2020 Strength of Wins/ Pain of Losses. (Coming Soon in Oct)

I find this chart to be very interesting every year. How it’s devised is if you beat an FBS opponent you get credit for all their wins over their FBS opponents.

Strength of Wins

In this first chart below you can see Strength of Wins. LSU holds the #1 spot after going undefeted this season 15-0. LSU has wins over Georgia Southern, Texas, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Utah St, Florida, Mississippi St, Auburn, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Georgia, Oklahoma and Clemson and those teams have a total of 100 wins. My chart this week now grades 3 teams as having credit with a win but their foes have not won a single game vs a FBS foe.

Here is the Complete list of Strength of Wins with rank: Games Played thru '19/'20 Bowl games.

  Strength of Wins   Strength of Wins   Strength of Wins
  SU Combined     SU Combined     SU Combined  
  Wins Foe Wins Rank   Wins Foe Wins Rank   Wins Foe Wins Rank
LSU 15 100 1 Miami, OH 8 32 43 West Virginia 5 16 89
Ohio St 13 93 2 California 8 32 43 Nebraska 5 16 89
Clemson 14 77 3 Western Michigan 7 32 43 Missouri 6 15 91
Georgia 12 76 4 Kentucky 8 31 48 Charlotte 7 14 92
Oregon 12 69 5 Oklahoma St 8 31 48 ULM 5 13 93
Memphis 12 66 6 Michigan St 7 31 48 Fresno St 4 13 93
Penn St 11 66 6 Utah St 7 29 51 FIU 6 12 95
Appalachian St 13 64 8 Louisiana Tech 10 28 52 UNLV 4 12 95
Boise St 12 64 8 Virginia Tech 8 28 52 Middle Tennessee 4 12 95
Wisconsin 10 64 8 Arkansas St 8 28 52 Arizona 4 12 95
Oklahoma 12 61 11 Temple 8 28 52 Purdue 4 12 95
Notre Dame 11 61 11 GA Southern 7 28 52 Texas Tech 4 11 100
Florida Atlantic 11 54 13 Miss St 6 27 57 Georgia Tech 3 11 100
Iowa 10 54 13 Wyoming 8 26 58 NC State 4 10 102
Utah  11 52 15 Georgia St 7 26 58 Northwestern 3 10 102
Cincinnati 11 52 15 Toledo 6 26 58 Coastal Carolina 5 9 104
Michigan 9 51 17 Colorado 5 26 58 Troy 5 9 104
Florida 11 50 18 Ohio  7 25 62 USF 4 9 104
Minnesota 11 49 19 North Carolina 7 25 62 Vanderbilt 3 9 104
Navy 11 49 19 Iowa St 7 25 62 San Jose St 5 8 108
Auburn 9 49 19 Texas A&M 8 24 65 Houston 4 8 108
Louisiana 11 47 22 Kent St 7 24 65 Kansas 3 8 108
Baylor 11 47 22 Illinois 6 24 65 Army West Point 5 7 111
Air Force 11 46 24 Florida St 6 23 68 Colorado St 4 7 111
Alabama 11 46 24 Syracuse 5 23 68 Texas St 3 7 111
Washington 8 46 24 Tulane  7 22 70 South Alabama 2 7 111
Texas 8 45 27 Boston College 6 22 70 Rutgers 2 7 111
Arizona St 8 44 28 Tulsa 4 22 70 North Texas 4 6 116
UCF 10 43 29 Central Michigan 8 21 73 Rice 3 6 116
USC 8 43 29 Indiana 8 21 73 Maryland 3 6 116
Marshall 8 42 31 Nevada 7 21 73 Bowling Green 3 5 119
SMU 10 41 32 Southern Miss 7 21 73 Mississippi 4 4 120
Louisville 8 41 32 Ball St 5 21 73 UTSA 4 3 121
Hawaii 10 39 34 Oregon St 5 21 73 Arkansas 2 3 121
BYU 7 39 34 UCLA 4 21 73 East Carolina 4 1 123
San Diego St 10 38 36 Eastern Michigan 6 20 80 Connecticut 2 1 123
WKU 9 38 36 South Carolina 4 20 80 New Mexico 2 1 123
Virginia 9 37 38 UAB 9 19 82 New Mexico St 2 0 126
Pittsburgh 8 37 38 Liberty 8 17 83 UTEP 1 0 126
Tennessee 8 37 38 Washington St 6 17 83 UMass 1 0 126
Miami, Fl 6 34 41 Northern Illinois 5 17 83 Old Dominion 1 0 126
Kansas St 8 33 42 Duke 5 17 83 Akron 0 0 126
Buffalo 8 32 43 TCU 5 17 83        
Wake Forest 8 32 43 Stanford 4 17 83        

 

Pain of Losses

This next chart we will go over is the Pain of Losses. Here if you lose to an opponent you get credit for all their losses. At the bottom of the list you can see LSU is the only unbeaten team. Akron is on top of this list with a combined 82 foe losses. Akron foe losses include Illinois, UAB, Central Michigan, Troy, UMass, Kent St, Buffalo, Northern Illinois, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Miami, Oh, and Ohio. Unlike the Strength of Wins chart, the Pain of Losses chart does include a loss to an FCS foe. I count that loss a 4 towards the combined foe loss record due to the weakness of the opponent.

Here is your complete Pain of Losses Chart with rank: Games Played thru '19/'20 Bowl games.

  Pain of Losses   Pain of Losses   Pain of Losses
  SU Combined     SU Combined     SU Combined  
  Loss Foe Losses Rank   Loss Foe Losses Rank   Loss Foe Losses Rank
Akron 12 82 130 Coastal Carolina 7 35 86 Wyoming 5 21 42
UTEP 11 76 129 FIU 7 34 82 Iowa St 6 20 40
UMass 11 75 128 Troy 7 34 82 Temple 5 20 40
Old Dominion 11 64 127 San Jose St 7 34 82 Tulane  6 19 37
New Mexico St 10 60 126 Georgia St 6 34 82 Hawaii 5 19 37
Connecticut 10 55 125 Boston College 7 32 78 UAB 5 19 37
South Alabama 10 53 124 Duke 7 32 78 Texas 5 18 33
Arkansas 10 48 121 Ohio  6 32 78 USC 5 18 33
New Mexico 10 48 121 Nevada 6 32 78 Tennessee 5 18 33
Rice 9 48 121 USF 8 31 72 Indiana 5 18 33
Kansas 9 47 119 Mississippi 8 31 72 Virginia 5 17 30
NC State 8 47 119 TCU 7 31 72 WKU 4 17 30
Rutgers 10 46 117 Kent St 6 31 72 San Diego St 3 17 30
Vanderbilt 9 46 117 Central Michigan 6 31 72 UCF 3 16 29
Bowling Green 9 45 112 Liberty 5 31 72 Louisiana Tech 3 15 28
UNLV 8 45 112 Washington St 7 30 67 Utah  3 12 27
Texas Tech 8 45 112 Nebraska 7 30 67 Wisconsin 4 11 25
North Texas 8 45 112 ULM 7 30 67 Boise St 2 11 25
Northern Illinois 7 45 112 BYU 6 30 67 Iowa 3 10 24
Northwestern 9 44 110 Arizona St 5 30 67 Texas A&M 5 9 19
Middle Tennessee 8 44 110 South Carolina 8 28 64 Michigan 4 9 19
Texas St 9 43 109 Houston 8 28 64 Florida Atlantic 3 9 19
Syracuse 7 42 108 Missouri 6 28 64 Louisiana 3 9 19
Colorado St 8 41 106 Florida St 7 27 63 Oregon 2 9 19
UTSA 8 41 106 Miss St 7 26 60 Georgia 2 8 18
Georgia Tech 9 40 100 Pittsburgh 5 26 60 SMU 3 7 15
Maryland 9 40 100 Virginia Tech 5 26 60 Memphis 2 7 15
Arizona 8 40 100 Southern Miss 6 25 57 Minnesota 2 7 15
East Carolina 8 40 100 Washington 5 25 57 Auburn 4 6 11
Ball St 7 40 100 Buffalo 5 25 57 Baylor 3 6 11
Eastern Michigan 7 40 100 Wake Forest 5 24 54 Notre Dame 2 6 11
Stanford 8 39 96 Kentucky 5 24 54 Appalachian St 1 6 11
Fresno St 8 39 96 Arkansas St 5 24 54 Cincinnati 3 5 9
Miami, Fl 7 39 96 Miami, OH 6 23 51 Oklahoma 2 5 9
Toledo 6 39 96 Michigan St 6 23 51 Navy 2 4 6
Illinois 7 37 94 Oklahoma St 5 23 51 Air Force 2 4 6
Western Michigan 6 37 94 GA Southern 6 22 45 Alabama 2 4 6
UCLA 8 36 91 North Carolina 6 22 45 Penn St 2 3 5
Purdue 8 36 91 Marshall 5 22 45 Florida 2 2 4
Army West Point 8 36 91 Louisville 5 22 45 Ohio St 1 1 3
Tulsa 8 35 86 Kansas St 5 22 45 Clemson 1 0 1
Colorado 7 35 86 California 5 22 45 LSU 0 0 1
Oregon St 7 35 86 Utah St 6 21 42        
West Virginia 7 35 86 Charlotte 6 21 42        

Overall Wins and Losses

In this last chart below you can see the overall wins and losses. As you can see the top four teams are LSU, Clemson, Ohio St and Florida. There is now only 1 win less team Akron in blue. UMass in red is at the bottom of this list even with 1 win as their only win was against a win less Akron team. The other teams with 0 wins have at least 1 win vs an FCS team which we do not count in their record on this list.

Here is the Overall Wins and Losses Chart with %: Games Played thru '19/'20 Bowl games.

  Overall   Overall   Overall
  Wins Losses %   Wins Losses %   Wins Losses %
LSU 100 0 100.0% Miami, OH 32 23 58.2% Eastern Michigan 20 40 33.3%
Clemson 77 0 100.0% Utah St 29 21 58.0% West Virginia 16 35 31.4%
Ohio St 93 1 98.9% Oklahoma St 31 23 57.4% Stanford 17 39 30.4%
Florida 50 2 96.2% Michigan St 31 23 57.4% ULM 13 30 30.2%
Penn St 66 3 95.7% Wake Forest 32 24 57.1% Northern Illinois 17 45 27.4%
Navy 49 4 92.5% BYU 39 30 56.5% FIU 12 34 26.1%
Oklahoma 61 5 92.4% Kentucky 31 24 56.4% Purdue 12 36 25.0%
Air Force 46 4 92.0% Buffalo 32 25 56.1% Fresno St 13 39 25.0%
Alabama 46 4 92.0% GA Southern 28 22 56.0% Arizona 12 40 23.1%
Appalachian St 64 6 91.4% Iowa St 25 20 55.6% USF 9 31 22.5%
Cincinnati 52 5 91.2% Wyoming 26 21 55.3% Houston 8 28 22.2%
Notre Dame 61 6 91.0% Indiana 21 18 53.8% Georgia Tech 11 40 21.6%
Georgia 76 8 90.5% Arkansas St 28 24 53.8% Middle Tennessee 12 44 21.4%
Memphis 66 7 90.4% Tulane  22 19 53.7% UNLV 12 45 21.1%
Auburn 49 6 89.1% North Carolina 25 22 53.2% Troy 9 34 20.9%
Baylor 47 6 88.7% Virginia Tech 28 26 51.9% Coastal Carolina 9 35 20.5%
Oregon 69 9 88.5% Miss St 27 26 50.9% Texas Tech 11 45 19.6%
Minnesota 49 7 87.5% UAB 19 19 50.0% San Jose St 8 34 19.0%
Florida Atlantic 54 9 85.7% Miami, Fl 34 39 46.6% Northwestern 10 44 18.5%
SMU 41 7 85.4% Western Michigan 32 37 46.4% NC State 10 47 17.5%
Boise St 64 11 85.3% Florida St 23 27 46.0% Vanderbilt 9 46 16.4%
Wisconsin 64 11 85.3% Southern Miss 21 25 45.7% Army West Point 7 36 16.3%
Michigan 51 9 85.0% Ohio  25 32 43.9% Colorado St 7 41 14.6%
Iowa 54 10 84.4% Kent St 24 31 43.6% Kansas 8 47 14.5%
Louisiana 47 9 83.9% Georgia St 26 34 43.3% Texas St 7 43 14.0%
Utah  52 12 81.3% Colorado 26 35 42.6% Rutgers 7 46 13.2%
UCF 43 16 72.9% South Carolina 20 28 41.7% Maryland 6 40 13.0%
Texas A&M 24 9 72.7% Boston College 22 32 40.7% North Texas 6 45 11.8%
Texas 45 18 71.4% Central Michigan 21 31 40.4% South Alabama 7 53 11.7%
USC 43 18 70.5% Charlotte 14 21 40.0% Mississippi 4 31 11.4%
San Diego St 38 17 69.1% Toledo 26 39 40.0% Rice 6 48 11.1%
WKU 38 17 69.1% Nevada 21 32 39.6% Bowling Green 5 45 10.0%
Virginia 37 17 68.5% Illinois 24 37 39.3% UTSA 3 41 6.8%
Tennessee 37 18 67.3% Tulsa 22 35 38.6% Arkansas 3 48 5.9%
Hawaii 39 19 67.2% Oregon St 21 35 37.5% East Carolina 1 40 2.4%
Marshall 42 22 65.6% UCLA 21 36 36.8% New Mexico 1 48 2.0%
Louisiana Tech 28 15 65.1% Washington St 17 30 36.2% Connecticut 1 55 1.8%
Louisville 41 22 65.1% TCU 17 31 35.4% New Mexico St 0 60 0.0%
Washington 46 25 64.8% Liberty 17 31 35.4% Old Dominion 0 64 0.0%
Kansas St 33 22 60.0% Syracuse 23 42 35.4% UMass 0 75 0.0%
Arizona St 44 30 59.5% Missouri 15 28 34.9% UTEP 0 76 0.0%
California 32 22 59.3% Nebraska 16 30 34.8% Akron 0 82 0.0%
Pittsburgh 37 26 58.7% Duke 17 32 34.7%        
Temple 28 20 58.3% Ball St 21 40 34.4%        

 

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