July 20, 2009

By the numbers: Winning this decade

By Olin Buchanan and Mike Huguenin

There are 50 days until the start of the season and we admit it - we're bored.

So, we decided to do some numbers-crunching on best records and such this decade.

We came up with some top-10 lists, and included some comments on what we thought were particularly noteworthy stats.

BEST RECORDS THIS DECADE
SchoolRecordPct.
1. Boise State98-17.852
Worth noting: The Broncos have had five seasons this decade with one or fewer losses.
2. Texas97-18.843
Worth noting: The Longhorns have won at least nine games each season this decade and at least 11 games five times.
3. Oklahoma102-19.843
4. USC93-22.809
Worth noting: Thirteen of the losses came in the 2000 and '01 seasons.
5. Ohio State91-23.798
6. Georgia90-26.776
7. LSU90-27.769
Worth noting: The Tigers have had two five-loss seasons and one four-loss season this decade.
8. Virginia Tech89-29.754
9. Florida87-29.750
10. TCU83-28.748
Worth noting: The Horned Frogs lost six games in both the 2001 and '04 seasons.
BEST CONFERENCE RECORDS THIS DECADE
School (league)RecordPct.
1. Boise State (Big West/WAC)65-4.942
Worth noting: The Broncos are 35-0 at home in conference play this decade. Their losses have come at Rice and Louisiana Tech in 2001, Fresno State in '05 and Hawaii in '07.
2. Oklahoma (Big 12)68-11.861
Worth noting: The Sooners have lost once in conference play at home this decade, to Oklahoma State in 2001.
3. Texas (Big 12)61-13.824
4. Ohio State (Big Ten)57-15.792
5. USC (Pac-10)59-16.787
Worth noting: The Trojans have six home conference losses this decade, but just one has come since 2001.
6. Troy (Sun Belt)27-9.750
7. Florida (SEC)56-19.747
Worth noting: The Gators have lost to at least one SEC West opponent in each season this decade.
8. TCU (WAC/C-USA/Mtn. West)52-19.732
9. Michigan (Big Ten)52-20.722
Worth noting: Eight of the losses have come at home, the most of any team in this top 10. And three of those eight came last season.
10. Virginia Tech (Big East/ACC)51-20.712
Notes: Boise State was in the Big West in 2000, then joined the WAC the next season; Troy was an independent before joining the Sun Belt in 2004; TCU was in the WAC in 2000, in C-USA from 2001-04, then joined the Mountain West; Virginia Tech was in the Big East through 2003, then joined the ACC in 2004.
BEST HOME RECORDS THIS DECADE
SchoolRecordPct.
1. Boise State56-2.966
Worth noting: The losses came to Boston College in the 2005 Humanitarian Bowl and to Washington State in 2001. The Broncos carry a 19-game home winning streak into the season.
2. Oklahoma55-2.965
Worth noting: The losses came to TCU in 2005 and to a 4-7 Oklahoma State team in 2001. The Sooners carry a 24-game home winning streak into the season.
3. Texas50-4.926
4. Ohio State54-8.871
Worth noting: Illinois and Wisconsin each have won twice in Columbus this decade - and both travel to Columbus this season.
5. TCU45-7.865
6. USC47-8.855
Worth noting: Five of the losses came in 2000, and the Trojans have lost just once at home since 2001, to Stanford in 2007.
7. Virginia Tech52-9.852
8. Florida49-9.845
Worth noting: Six of the nine losses came from 2002-04, when Ron Zook was the coach.
9. LSU54-10.844
Worth noting: Three of the losses came last season, when the Tigers were 1-3 at home in SEC play.
T-10. Georgia47-10.825
T-10. Texas Tech47-10.825
BEST ROAD RECORDS THIS DECADE
(This does not include neutral-site games)
SchoolRecordPct.
1. Texas36-5.878
Worth noting: Two of the losses have come at Texas Tech, including last season's last-second setback.
2. Georgia32-6.842
3. Oklahoma30-8.789
Worth noting: Half of the losses have come to Big 12 South opponents.
4. Boise State41-12.774
Worth noting: Eight of the losses have come against power-conference schools - four against Pac-10 opponents and four against SEC programs.
5. Ohio State32-10.762
6. USC38-12.760
7. Virginia Tech31-12.721
8. Miami32-15.680
Worth noting: Eleven of the 15 losses have come in the past three seasons.
9. LSU26-14.650
10. Florida24-13.649
Worth noting: The Gators have lost at an SEC West opponent in all but two seasons this decade.
TEAMS THAT HAVEN'T HAD A LOSING RECORD THIS DECADE
Only 14 schools haven't had a losing record this decade. Here they are:
School (league)Last losing season
Florida State (ACC)1976
Florida (SEC)1979
Ohio State (Big Ten)1988
Texas Tech (Big 12)1992
Virginia Tech (ACC)1992
Southern Miss (C-USA)1993
Georgia (SEC)1996
Georgia Tech (ACC)1996
Boise State (WAC)1997
Texas (Big 12)1997
Boston College (ACC)1998
Clemson (ACC)1998
Oklahoma (Big 12)1998
LSU (SEC)1999
LAST LOSING RECORDS
ATLANTIC COAST
SchoolYearRecord
Florida State'765-6
Virginia Tech'922-8-1
Georgia Tech'965-6
Clemson'98 3-8
Boston College'984-7
Wake Forest '054-7
Maryland'076-7
Miami '075-7
North Carolina'074-8
Duke'084-8
NC State'086-7
Virginia'085-7
BIG EAST
SchoolYear Record
West Virginia'013-8
Rutgers'044-7
South Florida'044-7
Cincinnati '054-7
Connecticut'064-8
Pittsburgh'075-7
Louisville'085-7
Syracuse '083-9
BIG TEN
SchoolYear Record
Ohio State'884-6-1
Wisconsin'015-7
Penn State '044-7
Iowa '066-7
Michigan State'064-8
Northwestern'064-8
Minnesota'071-11
Illinois'085-7
Indiana '083-9
Michigan'083-9
Purdue'084-8
BIG 12
SchoolYear Record
Texas Tech'925-6
Texas'974-7
Oklahoma'985-6
Kansas'044-7
Missouri '045-6
Oklahoma State'054-7
Nebraska '075-7
Baylor'084-8
Colorado'085-7
Iowa State'082-10
Kansas State'085-7
Texas A&M'084-8
CONFERENCE USA
SchoolYear Record
Southern Miss'932-8-1
Houston '043-8
Tulsa'044-8
East Carolina'055-6
Rice'073-9
Marshall '084-8
Memphis'086-7
SMU '081-11
Tulane '082-10
UAB '084-8
UCF'084-8
UTEP'085-7
MID-AMERICAN
SchoolYear Record
Central Michigan'044-7
Ball State'065-7
Buffalo'075-7
Western Michigan '075-7
Akron'085-7
Bowling Green'084-8
Eastern Michigan'083-9
Kent State '084-8
Miami '082-10
Northern Illinois'086-7
Ohio '084-8
Temple'085-7
Toledo '083-9
MOUNTAIN WEST
SchoolYear Record
Utah'025-6
BYU'045-6
TCU '045-6
Air Force'064-8
Colorado State'073-9
New Mexico '084-8
San Diego State'082-10
UNLV '085-7
Wyoming '084-8
PAC-10
SchoolYear Record
USC'005-7
California '011-10
Oregon '045-6
Oregon State'055-6
Arizona'075-7
Arizona State'085-7
Stanford '085-7
UCLA '084-8
Washington'080-12
Washington State'082-11
SOUTHEASTERN
SchoolYear Record
Florida'790-10-1
Georgia'965-6
LSU '993-8
South Carolina'035-7
Kentucky '053-8
Alabama'066-7
Ole Miss'073-8
Vanderbilt'075-7
Arkansas '085-7
Auburn '08 5-7
Mississippi State'084-8
Tennessee '085-7
SUN BELT
SchoolYear Record
Troy'054-7
Arkansas State'075-7
La.-Lafayette '073-9
Florida Atlantic'065-7
Florida International'085-7
Middle Tennessee'08 5-7
North Texas'081-11
La.-Monroe '084-8
Western Kentucky'082-10
WESTERN ATHLETIC
SchoolYear Record
Boise State'974-7
Fresno State'064-8
Hawaii '055-7
Louisiana Tech'075-7
Nevada '076-7
San Jose State'075-7
Idaho'082-10
New Mexico State'083-9
Utah State '085-7
INDEPENDENTS
SchoolYear Record
Navy '022-10
Notre Dame'073-9
Army'083-9




 

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