2018 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: Elite Loss Rankings By Conference

2018 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: Elite Loss Rankings By Conference

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2018 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: Elite Loss Rankings By Conference


Who had the most elite losses over the last five years? Here are the rankings of the teams by conference, and their losses to the stars.


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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?

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

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ACC

T1 Boston College 6

T1 Florida State 6

T1 Louisville 6

T1 NC State 6

T1 Syracuse 6

T1 Wake Forest 6

T1 Georgia Tech 6

T1 Miami 6

9 Clemson 5

T10 Pitt 4

T10 Virginia Tech 4

12 Virginia 3

13 North Carolina 2

14 Duke 1

American Athletic

1 SMU 8

T2 Connecticut 7

T2 Memphis 7

T4 Cincinnati 6

T4 Temple 6

T4 Tulsa 6

T4 USF 6

T8 East Carolina 4

T8 UCF 4

T8 Navy 4

T8 Tulane 4

12 Houston 2

Big Ten

T1 Indiana 12

T1 Maryland 12

3 Rutgers 11

4 Michigan 10

5 Illinois 9

T6 Penn State 7

T6 Iowa 7

T6 Minnesota 7

T6 Nebraska 7

T6 Northwestern 7

T6 Purdue 7

T6 Wisconsin 7

13 Michigan State 5

14 Ohio State 4

Big 12

T1 Iowa State 9

T1 Texas Tech 9

T3 Kansas 8

T3 Kansas State 8

T3 Oklahoma State 8

T3 West Virginia 8

T7 TCU 7

T7 Texas 7

T9 Baylor 6

T9 Oklahoma 6

Conference USA

T1 FIU 5

T1 Florida Atlantic 5

T3 Middle Tennessee 3

T3 Old Dominion 3

T3 North Texas 3

T3 Southern Miss 3

T7 Louisiana Tech 2

T7 Rice 2

T9 Marshall 1

T9 Western Kentucky 1

T9 UAB 1

T9 UTEP 1

T13 Charlotte 0

T13 UTSA 0

Independents

1 Notre Dame 6

T2 BYU 3

T2 UMass 3

4 Army 2

5 New Mexico State 1

6 Liberty 0

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