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Old 08-05-2009, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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Prestige Rankings
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Who is No. 1? That debate rages weekly during each college football season, and often long after the season is over and the trophies have been handed out. The debate is as much a part of the annual ritual as the touchdowns, fight songs and bowl games.

If you think that process can spark a debate, try ranking each Football Bowl Subdivision team's all-time position in college football history.

But the ESPN Research Department devised a plan to settle the argument. Its system lets the numbers do the talking.

ESPN's Prestige Rankings are a numerical method of ranking the best FBS college football programs since the 1936 season. Point values were assigned for certain successes (win a national title, earn 25 points) and failures (get your program banned from the postseason, lose two points). The research department ran all the numbers through the computer to come up with the No. 1 program (and Nos. 2 to 119) of the past 73 seasons.

ESPN.com will be rolling out the rankings all week. Final stop: teams 1 to 5. Take a look:
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1. Oklahoma Sooners
Total points: 1,968
Positives: When you look at the big picture of college football since 1936, no program has achieved greatness as consistently as Oklahoma. We didn't even count the fact that Oklahoma owns the longest win streak in FBS history (47) or leads the nation with a .765 winning percentage since World War II. The 1956 Oklahoma team catapulted the Sooners past Notre Dame to the top of the Prestige Rankings, and it's been in the top spot ever since. OU's seven national titles have spanned four decades. The Sooners have finished in the final poll's top 5 an astounding 29 times. But the real fuel for OU's rise to the top of our rankings has been its conference dominance. The Sooners finished the regular season with at least a share of their conference's best record a stunning 39 times, seven more than any other program in the country.
Negatives: Oklahoma was downright mediocre in the '90s. The Sooners ranked 51st in that decade's rankings, directly behind Hawaii. OU also didn't have a single major bowl win and suffered through three losing seasons. The Oklahoma program also has been punished by the NCAA to varying degrees six separate times in its history.

Through the decades: Through 1958: 1st | 1968: 1st | 1978: 1st | 1988: 1st | 1998: 1st

Did you know? Oklahoma has been voted the No. 1 team in the country by the AP a record 97 times, including twice this past season to break a tie with Notre Dame.
Prestige Rankings

It's a month away..............................September 5 is kick off day against BYU........

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Old 08-06-2009, 07:26 AM
 
Location: OK
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Oh joy. No more Saturday appraisal appointments.
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:27 AM
 
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I can't wait! I tried buying tickets for the OU vs. BYU when they came available. I couldn't see paying $300+ per ticket, it's just crazy what OU tickets go for! I'd love to go see the new stadium too.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:18 AM
 
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My all time favorite coach is Kansas State's Bill Snyder. Imagine trying to recruit for a team that had the worst overall record in Div IA football! And had not won a game in two years?

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"When Snyder was hired at K-State for the first time in 1989, he took over a program that had lost 510 games and won only 299 games in 93 years of play. The program had been to only one bowl game (the 1982 Independence Bowl), won only one conference title (in 1934) and had enjoyed only two winning seasons in the prior 34 years. When Snyder was hired the program had gone winless in 27 consecutive games." Bill Snyder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 08-10-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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I can't wait for football season. And I agree with you about what Snyder has done for K-State. A phenomenal turnaround from what they were.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:26 PM
 
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Coach Snyder has returned to K-State as Head Coach. Should be interesting, but it will take a year to turn that program around. I think we play OU here in OK this year.

Oh well, good luck to OU and everyone's favorite football teams. I used to love the pre-conference games just as much as the conference games because we would always get our tailgate parties going.

We didn't do it up fancy with RV's and such, just food, beer, and a football to toss around, and of course, good friends.

BEAT OU!
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Old 08-10-2009, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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I'm not going to go around praising my team as a number 1 until we win the big game! It's getting ridiculous. I'm a huge OU fan but I'm sorry, Florida still looks to be the team to beat from my view.
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:01 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Oh no!!! Not football season already???

There go all the tv channels that have my girl~type shows on them.
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Oh no!!! Not football season already???

There go all the tv channels that have my girl~type shows on them.

Football season is heaven for us guys Jammie.
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:59 PM
 
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Redbird is right about Coach Snyder. Talk about a guy who resurrected a program that was left for dead-sheesh! It will take him a couple years to bring the program back, but he will. His record speaks for itself.
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