2011 5-Year Program Rankings - No. 10 Georgia
Georgia head coach Mark Richt
Georgia head coach Mark Richt
Posted Aug 24, 2011

CFN's 2011 Five-Year Program Rankings and Analysis ... No. 10 Georgia

Preview 2011 - No. 10 Georgia

CFN Five-Year Program Analysis

2011 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis
- Bottom 20 | No. 81 to 100 | No. 61 to 80
- No. 41 to 60 | No. 26 to 40 | No. 11 to No. 25
- No. 10 Georgia | No. 9 Virginia Tech | No. 8 Alabama
- No. 7 Boise State | No. 6. LSU | No. 5 Texas | No. 4 Oklahoma
- No. 3 USC | No. 2 Ohio State | No. 1 Florida
- 2010 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis


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Every new coach realistically needs five years to make a program his. He doesn't always get that much time, often being asked to turn things around right away. Five years allows a coach to go through an entire recruiting cycle, get comfortable in the position, and implement everything he'd like to do. With that in mind, we created the CFN Five-Year Program Analysis highlighting off-the-field factors like the Academic Progress Report (do the players go to class) and the players drafted by the NFL (a huge selling point to recruits), to attendance (it pays the bills) and wins, wins, wins. On-field success ends up being all that matters, so that's where the focus lies.

One note, the totals for each team might not add up because we list the total number of wins and losses for the categories, while the Bad Wins and Losses and Elite Wins and Losses might be scored differently (two home losses against 3-9 teams would be scored as a 3).

Quick Explanation of Scores
- Attendance: Home attendance average over the last five years divided by 10,000. Avg. Score: 4.39
- APR: The most recently released Academic Performance Rate. 90th to 100th percentile (best) gets a 10, 1st to 10th percentile (worst) gets a 1 Avg. Score: 5.84
- Quality Wins: Wins over FBS teams that finished with a winning record. Avg. Score: 10.58
- Total Wins: Wins over FBS teams. Avg. Score: 29.76
- Players Drafted: Number of players drafted. Avg. Score: 9.56
- Conference Win %: Conference winning percentage times 10. Avg. Score: 4.97
- Elite Win Score: Wins over FBS teams that finished with two losses or fewer, or on the road, at a neutral site, or in a bowl over teams that finished with three losses or fewer. Add an additional 0.5 for an Elite Win over a two-loss team on the road. Avg. Number: 1.18
- Bad Loss Score: Losses to teams that finished with three wins or fewer or any loss to a non-FBS team. Subtract each loss from the overall total. Subtract an additional 0.5 for each Bad Loss at home. Avg. Number: 2.20
- Elite Losses: Losses to teams that finished with two wins or fewer. Take 0.25 of the number. Avg. Number: 5.14
- Bad Wins: Wins over teams that finished with three wins or fewer or any win to a non-FBS team Avg. Number: 11.27
- Detailed Explanation of the Scoring System and Categories
- 2011 Preview

2011 TOTAL SCORE: 100.77
2010 Ranking: 6 | 2009 Ranking: 7

Program Analysis: For all of you ready to push Mark Richt out the door after a 6-7 season, remember, he's the main reason that Georgia has been one of the top ten programs for several years.

As high as third in 2004, Georgia has been among the elite of the elite for almost a decade, but the problem is that Richt hasn't gotten the program over the hump. Coming close has been great, and it bought him a ton of goodwill, but Alabama, Florida, LSU, and Auburn have all won national titles in recent years, and Georgia missed what appeared to be its prime shot three years ago. Even so, there's no real arguing with being in the top ten overall.

The 39 FBS wins are the fewest of anyone in the top 20, and winning just 58% of SEC games is easily the lowest Conference Score in the top 20, but with 26 players drafted, an awesome APR of 9, and an always great Attendance Score, the rest of the numbers are good enough to get by. However, a ten win season could be a must to hang around in the high rent district, and with a good team returning, a mediocre SEC East, and missing Alabama, Arkansas, and LSU from the West, everything is in place for resurgence.

This is as low as Georgia has been since CFN created the ranking system, and other programs are knocking on the door of the top ten, but don't bury the Dawgs just yet. Richt really is a strong head coach, and he might have one more big season up his sleeve to prove it.

Attendance Score: 9.27
2006: 92,746
2007: 92,746
2008: 92,746
2009: 92,746
2010: 92,746

APR Score: 9

Drafted Players: 26
2007: Quentin Moses, Charles Johnson, Martrez Milner, Paul Oliver, Ken Shackleford
2008: Marcus Howard, thomas Brown, Chester Adams, Brandon Coutu
2009: Matt Stafford, Knowshon Moreno, Mohammed Massoquoi, Asher Allen, Corvey Irvin, Jairus Wynn
2010: Rennie Curran, Gene Atkins, Reshad Jones, Jeffrey Owens, Kade Weston
2011: A.J. Green, Justin Houston, Akeem Dent, Clint Boling, Kris Durham, Shaun Chapas

FBS Wins: 39

Quality Wins: 22
2006: at South Carolina, at Auburn, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech (Chick-fil-A-Bowl)
2007: Oklahoma State, at Alabama, Florida, Troy, Auburn, Kentucky, at Georgia Tech, Hawaii (Sugar Bowl)
2008: Central Michigan, at South Carolina, Vanderbilt, at LSU, at Kentucky, Michigan State (Capital One Bowl)
2009: South Carolina, at Arkansas, Auburn, at Georgia Tech
2010: None

Elite Win Score: 4.5
2006: at Auburn, Virginia Tech (Chick-fil-A Bowl)
2007: Hawaii (Sugar Bowl)
2008: None
2009: at Georgia Tech
2010: None

Bad Loss Score: 0

Elite Losses: 5
2006: Florida
2007: None
2008: Alabama, Florida
2009: Florida
2010: at Auburn

Bad Wins: 12
2006: Western Kentucky, UAB, Colorado, Mississippi State
2007: Western Carolina, Ole Miss
2008: Georgia Southern
2009: at Vanderbilt, Tennessee Tech
2010: Louisiana-Lafayette, Vanderbilt, Idaho State

Conference Score: 5.75
2006: 4-4
2007: 6-2
2008: 6-2
2009: 4-4
2010: 3-5