Cream of the Crop Historical Rankings for '11

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  1. tuco418

    tuco418 Older and wiser than you

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    Was poking around the History thread and decided to do an analysis of the 15 season history. I used the following scoring system to accumulate points for each user:

    BCS title- four points
    BCS title game appearance- three points
    Conference title- two points
    Division title- one point

    Conferences without a division format gave a division point to the league runner-up

    Only current users with more than three seasons played were considered
     
  2. tuco418

    tuco418 Older and wiser than you

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    1. RUNTHEPOUND- 83 points
    Any doubt who would be first? Pounder has quite frankly dominated the Crop and won five of the last seven BCS titles, all done so from the far-and-away best conference in the country. Even the EA BSC computers have mad respect for RTP, letting him the title game with a couple of two loss teams. Maybe the most impressive feat was his first title at North Carolina, where he did it with a B-grade team. Run’s teams are larcenous on defense, forcing multiple turnovers with his badass stick-hit skills. Offensively, he is pass-heavy (btw, his name be “passthepound”) and rarely makes mistakes.
    Stat Line
    BCS titles: six
    Title game appearances: eight
    Conference titles: eleven
    Division titles: 13
    Comparable Real Life Coach: Nick Saban- like Saban, Pounder has won titles at two different schools and built his current team into a monster.

    2. JFUNK- 51 points
    Since way back in the early summer of 2010 when Croppers decided what team they wanted to roll with for ’11, Funk has not changed course. He has the Tide annually in the national championship discussion and recruits like a mother. The two year back-to-back run in 2015 and 2016 were arguably the best teams in Crop history. His teams have a powerful defense and a balanced offense attack, mixing in option and a deadly ability to strike with a deep passing game. If Funk were in a different conference than RTP, a Georgia- Bama BCS title game would likely be an annual occurance.
    Stat Line
    BCS titles: four
    Title game appearances: four
    Conference titles: five
    Division titles: 13
    Comparable Real Life Coach: Joe Paterno- Funk has been with the Tide for 15 seasons and it seems unimaginable for him to be anywhere else. He, like JoePa, has multiple titles but has fallen short of prior success recently.

    3. MIZZOURAH- 35 points
    Even considering the success of the higher ranked SEC powers in Georgia and Bama, perhaps no user has pulled off a more impressive feat that Coach Mizzourah. Mizzourah took his alma mater from an average team (B grade in the early seasons) and made them a national power. The Tigers have won an incredible 12 straight Big XII South division titles, six league titles and a BCS title. Coach Mizzourah’s teams rack up the points with a balanced attack and is as prolific as any on that side of the ball.
    Stat Line
    BCS titles: one
    Title game appearances: two
    Conference titles: six
    Division titles: 13
    Comparable Real Life Coach: Jim Tressel- He owns his conference and has a national championship ring. Like Tressel, Mizzourah’s BCS title is a bit tainted. Mizzourah had an interim coach fill in for him for the title game win while Tressel’s was stained by a horseshit pass interference call in the 2002 title game.

    4. TUCO- 31 points
    For Coach Tuco, it always been a case of almost. While spending his first eight seasons at Oklahoma, the Sooners were a national power and won six Big XII championships. But every season national title hopes was derailed by late season losses, usually non-conference. There were two near title misses in Norman, losing the title game in 2017 and being snubbed for a title game bid in 2012 in favor of Central Michigan. In 2018, Coach Tuco took his dream job in South Bend and after two average seasons, the Irish have made three trips to the title game in five seasons but they have just been trips, with nothing to show for it.
    Stat Line
    BCS titles: none
    Title game appearances: four
    Conference titles: six
    Division titles: seven
    Comparable Real Life Coach: Bob Stoops. Although Stoops has won a national title and Coach Tuco has not, there too many similarities otherwise not to make the comparison. Stoops’ nickname is “Big Game Bob” but the moniker is now almost sarcastic. Under Stoops, the Sooners have lost three title games and until last season’s Fiesta Bowl win over an outclassed UConn team, losing a bowl game was his M.O.

    5. JCA- 16 points
    Location, location, location The old real estate adage has been the problem for JCA in his Crop history. JCA has spent most of his tenure in the same division as RTP and while he has won three conference titles, he has spent most of them in second place. He did reach the title game in 2011 but fell to Alabama. No other coach has switched teams more than JCA, who is now at Texas and in the middle of a long winning streak. His teams play solid defense and lately have effectively used a spread based offense.
    Stat Line
    BCS titles: none
    Title game appearances: one
    Conference titles: four
    Division titles: five
    Comparable Real Life Coach: Rick Neuheisel. Skippy has bounced from Washington to Colorado to UCLA. JCA has gone from Miami to Florida to Texas. Both are trying to become the Larry Brown of the sport.

    6. PAYTONNO1SON- 16 points
    Payton entered the Crop in 2019 and made huge splash immediately. He took Southern Cal to the championship game. The Trojans have owned the Pac-Ten since his arrival, winning four of six conference titles. Payton’s teams have used a pro-style offense and usually are staunch defensively.
    Stat Line
    BCS titles: none
    Title game appearances: one
    Conference titles: four
    Division titles: five
    Comparable Real Life Coach: Frank Beamer. Beamer has been the class of the ACC for some time and Payton is shaping up to be the class of the Pac-10, with four of the last five league titles ending up in Los Angeles.

    7. G-UNIT 12 points
    Our fearless commish has undertook two rebuilding projects in Oklahoma State and Troy in his time in COC for 11. Some early recruiting misses stalled success in Stillwater but still G was skilled to recover to muster a conference title in 2018. He moved to Troy in 2022 and has earned a couple more conference titles, including an amazing #2 finish and 11-1 record in the 2024 season. G-Unit has employed a variety of offense systems, from the option to an air-raid. His defenses are known for their aggressive, blitz-happy 3-4 and 3-3-5 schemes.
    Stat Line
    BCS titles: none
    Title game appearances: none
    Conference titles: three
    Division titles: six
    Comparable Real Life Coach: Chris Peterson. The Boise State coach has made the team from Idaho a national power. To take Troy from the Sun Belt into two BCS games and a top two finish is remarkable. Troy’s recent recruiting efforts lead one to believe that like Boise, the Trojans will be a fixture at the top of the Sun Belt standings and the national top ten.

    8. JAM- 3 points
    The Jammer entered the Crop with Stanford and produced early results with a Pac Ten title in 2019. A couple of tough seasons at the Farm followed which prompted a move to a major rebuilding project with Florida International. FIU has definitely struggled in the Sun Belt under Jam’s watch but has had improvement each season.
    Stat Line
    BCS titles: none
    Title game appearances: none
    Conference titles: one
    Division titles: one
    Comparable Real Life Coach: Ty Willingham. Willingham won a Pac Ten title at Stanford but fell short of winning seasons following the league title.
     
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  3. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    BEST THREAD EVER

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  4. runthepound

    runthepound Get on the Bus!

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    Great job on the research Tuco. This is a great read!
     
  5. Paytonno1son

    Paytonno1son Walk On

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    Epic read, great comparisons.
     
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  6. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    This thread would not be so accomplished if we did not have such a great core from beginning to end and so many seasons completed.
     
  7. Mr2Bits

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    Nice work, Tuco. This was a great read.
     
  8. Jam.

    Jam. FIU; Sun Belt Champions!

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    damn Tuco...mad props bro!
     
  9. GSUtiger

    GSUtiger GEAUX TIGERS!!

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    great work tuco
     
  10. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    @JFunk34

    I think you were out of town when Tuco posted this. Awesome thread by Tuco
     
  11. mizzourah2006

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    Nice work Tuco. I think I was out of town when you posted this too. Looks awesome and mad props on the research and writeup.
     
  12. JFunk34

    JFunk34 Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.

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    Definitely a great read. A fucking stellar job.
     
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    nicely done, put this as an article up on the main page.
     
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  14. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    Awesome! Thanks Mustang!
     

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