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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.

 

2009 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 Kansas State 4-6 10.2   64.0 2 .165 103 .534 98 .301 9   74.2 2 .308 1 .567 65 .125 115
2 TCU 11-1 9.0   64.1 3 .123 117 .507 108 .370 1   73.1 5 .250 16 .643 10 .107 118
3 Florida 12-1 8.6   64.8 6 .167 100 .533 99 .300 10   73.4 4 .203 56 .695 4 .102 119
4 Boise State 13-0 8.0   64.8 7 .189 76 .503 111 .308 6   72.8 9 .196 65 .669 6 .135 111
5 Clemson 8-5 7.8   63.2 1 .117 119 .565 70 .318 4   71.0 20 .237 24 .609 31 .154 107
6 Stanford 8-5 7.7   67.0 23 .188 77 .602 39 .211 69   74.7 1 .299 3 .628 20 .073 120
7 Virginia Tech 10-3 7.3   65.7 10 .176 88 .544 89 .279 13   73.0 6 .207 52 .683 5 .110 117
8 Rutgers 7-4 7.2   64.7 5 .173 92 .504 109 .323 3   71.9 12 .217 42 .651 9 .132 113
9 Nebraska 10-4 6.9   66.1 14 .221 41 .461 120 .318 5   73.0 7 .287 4 .524 103 .189 92
10 Pittsburgh 9-3 6.6   66.3 15 .181 81 .512 105 .307 7   72.9 8 .242 22 .633 15 .125 114
11 Connecticut 7-5 5.6   67.1 26 .148 112 .606 37 .246 36   72.7 10 .271 8 .593 46 .136 110
12 Oregon State 7-5 5.2   67.2 28 .169 98 .562 75 .269 21   72.5 11 .264 11 .616 27 .120 116
13 Central Florida 7-5 5.2   66.1 12 .226 33 .504 110 .271 17   71.3 19 .307 2 .425 120 .268 25
14 Bowling Green 7-6 5.0   65.2 8 .201 65 .494 115 .305 8   70.2 35 .222 38 .621 23 .157 104
15 Ohio State 11-2 4.8   66.8 21 .177 87 .553 81 .270 20   71.5 15 .284 5 .541 95 .176 97
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
16 Alabama 13-0 4.8   65.4 9 .177 86 .489 117 .333 2   70.2 34 .212 49 .534 99 .253 32
17 Temple 9-3 4.7   64.5 4 .128 116 .609 34 .263 22   69.3 53 .199 62 .588 50 .213 67
18 Southern Mississippi 6-6 4.7   67.1 25 .190 74 .562 74 .248 34   71.8 13 .275 7 .556 82 .169 100
19 Penn State 10-2 4.0   67.5 32 .194 71 .532 100 .274 15   71.5 16 .231 29 .569 59 .200 84
20 Arkansas State 3-8 3.8   66.8 22 .180 83 .574 63 .246 37   70.7 25 .231 28 .570 56 .198 85
21 Northern Illinois 6-6 3.6   66.7 19 .145 113 .645 13 .210 70   70.3 31 .223 37 .570 57 .207 75
22 Utah State 3-8 3.5   70.0 81 .293 2 .471 119 .236 43   73.5 3 .276 6 .560 75 .164 102
23 Iowa 10-2 3.5   67.0 24 .163 105 .582 57 .255 27   70.5 27 .225 32 .613 28 .162 103
24 East Carolina 8-5 3.3   66.6 18 .196 69 .556 80 .248 33   69.9 40 .194 69 .606 37 .200 83
25 Utah 10-3 3.1   67.4 30 .200 67 .544 90 .256 25   70.4 28 .190 77 .632 17 .178 95
26 UCLA 7-6 3.1   68.3 50 .211 54 .553 84 .237 41   71.4 17 .194 68 .652 8 .155 106
27 Texas 13-1 3.0   66.1 13 .201 66 .500 113 .299 11   69.1 55 .244 20 .537 98 .220 61
28 Wisconsin 9-3 3.0   67.9 43 .154 109 .592 47 .254 29   70.9 22 .195 66 .632 18 .173 98
29 Miami 8-4 2.9   67.8 40 .154 108 .618 30 .228 52   70.7 24 .252 15 .603 40 .145 109
30 Tulsa 4-7 2.7   67.5 35 .176 89 .570 65 .254 31   70.3 32 .246 19 .530 101 .224 58
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
31 Texas Tech 8-4 2.7   68.2 45 .254 11 .493 116 .254 32   70.9 21 .255 14 .540 96 .204 80
32 Tennessee 7-6 2.6   66.4 17 .111 120 .653 9 .236 42   69.1 58 .216 44 .568 62 .216 64
33 UNLV 4-7 2.5   68.3 47 .121 118 .681 3 .198 78   70.8 23 .162 100 .632 16 .205 77
34 Eastern Michigan 0-12 2.5   66.4 16 .165 102 .591 51 .244 38   68.9 64 .203 55 .534 100 .263 28
35 Air Force 7-5 2.2   67.7 38 .230 30 .500 112 .270 18   69.9 41 .168 93 .624 22 .208 71
36 Cincinnati 11-1 2.2   69.2 68 .203 61 .569 67 .228 54   71.4 18 .202 58 .597 45 .202 81
37 Western Michigan 4-7 2.0   67.3 29 .142 115 .598 42 .260 24   69.3 52 .226 31 .556 80 .218 62
38 Nevada 8-5 1.9   69.9 80 .173 93 .606 36 .220 62   71.8 14 .225 34 .597 44 .178 94
39 Indiana 3-8 1.8   67.1 27 .186 78 .581 59 .233 45   68.9 63 .158 103 .608 33 .233 47
40 Kentucky 6-6 1.7   67.8 39 .179 84 .545 88 .276 14   69.5 48 .201 59 .604 39 .194 88
41 Fresno State 7-5 1.6   68.5 53 .159 107 .643 15 .198 77   70.1 36 .269 9 .523 104 .208 73
42 Florida International 3-9 1.5   67.4 31 .174 90 .611 33 .215 68   68.9 62 .227 30 .560 73 .213 66
43 Michigan 4-7 1.3   67.6 36 .231 28 .515 103 .254 30   68.8 65 .241 23 .526 102 .234 46
44 North Texas 2-10 1.2   67.5 33 .185 79 .589 52 .226 55   68.7 67 .262 12 .496 113 .241 39
45 LSU 9-4 1.2   68.7 56 .221 42 .507 107 .272 16   70.0 39 .225 33 .563 68 .211 68
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
46 Navy 9-4 1.2   68.8 58 .205 60 .553 83 .242 39   70.0 38 .233 26 .558 79 .209 69
47 SMU 7-5 1.2   69.0 65 .210 55 .559 78 .231 47   70.2 33 .193 71 .634 13 .172 99
48 Middle Tennessee 10-3 1.2   66.7 20 .195 70 .534 97 .270 19   67.9 81 .211 50 .550 90 .239 44
49 Ohio 8-5 1.1   66.0 11 .214 50 .494 114 .292 12   67.1 90 .176 86 .572 55 .252 34
50 Minnesota 5-7 1.1   68.3 46 .248 15 .511 106 .241 40   69.3 50 .200 60 .607 35 .193 89
51 Central Michigan 11-2 0.8   69.0 63 .264 7 .481 118 .256 26   69.8 44 .179 84 .627 21 .194 87
52 Troy 9-4 0.7   68.3 49 .212 51 .564 73 .224 58   69.1 57 .213 48 .555 85 .232 49
53 Arkansas 7-5 0.7   67.5 34 .174 91 .570 64 .255 28   68.2 75 .170 92 .639 11 .190 91
54 Florida State 6-6 0.5   68.5 54 .202 63 .597 43 .202 73   69.1 56 .163 99 .620 25 .217 63
55 Arizona 7-5 0.5   67.9 42 .222 40 .548 86 .230 50   68.4 72 .186 80 .607 36 .207 74
56 Iowa State 6-6 0.5   70.1 86 .242 19 .538 96 .220 64   70.6 26 .258 13 .538 97 .205 79
57 BYU 11-2 0.3   67.8 41 .206 58 .565 71 .229 51   68.2 76 .153 107 .620 24 .226 53
58 Marshall 6-6 0.3   70.1 88 .223 38 .600 41 .177 92   70.4 29 .191 76 .603 41 .206 76
59 Oklahoma State 8-4 0.3   69.4 71 .220 43 .560 77 .220 63   69.7 46 .224 36 .552 89 .224 59
60 Wake Forest 4-7 0.2   69.6 77 .169 97 .644 14 .186 85   69.9 42 .155 105 .698 2 .147 108
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
61 Duke 4-6 0.2   69.5 73 .152 110 .688 2 .161 104   69.7 47 .202 57 .633 14 .165 101
62 Houston 9-4 0.1   70.3 91 .224 37 .592 48 .184 88   70.4 30 .166 95 .702 1 .132 112
63 Mississippi 7-4 0.1   68.3 48 .226 32 .548 85 .226 57   68.4 73 .160 101 .611 29 .229 51
64 Louisiana Monroe 5-6 0.0   68.4 51 .159 106 .619 28 .222 59   68.4 71 .221 39 .574 54 .205 78
65 West Virginia 8-4 0.0   68.2 44 .142 114 .652 11 .206 71   68.1 78 .199 61 .562 70 .240 41
66 Oklahoma 7-5 -0.2   69.2 69 .252 13 .517 102 .231 48   69.0 60 .175 87 .636 12 .189 93
67 Oregon 10-3 -0.3   67.6 37 .192 73 .545 87 .263 23   67.4 87 .193 72 .560 72 .247 37
68 Boston College 7-5 -0.7   69.6 74 .164 104 .614 32 .221 60   68.8 66 .232 27 .543 92 .225 56
69 Notre Dame 6-6 -1.0   71.0 101 .198 68 .641 16 .160 105   70.1 37 .192 73 .608 34 .200 82
70 Arizona State 3-8 -1.0   69.7 79 .215 49 .585 55 .200 74   68.7 68 .218 41 .541 94 .241 40
71 Vanderbilt 1-10 -1.0   70.8 97 .216 48 .632 24 .152 110   69.8 45 .250 17 .555 86 .195 86
72 USC 9-4 -1.1   70.4 92 .243 18 .576 62 .181 89   69.4 49 .149 108 .696 3 .155 105
73 Army 4-7 -1.2   69.0 60 .225 36 .543 91 .233 46   67.8 84 .224 35 .568 63 .208 72
74 Kansas 4-7 -1.2   70.2 89 .211 53 .586 54 .203 72   69.0 61 .192 74 .631 19 .177 96
75 Georgia Tech 10-3 -1.2   68.5 52 .250 14 .553 82 .197 80   67.3 88 .145 109 .664 7 .191 90
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
76 Missouri 7-5 -1.2   70.5 94 .268 5 .542 92 .190 82   69.3 51 .216 43 .576 53 .209 70
77 Washington 5-7 -1.2   70.4 93 .252 12 .561 76 .187 84   69.2 54 .215 45 .570 58 .215 65
78 New Mexico State 2-10 -1.3   70.0 83 .184 80 .640 17 .176 94   68.7 69 .236 25 .504 111 .260 30
79 Texas A&M 6-7 -1.4   69.0 64 .167 101 .587 53 .247 35   67.7 85 .211 51 .565 67 .224 57
80 Michigan State 5-7 -1.4   69.5 72 .211 52 .592 49 .197 79   68.1 77 .197 64 .563 69 .239 42
81 Florida Atlantic 5-7 -1.4   71.3 106 .219 46 .617 31 .164 101   69.8 43 .220 40 .559 76 .220 60
82 Syracuse 3-8 -1.4   69.3 70 .216 47 .584 56 .200 75   67.8 83 .268 10 .463 117 .268 24
83 South Carolina 6-6 -1.5   69.1 66 .257 9 .515 104 .228 53   67.5 86 .164 98 .590 49 .246 38
84 Mississippi State 4-7 -1.6   69.6 75 .202 64 .636 21 .163 103   68.1 80 .188 79 .586 51 .227 52
85 Auburn 7-5 -1.7   70.0 82 .181 82 .653 8 .167 100   68.3 74 .205 53 .543 93 .252 33
86 Hawaii 5-7 -1.9   70.1 85 .210 56 .565 72 .226 56   68.1 79 .250 18 .517 106 .233 48
87 Virginia 3-8 -2.2   68.8 57 .203 62 .578 61 .219 65   66.6 99 .184 81 .560 74 .256 31
88 California 7-5 -2.3   70.2 90 .220 44 .596 45 .184 87   67.9 82 .204 54 .556 83 .239 43
89 Colorado 3-9 -2.4   69.0 62 .244 17 .538 95 .218 67   66.6 100 .189 78 .493 114 .318 6
90 Memphis 1-10 -2.6   69.7 78 .238 22 .532 101 .230 49   67.0 91 .244 21 .463 118 .293 17
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
91 Louisville 3-8 -2.9   71.5 107 .178 85 .653 10 .169 96   68.7 70 .158 104 .617 26 .225 55
92 North Carolina 6-5 -2.9   69.6 76 .194 72 .637 20 .169 97   66.7 98 .134 113 .597 43 .269 23
93 Ball State 2-9 -3.0   69.1 67 .189 75 .622 26 .189 83   66.1 103 .213 47 .475 116 .311 9
94 Kent State 4-7 -3.1   68.7 55 .226 34 .541 93 .233 44   65.6 106 .173 90 .556 81 .271 22
95 Purdue 5-7 -3.3   69.0 61 .225 35 .556 79 .219 66   65.7 105 .164 97 .568 61 .267 26
96 Illinois 2-9 -3.3   72.4 112 .210 57 .621 27 .169 98   69.0 59 .165 96 .609 32 .226 54
97 Maryland 1-10 -3.6   68.9 59 .169 99 .654 7 .177 91   65.4 108 .123 117 .569 60 .308 10
98 Wyoming 6-6 -3.8   70.6 95 .172 94 .672 5 .157 108   66.8 96 .214 46 .511 108 .275 21
99 Georgia 7-5 -4.1   71.0 100 .230 29 .607 35 .163 102   67.0 93 .180 83 .590 48 .230 50
100 Northwestern 7-5 -4.1   71.2 103 .236 25 .568 68 .196 81   67.0 92 .178 85 .562 71 .260 29
101 UTEP 4-8 -4.2   71.0 99 .152 111 .689 1 .159 106   66.8 95 .174 88 .576 52 .250 35
102 Colorado State 2-9 -4.3   71.1 102 .171 95 .649 12 .180 90   66.7 97 .128 115 .606 38 .266 27
103 Louisiana Tech 3-8 -4.4   70.8 96 .233 27 .567 69 .200 76   66.4 102 .171 91 .545 91 .285 20
104 Idaho 8-5 -5.5   72.6 113 .235 26 .640 18 .125 117   67.2 89 .154 106 .610 30 .235 45
105 UAB 5-7 -5.5   72.4 111 .223 39 .623 25 .154 109   66.9 94 .195 67 .555 87 .250 36
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
106 San Jose State 1-10 -5.8   72.2 110 .263 8 .593 46 .144 115   66.4 101 .174 89 .522 105 .304 12
107 South Florida 6-5 -6.0   71.3 105 .227 31 .605 38 .168 99   65.2 109 .112 118 .600 42 .288 18
108 Akron 2-9 -6.4   70.1 87 .238 24 .541 94 .221 61   63.7 115 .124 116 .554 88 .322 4
109 San Diego State 3-8 -6.4   71.9 108 .238 23 .635 23 .127 116   65.5 107 .142 111 .558 78 .300 15
110 Baylor 3-8 -6.8   72.7 114 .242 20 .600 40 .158 107   65.9 104 .193 70 .504 110 .303 13
111 Rice 2-10 -6.9   70.9 98 .206 59 .618 29 .176 93   64.1 113 .181 82 .504 112 .315 7
112 Buffalo 4-7 -7.2   72.0 109 .271 3 .581 58 .147 112   64.9 111 .198 63 .488 115 .314 8
113 Louisiana Lafayette 5-6 -7.7   72.7 115 .270 4 .579 60 .151 111   65.0 110 .144 110 .568 64 .288 19
114 Western Kentucky 0-11 -7.9   70.0 84 .171 96 .659 6 .171 95   62.1 119 .111 119 .556 84 .333 3
115 New Mexico 1-11 -8.6   73.2 116 .219 45 .635 22 .146 113   64.5 112 .167 94 .515 107 .318 5
116 Toledo 5-7 -9.0   71.2 104 .244 16 .570 66 .185 86   62.2 118 .138 112 .565 66 .297 16
117 Washington State 1-11 -9.7   73.7 118 .254 10 .638 19 .108 118   64.0 114 .134 114 .559 77 .307 11
118 Miami (OH) 1-11 -10.3   74.0 120 .241 21 .677 4 .083 120   63.7 116 .192 75 .462 119 .346 1
119 North Carolina State 3-7 -10.8   73.3 117 .264 6 .591 50 .145 114   62.5 117 .109 120 .591 47 .300 14
120 Tulane 2-9 -12.7   74.0 119 .298 1 .596 44 .106 119   61.3 120 .158 102 .505 109 .337 2