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CFN 5-Year Program Rankings - No. 10 Michigan
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Posted Aug 27, 2009


CFN's 2009 Five-Year Program Rankings and Analysis ... No. 10. Michigan


 
10. Michigan
Program Rankings

- CFN Scoring System
- 2009 CFN Preview
- No. 1 USC
- No. 2 Texas
- No. 3 Oklahoma
- No. 4 Ohio State
- No. 5 Florida
- No. 6 Georgia
- No. 7 LSU
- No. 8 Virginia Tech
- No. 9 Auburn
- No. 10 Michigan
- 11 to 20
- 21 to 40
- 41 to 60
- 61 to 80
- 81 to 100
- 101 to 120

Total Five-Year Program Score: 94.77

Program Analysis ... Hanging around the top ten by a threat, Michigan will likely drop out next year, and could plummet when the 9-3 2004 Rose Bowl season is off the books and is replaced by whatever happens this year. Rich Rodriguez is trying to rebuild the program from scratch, and that might be a necessary evil considering the Wolverines couldn't quite crack the national title barrier ever since winning it all in 1997. Last year might have been a disaster, but would a trip to the Alamo Bowl made the Maize and Blue faithful happy? No, not when Ohio State is camped out in the BCS every year.

The Quality Wins are lacking, the Bad Losses at home to Appalachian State in 2007 and to Toledo in 2008 will hang around in the rankings for years, and the Conference Win score could quickly drop. That's fine for now, but there has to be an end to the rainbow. More NFL caliber players have to be brought in, to be able to hang with the Buckeyes, but that's going to take a little bit of time. There's a floor on how low Michigan can go with an always great Attendance score and a good, but not elite, APR, but Michigan wants to be the Leaders and Best. Give it a few years.

Attendance Score: 11.02
2004: 111,025, 2005: 110,915, 2006: 110,026, 2007: 110,264, 2008: 108,571

APR Score: 7

Draft: 21
2005: WR Braylon Edwards, DB Marlin Jackson, C David Bass
2006:
DT Gabe Watson, WR Jason Avant, TE Tim Massaquoi
2007:
DB Leon Hall, DT Alan Branch, DE LaMarr Woodley, LB David Harris, WR Steve Breaston, LB Prescott Burgess, TE Tyler Ecker
2008:
OT Jake Long, QB Chad Henne, LB Shawn Crable, WR Mario Manningham, RB Mike Hart, WR Adrian Arrington
2009:
DT Terrence Taylor, DB Morgan Trent

FBS Wins: 39

Quality Wins: 19
2004: Miami Univ., Iowa, Minnesota, at Purdue
2005:
Northern Illinois, Penn State, at Iowa, at Northwestern
2006:
Central Michigan, at Notre Dame, Wisconsin, at Penn State
2007:
Penn State, Purdue, at Illinois, at Michigan State, Florida (Capital One Bowl)
2008:
Wisconsin, at Minnesota

Elite Win Score: 4
2004: Iowa
2005:
Penn State
2006:
Wisconsin, at Notre Dame
2007:
None
2008:
None

Bad Loss Score: 3
2007: Appalachian State, 2008: Toledo

Elite Losses: 7
2004: Texas (Rose Bowl)
2005:
Ohio State
2006:
at Ohio State, USC (Rose Bowl)
2007:
Ohio State
2008:
Utah, at Penn State

Bad Wins: 5
2004: at Indiana, at Illinois
2005:
None
2006:
None
2007:
Notre Dame, Minnesota
2008:
Miami Univ.

Conf. Score: 6.75
2004: 7-1, 2005: 5-3, 2006: 7-1, 2007: 6-2, 2008: 2-6