Mr TE asked in SportsFootball (American) · 2 months ago

Why are undefeated or even one-loss seasons so much more common in college football?

Look, I love college football, but I find it weird how common undefeated and even one-loss seasons are. Is it because the season's shorter? Are there other reasons?

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  • Dave
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    You have the top 5 with usually no losses or one loss, then you have a couple of mid majors that do real well, this year BYU, last couple of years UCF 

  • Nick
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    3 reasons why teams are more likely to go undefeated in college: 1. no draft 2. no salary cap 3. shorter season

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Lack of parity. There is no draft, so a coach can stock up on good players through recruiting. The best teams get even better because good players want to go to good teams. 

  • Pronk
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The worse Colleges don’t get to draft the new best available players every year..

    The best colleges can always get the best new High School players.

    The NFL draft is intended to promote parity.

    There’s no such thing in college.

    If the best college players could choose which NFL teams to go to,there’d be a lot more undefeated NFL teams.

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  • 2 months ago

    It's because teams like Clemson never play anyone decent.

  • 2 months ago

    More common than what?

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Most NFL teams are fairly equal in talent. Any team could beat any other team. If KC played JX 100 times JX is going to win some of those games. Probably between 10-25. 

    There's a much bigger gap in college because there's no draft or salary cap to even out the talent. There's also fewer games and more teams. The odds are pretty good that someone will go undefeated. 

    Using the SEC as an example Alabama should win most of the games on their schedule pretty easily. They'll typically only play 1-2 games against a team on their level Let's say Alabama plays LSU and both teams are undefeated. One of those teams is still going to be undefeated after the game and have a pretty easy schedule the rest of the way. The same is going to be true in four other conferences. That's five teams that should go undefeated. (although typically a couple of them get upset at some point) Then there's another 60 or so other teams in smaller conferences. Any team in those conferences is going to have a pretty easy schedule. 

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