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Points Per Drive data are a function of all offensive possessions in FBS vs. FBS games, excluding first-half clock kills and end-of-game garbage drives and scores. Teams are ranked by net points scored per drive (NPD), the difference between points scored per offensive drive (OPD) and points allowed per opponent offensive drive (DPD). Points per long drive for the offense (OLD) and opponent offenses (DLD) are calculated on possessions that begin inside the offense's own 20-yard line. Points per remaining drive for the offense (ORD) and opponent offenses (DRD) are calculated on possessions that begin within 80 yards of the end zone. Points per value drive for the offense (OVD) and opponent offenses (DVD) are calculated on possessions that begin on the offense's own side of midfield and reach at least the opponent's 30-yard line. 

 

2012 Points Per Drive

 

Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
1 Alabama 12-1 2.48   3.36 3 2.45 15 3.53 3 5.62 10   0.88 1 0.84 23 0.89 1 3.62 5
2 Oregon 11-1 2.12   3.53 2 2.17 24 3.98 1 6.03 3   1.40 14 0.73 17 1.59 17 3.90 9
3 Georgia 11-2 1.61   3.03 9 3.06 4 3.02 16 5.95 5   1.42 16 0.62 9 1.70 25 4.20 16
4 Boise State 11-2 1.59   2.68 27 1.76 45 2.87 27 4.98 54   1.09 3 0.70 16 1.22 3 3.38 3
5 Texas A&M 9-2 1.58   3.33 4 3.07 3 3.40 6 5.22 32   1.75 31 2.00 89 1.70 24 4.53 37
6 Utah State 10-2 1.52   2.66 28 1.83 42 2.94 24 5.57 11   1.14 4 0.33 1 1.60 18 3.45 4
7 Florida State 10-2 1.49   2.74 24 2.03 33 2.97 20 5.13 40   1.25 9 0.83 21 1.43 10 4.25 18
8 Northern Illinois 11-2 1.46   3.21 6 1.47 63 3.49 4 5.52 15   1.76 33 2.14 94 1.62 19 4.14 11
9 Kansas State 10-2 1.44   3.16 7 2.13 26 3.33 8 5.34 21   1.72 30 1.28 41 1.87 34 4.18 13
10 San Jose State 10-2 1.15   2.80 21 1.68 51 3.15 12 5.29 25   1.65 26 1.45 51 1.72 26 4.95 70
11 Central Florida 10-4 1.12   2.82 19 2.32 19 2.97 19 6.12 1   1.69 28 0.83 22 2.02 42 4.14 12
12 Penn State 8-4 1.09   2.43 40 2.22 23 2.47 54 4.65 81   1.34 10 1.31 44 1.34 7 3.64 6
13 Notre Dame 12-1 1.09   2.25 61 1.98 34 2.38 64 4.27 100   1.16 5 1.19 34 1.15 2 3.69 8
14 Ohio State 12-0 1.08   2.65 29 0.84 103 3.05 14 6.10 2   1.58 23 1.75 78 1.52 13 4.35 23
15 Oklahoma State 7-5 1.08   3.01 11 1.62 52 3.42 5 5.13 39   1.93 46 2.20 96 1.86 33 4.35 24
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
16 Cincinnati 8-3 1.06   2.53 33 2.04 31 2.65 37 5.26 29   1.47 19 1.55 62 1.44 11 4.02 10
17 Fresno State 8-4 1.06   2.45 37 1.97 35 2.59 43 4.82 70   1.39 13 1.00 27 1.51 12 4.69 48
18 South Carolina 10-2 1.05   2.51 34 1.31 78 2.83 28 5.24 30   1.45 17 0.37 2 1.73 28 4.30 20
19 BYU 7-5 1.04   2.04 72 0.56 117 2.42 63 4.00 113   1.01 2 0.43 4 1.27 5 3.66 7
20 Louisiana Tech 9-3 0.99   3.68 1 3.21 1 3.77 2 5.42 19   2.69 92 2.47 105 2.76 87 5.69 114
21 Clemson 10-2 0.96   3.07 8 2.04 32 3.30 9 5.77 9   2.11 59 1.67 71 2.24 54 4.80 58
22 Oklahoma 9-3 0.94   2.84 17 2.41 18 2.95 23 5.28 27   1.90 42 1.78 79 1.95 38 4.67 46
23 Florida 10-2 0.85   2.04 73 1.39 71 2.27 70 4.73 76   1.19 8 1.00 26 1.26 4 3.36 2
24 Michigan 8-5 0.85   2.61 32 2.42 17 2.68 34 5.45 17   1.77 34 0.63 10 1.93 36 4.21 17
25 Wisconsin 7-6 0.82   2.23 63 1.19 84 2.45 57 5.32 23   1.41 15 0.69 15 1.75 30 4.97 73
26 San Diego State 8-4 0.82   2.63 31 1.55 56 2.98 17 5.56 12   1.81 37 1.10 32 1.95 39 4.53 38
27 Louisville 10-2 0.71   2.78 23 3.13 2 2.67 36 5.43 18   2.07 55 2.04 91 2.08 46 4.73 52
28 North Carolina 7-4 0.71   2.90 13 2.52 14 3.02 15 5.17 35   2.19 61 1.79 82 2.32 60 4.59 42
29 Stanford 12-2 0.68   2.08 71 1.62 53 2.20 74 4.90 62   1.39 12 1.50 58 1.35 9 4.95 69
30 LSU 9-3 0.65   2.03 74 1.15 86 2.24 71 4.39 97   1.38 11 0.92 24 1.55 14 4.39 28
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
31 Arizona State 7-5 0.65   2.46 36 0.96 98 2.79 29 4.53 85   1.81 36 0.97 25 2.06 45 5.68 113
32 Arkansas State 9-3 0.64   2.81 20 2.44 16 2.97 22 5.21 33   2.18 60 0.56 7 2.46 65 4.37 26
33 Vanderbilt 8-4 0.63   2.17 65 0.96 97 2.50 51 4.98 56   1.54 22 1.07 31 1.75 29 4.36 25
34 Tulsa 10-3 0.61   2.09 70 0.84 105 2.42 62 4.87 65   1.49 20 0.80 20 1.68 22 4.83 60
35 Kent State 10-3 0.59   2.34 46 1.51 58 2.62 40 5.78 8   1.75 32 1.49 55 1.82 31 4.55 40
36 Oregon State 8-4 0.50   2.14 68 2.09 28 2.15 75 5.10 45   1.64 25 1.50 59 1.68 21 4.47 34
37 UCLA 9-5 0.49   2.33 49 1.91 40 2.43 61 4.76 75   1.84 39 1.47 53 1.97 40 4.89 65
38 USC 7-6 0.49   2.33 51 1.68 50 2.44 58 4.50 87   1.84 38 1.78 81 1.86 32 4.48 35
39 Mississippi 6-6 0.47   2.33 48 1.93 37 2.49 52 5.10 44   1.86 40 2.81 115 1.69 23 4.62 43
40 Texas 9-4 0.40   2.84 16 2.53 13 2.93 25 5.55 14   2.44 77 1.92 85 2.63 76 5.11 79
41 Northwestern 9-3 0.40   2.31 55 1.03 94 2.68 35 5.11 42   1.91 43 2.00 90 1.89 35 4.18 14
42 Nebraska 9-4 0.39   2.31 54 1.46 66 2.58 45 5.02 51   1.92 45 0.67 13 2.11 49 4.54 39
43 Michigan State 7-6 0.39   1.58 98 1.06 92 1.73 97 4.11 110   1.19 7 0.61 8 1.33 6 4.31 22
44 Baylor 7-5 0.38   3.31 5 3.00 6 3.38 7 5.28 28   2.93 111 3.00 118 2.92 101 5.74 118
45 Ohio 8-4 0.37   2.44 39 2.12 27 2.52 50 4.83 69   2.07 56 1.49 56 2.28 57 4.83 61
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
46 Syracuse 7-5 0.37   2.42 41 2.29 21 2.45 56 4.86 66   2.05 53 1.30 43 2.29 58 4.71 49
47 Louisiana Lafayette 8-4 0.36   2.64 30 3.05 5 2.47 55 5.94 6   2.27 64 1.78 80 2.41 63 4.56 41
48 Louisiana Monroe 8-5 0.32   2.69 26 2.69 10 2.69 32 5.31 24   2.37 72 2.53 108 2.33 61 5.25 88
49 Rutgers 8-4 0.31   1.49 104 1.29 80 1.56 107 4.47 92   1.18 6 0.40 3 1.34 8 3.05 1
50 Georgia Tech 6-7 0.27   2.82 18 1.31 77 3.26 10 4.88 64   2.55 84 2.29 98 2.60 73 5.28 90
51 Nevada 6-6 0.26   3.01 10 2.30 20 3.18 11 5.28 26   2.75 98 2.56 109 2.78 91 5.70 115
52 Mississippi State 7-5 0.26   2.16 67 0.40 120 2.58 44 4.15 104   1.90 41 1.49 57 2.09 48 4.40 29
53 Western Kentucky 6-6 0.21   2.42 42 0.93 100 2.62 39 4.85 67   2.21 62 2.52 107 2.11 50 4.40 30
54 Toledo 8-4 0.18   2.26 58 2.07 29 2.35 66 4.47 91   2.09 58 2.18 95 2.05 44 4.67 47
55 Bowling Green 7-5 0.16   1.61 95 1.35 73 1.67 103 3.87 117   1.45 18 0.79 19 1.66 20 4.94 68
56 Ball State 9-4 0.16   2.79 22 2.95 7 2.76 30 5.01 52   2.64 87 1.25 38 3.22 114 5.29 92
57 Pittsburgh 5-6 0.14   1.95 77 1.43 69 2.06 79 4.66 79   1.81 35 1.04 28 2.03 43 4.31 21
58 TCU 6-6 0.10   1.82 81 1.48 62 1.89 87 3.48 122   1.72 29 1.05 29 1.94 37 4.71 50
59 Texas Tech 7-5 0.09   2.88 15 2.83 8 2.89 26 4.95 58   2.79 101 0.65 12 3.19 112 5.31 97
60 Virginia Tech 6-6 0.06   1.65 94 1.45 68 1.71 99 4.70 77   1.59 24 1.59 66 1.59 16 4.19 15
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
61 North Carolina State 6-6 0.00   1.68 91 0.66 112 2.11 78 4.38 98   1.68 27 1.42 47 1.72 27 4.93 67
62 Troy 5-7 -0.01   2.30 56 1.46 65 2.61 41 4.48 88   2.32 67 1.26 39 2.68 79 4.72 51
63 Arizona 7-5 -0.02   2.72 25 1.81 43 2.97 21 5.46 16   2.74 97 2.56 110 2.81 92 5.11 80
64 Middle Tennessee 8-3 -0.02   2.45 38 1.88 41 2.54 47 4.68 78   2.47 79 1.26 40 2.72 83 4.77 54
65 East Carolina 7-5 -0.07   2.38 43 1.38 72 2.69 33 5.33 22   2.46 78 1.25 37 2.71 81 5.39 101
66 Houston 5-7 -0.08   2.16 66 1.05 93 2.55 46 5.16 36   2.24 63 1.97 88 2.31 59 5.10 78
67 West Virginia 6-6 -0.09   2.91 12 2.28 22 3.09 13 5.78 7   3.00 113 3.29 123 2.96 105 5.38 99
68 Rice 7-6 -0.12   2.21 64 1.47 64 2.43 59 5.02 50   2.34 68 1.52 61 2.52 69 5.32 98
69 Marshall 4-7 -0.14   2.88 14 2.55 12 2.97 18 5.10 43   3.02 115 2.29 100 3.22 115 6.26 123
70 Miami 6-5 -0.16   2.32 52 2.74 9 2.23 72 4.39 96   2.48 80 1.91 84 2.78 89 4.85 62
71 SMU 6-6 -0.19   1.81 82 1.42 70 1.92 84 4.41 95   1.99 49 0.48 5 2.25 56 4.79 56
72 Tennessee 4-7 -0.22   2.49 35 1.96 36 2.59 42 5.11 41   2.71 95 1.70 74 3.01 106 5.02 75
73 Washington 6-6 -0.22   1.70 89 1.13 87 1.81 92 4.14 106   1.92 44 1.43 50 2.02 41 4.45 33
74 Connecticut 5-7 -0.29   1.21 120 0.77 110 1.28 121 4.48 89   1.50 21 1.13 33 1.59 15 5.00 74
75 Iowa State 5-7 -0.29   1.74 86 0.72 111 1.99 82 5.00 53   2.03 51 0.56 6 2.50 68 4.45 31
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
76 Utah 4-7 -0.32   1.67 92 1.50 60 1.72 98 4.93 60   1.98 48 0.65 11 2.42 64 4.85 63
77 Central Michigan 6-6 -0.34   2.38 44 1.57 55 2.63 38 4.77 73   2.72 96 1.55 63 3.11 110 5.38 100
78 Air Force 5-7 -0.35   2.34 47 1.91 39 2.43 60 4.94 59   2.69 90 3.28 122 2.59 72 5.40 103
79 Indiana 3-8 -0.37   2.33 50 0.78 109 2.70 31 5.55 13   2.71 94 1.67 73 2.86 95 5.59 111
80 Western Michigan 3-8 -0.39   1.98 75 1.78 44 2.03 80 4.98 55   2.37 73 1.43 49 2.49 66 4.48 36
81 Memphis 4-7 -0.41   1.87 80 0.83 107 2.15 76 4.45 93   2.28 65 1.42 48 2.60 74 4.75 53
82 Wyoming 4-7 -0.48   2.32 53 2.68 11 2.21 73 5.38 20   2.80 105 2.70 113 2.83 93 4.87 64
83 Minnesota 5-7 -0.49   1.56 101 0.33 124 1.91 85 4.53 86   2.05 52 1.82 83 2.13 52 4.90 66
84 Navy 7-5 -0.51   2.28 57 1.20 82 2.53 48 4.60 83   2.79 103 1.74 77 3.09 109 4.64 45
85 Duke 5-7 -0.58   2.26 59 1.58 54 2.48 53 4.78 72   2.84 107 2.30 103 3.01 107 5.55 110
86 Virginia 3-8 -0.59   1.49 105 1.69 47 1.41 113 4.64 82   2.07 57 1.59 67 2.23 53 4.29 19
87 Purdue 5-7 -0.59   1.75 85 1.69 48 1.76 94 5.08 46   2.34 70 0.78 18 2.87 97 5.61 112
88 Florida International 3-9 -0.59   1.81 83 1.09 89 2.02 81 4.65 80   2.40 75 1.96 86 2.50 67 5.29 94
89 Arkansas 3-8 -0.60   1.74 87 1.52 57 1.79 93 4.00 114   2.34 69 0.68 14 2.76 86 4.81 59
90 Texas State 3-8 -0.62   2.34 45 1.33 74 2.53 49 5.24 31   2.96 112 2.10 93 3.29 117 5.05 76
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
91 Maryland 3-8 -0.64   1.42 113 0.92 101 1.54 108 4.81 71   2.07 54 1.05 30 2.24 55 5.46 107
92 Iowa 3-8 -0.67   1.30 115 1.07 90 1.37 117 4.27 101   1.98 47 1.61 68 2.08 47 4.79 55
93 Temple 3-7 -0.69   1.95 76 0.42 119 2.38 65 5.03 49   2.64 88 3.06 120 2.57 70 5.30 95
94 UTEP 3-9 -0.76   1.60 97 1.19 83 1.71 100 4.11 109   2.35 71 2.33 104 2.36 62 4.96 71
95 Buffalo 3-8 -0.76   1.25 117 0.89 102 1.38 115 4.03 111   2.01 50 1.50 60 2.13 51 5.22 87
96 New Mexico 3-9 -0.76   2.13 69 1.73 46 2.27 69 4.48 90   2.89 109 3.00 117 2.87 96 5.30 96
97 South Florida 2-9 -0.80   1.71 88 1.33 75 1.86 89 4.24 102   2.51 82 1.48 54 2.76 85 5.15 82
98 Missouri 4-7 -0.81   1.48 106 0.36 122 1.87 88 3.84 118   2.29 66 1.39 46 2.67 78 5.29 93
99 North Texas 3-8 -0.82   1.56 100 1.32 76 1.63 105 4.16 103   2.38 74 1.63 69 2.57 71 5.40 102
100 UTSA 4-4 -0.85   2.26 60 2.05 30 2.33 68 5.19 34   3.10 119 1.70 75 3.29 118 4.80 57
101 Miami (OH) 3-8 -0.95   1.93 78 1.91 38 1.93 83 4.77 74   2.88 108 2.50 106 2.94 103 5.21 86
102 Boston College 1-10 -0.98   1.57 99 2.16 25 1.37 116 4.84 68   2.55 85 1.97 87 2.73 84 4.38 27
103 California 2-9 -0.99   1.44 109 0.56 116 1.64 104 4.14 105   2.43 76 1.28 42 2.62 75 4.63 44
104 Eastern Michigan 2-9 -1.00   1.80 84 1.50 59 1.91 86 5.15 38   2.81 106 3.42 124 2.66 77 5.71 116
105 Wake Forest 4-7 -1.03   1.46 108 0.84 106 1.69 102 5.95 4   2.49 81 1.58 64 2.70 80 5.42 104
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
106 UNLV 2-10 -1.04   1.65 93 1.06 91 1.83 91 4.90 63   2.69 91 1.67 72 2.92 102 4.45 32
107 South Alabama 1-11 -1.08   1.46 107 1.45 67 1.46 112 3.93 115   2.53 83 1.64 70 2.71 82 5.18 84
108 Washington State 2-9 -1.12   1.51 103 1.50 61 1.52 109 4.13 108   2.63 86 1.35 45 2.88 98 5.09 77
109 UAB 2-9 -1.15   1.91 79 1.00 95 2.13 77 5.16 37   3.05 116 1.23 36 3.42 119 5.51 108
110 Army 2-9 -1.15   2.25 62 1.69 49 2.33 67 4.43 94   3.39 123 2.67 112 3.53 121 6.12 122
111 Florida Atlantic 2-9 -1.17   1.61 96 1.00 96 1.73 96 4.14 107   2.78 100 2.81 114 2.77 88 5.71 117
112 Tulane 2-10 -1.23   1.56 102 0.63 114 1.74 95 5.08 47   2.79 102 2.30 102 2.90 99 5.20 85
113 Akron 0-11 -1.24   1.68 90 1.29 79 1.84 90 4.95 57   2.92 110 1.73 76 3.20 113 5.16 83
114 Colorado State 4-7 -1.37   1.43 112 1.17 85 1.49 110 5.04 48   2.79 104 2.25 97 2.91 100 5.53 109
115 Auburn 2-9 -1.45   1.23 119 0.95 99 1.30 120 4.57 84   2.68 89 2.09 92 2.83 94 5.27 89
116 Kentucky 1-10 -1.63   1.43 110 0.61 115 1.70 101 4.32 99   3.07 117 3.00 119 3.08 108 5.78 120
117 Illinois 1-10 -1.64   1.12 121 0.38 121 1.32 119 3.87 116   2.76 99 1.59 65 2.95 104 5.44 106
118 Hawaii 2-9 -1.64   1.05 123 0.35 123 1.16 123 3.19 123   2.69 93 2.29 99 2.78 90 6.43 124
119 Kansas 0-11 -1.65   1.43 111 1.28 81 1.48 111 4.03 112   3.08 118 2.59 111 3.16 111 4.96 72
120 Southern Mississippi 0-12 -1.69   1.33 114 1.13 88 1.39 114 3.79 120   3.02 114 1.46 52 3.45 120 5.43 105
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
121 Idaho 1-10 -1.96   1.28 116 0.50 118 1.61 106 3.83 119   3.24 121 3.18 121 3.25 116 5.13 81
122 Massachusetts 1-11 -2.17   1.02 124 0.83 108 1.07 124 3.04 124   3.18 120 1.20 35 3.70 123 5.75 119
123 New Mexico State 0-11 -2.25   1.11 122 0.65 113 1.22 122 3.63 121   3.35 122 2.29 101 3.63 122 5.29 91
124 Colorado 1-10 -2.34   1.24 118 0.84 104 1.34 118 4.92 61   3.57 124 2.91 116 3.74 124 5.85 121