USC program ranked 12th in 3 yr analysis, Auburn 18th, Bama 24th, Ole Myth 44th

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  1. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    SC 45th, Tulane 82, Moo U 91, USL 100, Vandi 106, NLU 113 (of 117).


    top 10 tomorrow i presume. LSU may be 6th or so? just a guess

    http://collegefootballnews.com/2004/Preview/ProgramRankings_11_20.htm


    11. Iowa
    Score: 70.4 2003 Ranking: 36
    Program Analysis: With 21 wins over the last two seasons, Kirk Ferentz's program has to be considered among the best in college football. The low Graduation Score and smallish 6.5 Attendance Score is keeping Iowa out of the top ten. The 14 Quality Wins are phenomenal as are the Elite Wins over Michigan two years in a row and Miami University and Minnesota in 2003. You're doing something right when you win 71% of your Big Ten games.

    Attendance Score: 6.50
    Graduation Score: 3.8
    Quality Wins from 2001-2003: 14
    Total D-I Wins from 2001-2003: 28
    Players Drafted Score from 2001-2003: 6.5
    Conference Winning % Score from 2001-2003: 7.1
    Elite Win Score: 4.5
    Bad Losses: 0 Quick Explanation of Scores
    - Attendance: Home attendance average over the last three years divided by 10,000. Avg. Score: 4.27
    - Graduation: The most recently released rate divided by ten. Avg. Score: 5.45
    - Quality Wins: Wins over D-I teams that finished with a winning record. Avg. Score: 5.99
    - Total Wins: Wins over D-I teams. Avg. Score: 17.6
    - Players Drafted: Number of players drafted divided by two. Avg. Score: 2.98
    - Conference Win %: Conference winning percentage divided by 10. Avg. Score: 4.97
    - Elite Wins: Wins over D-I teams that finished with three losses or less. Add an additional 0.5 for an Elite Win on the road. Avg. Score: 1.42
    - Bad Losses: Losses to teams that finished with four wins or less, or any loss to a non-D-I team. Subtract each loss from the overall total. Subtract an additional 0.5 for each bad loss at home. Avg. Score: 2.72
    A more detailed explanation of the scoring system
    12. USC ... Score: 69.65 2003 Ranking: 24
    Program Analysis: Don't expect the Trojans to be down this low next year at this time with the 6-6 2001 season off the board. The Attendance Score will get stronger as will the Conference Winning percentage as Pete Carroll's program has become among the best of the best with no look of slowing down. If all goes according to form, USC will be in the top three in the 2005 rankings.
    Attendance Score: 6.75
    Graduation Score: 4.5
    Quality Wins from 2001-2003: 12
    Total D-I Wins from 2001-2003: 29 Players Drafted Score from 2001-2003: 5.5
    Conference Winning % Score from 2001-2003: 7.9
    Elite Win Score: 4
    Bad Losses: 0
    13. Maryland ... Score: 69.40 2003 Ranking: 18
    Program Analysis: Ralph Friedgen has turned Maryland into a powerhouse with 31 wins (29 over D-I teams) over the last three seasons with only eight losses. With a whopping 17 Quality Wins and winning nearly 80% over their ACC games, the Terps have been outstanding. Now there has to be even more production as the ACC gets tougher. The Attendance Score needs to get better as does the Players Drafted Score.
    Attendance Score: 4.70
    Graduation Score: 5.3
    Quality Wins from 2001-2003: 17
    Total D-I Wins from 2001-2003: 29 Players Drafted Score from 2001-2003: 4.5
    Conference Winning % Score from 2001-2003: 7.9
    Elite Win Score: 3.5
    Bad Losses: 0
    14. Notre Dame ... Score: 64.88 2003 Ranking: 12
    Program Analysis: The numbers just don't seem like they add up to earn a No. 14 ranking considering two five-win seasons in the last three, but they do. The lights out Attendance and Graduation scores and a whopping 18 players drafted helps immensely. But it all comes down to wins and losses, and Notre Dame has only won 56% of its games over the last three seasons. Before dogging the Irish too much for the recent record, 15 of the 16 losses since 2001 came to teams that finished with winning records. The only aberration was the 38-12 loss in 2003 to a Syracuse team that finished 6-6.
    Attendance Score: 8.08
    Graduation Score: 9.2
    Quality Wins from 2001-2003: 10
    Total D-I Wins from 2001-2003: 20 Players Drafted Score from 2001-2003: 9.0
    Conference Winning % Score from 2001-2003: 5.6
    Elite Win Score: 3
    Bad Losses: 0
    15. Washington State ... Score: 64.57 2003 Ranking: 39
    Program Analysis: With three straight ten-win seasons and the 4-7 2000 season being dropped from the equation, Washington State goes flying up the charts. Had the Cougars beaten D-I teams instead of Montana State in 2001 and 2002, they'd be ranked 14th. The Attendance Score stinks, but the Conference Winning Percentage and Quality Win score makes up for it.
    Attendance Score: 3.17
    Graduation Score: 6
    Quality Wins from 2001-2003: 12
    Total D-I Wins from 2001-2003: 28 Players Drafted Score from 2001-2003: 4.0
    Conference Winning % Score from 2001-2003: 7.9
    Elite Win Score: 3.5
    Bad Losses: 0
    16. Nebraska ... Score: 63.47 2003 Ranking: 9
    Program Analysis: Nebraska never wants to be considered anything less than elite. While 16th isn't upper tier, it's not bad. What's disturbing to Big Red faithful is the mere one Elite Win going 1-5 against the best of the best (with that one victory coming over Oklahoma in 2001). The 11-2 2001 season goes off the rankings next year, so new head coach Bill Callahan had better get that new offense cranked up for the Huskers to stay in the top 20.

    Attendance Score: 7.77 Graduation Score: 5.9
    Quality Wins from 2001-2003: 9
    Total D-I Wins from 2001-2003: 27
    Players Drafted Score from 2001-2003: 6.5
    Conference Winning % Score from 2001-2003: 6.3
    Elite Win Score: 1 Bad Losses: 0

    17. Auburn ... Score: 61.55 2003 Ranking: 17
    Program Analysis: The Attendance Score is great, the Graduation Score is strong and the Conference Winning Percentage isn't bad. Now Auburn needs to win more games and crank out a few more victories against the "Elite" teams. Surprisingly, the Tigers have only sent seven players to the NFL over the last three drafts.
    Attendance Score: 8.45
    Graduation Score: 6.8
    Quality Wins from 2001-2003: 11
    Total D-I Wins from 2001-2003: 22 Players Drafted Score from 2001-2003: 3.5
    Conference Winning % Score from 2001-2003: 6.3
    Elite Win Score: 3.5
    Bad Losses: 0
    18. Arkansas ... Score: 61.47 2003 Ranking: 27
    Program Analysis: Arkansas football has been impressive and consistent over the last three years with 13 Quality Wins to go along with an Elite Win Score of 4.5. The Attendance Score isn't going to go up much, if at all, while the Conference Winning Percentage isn't going to make a big jump. Houston Nutt's Hogs have to keep winning and keep being strong against the good teams.
    Attendance Score: 6.17
    Graduation Score: 4.4
    Quality Wins from 2001-2003: 13
    Total D-I Wins from 2001-2003: 24 Players Drafted Score from 2001-2003: 4.0
    Conference Winning % Score from 2001-2003: 5.4
    Elite Win Score: 4.5
    Bad Losses: 0
    19. Boise State ... Score: 61.35 2003 Ranking: 30
    Program Analysis: Only six programs have won more than 30 D-I games over the last three years. Four of them are in the top four; Boise State is the only one not in the top ten. With 32 D-I wins and a 92% WAC winning percentage (with the only conference loss coming to Louisiana Tech in 2000), Dan Hawkins' program has vaulted into the top 20. The Attendance Score hurts and only having three players drafted in three years doesn't help, but it's all about wins and few do it better than the Broncos.
    Attendance Score: 2.65
    Graduation Score: 5.5
    Quality Wins from 2001-2003: 7
    Total D-I Wins from 2001-2003: 32 Players Drafted Score from 2001-2003: 1.5
    Conference Winning % Score from 2001-2003: 9.2
    Elite Win Score: 3.5
    Bad Losses: 0
    20. Virginia Tech ... Score: 60.63 2003 Ranking: 15
    Program Analysis: Virginia Tech might be a bit of a disappointment over the last few years, but finishing in the top 20 of the rankings isn't bad at all after the 11-1 2000 season was dropped from the equation. The one area that knocked the Hokies down was in Conference Winning Percentage winning 63% of their Big East games. While that's not bad for most programs, Virgina Tech sees itself as something bigger.
    Attendance Score: 5.33
    Graduation Score: 5
    Quality Wins from 2001-2003: 9
    Total D-I Wins from 2001-2003: 25 Players Drafted Score from 2001-2003: 6.5
    Conference Winning % Score from 2001-2003: 6.3
    Elite Win Score: 3.5
    Bad Losses: 0
     
  2. lsugrad00

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    tirk....no big deal but it shows Auburn 17th and Arky 18th.
     
  4. DRC

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    Ummm...there is something bad wrong with that web page. Just read some of the analysis for each team. I think they got it screwed up big time.

    Looks like they are talking about West Virginia here:

    7. LSU ... Score: 79.56 2003 Ranking: 16
    Program Analysis: A bit of a puzzler considering all the success the Mountaineer program has had over the last few seasons, expect a monster jump in the rankings next year with the 3-8 2001 season, and the Bad Loss at home to Temple, taken away. Expect the Total Wins and Conference Winning Percentage scores to quickly rise taking West Virginia well into the 40s.
    Attendance Score: 9.06
    Graduation Score: 2.9
    Quality Wins from 2001-2003: 16
    Total D-I Wins from 2001-2003: 29 Players Drafted Score from 2001-2003: 8.0
    Conference Winning % Score from 2001-2003: 7.1
    Elite Win Score: 7.5
    Bad Losses: 0
     
  5. Tigerbnd05

    Tigerbnd05 National Champs 2003 2007

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    I think they put the names up the way they wanted them, just attached the wrong descriptions.
     
  6. Maderan

    Maderan Founding Member

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    Still great to see so 4 SEC teams in the top ten. We were at 16 last year and will jump into the top 4 with another good season.
     
  7. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    They need to fix the fact that they have writeups all mixed up for the top 10 teams. Makes you wonder about the validity of this poll.
     
  8. locoguano

    locoguano Founding Member

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    well.. the list isnt supposed to be up yet.. supposed to go up tomorrow.. so they probably put it up for those people who type the url and think they can see stuff early.
     
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    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    good point.
     
  10. SouthLink02

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    Sanford = Stanford
     

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