Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2014 NCAA S&P+ RATINGS, DEFENSE

through games of 11/15/14

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 137.7 1 144.6 5 160.9 1 134.6 9 148.4 1 133.8 17 151.8 1
Clemson 131.0 2 148.6 3 145.4 2 151.1 5 135.9 6 171.8 1 124.7 20
LSU 130.5 3 138.2 6 129.1 11 146.9 6 136.8 5 134.1 16 142.7 7
Ole Miss 130.3 4 145.4 4 129.9 10 165.4 2 139.6 3 161.1 5 133.8 13
Baylor 127.5 5 124.5 15 126.2 18 123.0 21 120.9 13 125.8 24 147.8 3
Marshall 126.7 6 111.6 36 97.8 78 127.9 15 100.0 69 159.5 6 150.8 2
Virginia Tech 126.2 7 151.0 2 136.6 7 172.2 1 141.9 2 165.9 3 123.9 22
Mississippi State 126.2 8 124.9 14 128.4 14 124.7 19 118.9 20 136.1 14 147.0 5
Wisconsin 126.0 9 123.7 16 118.5 22 129.7 12 117.7 22 135.0 15 135.4 11
Stanford 125.8 10 151.1 1 143.6 4 153.3 4 139.3 4 171.0 2 112.3 39
Ohio State 125.1 11 121.9 20 104.4 52 141.0 8 119.8 18 122.4 29 147.4 4
Louisville 123.0 12 119.6 25 116.7 26 123.5 20 116.8 25 124.2 28 135.6 10
Penn State 122.7 13 132.3 7 137.8 5 128.1 14 120.3 16 165.0 4 118.0 28
TCU 121.6 14 117.4 28 128.2 15 109.1 46 114.9 28 118.1 33 143.0 6
Michigan State 121.1 15 129.6 9 128.2 16 127.3 16 117.3 24 148.9 8 132.0 14
Miami-FL 120.0 16 131.3 8 121.2 21 143.6 7 126.3 7 144.3 9 124.1 21
Auburn 117.8 17 121.1 22 130.3 9 112.9 40 114.6 29 136.7 13 138.6 8
West Virginia 117.0 18 123.5 17 116.1 27 131.4 10 119.4 19 132.1 19 126.1 18
Oklahoma 115.6 19 121.4 21 128.8 13 118.9 27 117.3 23 128.6 21 125.5 19
Arkansas 115.2 20 122.6 18 135.5 8 113.8 36 116.5 26 131.4 20 128.6 15
Texas 114.9 21 128.4 10 107.7 43 154.6 3 122.8 10 143.5 10 110.6 42
Missouri 114.6 22 128.0 11 129.0 12 125.5 18 118.7 21 151.5 7 108.3 45
Louisiana Tech 114.6 23 120.5 24 117.2 25 122.3 22 120.6 14 116.9 36 115.0 33
Tennessee 114.3 24 126.9 12 123.1 20 129.9 11 122.3 12 138.6 11 115.7 30
Oregon 113.7 25 106.0 48 104.3 54 105.9 51 111.7 36 92.6 87 138.2 9
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
Boise State 113.1 26 114.2 32 115.2 29 114.1 35 108.5 44 125.5 25 126.8 17
Georgia 112.5 27 109.1 43 100.7 70 122.2 23 113.5 30 100.0 70 127.4 16
Florida State 112.2 28 100.8 61 98.2 74 102.1 59 104.0 53 95.1 79 135.2 12
Kansas State 112.2 29 117.8 27 127.3 17 110.5 42 111.3 37 138.4 12 120.7 24
Arizona State 111.7 30 111.9 35 108.1 41 115.3 32 107.1 45 120.7 30 120.6 26
Florida 111.4 31 118.8 26 118.2 23 119.7 25 123.1 8 105.4 56 111.3 40
Memphis 110.8 32 109.7 41 100.8 68 118.3 28 110.2 40 108.2 50 114.0 35
Michigan 110.6 33 120.8 23 143.9 3 108.4 47 120.5 15 116.8 37 104.0 58
USC 110.6 34 109.9 40 101.2 66 115.2 33 105.0 49 127.3 22 121.0 23
Utah 110.0 35 122.0 19 110.4 38 129.3 13 122.7 11 114.7 41 104.6 54
Virginia 110.0 36 125.3 13 137.5 6 115.2 34 122.8 9 124.8 26 104.5 56
Nebraska 109.7 37 110.9 38 98.0 77 127.2 17 110.8 39 107.4 51 120.3 27
UCLA 109.4 38 114.9 29 106.8 48 122.2 24 112.3 33 119.3 31 112.7 37
Utah State 108.9 39 112.7 34 117.9 24 110.8 41 109.2 42 118.4 32 101.8 61
Minnesota 108.7 40 113.3 33 113.0 32 113.5 38 112.8 31 111.7 44 108.7 44
Boston College 108.0 41 108.3 45 111.0 36 108.3 48 110.9 38 101.5 66 115.0 32
Air Force 107.8 42 110.5 39 123.5 19 95.0 86 112.3 34 100.3 68 111.0 41
Notre Dame 107.2 43 104.2 53 111.8 34 95.0 87 104.2 52 102.4 62 120.7 24
Maryland 106.6 44 114.3 31 108.3 40 119.3 26 109.2 41 124.4 27 103.4 59
Colorado State 105.7 45 102.3 56 96.7 82 107.7 49 101.5 60 106.5 54 112.6 38
Duke 104.7 46 101.5 59 94.4 89 112.9 39 101.3 62 105.0 58 113.3 36
Arizona 104.6 47 108.7 44 111.8 35 103.5 55 104.8 50 116.8 38 107.3 48
Georgia Southern 104.3 48 100.4 62 101.6 64 99.3 64 100.1 67 102.1 63 116.9 29
South Alabama 103.6 49 114.4 30 111.9 33 115.6 31 120.0 17 101.3 67 96.3 79
Arkansas State 103.4 50 98.5 72 89.9 100 109.3 45 96.7 81 103.6 60 114.3 34
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
Northwestern 103.2 51 110.9 37 113.6 31 104.7 53 112.6 32 105.3 57 101.0 64
Central Florida 103.2 52 96.1 80 96.3 83 95.6 80 95.0 89 101.6 65 106.1 50
Iowa 102.6 53 105.1 51 107.5 45 101.9 60 103.1 54 106.9 52 98.1 71
Temple 102.4 54 99.6 65 101.2 67 95.9 79 102.7 56 94.4 81 102.8 60
UTSA 101.8 55 107.6 46 116.1 28 95.5 82 111.9 35 97.8 74 93.4 88
Wake Forest 100.4 56 106.0 49 104.4 53 107.0 50 101.8 57 117.4 34 94.3 84
Oklahoma State 100.2 57 106.7 47 114.0 30 102.3 58 105.4 48 106.7 53 96.7 78
Syracuse 100.0 58 104.8 52 110.7 37 98.7 66 108.6 43 95.9 77 95.6 81
Western Michigan 99.8 59 92.6 94 94.8 87 89.5 101 95.6 86 84.9 107 105.7 52
Kentucky 99.7 60 98.0 74 100.4 71 95.0 88 97.5 78 99.1 71 106.0 51
BYU 99.5 61 99.7 64 106.2 49 97.5 72 98.0 76 102.5 61 99.8 67
Central Michigan 99.4 62 96.8 78 107.6 44 89.2 103 99.7 71 90.7 92 97.9 74
Purdue 99.1 63 105.8 50 98.1 76 113.8 37 104.3 51 108.8 48 104.6 54
Navy 98.8 64 99.0 70 95.8 85 102.4 57 100.2 66 97.4 75 109.3 43
Tulane 98.2 65 100.0 63 97.4 79 102.9 56 100.1 68 102.0 64 98.0 72
Rutgers 97.9 66 102.1 57 102.4 59 96.0 78 101.8 58 98.0 73 100.6 65
Georgia Tech 97.8 67 91.3 101 85.4 111 97.3 73 93.7 90 86.7 103 115.3 31
Kansas 97.7 68 109.4 42 107.4 46 110.4 43 115.7 27 93.2 84 90.3 94
Florida International 97.7 69 104.1 54 103.8 57 105.3 52 99.7 72 117.1 35 93.2 89
Houston 97.6 70 89.1 108 88.1 103 90.2 99 89.6 105 90.3 94 99.6 68
Pittsburgh 97.5 71 92.5 95 90.5 97 94.8 89 86.4 114 115.1 40 107.7 46
Texas A&M 97.3 72 99.5 67 86.7 107 116.2 30 96.5 82 109.0 46 104.5 56
Nevada 97.3 73 94.0 88 87.6 105 99.0 65 88.2 109 116.7 39 107.4 47
San Jose State 97.0 74 96.7 79 91.1 96 109.9 44 91.2 99 126.1 23 101.3 62
Washington 96.9 75 103.4 55 102.0 63 104.5 54 100.3 65 111.8 43 91.7 92
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
East Carolina 96.4 76 88.9 109 103.9 56 82.3 115 93.4 92 80.9 115 101.1 63
Middle Tennessee 96.0 77 97.9 75 95.8 84 99.4 62 100.5 64 93.2 83 100.3 66
San Diego State 95.9 78 101.2 60 105.0 51 95.3 84 105.7 46 90.6 93 87.1 109
UL-Lafayette 95.5 79 94.7 85 102.1 62 90.9 98 95.1 88 94.8 80 96.1 80
Akron 94.9 80 94.3 87 103.2 58 86.0 110 97.6 77 86.3 104 91.6 93
UL-Monroe 94.7 81 97.6 77 98.4 73 95.4 83 95.8 85 100.2 69 90.0 97
NC State 94.4 82 93.7 89 90.3 99 96.1 77 95.1 87 90.2 96 98.9 69
Rice 94.3 83 93.0 91 94.1 90 89.4 102 103.1 55 75.8 120 97.1 75
Oregon State 94.3 84 99.5 66 77.5 122 116.7 29 96.2 83 109.1 45 89.6 100
Ohio 93.8 85 97.9 76 107.2 47 91.7 95 101.1 63 90.3 95 89.2 104
South Carolina 93.7 86 90.7 103 86.0 109 97.6 70 89.9 104 95.7 78 105.0 53
California 93.6 87 90.4 104 100.8 69 85.1 111 93.4 93 82.4 111 106.3 49
Washington State 93.6 88 95.7 82 98.1 75 96.3 75 92.6 95 105.6 55 98.0 72
Cincinnati 93.5 89 95.4 84 92.9 93 97.8 67 99.0 73 89.2 98 98.3 70
Connecticut 93.4 90 98.7 71 108.1 42 89.8 100 96.0 84 108.3 49 84.0 116
Illinois 93.4 91 99.2 69 102.4 61 95.0 85 101.5 59 93.0 85 93.8 87
Vanderbilt 93.1 92 99.5 68 104.2 55 93.6 90 105.7 47 86.0 106 87.8 108
Colorado 93.0 93 95.7 83 89.9 101 99.4 63 90.7 101 113.4 42 96.9 77
Ball State 92.7 94 92.3 96 92.0 95 92.1 93 92.0 96 96.9 76 94.1 85
UTEP 92.7 95 98.0 73 97.0 81 95.6 81 85.9 115 132.6 18 89.3 103
Indiana 92.6 96 92.7 93 94.6 88 92.0 94 98.5 74 81.4 114 91.9 91
Kent State 92.2 97 101.8 58 108.9 39 91.1 96 101.4 61 104.7 59 82.2 121
Texas State 92.2 98 89.1 107 89.0 102 86.4 108 88.8 107 91.4 91 94.1 85
Toledo 92.1 99 91.6 100 101.5 65 88.8 104 89.4 106 98.4 72 95.1 82
UAB 91.3 100 92.8 92 86.9 106 97.5 71 87.2 112 109.0 47 90.2 95
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
Northern Illinois 91.1 101 88.2 112 86.2 108 87.2 107 88.4 108 86.2 105 90.1 96
Bowling Green 90.8 102 90.1 106 93.5 92 85.0 112 91.6 98 88.8 99 92.2 90
Wyoming 90.6 103 93.2 90 94.9 86 97.7 69 97.3 80 83.0 110 89.7 99
North Carolina 90.4 104 91.8 99 93.5 91 88.6 105 97.4 79 79.4 116 97.0 76
Hawaii 90.2 105 95.9 81 99.6 72 92.3 91 99.9 70 87.1 101 81.0 123
Southern Miss 89.9 106 92.0 97 92.6 94 91.0 97 93.5 91 89.5 97 89.5 102
South Florida 89.5 107 90.3 105 102.4 60 79.7 118 92.0 97 92.6 86 85.7 112
Western Kentucky 88.6 108 88.6 111 97.2 80 75.1 124 90.3 103 83.1 109 95.0 83
Miami-OH 88.5 109 90.9 102 84.1 114 96.3 76 91.0 100 92.4 88 88.9 105
Fresno State 87.9 110 94.7 86 105.5 50 82.2 116 98.4 75 87.5 100 79.0 125
Florida Atlantic 87.7 111 88.8 110 79.3 120 101.9 61 88.1 110 93.6 82 88.0 107
Appalachian State 87.7 112 80.0 122 85.6 110 74.3 125 84.0 121 73.1 123 89.9 98
Texas Tech 87.3 113 91.9 98 88.0 104 97.8 68 92.9 94 91.9 90 86.2 110
Massachusetts 85.9 114 82.3 117 82.2 119 80.0 117 84.9 117 78.3 117 85.7 113
Buffalo 85.0 115 82.2 118 90.3 98 71.8 127 90.4 102 65.6 126 82.5 120
North Texas 85.0 116 79.7 123 78.8 121 79.6 119 81.7 124 77.9 118 85.4 114
Idaho 84.8 117 81.4 119 85.1 112 75.3 123 79.2 126 86.9 102 88.9 105
New Mexico 83.7 118 78.2 125 75.6 125 82.5 114 82.3 123 69.9 125 89.6 100
New Mexico State 83.3 119 83.4 116 82.5 117 86.3 109 85.5 116 81.6 113 83.7 117
Iowa State 83.2 120 85.2 113 75.9 123 96.5 74 84.5 118 91.9 89 84.0 115
Troy 82.9 121 85.1 114 82.3 118 87.4 106 86.8 113 82.2 112 77.5 126
Old Dominion 81.9 122 78.0 126 83.2 115 69.7 128 87.6 111 57.8 128 86.0 111
Eastern Michigan 81.2 123 83.8 115 75.2 126 92.3 92 84.2 120 83.8 108 76.3 127
SMU 80.7 124 80.7 121 82.7 116 77.7 120 84.0 122 75.5 121 83.5 118
UNLV 79.6 125 81.1 120 84.6 113 77.0 121 84.3 119 74.6 122 74.3 128
Georgia State 79.4 126 78.7 124 75.8 124 84.1 113 80.2 125 76.7 119 79.3 124
Tulsa 79.2 127 74.8 127 73.3 127 76.4 122 77.0 127 71.9 124 81.5 122
Army 77.0 128 65.3 128 58.4 128 72.9 126 67.7 128 61.7 127 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 137.7 1 35.3% 14 0.66 4 0.415 5 18.6% 25 11.4% 28 7.2% 39
Clemson 131.0 2 29.7% 1 0.83 57 0.404 1 23.2% 1 15.8% 1 7.4% 31
LSU 130.5 3 35.0% 12 0.83 55 0.445 15 18.3% 27 10.4% 40 7.9% 19
Ole Miss 130.3 4 38.8% 43 0.60 1 0.430 9 22.3% 2 11.4% 26 10.8% 1
Baylor 127.5 5 34.3% 9 0.84 62 0.441 12 19.4% 16 12.4% 12 6.7% 48
Marshall 126.7 6 36.6% 19 0.61 2 0.416 6 19.1% 21 11.6% 23 7.6% 27
Virginia Tech 126.2 7 33.5% 8 0.96 116 0.459 26 20.7% 5 11.4% 29 9.4% 6
Mississippi State 126.2 8 37.4% 24 0.78 36 0.455 20 19.5% 14 12.0% 17 6.9% 45
Wisconsin 126.0 9 32.6% 4 0.72 11 0.405 2 19.3% 18 13.7% 2 5.6% 86
Stanford 125.8 10 33.2% 5 0.72 10 0.409 4 17.0% 48 10.9% 35 5.9% 80
Ohio State 125.1 11 37.0% 21 0.78 38 0.452 18 20.3% 11 13.5% 3 6.6% 53
Louisville 123.0 12 31.7% 3 0.87 79 0.428 8 21.4% 3 12.4% 13 8.8% 9
Penn State 122.7 13 33.3% 6 0.71 8 0.408 3 20.4% 10 13.4% 4 7.0% 44
TCU 121.6 14 36.0% 16 0.90 98 0.467 32 20.0% 13 12.4% 11 7.6% 25
Michigan State 121.1 15 31.4% 2 1.06 124 0.464 30 19.5% 15 12.1% 15 7.3% 37
Miami 120.0 16 39.0% 46 0.71 7 0.453 19 16.5% 51 9.5% 62 6.8% 46
Auburn 117.8 17 42.3% 78 0.88 87 0.515 84 18.2% 28 9.5% 64 8.8% 10
West Virginia 117.0 18 37.5% 25 0.89 95 0.478 46 13.6% 97 8.5% 87 4.9% 105
Oklahoma 115.6 19 37.9% 33 0.87 77 0.476 44 15.8% 69 10.2% 45 5.6% 85
Arkansas 115.2 20 42.1% 77 0.87 78 0.510 78 20.0% 12 12.5% 8 7.2% 38
Texas 114.9 21 37.9% 35 0.72 13 0.448 17 15.5% 74 10.4% 41 5.1% 103
Missouri 114.6 22 36.3% 17 0.74 19 0.439 11 18.2% 29 11.9% 18 6.0% 78
Louisiana Tech 114.6 23 34.3% 10 0.82 53 0.438 10 20.7% 6 12.5% 10 8.1% 18
Tennessee 114.3 24 38.1% 37 0.84 63 0.472 37 18.2% 30 11.4% 27 6.8% 47
Oregon 113.7 25 42.9% 85 0.78 35 0.498 69 17.4% 42 10.0% 53 7.3% 36
Team Def. S&P+ Rk Success
Rate
Rk IsoPPP Rk S&P Rk Havoc
Rate
Rk Front 7
Havoc
Rk DB
Havoc
Rk
Boise State 113.1 26 34.5% 11 1.05 123 0.486 53 18.4% 26 11.8% 20 6.2% 70
Georgia 112.5 27 40.0% 55 0.77 29 0.474 40 15.5% 75 8.7% 83 6.4% 62
Florida State 112.2 28 40.1% 56 0.80 43 0.480 49 17.9% 33 9.6% 59 8.2% 17
Kansas State 112.2 29 43.7% 90 0.70 5 0.489 59 16.2% 61 7.9% 94 8.3% 14
Arizona State 111.7 30 39.3% 50 0.78 37 0.470 35 17.7% 37 10.2% 46 7.5% 29
Florida 111.4 31 39.6% 52 0.70 6 0.458 24 20.6% 8 10.1% 51 10.5% 2
Memphis 110.8 32 36.7% 20 0.75 22 0.444 14 19.2% 19 12.5% 8 6.6% 56
Michigan 110.6 33 37.4% 23 0.71 9 0.442 13 16.3% 58 12.3% 14 4.1% 115
USC 110.6 34 40.6% 62 0.78 34 0.480 47 17.5% 41 8.8% 79 8.7% 12
Utah 110.0 35 38.7% 42 0.74 17 0.456 22 19.1% 20 11.8% 21 7.4% 32
Virginia 110.0 36 38.8% 44 0.82 49 0.474 39 20.6% 7 13.1% 5 7.5% 28
Nebraska 109.7 37 37.8% 32 0.92 104 0.485 51 18.0% 32 10.4% 42 7.6% 24
UCLA 109.4 38 40.3% 59 0.75 21 0.472 36 12.9% 109 7.8% 95 4.7% 108
Utah State 108.9 39 33.5% 7 0.77 31 0.422 7 20.9% 4 11.1% 32 9.8% 4
Minnesota 108.7 40 38.2% 38 0.76 27 0.458 25 18.8% 22 10.1% 48 8.7% 11
Boston College 108.0 41 37.3% 22 0.89 93 0.476 43 17.9% 34 10.8% 36 7.1% 43
Air Force 107.8 42 35.6% 15 0.95 115 0.474 41 15.6% 71 9.4% 68 6.3% 67
Notre Dame 107.2 43 42.8% 83 0.78 33 0.497 68 15.5% 72 8.8% 80 6.7% 49
Maryland 106.6 44 37.6% 27 0.81 45 0.462 29 15.9% 65 10.1% 50 5.5% 91
Colorado State 105.7 45 38.9% 45 0.79 39 0.469 33 14.4% 86 6.4% 115 7.7% 22
Duke 104.7 46 45.1% 105 0.63 3 0.487 54 13.2% 102 4.2% 128 8.6% 13
Arizona 104.6 47 41.9% 73 0.80 44 0.496 67 15.4% 76 7.0% 109 8.2% 16
Georgia Southern 104.3 48 44.6% 100 0.74 20 0.506 76 15.1% 79 7.7% 97 7.2% 40
South Alabama 103.6 49 38.0% 36 0.83 58 0.470 34 15.8% 70 9.3% 71 6.5% 58
Arkansas State 103.4 50 40.2% 57 0.87 80 0.496 66 17.7% 38 10.3% 44 6.6% 55
Team Def. S&P+ Rk Success
Rate
Rk IsoPPP Rk S&P Rk Havoc
Rate
Rk Front 7
Havoc
Rk DB
Havoc
Rk
Northwestern 103.2 51 40.4% 60 0.83 56 0.488 57 16.0% 64 9.6% 58 6.2% 69
Central Florida 103.2 52 37.6% 27 0.72 12 0.445 16 20.5% 9 11.2% 31 9.3% 7
Iowa 102.6 53 37.7% 31 0.77 30 0.456 21 15.5% 73 10.3% 43 5.2% 99
Temple 102.4 54 39.1% 48 0.74 18 0.461 28 17.3% 46 12.1% 16 5.1% 101
UTSA 101.8 55 35.1% 13 0.88 88 0.457 23 17.4% 44 9.4% 65 7.8% 20
Wake Forest 100.4 56 39.5% 51 0.84 61 0.483 50 18.8% 23 11.5% 24 7.4% 33
Oklahoma State 100.2 57 37.7% 30 0.93 109 0.487 56 17.8% 36 12.6% 7 5.1% 100
Syracuse 100.0 58 41.9% 72 0.73 15 0.480 48 16.9% 49 12.6% 6 4.1% 116
Western Michigan 99.8 59 38.4% 39 0.84 65 0.475 42 17.5% 40 7.3% 103 10.2% 3
Kentucky 99.7 60 42.8% 84 0.81 46 0.505 73 15.1% 81 8.9% 77 6.1% 76
BYU 99.5 61 38.6% 41 0.85 69 0.478 45 16.2% 63 9.4% 67 6.6% 54
Central Michigan 99.4 62 36.5% 18 0.84 67 0.460 27 17.6% 39 8.8% 81 8.2% 15
Purdue 99.1 63 46.5% 113 0.86 72 0.543 107 13.3% 99 6.7% 111 6.5% 60
Navy 98.8 64 49.2% 122 0.73 16 0.540 102 9.4% 126 5.3% 124 4.1% 118
Tulane 98.2 65 41.5% 70 0.82 51 0.495 62 18.0% 31 10.6% 39 7.3% 34
Rutgers 97.9 66 40.6% 61 0.96 117 0.516 86 15.9% 66 9.3% 69 6.4% 61
Georgia Tech 97.8 67 49.7% 123 0.76 23 0.549 113 16.4% 52 9.1% 73 7.2% 42
Kansas 97.7 68 39.2% 49 0.91 101 0.495 65 17.8% 35 9.6% 60 7.8% 21
Florida International 97.7 69 37.5% 26 0.98 118 0.495 61 16.2% 62 9.8% 54 6.4% 64
Houston 97.6 70 39.9% 54 0.73 14 0.464 31 16.4% 54 10.1% 49 6.3% 65
Pittsburgh 97.5 71 42.3% 79 0.87 83 0.513 82 13.2% 103 8.0% 93 5.2% 97
Texas A&M 97.3 72 46.8% 114 0.82 54 0.539 101 13.1% 105 7.6% 100 5.4% 92
Nevada 97.3 73 47.5% 115 0.76 26 0.533 99 14.9% 82 9.8% 55 5.1% 102
San Jose State 97.0 74 43.7% 91 0.81 48 0.512 80 13.2% 104 5.7% 118 7.2% 41
Washington 96.9 75 42.4% 80 0.76 28 0.492 60 15.9% 67 11.9% 19 3.9% 123
Team Def. S&P+ Rk Success
Rate
Rk IsoPPP Rk S&P Rk Havoc
Rate
Rk Front 7
Havoc
Rk DB
Havoc
Rk
East Carolina 96.4 76 40.6% 63 0.81 47 0.487 55 13.9% 90 9.1% 75 4.9% 107
Middle Tennessee 96.0 77 44.9% 103 0.83 60 0.526 95 14.7% 85 8.6% 86 6.1% 75
San Diego State 95.9 78 39.8% 53 0.77 32 0.473 38 15.8% 68 9.7% 57 6.1% 74
UL-Lafayette 95.5 79 38.5% 40 0.94 111 0.495 63 13.6% 96 9.8% 56 3.8% 125
Akron 94.9 80 40.3% 58 0.82 52 0.486 52 16.4% 57 11.0% 33 4.9% 104
UL-Monroe 94.7 81 40.9% 64 0.84 64 0.495 64 17.2% 47 10.9% 34 6.3% 66
N.C. State 94.4 82 43.0% 87 0.88 86 0.521 91 16.4% 55 10.7% 38 5.6% 87
Rice 94.3 83 41.4% 69 0.92 108 0.515 85 19.3% 17 11.6% 22 7.6% 26
Oregon State 94.3 84 40.9% 64 0.85 71 0.498 70 16.3% 60 8.6% 85 7.6% 23
Ohio 93.8 85 42.0% 75 0.84 68 0.505 74 15.1% 78 9.1% 74 6.0% 77
South Carolina 93.7 86 48.5% 119 0.85 70 0.559 115 10.5% 124 7.2% 107 3.4% 127
California 93.6 87 47.8% 116 0.90 97 0.562 117 12.3% 114 6.6% 113 5.4% 93
Washington State 93.6 88 44.6% 99 0.94 112 0.544 109 14.7% 84 8.9% 76 5.8% 81
Cincinnati 93.5 89 46.2% 111 0.86 74 0.542 105 14.9% 83 8.5% 89 6.1% 72
Connecticut 93.4 90 42.0% 76 0.76 25 0.489 58 12.2% 115 8.8% 82 3.5% 126
Illinois 93.4 91 44.0% 94 0.94 113 0.540 104 13.6% 95 9.5% 63 4.1% 114
Vanderbilt 93.1 92 42.0% 74 0.89 91 0.513 81 13.8% 91 7.3% 104 6.3% 68
Colorado 93.0 93 43.0% 86 1.01 121 0.546 110 13.8% 92 6.2% 116 7.5% 30
Ball State 92.7 94 44.8% 101 0.83 59 0.525 94 12.6% 112 5.6% 120 6.7% 50
UTEP 92.7 95 37.7% 29 1.09 125 0.519 90 18.7% 24 8.7% 84 9.7% 5
Indiana 92.6 96 41.1% 66 0.87 82 0.504 72 15.2% 77 9.5% 61 5.7% 84
Kent State 92.2 97 43.5% 89 0.79 41 0.506 77 11.1% 123 5.3% 125 5.5% 89
Texas State 92.2 98 43.1% 88 0.86 73 0.516 87 11.9% 118 6.5% 114 5.2% 98
Toledo 92.1 99 44.4% 98 0.87 81 0.529 97 15.1% 80 8.5% 88 6.6% 57
UAB 91.3 100 41.7% 71 0.92 107 0.518 89 17.4% 43 10.8% 37 6.4% 63
Team Def. S&P+ Rk Success
Rate
Rk IsoPPP Rk S&P Rk Havoc
Rate
Rk Front 7
Havoc
Rk DB
Havoc
Rk
Northern Illinois 91.1 101 42.7% 82 0.79 40 0.500 71 16.4% 53 10.1% 47 6.1% 73
Bowling Green 90.8 102 44.3% 96 0.86 75 0.527 96 16.8% 50 9.4% 66 7.3% 35
Wyoming 90.6 103 44.3% 97 0.89 94 0.533 98 12.1% 117 8.3% 90 3.9% 122
North Carolina 90.4 104 47.9% 118 0.91 100 0.565 119 14.0% 88 9.3% 70 4.7% 109
Hawaii 90.2 105 41.1% 66 0.88 84 0.505 75 12.4% 113 7.6% 98 4.6% 112
Southern Miss 89.9 106 44.0% 95 0.92 106 0.536 100 14.1% 87 7.3% 105 6.5% 59
South Florida 89.5 107 45.4% 107 0.76 24 0.515 83 13.7% 94 8.8% 78 4.6% 111
Western Kentucky 88.6 108 48.7% 120 0.92 102 0.573 123 11.6% 119 6.9% 110 4.7% 110
Miami (Ohio) 88.5 109 46.2% 110 0.89 92 0.547 111 12.7% 111 6.7% 112 5.8% 82
Fresno State 87.9 110 41.3% 68 0.93 110 0.517 88 13.0% 107 7.2% 106 5.5% 90
Florida Atlantic 87.7 111 45.6% 108 0.89 96 0.543 106 13.5% 98 8.1% 92 5.4% 94
Appalachian State 87.7 112 39.1% 47 1.00 120 0.512 79 16.4% 56 11.4% 25 4.9% 106
Texas Tech 87.3 113 46.5% 112 0.88 85 0.548 112 12.8% 110 5.7% 119 6.6% 52
Massachusetts 85.9 114 44.0% 93 0.86 76 0.525 93 13.8% 93 7.6% 99 6.2% 71
Buffalo 85.0 115 37.9% 34 1.09 126 0.522 92 17.3% 45 8.1% 91 9.2% 8
North Texas 85.0 116 45.3% 106 0.89 90 0.540 103 14.0% 89 10.0% 52 3.8% 124
Idaho 84.8 117 42.7% 81 1.11 127 0.564 118 13.3% 101 9.2% 72 3.9% 121
New Mexico 83.7 118 47.9% 117 0.92 103 0.567 120 13.1% 106 7.5% 101 5.3% 95
New Mexico State 83.3 119 51.1% 127 0.82 50 0.572 122 9.0% 127 4.2% 127 4.0% 119
Iowa State 83.2 120 53.1% 128 0.79 42 0.583 127 12.2% 116 5.6% 121 6.6% 51
Troy 82.9 121 45.0% 104 0.92 105 0.544 108 11.5% 120 5.9% 117 5.6% 88
Old Dominion 81.9 122 50.8% 126 0.84 66 0.575 124 11.4% 122 7.4% 102 3.9% 120
Eastern Michigan 81.2 123 44.9% 102 1.01 122 0.561 116 12.9% 108 7.0% 108 5.8% 83
SMU 80.7 124 50.1% 125 1.00 119 0.601 128 10.0% 125 5.2% 126 4.1% 117
UNLV 79.6 125 46.1% 109 0.95 114 0.558 114 11.5% 121 5.5% 122 6.0% 79
Georgia State 79.4 126 50.0% 124 0.90 99 0.580 125 8.8% 128 5.5% 123 3.4% 128
Tulsa 79.2 127 44.0% 92 1.15 128 0.582 126 16.3% 59 11.3% 30 4.2% 113
Army 77.0 128 49.0% 121 0.89 89 0.569 121 13.3% 100 7.7% 96 5.2% 96

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