Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2014 NCAA S&P+ RATINGS, DEFENSE

through games of 12/6/14

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 137.6 1 131.0 9 159.7 1 116.9 26 132.7 5 126.2 17 188.7 2
Clemson 135.4 2 150.4 1 142.0 2 158.6 1 139.8 1 165.4 3 141.5 14
Marshall 132.5 3 109.2 41 98.1 76 120.2 19 99.4 69 151.4 6 198.6 1
Ohio State 129.7 4 120.5 19 110.0 37 129.8 10 119.1 19 117.5 33 177.1 3
Ole Miss 128.5 5 146.7 2 140.0 4 155.2 3 138.6 3 169.3 2 140.5 15
Michigan State 127.4 6 131.9 8 126.5 14 135.0 8 117.6 20 158.7 5 151.0 8
Stanford 126.3 7 146.1 3 139.6 5 148.2 6 132.1 6 176.2 1 119.4 29
LSU 124.9 8 139.4 5 126.1 15 152.9 5 139.7 2 130.3 12 136.4 17
Mississippi State 124.9 9 119.9 20 118.8 21 122.3 16 111.9 29 137.3 11 162.5 6
Virginia Tech 124.4 10 140.8 4 127.4 13 156.5 2 133.5 4 150.6 8 129.0 22
Baylor 123.9 11 113.9 28 120.3 19 108.2 45 109.6 40 122.5 24 167.0 5
Oregon 123.5 12 111.5 35 109.0 42 112.7 33 115.6 24 101.3 64 171.5 4
TCU 123.2 13 121.8 17 134.5 6 112.5 34 119.1 18 121.6 26 149.1 9
Wisconsin 122.7 14 114.2 26 114.7 29 113.7 31 102.9 54 144.7 9 156.5 7
Penn State 122.2 15 134.8 6 141.4 3 129.9 9 124.3 9 163.9 4 119.6 28
Louisville 122.0 16 119.6 21 118.0 23 121.9 18 120.1 14 116.6 35 143.6 11
Louisiana Tech 119.4 17 124.1 13 129.5 10 120.1 20 121.0 13 127.3 16 132.0 20
Texas 118.2 18 132.1 7 113.0 33 154.0 4 125.1 8 150.9 7 118.1 34
Boise State 116.6 19 112.8 30 115.6 28 110.1 40 106.0 49 129.3 14 143.6 11
Arkansas 116.2 20 124.4 11 132.1 7 120.0 21 122.0 11 126.0 19 136.2 18
Florida 115.8 21 124.6 10 124.0 16 124.2 12 125.2 7 119.3 30 115.7 37
West Virginia 115.6 22 123.4 14 123.9 17 122.7 14 122.1 10 122.8 23 130.5 21
Georgia 115.4 23 110.5 37 100.8 69 128.1 11 110.5 34 111.6 42 143.3 13
Oklahoma 115.1 24 116.0 23 119.9 20 115.4 28 112.1 28 123.7 22 134.8 19
Missouri 114.4 25 124.3 12 128.3 11 119.6 22 116.4 22 143.2 10 116.7 35
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 State 113.7 26 105.7 54 105.9 50 103.6 58 106.0 48 106.9 54 145.4 10
Miami 113.2 27 122.6 16 112.8 34 136.1 7 119.9 15 129.8 13 118.8 31
Memphis 112.1 28 106.4 51 105.1 55 107.9 48 107.6 45 104.3 61 122.8 25
Auburn 111.8 29 113.5 29 120.5 18 107.9 47 108.8 41 126.2 18 138.9 16
Tennessee 111.7 30 121.4 18 118.4 22 123.9 13 119.5 17 124.5 20 115.0 38
Virginia 110.1 31 122.8 15 129.9 9 117.1 25 121.3 12 121.9 25 107.9 51
Arizona State 109.7 32 110.8 36 105.2 53 113.7 32 108.1 44 113.9 39 121.0 27
Utah State 109.4 33 112.7 32 109.7 40 116.7 27 109.8 38 118.1 31 103.1 60
USC 108.8 34 110.3 39 103.6 57 115.2 29 105.6 50 127.8 15 122.7 26
Air Force 108.7 35 115.0 24 131.6 8 97.6 75 119.7 16 99.4 70 113.7 40
Boston College 108.7 36 110.4 38 113.6 32 109.3 41 111.2 30 106.8 55 119.0 30
Central Florida 108.4 37 98.6 70 99.6 73 98.1 73 97.1 83 105.7 58 118.3 33
Kansas State 108.3 38 110.0 40 115.9 27 107.2 51 108.4 43 115.9 37 125.1 23
Michigan 108.2 39 117.2 22 128.2 12 110.8 39 116.6 21 116.8 34 104.9 55
UCLA 107.6 40 112.8 31 105.2 54 119.2 23 110.2 37 118.0 32 113.0 42
Nebraska 107.3 41 107.2 49 95.7 84 122.1 17 106.6 47 107.2 52 118.6 32
Minnesota 107.0 42 112.1 34 114.7 30 108.7 43 110.6 32 113.4 40 111.3 45
Arizona 106.3 43 114.1 27 114.1 31 111.9 37 112.2 27 116.4 36 111.7 44
Temple 106.2 44 108.1 43 105.9 49 107.9 46 109.6 39 104.5 60 102.4 64
Colorado State 105.7 45 102.7 58 97.5 79 108.7 44 100.6 65 110.1 44 115.9 36
Utah 105.1 46 114.5 25 102.7 61 122.4 15 114.8 25 109.6 46 99.6 70
Iowa 104.7 47 109.0 42 118.0 24 99.3 65 108.5 42 106.1 56 103.4 59
Maryland 103.5 48 107.9 46 101.2 67 115.1 30 103.5 52 119.9 29 101.7 67
South Alabama 103.4 49 112.4 33 110.6 35 112.1 36 116.4 23 100.5 68 99.2 72
Western Michigan 102.2 50 94.9 85 96.1 82 94.4 88 97.4 80 87.6 105 113.6 41
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
BYU 102.1 51 101.3 61 110.0 38 97.0 77 97.8 78 109.5 47 105.4 54
Georgia Southern 102.0 52 98.4 71 101.1 68 95.8 80 99.3 70 97.4 73 114.0 39
Northwestern 102.0 53 107.9 45 109.0 43 103.6 57 110.4 35 101.0 66 100.0 69
San Diego State 102.0 54 105.7 53 108.3 44 104.8 56 110.6 33 93.5 85 93.3 87
Washington 101.8 55 106.3 52 106.2 47 104.9 55 105.3 51 108.2 49 99.3 71
Notre Dame 101.5 56 101.6 60 106.1 48 94.7 84 101.0 63 100.6 67 111.7 43
Central Michigan 101.5 57 98.9 66 110.3 36 91.3 97 102.2 59 92.1 90 102.1 66
Georgia Tech 99.9 58 94.2 89 91.3 96 95.7 81 97.5 79 86.7 107 125.1 23
East Carolina 99.7 59 91.2 103 107.7 45 83.1 113 94.7 87 84.7 110 108.0 50
Wake Forest 99.5 60 107.2 48 105.6 52 107.7 49 102.6 56 121.6 27 91.0 94
Oklahoma State 99.4 61 108.1 44 109.3 41 106.7 53 107.5 46 106.0 57 94.3 82
Syracuse 99.2 62 107.6 47 116.2 25 98.6 69 112.5 26 94.6 79 92.1 90
UL-Monroe 99.1 63 105.1 55 103.4 58 105.9 54 103.3 53 108.0 50 91.3 93
UTSA 98.9 64 104.8 56 116.1 26 91.7 96 110.3 36 92.7 89 85.5 106
Florida International 98.4 65 102.8 57 102.6 62 103.5 59 97.2 82 121.2 28 91.9 91
Tulane 98.1 66 100.5 63 101.9 66 99.8 63 102.4 58 96.1 77 97.3 75
Duke 98.0 67 91.4 101 84.6 109 99.5 64 92.6 97 91.3 94 107.7 52
Pittsburgh 97.9 68 94.6 86 92.2 93 97.6 76 89.6 107 110.9 43 104.7 56
Cincinnati 97.9 69 94.5 87 92.7 92 95.5 82 98.4 75 87.3 106 108.7 48
Arkansas State 97.9 70 92.7 92 87.9 104 98.6 70 92.4 99 94.2 82 108.4 49
Navy 97.8 71 96.6 79 93.0 91 99.2 66 97.3 81 96.6 76 110.3 46
N.C. State 97.6 72 96.9 77 91.1 98 102.1 62 98.5 73 92.8 88 102.6 63
Toledo 97.3 73 93.8 90 106.7 46 88.1 105 88.2 112 109.8 45 103.1 60
Kansas 97.0 74 106.6 50 103.1 60 109.0 42 111.2 31 93.8 83 88.0 101
Kentucky 96.8 75 95.4 83 100.2 72 90.4 98 94.0 89 101.1 65 103.1 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
Indiana 96.4 76 98.7 68 100.7 71 98.3 72 101.6 61 92.8 87 93.7 84
Northern Illinois 96.3 77 92.4 95 88.8 102 94.5 87 93.1 93 90.5 96 98.5 73
UAB 96.3 78 98.9 65 93.2 88 103.4 60 92.7 96 115.4 38 94.7 81
Purdue 96.3 79 102.0 59 96.8 81 107.7 50 102.5 57 99.7 69 96.6 76
Texas A&M 95.7 80 98.0 74 84.4 110 117.3 24 95.2 86 107.1 53 102.2 65
Houston 95.6 81 88.6 111 84.1 111 92.7 93 86.8 115 96.8 74 97.3 74
Nevada 95.5 82 91.4 100 87.3 105 94.5 86 87.5 113 105.4 59 105.7 53
Appalachian State 95.5 83 87.8 112 91.2 97 82.8 114 90.6 103 81.6 112 100.9 68
UTEP 94.9 84 99.3 64 93.4 87 103.3 61 90.0 105 123.8 21 92.3 89
Akron 94.8 85 96.0 81 105.7 51 87.3 108 98.4 74 90.2 101 84.5 108
Illinois 94.8 86 98.9 67 98.0 77 98.7 68 101.0 62 92.9 86 93.6 85
UL-Lafayette 94.8 87 94.3 88 100.7 70 90.2 99 96.5 84 90.4 100 93.9 83
Oregon State 94.3 88 98.6 69 81.4 118 112.3 35 98.7 71 98.9 71 89.5 98
Middle Tennessee 94.2 89 95.1 84 93.1 90 96.7 78 100.9 64 83.4 111 95.7 79
Rutgers 94.2 90 97.1 76 96.1 83 93.9 90 99.5 68 88.7 104 95.9 78
Texas State 93.9 91 91.0 104 91.6 94 87.4 107 90.5 104 94.3 81 95.5 80
Washington State 93.6 92 96.5 80 96.8 80 98.5 71 92.9 94 107.3 51 96.0 77
Ohio 93.6 93 97.2 75 103.4 59 92.8 92 99.7 66 91.7 92 85.2 107
Western Kentucky 93.3 94 89.3 107 98.8 75 76.5 124 92.1 100 81.3 113 110.0 47
Kent State 93.0 95 101.3 62 109.9 39 89.7 101 102.7 55 98.6 72 78.8 118
Connecticut 92.9 96 98.3 72 101.9 65 95.2 83 98.1 76 101.3 63 78.1 120
California 92.3 97 89.8 106 104.2 56 82.4 116 94.4 88 79.2 116 103.6 58
Fresno State 92.2 98 98.1 73 102.5 63 91.8 95 101.7 60 90.7 95 80.3 115
Vanderbilt 92.0 99 96.7 78 97.9 78 94.1 89 99.5 67 91.6 93 83.7 109
South Carolina 91.9 100 87.3 113 81.6 117 94.6 85 85.5 117 96.6 75 104.7 57
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
San Jose State 91.9 101 92.3 96 85.3 107 111.3 38 88.2 111 113.2 41 90.5 95
Colorado 91.8 102 95.5 82 91.3 95 98.0 74 91.7 102 108.9 48 92.4 88
Rice 91.1 103 89.0 109 90.8 99 84.0 112 98.0 77 72.3 123 91.4 92
Ball State 90.7 104 89.2 108 89.4 101 88.2 104 88.8 109 93.5 84 89.6 97
North Carolina 90.6 105 93.1 91 95.6 86 89.2 102 98.7 72 80.5 115 93.6 85
Texas Tech 90.2 106 91.3 102 85.4 106 99.1 67 92.0 101 90.5 97 90.0 96
Bowling Green 90.0 107 89.8 105 88.5 103 88.5 103 89.9 106 92.0 91 87.5 102
Buffalo 89.6 108 84.3 115 89.9 100 76.2 125 93.8 90 65.7 126 88.1 100
Wyoming 89.5 109 92.3 97 95.7 85 92.0 94 93.4 91 88.7 103 88.3 99
South Florida 89.5 110 92.0 98 102.1 64 82.7 115 93.3 92 94.5 80 80.0 116
Hawaii 89.3 111 92.6 94 99.0 74 87.1 109 96.2 85 84.9 109 75.8 125
Florida Atlantic 89.2 112 92.7 93 81.6 116 106.8 52 92.4 98 94.7 78 83.5 110
Miami (Ohio) 88.7 113 88.7 110 82.8 114 93.2 91 88.7 110 90.5 98 86.9 103
Southern Miss 88.6 114 91.8 99 93.1 89 90.2 100 92.9 95 90.4 99 83.5 110
Massachusetts 85.3 115 80.6 120 83.4 113 76.5 123 85.1 118 71.3 124 80.5 114
New Mexico 85.1 116 81.9 118 80.1 120 84.0 111 87.2 114 70.8 125 86.0 105
Old Dominion 84.4 117 80.4 121 83.7 112 74.1 128 88.9 108 62.0 128 86.5 104
Idaho 84.2 118 82.5 117 84.7 108 77.4 121 80.1 123 88.8 102 83.0 112
Iowa State 83.1 119 86.7 114 77.0 124 96.6 79 83.6 119 102.7 62 78.7 119
Troy 83.0 120 83.1 116 80.6 119 85.3 110 85.8 116 77.2 119 74.6 126
North Texas 82.9 121 77.5 125 76.6 125 77.8 119 76.2 127 86.7 108 76.6 124
New Mexico State 81.7 122 79.5 122 79.0 121 79.2 118 80.7 122 80.8 114 79.3 117
Eastern Michigan 80.4 123 80.8 119 74.0 127 87.6 106 81.7 120 78.9 117 70.8 127
SMU 80.3 124 77.9 124 77.1 123 77.5 120 78.9 125 78.9 118 76.7 123
UNLV 80.2 125 79.0 123 82.0 115 76.2 126 81.0 121 76.1 121 70.1 128
Georgia State 80.2 126 77.1 126 74.9 126 79.9 117 79.0 124 74.1 122 77.3 122
Army 80.0 127 68.2 128 59.8 128 77.0 122 71.0 128 63.8 127 82.0 113
Tulsa 79.7 128 76.4 127 77.5 122 75.5 127 77.5 126 77.0 120 77.5 121

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 137.6 1 35.6% 14 0.74 16 0.434 4 18.1% 28 10.6% 38 7.5% 26
Clemson 135.4 2 29.6% 1 0.80 38 0.396 1 22.9% 1 15.5% 1 7.4% 28
Marshall 132.5 3 39.0% 39 0.71 7 0.455 21 18.5% 22 11.5% 24 7.0% 44
Ohio State 129.7 4 37.4% 23 0.77 29 0.453 19 20.8% 7 13.8% 2 6.9% 46
Ole Miss 128.5 5 39.1% 42 0.64 1 0.441 11 20.5% 10 10.8% 36 9.7% 4
Michigan State 127.4 6 30.9% 2 1.00 120 0.446 15 19.9% 14 12.1% 11 7.3% 33
Stanford 126.3 7 34.8% 9 0.70 4 0.418 3 17.5% 39 11.2% 29 6.1% 73
LSU 124.9 8 34.7% 8 0.84 60 0.444 12 18.9% 19 10.5% 40 8.3% 13
Mississippi State 124.9 9 37.0% 19 0.82 51 0.460 22 19.6% 16 12.0% 13 7.4% 30
Virginia Tech 124.4 10 32.1% 4 0.92 101 0.440 10 21.4% 3 12.0% 14 9.5% 5
Baylor 123.9 11 38.0% 30 0.82 49 0.467 25 19.3% 17 11.7% 20 7.3% 31
Oregon 123.5 12 40.7% 61 0.75 21 0.477 40 17.4% 41 9.9% 54 7.3% 32
TCU 123.2 13 34.6% 7 0.85 72 0.448 17 21.2% 4 13.3% 4 7.8% 21
Wisconsin 122.7 14 35.0% 11 0.84 62 0.447 16 17.6% 35 12.2% 10 5.3% 98
Penn State 122.2 15 34.5% 6 0.70 3 0.415 2 20.1% 13 13.3% 3 6.7% 50
Louisville 122.0 16 31.7% 3 0.90 98 0.434 5 20.7% 9 12.0% 15 8.6% 11
Louisiana Tech 119.4 17 35.6% 14 0.84 61 0.452 18 21.1% 5 11.8% 17 9.2% 7
Texas 118.2 18 37.4% 22 0.73 10 0.445 13 15.8% 67 10.2% 48 5.5% 93
Boise State 116.6 19 33.8% 5 1.02 123 0.474 35 19.7% 15 13.1% 6 6.2% 65
Arkansas 116.2 20 41.5% 71 0.81 41 0.494 62 20.1% 12 12.5% 9 7.2% 38
Florida 115.8 21 37.2% 20 0.71 6 0.440 9 21.7% 2 10.8% 35 10.8% 1
West Virginia 115.6 22 37.4% 24 0.88 89 0.476 38 14.9% 85 9.0% 71 5.8% 85
Georgia 115.4 23 41.2% 67 0.74 14 0.478 43 14.7% 87 8.3% 88 6.2% 64
Oklahoma 115.1 24 37.6% 27 0.87 79 0.474 34 15.8% 66 10.0% 49 5.8% 86
Missouri 114.4 25 37.8% 29 0.75 22 0.454 20 17.9% 31 11.8% 19 5.9% 81
Team Def. S&P+ Rk Success
Rate
Rk IsoPPP Rk S&P Rk Havoc
Rate
Rk Front 7
Havoc
Rk DB
Havoc
Rk
Florida State 113.7 26 40.4% 56 0.80 37 0.482 51 16.7% 51 8.8% 80 7.8% 22
Miami 113.2 27 40.4% 55 0.74 13 0.471 30 15.4% 70 8.9% 76 6.4% 56
Memphis 112.1 28 35.6% 13 0.76 23 0.436 7 18.4% 23 12.0% 12 6.3% 62
Auburn 111.8 29 42.6% 81 0.90 97 0.521 90 18.1% 30 9.6% 61 8.5% 12
Tennessee 111.7 30 37.4% 25 0.85 67 0.469 28 17.9% 32 10.9% 32 7.0% 42
Virginia 110.1 31 38.6% 33 0.81 45 0.471 29 21.0% 6 13.3% 5 7.7% 23
Arizona State 109.7 32 39.2% 43 0.82 47 0.476 39 17.6% 36 10.3% 44 7.3% 34
Utah State 109.4 33 34.9% 10 0.78 33 0.436 6 20.2% 11 11.1% 30 9.1% 9
USC 108.8 34 41.1% 65 0.79 34 0.486 55 17.0% 46 8.9% 75 8.1% 18
Air Force 108.7 35 36.5% 16 0.94 110 0.480 48 14.9% 83 9.0% 70 5.9% 80
Boston College 108.7 36 38.0% 31 0.85 70 0.475 36 16.8% 50 10.4% 41 6.4% 58
Central Florida 108.4 37 37.3% 21 0.70 5 0.438 8 20.7% 8 11.5% 23 9.1% 8
Kansas State 108.3 38 45.0% 103 0.72 8 0.503 70 16.1% 61 7.8% 97 8.2% 17
Michigan 108.2 39 39.5% 47 0.74 11 0.464 24 15.2% 76 11.4% 25 3.8% 125
UCLA 107.6 40 40.8% 62 0.76 24 0.479 46 13.6% 97 8.3% 90 4.9% 109
Nebraska 107.3 41 38.6% 34 0.88 85 0.484 53 17.4% 40 9.9% 52 7.4% 29
Minnesota 107.0 42 40.6% 59 0.77 27 0.478 44 18.1% 29 9.8% 59 8.3% 16
Arizona 106.3 43 41.5% 73 0.80 39 0.492 60 16.1% 60 6.9% 111 9.0% 10
Temple 106.2 44 37.6% 28 0.72 9 0.446 14 17.6% 37 11.6% 21 5.8% 87
Colorado State 105.7 45 40.9% 64 0.75 20 0.477 42 14.5% 89 6.6% 113 7.5% 27
Utah 105.1 46 39.7% 50 0.78 32 0.474 33 18.8% 20 11.6% 22 7.2% 39
Iowa 104.7 47 38.3% 32 0.83 55 0.471 31 15.4% 71 10.3% 43 5.1% 105
Maryland 103.5 48 39.2% 45 0.80 40 0.474 32 15.3% 73 9.4% 64 5.5% 92
South Alabama 103.4 49 40.2% 54 0.86 77 0.493 61 15.2% 77 8.5% 85 6.7% 51
Western Michigan 102.2 50 38.9% 36 0.85 69 0.481 49 17.8% 33 7.0% 110 10.7% 2
Team Def. S&P+ Rk Success
Rate
Rk IsoPPP Rk S&P Rk Havoc
Rate
Rk Front 7
Havoc
Rk DB
Havoc
Rk
BYU 102.1 51 39.1% 41 0.83 56 0.478 45 16.3% 58 9.2% 66 7.0% 40
Georgia Southern 102.0 52 44.1% 95 0.75 17 0.502 68 14.9% 82 7.7% 100 7.0% 43
Northwestern 102.0 53 39.7% 49 0.84 63 0.486 54 15.8% 64 9.7% 60 5.9% 78
San Diego State 102.0 54 38.8% 35 0.76 25 0.464 23 16.4% 57 9.8% 58 6.6% 55
Washington 101.8 55 41.3% 68 0.77 28 0.484 52 16.4% 54 11.9% 16 4.2% 117
Notre Dame 101.5 56 43.3% 89 0.81 43 0.508 77 15.0% 79 8.7% 82 6.3% 60
Central Michigan 101.5 57 36.9% 18 0.86 76 0.467 26 17.3% 42 8.8% 78 8.0% 19
Georgia Tech 99.9 58 49.6% 124 0.78 31 0.552 112 15.9% 62 8.9% 73 6.9% 47
East Carolina 99.7 59 39.0% 38 0.82 46 0.475 37 15.2% 75 10.2% 45 5.0% 107
Wake Forest 99.5 60 39.0% 37 0.83 54 0.477 41 18.3% 25 11.3% 27 7.0% 41
Oklahoma State 99.4 61 40.0% 51 0.92 103 0.504 72 16.9% 47 11.8% 18 5.1% 106
Syracuse 99.2 62 42.8% 84 0.74 15 0.491 59 16.8% 48 12.9% 7 3.8% 126
UL-Monroe 99.1 63 39.3% 46 0.86 74 0.486 56 17.1% 45 11.1% 31 5.9% 79
UTSA 98.9 64 35.6% 12 0.92 100 0.468 27 16.4% 56 8.8% 81 7.5% 25
Florida International 98.4 65 36.8% 17 0.97 117 0.487 57 16.1% 59 10.0% 51 6.2% 69
Tulane 98.1 66 41.7% 74 0.82 48 0.497 65 18.4% 24 10.3% 42 7.9% 20
Duke 98.0 67 45.2% 105 0.68 2 0.497 66 13.2% 105 4.6% 127 8.3% 15
Pittsburgh 97.9 68 41.1% 66 0.87 83 0.503 71 13.5% 99 8.1% 92 5.4% 95
Cincinnati 97.9 69 44.0% 94 0.82 50 0.515 85 14.9% 84 8.7% 83 6.0% 76
Arkansas State 97.9 70 40.6% 58 0.92 106 0.510 80 16.8% 49 9.8% 56 6.3% 63
Navy 97.8 71 48.6% 122 0.75 18 0.538 103 9.7% 126 5.5% 124 4.2% 119
N.C. State 97.6 72 42.2% 79 0.86 73 0.509 78 17.3% 43 11.3% 28 5.9% 83
Toledo 97.3 73 41.4% 70 0.87 81 0.505 73 15.4% 69 9.1% 67 6.3% 61
Kansas 97.0 74 40.9% 63 0.93 109 0.513 84 16.5% 52 8.9% 72 7.2% 37
Kentucky 96.8 75 42.8% 85 0.84 65 0.511 83 15.5% 68 9.0% 69 6.3% 59
Team Def. S&P+ Rk Success
Rate
Rk IsoPPP Rk S&P Rk Havoc
Rate
Rk Front 7
Havoc
Rk DB
Havoc
Rk
Indiana 96.4 76 40.7% 60 0.89 91 0.502 69 15.9% 63 9.8% 57 6.1% 71
Northern Illinois 96.3 77 42.6% 82 0.76 26 0.494 63 17.7% 34 10.2% 46 7.3% 35
UAB 96.3 78 41.4% 69 0.90 93 0.511 82 17.2% 44 11.4% 26 5.7% 89
Purdue 96.3 79 45.0% 103 0.85 71 0.531 99 13.4% 101 7.4% 104 5.9% 82
Texas A&M 95.7 80 47.0% 116 0.81 44 0.538 104 12.8% 110 7.3% 106 5.3% 99
Houston 95.6 81 41.5% 72 0.74 12 0.480 47 16.5% 53 9.8% 55 6.6% 53
Nevada 95.5 82 46.3% 112 0.79 35 0.528 96 15.3% 74 10.0% 50 5.2% 101
Appalachian State 95.5 83 39.0% 39 0.92 102 0.496 64 15.8% 65 10.8% 34 4.9% 110
UTEP 94.9 84 39.2% 43 1.05 124 0.523 93 18.2% 26 8.3% 89 9.8% 3
Akron 94.8 85 39.7% 48 0.82 52 0.482 50 18.2% 27 12.6% 8 5.5% 94
Illinois 94.8 86 42.8% 85 0.90 96 0.523 92 13.8% 95 9.5% 62 4.3% 116
UL-Lafayette 94.8 87 40.0% 51 0.93 107 0.506 74 13.7% 96 9.5% 63 4.2% 118
Oregon State 94.3 88 42.0% 78 0.90 94 0.516 87 16.4% 55 9.1% 68 7.2% 36
Middle Tennessee 94.2 89 45.4% 106 0.84 59 0.531 98 14.2% 92 8.5% 84 5.7% 88
Rutgers 94.2 90 41.7% 75 1.01 122 0.536 102 14.5% 88 8.3% 87 6.0% 75
Texas State 93.9 91 42.6% 83 0.84 64 0.509 79 11.6% 121 6.2% 116 5.3% 96
Washington State 93.6 92 43.2% 88 0.98 118 0.541 105 15.1% 78 9.3% 65 5.8% 84
Ohio 93.6 93 42.3% 80 0.81 42 0.501 67 15.0% 80 8.9% 74 6.1% 72
Western Kentucky 93.3 94 48.3% 121 0.94 111 0.575 123 12.4% 118 7.4% 105 5.0% 108
Kent State 93.0 95 43.5% 90 0.79 36 0.506 75 12.6% 113 5.8% 121 6.6% 54
Connecticut 92.9 96 41.8% 76 0.78 30 0.489 58 12.6% 115 7.7% 101 4.9% 111
California 92.3 97 47.5% 117 0.92 105 0.565 119 11.5% 122 6.1% 118 5.1% 103
Fresno State 92.2 98 40.2% 53 0.95 112 0.510 81 14.9% 81 8.8% 79 5.9% 77
Vanderbilt 92.0 99 43.2% 87 0.86 75 0.517 88 14.3% 90 7.9% 95 6.2% 68
South Carolina 91.9 100 47.9% 118 0.85 68 0.553 113 11.1% 123 7.5% 103 3.5% 128
Team Def. S&P+ Rk Success
Rate
Rk IsoPPP Rk S&P Rk Havoc
Rate
Rk Front 7
Havoc
Rk DB
Havoc
Rk
San Jose State 91.9 101 44.6% 98 0.87 78 0.530 97 12.7% 111 5.7% 123 6.8% 49
Colorado 91.8 102 43.7% 92 1.01 121 0.551 111 13.1% 106 5.9% 119 6.9% 48
Rice 91.1 103 42.0% 77 0.96 116 0.527 95 18.6% 21 10.9% 33 7.6% 24
Ball State 90.7 104 44.7% 99 0.83 53 0.522 91 12.5% 117 6.2% 117 6.1% 74
North Carolina 90.6 105 48.2% 120 0.89 92 0.563 118 14.3% 91 9.9% 53 4.4% 115
Texas Tech 90.2 106 46.6% 115 0.88 87 0.549 109 13.5% 100 6.5% 114 6.6% 52
Bowling Green 90.0 107 45.0% 101 0.87 80 0.533 101 19.0% 18 10.6% 37 8.3% 14
Buffalo 89.6 108 37.5% 26 1.08 126 0.516 86 17.6% 38 8.2% 91 9.3% 6
Wyoming 89.5 109 44.8% 100 0.96 114 0.549 110 11.9% 119 8.0% 94 3.9% 124
South Florida 89.5 110 46.1% 109 0.75 19 0.519 89 13.2% 104 8.5% 86 4.5% 114
Hawaii 89.3 111 40.6% 57 0.91 99 0.507 76 12.6% 114 7.2% 108 5.3% 97
Florida Atlantic 89.2 112 45.9% 108 0.88 90 0.544 108 13.4% 102 7.6% 102 5.6% 91
Miami (Ohio) 88.7 113 46.2% 111 0.87 82 0.544 107 13.1% 108 6.8% 112 6.2% 66
Southern Miss 88.6 114 44.5% 96 0.93 108 0.542 106 13.9% 94 7.2% 107 6.4% 57
Massachusetts 85.3 115 44.5% 97 0.87 84 0.531 100 14.0% 93 7.8% 96 6.1% 70
New Mexico 85.1 116 46.1% 110 0.96 115 0.560 115 13.5% 98 8.1% 93 5.1% 104
Old Dominion 84.4 117 50.1% 125 0.83 57 0.567 120 12.5% 116 7.8% 99 4.6% 112
Idaho 84.2 118 43.6% 91 1.10 127 0.569 121 13.1% 107 8.8% 77 4.1% 122
Iowa State 83.1 119 52.3% 128 0.83 58 0.585 126 12.7% 112 5.8% 122 6.9% 45
Troy 83.0 120 46.4% 113 0.92 104 0.556 114 11.0% 125 5.8% 120 5.2% 102
North Texas 82.9 121 43.8% 93 0.88 86 0.526 94 14.8% 86 10.2% 47 4.5% 113
New Mexico State 81.7 122 51.1% 127 0.84 66 0.577 124 9.0% 128 4.5% 128 3.8% 127
Eastern Michigan 80.4 123 45.6% 107 1.05 125 0.575 122 12.9% 109 7.0% 109 5.7% 90
SMU 80.3 124 49.5% 123 0.98 119 0.591 128 11.0% 124 6.4% 115 3.9% 123
UNLV 80.2 125 46.5% 114 0.95 113 0.562 117 11.7% 120 5.5% 125 6.2% 67
Georgia State 80.2 126 50.7% 126 0.90 95 0.586 127 9.0% 127 4.9% 126 4.1% 120
Army 80.0 127 48.0% 119 0.88 88 0.561 116 13.3% 103 7.8% 98 5.2% 100
Tulsa 79.7 128 45.0% 101 1.12 128 0.584 125 15.3% 72 10.6% 39 4.1% 121

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