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Teams are ranked in the table below by net starting field position (NFP), the difference between the average starting field position for the given team's offensive drives (OFP) and its opponent's offensive drives (DFP), as measured by yards from drive starting field position to end zone.

The percentage of each team's offensive drives that begin inside the team's own 20-yard line (OLF, long starting field position), drives that begin from the team's own 20-yard line to its own 40-yard line (OMF, middle starting field position), and drives that begin less than 60 yards from the end zone (OSF, short starting field position), as well as its opponent's long starting field position (DLF), middle starting field position (DMF), and short starting field position (DSF) percentages are also provided in the table below.

Ratings and supporting data are calculated from the results of non-garbage possesssions in FBS vs. FBS games.

 

2007 Starting Field Position Ratings

 

Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
1 Ohio State 10-2 7.8   67.1 35 .194 54 .535 101 .271 25   74.9 1 .275 3 .588 47 .137 119
2 TCU 8-5 7.6   64.6 6 .124 116 .540 95 .335 3   72.2 6 .261 5 .576 60 .164 114
3 Boise State 9-3 7.4   62.9 1 .126 115 .531 105 .343 2   70.3 23 .192 54 .616 25 .192 88
4 Utah 9-4 7.1   64.6 5 .145 103 .547 92 .308 9   71.7 9 .247 11 .568 71 .185 94
5 Penn State 9-4 6.4   66.5 23 .240 10 .494 113 .266 31   72.9 3 .280 2 .547 89 .173 105
6 Cincinnati 9-3 6.3   65.9 16 .183 66 .516 108 .301 10   72.2 7 .227 24 .613 29 .160 116
7 East Carolina 8-5 6.1   64.3 4 .135 111 .535 99 .329 5   70.4 22 .196 48 .632 15 .172 109
8 Georgia Tech 6-6 5.6   67.2 38 .169 87 .574 68 .257 37   72.8 4 .248 10 .600 41 .152 117
9 Clemson 8-4 5.4   65.8 15 .130 113 .572 69 .297 11   71.2 13 .198 47 .626 18 .176 103
10 Middle Tennessee 5-6 5.3   66.9 32 .171 84 .581 58 .248 47   72.2 5 .299 1 .526 100 .175 104
11 Fresno State 8-4 5.3   66.7 27 .189 61 .530 106 .280 19   72.0 8 .254 8 .580 54 .167 113
12 Ball State 6-6 5.2   68.0 55 .130 114 .645 11 .225 66   73.2 2 .243 14 .610 31 .147 118
13 USC 11-2 5.0   66.0 19 .258 5 .426 119 .316 7   71.0 16 .227 23 .584 50 .188 92
14 Kansas State 4-7 5.0   66.3 21 .172 82 .552 89 .276 20   71.3 12 .246 12 .582 52 .172 110
15 West Virginia 11-2 4.8   65.3 10 .151 101 .562 84 .288 16   70.1 26 .245 13 .565 74 .190 89
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
16 Michigan State 7-6 4.3   65.4 12 .202 46 .503 111 .294 12   69.7 31 .219 28 .574 63 .207 78
17 Kansas 11-1 4.2   67.1 34 .248 6 .482 115 .270 26   71.2 14 .154 101 .678 2 .168 111
18 Florida 8-4 4.0   64.1 3 .137 109 .532 103 .331 4   68.2 60 .125 112 .672 5 .203 79
19 Wisconsin 8-4 3.8   67.7 50 .261 3 .471 117 .268 27   71.6 10 .232 21 .601 39 .167 112
20 Vanderbilt 4-7 3.7   64.9 9 .103 119 .603 35 .294 13   68.6 52 .217 29 .581 53 .202 81
21 SMU 1-11 3.5   67.8 52 .156 98 .610 28 .234 56   71.3 11 .252 9 .551 85 .197 86
22 Michigan 9-3 3.4   66.6 24 .182 67 .561 86 .257 38   70.0 27 .182 65 .636 14 .182 97
23 Oregon 9-4 3.4   66.8 29 .198 50 .535 100 .267 28   70.2 24 .213 31 .609 34 .178 100
24 Tennessee 10-4 3.3   66.4 22 .176 74 .588 52 .236 53   69.7 32 .212 32 .606 36 .182 98
25 South Florida 8-4 3.3   64.0 2 .187 63 .465 118 .348 1   67.3 74 .146 106 .599 42 .255 43
26 Virginia Tech 10-3 3.2   67.6 46 .215 30 .494 112 .291 14   70.8 18 .190 56 .601 40 .209 77
27 LSU 12-2 3.1   64.8 8 .204 44 .479 116 .317 6   67.9 67 .147 105 .638 13 .215 75
28 Florida State 7-6 3.0   67.9 53 .167 91 .577 64 .256 40   70.9 17 .238 17 .577 59 .185 95
29 Wake Forest 9-4 2.9   66.6 26 .202 47 .546 93 .252 44   69.5 38 .181 66 .602 38 .216 72
30 Utah State 2-10 2.5   66.3 20 .175 77 .563 80 .262 34   68.8 45 .183 64 .556 82 .262 36
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
31 Iowa 6-6 2.5   68.1 58 .212 33 .514 109 .274 21   70.6 19 .205 40 .623 20 .172 106
32 Oklahoma 11-3 2.4   67.3 40 .208 37 .526 107 .266 30   69.7 33 .164 85 .642 11 .194 87
33 Texas 10-3 2.3   68.3 62 .177 72 .608 31 .215 74   70.6 20 .204 41 .618 22 .178 101
34 Texas Tech 8-4 2.2   69.0 73 .195 53 .594 44 .211 79   71.2 15 .172 75 .656 8 .172 107
35 Kentucky 7-5 2.1   65.8 14 .111 117 .693 2 .196 86   67.9 64 .200 44 .560 79 .240 54
36 Arkansas 7-5 2.1   65.8 13 .140 107 .587 53 .273 22   67.9 65 .158 95 .620 21 .222 67
37 Colorado 6-7 2.0   65.9 18 .133 112 .620 23 .247 48   68.0 63 .196 49 .564 75 .239 56
38 Georgia 10-2 1.9   66.9 30 .167 89 .580 61 .254 42   68.8 44 .126 110 .711 1 .163 115
39 Pittsburgh 4-7 1.8   64.7 7 .170 85 .563 81 .267 29   66.5 98 .169 80 .585 49 .246 48
40 Alabama 6-6 1.8   66.9 31 .204 42 .566 76 .230 59   68.7 48 .230 22 .572 65 .197 85
41 Texas A&M 6-6 1.6   68.8 70 .176 75 .565 79 .260 35   70.4 21 .211 35 .617 23 .172 108
42 Washington 4-9 1.3   67.4 41 .167 90 .577 63 .256 39   68.6 50 .193 52 .566 72 .241 53
43 Oregon State 8-4 1.2   65.3 11 .196 51 .488 114 .315 8   66.5 93 .156 98 .584 51 .260 40
44 Minnesota 1-10 1.1   68.1 56 .193 58 .593 46 .214 75   69.2 40 .273 4 .525 101 .201 82
45 Virginia 9-4 1.1   68.4 64 .208 38 .552 90 .240 51   69.6 37 .194 51 .606 35 .200 84
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
46 Colorado State 2-9 1.0   67.6 48 .163 95 .566 75 .271 24   68.6 51 .188 59 .578 58 .234 63
47 Ohio 5-6 0.9   65.9 17 .152 100 .565 78 .283 18   66.8 86 .162 89 .570 67 .268 33
48 UCLA 6-7 0.8   67.9 54 .218 27 .547 91 .235 55   68.7 49 .255 6 .511 110 .234 64
49 New Mexico 8-4 0.7   68.5 65 .171 83 .612 27 .217 72   69.2 41 .233 19 .540 93 .227 66
50 Maryland 5-7 0.6   68.2 60 .180 71 .561 85 .259 36   68.8 47 .157 97 .657 7 .186 93
51 Central Michigan 8-5 0.4   67.1 36 .164 94 .572 70 .264 33   67.5 71 .163 87 .594 43 .244 51
52 Arizona 4-7 0.3   69.8 85 .238 12 .538 96 .224 67   70.1 25 .168 82 .629 16 .203 80
53 UTEP 3-8 0.2   68.4 63 .143 104 .657 7 .200 83   68.6 53 .181 67 .580 55 .239 57
54 Auburn 8-4 0.2   67.6 44 .168 88 .584 55 .248 46   67.8 69 .206 39 .553 84 .241 52
55 Troy 7-4 0.2   67.1 37 .157 96 .600 41 .243 50   67.3 73 .200 45 .524 102 .276 24
56 Buffalo 5-7 0.2   67.7 49 .180 69 .534 102 .286 17   67.9 66 .215 30 .515 107 .269 29
57 Arizona State 10-3 0.2   68.1 57 .166 92 .595 43 .239 52   68.3 58 .194 50 .521 105 .285 19
58 Boston College 10-3 -0.1   69.9 88 .187 64 .620 22 .193 89   69.8 29 .201 43 .609 32 .189 90
59 North Carolina 3-8 -0.1   67.4 42 .141 106 .607 32 .252 43   67.3 75 .254 7 .478 118 .269 30
60 Stanford 4-8 -0.4   69.2 74 .204 43 .586 54 .210 80   68.8 46 .232 20 .529 97 .239 59
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
61 Oklahoma State 6-6 -0.5   70.4 95 .221 25 .581 59 .199 84   69.9 28 .212 34 .569 68 .219 69
62 Army 2-9 -0.5   67.6 45 .191 60 .537 98 .272 23   67.1 79 .226 25 .466 119 .308 8
63 Rice 3-8 -0.6   67.6 47 .172 80 .607 33 .221 68   67.0 82 .208 38 .493 114 .299 15
64 San Diego State 3-8 -1.0   70.7 98 .194 56 .636 15 .171 106   69.7 34 .178 69 .643 10 .178 99
65 Kent State 2-9 -1.0   66.7 28 .106 118 .606 34 .288 15   65.7 106 .176 72 .550 87 .275 25
66 Louisiana Monroe 5-6 -1.1   70.6 97 .194 55 .643 12 .163 109   69.5 39 .240 15 .527 99 .233 65
67 UAB 1-10 -1.2   70.7 100 .198 49 .627 19 .175 104   69.6 35 .190 55 .571 66 .238 60
68 Miami 5-7 -1.2   66.6 25 .175 76 .559 87 .266 32   65.4 109 .158 94 .568 70 .273 26
69 Akron 4-8 -1.2   68.1 59 .140 108 .627 20 .233 57   66.9 83 .158 96 .541 92 .301 13
70 Northern Illinois 2-9 -1.3   70.2 94 .173 79 .622 21 .205 81   68.9 43 .188 58 .578 57 .234 62
71 Indiana 6-6 -1.3   68.5 66 .172 81 .600 40 .228 60   67.3 76 .159 93 .566 73 .276 23
72 Connecticut 8-4 -1.4   69.8 87 .226 19 .562 82 .212 76   68.5 56 .188 60 .611 30 .201 83
73 Arkansas State 5-7 -1.4   69.5 79 .217 28 .616 24 .167 108   68.1 61 .115 116 .664 6 .221 68
74 Air Force 8-4 -1.4   70.0 90 .192 59 .592 47 .215 73   68.5 54 .119 114 .642 12 .239 58
75 Syracuse 2-10 -1.5   69.3 78 .169 86 .640 14 .191 92   67.8 68 .201 42 .515 108 .284 20
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
76 Western Michigan 4-7 -1.5   68.3 61 .151 102 .603 37 .247 49   66.8 87 .188 61 .563 76 .250 46
77 BYU 10-2 -1.5   70.0 91 .232 14 .556 88 .211 77   68.5 55 .167 83 .645 9 .188 91
78 Central Florida 10-4 -1.6   67.3 39 .142 105 .633 17 .225 64   65.7 107 .109 118 .674 3 .217 71
79 Southern Mississippi 6-6 -1.6   70.0 92 .204 41 .577 66 .219 71   68.4 57 .237 18 .504 112 .259 41
80 Missouri 11-2 -1.6   69.8 86 .156 97 .646 10 .197 85   68.2 59 .150 103 .673 4 .177 102
81 California 7-6 -1.7   68.9 71 .218 26 .532 104 .250 45   67.2 77 .169 81 .575 61 .256 42
82 San Jose State 4-7 -1.7   69.3 77 .137 110 .694 1 .169 107   67.6 70 .240 16 .488 115 .273 27
83 Marshall 3-8 -1.9   71.5 114 .240 11 .568 73 .192 91   69.6 36 .192 53 .624 19 .184 96
84 Mississippi State 7-5 -2.0   68.6 67 .193 57 .579 62 .228 61   66.5 94 .174 74 .557 80 .268 31
85 Nebraska 5-7 -2.0   71.0 104 .189 62 .659 6 .152 113   69.0 42 .180 68 .609 33 .211 76
86 Louisiana Tech 4-7 -2.5   69.0 72 .177 73 .612 26 .211 78   66.5 96 .171 77 .589 45 .240 55
87 Bowling Green 7-5 -2.5   69.5 80 .209 35 .566 74 .225 65   67.0 80 .183 63 .573 64 .244 50
88 Illinois 8-4 -2.5   72.3 116 .243 9 .603 36 .154 112   69.8 30 .223 26 .561 77 .216 73
89 Temple 4-8 -2.5   68.6 68 .234 13 .510 110 .255 41   66.1 102 .120 113 .592 44 .289 18
90 North Carolina State 4-7 -2.7   69.3 75 .215 31 .600 39 .185 98   66.6 91 .200 46 .504 111 .296 16
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
91 Toledo 4-7 -2.8   68.8 69 .200 48 .615 25 .185 99   66.0 103 .160 91 .550 88 .290 17
92 Idaho 0-11 -2.9   69.6 81 .155 99 .641 13 .204 82   66.7 89 .172 76 .523 103 .305 10
93 Louisville 5-6 -3.0   71.1 107 .248 7 .591 49 .161 110   68.0 62 .178 70 .556 83 .267 35
94 South Carolina 5-6 -3.1   69.9 89 .213 32 .610 29 .176 103   66.8 85 .221 27 .529 96 .250 47
95 Miami (OH) 6-7 -3.2   69.7 83 .231 16 .538 97 .231 58   66.5 95 .155 99 .574 62 .271 28
96 Nevada 5-7 -3.3   70.2 93 .207 39 .566 77 .228 62   66.9 84 .162 88 .588 46 .250 45
97 Florida Atlantic 8-5 -3.4   67.8 51 .208 36 .571 71 .220 70   64.4 113 .118 115 .615 26 .267 34
98 Houston 7-5 -3.4   69.8 84 .203 45 .608 30 .189 93   66.3 100 .163 86 .569 69 .268 32
99 Notre Dame 3-9 -3.5   67.5 43 .186 65 .593 45 .221 69   64.0 114 .171 78 .521 106 .308 9
100 Iowa State 3-8 -3.7   71.1 105 .225 20 .589 51 .186 97   67.4 72 .187 62 .561 78 .252 44
101 Rutgers 7-5 -3.7   69.3 76 .164 93 .649 9 .187 95   65.6 108 .152 102 .587 48 .261 39
102 Eastern Michigan 3-8 -3.8   69.6 82 .180 70 .631 18 .189 94   65.8 105 .210 37 .487 116 .303 12
103 Navy 8-4 -3.9   67.0 33 .181 68 .583 56 .236 54   63.1 116 .113 117 .556 81 .331 3
104 Wyoming 5-7 -4.0   70.7 99 .212 34 .562 83 .226 63   66.7 90 .188 57 .550 86 .262 37
105 Purdue 7-5 -4.0   70.5 96 .230 17 .599 42 .171 105   66.5 97 .171 79 .614 28 .215 74
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
106 Tulsa 10-4 -4.0   70.8 101 .232 15 .576 67 .192 90   66.8 88 .159 92 .580 56 .261 38
107 Memphis 6-6 -4.2   71.4 111 .246 8 .570 72 .183 101   67.2 78 .165 84 .617 24 .218 70
108 Louisiana Lafayette 3-8 -4.4   71.4 109 .222 24 .635 16 .143 115   67.0 81 .150 104 .614 27 .236 61
109 Northwestern 5-6 -4.8   71.4 110 .269 2 .582 57 .149 114   66.6 92 .211 36 .511 109 .278 22
110 North Texas 1-10 -5.5   71.4 112 .224 21 .592 48 .184 100   66.0 104 .126 111 .629 17 .245 49
111 Hawaii 10-1 -5.5   70.9 102 .278 1 .541 94 .180 102   65.4 110 .176 73 .542 91 .282 21
112 Tulane 3-8 -5.5   71.7 115 .224 22 .590 50 .187 96   66.1 101 .177 71 .523 104 .300 14
113 UNLV 2-10 -5.9   72.4 117 .196 52 .674 3 .130 119   66.5 99 .212 33 .485 117 .303 11
114 Washington State 5-7 -6.1   71.1 106 .224 23 .580 60 .196 87   65.0 112 .161 90 .503 113 .336 1
115 Mississippi 2-9 -6.3   71.5 113 .205 40 .664 5 .131 118   65.1 111 .154 100 .528 98 .317 6
116 Florida International 1-11 -8.0   71.0 103 .228 18 .577 65 .195 88   63.0 117 .136 109 .531 95 .333 2
117 Baylor 2-9 -8.7   71.3 108 .174 78 .667 4 .159 111   62.5 118 .142 108 .545 90 .313 7
118 Duke 1-11 -8.9   72.6 118 .259 4 .601 38 .140 116   63.7 115 .142 107 .534 94 .324 5
119 New Mexico State 2-9 -10.6   72.8 119 .217 29 .651 8 .132 117   62.3 119 .070 119 .605 37 .326 4