College Football Elite Loss Rankings By Conference: 2020 CFN Five Year Program Analysis

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College Football Elite Loss Rankings By Conference: 2020 CFN Five Year Program Analysis

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College Football Elite Loss Rankings By Conference: 2020 CFN Five Year Program Analysis

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Who had the most elite losses over the last five years? Here are the conference rankings of the teams and their losses to the best of the best – the defeats to the powerhouses on the slate.


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They’re the big losses that hurt, but are forgivable. By conference, who had the most losses to the elite teams over the last five years?

An Elite Loss is a loss to a team that finished with two losses or fewer.

ACC

1 Florida State 9

2 Louisville 8

T3 Georgia Tech 7

T3 Pitt 7

T5 Boston College 6

T5 Syracuse 6

T5 Wake Forest 6

T5 Virginia Tech 6

9 NC State 5

10 Miami 4

T11 Clemson 3

T11 Duke 3

T11 North Carolina 3

T11 Virginia 3

American Athletic Conference

T1 Navy 9

T1 SMU 9

T3 Cincinnati 8

T3 Memphis 8

T3 Tulane 8

T6 East Carolina 7

T6 Tulsa 7

T6 USF 7

9 Temple 5

10 Houston 4

11 UCF 3

Big 12

1 Iowa State 9

T2 Baylor 7

T2 TCU 7

T2 Texas Tech 7

T5 Kansas 6

T5 Kansas State 6

T5 Texas 6

T5 West Virginia 6

T9 Oklahoma 5

T9 Oklahoma State 5

Big Ten

1 Maryland 12

2 Michigan 11

T3 Indiana 10

T3 Rutgers 10

5 Northwestern 9

6 Nebraska 8

T7 Illinois 7

T7 Wisconsin 7

T9 Michigan State 6

T9 Penn State 6

T11 Iowa 5

T11 Minnesota 5

T11 Purdue 5

14 Ohio State 4

Conference USA

1 North Texas 4

T2 Charlotte 3

T2 Florida Atlantic 3

T2 Middle Tennessee 3

T5 FIU 2

T5 Marshall 2

T5 Old Dominion 2

T5 Southern Miss 2

T9 WKU 1

T9 Louisiana Tech 1

T9 Rice 1

T9 UAB 1

T9 UTEP 1

14 UTSA 0

Independents

T1 UConn 6

T1 Notre Dame 6

3 Army 4

4 New Mexico State 3

T5 BYU 2

T5 UMass 2

7 Liberty 1

MAC

T1 Kent State 4

T1 Miami Univ. 4

T4 Buffalo 3

T4 Ohio 3

T4 Central Michigan 3

T4 Eastern Michigan 3

T4 Northern Illinois 3

T9 Bowling Green 2

T9 Ball State 2

T9 Toledo 2

T9 Western Michigan 2

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