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1. Washington (1702)
2. UCLA (1694)
3. Stanford (1691)
4. Boise State (1689)
5. Arizona (1680)

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  Tale of the Tape
  Houston Kent State
Nickname Cougars Golden Flashes
Colors Scarlet & White with Navy Trim Navy Blue & Gold
Location Houston, TX Kent, OH
Years
From 1978 1978
To 2014 2014
Yrs 37 37
All Games
G 437 419
W 218 118
L 215 300
T 4 1
Pct .503 .283
Bowl Games
G 16 1
W 5 0
L 11 1
T 0 0
Pct .313 .000
Points Scored and Allowed
PS/G 28.6 18.3
PA/G 27.0 28.1
MOV 1.5 -9.8
SRS 0.31 -15.32
SOS 0.45 -7.64
Miscellaneous
NC 0 0
CC 5 0
AP 6 0
AA 3 1
HT 1 0

NC: National championships (major selectors) …
CC: Conference championships …
AP: Number of times ranked in final AP poll …
AA: Number of consensus All-America selections …
HT: Number of Heisman Trophy winners …

Rank in Final AP Poll
Year HOU KENT
2014 NR NR
2013 NR NR
2012 NR NR
2011 18 NR
2010 NR NR
2009 NR NR
2008 NR NR
2007 NR NR
2006 NR NR
2005 NR NR
2004 NR NR
2003 NR NR
2002 NR NR
2001 NR NR
2000 NR NR
1999 NR NR
1998 NR NR
1997 NR NR
1996 NR NR
1995 NR NR
1994 NR NR
1993 NR NR
1992 NR NR
1991 NR NR
1990 10 NR
1989 14 NR
1988 18 NR
1987 NR NR
1986 NR NR
1985 NR NR
1984 NR NR
1983 NR NR
1982 NR NR
1981 NR NR
1980 NR NR
1979 5 NR
1978 10 NR
Total 6 0
Simple Rating System
Year HOU KENT
2014 0.9 -13.0
2013 4.9 -9.6
2012 -5.5 2.8
2011 11.9 -6.0
2010 -2.1 -8.8
2009 4.2 -10.7
2008 2.2 -11.1
2007 -1.5 -12.3
2006 5.4 -10.5
2005 -2.9 -17.2
2004 -6.8 -7.5
2003 -4.2 -8.6
2002 -7.7 -16.5
2001 -17.8 -5.4
2000 -10.7 -22.1
1999 0.9 -17.0
1998 -3.7 -27.1
1997 -11.5 -16.1
1996 3.7 -22.1
1995 -7.5 -22.0
1994 -18.2 -23.7
1993 -12.2 -26.8
1992 -1.6 -20.8
1991 1.7 -16.4
1990 13.2 -23.4
1989 18.6 -29.8
1988 13.5 -9.3
1987 0.8 -8.1
1986 -9.4 -15.7
1985 -4.0 -15.2
1984 3.5 -12.3
1983 -7.4 -14.1
1982 0.6 -23.7
1981 11.0 -10.7
1980 11.3 -17.6
1979 19.2 -20.3
1978 19.0 -17.9
Avg 0.3 -15.3
Head-to-Head Results
Date HOU KENT
No results