2018 Final CFN Season Rankings No. 1-130: Who Had The Best Campaigns?

2018 Final CFN Season Rankings No. 1-130: Who Had The Best Campaigns?

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2018 Final CFN Season Rankings No. 1-130: Who Had The Best Campaigns?

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What are the 2018 Final CFN Season Rankings from No. 1 to 130? How did all the teams stack? Check them out based on the CFN Season Formula.


The CFN Season Formula is based on straight numbers, wins, losses, and strengths of schedules to measure just how good a season really was, and NOT how good the teams were.

That’s what the CFN Opinion Rankings are for.

This is about the season from start to finish, putting an emphasis on the big wins against the top teams. This formula – used to compare seasons on a historical basis, as well as year-by-year – only cares about victories and the raw numbers. This takes the eye test out of it completely.

Yes, there are a few head-to-head discrepancies, but again, this takes into account the season as a whole – the Opinion Rankings factor in the Team A beat Team B side.

Click for the breakdown of how the CFN Season Formula is calculated.

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130 UTEP (1-11)

2018 Season Score: -5.98
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 123
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 3-9
2017 Final Season Ranking: 130
Key Season Score Element: The Miners were hit with a Bad Loss Score of 5 (Northern Arizona, NMSU, at UTSA, at WKU).
Best Win: at Rice 34-26
Worst Loss: Northern Arizona, 30-10

129 Connecticut (1-11)

2018 Season Score: -4.31
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 114
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2017 Final Season Ranking: 111
Key Season Score Element: The Huskies allowed 605 points.
Best Win: Rhode Island 56-49
Worst Loss: at East Carolina 55-21

128 Central Michigan (1-11)

2018 Season Score: -3.65
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 100
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2017 Final Season Ranking: 55
Key Season Score Element: The Chippewas only scored 180 points.
Best Win: Maine 17-5
Worst Loss: Bowling Green 24-13

127 Rice (2-11)

2018 Season Score: -3.32
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 126
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 2-10
2017 Final Season Ranking: 127
Key Season Score Element: The Rice defense allowed 468 points.
Best Win: Old Dominion 27-13
Worst Loss: UTEP 34-26

126 San Jose State (1-11)

2018 Season Score: -2.76
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 128
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 2-10
2017 Final Season Ranking: 126
Key Season Score Element: The Spartans had 4 Elite Losses (at Washington State, Army, at Utah State, at Fresno State)
Best Win: UNLV 50-37
Worst Loss: UC Davis 44-38

125 Rutgers (1-11)

2018 Season Score: -2.07
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 59
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2017 Final Season Ranking: 105
Key Season Score Element: Rutgers only scored 162 points.
Best Win: Texas State 35-7
Worst Loss: at Kansas 55-14

124 New Mexico State (3-9)

2018 Season Score: -1.43
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 110
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 3-9
2017 Final Season Ranking: 79
Key Season Score Element: The Aggies were hit by a 2.5 Bad Loss Score (New Mexico, at Texas State).
Best Win: Liberty 49-41
Worst Loss: at Texas State 27-20

123 Texas State (3-9)

2018 Season Score: -1.20
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 120
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 3-9
2017 Final Season Ranking: 122
Key Season Score Element: The Bobcats were dragged down by a Bad Loss Score of 3 (at South Alabama, at Rutgers, at UTSA).
Best Win: at Georgia State 40-31
Worst Loss: at South Alabama 41-31

122 Georgia State (2-10)

2018 Season Score: -0.95
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 124
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2017 Final Season Ranking: 78
Key Season Score Element: The Panthers only scored 287 points.
Best Win: ULM 46-14
Worst Loss: Texas State 40-31

121 Louisville (2-10)

2018 Season Score: -0.75
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 32
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2017 Final Season Ranking: 41
Key Season Score Element: The Cardinal defense gave up 529 points.
Best Win: WKU 20-17
Worst Loss: Florida State 28-24

120 Colorado State (3-9)

2018 Season Score: -0.67
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 96
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2017 Final Season Ranking: 76
Key Season Score Element: The Bad Loss at home to Illinois State dragged the Rams down to the bottom of the 120.
Best Win: Arkansas 34-27
Worst Loss: Illinois State 35-19

119 Arkansas (2-10)

2018 Season Score: -0.65
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 38
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2017 Final Season Ranking: 104
Key Season Score Element: The Hogs only winning two games crushed their season.
Best Win: Tulsa 23-0
Worst Loss: at Colorado State 34-27

118 Bowling Green (3-9)

2018 Season Score: -0.63
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 117
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 2-10
2017 Final Season Ranking: 121
Key Season Score Element: The Falcons had a -188 point differential.
Best Win: at Akron 21-6
Worst Loss: Kent State 35-28

117 East Carolina (3-9)

2018 Season Score: -0.25
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 121
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2017 Final Season Ranking: 117
Key Season Score Element: The Pirates only scored 273 points.
Best Win: North Carolina 41-19
Worst Loss: North Carolina A&T 28-23

116 Oregon State (2-10)

2018 Season Score: 0.07
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 74
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2017 Final Season Ranking: 128
Key Season Score Element: OSU allowed 548 points.
Best Win: Colorado 41-34
Worst Loss: Arizona 35-14

115 Tulsa (3-9)

2018 Season Score: 0.09
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 111
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2017 Final Season Ranking: 116
Key Season Score Element: The Bad Loss Score of 2 (at Arkansas, at Navy) dragged down the ranking.
Best Win: SMU 27-24
Worst Loss: at Arkansas 23-0

114 Kent State (2-10)

2018 Season Score: 0.14
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 127
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 2-10
2017 Final Season Ranking: 123
Key Season Score Element: The Golden Flashes allowed 440 points.
Best Win: at Bowling Green 35-28
Worst Loss: at Ball State 52-24

113 North Carolina (2-9)

2018 Season Score: 0.14
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 62
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2017 Final Season Ranking: 110
Key Season Score Element: UNC is the highest-ranked two-win team.
Best Win: Pitt 38-35
Worst Loss: at East Carolina 41-19

112 UTSA (3-9)

2018 Season Score: 0.46
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 79
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2017 Final Season Ranking: 72
Key Season Score Element: The Roadrunners only scored 170 points.
Best Win: Texas State 25-21
Worst Loss: at Kansas State 41-17

111 WKU (3-9)

2018 Season Score: 0.69
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 94
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2017 Final Season Ranking: 89
Key Season Score Element: The Hilltoppers were crushed by their 2.5 Bad Loss Score (Maine, at Louisville)
Best Win: at Louisiana Tech 30-15
Worst Loss: Main 31-28

110 New Mexico (3-9)

2018 Season Score: 1.10
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 104
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 3-9
2017 Final Season Ranking: 113
Key Season Score Element: New Mexico was only able to win three games.
Best Win: at UNLV 50-14
Worst Loss: at Colorado State 20-18

109 South Alabama (3-9)

2018 Season Score: 1.25
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 118
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2017 Final Season Ranking: 90
Key Season Score Element: The Jaguars were outscored by 175 points.
Best Win: Coastal Carolina 31-28
Worst Loss: ULM 38-10

108 Kansas (3-9)

2018 Season Score: 1.76
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 73
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 2-10
2017 Final Season Ranking: 129
Key Season Score Element: Kansas only scored 286 points.
Best Win: TCU 27-26
Worst Loss: Nicholls State 26-23

107 UNLV (4-8)

2018 Season Score: 1.81
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 91
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2017 Final Season Ranking: 98
Key Season Score Element: The Rebels were hit by a Bad Loss Score of 2.5 (New Mexico, at San Jose State)
Best Win: Nevada 34-29
Worst Loss: New Mexico 50-14

106 Ball State (4-8)

2018 Season Score: 2.09
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 112
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2017 Final Season Ranking: 120
Key Season Score Element: Ball State scored just 290 points.
Best Win: Western Michigan 42-41
Worst Loss: WKU 52-24

105 Old Dominion (4-8)

2018 Season Score: 2.22
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 108
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2017 Final Season Ranking: 99
Key Season Score Element: ODU suffered a Bad Loss Score of 2 (at East Carolina, at Rice)
Best Win: Virginia Tech 49-35
Worst Loss: at Rice 27-13

104 UMass (4-8)

2018 Season Score: 2.62
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 105
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2017 Final Season Ranking: 106
Key Season Score Element: The UMass D allowed 515 points.
Best Win: Liberty 62-59
Worst Loss: Coastal Carolina 24-13

103 Illinois (4-8)

2018 Season Score: 2.97
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 72
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2017 Final Season Ranking: 118
Key Season Score Element: Three of the four victories were Bad Wins.
Best Win: Minnesota 55-31
Worst Loss: at Nebraska 54-35

102 Akron (5-7)

2018 Season Score: 3.18
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 5-7
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 106
2017 Final Season Ranking: 81
Key Season Score Element: The five wins were the most by anyone outside of the top 99.
Best Win: at Northwestern 39-34
Worst Loss: Bowling Green 21-6

101 Navy (3-10)

2018 Season Score: 3.62
CFN 2018 Preseason Ranking: 89
CFN 2018 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2017 Final Season Ranking: 52
Key Season Score Element: The ten losses were the most by anyone ranked in the top 112.
Best Win: Memphis 22-21
Worst Loss: at SMU 31-30

Click for the breakdown of how the CFN Season Formula is calculated.

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