score: 6.5
APR Score: 9.790
Five-Year Program Analysis Score: 82.63 
2017 Nebraska Preview

5. Penn State

FBS Wins: 40
Attendance Score: 9.90
Quality Wins: 14
Elite Wins: 2
Bad Losses: 0
Bad Wins Score: 2.5
Elite Loss Score: 1.75
Conference Win %: 0.585
Draft Score: 7.5
APR Score: 9.600
Five-Year Program Analysis Score: 82.84 
2017 Penn State Preview

4. Michigan

FBS Wins: 40
Attendance Score: 10.99
Quality Wins: 13
Elite Wins: 0
Bad Losses: 0
Bad Wins Score: 2.5
Elite Loss Score: 2.75
Conference Win %: 0.610
Draft Score: 11
APR Score: 9.796
Five-Year Program Analysis Score: 85.64 
2017 Michigan Preview

3. Wisconsin

FBS Wins: 46
Attendance Score: 7.92
Quality Wins: 18
Elite Wins: 2.5
Bad Losses: 0
Bad Wins Score: 4
Elite Loss Score: 2
Conference Win %: 0.732
Draft Score: 7.5
APR Score: 9.908
Five-Year Program Analysis Score: 90.56 
2017 Wisconsin Preview

2. Michigan State

FBS Wins: 43
Attendance Score: 7.43
Quality Wins: 23
Elite Wins: 8
Bad Losses: 1
Bad Wins Score: 3
Elite Loss Score: 1.5
Conference Win %: 0.634
Draft Score: 7.5
APR Score: 9.684
Five-Year Program Analysis Score: 96.75 
2017 Michigan State Preview

1. Ohio State

FBS Wins: 60
Attendance Score: 10.62
Quality Wins: 34
Elite Wins: 9
Bad Losses: 0
Bad Wins Score: 2.75
Elite Loss Score: 0.75
Conference Win %: 0.951
Draft Score: 16.5
APR Score: 9.746
Five-Year Program Analysis Score: 138.82 
2017 Ohio State Preview

CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: Rankings No. 1 to 130

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