Elite Loss Rankings By Conference: 2019 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis

Elite Loss Rankings By Conference: 2019 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis

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Elite Loss Rankings By Conference: 2019 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis

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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 Florida State 7

T1 Louisville 7

T3 Syracuse 6

T3 Wake Forest 6

T3 Georgia Tech 6

T3 Pitt 6

T7 Boston College 5

T7 NC State 5

T7 Virginia Tech 5

10 Miami 4

11 Clemson 3

T12 Duke 1

T12 North Carolina 1

T12 Virginia 1

American Athletic

1 SMU 9

2 Navy 8

T3 Connecticut 7

T3 Memphis 7

T5 Cincinnati 6

T5 East Carolina 6

T5 Tulane 6

T8 Temple 5

T8 Tulsa 5

T8 USF 5

11 UCF 3

12 Houston 1

Big Ten

1 Maryland 11

T2 Indiana 10

T2 Michigan 10

4 Rutgers 8

T5 Illinois 7

T5 Minnesota 7

T5 Nebraska 7

T5 Northwestern 7

T9 Michigan State 6

T9 Penn State 6

11 Wisconsin 5

T12 Iowa 4

T12 Purdue 4

14 Ohio State 3

Big 12

1 Iowa State 9

2 Texas Tech 8

T3 Kansas 7

T3 Kansas State 7

T3 Oklahoma State 7

T3 TCU 7

T3 West Virginia 7

T8 Oklahoma 6

T8 Texas 6

10 Baylor 5

Conference USA

T1 Florida Atlantic 4

T1 Middle Tennessee 4

T1 North Texas 4

T4 FIU 3

T4 Old Dominion 3

T4 Southern Miss 3

T7 Louisiana Tech 2

T7 Rice 2

T9 Charlotte 1

T9 Marshall 1

T9 WKU 1

T9 UAB 1

T9 UTEP 1

14 UTSA 0

Independents

1 Notre Dame 6

2 BYU 3

T3 Army 2

T3 Massachusetts 2

T3 New Mexico State 2

6 Liberty 1

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