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CFN 5-Year Rankings: FAU #88

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CFN 5-Year Rankings: FAU #88

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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

88. Florida Atlantic

2010 Total Score: 36.61
2009 Ranking: 91
Attendance Score: 1.36
APR Score: 2
Draft: 1
FCS Wins: 26
Quality Wins: 4
Elite Wins: 0
Bad Losses: 0
Elite Losses: 1
Bad Wins: 14
Conf. Score: 6.00
Program Analysis: Howard Schnellenberger created a Sun Belt power, but he needs to get things back on track after taking a step back over the last few seasons. The Attendance Score will always be a problem and the APR is a disaster, but the 26 wins are the most among the bottom 35 teams, and Conference Score is tied for the best among the bottom 40. Being better in the classroom might be the only way to make a big move up without more Sun Belt titles also coming.

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Re: CFN 5-Year Rankings: FAU #88

Sounds about right.......
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Re: CFN 5-Year Rankings: FAU #88

Agreed, however I think we will move up 20 spots on this list in 2 years.  2007-2012 will be a great 5 year stretch for FAU.

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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