Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2014 NCAA S&P+ RATINGS, DEFENSE

through games of 11/22/14

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
Alabama 136.1 1 138.2 6 158.6 1 127.0 12 139.4 1 133.2 15 151.8 1
Clemson 132.6 2 151.2 1 148.1 2 154.2 4 137.3 3 176.7 2 124.7 20
LSU 131.2 3 138.4 5 128.1 12 148.3 6 137.1 4 133.4 14 142.7 7
Ole Miss 129.9 4 144.6 3 135.0 7 156.9 2 138.7 2 161.0 3 133.8 13
Marshall 127.4 5 112.7 32 99.2 75 129.5 10 101.5 63 157.9 5 150.8 2
Baylor 127.3 6 122.1 17 126.4 18 117.8 28 119.4 19 122.9 25 147.8 3
Mississippi State 127.0 7 124.3 15 128.3 11 123.5 19 119.5 17 131.1 16 147.0 5
Ohio State 125.6 8 121.8 19 106.8 47 137.3 8 119.8 16 118.9 33 147.4 4
Virginia Tech 124.3 9 140.9 4 125.4 19 161.1 1 131.9 6 156.6 6 123.9 22
Stanford 123.5 10 148.0 2 142.3 3 148.8 5 133.2 5 180.7 1 112.3 39
Louisville 123.0 11 120.1 21 119.5 22 121.6 22 118.7 20 121.7 29 135.6 10
Wisconsin 122.8 12 117.0 26 116.2 26 117.8 27 109.2 41 134.7 12 135.4 11
Michigan State 122.0 13 131.4 7 126.7 16 133.3 9 118.3 21 153.8 7 132.0 14
Penn State 121.9 14 129.8 8 136.2 6 124.6 17 119.5 18 159.2 4 118.0 28
TCU 121.8 15 116.3 28 127.0 14 108.2 47 113.5 31 118.3 34 143.0 6
Auburn 118.2 16 118.2 23 124.7 21 112.7 38 111.2 36 136.6 10 138.6 8
West Virginia 117.7 17 124.5 14 127.4 13 122.1 21 122.0 12 128.0 22 126.1 18
Miami 117.3 18 124.2 16 113.7 31 137.5 7 120.1 14 136.6 11 124.1 21
Arkansas 117.3 19 127.4 12 139.6 5 119.9 24 122.6 11 133.9 13 128.6 15
Oklahoma 116.5 20 122.1 18 130.0 10 118.8 26 118.0 22 130.0 18 125.5 19
Oregon 115.7 21 109.1 42 106.4 50 110.1 43 113.8 30 98.2 73 138.2 9
Texas 114.5 22 128.7 11 106.6 49 156.2 3 122.7 10 145.0 9 110.6 42
Missouri 114.5 23 128.9 10 131.1 9 125.7 15 120.4 13 149.1 8 108.3 45
Tennessee 113.6 24 126.2 13 125.3 20 126.1 13 123.8 8 130.1 17 115.7 30
Georgia 113.2 25 109.7 40 99.7 74 124.0 18 113.5 32 102.6 64 127.4 16
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
Florida 112.8 26 120.4 20 118.7 23 122.8 20 123.4 9 110.5 45 111.3 40
Florida State 112.7 27 101.7 61 99.9 73 102.0 60 104.6 51 96.7 76 135.2 12
Louisiana Tech 112.7 28 117.1 25 117.2 25 115.4 32 116.9 25 114.0 40 115.0 33
Kansas State 112.6 29 117.7 24 126.6 17 112.3 39 116.7 26 119.8 31 120.7 24
Boise State 112.5 30 111.0 37 112.5 33 109.6 45 104.4 53 128.5 21 126.8 17
Arizona State 111.9 31 112.1 34 105.1 56 115.9 31 109.1 42 115.9 37 120.6 26
Virginia 110.9 32 129.2 9 140.5 4 120.9 23 127.0 7 128.6 20 104.5 56
Memphis 110.4 33 107.7 46 102.2 62 112.8 37 109.4 40 103.3 61 114.0 35
UCLA 109.8 34 116.9 27 108.2 41 125.0 16 112.4 33 126.0 23 112.7 37
Utah State 109.5 35 115.0 30 114.3 30 116.7 30 111.2 35 122.8 26 101.8 61
USC 109.4 36 107.5 47 103.2 59 110.0 44 103.4 56 122.3 27 121.0 23
Nebraska 108.4 37 107.8 45 94.6 86 126.0 14 105.4 48 112.7 42 120.3 27
Utah 108.1 38 118.5 22 105.9 51 127.0 11 120.1 15 110.2 47 104.6 54
Michigan 108.1 39 115.6 29 132.9 8 105.6 49 116.2 27 112.8 41 104.0 58
Boston College 107.9 40 109.4 41 114.5 28 107.5 48 111.8 34 103.8 59 115.0 32
Minnesota 107.8 41 113.0 31 112.0 34 113.2 34 111.0 37 115.0 39 108.7 44
Notre Dame 107.7 42 105.3 50 111.5 36 97.3 72 107.2 45 98.2 72 120.7 24
Air Force 107.5 43 110.1 39 126.8 15 91.5 95 114.0 29 95.1 79 111.0 41
Colorado State 106.1 44 103.9 56 101.5 65 104.3 53 103.7 55 105.4 55 112.6 38
Maryland 105.0 45 110.7 38 102.3 61 119.7 25 106.1 46 121.8 28 103.4 59
Arizona 104.7 46 107.3 48 109.8 39 102.4 57 104.6 50 112.5 43 107.3 48
Georgia Southern 104.4 47 99.8 67 101.8 63 97.5 70 99.1 72 103.0 62 116.9 29
Northwestern 104.1 48 112.0 35 116.0 27 105.0 50 114.8 28 104.3 57 101.0 64
Duke 103.4 49 98.4 74 91.2 98 109.1 46 97.6 79 104.0 58 113.3 36
Temple 103.2 50 101.7 59 103.2 58 98.1 69 105.8 47 93.4 83 102.8 60
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
Central Florida 102.9 51 94.9 87 94.3 87 95.4 88 94.2 90 100.0 68 106.1 50
Iowa 102.3 52 107.9 44 114.3 29 100.6 64 108.0 44 103.4 60 98.1 71
Wake Forest 102.1 53 108.6 43 105.5 53 110.7 42 103.1 58 125.5 24 94.3 84
South Alabama 101.9 54 112.6 33 111.8 35 111.5 41 117.1 24 101.4 66 96.3 79
Arkansas State 101.7 55 94.1 90 87.3 105 103.4 56 95.1 87 92.7 86 114.3 34
UTSA 100.8 56 107.2 49 118.2 24 93.8 90 109.1 43 101.2 67 93.4 88
Western Michigan 100.5 57 94.9 86 96.5 82 93.4 91 98.9 73 84.8 108 105.7 52
Kentucky 100.2 58 99.8 66 100.4 69 98.6 67 98.8 75 102.0 65 106.0 51
BYU 99.7 59 99.5 69 106.9 45 96.5 78 97.7 77 102.8 63 99.8 67
Central Michigan 99.4 60 98.9 73 110.7 37 90.7 99 101.8 61 93.0 84 97.9 74
Syracuse 99.2 61 105.0 51 112.9 32 97.0 75 109.4 39 94.1 81 95.6 81
Purdue 99.1 62 104.5 54 97.0 80 112.1 40 102.8 59 107.3 52 104.6 54
Navy 98.6 63 98.2 75 95.0 85 100.8 62 99.4 70 96.9 75 109.3 43
Oklahoma State 98.3 64 104.8 53 105.2 54 104.2 54 103.8 54 104.6 56 96.7 78
Tulane 98.1 65 101.1 62 100.9 67 101.9 61 100.2 69 106.0 53 98.0 72
East Carolina 97.7 66 90.6 102 110.2 38 82.1 115 95.3 86 81.5 114 101.1 63
Florida International 97.6 67 102.1 58 102.6 60 102.2 59 96.6 84 120.4 30 93.2 89
Georgia Tech 97.6 68 90.7 101 85.7 108 95.8 84 93.1 92 86.6 105 115.3 31
Pittsburgh 97.4 69 91.8 99 90.8 100 92.9 92 85.2 117 116.4 36 107.7 46
Kansas 97.4 70 111.3 36 108.1 42 113.7 33 117.4 23 95.3 78 90.3 94
Nevada 97.2 71 92.7 95 88.3 103 96.1 81 87.9 112 109.4 48 107.4 47
Texas A&M 97.2 72 99.9 65 86.1 107 117.6 29 97.1 80 108.4 50 104.5 56
Rutgers 96.9 73 101.7 60 101.1 66 97.2 73 103.2 57 93.8 82 100.6 65
Washington 96.8 74 104.4 55 107.5 43 102.2 58 102.7 60 107.9 51 91.7 92
San Diego State 96.6 75 104.9 52 107.1 44 104.6 51 109.8 38 92.9 85 87.1 109
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
Houston 96.3 76 87.1 112 82.7 114 91.6 94 86.3 113 92.5 88 99.6 68
San Jose State 95.9 77 95.0 85 87.6 104 112.9 36 91.0 99 115.2 38 101.3 62
UL-Monroe 95.7 78 99.3 70 97.8 77 100.0 65 96.4 85 105.9 54 90.0 97
Akron 95.5 79 95.9 81 105.7 52 87.1 108 98.2 76 90.6 93 91.6 93
Middle Tennessee 95.2 80 96.5 80 94.1 89 98.2 68 101.1 65 86.6 104 100.3 66
Rice 95.0 81 94.2 89 97.7 78 87.8 107 104.5 52 75.5 122 97.1 75
UL-Lafayette 94.8 82 93.9 91 98.2 76 91.1 96 96.9 81 87.9 101 96.1 80
South Carolina 94.6 83 92.1 98 86.6 106 99.7 66 90.9 100 98.9 71 105.0 53
Connecticut 94.2 84 102.5 57 106.9 46 97.3 71 100.3 68 110.4 46 84.0 116
N.C. State 94.1 85 93.6 93 90.0 101 96.3 79 94.8 88 90.7 91 98.9 69
Toledo 94.0 86 95.6 82 105.2 55 92.5 93 90.3 104 111.3 44 95.1 82
Cincinnati 93.7 87 94.4 88 91.4 95 96.8 77 97.6 78 88.7 98 98.3 70
Colorado 93.6 88 99.3 71 92.2 93 104.4 52 94.2 89 116.5 35 96.9 77
Illinois 93.5 89 99.1 72 100.4 70 95.7 86 100.8 66 94.7 80 93.8 87
Indiana 93.2 90 97.1 79 100.1 71 96.2 80 100.5 67 90.6 92 91.9 91
Washington State 93.2 91 95.1 83 96.9 81 95.9 83 91.0 98 108.5 49 98.0 72
Ohio 93.2 92 97.1 78 106.7 48 90.7 100 101.2 64 88.0 100 89.2 104
UAB 92.9 93 99.5 68 93.8 90 104.0 55 92.6 94 119.6 32 90.2 95
Oregon State 92.9 94 97.3 76 77.8 122 113.0 35 96.8 83 98.9 70 89.6 100
California 92.7 95 88.8 108 97.3 79 84.1 114 91.7 96 81.8 113 106.3 49
Texas State 92.5 96 89.9 105 91.7 94 85.2 111 89.8 106 91.3 90 94.1 85
Vanderbilt 92.4 97 100.5 64 104.5 57 95.3 89 105.1 49 89.7 96 87.8 108
Ball State 92.3 98 90.5 103 91.4 96 88.3 106 90.9 102 92.5 87 94.1 85
UTEP 92.0 99 97.2 77 94.2 88 97.1 74 85.6 115 129.8 19 89.3 103
Bowling Green 91.6 100 92.6 96 91.2 97 90.9 97 92.3 95 96.2 77 92.2 90
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
Kent State 91.3 101 100.7 63 108.7 40 89.2 103 101.6 62 99.6 69 82.2 121
Northern Illinois 91.0 102 88.0 110 85.0 109 88.7 104 88.6 110 86.5 107 90.1 96
North Carolina 90.4 103 93.0 94 95.4 84 89.6 102 98.8 74 80.7 116 97.0 76
Appalachian State 89.6 104 84.9 114 89.1 102 79.4 118 88.6 109 76.4 121 89.9 98
Southern Miss 89.4 105 91.5 100 92.2 92 90.7 101 92.8 93 90.0 94 89.5 102
Wyoming 89.4 106 92.6 97 93.1 91 96.9 76 94.2 91 88.5 99 89.7 99
Hawaii 89.0 107 93.7 92 99.9 72 88.4 105 96.8 82 86.7 103 81.0 123
Western Kentucky 88.5 108 87.5 111 96.3 83 74.3 125 88.7 108 83.2 112 95.0 83
South Florida 88.3 109 89.0 107 100.5 68 78.8 119 91.3 97 89.1 97 85.7 112
Miami (Ohio) 87.8 110 90.0 104 82.6 115 95.8 85 89.8 105 92.4 89 88.9 105
Fresno State 87.5 111 95.0 84 101.6 64 86.5 109 99.2 71 86.5 106 79.0 125
North Texas 87.2 112 82.2 117 79.0 121 84.9 112 83.2 120 83.7 111 85.4 114
Florida Atlantic 87.0 113 88.3 109 79.4 120 100.8 63 90.6 103 84.0 109 88.0 107
Texas Tech 85.8 114 89.0 106 84.1 111 96.0 82 89.7 107 89.9 95 86.2 110
Massachusetts 85.1 115 80.4 121 82.6 116 76.6 121 84.9 118 71.8 124 85.7 113
Buffalo 84.7 116 82.4 116 90.8 99 71.8 128 90.9 101 65.0 126 82.5 120
Idaho 84.6 117 81.4 118 84.2 110 76.2 123 79.2 125 87.2 102 88.9 105
New Mexico 83.8 118 80.3 122 77.4 123 84.2 113 85.5 116 69.7 125 89.6 100
New Mexico State 82.9 119 81.4 119 81.2 119 81.2 117 82.6 121 83.8 110 83.7 117
Iowa State 82.8 120 85.4 113 75.9 124 95.6 87 83.2 119 97.1 74 84.0 115
Old Dominion 82.2 121 79.3 125 83.5 112 72.2 127 88.5 111 60.3 128 86.0 111
Troy 81.9 122 83.9 115 81.8 118 85.3 110 85.6 114 80.8 115 77.5 126
Eastern Michigan 79.7 123 81.2 120 71.9 127 90.8 98 82.2 123 79.6 117 76.3 127
SMU 79.6 124 80.0 123 82.1 117 77.1 120 82.3 122 77.3 119 83.5 118
Tulsa 79.1 125 75.7 127 75.5 125 76.2 122 76.6 127 77.4 118 81.5 122
UNLV 78.5 126 79.5 124 83.3 113 75.4 124 81.3 124 76.9 120 74.3 128
Georgia State 78.0 127 76.0 126 72.3 126 81.7 116 77.8 126 73.4 123 79.3 124
Army 77.4 128 66.1 128 58.4 128 74.2 126 68.9 128 62.2 127 82.7 119

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
Alabama 136.1 1 35.0% 12 0.68 4 0.416 4 18.1% 30 11.1% 33 6.9% 44
Clemson 132.6 2 29.2% 1 0.81 47 0.396 1 23.0% 1 15.5% 1 7.6% 24
LSU 131.2 3 35.0% 11 0.83 60 0.445 15 18.3% 27 10.4% 40 7.9% 20
Ole Miss 129.9 4 38.9% 40 0.63 2 0.437 9 21.4% 2 11.2% 31 10.2% 3
Marshall 127.4 5 37.5% 26 0.61 1 0.422 7 18.6% 26 11.6% 27 7.0% 41
Baylor 127.3 6 34.1% 8 0.83 63 0.439 11 19.3% 18 12.2% 13 6.8% 50
Mississippi State 127.0 7 36.8% 20 0.76 26 0.447 17 19.6% 15 12.2% 15 7.2% 35
Ohio State 125.6 8 35.9% 15 0.81 49 0.449 21 20.2% 12 13.6% 2 6.5% 56
Virginia Tech 124.3 9 33.1% 4 0.91 100 0.447 16 21.4% 3 11.9% 21 9.4% 5
Stanford 123.5 10 34.2% 9 0.71 8 0.416 3 17.4% 37 11.2% 30 5.9% 78
Louisville 123.0 11 32.2% 3 0.89 89 0.436 8 21.3% 5 12.6% 7 8.6% 10
Wisconsin 122.8 12 33.4% 5 0.76 25 0.420 6 18.9% 19 13.1% 5 5.6% 86
Michigan State 122.0 13 31.2% 2 1.03 124 0.457 22 19.7% 14 12.2% 16 7.1% 39
Penn State 121.9 14 34.1% 7 0.69 5 0.410 2 20.3% 11 13.4% 3 6.8% 45
TCU 121.8 15 36.0% 16 0.90 95 0.467 32 20.0% 13 12.4% 8 7.6% 22
Auburn 118.2 16 41.5% 69 0.86 75 0.503 72 18.3% 28 9.9% 53 8.4% 13
West Virginia 117.7 17 37.2% 24 0.90 99 0.479 45 14.4% 89 8.7% 83 5.6% 87
Miami 117.3 18 39.5% 52 0.72 12 0.461 23 15.8% 67 9.1% 70 6.6% 51
Arkansas 117.3 19 41.1% 66 0.85 67 0.499 65 20.3% 10 12.7% 6 7.2% 34
Oklahoma 116.5 20 36.9% 22 0.85 71 0.466 29 15.9% 64 10.3% 42 5.6% 88
Oregon 115.7 21 41.8% 75 0.77 30 0.489 56 17.3% 38 10.0% 51 7.2% 33
Texas 114.5 22 37.9% 30 0.72 13 0.448 18 15.5% 72 10.4% 41 5.1% 106
Missouri 114.5 23 36.1% 17 0.74 16 0.437 10 18.9% 20 12.2% 14 6.5% 54
Tennessee 113.6 24 37.5% 27 0.87 82 0.474 42 18.0% 31 11.1% 32 6.8% 47
Georgia 113.2 25 39.2% 45 0.76 23 0.465 27 15.5% 71 8.8% 79 6.4% 57
Team Def. S&P+ Rk Success
Rate
Rk IsoPPP Rk S&P Rk Havoc
Rate
Rk Front 7
Havoc
Rk DB
Havoc
Rk
Florida 112.8 26 38.1% 32 0.69 6 0.444 14 21.3% 4 11.0% 35 10.4% 2
Florida State 112.7 27 40.8% 61 0.78 33 0.482 51 17.7% 34 9.5% 62 8.0% 18
Louisiana Tech 112.7 28 35.8% 14 0.81 51 0.449 19 20.9% 8 12.3% 12 8.5% 12
Kansas State 112.6 29 42.8% 83 0.71 7 0.484 53 16.4% 56 8.1% 93 8.3% 15
Boise State 112.5 30 34.8% 10 1.02 122 0.482 48 18.7% 23 12.4% 9 5.9% 79
Arizona State 111.9 31 39.4% 49 0.78 35 0.472 39 17.7% 33 10.3% 45 7.4% 30
Virginia 110.9 32 38.4% 35 0.81 52 0.470 36 20.9% 7 13.3% 4 7.6% 23
Memphis 110.4 33 36.2% 18 0.77 29 0.443 13 18.9% 21 12.4% 11 6.4% 58
UCLA 109.8 34 40.2% 59 0.74 19 0.470 37 13.8% 93 8.5% 87 5.0% 110
Utah State 109.5 35 33.5% 6 0.75 21 0.418 5 20.8% 9 11.3% 29 9.4% 6
USC 109.4 36 41.5% 70 0.80 45 0.492 61 17.0% 45 8.6% 85 8.4% 14
Nebraska 108.4 37 39.1% 44 0.89 88 0.491 58 17.3% 39 10.0% 50 7.3% 32
Utah 108.1 38 39.1% 42 0.76 24 0.465 26 18.7% 22 11.6% 25 7.1% 40
Michigan 108.1 39 38.3% 34 0.71 9 0.449 20 15.8% 66 11.9% 20 3.9% 123
Boston College 107.9 40 38.7% 38 0.87 80 0.483 52 16.8% 48 10.2% 48 6.6% 52
Minnesota 107.8 41 39.5% 50 0.75 20 0.465 28 18.6% 25 10.0% 49 8.6% 11
Notre Dame 107.7 42 42.2% 77 0.80 42 0.497 63 15.8% 69 9.0% 75 6.8% 49
Air Force 107.5 43 36.2% 18 0.95 114 0.480 46 14.9% 87 9.0% 76 5.9% 81
Colorado State 106.1 44 39.2% 47 0.79 36 0.471 38 15.0% 85 6.4% 114 8.1% 17
Maryland 105.0 45 38.1% 33 0.79 41 0.464 25 15.8% 68 9.9% 54 5.5% 90
Arizona 104.7 46 41.7% 73 0.79 38 0.492 60 16.2% 59 7.0% 111 9.0% 9
Georgia Southern 104.4 47 44.6% 100 0.74 18 0.506 75 15.1% 81 7.7% 100 7.2% 36
Northwestern 104.1 48 39.7% 55 0.82 55 0.480 47 16.1% 62 9.8% 58 6.1% 70
Duke 103.4 49 46.1% 110 0.66 3 0.500 66 12.9% 111 4.4% 128 8.1% 16
Temple 103.2 50 39.1% 42 0.74 17 0.461 24 17.3% 42 12.1% 18 5.1% 102
Team Def. S&P+ Rk Success
Rate
Rk IsoPPP Rk S&P Rk Havoc
Rate
Rk Front 7
Havoc
Rk DB
Havoc
Rk
Central Florida 102.9 51 37.3% 25 0.72 11 0.443 12 21.1% 6 11.7% 23 9.4% 7
Iowa 102.3 52 38.5% 37 0.79 39 0.466 30 15.4% 73 10.3% 43 5.1% 104
Wake Forest 102.1 53 38.7% 39 0.80 43 0.470 35 19.5% 16 12.1% 17 7.4% 28
South Alabama 101.9 54 39.6% 54 0.83 59 0.482 49 15.3% 74 9.0% 73 6.3% 63
Arkansas State 101.7 55 41.0% 64 0.90 94 0.507 77 17.1% 44 10.3% 44 6.1% 68
UTSA 100.8 56 35.5% 13 0.93 109 0.469 34 16.6% 50 9.0% 71 7.4% 29
Western Michigan 100.5 57 38.4% 36 0.83 61 0.473 41 18.2% 29 7.3% 106 11.0% 1
Kentucky 100.2 58 42.8% 84 0.81 48 0.505 74 15.1% 83 8.8% 82 6.2% 66
BYU 99.7 59 38.0% 31 0.84 66 0.473 40 16.5% 51 9.6% 61 6.8% 48
Central Michigan 99.4 60 36.9% 23 0.86 77 0.467 31 17.3% 41 8.8% 81 8.0% 19
Syracuse 99.2 61 43.1% 89 0.73 15 0.491 59 16.5% 53 12.4% 10 4.0% 120
Purdue 99.1 62 45.6% 107 0.86 76 0.537 103 13.3% 100 7.2% 109 6.1% 72
Navy 98.6 63 49.2% 122 0.73 14 0.540 105 9.4% 126 5.3% 124 4.1% 118
Oklahoma State 98.3 64 39.9% 58 0.92 108 0.503 70 16.8% 47 11.6% 24 5.2% 100
Tulane 98.1 65 42.5% 80 0.82 56 0.503 73 17.7% 35 10.2% 47 7.3% 31
East Carolina 97.7 66 39.6% 53 0.80 44 0.476 43 14.9% 86 9.8% 57 5.1% 105
Florida International 97.6 67 36.8% 20 0.97 118 0.487 55 16.1% 61 10.0% 52 6.2% 67
Georgia Tech 97.6 68 49.7% 123 0.76 22 0.549 112 16.4% 55 9.1% 69 7.2% 37
Pittsburgh 97.4 69 41.9% 76 0.87 78 0.508 81 13.6% 95 8.1% 94 5.5% 92
Kansas 97.4 70 39.3% 48 0.93 110 0.501 69 17.3% 43 9.3% 68 7.6% 25
Nevada 97.2 71 46.7% 114 0.79 37 0.531 101 15.2% 77 10.2% 46 5.0% 109
Texas A&M 97.2 72 46.8% 115 0.82 58 0.539 104 13.1% 106 7.6% 101 5.4% 96
Rutgers 96.9 73 41.2% 67 0.99 119 0.527 97 15.1% 82 8.9% 77 6.1% 71
Washington 96.8 74 41.8% 74 0.78 34 0.490 57 16.0% 63 12.0% 19 3.9% 122
San Diego State 96.6 75 39.5% 51 0.77 28 0.469 33 16.2% 58 9.9% 55 6.3% 60
Team Def. S&P+ Rk Success
Rate
Rk IsoPPP Rk S&P Rk Havoc
Rate
Rk Front 7
Havoc
Rk DB
Havoc
Rk
Houston 96.3 76 41.5% 71 0.72 10 0.477 44 16.5% 52 9.5% 63 6.9% 43
San Jose State 95.9 77 43.9% 94 0.85 68 0.521 89 13.0% 108 5.6% 123 7.1% 38
UL-Monroe 95.7 78 39.8% 57 0.84 65 0.486 54 17.9% 32 11.7% 22 6.1% 69
Akron 95.5 79 39.7% 56 0.82 57 0.482 50 16.9% 46 11.6% 26 5.2% 98
Middle Tennessee 95.2 80 44.7% 101 0.85 72 0.528 98 14.3% 90 8.3% 89 6.0% 75
Rice 95.0 81 40.8% 62 0.90 98 0.508 79 19.5% 17 11.5% 28 7.8% 21
UL-Lafayette 94.8 82 39.2% 46 0.94 111 0.501 67 13.3% 104 9.4% 64 3.9% 124
South Carolina 94.6 83 47.5% 118 0.83 62 0.546 109 11.2% 123 7.5% 103 3.7% 127
Connecticut 94.2 84 42.4% 79 0.77 27 0.493 62 12.3% 116 8.1% 91 4.2% 115
N.C. State 94.1 85 43.0% 86 0.88 86 0.521 88 16.4% 57 10.7% 37 5.6% 89
Toledo 94.0 86 42.4% 78 0.87 81 0.513 84 15.2% 78 8.8% 78 6.3% 61
Cincinnati 93.7 87 44.9% 102 0.85 69 0.529 99 15.1% 80 8.6% 84 6.2% 65
Colorado 93.6 88 43.5% 92 1.02 123 0.552 114 13.3% 102 6.0% 118 7.0% 42
Illinois 93.5 89 43.4% 91 0.92 107 0.531 100 13.4% 97 9.4% 66 4.1% 117
Indiana 93.2 90 41.4% 68 0.89 92 0.509 82 15.2% 79 9.4% 65 5.8% 84
Washington State 93.2 91 44.1% 98 0.96 117 0.546 108 15.2% 76 9.3% 67 5.9% 82
Ohio 93.2 92 43.0% 86 0.81 53 0.507 78 15.0% 84 9.0% 74 6.1% 73
UAB 92.9 93 41.7% 72 0.92 104 0.517 87 16.6% 49 10.5% 39 6.0% 77
Oregon State 92.9 94 41.1% 65 0.87 83 0.503 71 16.4% 54 8.8% 80 7.5% 26
California 92.7 95 48.1% 121 0.90 97 0.565 119 11.7% 121 6.2% 115 5.1% 101
Texas State 92.5 96 42.7% 81 0.86 74 0.513 83 11.9% 120 6.5% 113 5.3% 97
Vanderbilt 92.4 97 43.0% 85 0.89 91 0.522 93 13.4% 99 7.2% 108 5.9% 80
Ball State 92.3 98 45.0% 103 0.81 50 0.522 92 12.6% 114 6.1% 117 6.2% 64
UTEP 92.0 99 37.9% 29 1.09 125 0.521 90 18.7% 24 8.3% 90 10.1% 4
Bowling Green 91.6 100 44.5% 99 0.85 70 0.526 96 17.5% 36 9.9% 56 7.5% 27
Team Def. S&P+ Rk Success
Rate
Rk IsoPPP Rk S&P Rk Havoc
Rate
Rk Front 7
Havoc
Rk DB
Havoc
Rk
Kent State 91.3 101 43.5% 93 0.79 40 0.506 76 11.1% 124 5.3% 125 5.5% 93
Northern Illinois 91.0 102 42.8% 82 0.78 32 0.498 64 15.9% 65 9.8% 59 6.0% 76
North Carolina 90.4 103 47.4% 117 0.89 90 0.558 116 14.4% 88 9.7% 60 4.8% 111
Appalachian State 89.6 104 39.0% 41 0.95 113 0.501 68 16.2% 60 10.9% 36 5.0% 108
Southern Miss 89.4 105 44.0% 96 0.92 103 0.536 102 14.1% 92 7.3% 107 6.5% 55
Wyoming 89.4 106 45.5% 105 0.92 105 0.548 111 12.1% 118 8.4% 88 3.7% 128
Hawaii 89.0 107 40.7% 60 0.91 101 0.508 80 12.9% 110 7.4% 105 5.4% 95
Western Kentucky 88.5 108 47.3% 116 0.92 102 0.562 118 12.4% 115 7.4% 104 5.0% 107
South Florida 88.3 109 46.3% 112 0.77 31 0.525 95 13.4% 98 8.5% 86 4.6% 112
Miami (Ohio) 87.8 110 46.2% 111 0.89 87 0.547 110 12.7% 113 6.7% 112 5.8% 83
Fresno State 87.5 111 40.9% 63 0.94 112 0.515 85 13.7% 94 7.8% 99 5.7% 85
North Texas 87.2 112 43.3% 90 0.85 73 0.517 86 15.3% 75 10.6% 38 4.5% 113
Florida Atlantic 87.0 113 45.8% 109 0.89 93 0.545 107 13.5% 96 8.0% 95 5.4% 94
Texas Tech 85.8 114 46.6% 113 0.88 85 0.549 113 13.0% 107 6.1% 116 6.5% 53
Massachusetts 85.1 115 44.0% 95 0.87 79 0.525 94 14.3% 91 8.0% 96 6.3% 59
Buffalo 84.7 116 37.9% 28 1.09 126 0.522 91 17.3% 40 8.1% 92 9.2% 8
Idaho 84.6 117 43.0% 86 1.10 127 0.565 120 13.0% 109 9.0% 72 3.7% 126
New Mexico 83.8 118 47.7% 119 0.95 115 0.571 124 13.3% 105 7.8% 98 5.1% 103
New Mexico State 82.9 119 50.7% 126 0.80 46 0.566 121 9.0% 128 4.5% 127 3.8% 125
Iowa State 82.8 120 52.7% 128 0.81 54 0.585 127 12.7% 112 5.8% 120 6.8% 46
Old Dominion 82.2 121 50.1% 124 0.83 64 0.568 123 12.1% 117 7.6% 102 4.4% 114
Troy 81.9 122 45.1% 104 0.92 106 0.545 106 11.5% 122 5.9% 119 5.5% 91
Eastern Michigan 79.7 123 45.6% 106 1.01 121 0.567 122 13.3% 103 7.1% 110 6.0% 74
SMU 79.6 124 51.1% 127 1.01 120 0.611 128 10.3% 125 5.7% 121 4.0% 119
Tulsa 79.1 125 44.1% 97 1.15 128 0.582 125 15.7% 70 11.1% 34 3.9% 121
UNLV 78.5 126 45.7% 108 0.96 116 0.557 115 12.0% 119 5.7% 122 6.3% 62
Georgia State 78.0 127 50.4% 125 0.90 96 0.583 126 9.3% 127 5.2% 126 4.1% 116
Army 77.4 128 48.0% 120 0.88 84 0.561 117 13.3% 101 7.8% 97 5.2% 99

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