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CFN 5-Year Program Rankings - No. 3 Oklahoma
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Posted Aug 27, 2009


CFN's 2009 Five-Year Program Rankings and Analysis ... No. 3 Oklahoma


3. Oklahoma 
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: 125.97

Ranking in the top four since 2003, Oklahoma is a heartbeat behind Texas thanks to an 8-4 2005 season. That hiccup of a year was a total aberration considering the phenomenal success under Bob Stoops. In the last five years, OU has had winning 11 games or more in eight of the last nine seasons with seven appearances in BCS games. Yes, the national title games have been disastrous, quitting against USC in the 2005 Orange Bowl, getting outmatched by LSU in the 2004 Sugar Bowl, and getting outpunched by Florida in the 2009 BCS Championship, but the bigger gaffes were in consecutive Fiesta Bowls against Boise State and West Virginia. Soon, OU has to figure out how to win a big bowl game again, but the gaffes shouldn't overshadow the success.

Only Texas and USC have won more FBS games over the last five years. Only USC has done a better job among the BCS schools in conference play, and no one has been as utterly dominant on such a high level at home. It could be argued that OU is the program of the decade, considering there were a few mediocre years at USC and Florida since 2000, and there will be more chances at national championships. Even if the public won't be that fired up to see OU coming out of the tunnel.

Attendance Score: 8.47
2004: 84,532, 2005: 84,331, 2006: 84,561, 2007: 84,858, 2008: 85,075

APR Score: 7

Draft: 29
2005: OT Jammal Brown, WR Mark Clayton, DB Brodney Pool, WR Mark Bradley, DE Dan Cody, WR Brandon Jones, DB Antonio Perkins, DB Donte Nicholson, DB Michael Hawkins, LB Lance Mitchell, OG Wes Sims
2006:
OG Davin Joseph, C Chris Chester, DT Dusty Dvoracek, WR Travis Wilson, LB Clint Ingram, FB J.D. Runnels
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

FBS Wins: 53

Quality Wins: 29
2004: Bowling Green, Texas Tech, Texas, at Oklahoma State, at Texas A&M, Colorado (Big 12 Championship)
2005:
Tulsa, at Kansas, at Nebraska, Oregon (Holiday Bowl)
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)

Elite Win Score: 6
2004: Texas
2005:
Oregon (Holiday Bowl)
2006:
None
2007:
Texas, Missouri, Missouri (Big 12 Championship)
2008:
TCU, Texas Tech

Bad Loss Score: 0

Elite Losses: 8
2004: USC (Orange Bowl)
2005:
TCU, at UCLA, Texas
2006:
Boise State (Fiesta Bowl)
2007:
West Virginia (Fiesta Bowl)
2008:
Texas, Florida (BCS Championship)

Bad Wins: 10
2004: Houston, at Baylor
2005:
None
2006:
UAB, Colorado
2007:
North Texas, Utah State, at Iowa State, Baylor
2008:
Tennessee-Chattanooga, at Washington

Conf. Score: 8.50
2004: 8-0, 2005: 6-2, 2006: 7-1, 2007: 6-2, 2008: 7-1