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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. 

 

2014 Points Per Drive

 

Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
1 Marshall 12-1 1.93   3.45 2 1.67 45 3.86 2 5.48 18   1.52 14 0.00 1 1.82 18 3.91 4
2 Ohio State 14-1 1.86   3.44 3 3.11 3 3.51 4 5.69 3   1.58 18 0.95 26 1.88 29 5.31 101
3 Oregon 12-2 1.80   3.77 1 2.38 12 4.04 1 5.54 12   1.97 54 1.41 63 2.16 54 4.61 27
4 TCU 11-1 1.69   2.99 9 2.88 7 3.01 18 5.30 40   1.30 4 0.83 20 1.47 5 4.80 46
5 Alabama 11-2 1.46   2.89 13 2.23 19 3.07 15 5.45 21   1.43 9 0.88 24 1.71 13 4.03 9
6 Baylor 10-2 1.41   3.32 5 2.96 5 3.40 7 5.50 17   1.91 42 1.47 68 2.03 39 5.18 87
7 Georgia 9-3 1.32   3.10 7 3.62 1 2.98 19 5.31 38   1.78 31 0.38 4 2.36 70 5.23 95
8 Michigan State 10-2 1.28   3.04 8 1.00 96 3.48 5 5.15 53   1.77 28 1.11 41 1.87 28 5.21 93
9 Wisconsin 10-3 1.11   2.78 17 1.23 80 3.20 9 5.44 27   1.67 23 1.55 72 1.70 11 5.25 96
10 Mississippi State 9-3 1.05   2.59 27 2.00 27 2.80 26 4.95 71   1.53 16 1.79 85 1.45 4 4.30 13
11 Boise State 12-2 0.99   2.77 18 1.32 72 3.08 14 5.45 22   1.78 30 1.57 73 1.83 21 5.00 71
12 Georgia Tech 10-3 0.92   3.37 4 3.00 4 3.45 6 5.59 8   2.45 93 2.29 103 2.48 85 4.61 26
13 Memphis 9-3 0.92   2.25 53 0.80 109 2.45 55 5.14 55   1.32 5 0.96 27 1.48 6 4.32 14
14 Louisiana Tech 9-4 0.90   2.57 28 1.73 41 2.71 29 5.02 65   1.67 22 0.65 13 1.93 31 4.56 22
15 Colorado State 9-3 0.90   2.94 10 2.24 18 3.19 10 5.58 10   2.04 60 1.89 92 2.07 44 4.64 28
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
16 Stanford 7-5 0.88   2.30 50 0.77 111 2.71 30 4.42 101   1.42 8 0.53 8 1.71 12 4.61 25
17 Clemson 9-3 0.88   1.97 77 0.79 110 2.37 62 4.79 81   1.09 1 0.43 5 1.30 1 4.36 15
18 Kansas State 8-4 0.87   2.92 12 2.22 20 3.08 13 5.43 28   2.05 61 1.00 31 2.35 69 4.93 63
19 Oklahoma 8-5 0.85   2.63 26 2.55 9 2.64 38 5.59 9   1.77 29 0.35 3 1.98 35 5.31 103
20 Georgia Southern 8-3 0.84   2.93 11 3.35 2 2.80 25 5.04 62   2.09 62 2.31 104 2.02 38 4.73 39
21 USC 9-4 0.84   2.68 21 1.32 73 3.26 8 6.02 1   1.85 36 1.00 29 2.08 45 4.69 33
22 Nebraska 8-4 0.76   2.52 32 2.11 22 2.57 43 5.04 63   1.75 27 0.58 12 2.11 50 4.78 43
23 Western Michigan 7-5 0.73   2.73 19 2.42 11 2.83 23 5.51 16   2.01 58 1.35 56 2.14 52 4.69 34
24 Mississippi 8-4 0.71   1.88 83 0.92 102 2.25 68 4.29 110   1.17 2 0.54 10 1.40 3 3.94 5
25 Arkansas 6-6 0.63   2.30 51 1.52 59 2.53 46 5.35 33   1.68 24 1.13 44 1.87 27 3.97 6
26 Air Force 9-3 0.60   2.50 34 1.39 65 2.66 36 5.62 6   1.90 41 1.73 83 1.95 32 4.68 32
27 Arizona State 9-3 0.59   2.46 38 1.37 68 2.69 32 5.11 57   1.87 38 1.11 42 2.10 49 4.84 51
28 Florida State 12-1 0.58   2.68 22 1.76 39 2.97 20 5.40 29   2.09 63 1.52 70 2.22 61 4.69 35
29 Louisville 8-4 0.58   1.99 76 1.38 67 2.19 74 5.33 34   1.41 7 0.67 14 1.59 9 4.05 10
30 Duke 8-4 0.57   2.41 43 1.85 34 2.50 49 5.10 58   1.84 35 1.84 90 1.84 25 4.42 18
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
31 Missouri 10-3 0.54   2.16 58 1.38 66 2.42 57 5.44 24   1.61 19 0.54 9 1.83 22 5.15 83
32 Central Florida 8-4 0.54   2.04 70 1.09 94 2.21 73 4.64 84   1.50 11 0.56 11 1.79 16 4.00 8
33 East Carolina 7-5 0.53   2.46 37 2.00 28 2.61 40 4.77 82   1.93 45 1.67 80 2.01 36 5.07 76
34 Auburn 7-5 0.52   2.85 14 2.30 14 3.01 16 5.17 52   2.33 85 2.18 100 2.36 71 4.67 30
35 Notre Dame 8-5 0.49   2.64 25 2.50 10 2.68 33 4.96 69   2.15 67 0.70 15 2.51 87 4.53 19
36 Navy 7-5 0.49   2.84 16 1.17 86 3.12 12 5.18 49   2.34 86 2.06 97 2.44 81 4.67 31
37 Northern Illinois 10-3 0.46   2.41 41 1.27 77 2.75 27 5.32 37   1.95 50 0.97 28 2.29 64 4.91 58
38 Miami 5-7 0.44   2.41 42 1.93 31 2.55 45 4.94 73   1.97 52 1.11 40 2.21 59 5.34 106
39 Utah State 9-4 0.38   1.90 82 1.69 44 1.95 89 5.23 45   1.52 15 0.46 6 1.84 24 4.23 12
40 Toledo 8-4 0.35   2.84 15 2.32 13 3.01 17 5.44 25   2.49 97 2.90 124 2.38 74 5.35 111
41 UCLA 10-3 0.34   2.43 39 1.54 56 2.90 21 5.37 30   2.09 64 1.06 36 2.40 78 5.28 99
42 Arizona 10-4 0.33   2.32 48 2.10 23 2.39 60 4.84 77   1.99 56 1.14 45 2.20 58 5.10 79
43 Cincinnati 9-4 0.31   2.57 30 2.89 6 2.46 52 5.68 4   2.25 78 1.83 88 2.36 72 4.80 47
44 LSU 7-5 0.31   1.88 85 1.14 89 2.08 82 4.39 104   1.57 17 0.79 18 1.83 20 4.86 54
45 Arkansas State 6-6 0.29   2.41 44 2.18 21 2.47 51 5.18 51   2.11 65 1.33 54 2.34 68 5.63 123
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
46 Penn State 7-6 0.29   1.52 109 0.55 125 1.72 104 4.41 102   1.23 3 0.19 2 1.48 7 3.86 3
47 Appalachian State 6-4 0.28   2.50 33 1.85 35 2.73 28 4.95 70   2.22 75 1.54 71 2.32 66 4.94 64
48 Tennessee 6-6 0.27   2.07 69 1.12 90 2.34 67 5.00 66   1.79 33 1.67 81 1.84 23 5.68 124
49 Central Michigan 6-6 0.27   2.48 36 1.54 55 2.70 31 5.54 13   2.22 73 2.25 102 2.21 60 4.74 40
50 Florida 6-5 0.27   1.78 94 0.61 122 2.14 77 4.63 85   1.51 12 1.02 33 1.74 15 4.56 23
51 Louisiana Lafayette 8-4 0.27   2.43 40 1.59 49 2.66 35 5.26 42   2.17 69 2.59 118 2.01 37 5.06 75
52 North Carolina State 7-5 0.25   2.65 24 0.58 123 3.14 11 5.51 15   2.39 91 2.32 105 2.41 79 5.26 97
53 Houston 7-5 0.25   2.11 64 2.02 26 2.15 75 4.54 96   1.86 37 1.65 79 1.91 30 4.93 62
54 San Diego State 6-6 0.25   2.03 73 2.27 17 1.97 88 4.58 89   1.78 32 0.88 23 2.17 55 4.95 67
55 Utah 8-4 0.24   1.91 81 1.21 82 2.10 81 4.61 86   1.66 20 1.19 46 1.86 26 4.81 48
56 BYU 7-5 0.24   2.35 46 1.79 36 2.57 44 5.44 23   2.11 66 1.07 37 2.47 84 4.71 36
57 Minnesota 7-5 0.21   2.14 59 0.68 114 2.46 54 5.26 43   1.93 43 1.40 60 2.07 43 4.85 52
58 Boston College 6-6 0.19   2.12 62 1.14 87 2.38 61 4.87 76   1.93 46 0.84 21 2.34 67 4.87 56
59 Washington 7-6 0.19   1.85 88 1.78 37 1.88 92 4.60 88   1.66 21 1.46 67 1.73 14 4.36 16
60 Western Kentucky 8-5 0.19   3.24 6 2.06 24 3.55 3 5.44 26   3.05 121 3.00 126 3.06 114 5.13 81
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
61 Pittsburgh 5-7 0.18   2.56 31 2.30 15 2.63 39 4.81 79   2.38 90 1.08 38 2.94 108 5.51 117
62 Iowa 6-6 0.11   2.04 72 1.14 88 2.35 66 4.88 75   1.93 44 1.26 49 2.09 47 4.94 65
63 Rice 8-5 0.09   2.37 45 1.91 32 2.45 56 5.46 19   2.28 81 2.33 106 2.27 63 5.28 98
64 Nevada 6-6 0.08   2.34 47 1.95 30 2.40 58 5.46 20   2.26 80 1.62 77 2.43 80 4.75 41
65 West Virginia 6-6 0.04   1.99 75 0.98 97 2.36 63 4.39 103   1.95 48 1.92 94 1.96 33 5.06 74
66 Virginia Tech 6-6 0.01   1.45 112 0.62 120 1.81 96 5.15 54   1.44 10 1.58 75 1.40 2 3.59 1
67 South Carolina 6-6 0.01   2.66 23 2.65 8 2.66 34 5.07 61   2.66 106 2.54 117 2.69 98 5.04 72
68 Virginia 4-7 0.00   1.71 97 1.17 85 1.85 94 4.51 97   1.70 25 0.52 7 2.10 48 4.91 59
69 Texas 6-7 -0.01   1.51 111 0.87 107 1.77 100 4.30 108   1.52 13 1.12 43 1.63 10 4.38 17
70 Texas State 6-5 -0.02   2.20 55 1.36 69 2.48 50 5.20 47   2.22 74 1.41 65 2.37 73 4.96 69
71 Ball State 4-6 -0.04   2.19 56 0.58 124 2.60 42 4.95 72   2.23 77 0.85 22 2.52 89 4.64 29
72 UTEP 7-6 -0.05   2.13 61 1.73 40 2.24 71 5.36 31   2.18 70 1.86 91 2.24 62 4.92 60
73 Texas A&M 7-5 -0.05   2.49 35 1.89 33 2.65 37 5.72 2   2.55 100 1.97 95 2.73 101 5.19 90
74 Temple 5-6 -0.11   1.24 120 0.62 121 1.46 119 4.03 118   1.36 6 0.71 17 1.53 8 3.84 2
75 UAB 5-6 -0.16   2.04 71 1.58 50 2.14 76 4.51 98   2.20 71 0.71 16 2.52 90 5.09 78
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
76 Michigan 5-7 -0.18   1.56 106 0.89 105 1.68 108 4.29 109   1.75 26 0.88 25 1.98 34 5.29 100
77 Northwestern 4-7 -0.28   1.60 103 1.53 57 1.62 110 4.57 92   1.88 40 1.09 39 2.04 42 4.55 21
78 South Alabama 6-7 -0.33   1.69 99 1.41 63 1.74 103 4.93 74   2.02 59 1.05 35 2.38 75 4.54 20
79 Rutgers 7-5 -0.36   2.10 67 0.92 101 2.39 59 5.30 39   2.46 94 1.00 32 2.67 97 5.34 105
80 Buffalo 3-6 -0.39   2.32 49 0.94 100 2.60 41 5.35 32   2.72 107 1.25 48 2.99 110 5.62 121
81 Maryland 6-6 -0.40   1.80 90 0.72 113 2.07 83 5.68 5   2.20 72 0.83 19 2.45 82 4.86 53
82 Oklahoma State 6-6 -0.40   1.86 87 1.53 58 1.95 91 5.02 64   2.25 79 2.53 116 2.17 56 5.35 108
83 Middle Tennessee 5-6 -0.41   2.13 60 0.68 115 2.46 53 4.44 100   2.54 99 1.30 51 2.80 105 5.05 73
84 Kentucky 4-7 -0.45   1.88 86 1.27 79 2.03 84 5.00 67   2.33 84 2.14 99 2.40 77 5.11 80
85 Akron 4-7 -0.45   1.52 110 1.63 46 1.50 114 3.86 122   1.97 53 1.00 30 2.30 65 4.76 42
86 Bowling Green 7-6 -0.46   1.91 80 1.60 48 2.02 85 4.44 99   2.38 89 1.79 84 2.51 88 5.22 94
87 Ohio 5-6 -0.47   1.53 107 0.92 103 1.78 99 3.36 127   2.00 57 1.33 53 2.11 51 4.96 68
88 California 4-7 -0.48   2.57 29 1.57 51 2.81 24 5.57 11   3.05 120 3.22 128 3.01 111 5.53 118
89 Massachusetts 3-9 -0.50   2.12 63 1.50 60 2.25 70 4.69 83   2.62 105 2.82 121 2.58 93 4.81 49
90 UTSA 4-8 -0.51   1.31 118 0.87 108 1.43 120 4.19 113   1.82 34 1.89 93 1.79 17 4.57 24
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
91 Louisiana Monroe 4-8 -0.51   1.44 113 1.40 64 1.46 118 3.82 123   1.95 49 1.31 52 2.09 46 4.87 55
92 Oregon State 4-7 -0.53   2.00 74 1.71 43 2.11 80 5.12 56   2.53 98 1.68 82 2.77 102 5.15 82
93 Florida International 3-7 -0.56   1.42 114 0.45 127 1.75 102 5.00 68   1.98 55 1.65 78 2.03 40 4.16 11
94 Hawaii 3-9 -0.57   1.59 104 1.28 76 1.70 107 4.55 93   2.16 68 2.21 101 2.14 53 5.35 110
95 Old Dominion 5-6 -0.61   2.69 20 1.96 29 2.89 22 5.29 41   3.30 126 1.40 62 3.58 126 5.48 115
96 Illinois 5-7 -0.63   1.78 93 1.27 78 1.87 93 4.33 106   2.41 92 1.81 86 2.56 91 5.09 77
97 Indiana 3-8 -0.65   1.65 102 1.44 61 1.72 105 5.25 44   2.30 83 1.83 89 2.39 76 5.35 109
98 Florida Atlantic 3-9 -0.71   1.88 84 1.33 71 1.98 87 4.54 94   2.59 102 1.41 66 2.91 106 5.17 86
99 Texas Tech 3-8 -0.75   2.26 52 2.29 16 2.25 69 5.21 46   3.01 118 2.87 122 3.05 113 5.19 89
100 Colorado 2-10 -0.77   2.11 65 0.96 98 2.35 65 5.33 35   2.88 112 2.09 98 3.10 116 5.32 104
101 New Mexico 4-8 -0.78   2.23 54 1.34 70 2.51 48 5.60 7   3.01 117 2.93 125 3.03 112 5.43 113
102 Washington State 2-9 -0.80   2.09 68 1.57 53 2.24 72 5.09 59   2.89 113 1.82 87 3.18 120 5.19 88
103 Tulane 2-9 -0.81   1.13 124 1.18 84 1.11 127 3.48 125   1.94 47 2.42 110 1.82 19 3.98 7
104 Fresno State 5-8 -0.82   1.66 101 1.57 52 1.68 109 4.10 116   2.47 95 2.45 112 2.48 86 5.44 114
105 Miami (OH) 2-9 -0.84   1.92 79 1.12 91 2.13 78 4.82 78   2.77 109 1.23 47 3.10 115 4.72 38
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
106 Kent State 2-9 -0.86   1.37 117 0.88 106 1.49 115 4.03 119   2.23 76 1.41 64 2.57 92 4.90 57
107 Syracuse 2-9 -0.87   1.01 125 0.62 119 1.17 124 2.79 128   1.88 39 1.36 58 2.03 41 4.84 50
108 Purdue 2-9 -0.88   1.71 98 1.31 74 1.81 95 4.35 105   2.58 101 2.44 111 2.60 94 4.79 44
109 North Carolina 5-7 -0.92   2.16 57 1.21 83 2.36 64 5.18 50   3.08 124 2.38 109 3.33 121 5.87 126
110 Army 3-7 -0.94   2.11 66 0.67 117 2.51 47 5.07 60   3.04 119 1.35 57 3.47 125 5.54 119
111 North Texas 3-8 -0.95   1.41 116 1.11 92 1.47 117 4.61 87   2.36 88 1.35 55 2.64 95 6.18 128
112 Wake Forest 2-9 -1.00   0.95 127 0.68 116 1.02 128 3.48 126   1.95 51 1.04 34 2.20 57 4.71 37
113 South Florida 3-8 -1.06   1.29 119 0.65 118 1.48 116 4.04 117   2.35 87 1.37 59 2.71 99 5.31 102
114 Idaho 1-10 -1.06   1.93 78 1.08 95 2.13 79 4.22 112   2.99 114 2.52 115 3.14 118 5.34 107
115 Connecticut 1-10 -1.08   1.20 122 1.10 93 1.24 121 4.16 114   2.29 82 1.40 61 2.46 83 4.95 66
116 Tulsa 2-10 -1.10   1.75 95 0.77 112 1.99 86 4.15 115   2.85 111 2.50 114 2.94 109 5.61 120
117 San Jose State 2-9 -1.10   1.52 108 1.31 75 1.58 111 3.56 124   2.61 104 2.33 107 2.66 96 5.15 84
118 Wyoming 3-8 -1.16   1.57 105 1.76 38 1.51 113 4.54 95   2.73 108 2.36 108 2.78 103 4.98 70
119 Iowa State 2-9 -1.21   1.79 92 1.73 42 1.80 97 4.57 91   3.00 116 2.73 120 3.12 117 5.37 112
120 New Mexico State 1-10 -1.26   1.74 96 1.62 47 1.76 101 4.80 80   2.99 115 1.59 76 3.35 122 5.19 92
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
121 Kansas 2-9 -1.27   1.21 121 1.55 54 1.12 126 4.58 90   2.48 96 1.48 69 2.73 100 4.79 45
122 Troy 3-8 -1.33   1.83 89 1.42 62 1.95 90 4.00 120   3.16 125 3.06 127 3.18 119 5.19 91
123 UNLV 1-11 -1.39   1.68 100 1.23 81 1.79 98 4.28 111   3.07 122 2.00 96 3.43 124 5.70 125
124 Southern Mississippi 2-9 -1.40   1.41 115 0.90 104 1.57 112 4.30 107   2.81 110 2.88 123 2.80 104 5.16 85
125 Vanderbilt 2-9 -1.47   1.13 123 0.96 99 1.18 123 5.52 14   2.61 103 1.29 50 2.91 107 5.49 116
126 Georgia State 0-11 -1.97   1.79 91 2.03 25 1.71 106 5.32 36   3.76 128 2.59 119 3.97 128 6.10 127
127 SMU 1-11 -2.14   0.93 128 0.10 128 1.18 122 3.87 121   3.07 123 1.57 74 3.38 123 4.92 61
128 Eastern Michigan 1-10 -2.38   0.98 126 0.46 126 1.14 125 5.19 48   3.36 127 2.46 113 3.60 127 5.62 122