Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2014 NCAA S&P+ RATINGS, DEFENSE

through games of 1/12/15

The S&P+ Ratings are a college football ratings system derived from the play-by-play data of all 800+ of a season's FBS college football games (and 140,000+ plays). There are three key components to the S&P+:

  • Success Rate: A common Football Outsiders tool used to measure efficiency by determining whether every play of a given game was successful or not. The terms of success in college football: 50 percent of necessary yardage on first down, 70 percent on second down, and 100 percent on third and fourth down.
  • IsoPPP: An explosiveness measure derived from determining the equivalent point value of every yard line (based on the expected number of points an offense could expect to score from that yard line) and, therefore, every play of a given game. NOTE: IsoPPP is in use for the first time in 2014. It looks at only the per-play value of a team's successful plays (as defined by the Success Rate definition above); its goal is to separate altogether the efficiency component from the explosiveness component. This results in a new equation below. Success Rate now accounts for 80% of S&P below, while IsoPPP accounts for just 20%. For more information about IsoPPP, click here.
  • Drive Efficiency: As of February 2013, S&P+ also includes a drive-based aspect based on the field position a team creates and its average success at scoring the points expected based on that field position. It is factored in after seven weeks.
  • Opponent adjustments: Success Rate and PPP combine to form S&P, an OPS-like measure for football. Then each team's S&P output for a given category (Rushing/Passing on either Standard Downs or Passing Downs) is compared to the expected output based upon their opponents and their opponents' opponents. This is a schedule-based adjustment designed to reward tougher schedules and punish weaker ones.

The S&P+ figures used in the tables below only look at the plays that took place while a game was deemed competitive. Garbage-time plays and possessions have been filtered out of the calculations. The criteria for "garbage time" are as follows: a game is not within 28 points in the first quarter, 24 points in the second quarter, 21 points in the third quarter, or 16 points in the fourth quarter.

Passing Downs are defined as:

  • second down with 8 or more yards to go
  • third or fourth down with 5 or more yards to go

All other downs are Standard Downs.

Please note that in the split of rushing and passing S&P+, sacks are counted as passes, as in NFL data, and not runs as in official NCAA totals.

In the first table below, the standard "+" ratings are listed for rushing, passing, standard downs and passing downs. The overall drive efficiency rating is also listed.

Team Def. S&P+ Rk Play
Rating
Rk Rushing
S&P+
Rk Passing
S&P+
Rk Std.
Downs
S&P+
Rk Pass.
Downs
S&P+
Rk Drive
Rating
Rk
Clemson 141.6 1 155.1 1 146.5 2 162.9 1 142.6 1 174.1 1 154.2 9
Ohio State 140.1 2 123.5 13 111.8 31 134.9 7 119.9 15 129.7 12 214.2 2
Alabama 138.0 3 133.2 6 154.7 1 122.3 16 136.9 3 125.7 16 187.3 3
Marshall 137.1 4 110.4 36 99.5 74 121.8 17 102.3 55 142.8 8 217.4 1
TCU 128.7 5 125.0 11 134.8 6 117.2 25 122.2 9 124.6 19 161.0 6
Stanford 127.9 6 143.3 3 139.3 4 143.6 6 130.7 6 171.4 2 125.5 26
Ole Miss 127.7 7 144.2 2 139.7 3 150.2 3 137.8 2 160.3 3 137.0 17
Oregon 125.8 8 112.9 33 108.2 46 115.7 28 114.5 23 107.7 51 182.6 4
Michigan State 124.9 9 125.6 10 128.7 11 123.5 13 113.2 27 146.8 5 152.9 11
Baylor 124.9 10 113.9 30 116.2 22 111.5 35 110.4 35 122.0 24 172.4 5
Virginia Tech 124.9 11 138.7 4 126.2 14 151.6 2 133.4 5 146.1 6 130.4 21
LSU 122.4 12 133.9 5 120.7 16 146.4 5 134.2 4 125.8 15 132.3 19
Penn State 122.4 13 131.7 7 137.3 5 126.8 10 121.7 10 157.2 4 124.0 28
Louisville 121.4 14 120.1 20 119.9 18 120.9 19 120.4 13 117.1 35 142.4 14
Wisconsin 121.3 15 113.9 29 113.7 29 114.9 29 102.9 51 143.8 7 155.0 8
Mississippi State 120.9 16 115.6 24 109.4 42 122.7 15 107.6 41 135.3 11 157.4 7
Georgia 120.1 17 113.4 32 103.2 58 130.2 9 114.9 22 109.1 46 153.8 10
Arkansas 119.4 18 124.4 12 131.1 8 120.5 20 121.6 11 126.6 13 140.9 15
Louisiana Tech 118.4 19 121.3 17 123.2 15 120.2 21 120.0 14 120.4 29 132.0 20
Texas 117.4 20 130.7 8 114.1 28 149.0 4 126.4 7 141.3 10 114.0 42
Florida 117.3 21 125.8 9 126.3 13 124.4 12 124.3 8 126.0 14 120.1 30
Boise State 116.1 22 109.6 38 110.8 34 108.2 41 104.9 48 121.1 27 143.1 13
Missouri 114.6 23 122.3 14 127.4 12 116.7 27 114.4 24 141.6 9 118.8 33
Tennessee 114.2 24 120.6 18 117.8 21 122.9 14 118.4 19 124.5 20 120.1 30
West Virginia 114.0 25 120.2 19 120.2 17 119.3 23 119.6 17 117.9 33 127.9 25
Team Def. S&P+ Rk Play
Rating
Rk Rushing
S&P+
Rk Passing
S&P+
Rk Std.
Downs
S&P+
Rk Pass.
Downs
S&P+
Rk Drive
Rating
Rk
Oklahoma 114.0 26 114.3 27 118.7 20 113.9 31 110.6 33 121.3 26 129.8 22
Memphis 113.8 27 108.3 39 110.3 37 106.9 47 107.2 44 112.6 39 129.0 24
Miami 113.4 28 122.2 15 115.2 24 130.8 8 120.5 12 125.0 18 118.1 34
Auburn 113.3 29 113.5 31 118.8 19 107.8 43 109.3 36 125.6 17 140.3 16
Florida State 113.0 30 105.9 49 105.9 52 104.7 55 105.2 47 110.1 43 143.3 12
Utah State 111.4 31 115.4 25 114.4 27 116.8 26 113.7 26 117.2 34 105.0 56
USC 111.3 32 111.9 34 110.1 40 112.5 33 108.2 40 123.6 21 129.2 23
Arizona State 110.9 33 111.1 35 110.3 38 110.2 37 108.8 37 113.0 38 124.7 27
Air Force 110.3 34 115.7 23 132.0 7 100.0 64 119.7 16 101.2 65 117.6 35
Virginia 109.9 35 121.4 16 129.5 9 114.8 30 119.5 18 122.5 22 105.9 54
UCLA 109.6 36 114.1 28 105.6 53 121.5 18 110.5 34 122.3 23 115.4 39
Michigan 109.0 37 117.3 22 128.8 10 110.2 36 116.0 21 118.2 32 104.9 57
Utah 108.1 38 117.8 21 107.2 50 124.5 11 117.1 20 115.0 36 103.9 59
Kansas State 107.0 39 107.6 42 109.2 43 107.9 42 107.1 45 109.0 48 123.1 29
Arizona 106.6 40 115.1 26 115.9 23 112.6 32 112.5 28 119.4 31 111.0 44
Nebraska 106.6 41 104.9 52 93.1 86 119.4 22 102.3 54 110.0 44 119.0 32
Central Florida 106.3 42 99.4 63 102.9 60 96.7 78 98.4 75 103.9 56 115.8 38
Boston College 106.0 43 104.1 54 111.0 33 100.9 62 106.6 46 97.8 74 116.6 36
Minnesota 105.7 44 108.3 40 110.6 36 105.5 52 108.8 38 105.8 54 110.3 47
Temple 105.1 45 106.5 46 103.3 57 106.9 46 107.5 42 104.5 55 101.1 64
Georgia Tech 103.2 46 95.7 83 92.4 88 97.8 74 97.5 79 92.2 92 132.6 18
San Diego State 102.7 47 108.1 41 111.6 32 104.5 56 113.7 25 92.2 93 93.6 84
BYU 102.3 48 100.4 59 110.6 35 94.6 82 99.3 64 101.5 64 107.4 52
Navy 102.1 49 101.2 58 99.8 73 99.9 65 101.4 58 102.7 59 116.3 37
Western Michigan 102.0 50 95.4 84 94.3 84 98.6 71 96.1 83 91.8 96 114.9 40
Team Def. S&P+ Rk Play
Rating
Rk Rushing
S&P+
Rk Passing
S&P+
Rk Std.
Downs
S&P+
Rk Pass.
Downs
S&P+
Rk Drive
Rating
Rk
Colorado State 101.8 51 98.3 71 93.2 85 104.3 57 98.4 74 99.8 68 110.7 46
South Alabama 101.7 52 109.7 37 110.2 39 106.6 48 112.0 29 101.6 63 95.9 76
Georgia Southern 101.6 53 98.3 70 100.2 69 96.4 79 99.1 68 97.7 75 114.3 41
Northwestern 101.6 54 106.8 45 107.8 47 103.0 60 108.5 39 102.2 60 99.0 69
Maryland 100.9 55 103.9 55 98.0 77 109.8 38 100.7 59 112.3 40 97.7 71
Washington 100.3 56 104.5 53 107.2 51 101.2 61 102.9 50 109.1 47 96.3 73
Notre Dame 100.3 57 98.4 69 101.1 66 93.7 88 98.3 76 97.1 77 110.7 45
Oklahoma State 99.7 58 107.2 43 109.6 41 104.8 54 107.3 43 103.5 57 93.0 86
Wake Forest 99.4 59 106.3 47 104.9 54 106.2 51 101.5 57 121.4 25 91.0 93
Central Michigan 99.3 60 98.5 68 112.7 30 89.0 100 102.7 52 89.3 101 100.5 67
Syracuse 99.2 61 107.0 44 114.8 26 98.7 70 111.6 30 95.5 78 91.1 92
N.C. State 99.1 62 99.1 64 92.2 92 106.3 50 99.3 65 98.3 71 102.3 63
Iowa 99.1 63 101.3 57 109.0 45 93.1 90 100.5 62 101.9 61 97.4 72
UL-Monroe 99.0 64 105.2 50 102.9 59 106.6 49 103.2 49 108.7 49 91.3 91
East Carolina 99.0 65 91.2 98 107.3 49 82.2 113 94.4 88 85.3 108 105.7 55
UTSA 98.6 66 104.9 51 114.9 25 92.8 93 111.0 31 91.3 98 85.5 105
Pittsburgh 98.2 67 92.9 91 92.2 91 93.9 87 88.5 111 107.5 52 107.7 51
Florida International 98.0 68 102.4 56 101.8 64 103.6 59 96.9 81 120.8 28 92.2 89
Cincinnati 97.9 69 93.0 90 90.8 97 94.1 85 96.9 80 85.8 107 108.3 50
Duke 97.8 70 91.4 97 84.4 108 99.5 66 92.0 99 92.8 89 108.7 48
Tulane 97.6 71 100.4 60 102.0 62 99.1 68 102.4 53 95.4 79 96.3 73
Kentucky 97.3 72 95.3 85 99.9 71 90.3 96 93.2 92 103.0 58 103.4 60
Texas A&M 97.2 73 98.3 72 83.6 110 118.3 24 94.6 86 110.5 42 103.2 61
Arkansas State 97.0 74 92.4 93 87.4 105 99.2 67 92.3 96 94.2 81 108.7 48
Kansas 96.9 75 106.0 48 101.1 65 109.4 39 110.8 32 92.7 90 87.0 102
Team Def. S&P+ Rk Play
Rating
Rk Rushing
S&P+
Rk Passing
S&P+
Rk Std.
Downs
S&P+
Rk Pass.
Downs
S&P+
Rk Drive
Rating
Rk
Toledo 96.9 76 93.2 89 107.7 48 86.6 107 87.3 114 110.9 41 104.1 58
Indiana 96.4 77 97.9 74 100.1 70 97.0 76 100.4 63 93.1 86 94.0 81
Northern Illinois 96.4 78 94.5 88 91.0 96 96.1 80 94.5 87 94.1 82 99.1 68
UL-Lafayette 96.0 79 96.0 81 100.7 67 93.1 89 98.0 78 92.6 91 94.8 79
UAB 95.8 80 98.7 66 92.3 89 103.8 58 92.9 95 114.2 37 93.7 83
Purdue 95.6 81 100.1 62 95.3 82 104.9 53 100.5 61 98.4 70 94.6 80
Rutgers 95.6 82 96.5 78 94.9 83 94.5 83 99.1 67 88.5 102 98.9 70
Illinois 94.9 83 98.6 67 95.9 80 100.4 63 99.0 71 97.5 76 92.6 87
Oregon State 94.7 84 98.8 65 82.3 115 111.7 34 98.9 73 98.7 69 89.5 94
Nevada 94.6 85 92.2 94 90.3 99 93.0 92 89.8 106 101.8 62 101.1 64
Akron 94.6 86 96.0 82 104.7 55 87.9 103 98.1 77 91.4 97 85.4 106
Appalachian State 94.5 87 87.5 112 90.4 98 83.1 112 90.5 102 81.0 112 100.9 66
Houston 94.5 88 90.8 103 86.5 106 94.3 84 90.4 103 93.6 84 94.0 82
South Carolina 94.5 89 91.0 101 84.5 107 99.0 69 89.1 109 99.9 67 106.0 53
Washington State 94.2 90 96.9 75 98.4 75 97.8 75 93.6 91 106.6 53 96.3 73
UTEP 93.9 91 98.1 73 89.4 101 107.3 44 90.3 104 120.2 30 92.0 90
Middle Tennessee 93.8 92 94.8 87 91.3 95 98.0 73 100.5 60 83.3 110 95.0 78
Western Kentucky 93.2 93 87.2 113 96.6 79 75.6 125 90.3 105 78.5 117 113.0 43
Ohio 93.1 94 96.6 77 101.8 63 92.6 94 99.2 66 91.1 99 85.2 107
Texas State 92.8 95 90.1 105 90.1 100 87.4 106 89.6 107 93.6 83 95.5 77
Kent State 92.6 96 100.3 61 109.1 44 88.1 102 101.6 56 97.9 73 78.8 116
California 92.4 97 89.4 108 104.3 56 81.6 115 94.4 89 78.0 118 102.9 62
Rice 92.4 98 90.0 106 91.6 94 85.5 111 99.1 69 73.2 122 93.2 85
Colorado 92.1 99 95.2 86 91.8 93 96.8 77 91.5 100 108.3 50 92.4 88
Vanderbilt 92.0 100 96.5 79 97.7 78 94.1 86 99.0 70 92.1 95 83.7 109
Team Def. S&P+ Rk Play
Rating
Rk Rushing
S&P+
Rk Passing
S&P+
Rk Std.
Downs
S&P+
Rk Pass.
Downs
S&P+
Rk Drive
Rating
Rk
Connecticut 91.7 101 96.3 80 99.8 72 93.1 91 96.5 82 98.2 72 77.1 120
Fresno State 90.6 102 96.7 76 102.8 61 89.7 98 99.0 72 92.1 94 77.3 118
San Jose State 90.5 103 90.1 104 83.5 111 108.5 40 86.4 116 109.7 45 89.2 95
Texas Tech 89.9 104 89.7 107 83.1 113 98.4 72 90.8 101 88.5 103 89.0 96
Ball State 89.5 105 88.3 110 88.2 104 87.4 105 87.8 113 93.0 88 88.7 97
Bowling Green 89.4 106 89.4 109 88.5 102 87.6 104 88.6 110 93.5 85 86.2 104
Florida Atlantic 89.1 107 92.5 92 81.1 118 107.1 45 92.2 97 95.1 80 83.5 110
Wyoming 88.9 108 91.1 99 95.4 81 89.8 97 93.0 94 86.0 106 87.3 101
North Carolina 88.9 109 91.4 95 92.7 87 88.9 101 95.8 84 80.8 113 87.8 99
Buffalo 88.7 110 84.2 115 88.4 103 77.1 122 93.7 90 66.0 127 88.1 98
Southern Miss 88.5 111 91.1 100 92.2 90 89.5 99 93.0 93 87.6 104 83.5 110
Miami (Ohio) 88.4 112 88.0 111 82.0 117 92.4 95 87.9 112 90.4 100 86.9 103
South Florida 88.3 113 90.8 102 100.7 68 81.4 116 92.0 98 93.0 87 78.8 116
Hawaii 88.1 114 91.4 96 98.2 76 85.6 110 95.6 85 82.6 111 74.6 125
Massachusetts 84.8 115 80.8 118 83.3 112 76.7 124 85.3 118 71.6 124 80.5 114
New Mexico 84.4 116 80.7 119 79.6 120 82.1 114 86.7 115 68.0 125 85.0 108
Old Dominion 84.4 117 80.3 121 82.6 114 74.9 126 89.3 108 61.3 128 87.5 100
Idaho 83.6 118 82.1 117 84.0 109 77.1 123 80.0 123 87.3 105 82.0 113
Iowa State 82.8 119 85.9 114 76.2 124 95.7 81 83.3 119 100.5 66 76.7 121
Troy 82.4 120 82.7 116 79.6 119 85.8 109 85.3 117 77.1 119 74.6 126
North Texas 81.9 121 76.9 125 75.8 125 77.5 119 76.2 128 84.5 109 76.6 122
Army 81.8 122 73.9 128 69.3 128 77.4 120 76.9 126 67.3 126 82.7 112
New Mexico State 81.1 123 79.1 122 78.3 121 79.3 118 80.2 122 80.6 114 79.3 115
Georgia State 79.8 124 76.8 126 74.4 126 80.0 117 79.0 124 73.2 123 77.3 118
SMU 79.7 125 77.6 124 76.3 123 77.4 121 78.4 125 79.4 115 75.7 123
UNLV 79.4 126 78.2 123 82.0 116 74.4 128 80.4 121 74.5 121 69.0 128
Eastern Michigan 79.4 127 80.4 120 74.0 127 86.5 108 81.0 120 79.0 116 69.8 127
Tulsa 78.7 128 75.5 127 76.5 122 74.4 127 76.9 127 75.5 120 75.3 124

In the second table below are some raw, unadjusted measures (Success Rate, IsoPPP, S&P) and personality stats (Havoc Rate, front-seven Havoc Rate, secondary Havoc Rate). Learn more about Havoc Rate here. It combines a team's total tackles for loss, forced fumbles, and passes defensed and divides by total plays. Front-seven and secondary rates will add up to the total Havoc Rate.

Team Def. S&P+ Rk Success
Rate
Rk IsoPPP Rk S&P Rk Havoc
Rate
Rk Front 7
Havoc
Rk DB
Havoc
Rk
Clemson 141.6 1 29.5% 1 0.78 30 0.392 1 23.2% 1 15.8% 1 7.4% 27
Ohio State 140.1 2 38.9% 34 0.78 28 0.467 23 19.9% 12 13.0% 5 6.8% 47
Alabama 138.0 3 36.1% 15 0.78 29 0.444 8 18.7% 19 10.8% 35 7.9% 19
Marshall 137.1 4 38.9% 33 0.72 6 0.456 17 18.1% 28 11.3% 27 6.8% 45
TCU 128.7 5 33.7% 5 0.85 70 0.440 6 21.5% 2 13.8% 2 7.7% 21
Stanford 127.9 6 35.1% 9 0.69 2 0.419 2 17.6% 32 11.4% 23 6.0% 75
Ole Miss 127.7 7 39.8% 49 0.66 1 0.449 13 20.0% 10 10.9% 33 9.1% 7
Oregon 125.8 8 43.7% 91 0.74 12 0.498 65 17.1% 41 9.7% 55 7.2% 33
Michigan State 124.9 9 33.1% 4 1.02 123 0.468 25 20.1% 9 12.4% 10 7.1% 34
Baylor 124.9 10 39.0% 35 0.83 54 0.478 37 18.1% 29 11.1% 29 6.8% 46
Virginia Tech 124.9 11 32.4% 3 0.91 100 0.442 7 20.7% 6 11.6% 18 9.2% 6
LSU 122.4 12 35.6% 12 0.84 64 0.454 15 18.2% 26 10.1% 46 8.2% 16
Penn State 122.4 13 34.0% 6 0.75 17 0.422 3 19.2% 16 12.8% 8 6.4% 56
Louisville 121.4 14 32.4% 2 0.93 107 0.445 9 20.1% 8 11.0% 31 8.8% 10
Wisconsin 121.3 15 36.1% 16 0.84 62 0.458 19 17.5% 37 11.9% 12 5.5% 94
Mississippi State 120.9 16 39.3% 40 0.85 67 0.483 42 19.0% 17 11.6% 17 7.2% 29
Georgia 120.1 17 40.5% 57 0.75 14 0.473 30 15.5% 69 8.5% 85 6.7% 49
Arkansas 119.4 18 40.5% 58 0.80 36 0.484 45 20.3% 7 12.8% 7 7.2% 32
Louisiana Tech 118.4 19 35.9% 14 0.84 57 0.455 16 21.2% 3 11.8% 14 9.4% 4
Texas 117.4 20 37.4% 19 0.74 10 0.447 12 15.1% 78 9.7% 56 5.3% 99
Florida 117.3 21 37.9% 24 0.72 4 0.447 11 20.9% 5 10.4% 39 10.4% 1
Boise State 116.1 22 34.8% 8 0.96 116 0.471 29 19.6% 14 13.3% 4 5.9% 79
Missouri 114.6 23 38.4% 26 0.75 18 0.457 18 18.4% 22 12.2% 11 6.0% 78
Tennessee 114.2 24 36.8% 18 0.85 69 0.464 22 17.5% 36 10.5% 37 7.0% 37
West Virginia 114.0 25 38.4% 27 0.89 89 0.486 49 14.9% 81 8.8% 75 6.0% 77
Team Def. S&P+ Rk Success
Rate
Rk IsoPPP Rk S&P Rk Havoc
Rate
Rk Front 7
Havoc
Rk DB
Havoc
Rk
Oklahoma 114.0 26 37.6% 22 0.88 83 0.477 33 15.9% 61 10.1% 44 5.8% 84
Memphis 113.8 27 35.4% 10 0.78 31 0.439 5 17.8% 30 11.5% 19 6.2% 62
Miami 113.4 28 40.2% 55 0.76 20 0.473 31 16.0% 60 9.2% 67 6.7% 50
Auburn 113.3 29 42.5% 81 0.91 98 0.522 93 17.8% 31 9.3% 65 8.5% 12
Florida State 113.0 30 41.7% 71 0.81 40 0.495 61 15.6% 66 8.0% 94 7.4% 25
Utah State 111.4 31 34.5% 7 0.76 23 0.429 4 19.8% 13 10.9% 32 8.8% 9
USC 111.3 32 41.0% 64 0.81 38 0.490 55 16.7% 45 8.7% 80 8.0% 18
Arizona State 110.9 33 39.4% 43 0.81 42 0.478 35 16.7% 46 9.5% 61 7.1% 35
Air Force 110.3 34 35.7% 13 0.95 112 0.476 32 15.2% 76 9.2% 68 6.0% 76
Virginia 109.9 35 38.6% 30 0.81 43 0.471 28 21.0% 4 13.3% 3 7.7% 22
UCLA 109.6 36 40.8% 61 0.76 21 0.478 36 14.2% 91 8.9% 72 4.8% 111
Michigan 109.0 37 39.5% 44 0.74 9 0.464 21 15.2% 75 11.4% 24 3.8% 125
Utah 108.1 38 39.0% 37 0.79 35 0.471 27 18.5% 21 11.7% 15 6.9% 43
Kansas State 107.0 39 44.8% 102 0.76 22 0.510 79 16.2% 56 8.0% 96 8.2% 15
Arizona 106.6 40 41.4% 69 0.81 44 0.494 60 15.8% 63 6.7% 112 9.0% 8
Nebraska 106.6 41 38.9% 32 0.90 94 0.491 58 16.9% 43 9.6% 60 7.2% 28
Central Florida 106.3 42 38.4% 27 0.72 5 0.451 14 20.0% 11 11.5% 21 8.5% 11
Boston College 106.0 43 38.8% 31 0.85 72 0.481 39 16.1% 58 9.9% 49 6.2% 61
Minnesota 105.7 44 40.1% 52 0.81 39 0.482 41 18.3% 25 9.8% 53 8.4% 13
Temple 105.1 45 37.6% 21 0.72 7 0.446 10 17.6% 34 11.6% 16 5.8% 85
Georgia Tech 103.2 46 49.4% 123 0.78 33 0.552 113 15.5% 67 8.5% 83 6.9% 41
San Diego State 102.7 47 39.1% 39 0.75 19 0.463 20 16.4% 51 10.1% 45 6.3% 59
BYU 102.3 48 38.5% 29 0.86 73 0.480 38 16.5% 48 9.5% 63 7.0% 40
Navy 102.1 49 46.7% 117 0.74 8 0.522 92 10.6% 126 6.4% 115 4.2% 118
Western Michigan 102.0 50 39.3% 41 0.84 65 0.483 44 16.9% 42 6.8% 110 10.2% 2
Team Def. S&P+ Rk Success
Rate
Rk IsoPPP Rk S&P Rk Havoc
Rate
Rk Front 7
Havoc
Rk DB
Havoc
Rk
Colorado State 101.8 51 41.7% 73 0.77 24 0.488 53 13.8% 97 6.3% 116 7.1% 36
South Alabama 101.7 52 39.5% 45 0.88 84 0.492 59 15.0% 79 8.3% 89 6.7% 51
Georgia Southern 101.6 53 44.1% 95 0.75 15 0.502 71 14.9% 82 7.7% 102 7.0% 39
Northwestern 101.6 54 39.7% 47 0.84 58 0.486 48 15.8% 64 9.7% 54 5.9% 80
Maryland 100.9 55 40.1% 53 0.82 47 0.485 47 14.8% 84 9.1% 69 5.4% 95
Washington 100.3 56 41.5% 70 0.78 27 0.487 51 16.2% 55 11.5% 20 4.4% 117
Notre Dame 100.3 57 43.7% 93 0.83 51 0.515 84 14.6% 87 8.4% 88 6.1% 70
Oklahoma State 99.7 58 39.8% 48 0.90 96 0.499 66 17.2% 39 11.9% 13 5.4% 96
Wake Forest 99.4 59 39.0% 35 0.83 50 0.477 34 18.3% 24 11.3% 26 7.0% 38
Central Michigan 99.3 60 37.8% 23 0.91 97 0.483 43 16.5% 49 8.6% 82 7.4% 26
Syracuse 99.2 61 42.8% 83 0.74 13 0.491 57 16.8% 44 12.9% 6 3.8% 126
N.C. State 99.1 62 41.2% 66 0.85 66 0.499 67 17.6% 33 11.1% 30 6.4% 55
Iowa 99.1 63 40.2% 54 0.84 61 0.490 56 14.8% 85 9.9% 50 4.9% 107
UL-Monroe 99.0 64 39.3% 42 0.86 74 0.486 50 17.1% 40 11.1% 28 5.9% 81
East Carolina 99.0 65 38.3% 25 0.82 46 0.470 26 15.4% 70 10.2% 41 5.1% 104
UTSA 98.6 66 35.6% 11 0.92 101 0.468 24 16.4% 53 8.8% 79 7.5% 24
Pittsburgh 98.2 67 41.3% 67 0.88 80 0.505 73 13.5% 99 8.4% 87 5.1% 105
Florida International 98.0 68 36.8% 17 0.97 117 0.487 52 16.1% 57 10.0% 47 6.2% 66
Cincinnati 97.9 69 43.6% 89 0.81 37 0.510 78 15.2% 74 8.8% 78 6.2% 67
Duke 97.8 70 45.2% 105 0.69 3 0.500 68 13.1% 108 4.7% 127 8.1% 17
Tulane 97.6 71 41.7% 71 0.82 45 0.497 63 18.4% 23 10.3% 40 7.9% 20
Kentucky 97.3 72 42.8% 84 0.84 60 0.511 81 15.5% 68 9.0% 71 6.3% 58
Texas A&M 97.2 73 45.8% 108 0.83 52 0.532 104 13.3% 103 7.5% 105 5.5% 93
Arkansas State 97.0 74 42.1% 79 0.92 103 0.521 91 16.2% 54 9.5% 62 6.1% 73
Kansas 96.9 75 40.9% 62 0.93 109 0.513 82 16.5% 50 8.9% 73 7.2% 31
Team Def. S&P+ Rk Success
Rate
Rk IsoPPP Rk S&P Rk Havoc
Rate
Rk Front 7
Havoc
Rk DB
Havoc
Rk
Toledo 96.9 76 41.2% 65 0.89 90 0.508 76 16.0% 59 9.6% 57 6.3% 60
Indiana 96.4 77 40.7% 60 0.89 87 0.502 72 15.9% 62 9.8% 51 6.1% 69
Northern Illinois 96.4 78 43.1% 85 0.78 32 0.501 70 16.7% 47 9.8% 52 6.6% 52
UL-Lafayette 96.0 79 39.9% 50 0.89 88 0.498 64 14.3% 89 9.6% 59 4.7% 112
UAB 95.8 80 41.4% 68 0.90 91 0.511 80 17.2% 38 11.4% 25 5.7% 87
Purdue 95.6 81 45.0% 104 0.85 71 0.531 102 13.4% 101 7.4% 106 5.9% 82
Rutgers 95.6 82 42.1% 77 0.97 119 0.531 100 14.0% 94 8.2% 91 5.7% 89
Illinois 94.9 83 42.0% 75 0.93 106 0.521 90 14.1% 92 9.9% 48 4.2% 119
Oregon State 94.7 84 42.0% 76 0.90 92 0.516 87 16.4% 52 9.1% 70 7.2% 30
Nevada 94.6 85 46.2% 112 0.77 25 0.524 95 15.2% 73 10.2% 43 5.0% 106
Akron 94.6 86 39.7% 46 0.82 48 0.482 40 18.2% 27 12.6% 9 5.5% 92
Appalachian State 94.5 87 39.0% 38 0.92 102 0.496 62 15.8% 65 10.8% 34 4.9% 109
Houston 94.5 88 42.1% 77 0.74 11 0.485 46 15.3% 72 9.2% 66 6.1% 72
South Carolina 94.5 89 47.1% 118 0.85 68 0.546 109 11.6% 122 8.1% 92 3.5% 128
Washington State 94.2 90 43.2% 87 0.98 120 0.541 105 15.1% 77 9.3% 64 5.8% 83
UTEP 93.9 91 39.9% 51 1.03 124 0.526 97 18.6% 20 8.6% 81 9.8% 3
Middle Tennessee 93.8 92 45.4% 106 0.84 56 0.531 101 14.2% 90 8.5% 84 5.7% 86
Western Kentucky 93.2 93 48.3% 121 0.97 118 0.580 124 13.1% 109 7.8% 100 5.2% 100
Ohio 93.1 94 42.3% 80 0.81 41 0.501 69 15.0% 80 8.9% 74 6.1% 71
Texas State 92.8 95 42.6% 82 0.84 59 0.509 77 11.6% 121 6.2% 117 5.3% 97
Kent State 92.6 96 43.5% 88 0.79 34 0.506 74 12.6% 114 5.8% 122 6.6% 54
California 92.4 97 47.5% 119 0.92 105 0.565 118 11.5% 123 6.1% 119 5.1% 102
Rice 92.4 98 41.0% 63 0.94 110 0.515 85 19.3% 15 11.5% 22 7.7% 23
Colorado 92.1 99 43.7% 92 1.01 122 0.551 112 13.1% 105 5.9% 120 6.9% 44
Vanderbilt 92.0 100 43.2% 86 0.86 75 0.517 88 14.3% 88 7.9% 97 6.2% 65
Team Def. S&P+ Rk Success
Rate
Rk IsoPPP Rk S&P Rk Havoc
Rate
Rk Front 7
Havoc
Rk DB
Havoc
Rk
Connecticut 91.7 101 41.8% 74 0.78 26 0.489 54 12.6% 116 7.7% 103 4.9% 110
Fresno State 90.6 102 40.3% 56 0.96 115 0.514 83 14.6% 86 8.8% 76 5.6% 90
San Jose State 90.5 103 44.6% 99 0.87 77 0.530 99 12.7% 112 5.7% 124 6.8% 48
Texas Tech 89.9 104 46.6% 116 0.88 82 0.549 110 13.5% 100 6.5% 113 6.6% 53
Ball State 89.5 105 44.7% 100 0.83 49 0.522 94 12.5% 118 6.2% 118 6.1% 74
Bowling Green 89.4 106 44.2% 96 0.88 85 0.530 98 18.8% 18 10.4% 38 8.3% 14
Florida Atlantic 89.1 107 45.9% 109 0.88 86 0.544 108 13.4% 102 7.6% 104 5.6% 91
Wyoming 88.9 108 44.8% 101 0.96 113 0.549 111 11.9% 119 8.0% 95 3.9% 124
North Carolina 88.9 109 48.6% 122 0.90 93 0.569 120 14.0% 93 9.6% 58 4.4% 116
Buffalo 88.7 110 37.5% 20 1.08 126 0.516 86 17.6% 35 8.2% 90 9.3% 5
Southern Miss 88.5 111 44.5% 97 0.93 108 0.542 106 13.9% 96 7.2% 107 6.4% 57
Miami (Ohio) 88.4 112 46.2% 112 0.87 78 0.544 107 13.1% 107 6.8% 111 6.2% 63
South Florida 88.3 113 46.1% 110 0.75 16 0.519 89 13.2% 104 8.5% 86 4.5% 115
Hawaii 88.1 114 40.6% 59 0.91 99 0.507 75 12.6% 115 7.2% 108 5.3% 98
Massachusetts 84.8 115 44.5% 98 0.87 79 0.531 103 14.0% 95 7.8% 99 6.1% 68
New Mexico 84.4 116 46.1% 111 0.96 114 0.560 116 13.5% 98 8.1% 93 5.1% 103
Old Dominion 84.4 117 50.1% 125 0.83 53 0.567 119 12.5% 117 7.8% 101 4.6% 113
Idaho 83.6 118 43.6% 90 1.10 127 0.569 121 13.1% 106 8.8% 77 4.1% 122
Iowa State 82.8 119 52.3% 128 0.83 55 0.585 126 12.7% 113 5.8% 123 6.9% 42
Troy 82.4 120 46.4% 114 0.92 104 0.556 115 11.0% 125 5.8% 121 5.2% 101
North Texas 81.9 121 43.8% 94 0.88 81 0.526 96 14.8% 83 10.2% 42 4.5% 114
Army 81.8 122 47.7% 120 0.86 76 0.554 114 13.0% 110 7.9% 98 4.9% 108
New Mexico State 81.1 123 51.1% 127 0.84 63 0.577 123 9.0% 128 4.5% 128 3.8% 127
Georgia State 79.8 124 50.7% 126 0.90 95 0.586 127 9.0% 127 4.9% 126 4.1% 120
SMU 79.7 125 49.5% 124 0.98 121 0.591 128 11.0% 124 6.4% 114 3.9% 123
UNLV 79.4 126 46.5% 115 0.95 111 0.562 117 11.7% 120 5.5% 125 6.2% 64
Eastern Michigan 79.4 127 45.6% 107 1.05 125 0.575 122 12.9% 111 7.0% 109 5.7% 88
Tulsa 78.7 128 45.0% 103 1.12 128 0.584 125 15.3% 71 10.6% 36 4.1% 121

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