Broncos, Bulldogs Are 4th Best Duo In Nation!

Some pundits will have you believe that the Western Athletic Conference is not a strong football conference, yet statistics show otherwise. In the most recent five-year period from 2001-2005, Boise State and Fresno State have the fourth most wins of any Division I-A conference's duo. Hawai'i joins the Broncos and Bulldogs as having the fourth most wins of any I-A conference's trio.

Boise State, Fresno State and Hawai'i have been three of the most successful college football teams over the last five years, so much so that they combine for some pretty impressive numbers. The Western Athletic Conference duo of Boise State and Fresno State have combined for 99 wins since 2001, which ranks as the fourth highest duo of any conference in the nation. Add in Hawai'i and the WAC also places fourth among all Division I-A conferences with 140 wins by that trio.

Included in the WAC's win total are victories over the Big 10, Pac-10, Big 12, Mountain West, the MAC, Conference USA, the SEC and the ACC.

The Big 12 Conference has the country's top duo, with Texas and Oklahoma combining for 111 wins during that time period. The SEC duo of Georgia and LSU has 103 combined wins for second. The Atlantic Coast Conference duo of Miami of Florida and Virginia Tech is third with 100 combined wins. The Pac-10 pair of USC and Oregon and the Big 10 combination of Ohio State and Iowa both have 95 wins to tie for fifth behind the WAC's Broncos and Bulldogs.

The Top 30 I-A Teams From 2001-2005:

1. Texas 56-8

2. Oklahoma 55-11

3. USC 54-10

4. Miami of Florida 53-9

4. Boise State 53-11

6. Georgia 52-13

7. LSU 51-14

8. Ohio State 50-13

9. Louisville 47-16

9. Virginia Tech 47-18

11. Auburn 46-17

11. Fresno State 46-21

13. Iowa 45-17

13. Toledo 45-18

15. Michigan 44-18

15. Tennessee 44-19

15. Florida State 44-20

18. Bowling Green 43-17

18. TCU 43-17

18. Boston College 43-19

21. Utah 42-17

21. Miami of Ohio 42-20

21. Florida 42-20

24. Maryland 41-20

24. Oregon 41-20

24. Nebraska 41-22

24. Texas Tech 41-22

24. Hawai'i 41-24

29. Northern Illinois 40-19

30. Marshall 40



 

The Top Conference Duos From 2001-2005:

1. Big 12 (Texas and Oklahoma) 111 Wins

2. SEC (Georgia and LSU) 103

3. ACC (Miami and Virginia Tech) 100

4. WAC (Boise State and Fresno State) 99

5. Pac-10 (USC and Oregon) 95

5. Big 10 (Ohio State and Iowa) 95

7. MAC (Toledo and Bowling Green) 88

8. Big East (Louisville and West Virginia 86

9. Mountain West (TCU and Utah) 85

10. Conference USA (Marshall and Southern Mississippi) 76

11. Sun Belt (North Texas and Troy) 59

 

The Top Conference Trios From 2001-2005:

1. Big 12 (Texas, Oklahoma and Texas Tech/Nebraska) 152

2. SEC (Georgia, LSU and Auburn) 148

3. ACC (Miami of Florida, Virginia Tech and Florida State) 142

4. WAC (Boise State, Fresno State and Hawai'i) 140

5. Big 10 (Ohio State, Iowa and Michigan) 139

6. Pac-10 (USC, Oregon and Washington State) 134

7. MAC (Toledo, Bowling Green and Miami of Ohio) 129

8. Big East (Louisville, West Virginia and Pittsburgh) 121

9. Mountain West (TCU, Utah and New Mexico/Colorado State) 119

10. Conference USA (Marshall, Southern Mississippi and Memphis) 107

11. Sun Belt (North Texas, Troy and Middle Tennessee) 84

 

 


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