2010 CFN Program Rankings - No. 5 Oklahoma

Posted Aug 26, 2010

CFN's 2010 Five-Year Program Rankings and Analysis ... No. 5 Oklahoma

Preview 2010 - No. 5 Oklahoma

CFN Five-Year Program Analysis

2010 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis
- Bottom 20 | No. 81 to 100 | No. 61 to 80
- No. 41 to 60 | No. 21 to 40 | No. 11 to 20
- No. 10 Alabama | No. 9 Penn St | No. 8 Virginia Tech
- No. 7 Georgia | No. 6 LSU | No. 5 Oklahoma
- No. 4 Ohio State | No. 3 Texas | No. 2 Florida | No. 1 USC

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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 allow 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 have created our CFN Five-Year Program Analysis (it used to be three years, but we supersized it) 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 have listed 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: 4.37
- 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: 9.62
- Total Wins: Wins over FBS teams. Avg. Score: 29.25
- Players Drafted: Number of players drafted. Avg. Score: 9.62
- Conference Win %: Conference winning percentage times 10. Avg. Score: 4.96
- 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: 1.25
- 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: 2.03
- Elite Losses: Losses to teams that finished with two wins or fewer. Take 0.25 of the number. Avg. Number: 5.02
- Bad Wins: Wins over teams that finished with three wins or fewer or any win to a non-FBS team Avg. Number: 10.83

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5. Oklahoma

2010 Total Score: 114.72
2009 Ranking: 3

Program Analysis: Oklahoma might have had a rough 2009, but it's still the only program in America to be ranked in the top five since 2003. However, this is the first season since the rankings were created that the Sooners have been outside of the top four.

Bob Stoops hasn't been able to come up with another national title since blowing up on the scene in 2000, and the swagger among the elite teams is gone, but this is still a tremendous program that could quickly turn back around after injuries and inconsistencies led to the team's worst season since 1999.

The APR is terrific, the Draft Score is fine (even though it's the lowest of anyone in the top eight), and the 48 FBS wins in five years is an impressive mark. Stoops and OU have been able to rebound from subpar campaigns with national title-level efforts, and everything is in place to assume there won't be any sort of a slide as long as the Big 12 wins keep coming. Winning 78% of conference games is impressive even with a few gaffes here and there over the last five years.

Attendance Score: 8.47
2005: 84,331
2006: 84,561
2007: 84,858
2008: 85,075
2009: 84,778

APR Score: 8

Draft: 25
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
2010: QB Sam Bradford, DT Gerald McCoy, OT Trent Williams, TE Jermaine Gresham, LB Keenan Clayton, CB Dominique Franks, TE Brody Eldridge

FBS Wins: 48

Quality Wins: 25
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)
2009: Oklahoma State, Stanford (Sun Bowl)

Elite Wins: 5
2005: Oregon (Holiday Bowl)
2006: None
2007: Texas, Missouri, Missouri (Big 12 Championship)
2008: TCU, Texas Tech
2009: None

Bad Losses: 0

Elite Losses: 9
2005: TCU, at UCLA, Texas
2006: Boise State (Fiesta Bowl)
2007: West Virginia (Fiesta Bowl)
2008: Texas, Florida (BCS Championship)
2009: BYU, Texas

Bad Wins: 9
2005: None
2006: UAB, Colorado
2007: North Texas, Utah State, at Iowa State, Baylor
2008: Tennessee-Chattanooga, at Washington
2009: Idaho State

Conf. Score: 7.75
2005: 8-0
2006: 6-2
2007: 5-3
2008: 7-1
2009: 5-3