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College Football - all divisions
Most Improved Teams
2008 Season
Improvement in :
Rank Team Div Conference  Rating Wins
1 NC - Pembroke D2 Independent (D2) 34.18 5
2 LaGrange D3 St. Louis 30.25 9
3 Minnesota - Duluth D2 Northern Sun  29.95 11
4 Willamette D3 Northwest 29.86 7
5 Rice D1-FBS Conference USA 26.96 7
6 Langston NAIA Central States  24.64 5
7 Lambuth NAIA Mid-South  24.26 5
8 Mississippi D1-FBS Southeastern 23.56 6
9 Texas A&M - Kingsville D2 Lone Star  21.77 4
10 Marian NAIA Mid-States - Mideast 21.52 6
11 Monmouth College D3 Midwest 21.18 4
12 Utah D1-FBS Mountain 21.09 4
13 Texas Christian D1-FBS Mountain 21.08 3
14 Trine D3 Michigan  21.02 4
15 Wayne State (MI) D2 GLIAC 20.91 5
16 Weber State D1-FCS Big Sky 20.79 5
17 Occidental D3 Southern California  20.51 2
18 Carleton D3 Minnesota  20.43 4
19 Union (KY) NAIA Mid-South  19.62 5
20 Jacksonville D1-FCS Pioneer 19.15 6
21 Samford D1-FCS Ohio Valley 19.01 2
22 Averett D3 USA South  18.95 5
23 St. Thomas D3 Minnesota  18.94 5
24 Abilene Christian D2 Lone Star  18.94 1
25 Boise State D1-FBS Western Athletic 18.91 2
26 Dakota Wesleyan NAIA Great Plains  18.81 3
27 Alabama D1-FBS Southeastern 18.54 5
28 Florida D1-FBS Southeastern 18.14 4
29 Florida A&M D1-FCS Mid-Eastern  17.78 6
30 Dickinson State NAIA Dakota  17.54 4
31 South Dakota Tech NAIA Dakota  17.53 2
32 Campbellsville NAIA Mid-South  17.03 3
33 Texas D1-FBS Big 12 16.73 2
34 Central Oklahoma D2 Lone Star  16.09 3
35 Ottawa NAIA Kansas 15.97 4
36 Gannon D2 Pennsylvania State  15.62 4
37 Thomas More D3 Presidents' 15.59 4
38 Otterbein D3 Ohio Athletic 15.57 4
39 Mercyhurst D2 Pennsylvania State  15.46 3
40 Lycoming D3 Middle Atlantic 14.82 4
41 Cumberland (TN) NAIA Mid-South  14.82 3
42 Beloit D3 Midwest 14.43 4
43 Hardin - Simmons D3 American Southwest 14.40 3
44 Midland Lutheran NAIA Great Plains  14.32 4
45 Aurora D3 Northern Athletics 14.19 5
46 Seton Hill (PA) D2 West Virginia  14.04 7
47 Fayetteville State D2 Central Intercollegiate 14.03 4
48 Minnesota D1-FBS Big Ten 13.96 6
49 Penn State D1-FBS Big Ten 13.96 2
50 Iowa D1-FBS Big Ten 13.88 3
Explanation
We calculated a team's improvement by comparing its final 2008 rating
to an adjusted 2007 rating.  Based on this calculation, the above listed
50 teams showed the most improvement in 2008 vs. 2007.