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2010 CFN Program Rankings - No. 2 Florida

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Posted Aug 26, 2010


CFN's 2010 Five-Year Program Rankings and Analysis ... No. 2 Florida



Preview 2010 - No. 2 Florida

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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2. Florida

2010 Total Score: 135.55
2009 Ranking: 4
Program Analysis: Welcome to the No. 1 team in the 2011 CFN Five Year Program Rankings. The Gators missed out by the slimmest of margins from taking over the top spot, but with yet another great team coming back, more NFL talent sure to be sent off soon, they’ll almost certainly be able to get past the NCAA-sanctioned USC program next season.

Ranked among the elite of the elite in the Steve Spurrier era, things quickly took a dip once Ron Zook took over as the program was ranked as low as 17th in 2005. Urban Meyer has changed all of that with a phenomenal run with 55 FBS wins in five years, a nation-leading 37 Quality Wins, and with an Elite Win Score of seven that’s second only to USC.

Of the ten losses over the last five seasons, six of them were to Elite teams (those who finished with two losses or fewer), and the worst loss of the bunch came in 2005 on the road to a South Carolina squad that went 7-5. There aren’t any total gags like USC’s loss to Stanford in 2007, and in the last four years, only the 2010 SEC Championship against Alabama and the 27-17 loss at Auburn in 2006 were by more than six points.

The Draft Score will only improve over the next few seasons, the APR is phenomenal, and the Conference Winning Score of 80% will likely improve when the 2005 season doesn’t count next year. As long as Meyer’s health is fine, both mental and physical, the program will take its spot among the top of the college football mountain next year, and it won’t likely go anywhere for a while.

Attendance Score: 9.05
2005: 90,406
2006: 90,409
2007: 90,388
2008: 90,544
2009: 90,635

APR Score: 9

Draft: 26
2006: WR Chad Jackson, DE Jeremy Mincey, DB Dee Webb
2007: DE Jarvis Moss, DB Reggie Nelson, DT Ray McDonald, DT Marcus Thomas, DT Joe Cohen, DB Ryan Smith, WR Dallas Baker, RB DeShawn Wynn, LB Brandon Siler
2008: DE Derrick Harvey, WR Andre Caldwell
2009: WR Percy Harvin, WR Louis Murphy, TE Cornelius Ingram
2010: CB Joe Haden, C Maurkice Pouncey, QB Tim Tebow, LB Jermaine Cunningham, DE Carlos Dunlap, LB Brandon Spikes, S Major Wright, TE Aaron Hernandez, WR Riley Cooper

FBS Wins: 53

Quality Wins: 37
2005: Louisiana Tech, Georgia, Florida State, Iowa (Outback Bowl)
2006: Southern Miss, at Tennessee, Kentucky, LSU, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida State, Arkansas (SEC Championship), Ohio State (BCS Championship)
2007: Troy, Tennessee, at Kentucky, Florida Atlantic, Florida State
2008: Miami, LSU, Kentucky, Georgia, at Vanderbilt, South Carolina, at Florida State, Alabama (SEC Championship), Oklahoma (BCS Championship)
2009: Troy, Tennessee, at Kentucky, at LSU, Arkansas, Georgia, at South Carolina, Florida State, Cincinnati (Sugar Bowl)

Elite Wins: 5.5
2005: Georgia
2006: LSU, Ohio State (BCS Championship)
2007: None
2008: Georgia, Alabama (SEC Championship), Oklahoma (BCS Championship)
2009: Cincinnati (Sugar Bowl)

Bad Losses: 0

Elite Losses: 6
2005: at Alabama, at LSU
2006: at Auburn
2007: at LSU, Georgia
2008: None
2009: Alabama (SEC Championship)

Bad Wins: 8

2005: at Kentucky, Mississippi State
2006: Western Carolina
2007: at Ole Miss
2008: Citadel
2009: Charleston Southern, Vanderbilt, FIU

Conf. Score: 8.00
2005: 5-3
2006: 7-1
2007: 5-3
2008: 7-1
2009: 8-0