2011 5-Year Program Rankings - No. 4 Oklahoma
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Oklahoma LB Travis Lewis
Posted Aug 24, 2011

CFN's 2011 Five-Year Program Rankings and Analysis ... No. 4 Oklahoma

Preview 2011 - No. 4 Oklahoma

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

4. Oklahoma
- 2011 Preview

2011 TOTAL SCORE: 121.48
2010 Ranking: 5 | 2009 Ranking: 3

Program Analysis: After what Texas went through in 2010, Oklahoma's 8-5 2009 season doesn't look all that bad now.

The Sooners rallied to roll to yet another Big 12 championship, and now the future is even brighter with a preseason No. 1 ranking in the Coaches' Poll and with a loaded team coming back. Will life be tougher in a new ten team conference? Not necessarily, but the biggest test might be at Florida State early on. If OU can come away from Tallahassee with a win, the national title really might be there for the taking, and the program ranking might get back up in the top three, where it was in 2009.

The most consistently great program over the last decade – with 2009 the one blip – the Sooners have been a fixture in the top five as Bob Stoops has carved out his own niche in the phenomenal history of Oklahoma football.

The APR is excellent and getting 23 players drafted is impressive, but with OU, it's all about the wins with 52 FBS victories the third most over the last five years behind Boise State and Ohio State. The 6.5 Elite Win score is tied with the Buckeyes for the top spot, and winning over 77% of conference games is fantastic considering there are two 5-3 seasons in the mix.

Texas might get most of the attention, and now it's getting even more of the spotlight with its own network, but Oklahoma is the Big 12's premier program. With seven conference titles under Stoops, the program belongs in the top four, and it's not going anywhere any time soon.

Attendance Score: 8.48
2006: 84,561
2007: 84,858
2008: 85,075
2009: 84,778
2010: 84,738

APR Score: 8

Drafted Players: 23
2007: RB Adrian Peterson, LB Rufus Alexander, DE C.J. Ah You
2008: LB Curtis Lofton, WR Malcolm Kelly, DB Reggie Smith, RB Allen Patrick
2009: OT Phil Loadholt, WR Juaquin Iglesias, DB Nic Harris, OG Duke Robinson, WR Manuel Johnson
2010: QB Sam Bradford, DT Gerald McCoy, OT Trent Williams, TE Jermaine Gresham, LB Keenan Clayton, CB Dominique Franks, TE Brody Eldridge
2011: RB Demarco Murray, DB Quinton Carter, DB Jonathan Nelson, LB Jeremy Beal

FBS Wins: 52

Quality Wins: 28
2006: Middle Tennessee, at Missouri, at Texas A&M, Texas Tech, at Oklahoma State, Nebraska (Big 12 Championship)
2007: at Tulsa, Texas, Missouri, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Missouri (Big 12 Championship)
2008: Cincinnati, TCU, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas Tech, at Oklahoma State, Missouri (Big 12 Championship)
2009: Oklahoma State, Stanford (Sun Bowl)
2010: Florida State, Air Force, Texas Tech, at Baylor, at Oklahoma State, Nebraska (Big 12 Championship), Connecticut (Fiesta Bowl)

Elite Win Score: 6.5
2006: None
2007: Texas, Missouri, Missouri (Big 12 Championship)
2008: TCU, Texas Tech
2009: None
2010: at Oklahoma State

Bad Loss Score: 0

Elite Losses: 6
2006: Boise State (Fiesta Bowl)
2007: West Virginia (Fiesta Bowl)
2008: Texas, Florida (BCS Championship)
2009: BYU, Texas
2010: None

Bad Wins: 9
2006: UAB, Colorado
2007: North Texas, Utah State, at Iowa State, Baylor
2008: Tennessee-Chattanooga, at Washington
2009: Idaho State
2010: None

Conference Score: 7.75
2006: 6-2
2007: 5-3
2008: 7-1
2009: 5-3
2010: 6-2