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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.

 

2014 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 TCU 11-1 8.9   64.9 4 .166 111 .563 99 .272 6   73.8 3 .265 19 .611 43 .123 122
2 Ohio State 14-1 8.5   66.0 7 .162 114 .545 109 .293 4   74.5 1 .320 2 .566 96 .114 126
3 Memphis 9-3 8.5   64.5 3 .124 127 .547 108 .329 1   73.0 14 .289 9 .604 54 .107 127
4 Georgia 9-3 7.8   65.9 6 .188 93 .547 107 .265 7   73.8 4 .285 11 .592 68 .123 124
5 Nebraska 8-4 7.5   64.5 2 .117 128 .571 89 .312 2   72.0 29 .235 41 .595 65 .170 83
6 Baylor 10-2 6.7   66.8 10 .183 99 .575 82 .242 17   73.5 5 .215 58 .691 5 .094 128
7 Louisiana Tech 9-4 6.7   64.1 1 .139 125 .551 105 .310 3   70.7 53 .201 76 .610 45 .188 59
8 Arizona State 9-3 6.1   67.2 12 .174 106 .606 51 .219 30   73.2 9 .239 36 .613 41 .148 106
9 Florida 6-5 5.6   65.7 5 .236 40 .486 128 .279 5   71.3 40 .319 3 .500 125 .181 73
10 Duke 8-4 5.6   67.0 11 .147 120 .596 62 .257 10   72.5 23 .270 14 .603 57 .128 120
11 Oregon 12-2 5.1   68.2 20 .167 109 .580 79 .253 12   73.3 7 .239 35 .632 29 .129 119
12 Arkansas 6-6 5.1   68.1 19 .216 61 .520 124 .264 8   73.1 12 .254 24 .607 51 .139 111
13 Pittsburgh 5-7 4.8   68.5 25 .205 74 .583 74 .212 34   73.2 10 .299 5 .567 91 .134 114
14 Tennessee 6-6 4.7   68.1 18 .219 53 .548 106 .232 22   72.8 19 .288 10 .542 111 .170 84
15 Utah 8-4 4.6   68.4 23 .216 63 .536 114 .248 15   73.0 15 .289 8 .566 95 .145 108
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
16 Minnesota 7-5 4.4   67.7 16 .180 100 .590 68 .230 23   72.1 27 .217 54 .645 21 .138 112
17 Notre Dame 8-5 4.3   67.5 13 .213 66 .535 115 .252 13   71.7 31 .199 78 .669 13 .132 117
18 San Diego State 6-6 4.2   68.2 21 .194 86 .567 95 .239 19   72.5 24 .296 6 .570 87 .133 116
19 Michigan State 10-2 3.9   66.7 9 .176 104 .577 81 .246 16   70.6 59 .142 120 .681 8 .177 77
20 Akron 4-7 3.8   67.6 14 .142 122 .604 54 .254 11   71.3 37 .258 23 .561 101 .182 72
21 Louisiana Lafayette 8-4 3.7   70.1 56 .213 67 .598 61 .189 59   73.8 2 .264 20 .612 42 .124 121
22 Northern Illinois 10-3 3.7   69.5 43 .220 52 .600 58 .180 74   73.2 11 .248 29 .601 59 .150 104
23 Georgia Southern 8-3 3.7   69.2 34 .228 45 .570 93 .202 47   72.8 18 .222 48 .632 28 .145 107
24 Kansas State 8-4 3.6   69.1 33 .192 89 .583 75 .225 25   72.7 20 .220 53 .626 31 .154 101
25 Nevada 6-6 2.5   68.3 22 .140 124 .636 28 .224 26   70.9 49 .203 74 .615 38 .182 70
26 Air Force 9-3 2.4   68.7 26 .125 126 .708 3 .167 87   71.1 45 .210 65 .615 37 .175 78
27 Ball State 4-6 2.4   68.8 28 .200 78 .567 96 .233 21   71.2 43 .168 104 .672 10 .160 96
28 Marshall 12-1 2.3   67.6 15 .186 95 .552 103 .262 9   69.9 74 .161 107 .665 14 .174 81
29 Arkansas State 6-6 2.2   68.0 17 .225 49 .525 121 .250 14   70.3 65 .230 44 .565 98 .205 45
30 Oklahoma 8-5 2.2   69.4 41 .206 72 .587 71 .206 42   71.6 35 .134 123 .726 1 .140 110
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
31 North Carolina 5-7 2.2   70.4 66 .171 107 .671 13 .157 97   72.6 21 .269 16 .579 82 .152 103
32 Alabama 11-2 2.0   71.0 78 .219 55 .589 70 .192 53   73.1 13 .336 1 .503 124 .161 93
33 Mississippi State 9-3 1.8   70.7 74 .265 14 .531 116 .204 46   72.5 22 .252 27 .613 40 .135 113
34 LSU 7-5 1.8   69.9 52 .215 64 .600 59 .185 65   71.7 33 .243 33 .559 104 .199 52
35 Texas State 6-5 1.7   70.2 61 .252 20 .538 112 .210 36   72.0 28 .159 109 .717 2 .123 123
36 Arizona 10-4 1.7   71.5 90 .231 43 .615 44 .154 103   73.3 8 .195 85 .686 6 .119 125
37 Stanford 7-5 1.7   69.0 31 .206 73 .579 80 .214 33   70.7 52 .238 37 .579 81 .183 68
38 Temple 5-6 1.7   68.4 24 .246 27 .536 113 .217 32   70.1 70 .221 51 .588 72 .191 58
39 Clemson 9-3 1.7   69.4 39 .250 23 .526 120 .224 27   71.1 44 .247 31 .570 88 .184 66
40 Virginia 4-7 1.6   69.4 42 .209 70 .604 55 .187 63   71.0 47 .250 28 .568 90 .182 71
41 Kent State 2-9 1.5   71.8 104 .194 87 .659 17 .147 109   73.3 6 .291 7 .575 84 .134 115
42 Illinois 5-7 1.5   69.6 45 .152 119 .662 15 .186 64   71.1 46 .207 71 .633 27 .160 95
43 Central Florida 8-4 1.5   66.5 8 .153 116 .607 50 .240 18   68.0 103 .240 34 .526 116 .234 23
44 East Carolina 7-5 1.4   70.4 67 .247 25 .565 98 .188 61   71.8 30 .222 49 .621 35 .157 99
45 Georgia Tech 10-3 1.4   69.3 37 .184 96 .624 40 .192 52   70.7 57 .164 106 .695 4 .141 109
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
46 Boise State 12-2 1.3   69.9 50 .176 103 .642 25 .182 70   71.2 41 .186 90 .654 17 .160 97
47 UAB 5-6 1.1   69.7 47 .189 91 .629 34 .182 71   70.8 50 .179 95 .657 16 .164 92
48 Idaho 1-10 1.0   69.4 40 .197 80 .613 46 .190 57   70.4 63 .228 46 .591 70 .181 74
49 Rice 8-5 1.0   69.0 30 .163 113 .660 16 .177 78   70.0 72 .128 125 .698 3 .174 79
50 UNLV 1-11 1.0   70.3 63 .196 82 .627 36 .177 77   71.3 39 .260 22 .540 113 .200 50
51 Utah State 9-4 0.9   69.3 35 .184 98 .595 63 .222 28   70.2 68 .229 45 .584 75 .187 60
52 Texas A&M 7-5 0.8   71.6 94 .215 65 .630 33 .156 100   72.4 26 .248 30 .594 67 .158 98
53 Mississippi 8-4 0.7   71.7 101 .268 12 .542 111 .190 56   72.4 25 .271 13 .564 99 .164 91
54 UTSA 4-8 0.7   70.0 54 .203 77 .608 49 .189 58   70.7 56 .262 21 .572 86 .166 89
55 Boston College 6-6 0.5   69.7 46 .203 76 .609 48 .188 60   70.2 66 .266 17 .525 117 .209 43
56 Colorado State 9-3 0.4   72.5 114 .256 18 .586 72 .158 95   72.9 17 .204 72 .664 15 .131 118
57 Iowa State 2-9 0.4   72.6 116 .178 101 .711 1 .111 123   72.9 16 .311 4 .515 122 .174 80
58 Middle Tennessee 5-6 0.3   68.7 27 .184 97 .581 77 .235 20   69.0 88 .178 96 .578 83 .244 18
59 Kentucky 4-7 0.3   69.5 44 .195 84 .594 64 .211 35   69.8 76 .273 12 .547 110 .180 76
60 Fresno State 5-8 0.3   70.6 73 .218 58 .606 52 .176 80   70.9 48 .236 40 .584 76 .180 75
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
61 South Florida 3-8 0.3   71.5 88 .235 41 .591 67 .174 81   71.7 32 .265 18 .566 92 .168 87
62 Auburn 7-5 0.2   70.5 68 .227 46 .568 94 .205 44   70.7 55 .157 110 .671 11 .171 82
63 North Texas 3-8 0.2   70.4 65 .159 115 .690 8 .151 106   70.6 60 .213 61 .582 78 .205 46
64 North Carolina State 7-5 0.1   70.6 71 .190 90 .619 42 .190 54   70.7 54 .210 66 .637 25 .153 102
65 Washington 7-6 0.0   70.5 70 .247 26 .527 119 .227 24   70.5 61 .245 32 .560 102 .195 56
66 Florida Atlantic 3-9 -0.1   70.4 64 .152 118 .681 11 .167 88   70.3 64 .207 70 .643 22 .150 105
67 Michigan 5-7 -0.2   70.1 57 .164 112 .641 26 .195 50   69.9 75 .208 69 .608 48 .184 65
68 Hawaii 3-9 -0.2   71.7 97 .274 10 .561 101 .166 89   71.4 36 .233 42 .568 89 .199 51
69 Oklahoma State 6-6 -0.3   71.4 87 .219 54 .632 31 .148 108   71.2 42 .227 47 .607 50 .167 88
70 UTEP 7-6 -0.4   70.5 69 .224 51 .575 83 .201 48   70.1 69 .157 111 .679 9 .164 90
71 Ohio 5-6 -0.4   71.8 102 .296 6 .560 102 .144 113   71.3 38 .145 118 .685 7 .169 86
72 Wisconsin 10-3 -0.8   70.3 62 .209 69 .581 76 .209 37   69.5 81 .196 81 .601 58 .203 48
73 USC 9-4 -0.9   71.6 95 .300 5 .527 118 .173 82   70.7 51 .214 59 .604 55 .182 69
74 South Alabama 6-7 -1.0   70.2 59 .140 123 .682 10 .178 75   69.2 86 .269 15 .494 127 .237 20
75 South Carolina 6-6 -1.1   70.8 75 .197 81 .642 24 .161 93   69.7 79 .197 80 .591 69 .212 38
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
76 BYU 7-5 -1.2   69.3 36 .270 11 .522 122 .208 39   68.1 101 .253 25 .500 126 .247 15
77 Toledo 8-4 -1.2   71.0 77 .239 37 .570 91 .190 55   69.8 77 .220 52 .596 64 .184 64
78 Wake Forest 2-9 -1.3   69.9 49 .187 94 .604 53 .209 38   68.6 93 .209 67 .566 94 .225 30
79 Texas 6-7 -1.3   71.3 82 .294 7 .521 123 .184 67   69.9 73 .217 56 .580 80 .204 47
80 Iowa 6-6 -1.3   71.5 91 .265 16 .551 104 .184 68   70.2 67 .194 86 .604 53 .201 49
81 California 4-7 -1.4   69.9 53 .192 88 .630 32 .178 76   68.6 94 .185 91 .610 47 .205 44
82 New Mexico 4-8 -1.5   72.2 111 .243 33 .603 57 .154 102   70.7 58 .191 87 .652 18 .156 100
83 UCLA 10-3 -1.6   73.2 120 .338 1 .506 125 .156 99   71.6 34 .233 43 .597 63 .170 85
84 Miami 5-7 -1.6   72.0 108 .225 50 .651 19 .124 120   70.4 62 .214 60 .603 56 .183 67
85 Army 3-7 -1.6   69.9 51 .219 57 .563 100 .219 31   68.3 99 .200 77 .580 79 .220 33
86 Maryland 6-6 -1.7   70.0 55 .197 79 .599 60 .204 45   68.4 97 .150 116 .614 39 .235 22
87 Missouri 10-3 -1.7   71.5 89 .252 21 .571 88 .177 79   69.8 78 .175 98 .610 46 .214 37
88 Massachusetts 3-9 -1.9   70.6 72 .167 110 .694 4 .139 116   68.7 91 .155 112 .599 62 .246 17
89 Louisiana Monroe 4-8 -2.0   72.1 109 .285 9 .543 110 .172 83   70.1 71 .173 99 .640 24 .187 61
90 Houston 7-5 -2.1   71.3 83 .312 2 .504 126 .184 66   69.2 85 .164 105 .650 19 .186 62
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
91 Penn State 7-6 -2.2   69.1 32 .177 102 .616 43 .207 40   66.9 113 .195 83 .573 85 .232 25
92 Indiana 3-8 -2.2   71.1 79 .242 35 .570 90 .188 62   68.9 89 .169 103 .622 33 .209 40
93 Navy 7-5 -2.3   71.7 100 .145 121 .710 2 .145 112   69.4 82 .252 26 .553 105 .195 55
94 Western Kentucky 8-5 -2.3   70.2 60 .210 68 .643 23 .146 110   67.9 107 .148 117 .632 30 .219 34
95 Purdue 2-9 -2.4   68.8 29 .207 71 .593 66 .200 49   66.4 121 .141 121 .607 49 .252 13
96 Cincinnati 9-4 -2.5   71.9 106 .240 36 .640 27 .120 121   69.4 83 .199 79 .589 71 .212 39
97 Oregon State 4-7 -2.7   71.8 105 .267 13 .580 78 .153 105   69.1 87 .215 57 .600 60 .185 63
98 Buffalo 3-6 -2.8   69.3 38 .168 108 .626 37 .206 43   66.5 119 .154 113 .548 109 .298 5
99 Bowling Green 7-6 -2.8   71.4 86 .243 32 .565 97 .192 51   68.6 92 .184 92 .620 36 .196 54
100 Louisville 8-4 -2.9   69.8 48 .252 22 .528 117 .220 29   66.9 114 .190 89 .563 100 .247 16
101 Tulsa 2-10 -3.0   71.4 85 .196 83 .647 20 .157 98   68.4 98 .211 62 .553 106 .237 21
102 Northwestern 4-7 -3.2   70.1 58 .219 56 .613 45 .168 86   67.0 112 .172 101 .560 103 .269 11
103 Florida State 12-1 -3.2   71.1 80 .245 30 .589 69 .166 90   67.9 106 .182 93 .566 93 .252 14
104 Western Michigan 7-5 -3.2   71.2 81 .237 38 .603 56 .160 94   67.9 105 .170 102 .600 61 .230 26
105 Rutgers 7-5 -3.6   70.9 76 .195 85 .624 39 .180 73   67.4 111 .122 127 .634 26 .244 19
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
106 Miami (OH) 2-9 -3.7   71.7 98 .203 75 .633 30 .164 91   68.0 104 .177 97 .605 52 .218 36
107 Troy 3-8 -3.7   72.2 112 .231 42 .611 47 .157 96   68.5 96 .179 94 .594 66 .226 29
108 Colorado 2-10 -4.1   72.1 110 .175 105 .694 5 .131 117   68.1 102 .222 50 .549 107 .229 27
109 Syracuse 2-9 -4.1   73.4 122 .289 8 .570 92 .141 114   69.3 84 .238 39 .541 112 .221 32
110 Texas Tech 3-8 -4.1   73.7 123 .226 47 .672 12 .102 126   69.6 80 .217 55 .622 32 .161 94
111 Kansas 2-9 -4.2   72.0 107 .226 48 .624 38 .150 107   67.8 108 .195 82 .586 73 .219 35
112 Vanderbilt 2-9 -4.2   72.7 117 .217 59 .643 22 .139 115   68.5 95 .195 84 .611 44 .195 57
113 Virginia Tech 6-6 -5.0   71.6 93 .305 3 .488 127 .207 41   66.7 117 .202 75 .534 115 .264 12
114 West Virginia 6-6 -5.0   73.8 124 .265 15 .572 86 .163 92   68.8 90 .238 38 .565 97 .196 53
115 New Mexico State 1-10 -5.1   72.5 115 .153 117 .693 6 .153 104   67.4 110 .211 63 .489 128 .301 4
116 Appalachian State 6-4 -5.2   71.6 92 .257 17 .574 84 .168 85   66.4 122 .126 126 .641 23 .233 24
117 Connecticut 1-10 -5.2   71.8 103 .246 28 .585 73 .169 84   66.6 118 .161 108 .548 108 .290 6
118 Central Michigan 6-6 -5.4   71.6 96 .189 92 .629 35 .182 72   66.3 124 .152 114 .621 34 .227 28
119 Old Dominion 5-6 -5.6   73.4 121 .217 60 .667 14 .117 122   67.8 109 .128 124 .650 20 .222 31
120 Washington State 2-9 -5.7   73.9 126 .216 62 .691 7 .094 127   68.2 100 .209 68 .582 77 .209 41
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
121 Florida International 3-7 -5.9   71.3 84 .252 19 .593 65 .154 101   65.4 126 .134 122 .535 114 .331 1
122 Eastern Michigan 1-10 -6.2   72.4 113 .242 34 .633 29 .125 119   66.3 123 .203 73 .517 121 .280 8
123 Tulane 2-9 -6.2   73.0 118 .301 4 .571 87 .128 118   66.8 115 .190 88 .524 118 .286 7
124 Southern Mississippi 2-9 -7.4   73.8 125 .236 39 .654 18 .110 124   66.5 120 .210 64 .521 120 .269 10
125 San Jose State 2-9 -7.4   73.1 119 .231 44 .624 41 .145 111   65.7 125 .144 119 .586 74 .270 9
126 SMU 1-11 -7.5   71.7 99 .244 31 .573 85 .183 69   64.2 128 .173 100 .504 123 .323 3
127 Wyoming 3-8 -9.3   76.1 128 .246 29 .686 9 .068 128   66.8 116 .122 128 .670 12 .209 42
128 Georgia State 0-11 -9.5   74.5 127 .250 24 .647 21 .103 125   65.0 127 .150 115 .522 119 .327 2