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CFN 5-Year Program Rankings - No. 7 LSU
LSU OT Ciron Black
LSU OT Ciron Black
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Aug 27, 2009


CFN's 2009 Five-Year Program Rankings and Analysis ... No. 7 LSU


7. LSU
 
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: 112.45

If the 2003 national championship season counted in the rankings, LSU would be in the top five, maybe even the top three, with two titles in the last six years. There's no question that Les Miles has taken what Nick Saban started and done even more with it by winning a championship and coming up with three double-digit win seasons; Saban only had one in Baton Rouge. The recruiting has been as strong as any program in America, the program is among the few that can go into every season honestly thinking that it can get to the BCS Championship, and with a ton of young talent that's starting to mature, this year is no different.

Last year's 8-5 disappointment appears to be an aberration. The APR score is impressively high, the Attendance is always going to be great, and the Draft score shows just how well Miles and Saban have been able to keep the top talent home and make them ready to make a whole bunch of money. If you're winning 70% of your games in the SEC, you're a power program, and LSU, even with the rise of Alabama, Ole Miss, and Arkansas, is in for the long haul.

Attendance Score: 9.20
2004: 91,209, 2005: 91,580, 2006: 92,212, 2007: 92,619, 2008: 92,383

APR Score: 8

Draft: 28
2005: DE Marcus Spears, DB Corey Webster, DB Travis Daniels
2006:
RB Joseph Addai, OT Andrew Whitworth, DT Clause Wroten, WR Skyler Green, DT Kyle Williams, DE Melvin Oliver, WR Bennie Brazell
2007:
QB JaMarcus Russell, DB LaRon Landry, WR Dwayne Bowe, WR Craig Davis, DE Chase Pittman
2008:
DT Glenn Dorsey, DB Chevis Jackson, FB Jacob Hester, WR Early Doucet, DB Craig Steltz, QB Matt Flynn, TE Keith Zinger
2009:
DE Tyson Jackson, FB Quinn Johnson, OT Herman Johnson, DB Curtis Taylor, WR Demetrius Byrd, DT Ricky Jean-Francois

FBS Wins: 49

Quality Wins: 22
2004: Oregon State, at Florida, Troy
2005:
at Arizona State, Florida, Auburn, at Alabama, Miami (Peach Bowl)
2006:
Kentucky, at Tennessee, Arkansas, Notre Dame (Sugar Bowl)
2007:
at Mississippi State, Virginia Tech, Florida, Auburn, at Alabama, Tennessee (SEC Championship), Ohio State (BCS Championship)
2008:
at South Carolina, Troy, Georgia Tech (Chick-fil-A Bowl)

Elite Win Score: 4.5
2004: None
2005:
at Alabama, Miami (Peach Bowl)
2006:
Notre Dame (Sugar Bowl)
2007:
Ohio State (BCS Championship)
2008:
None

Bad Loss Score: 0

Elite Losses: 7
2004: at Auburn, at Georgia, Iowa (Capital One Bowl)
2005:
None
2006:
at Auburn, at Florida
2007:
None
2008:
at Florida, Alabama

Bad Wins: 12
2004: Arkansas State, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt
2005: at Mississippi State, North Texas, Appalachian State, at Ole Miss
2006:
Mississippi State
2007:
at Ole Miss
2008:
Appalachian State, North Texas, Tulane

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