In the chart below, I have graphed the Complex Invasion College Football Production Rankings since 2008 by the team's total rank, offensive rank, defensive rank and worst team in the "league". The first two seasons (2008 & 2009) were under Mark Mangino, the next two seasons (2010 & 2011) were under Turner Gill, and the last three seasons were under Charlie Weis. As you can tell from the production rankings, Kansas has been a very poor performing football program for a number of seasons.
I am only going to focus on Kansas under Charlie Weis for this blog. I hope to come back and go back to the 2008 season at a later time.
In his first season at the helm of the Kansas Jayhawks football program the Jayhawks finished at 1-11 and were bowl ineligible. This season the Jayhawks again played against a "tougher" strength of schedule (SOS) as compared to the "league" average, meaning that their SOS was between one and two standard deviations below the "league" average SOS. The Jayhawk's only victory was over FCS South Dakota State and their worst game was a loss to #72 ranked Iowa State. Overall, the Jayhawks had the #117 ranked team with the #106 ranked offense and the #118 ranked defense out of 124 FBS teams.
Kansas finished the regular season at 3-9 and were again bowl ineligible. Kansas again played against an "average" strength of schedule (SOS) as compared to the "league" average, meaning they were plus or minus one standard deviation from the league average SOS. Kansas's best game was their victory over #88 ranked Louisiana Tech and their worst loss was to #109 ranked Iowa State. Overall, the Jayhawk's had the #114 ranked team with the #122 ranked offense and the #79 ranked defense.
In what ended up as only four games coached by Charlie Weis, the Jayhawks were 2-2. As of the end of the fifth week, Kansas has the #112 (out of 128) ranked team overall with the #123 offense and the #86 defense.
2014 NCAA FBS Head Coaching Changes (to date):
June Jones at SMU