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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.

 

2011 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 Boise State 12-1 15.4   63.4 1 .151 110 .468 119 .381 1   78.8 1 .453 1 .468 118 .079 120
2 Oklahoma State 12-1 9.5   63.7 2 .164 100 .509 108 .327 2   73.2 10 .144 110 .725 1 .131 116
3 Oklahoma 10-3 8.2   65.8 6 .158 102 .588 58 .255 28   73.9 3 .261 15 .618 29 .121 118
4 Florida State 8-4 7.8   66.1 9 .200 68 .533 96 .267 22   73.9 4 .285 7 .591 55 .124 117
5 Temple 8-4 7.7   65.8 7 .126 120 .605 44 .269 20   73.5 7 .218 42 .613 32 .168 96
6 TCU 10-2 6.8   65.0 3 .172 94 .539 91 .289 11   71.8 23 .219 41 .628 20 .153 105
7 Central Florida 4-7 6.8   66.7 16 .126 119 .604 46 .270 19   73.5 6 .261 14 .604 46 .135 115
8 Arkansas 10-2 6.1   68.5 39 .153 108 .628 25 .219 52   74.5 2 .214 47 .650 11 .136 113
9 Western Michigan 6-6 6.0   66.7 17 .177 89 .596 50 .227 47   72.7 13 .209 55 .627 21 .164 100
10 Utah 7-5 5.7   66.2 10 .210 54 .490 116 .301 7   71.9 20 .289 5 .514 106 .197 76
11 Cincinnati 9-3 5.6   66.8 18 .216 43 .489 117 .295 8   72.4 15 .257 19 .605 45 .138 112
12 LSU 12-1 5.4   67.5 24 .227 33 .508 109 .266 23   72.9 12 .287 6 .544 90 .169 95
13 Auburn 7-5 5.4   68.3 34 .184 83 .581 66 .235 41   73.6 5 .229 32 .672 7 .099 119
14 Louisiana Tech 7-5 5.2   68.1 31 .229 32 .523 100 .248 33   73.3 8 .297 3 .563 74 .139 111
15 Ohio State 6-7 5.2   67.0 20 .143 118 .585 60 .272 16   72.2 18 .313 2 .493 113 .194 78
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
16 Wisconsin 10-3 4.9   66.6 15 .214 47 .484 118 .302 6   71.6 25 .218 44 .621 26 .161 102
17 Boston College 3-8 4.8   68.4 38 .146 117 .618 32 .236 40   73.2 9 .296 4 .560 77 .144 109
18 Michigan State 10-3 4.7   65.6 4 .166 95 .517 103 .317 3   70.3 37 .240 25 .593 54 .167 98
19 USC 10-2 4.7   67.3 22 .160 101 .616 33 .224 48   72.0 19 .260 16 .559 78 .181 83
20 San Diego State 7-5 4.5   68.6 45 .180 87 .583 64 .237 38   73.1 11 .207 56 .643 15 .150 107
21 North Texas 5-7 4.3   68.1 30 .194 76 .568 74 .237 39   72.4 16 .271 10 .557 80 .171 93
22 Georgia 9-4 4.3   66.2 12 .264 13 .453 120 .283 13   70.5 36 .200 63 .613 33 .188 80
23 Western Kentucky 7-4 3.8   66.3 14 .174 92 .545 86 .280 14   70.1 43 .238 26 .540 94 .222 53
24 Southern Mississippi 11-2 3.8   67.3 21 .203 65 .506 111 .291 9   71.1 30 .206 58 .631 19 .163 101
25 Alabama 11-1 3.8   66.2 11 .165 96 .521 101 .314 4   70.0 48 .161 98 .694 3 .145 108
26 Nebraska 8-4 3.8   67.7 26 .157 103 .591 57 .252 30   71.5 27 .260 18 .534 95 .206 70
27 UTEP 4-7 3.4   69.3 57 .153 109 .593 53 .254 29   72.7 14 .195 69 .644 13 .161 103
28 Duke 3-8 3.1   69.2 55 .149 114 .686 4 .165 92   72.3 17 .284 8 .543 91 .172 91
29 Toledo 8-4 3.1   66.2 13 .196 72 .500 115 .304 5   69.3 63 .136 118 .694 2 .170 94
30 BYU 9-3 2.8   68.5 41 .173 93 .559 77 .268 21   71.3 28 .268 12 .567 71 .165 99
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
31 Purdue 6-6 2.7   68.2 33 .224 34 .500 113 .276 15   71.0 32 .246 23 .551 85 .203 75
32 Ohio 9-4 2.6   68.9 47 .235 24 .523 99 .242 36   71.5 26 .232 30 .626 24 .142 110
33 Penn State 8-4 2.1   68.9 48 .257 15 .529 97 .214 58   71.0 31 .188 80 .618 30 .194 77
34 Ball State 6-6 2.1   69.8 70 .154 107 .662 9 .184 81   71.9 21 .256 20 .609 38 .135 114
35 Kansas State 9-3 2.0   65.6 5 .147 115 .581 67 .272 17   67.6 91 .132 119 .660 10 .208 68
36 Vanderbilt 5-7 2.0   68.9 49 .234 27 .547 83 .219 53   71.0 33 .248 22 .579 59 .173 90
37 Rutgers 8-4 1.9   65.8 8 .187 80 .553 80 .260 25   67.7 90 .233 28 .500 111 .267 18
38 Bowling Green 4-7 1.8   67.9 29 .188 78 .570 73 .242 35   69.7 53 .189 73 .644 14 .167 97
39 Texas A&M 7-6 1.8   67.8 28 .181 86 .536 95 .283 12   69.6 55 .207 57 .568 69 .225 50
40 Arkansas State 9-3 1.7   67.6 25 .215 46 .514 104 .271 18   69.3 62 .182 87 .608 43 .209 67
41 Virginia Tech 10-3 1.5   69.7 64 .250 18 .500 112 .250 32   71.2 29 .153 102 .674 6 .174 89
42 Hawaii 5-7 1.5   68.1 32 .213 50 .553 81 .234 42   69.6 57 .227 34 .560 76 .213 63
43 Eastern Michigan 4-6 1.3   69.4 61 .147 116 .651 15 .202 65   70.8 34 .283 9 .504 109 .212 65
44 Stanford 11-2 1.3   66.9 19 .197 70 .545 85 .258 27   68.2 83 .139 114 .686 4 .175 87
45 Louisville 6-6 1.3   69.0 50 .204 62 .555 79 .241 37   70.3 38 .244 24 .504 110 .252 29
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
46 Clemson 9-4 1.2   68.9 46 .205 61 .577 70 .218 54   70.0 47 .209 54 .634 17 .157 104
47 Arizona State 5-7 1.1   69.0 51 .231 29 .537 94 .231 44   70.1 42 .204 61 .619 28 .177 85
48 Michigan 11-2 1.1   68.3 36 .210 53 .500 114 .290 10   69.3 61 .188 78 .609 39 .203 73
49 Houston 12-1 1.0   70.6 80 .204 63 .625 27 .171 89   71.6 24 .159 99 .669 8 .172 92
50 Florida International 8-5 1.0   68.6 44 .230 31 .507 110 .263 24   69.6 54 .188 77 .636 16 .175 86
51 Troy 3-9 0.9   69.1 52 .184 81 .599 47 .217 55   70.0 46 .260 17 .506 108 .234 37
52 Middle Tennessee 2-10 0.9   67.4 23 .155 106 .615 34 .230 45   68.3 80 .223 37 .547 88 .230 43
53 Connecticut 4-7 0.8   68.3 35 .212 52 .556 78 .232 43   69.1 67 .209 51 .561 75 .230 42
54 Oregon State 3-8 0.7   69.5 63 .216 44 .612 35 .172 87   70.2 39 .254 21 .525 98 .220 56
55 UCLA 6-8 0.7   70.0 73 .164 98 .685 5 .151 105   70.7 35 .204 60 .577 62 .218 58
56 Oregon 11-2 0.5   69.1 53 .196 73 .574 72 .230 46   69.6 56 .192 71 .622 25 .186 82
57 Missouri 7-5 0.3   69.8 71 .235 26 .544 88 .221 50   70.1 44 .139 113 .681 5 .181 84
58 South Florida 4-7 -0.2   70.2 75 .246 21 .543 89 .210 61   70.0 49 .221 40 .566 72 .213 62
59 Iowa State 5-7 -0.2   67.8 27 .164 97 .592 54 .243 34   67.5 92 .196 65 .554 81 .250 30
60 Mississippi State 6-6 -0.3   69.7 66 .206 59 .596 49 .199 69   69.4 59 .231 31 .580 58 .189 79
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
61 Colorado State 2-9 -0.7   70.0 72 .214 49 .579 68 .206 63   69.3 60 .146 105 .667 9 .187 81
62 Rice 4-8 -0.8   70.9 87 .203 64 .595 51 .203 64   70.2 41 .211 49 .578 60 .211 66
63 Navy 4-7 -0.9   69.2 54 .151 111 .660 10 .189 76   68.3 79 .178 88 .607 44 .215 61
64 Washington 6-6 -0.9   69.8 68 .164 99 .612 36 .224 49   68.9 68 .188 79 .609 40 .203 74
65 Marshall 7-6 -0.9   68.4 37 .195 75 .584 62 .221 51   67.4 94 .186 84 .551 84 .263 22
66 Texas Tech 4-7 -1.0   70.9 83 .156 105 .633 22 .211 60   69.8 51 .217 46 .608 42 .175 88
67 Miami 5-6 -1.1   73.0 112 .319 2 .513 105 .168 91   71.8 22 .229 33 .619 27 .152 106
68 Texas 8-5 -1.1   69.4 62 .201 67 .584 63 .215 57   68.3 81 .189 74 .568 70 .243 34
69 Iowa 6-6 -1.2   69.7 65 .183 84 .634 21 .183 82   68.5 73 .235 27 .545 89 .220 57
70 San Jose State 5-7 -1.2   69.4 60 .201 66 .604 45 .195 71   68.2 85 .189 75 .581 57 .230 41
71 Notre Dame 8-5 -1.2   71.4 96 .270 10 .577 71 .153 104   70.2 40 .218 43 .577 61 .204 71
72 Northern Illinois 10-3 -1.4   69.8 69 .181 85 .611 38 .208 62   68.4 77 .164 94 .612 34 .224 52
73 Kentucky 4-7 -1.5   71.3 94 .218 41 .639 19 .143 109   69.7 52 .195 66 .571 67 .233 38
74 Florida 6-6 -1.5   69.4 59 .246 22 .538 93 .215 56   67.8 87 .226 35 .519 102 .256 26
75 North Carolina State 6-5 -1.6   68.6 42 .215 45 .585 61 .200 67   66.9 102 .200 64 .548 87 .252 28
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
76 UNLV 2-9 -1.7   70.4 77 .222 36 .624 28 .154 103   68.7 71 .150 103 .626 22 .224 51
77 Air Force 5-6 -1.8   70.3 76 .174 91 .624 29 .202 66   68.5 74 .224 36 .533 96 .243 35
78 Pittsburgh 5-7 -2.1   70.6 81 .297 3 .510 107 .194 72   68.5 75 .221 39 .572 66 .207 69
79 Kent State 4-7 -2.2   68.6 43 .263 14 .526 98 .212 59   66.4 108 .188 83 .500 112 .313 6
80 West Virginia 9-3 -2.2   69.3 56 .196 74 .622 31 .182 83   67.0 101 .164 95 .603 48 .233 40
81 Northwestern 5-7 -2.2   71.5 97 .231 30 .608 40 .162 95   69.3 65 .189 76 .598 51 .213 64
82 Maryland 1-10 -2.3   70.7 82 .176 90 .718 1 .107 119   68.4 76 .188 81 .609 37 .203 72
83 Tulsa 8-5 -2.3   71.0 88 .233 28 .587 59 .180 84   68.8 70 .147 104 .609 41 .244 33
84 Fresno State 3-9 -2.3   72.3 104 .197 69 .655 13 .148 107   69.9 50 .271 11 .507 107 .222 54
85 Miami (OH) 4-8 -2.6   71.8 101 .209 56 .612 37 .180 85   69.2 66 .267 13 .458 119 .275 15
86 Wake Forest 5-7 -2.6   70.9 85 .248 19 .567 75 .184 79   68.2 82 .158 100 .610 35 .233 39
87 Minnesota 3-8 -2.8   71.6 100 .248 20 .562 76 .190 74   68.8 69 .163 96 .577 63 .260 24
88 Arizona 3-8 -2.8   72.9 110 .208 57 .675 6 .117 117   70.1 45 .137 117 .645 12 .218 59
89 Virginia 7-5 -2.9   71.5 98 .205 60 .630 24 .164 93   68.6 72 .221 38 .552 83 .228 48
90 Mississippi 1-10 -2.9   72.4 105 .190 77 .651 16 .159 99   69.6 58 .233 29 .552 82 .216 60
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
91 Washington State 3-8 -3.1   71.2 92 .184 82 .656 12 .160 97   68.1 86 .156 101 .615 31 .230 44
92 North Carolina 6-6 -3.1   69.7 67 .214 48 .607 42 .179 86   66.6 105 .210 50 .522 101 .268 17
93 Tulane 1-11 -3.2   70.5 79 .149 113 .664 7 .187 77   67.3 96 .137 115 .634 18 .229 46
94 SMU 7-5 -3.5   71.2 93 .213 51 .591 56 .197 70   67.8 88 .183 85 .557 79 .260 25
95 Utah State 6-6 -3.6   71.8 102 .270 11 .546 84 .184 80   68.2 84 .188 82 .583 56 .229 45
96 Syracuse 4-7 -3.7   68.5 40 .220 39 .520 102 .260 26   64.8 117 .145 107 .550 86 .305 8
97 California 6-6 -3.9   71.2 91 .270 9 .540 90 .190 75   67.3 97 .175 89 .599 49 .226 49
98 Wyoming 6-5 -4.0   73.3 116 .235 25 .605 43 .160 98   69.3 64 .218 45 .516 104 .266 19
99 Baylor 9-3 -4.0   71.2 90 .150 112 .693 3 .157 100   67.1 100 .144 109 .610 36 .247 32
100 Tennessee 4-7 -4.1   70.4 78 .217 42 .583 65 .200 68   66.2 109 .144 108 .604 47 .252 27
101 South Carolina 10-2 -4.2   69.3 58 .197 71 .553 82 .250 31   65.2 115 .143 111 .571 68 .286 12
102 Buffalo 2-9 -4.5   70.9 84 .188 79 .656 11 .156 101   66.4 107 .142 112 .598 52 .260 23
103 New Mexico State 4-9 -4.8   72.2 103 .209 55 .627 26 .163 94   67.4 95 .167 91 .540 93 .293 9
104 Georgia Tech 7-5 -5.1   72.8 109 .254 16 .598 48 .148 108   67.7 89 .146 106 .626 23 .228 47
105 Louisiana Lafayette 8-4 -5.2   71.0 89 .269 12 .538 92 .192 73   65.8 110 .193 70 .516 105 .292 11
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
106 East Carolina 5-7 -5.3   70.9 86 .179 88 .636 20 .186 78   65.6 114 .195 68 .523 100 .281 14
107 UAB 3-9 -5.4   72.6 106 .220 40 .646 17 .134 112   67.2 98 .167 92 .595 53 .238 36
108 Colorado 3-10 -5.5   73.0 111 .222 37 .652 14 .126 115   67.5 93 .206 59 .573 65 .221 55
109 Louisiana Monroe 3-8 -5.9   71.6 99 .223 35 .608 41 .169 90   65.7 112 .171 90 .566 73 .264 21
110 Central Michigan 2-9 -5.9   73.1 114 .238 23 .631 23 .131 113   67.2 99 .209 53 .473 117 .318 4
111 Nevada 7-6 -6.0   74.3 119 .286 4 .592 55 .122 116   68.3 78 .209 52 .541 92 .250 31
112 Memphis 1-10 -6.3   72.7 108 .252 17 .611 39 .137 111   66.4 106 .195 67 .523 99 .281 13
113 Idaho 1-10 -6.7   73.3 115 .328 1 .511 106 .161 96   66.6 104 .131 120 .599 50 .270 16
114 Army 2-9 -6.9   72.6 107 .221 38 .663 8 .115 118   65.7 113 .212 48 .481 115 .308 7
115 Kansas 1-10 -7.1   71.4 95 .157 104 .704 2 .139 110   64.3 118 .183 86 .487 114 .330 3
116 Indiana 0-11 -7.2   74.1 118 .276 7 .593 52 .130 114   66.9 103 .162 97 .573 64 .265 20
117 Florida Atlantic 1-11 -7.3   70.1 74 .206 58 .640 18 .154 102   62.9 119 .137 116 .527 97 .336 2
118 Illinois 6-6 -7.3   73.1 113 .283 5 .545 87 .172 88   65.8 111 .190 72 .517 103 .293 10
119 New Mexico 1-10 -10.5   75.4 120 .277 6 .624 30 .099 120   65.0 116 .204 62 .480 116 .316 5
120 Akron 0-11 -11.5   73.9 117 .273 8 .579 69 .149 106   62.5 120 .167 93 .430 120 .404 1