School: North Texas
Location: Denton, Texas
Bowl appearances: 6
NFL first-round picks: 0
Losing seasons: 22
10-win seasons: 0
Source: ESPN Stats & Info (Note: Numbers date back to 1936, the first year of the AP poll. NFL numbers date back to 1970.)
The good: Though North Texas is located well north of the central part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, it's still right off I-35, a heavily trafficked highway. The old stadium, and the new one being built nearby, are can't miss landmarks on the side of the highway. That new stadium alone is a big plus for the program, too. The Sun Belt Conference members have the lowest prestige of any of the FBS programs in the metroplex, but North Texas can be an attractive spot for FBS transfers who, for whatever reason, didn't fit in at their bigger programs and want to transfer closer to home.
The bad: The lack of historical success makes it difficult to have much to build on, and even bringing in an innovative approach recently didn't work for the Mean Green, who hired legendary high school coach Todd Dodge from nearby offensive juggernaut Southlake Carroll. Playing in the Sun Belt limits the heights to which the program can reach, and even other programs within the conference are significantly more successful, like Troy and Middle Tennessee State.