Innovative Statistics

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2018 NCAA S&P+ RATINGS, DEFENSE

Updates will begin after Week 7 of the college football season.

For the time being, feel free to visit the S&P+ statistical profiles for updated info on each team, albeit without the category-by-category lists. They are taken down each Sunday afternoon for updating and are re-published by Monday afternoon

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). S&P+ ratings are based around the core concepts of the Five Factors: efficiency, explosiveness, field position, finishing drives, and turnovers.