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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.

 

2013 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 11-2 6.9   68.1 23 .186 97 .557 96 .257 8   75.0 2 .329 2 .587 66 .084 124
2 Texas A&M 8-4 6.8   68.4 31 .165 114 .602 57 .233 26   75.2 1 .305 6 .589 65 .106 120
3 Michigan State 12-1 6.8   68.2 24 .185 98 .562 92 .253 9   74.9 3 .279 9 .610 41 .110 117
4 North Texas 9-4 6.4   67.8 17 .205 74 .550 101 .245 14   74.2 6 .253 22 .652 18 .095 123
5 Utah State 8-5 6.2   67.3 6 .195 86 .545 106 .260 6   73.5 8 .331 1 .529 117 .140 105
6 Bowling Green 9-4 6.1   68.5 36 .197 85 .559 94 .244 16   74.7 5 .220 54 .699 5 .081 125
7 Oklahoma State 9-3 6.1   67.4 7 .189 92 .567 87 .244 17   73.5 7 .273 12 .594 60 .133 110
8 UCLA 10-3 5.6   67.6 11 .222 50 .516 118 .261 5   73.2 11 .226 48 .671 10 .103 121
9 Stanford 11-3 5.6   67.7 14 .230 36 .473 125 .297 1   73.3 10 .225 50 .656 17 .119 115
10 Arkansas State 7-5 5.3   67.9 18 .165 113 .626 36 .209 49   73.2 12 .271 15 .569 81 .160 93
11 Texas State 5-6 5.2   67.1 3 .142 122 .612 45 .246 13   72.3 17 .291 7 .552 100 .157 98
12 Alabama 10-2 5.2   69.7 57 .212 62 .568 84 .220 36   74.9 4 .328 3 .563 88 .109 118
13 Oregon State 7-5 4.8   67.5 10 .200 79 .579 76 .221 35   72.4 15 .273 13 .594 57 .133 112
14 Central Florida 12-1 4.8   68.5 33 .235 30 .507 122 .257 7   73.3 9 .307 5 .555 98 .139 106
15 Navy 8-4 4.5   67.4 8 .162 115 .573 82 .265 2   72.0 24 .179 98 .723 2 .098 122
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
16 Houston 7-5 4.4   67.6 13 .224 47 .534 112 .242 18   72.0 21 .244 30 .598 52 .159 95
17 Cincinnati 8-4 4.2   67.7 16 .139 124 .650 18 .212 46   71.9 26 .267 17 .556 95 .178 74
18 Toledo 6-5 3.9   68.0 21 .183 100 .600 59 .217 41   71.9 25 .237 36 .627 29 .136 107
19 Arizona State 9-4 3.8   67.7 15 .155 116 .627 34 .217 40   71.5 37 .253 23 .582 71 .165 89
20 East Carolina 9-3 3.7   66.8 1 .152 118 .601 58 .246 12   70.5 58 .193 77 .630 26 .178 73
21 Florida State 13-0 3.5   68.1 22 .227 41 .539 110 .234 23   71.6 34 .187 87 .679 7 .134 108
22 USC 10-4 3.3   68.9 40 .193 89 .572 83 .235 22   72.2 19 .279 10 .552 101 .170 84
23 Northern Illinois 11-2 3.2   68.4 30 .209 67 .544 107 .247 10   71.6 33 .209 63 .658 16 .133 111
24 Tennessee 4-7 3.1   68.2 25 .189 93 .549 102 .262 4   71.4 39 .320 4 .504 122 .176 79
25 Clemson 9-2 2.9   69.0 44 .206 73 .529 114 .265 3   72.0 22 .268 16 .556 94 .176 78
26 LSU 9-3 2.9   68.8 38 .200 82 .592 66 .208 50   71.8 30 .238 35 .603 48 .159 94
27 Ohio 6-6 2.9   68.5 35 .173 110 .609 47 .218 38   71.4 38 .230 42 .590 64 .180 71
28 North Carolina 6-6 2.7   70.3 63 .207 70 .607 50 .185 67   73.0 13 .206 70 .667 11 .128 114
29 Vanderbilt 8-4 2.7   67.1 4 .252 22 .510 121 .238 21   69.7 70 .209 64 .568 83 .223 37
30 Oregon 10-2 2.6   68.3 26 .244 25 .511 120 .244 15   70.9 51 .168 109 .664 14 .168 87
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
31 Missouri 11-2 2.6   69.2 46 .218 56 .564 89 .218 39   71.8 28 .192 82 .647 19 .162 90
32 Rutgers 5-7 2.6   67.5 9 .175 107 .584 71 .241 19   70.1 65 .248 26 .525 119 .227 32
33 San Diego State 8-4 2.5   67.2 5 .182 101 .587 68 .231 30   69.7 71 .224 51 .565 85 .211 45
34 Central Michigan 5-6 2.5   68.3 28 .152 119 .634 26 .214 44   70.8 54 .259 20 .560 90 .181 68
35 Iowa 7-5 2.4   67.9 20 .219 55 .547 103 .234 24   70.3 61 .219 55 .568 82 .212 44
36 Tulane 6-6 2.3   66.9 2 .173 109 .580 75 .247 11   69.2 87 .199 73 .623 34 .179 72
37 Rice 10-4 2.3   69.8 58 .200 83 .618 42 .182 72   72.1 20 .167 110 .726 1 .107 119
38 New Mexico 3-9 2.3   69.0 43 .167 111 .659 15 .175 76   71.3 43 .207 67 .628 27 .165 88
39 Texas 8-5 2.1   69.4 49 .246 24 .563 91 .192 63   71.5 35 .253 24 .542 109 .205 52
40 Wisconsin 8-4 2.1   68.9 41 .212 63 .547 104 .241 20   71.0 48 .206 68 .618 38 .176 77
41 Louisiana Lafayette 8-4 2.0   69.3 48 .252 21 .565 88 .183 71   71.3 40 .214 60 .626 31 .160 92
42 Marshall 9-4 1.9   69.0 42 .205 75 .590 67 .205 51   70.9 53 .171 106 .677 8 .152 102
43 Mississippi State 6-6 1.9   70.4 64 .201 78 .604 53 .194 60   72.3 16 .278 11 .549 103 .173 82
44 Auburn 11-2 1.6   70.8 72 .226 42 .581 74 .194 61   72.4 14 .189 85 .667 12 .145 104
45 Virginia Tech 7-5 1.5   69.7 55 .236 29 .547 105 .216 42   71.2 45 .220 53 .603 49 .177 75
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
46 Kansas State 8-4 1.5   68.3 29 .200 81 .584 69 .216 43   69.8 69 .185 90 .638 22 .177 76
47 Oklahoma 11-2 1.5   69.6 52 .207 71 .573 81 .220 37   71.1 46 .161 117 .684 6 .155 99
48 UNLV 6-6 1.4   68.5 32 .182 102 .608 49 .210 47   69.8 68 .145 122 .667 13 .188 63
49 Ball State 9-3 1.3   69.7 54 .187 94 .633 28 .180 74   71.0 49 .234 39 .582 72 .184 66
50 Baylor 10-2 1.2   69.3 47 .206 72 .568 85 .226 33   70.4 59 .166 113 .701 4 .134 109
51 Miami 8-4 1.1   71.1 81 .225 43 .636 24 .140 105   72.2 18 .232 40 .616 39 .152 101
52 South Alabama 6-5 1.1   69.7 56 .203 76 .602 56 .195 58   70.8 55 .197 75 .630 25 .173 81
53 Indiana 4-7 1.0   70.9 75 .167 112 .667 13 .167 84   71.8 27 .208 65 .633 23 .158 96
54 Maryland 6-6 0.9   67.9 19 .192 91 .596 63 .212 45   68.9 93 .222 52 .542 108 .235 25
55 BYU 7-5 0.9   70.8 74 .235 31 .578 77 .187 66   71.7 31 .226 47 .619 37 .155 100
56 Buffalo 7-5 0.9   68.8 39 .177 105 .600 60 .223 34   69.7 72 .226 49 .594 58 .180 70
57 Washington 8-4 0.8   70.7 70 .234 32 .603 55 .163 87   71.5 36 .247 28 .596 56 .158 97
58 Florida 4-7 0.7   68.5 34 .217 57 .574 79 .209 48   69.2 86 .248 27 .531 115 .221 41
59 Boise State 7-5 0.7   70.6 68 .255 18 .560 93 .184 69   71.3 41 .260 18 .573 78 .168 86
60 Iowa State 3-8 0.6   69.6 51 .219 54 .582 73 .199 56   70.2 62 .239 34 .592 63 .169 85
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
61 Duke 9-4 0.6   71.2 85 .192 90 .641 22 .167 85   71.8 29 .215 59 .633 24 .152 103
62 Boston College 6-6 0.6   70.7 71 .181 104 .667 12 .152 95   71.3 42 .206 71 .624 32 .170 83
63 Hawaii 1-11 0.4   69.1 45 .231 34 .538 111 .231 31   69.5 77 .180 96 .622 35 .198 59
64 Troy 5-6 -0.1   72.1 103 .250 23 .629 33 .121 115   72.0 23 .231 41 .608 44 .162 91
65 Louisville 11-1 -0.3   71.5 91 .303 6 .514 119 .183 70   71.2 44 .169 108 .712 3 .119 116
66 Louisiana Tech 3-8 -0.3   70.4 65 .209 66 .619 41 .172 80   70.1 64 .260 19 .542 110 .198 58
67 Georgia Tech 5-6 -0.4   70.3 60 .208 69 .558 95 .233 25   69.9 67 .235 38 .529 116 .235 26
68 Syracuse 6-6 -0.4   69.7 53 .215 60 .556 97 .229 32   69.2 84 .181 93 .604 47 .215 43
69 TCU 3-8 -0.5   68.3 27 .174 108 .594 65 .232 27   67.8 104 .244 31 .526 118 .231 29
70 UAB 1-10 -0.5   70.6 67 .149 120 .702 5 .149 99   70.1 66 .167 111 .658 15 .175 80
71 Penn State 7-5 -0.7   68.6 37 .224 44 .544 108 .231 29   67.9 103 .219 56 .555 96 .226 33
72 Memphis 2-9 -0.7   70.3 61 .220 52 .606 51 .173 77   69.6 75 .290 8 .468 125 .242 22
73 Nevada 3-8 -0.7   72.4 106 .148 121 .754 2 .098 119   71.6 32 .195 76 .675 9 .130 113
74 Arizona 7-5 -0.8   71.4 89 .275 12 .522 117 .203 54   70.7 57 .208 66 .597 53 .194 61
75 Minnesota 7-5 -0.8   71.6 92 .216 58 .616 43 .168 83   70.8 56 .252 25 .550 102 .198 57
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
76 Western Kentucky 7-4 -0.8   69.4 50 .139 123 .656 16 .205 52   68.6 96 .218 57 .580 74 .202 53
77 Michigan 7-6 -0.9   67.6 12 .200 80 .568 86 .232 28   66.7 117 .153 120 .599 51 .248 14
78 Kent State 3-8 -0.9   71.2 86 .210 65 .647 19 .143 101   70.3 60 .259 21 .560 91 .181 69
79 Fresno State 10-2 -0.9   70.3 62 .243 27 .553 98 .204 53   69.4 81 .185 89 .605 46 .210 47
80 Florida Atlantic 6-6 -1.2   70.6 69 .187 95 .655 17 .158 93   69.4 80 .243 32 .564 86 .193 62
81 Georgia 7-5 -1.3   70.8 73 .182 103 .629 32 .189 64   69.5 79 .197 74 .620 36 .182 67
82 Notre Dame 9-4 -1.5   71.6 94 .187 96 .640 23 .173 78   70.2 63 .174 102 .639 21 .188 64
83 Northwestern 4-7 -1.5   71.1 82 .275 11 .543 109 .181 73   69.6 74 .230 43 .561 89 .209 49
84 Pittsburgh 6-6 -1.5   71.2 87 .212 64 .642 21 .146 100   69.7 73 .200 72 .593 61 .207 51
85 Washington State 5-7 -2.0   71.2 84 .227 40 .633 27 .140 104   69.2 85 .229 46 .542 107 .229 31
86 Texas Tech 7-5 -2.0   70.9 78 .209 68 .620 40 .171 81   69.0 91 .179 97 .623 33 .198 60
87 Kansas 2-9 -2.0   70.6 66 .231 35 .608 48 .161 90   68.5 97 .230 44 .489 124 .281 6
88 Middle Tennessee 7-5 -2.1   71.7 95 .176 106 .687 7 .137 109   69.5 76 .188 86 .602 50 .211 46
89 Colorado State 7-6 -2.2   70.9 76 .257 15 .563 90 .180 75   68.7 94 .167 112 .611 40 .222 38
90 Utah 4-7 -2.2   71.5 90 .222 51 .614 44 .163 86   69.3 83 .236 37 .542 111 .222 39
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
91 Arkansas 2-9 -2.3   73.3 113 .306 4 .532 113 .162 89   71.0 50 .245 29 .555 99 .200 56
92 South Carolina 10-2 -2.4   71.0 79 .252 20 .551 100 .197 57   68.6 95 .180 94 .594 59 .226 34
93 Southern Mississippi 1-11 -2.6   70.1 59 .215 61 .583 72 .201 55   67.5 109 .212 61 .540 112 .248 15
94 Akron 4-7 -2.8   70.9 77 .228 38 .622 38 .150 97   68.1 101 .147 121 .628 28 .225 36
95 UTEP 2-10 -2.8   72.0 101 .200 84 .688 6 .112 116   69.2 88 .172 104 .607 45 .221 40
96 Temple 2-9 -2.8   73.9 117 .271 13 .597 61 .132 112   71.0 47 .272 14 .520 120 .208 50
97 Purdue 0-11 -2.9   71.9 98 .223 48 .634 25 .143 102   69.0 89 .190 83 .580 73 .230 30
98 Mississippi 7-5 -3.5   74.4 121 .277 10 .584 70 .139 107   70.9 52 .216 58 .597 54 .187 65
99 Illinois 3-8 -3.6   73.1 110 .227 39 .622 39 .151 96   69.5 78 .192 81 .583 69 .225 35
100 North Carolina State 2-9 -3.7   72.1 102 .216 59 .612 46 .173 79   68.3 98 .180 95 .564 87 .256 12
101 Nebraska 8-4 -4.1   71.8 97 .257 17 .574 78 .169 82   67.7 108 .175 99 .578 75 .247 17
102 Miami (OH) 0-12 -4.1   72.1 104 .194 87 .674 10 .132 111   68.0 102 .185 88 .597 55 .218 42
103 Florida International 1-10 -4.1   71.3 88 .154 117 .707 4 .138 108   67.1 115 .175 100 .592 62 .233 28
104 Kentucky 1-10 -4.2   73.5 114 .193 88 .675 9 .132 113   69.3 82 .182 92 .609 42 .209 48
105 Virginia 1-10 -4.3   71.7 96 .253 19 .552 99 .195 59   67.4 110 .192 80 .555 97 .253 13
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
106 Wake Forest 3-8 -4.5   72.8 109 .233 33 .605 52 .163 88   68.3 99 .242 33 .500 123 .258 10
107 West Virginia 3-8 -4.8   71.1 83 .303 5 .503 123 .194 62   66.4 118 .192 78 .545 105 .263 8
108 Connecticut 3-8 -4.8   72.0 100 .244 26 .595 64 .160 91   67.2 112 .172 105 .586 68 .242 21
109 San Jose State 5-6 -5.1   73.3 112 .230 37 .630 31 .141 103   68.2 100 .164 115 .575 76 .261 9
110 Tulsa 3-9 -5.3   71.0 80 .219 53 .626 37 .155 94   65.8 121 .171 107 .544 106 .285 5
111 Idaho 1-10 -5.5   72.7 108 .224 45 .627 35 .149 98   67.2 114 .209 62 .535 113 .256 11
112 South Florida 2-9 -5.5   73.2 111 .317 3 .524 116 .159 92   67.7 107 .229 45 .534 114 .237 23
113 Colorado 2-8 -5.7   71.6 93 .185 99 .630 30 .185 68   65.9 119 .161 118 .573 77 .266 7
114 Louisiana Monroe 5-6 -6.0   75.0 124 .344 1 .527 115 .130 114   69.0 90 .206 69 .559 92 .235 24
115 Air Force 1-10 -6.1   73.8 116 .135 125 .769 1 .096 122   67.7 105 .140 123 .626 30 .234 27
116 UTSA 7-5 -6.3   75.2 125 .262 14 .659 14 .079 125   69.0 92 .192 79 .608 43 .200 55
117 Western Michigan 1-10 -6.6   72.3 105 .287 9 .574 80 .140 106   65.8 120 .162 116 .547 104 .291 4
118 SMU 4-7 -6.9   72.0 99 .338 2 .475 124 .187 65   65.1 125 .140 124 .559 93 .301 2
119 Georgia State 0-9 -7.0   74.2 120 .294 8 .596 62 .110 118   67.2 113 .160 119 .640 20 .200 54
120 New Mexico State 1-10 -7.1   74.0 118 .224 46 .679 8 .097 121   66.9 116 .189 84 .567 84 .244 20
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
121 California 0-11 -7.1   74.8 122 .299 7 .604 54 .097 120   67.7 106 .183 91 .573 79 .244 19
122 Massachusetts 1-10 -7.2   72.6 107 .223 49 .643 20 .134 110   65.4 124 .174 101 .505 121 .321 1
123 Wyoming 4-7 -7.6   74.9 123 .257 16 .632 29 .110 117   67.3 111 .173 103 .583 70 .245 18
124 Eastern Michigan 1-10 -8.1   73.8 115 .241 28 .667 11 .093 123   65.7 123 .165 114 .587 67 .248 16
125 Army 2-9 -8.3   74.0 119 .202 77 .714 3 .084 124   65.7 122 .132 125 .570 80 .298 3