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CFN 5-Year Program Rankings - No. 9 Auburn
Auburn DE Antonio Coleman
Auburn DE Antonio Coleman
Posted Aug 27, 2009

CFN's 2009 Five-Year Program Rankings and Analysis ... No. 9 Auburn

9. Auburn
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: 99.48

Program Analysis ... How long can Auburn stay among the elite of the elite with the major overhaul done in the coaching staff and with the rest of the SEC West getting better and better? Don't get comfortable with this high status, Tiger fans, with the 13-0 2004 season going out of the rankings next year. That team with Ronnie Brown, Carnell Williams, and Jason Campbell not only brought the program to the cusp of the national title, it also cranked out five Quality Wins, with four of them Elite, and it appeared to show that Auburn was going to be at a superpower status that Florida and LSU are at now. But a lack of offense, thanks to offensive coordinator issues, led to 208 points last year in a 5-7 season, and it paved the way for the start of the Gene Chizik era. Controversial as the hire is, Chizik has put together a great coaching staff and should be able to keep the pipeline of talent coming in.

Again, though, the big problem is going to be the rise of Alabama. With Ole Miss appearing to be on the verge of being a consistent player in the SEC race, with Bobby Petrino quickly making Arkansas more dangerous, and with LSU being LSU, the West has become brutal. Auburn owned Alabama for years, but that train might have stopped. For the moment, though, the Elite Win score is second only behind USC. Now it's up to Chizik to get the program back up to the status that Tiger fans are expecting.
Attendance Score: 4.72
2004: 83,085, 2005: 84,161, 2006: 85,063, 2007: 84,689, 2008: 86,915

APR Score: 7

Draft: 22
2005: RB Ronnie Brown, RB Cadillac Williams, DB Carlos Rogers, QB Jason Campbell, DE Jay Ratliff
OT Marcus McNeill, WR Devin Aromashodu, DE Stanley McClover, WR Ben Obomanu
OG Ben Grubbs, RB Kenny Irons, LB Will Herring, DB David Irons, WR Courtney Taylor
DE Quentin Groves, DB Patrick Lee, DT Pat Sims, DB Jonathan Wilhite, OT King Dunlap
DT Sen'Derrick Marks, DB Jerraud Powers, DT Tyronne Green

FBS Wins: 43

Quality Wins: 26
2004: LSU, at Tennessee, Georgia, Tennessee (SEC Championship), Virginia Tech (Sugar Bowl)
South Carolina, at Georgia, Alabama
LSU, at South Carolina, Florida, Nebraska (Cotton Bowl)
at Florida, at Arkansas, Alabama, Clemson (Chick-fil-A Bowl)
Southern Miss

Elite Win Score: 8
2004: at LSU, Georgia, Tennessee (SEC Championship), Virginia Tech (Sugar Bowl)
at Georgia, Alabama
LSU, Florida

Bad Loss Score: 0

Elite Losses: 4
2004: None
at LSU
at LSU, at Georgia
at Alabama

Bad Wins: 12
2004: at Mississippi State, Citadel, Kentucky
Mississippi State, Western Kentucky, Ole Miss, at Kentucky
2006: at Mississippi State, Buffalo,
Ole Miss, Tennessee Tech

Conf. Score: 7.00
2004: 8-0, 2005: 7-1, 2006: 6-2, 2007: 5-3, 2008: 2-6