2017 Team Selection Analysis

It's always interesting to look back at how the picks of teams was distributed across the Jacknife leagues for the 2017 season.

So take a look at the data gathered below and draw your own conclusions.  I'm not sure it really means much in trying to crack the code of predicting which teams will do good each year, but it's fun to look back on it with the benefit of hindsight.

2017 Top 20 Most Popular Teams

Rank Team Selections
1 Alabama 65
2 Missouri 51
3 Northwestern 44
4 South Florida 39
5 Ohio State 32
6 Toledo 32
7 Notre Dame 31
8 UTSA 26
9 NC State 24
10 UCLA 24
11 LA Tech 24
12 Wyoming 24
13 Wisconsin 23
14 Oklahoma St. 23
15 Troy 23
16 App State 22
17 W. Kentucky 20
18 Kansas St. 19
19 Washington St 19
20 Miami (OH) 19

2017 Team Selections

Rank Team Selections
1 Alabama 65
2 Missouri 51
3 Northwestern 44
4 South Florida 39
5 Ohio State 32
5 Toledo 32
6 Notre Dame 31
7 UTSA 26
8 NC State 24
8 UCLA 24
8 LA Tech 24
8 Wyoming 24
13 Wisconsin 23
13 Oklahoma St. 23
13 Troy 23
16 App State 22
17 W. Kentucky 20
18 Kansas St. 19
18 Washington St 19
18 Miami (OH) 19
21 W. Virginia 18
21 BYU 18
22 Oregon 17
23 Utah 16
24 Michigan 15
24 Air Force 15
26 Colorado 14
26 Washington 14
26 LSU 14
30 Louisville 13
30 TCU 13
30 Stanford 13
30 UNLV 13
30 Utah St 13
35 Clemson 12
35 Indiana 12
35 Nebraska 12
35 Texas Tech 12
39 Florida State 11
39 Georgia Tech 11
39 Georgia 11
39 Memphis 11
39 Florida Atl 11
39 Marshall 11
39 W. Michigan 11
46 Pittsburgh 10
46 Penn St 10
46 Oklahoma 10
46 Texas 10
46 USC 10
46 Kentucky 10
46 Texas A&M 10
46 Houston 10
46 Navy 10
46 Temple 10
46 Tulsa 10
46 Old Dominion 10
46 S. Miss 10
46 Akron 10
60 S. Carolina 9
60 Ohio 9
60 Colorado St 9
60 New Mexico 9
64 Minnesota 8
64 Mid. Tenn. State 8
64 Boise State 8
67 Hawaii 7
68 Virginia Tech 6
68 Illinois 6
68 Auburn 6
68 Florida 6
68 Army 6
68 C. Florida 6
68 S. Methodist 6
68 C. Michigan 6
68 San Diego St 6
68 Arkansas St 6
68 Coastal Carolina 6
79 Miami 5
79 Maryland 5
79 Michigan St 5
79 California 5
79 Oregon St 5
79 Mississippi St 5
79 Tennessee 5
79 Vanderbilt 5
79 Cincinnati 5
88 N. Carolina 4
88 Syracuse 4
88 Wake Forest 4
88 Iowa 4
88 Iowa State 4
88 Arkansas 4
88 N. Illinois 4
88 GA Southern 4
96 East Carolina 3
96 Georgia St 3
96 Idaho 3
99 Boston College 2
99 Duke 2
99 Virginia 2
99 Arizona 2
99 Tulane 2
99 Florida Int'l 2
99 North Texas 2
99 Buffalo 2
99 Nevada 2
108 Baylor 1
108 Arizona St 1
108 Connecticut 1
108 Bowling Green 1
108 E. Michigan 1
108 Fresno State 1
108 LA Lafayette 1
108 South Alabama 1
116 Purdue 0
116 Rutgers 0
116 Kansas 0
116 Ole Miss 0
116 Massachusetts 0
116 Charlotte 0
116 Rice 0
116 UAB 0
116 UTEP 0
116 Ball St 0
116 Kent St 0
116 San Jose St 0
116 LA Monroe 0
116 New Mexico St 0
116 Texas State 0

2017 Team Selections by Conference

Rank Conference Selections
1 SEC 201
2 Big Ten 176
3 PAC 12 140
4 Conference USA 124
5 AAC 113
6 Big 12 110
7 ACC 110
8 Mountain West 107
9 MAC 95
10 Sun Belt 69
11 Independents 55

2017 Team Selections by Stature

Rank Stature Selections
1 Power 5 792
2 Group of 5 508

2017 ACC Selections

Rank Team Selections
1 NC State 24
2 Louisville 13
3 Clemson 12
4 Florida State 11
5 Georgia Tech 11
6 Pittsburgh 10
7 Virginia Tech 6
8 Miami 5
9 N. Carolina 4
10 Syracuse 4
11 Wake Forest 4
12 Boston College 2
13 Duke 2
14 Virginia 2

2017 Big 10 Selections

Rank Team Selections
1 Northwestern 44
2 Ohio State 32
3 Wisconsin 23
4 Michigan 15
5 Indiana 12
6 Nebraska 12
7 Penn St 10
8 Minnesota 8
9 Illinois 6
10 Maryland 5
11 Michigan St 5
12 Iowa 4
13 Purdue 0
14 Rutgers 0

2017 SEC Selections

Rank Team Selections
1 Alabama 65
2 Missouri 51
3 LSU 14
4 Georgia 11
5 Kentucky 10
6 Texas A&M 10
7 S. Carolina 9
8 Auburn 6
9 Florida 6
10 Mississippi St 5
11 Tennessee 5
12 Vanderbilt 5
13 Arkansas 4
14 Ole Miss 0

2017 PAC 12 Selections

Rank Team Selections
1 UCLA 24
2 Washington St 19
3 Oregon 17
4 Utah 16
5 Colorado 14
6 Washington 14
7 Stanford 13
8 USC 10
9 California 5
10 Oregon St 5
11 Arizona 2
12 Arizona St 1

2017 Big 12 Selections

Rank Team Selections
1 Oklahoma St. 23
2 Kansas St. 19
3 W. Virginia 18
4 TCU 13
5 Texas Tech 12
6 Oklahoma 10
7 Texas 10
8 Iowa State 4
9 Baylor 1
10 Kansas 0

2017 AAC Selections

Rank Team Selections
1 South Florida 39
2 Memphis 11
3 Houston 10
4 Navy 10
5 Temple 10
6 Tulsa 10
7 C. Florida 6
8 S. Methodist 6
9 Cincinnati 5
10 East Carolina 3
11 Tulane 2
12 Connecticut 1

2017 C-USA Selections

Rank Team Selections
1 UTSA 26
2 LA Tech 24
3 W. Kentucky 20
4 Florida Atl 11
5 Marshall 11
6 Old Dominion 10
7 S. Miss 10
8 Mid. Tenn. State 8
9 Florida Int'l 2
10 North Texas 2
11 Charlotte 0
12 Rice 0
13 UAB 0
14 UTEP 0

2017 MAC Selections

Rank Team Selections
1 Toledo 32
2 Miami (OH) 19
3 W. Michigan 11
4 Akron 10
5 Ohio 9
6 C. Michigan 6
7 N. Illinois 4
8 Buffalo 2
9 Bowling Green 1
10 E. Michigan 1
11 Ball St 0
12 Kent St 0

2017 Mtn West Selections

Rank Team Selections
1 Wyoming 24
2 Air Force 15
3 UNLV 13
4 Utah St 13
5 Colorado St 9
6 New Mexico 9
7 Boise State 8
8 Hawaii 7
9 San Diego St 6
10 Nevada 2
11 Fresno State 1
12 San Jose St 0

2017 Independents Selections

Rank Team Selections
1 Notre Dame 31
2 BYU 18
3 Army 6
4 Massachusetts 0

2017 Sun Belt Selections

Rank Team Selections
1 Troy 23
2 App State 22
3 Arkansas St 6
4 Coastal Carolina 6
5 GA Southern 4
6 Georgia St 3
7 Idaho 3
8 LA Lafayette 1
9 South Alabama 1
10 LA Monroe 0
11 New Mexico St 0
12 Texas State 0
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