College/NFL Success Index
The Dow Jones College-Football Success Index
Seeking a different way to measure the success of college football programs, we looked at how many of each school's alumni have made it to the NFL and how effective they've been there. After copying down every player who appeared on an NFL game roster in 2005 and sorting them by college, we devised a six-point scale and gave every player a score based on what role they played in each game (a start was worth more than a substitution) and the outcome (a win was worth more than a loss). The totals for all players from each school are tabulated in "Alumni Success Points." To see how the performance of a school's players squared up with the perceptions of NFL scouts, we also ranked schools by how popular their players have been in five recent NFL Drafts -- a statistic we call "Draft Success Points." By dividing a college's Alumni Success Points by its Draft Success Points, we were able to give each school a "Draft Value," which shows whether or not its players have lived up to their draft promise -- in other words, whether a school is overrated or underrated by the NFL. Below, from a field of more than 250 colleges, the Top 30 programs in the Dow Jones College-Football Success Index.
1. Florida State
5. Ohio State
10. North Carolina
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RE: College/NFL Success Index
Why would win/ loss have a value? If a team in the NFL goes 0-16, they draft first! They will draft the best palyer in college football (unless they are the Texans). That player and his school are penaliized fro loosing games? That is some bunk...That is worse than the BCS (structure 1996...Co-national Champs..Also with LSU and USC years later).
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