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Where Northwestern Ranks Nationally in the Years Without a Losing Season


With the win over Ioa, Northwestern is guaranteed to have its 4th consecutive year without a losing season.  While that might not sound very impressive, 78 other programs have had a losing season more recently.  They are:

2010
Wake Forest  
Duke  
Minnesota  

Kansas
UAB  
Memphis  
Rice  
Buffalo  
Bowling Green  
Akron  
Ball State  
Central Michigan  
Eastern Michigan  
Washington State  
Vanderbilt  
North Texas  
Western Kentucky  
ULL  
New Mexico State  
San Jose State  
UNLV  
Colorado State  
New Mexico  
Wyoming  

2009
Maryland  
North Carolina State  
Virginia  
Colorado  
Baylor  
Texas A&M  
Michigan State  
Purdue  
Illinois  
Michigan  
Indiana  
Tulsa  
UTEP  
Tulane  
Louisville  
Syracuse  
San Diego State  
Washington  
Arizona State  
Miami (OH)  
Toledo  
Kent State  
Western Michigan  
Florida Atlantic  
Arkansas State  
Florida International  
Mississippi  
Louisiana Tech  
Utah State  
Hawaii  
Army  

2008
Iowa State  
Kansas State  
Temple  
Ohio  
Northern Illinois  
Stanford  
UCLA  
UCF  
Marshall  
SMU  
Tennessee  
Auburn  
Arkansas  
Middle Tennesee State  
Louisiana-Monroe  
Idaho  

2007
North Carolina  
Miami (FL)  
Kansas  
Nebraska  
Pittsburgh  
Notre Dame  
Arizona  
Nevada  

 


Six other programs had their most recent losing season in 2006: 
Fresno State
Mississippi State
Alabama
Air Force
Connecticut
Iowa

 

In addition, 18 other programs haven't had a losing season since before 2006, but might have one this year (* means that they almost certainly won't reach .500)
Boston College
Clemson
Georgia Tech
Texas Tech
Texas*
South Florida
Rutgers
West Virginia
Cincinnati*
Penn State
Houston
Army
BYU
Oregon State*
California
Florida
Georgia
Troy

To sum up, 102 of the 119 other FBS programs have either had a losing season as recently as Northwestern or are at risk for it this year.

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