College Football News 2019 Final Season Rankings: Who Had The Best Seasons?

College Football News 2019 Final Season Rankings: Who Had The Best Seasons?

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College Football News 2019 Final Season Rankings: Who Had The Best Seasons?

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2019 Top 100 College Football Seasons

100 ULM (5-7)

2019 Season Score: 4.32
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 111
2018 Final Season Ranking: 89
2017 Final Season Ranking: 107
Key Season Score Element: Lowest-ranked team with five wins
Best Win: Georgia State 45-31
Worst Loss: at Florida State 45-44

99 Ole Miss (4-8)

2019 Season Score: 4.34
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 63
2018 Final Season Ranking: 97
2017 Final Season Ranking: 70
Key Season Score Element: Three of the four wins were Bad Wins
Best Win: Vanderbilt 31-6
Worst Loss: at Mississippi State 21-20

98 Stanford (4-8)

2019 Season Score: 4.60
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 35
2018 Final Season Ranking: 32
2017 Final Season Ranking: 35
Key Season Score Element: Just 260 points scored
Best Win: Washington 23-13
Worst Loss: UCLA 34-16

97 UCLA (4-8)

2019 Season Score: 4.61
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 34
2018 Final Season Ranking: 100
2017 Final Season Ranking: 74
Key Season Score Element: Just 1 Quality Win (Arizona State)
Best Win: Arizona Sate 42-32
Worst Loss: Oregon State 48-31

96 Coastal Carolina (5-7)

2019 Season Score: 4.65
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 127
2018 Final Season Ranking: 98
2017 Final Season Ranking: 114
Key Season Score Element: 4 of the 5 victories were Bad Wins
Best Win: Troy 36-35
Worst Loss: at ULM 45-42

95 San Jose State (5-7)

2019 Season Score: 4.95
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 117
2018 Final Season Ranking: 126
2017 Final Season Ranking: 126
Key Season Score Element: Third-lowest ranked team with 5 wins or more
Best Win: Fresno State 17-16
Worst Loss: at UNLV 38-35

94 West Virginia (5-7)

2019 Season Score: 5.18
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 45
2018 Final Season Ranking: 37
2017 Final Season Ranking: 65
Key Season Score Element: Just 247 points scored
Best Win: at Kansas State 24-20
Worst Loss: Texas Tech 38-17

93 Nebraska (5-7)

2019 Season Score: 5.20
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 42
2018 Final Season Ranking: 88
2017 Final Season Ranking: 97
Key Season Score Element: 3 of the 5 victories were Bad Wins
Best Win: at Illinois 42-38
Worst Loss: Purdue 31-27

92 Northern Illinois (5-7)

2019 Season Score: 5.28
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 88
2018 Final Season Ranking: 38
2017 Final Season Ranking: 61
Key Season Score Element: Lowest-ranked team with 2 Quality Wins (Ohio, Western Michigan)
Best Win: Western Michigan 17-14
Worst Loss: at Vanderbilt 24-18

91 Fresno State (4-8)

2019 Season Score: 5.32
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 69
2018 Final Season Ranking: 6
2017 Final Season Ranking: 23
Key Season Score Element: Just 4 wins, two of them Bad Wins
Best Win: at Hawaii 41-38
Worst Loss: Colorado State 41-31

90 Troy (5-7)

2019 Season Score: 5.56
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 90
2018 Final Season Ranking: 33
2017 Final Season Ranking: 15
Key Season Score Element: 4 of the 7 victories were Bad Wins
Best Win: Georgia Southern 49-28
Worst Loss: at Coastal Carolina 36-35

89 Army (5-8)

2019 Season Score: 5.59
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 77
2018 Final Season Ranking: 20
2017 Final Season Ranking: 18
Key Season Score Element: 4 of the 5 victories were Bad Wins
Best Win: at UTSA 31-13
Worst Loss: San Jose State 34-29

88 Duke (5-7)

2019 Season Score: 5.95
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 52
2018 Final Season Ranking: 24
2017 Final Season Ranking: 57
Key Season Score Element: Just 303 points scored
Best Win: Virginia Tech 45-10
Worst Loss: Syracuse 49-6

87 MIssouri (6-6)

2019 Season Score: 6.21
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 28
2018 Final Season Ranking: 41
2017 Final Season Ranking: 71
Key Season Score Element: Lowest-ranked team with 6 wins
Best Win: Ole Miss 38-27
Worst Loss: at Vanderbilt 21-14

86 Tulsa (4-8)

2019 Season Score: 6.24
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 120
2018 Final Season Ranking: 115
2017 Final Season Ranking: 116
Key Season Score Element: Second-highest ranked team with just 4 wins
Best Win: UCF 34-31
Worst Loss: Houston 24-14

85 FIU (6-7)

2019 Season Score: 6.36
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 79
2018 Final Season Ranking: 43
2017 Final Season Ranking: 54
Key Season Score Element: 4 of the 6 victories were Bad Wins
Best Win: Miami 30-24
Worst Loss: Middle Tennessee 50-17

84 Boston College (6-7)

2019 Season Score: 6.55
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 54
2018 Final Season Ranking: 50
2017 Final Season Ranking: 50
Key Season Score Element: 48-24 Bad Loss at home to Kansas dropped BC close to 20 spots
Best Win: at Pitt 26-19
Worst Loss: Kansas 48-24

83 Ball State (5-7)

2019 Season Score: 6.58
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 109
2018 Final Season Ranking: 106
2017 Final Season Ranking: 120
Key Season Score Element: Outscored teams 418 to 377
Best Win: Miami University 41-27
Worst Loss: at NC State 34-23

82 TCU (5-7)

2019 Season Score: 6.64
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 21
2018 Final Season Ranking: 52
2017 Final Season Ranking: 11
Key Season Score Element: Just 1 Quality Win
Best Win: Texas 37-27
Worst Loss: West Virginia 20-17

81 Colorado (5-7)

2019 Season Score: 6.64
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 44
2018 Final Season Ranking: 99
2017 Final Season Ranking: 94
Key Season Score Element: Just 282 points scored
Best Win: Washington 20-14
Worst Loss: Arizona 35-30

80 Eastern Michigan (6-7)

2019 Season Score: 6.67
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 110
2018 Final Season Ranking: 71
2017 Final Season Ranking: 95
Key Season Score Element: Just 1 Quality Win among the 6 victories
Best Win: at Illinois 34-31
Worst Loss: at Toledo 37-34

79 Syracuse (5-7)

2019 Season Score: 7.03
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 25
2018 Final Season Ranking: 17
2017 Final Season Ranking: 93
Key Season Score Element: 3 of the 5 victories were Quality Wins
Best Win: Wake Forest 39-30
Worst Loss: Maryland 63-20

78 Florida State (6-7)

2019 Season Score: 7.25
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 36
2018 Final Season Ranking: 83
2017 Final Season Ranking: 56
Key Season Score Element: 3 of the 7 losses were Elite Losses (Boise State, Clemson, Florida)
Best Win: Louisville 35-24
Worst Loss: Miami 27-10

77 Oregon State (5-7)

2019 Season Score: 7.26
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 68
2018 Final Season Ranking: 116
2017 Final Season Ranking: 128
Key Season Score Element: Second-highest ranked team with fewer than 6 wins
Best Win: at Cal 21-17
Worst Loss: Stanford 31-28

76 Washington State (6-7)

2019 Season Score: 7.29
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 32
2018 Final Season Ranking: 16
2017 Final Season Ranking: 29
Key Season Score Element: No Quality Wins
Best Win: Colorado 41-10
Worst Loss: UCLA 67-63

75 Georgia State (7-6)

2019 Season Score: 7.64
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 118
2018 Final Season Ranking: 122
2017 Final Season Ranking: 78
Key Season Score Element: 1 Bad Loss (South Alabama)
Best Win: Tennessee 38-30
Worst Loss: South Alabama 28-15

74 Nevada (7-6)

2019 Season Score: 7.66
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 87
2018 Final Season Ranking: 48
2017 Final Season Ranking: 112
Key Season Score Element: 3 of the 7 victories were Bad Wins
Best Win: at San Diego State 17-13
Worst Loss: UNLV 33-30

73 Toledo (6-6)

2019 Season Score: 7.66
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 93
2018 Final Season Ranking: 61
2017 Final Season Ranking: 26
Key Season Score Element: Second-lowest ranked team with 3 Quality Wins
Best Win: Western Michigan 31-24
Worst Loss: at Bowling Green 20-7

72 Charlotte (7-6)

2019 Season Score: 7.71
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 103
2018 Final Season Ranking: 93
2017 Final Season Ranking: 124
Key Season Score Element: 4 of the 7 victories were Bad Wins
Best Win: Marshall 24-13
Worst Loss: Buffalo 31-9 (Bahamas Bowl)

71 Central Michigan (8-6)

2019 Season Score: 7.87
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 121
2018 Final Season Ranking: 128
2017 Final Season Ranking: 55
Key Season Score Element: Lowest-ranked team with 8 wins
Best Win: Eastern Michigan 42-16
Worst Loss: at Buffalo 43-20

70 South Carolina (4-8)

2019 Season Score: 7.89
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 16
2018 Final Season Ranking: 69
2017 Final Season Ranking: 30
Key Season Score Element: Elite Win over Georgia on the road kept USC from being in the 90s
Best Win: at Georgia 20-17
Worst Loss: at Missouri 34-14

69 Illinois (6-7)

2019 Season Score: 8.03
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 65
2018 Final Season Ranking: 103
2017 Final Season Ranking: 118
Key Season Score Element: Outscored opponents by a total of 7 points
Best Win: Wisconsin 24-23
Worst Loss: Northwestern 29-10

68 Southern Miss (7-6)

2019 Season Score: 8.09
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 76
2018 Final Season Ranking: 75
2017 Final Season Ranking: 44
Key Season Score Element: 3 of the 7 victories were Bad Wins
Best Win: UAB 37-2
Worst Loss: at Louisiana Tech 45-30

67 Arkansas State (8-5)

2019 Season Score: 8.31
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 92
2018 Final Season Ranking: 72
2017 Final Season Ranking: 58
Key Season Score Element: Second-lowest ranked team with 8 wins
Best Win: Georgia Southern 38-33
Worst Loss: at South Alabama 34-30

66 Kent State (7-6)

2019 Season Score: 8.45
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 123
2018 Final Season Ranking: 114
2017 Final Season Ranking: 123
Key Season Score Element: D gave up 414 points
Best Win: Utah State 51-41 (Frisco Bowl)
Worst Loss: at Toledo 35-33

65 Liberty (8-5)

2019 Season Score: 8.74
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 116
2018 Final Season Ranking: 95
2017 Final Season Ranking: NA
Key Season Score Element: 6 of the 8 victories were Bad Wins
Best Win: Georgia Southern 23-16 (Cure Bowl)
Worst Loss: at Rutgers 44-34

64 Indiana (8-5)

2019 Season Score: 9.33
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 59
2018 Final Season Ranking: 84
2017 Final Season Ranking: 84
Key Season Score Element: IU outscored opponents by 96 points
Best Win: at Nebraska 38-31
Worst Loss: at Michigan State 40-31

63 Iowa State (7-6)

2019 Season Score: 9.35
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 29
2018 Final Season Ranking: 42
2017 Final Season Ranking: 38
Key Season Score Element: Just 1 Quality Win (Texas)
Best Win: Texas 23-21
Worst Loss: at Kansas State 27-17

62 Tulane (7-6)

2019 Season Score: 9.42
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 81
2018 Final Season Ranking: 67
2017 Final Season Ranking: 82
Key Season Score Element: O scored 430 points
Best Win: Southern Miss 30-13 (Armed Forces Bowl)
Worst Loss: at Temple 29-21

61 California (8-5)

2019 Season Score: 9.53
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 45
2018 Final Season Ranking: 81
2017 Final Season Ranking: 91
Key Season Score Element: O scored just 276 points
Best Win: at Washington 20-19
Worst Loss: Oregon State 21-17

60 Miami (6-7)

2019 Season Score: 9.67
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 22
2018 Final Season Ranking: 60
2017 Final Season Ranking: 17
Key Season Score Element: 4 of the 6 victories were Quality Wins
Best Win: Louisville 52-27
Worst Loss: Georgia Tech 28-21

59 North Carolina (7-6)

2019 Season Score: 9.76
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 67
2018 Final Season Ranking: 113
2017 Final Season Ranking: 110
Key Season Score Element: Outscores teams by 122 points
Best Win: Temple 55-13 (Military Bowl)
Worst Loss: at Wake Forest 24-18

58 UAB (9-5)

2019 Season Score: 9.86
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 100
2018 Final Season Ranking: 11
2017 Final Season Ranking: 43
Key Season Score Element: Lowest-ranked team with 9 wins – 5 victories were Bad Wins
Best Win: Louisiana Tech 20-14
Worst Loss: at Souther Miss 37-2

57 Michigan State (7-6)

2019 Season Score: 10.27
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 14
2018 Final Season Ranking: 57
2017 Final Season Ranking: 19
Key Season Score Element: 3 of 7 victories were Quality Wins, 3 were Bad Wins
Best Win: Wake Forest 27-21 (Pinstripe Bowl)
Worst Loss: Illinois 37-34

56 Mississippi State (6-7)

2019 Season Score: 10.30
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 19
2018 Final Season Ranking: 35
2017 Final Season Ranking: 22
Key Season Score Element: Highest-ranked team with losing record
Best Win: Kentucky 28-13
Worst Loss: Kansas State 31-24

55 Georgia Southern (7-6)

2019 Season Score: 10.54
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 108
2018 Final Season Ranking: 28
2017 Final Season Ranking: 119
Key Season Score Element: Elite Win over Appalachian State
Best Win: at Appalachian State 24-21
Worst Loss: at Troy 49-28

54 Temple (8-5)

2019 Season Score: 10.67
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 80
2018 Final Season Ranking: 58
2017 Final Season Ranking: 66
Key Season Score Element: Elite Win over Memphis414 points scores
Best Win: Memphis 30-28
Worst Loss: at Buffalo 38-22

53 Wake Forest (8-5)

2019 Season Score: 10.73
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 57
2018 Final Season Ranking: 49
2017 Final Season Ranking: 34
Key Season Score Element: 414 points scored
Best Win: North Carolina 24-18
Worst Loss: at Syracuse 39-30

52 Texas A&M (8-5)

2019 Season Score: 10.78
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 11
2018 Final Season Ranking: 22
2017 Final Season Ranking: 68
Key Season Score Element: 4 Elite Losses in the 5 defeats
Best Win: Oklahoma State 24-21 (Texas Bowl)
Worst Loss: Auburn 28-20

51 Ohio (7-6)

2019 Season Score: 10.80
2019 CFN Preseason Ranking: 86
2018 Final Season Ranking: 30
2017 Final Season Ranking: 39
Key Season Score Element: 3 of the 7 victories were Quality Wins, 3 were Bad Wins
Best Win: Nevada 30-21 (Famous Idaho Potato Bowl)
Worst Loss: Northern Illinois 39-36

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