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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.

 

2015 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 Tennessee 8-4 9.6   66.5 5 .136 126 .586 80 .279 4   76.1 1 .293 5 .636 31 .071 128
2 Ohio State 12-1 8.5   67.0 11 .149 122 .615 44 .236 15   75.5 2 .288 9 .595 64 .118 119
3 San Diego State 10-3 8.5   65.4 2 .170 111 .574 91 .255 9   73.9 6 .212 66 .685 7 .103 122
4 Stanford 12-2 8.0   66.6 7 .120 128 .654 20 .226 25   74.6 3 .288 8 .633 33 .079 127
5 Arkansas State 8-4 8.0   65.3 1 .147 123 .577 88 .276 5   73.3 10 .329 1 .524 115 .146 97
6 Duke 7-5 6.7   66.6 6 .141 124 .651 23 .208 36   73.3 9 .285 10 .563 95 .152 94
7 Georgia Southern 8-4 6.6   65.4 3 .168 114 .552 105 .280 2   72.1 27 .240 43 .624 36 .136 108
8 North Carolina State 6-6 5.8   67.5 15 .183 103 .592 70 .225 26   73.3 11 .233 51 .658 22 .110 121
9 Michigan 10-3 5.5   66.8 8 .162 117 .559 101 .279 3   72.3 24 .237 45 .622 38 .141 102
10 Southern Mississippi 8-5 5.5   66.3 4 .126 127 .623 40 .252 10   71.8 39 .295 4 .523 116 .181 66
11 Florida 10-4 5.2   68.7 30 .247 29 .519 121 .235 19   73.9 5 .288 7 .583 78 .129 114
12 Marshall 9-3 4.9   67.2 13 .226 51 .500 126 .274 6   72.2 25 .274 15 .573 89 .153 93
13 Wisconsin 10-3 4.7   67.2 12 .243 33 .514 123 .243 14   71.9 32 .278 13 .535 111 .188 55
14 Temple 10-4 4.7   66.9 10 .191 96 .525 119 .284 1   71.6 42 .229 53 .618 42 .153 92
15 Alabama 13-1 4.4   68.6 28 .223 57 .530 118 .247 12   73.0 17 .258 32 .618 41 .124 117
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
16 Oklahoma State 9-3 4.2   68.8 33 .184 102 .632 35 .184 58   73.0 15 .261 30 .592 70 .146 96
17 Georgia 9-3 4.0   67.9 19 .213 69 .522 120 .265 7   71.8 35 .243 42 .600 57 .157 87
18 Iowa 11-2 3.9   69.1 36 .219 65 .548 110 .233 20   73.0 14 .233 49 .627 34 .140 105
19 Fresno State 2-9 3.9   67.9 20 .229 47 .511 124 .260 8   71.8 38 .215 63 .620 39 .165 79
20 Arkansas 7-5 3.8   68.1 21 .177 106 .621 41 .202 44   71.9 33 .315 2 .540 106 .145 98
21 Pittsburgh 7-5 3.8   70.4 58 .173 108 .669 9 .157 90   74.2 4 .236 47 .677 9 .087 126
22 Utah 10-3 3.7   68.2 23 .231 44 .544 112 .224 28   71.8 36 .268 21 .592 69 .140 104
23 Utah State 5-7 3.6   66.8 9 .168 115 .587 78 .245 13   70.5 61 .236 46 .581 82 .182 65
24 South Carolina 3-8 3.6   69.4 38 .171 110 .650 24 .179 63   73.0 16 .237 44 .661 17 .102 123
25 Houston 12-1 3.6   69.4 39 .208 75 .591 72 .201 46   73.1 12 .261 29 .599 59 .140 103
26 Miami 7-5 3.5   69.0 34 .206 78 .588 75 .206 41   72.4 21 .270 19 .591 71 .139 106
27 Memphis 8-4 3.3   70.1 53 .221 63 .552 107 .228 24   73.5 7 .184 93 .717 3 .099 125
28 North Carolina 9-3 3.3   68.4 26 .167 116 .598 61 .235 18   71.7 40 .154 120 .721 2 .125 115
29 Michigan State 12-2 3.2   68.8 32 .154 121 .597 62 .248 11   72.0 28 .233 50 .607 54 .160 84
30 Arizona State 5-7 3.2   68.7 29 .225 53 .586 79 .189 54   71.8 34 .213 65 .675 12 .112 120
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
31 Western Kentucky 12-2 3.1   68.8 31 .224 54 .551 108 .224 29   71.8 37 .250 37 .625 35 .125 116
32 Ohio 7-5 3.0   69.6 42 .212 70 .620 42 .168 77   72.6 19 .299 3 .552 101 .149 95
33 Boise State 8-4 2.9   68.6 27 .222 58 .542 113 .235 17   71.5 45 .200 78 .669 15 .131 113
34 Oklahoma 11-2 2.9   68.3 25 .196 87 .595 67 .209 35   71.2 47 .207 74 .598 61 .195 52
35 Toledo 10-2 2.8   67.5 14 .170 112 .610 48 .220 30   70.3 68 .208 70 .618 40 .174 72
36 Connecticut 5-7 2.7   69.3 37 .209 74 .590 74 .201 45   71.9 31 .271 17 .543 105 .186 57
37 Washington 6-6 2.5   68.2 24 .199 84 .596 65 .206 40   70.7 56 .227 56 .610 50 .163 81
38 TCU 10-2 2.4   69.5 41 .230 45 .533 116 .236 16   71.9 30 .262 27 .571 90 .167 78
39 Kansas State 5-7 2.3   67.8 17 .221 62 .552 106 .228 23   70.1 69 .236 48 .597 62 .167 77
40 Texas A&M 7-5 2.3   70.2 55 .248 27 .584 82 .168 78   72.4 20 .264 25 .615 44 .122 118
41 Syracuse 3-8 2.2   68.1 22 .159 120 .635 33 .206 39   70.4 65 .266 23 .523 117 .211 34
42 Virginia Tech 6-6 2.1   67.8 18 .212 71 .558 103 .231 21   69.9 75 .135 127 .705 4 .160 83
43 Akron 7-5 2.0   69.7 44 .193 90 .600 60 .207 38   71.7 41 .257 33 .574 88 .169 73
44 East Carolina 4-7 1.9   70.4 62 .215 68 .600 59 .185 56   72.3 22 .271 18 .586 74 .143 100
45 Colorado State 6-6 1.8   70.2 54 .188 100 .654 19 .158 89   71.9 29 .274 14 .593 68 .133 111
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
46 Texas State 2-9 1.7   71.0 79 .178 105 .659 15 .163 83   72.8 18 .197 81 .672 13 .131 112
47 Notre Dame 10-3 1.6   71.4 87 .268 13 .563 98 .169 76   73.0 13 .250 36 .608 52 .142 101
48 Louisiana Lafayette 3-8 1.4   70.1 51 .205 79 .591 73 .205 42   71.5 44 .252 34 .580 84 .168 75
49 Oregon 8-4 1.4   67.6 16 .209 73 .562 99 .229 22   69.1 92 .140 126 .675 11 .185 58
50 Mississippi State 8-4 1.2   70.8 76 .211 72 .624 38 .165 81   72.1 26 .210 68 .623 37 .167 76
51 Navy 10-2 1.1   70.1 49 .179 104 .634 34 .188 55   71.2 46 .183 95 .661 18 .157 89
52 Florida State 9-3 0.9   72.4 103 .294 7 .515 122 .191 53   73.3 8 .271 16 .593 67 .136 109
53 Western Michigan 7-5 0.8   70.1 50 .258 20 .530 117 .212 34   70.9 51 .174 102 .689 6 .136 107
54 UCLA 8-5 0.7   71.7 92 .277 12 .547 111 .176 68   72.3 23 .189 85 .676 10 .135 110
55 Florida International 4-7 0.6   69.9 47 .237 38 .588 76 .175 69   70.5 60 .173 106 .727 1 .100 124
56 Arizona 6-6 0.4   70.0 48 .160 119 .660 13 .181 61   70.4 63 .223 59 .595 66 .182 64
57 Mississippi 9-3 0.4   70.7 71 .236 39 .604 54 .160 86   71.0 49 .243 41 .595 65 .162 82
58 Florida Atlantic 3-9 0.3   70.1 52 .187 101 .640 30 .173 70   70.4 62 .252 35 .551 102 .197 50
59 Louisville 7-5 0.2   70.4 59 .228 48 .595 66 .177 65   70.6 57 .263 26 .558 100 .179 67
60 North Texas 1-10 0.2   70.6 70 .217 66 .600 58 .183 59   70.8 53 .281 11 .518 122 .202 44
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
61 South Florida 7-5 0.2   69.5 40 .225 52 .570 95 .204 43   69.6 83 .215 62 .583 77 .201 45
62 Ball State 2-9 0.1   70.7 72 .192 94 .648 26 .160 85   70.8 52 .218 61 .639 30 .143 99
63 New Mexico 6-6 0.0   70.8 75 .236 40 .597 63 .167 80   70.8 54 .156 118 .680 8 .163 80
64 Auburn 6-6 0.0   69.7 43 .192 91 .608 51 .200 47   69.7 82 .142 124 .701 5 .157 86
65 Indiana 5-7 -0.1   71.1 81 .201 82 .591 71 .208 37   71.0 48 .187 89 .657 23 .157 88
66 Central Michigan 6-6 -0.2   70.3 57 .232 43 .542 114 .225 27   70.1 71 .213 64 .603 55 .184 62
67 West Virginia 7-5 -0.3   70.6 68 .200 83 .588 77 .213 33   70.3 67 .266 22 .544 104 .190 54
68 Texas Tech 6-6 -0.3   71.3 85 .221 61 .623 39 .156 91   71.0 50 .200 79 .645 27 .155 90
69 Air Force 7-6 -0.7   71.2 83 .171 109 .671 7 .158 88   70.5 59 .192 82 .651 24 .158 85
70 Texas 5-7 -0.8   70.5 63 .280 11 .503 125 .217 31   69.7 81 .176 100 .615 45 .209 36
71 Bowling Green 10-4 -0.8   70.8 74 .239 37 .583 83 .178 64   70.0 73 .186 90 .640 29 .174 71
72 Eastern Michigan 1-11 -0.8   70.5 66 .192 92 .638 32 .169 75   69.7 78 .178 99 .636 32 .186 56
73 Baylor 9-3 -0.8   70.6 67 .216 67 .601 56 .182 60   69.7 79 .157 117 .667 16 .176 69
74 Washington State 9-3 -0.9   69.8 45 .241 35 .559 102 .200 49   68.9 93 .182 96 .613 48 .204 41
75 Buffalo 4-7 -1.0   71.4 86 .194 89 .659 14 .147 98   70.4 64 .204 76 .599 60 .197 51
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
76 Illinois 4-7 -1.0   70.9 78 .233 41 .594 68 .173 71   69.9 74 .185 91 .615 46 .200 47
77 Rice 4-7 -1.1   71.9 96 .252 24 .613 46 .134 114   70.8 55 .228 54 .596 63 .175 70
78 Nebraska 6-7 -1.1   70.6 69 .177 107 .628 37 .195 50   69.5 87 .207 73 .616 43 .177 68
79 Boston College 1-9 -1.3   71.0 80 .224 56 .582 85 .194 52   69.7 80 .266 24 .531 113 .203 42
80 Wake Forest 2-9 -1.4   73.0 117 .265 16 .596 64 .140 110   71.6 43 .280 12 .536 110 .184 61
81 Penn State 7-6 -1.4   70.2 56 .233 42 .572 94 .195 51   68.8 96 .209 69 .551 103 .241 21
82 UTSA 3-9 -1.5   70.7 73 .245 30 .585 81 .170 73   69.3 90 .225 57 .563 94 .211 32
83 Northern Illinois 7-6 -1.5   69.0 35 .206 77 .594 69 .200 48   67.5 117 .199 80 .561 97 .240 22
84 Troy 3-8 -1.7   69.8 46 .230 46 .556 104 .214 32   68.1 108 .208 71 .560 99 .232 25
85 Appalachian State 10-2 -1.8   70.5 64 .244 31 .570 96 .185 57   68.7 98 .188 86 .586 75 .226 29
86 LSU 9-3 -1.8   71.6 91 .260 19 .580 86 .160 84   69.7 77 .221 60 .611 49 .168 74
87 Purdue 1-10 -1.9   71.4 89 .161 118 .701 2 .139 112   69.6 84 .211 67 .578 85 .211 33
88 UTEP 4-7 -1.9   72.5 107 .248 28 .608 50 .144 101   70.6 58 .206 75 .587 73 .206 38
89 Tulsa 6-7 -1.9   71.2 84 .169 113 .689 4 .141 107   69.3 89 .173 105 .642 28 .184 59
90 Colorado 3-9 -2.0   70.4 61 .138 125 .738 1 .124 118   68.4 102 .228 55 .510 123 .262 10
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
91 BYU 8-4 -2.2   71.7 94 .286 8 .537 115 .177 67   69.5 86 .224 58 .566 93 .210 35
92 UNLV 2-9 -2.2   72.5 109 .222 60 .667 10 .111 123   70.4 66 .208 72 .577 86 .215 30
93 Minnesota 6-7 -2.4   72.4 101 .201 81 .656 18 .143 104   70.0 72 .260 31 .539 108 .201 46
94 USC 8-6 -2.9   73.0 118 .283 10 .566 97 .151 95   70.1 70 .245 38 .600 56 .155 91
95 Central Florida 0-11 -2.9   70.4 60 .197 86 .650 25 .154 92   67.5 116 .243 40 .522 118 .235 24
96 San Jose State 5-7 -2.9   71.1 82 .192 95 .656 17 .152 93   68.3 106 .244 39 .520 119 .236 23
97 Idaho 3-8 -3.0   71.7 93 .190 97 .667 12 .143 103   68.7 97 .159 113 .659 20 .183 63
98 Northwestern 9-3 -3.0   72.5 106 .196 88 .682 6 .122 119   69.5 88 .158 115 .658 21 .184 60
99 Clemson 13-1 -3.1   72.3 100 .298 6 .551 109 .152 94   69.1 91 .160 112 .646 26 .193 53
100 Hawaii 2-10 -3.2   72.7 113 .264 17 .576 89 .160 87   69.6 85 .270 20 .525 114 .206 40
101 Iowa State 2-9 -3.2   71.6 90 .189 98 .644 28 .167 79   68.3 104 .291 6 .457 128 .252 14
102 California 7-5 -3.6   72.4 102 .222 59 .639 31 .139 111   68.9 94 .142 123 .660 19 .199 49
103 Georgia Tech 2-9 -3.6   71.4 88 .207 76 .645 27 .149 97   67.9 114 .183 94 .575 87 .242 19
104 Vanderbilt 3-8 -3.7   71.8 95 .250 25 .603 55 .147 99   68.1 111 .261 28 .478 126 .261 11
105 Louisiana Tech 8-4 -4.0   71.9 97 .333 2 .496 127 .170 72   67.9 112 .230 52 .561 98 .209 37
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
106 Army 1-9 -4.1   72.5 105 .262 18 .573 93 .165 82   68.3 105 .175 101 .583 80 .243 17
107 Virginia 3-8 -4.3   72.7 112 .256 21 .612 47 .132 117   68.4 100 .157 116 .591 72 .252 13
108 Kentucky 4-7 -4.3   72.9 116 .244 32 .606 52 .150 96   68.6 99 .187 88 .585 76 .228 28
109 Rutgers 3-8 -4.4   72.5 108 .227 49 .630 36 .143 105   68.1 109 .156 119 .615 47 .230 26
110 Massachusetts 3-9 -4.5   72.9 115 .220 64 .640 29 .140 109   68.4 101 .130 128 .671 14 .199 48
111 Middle Tennessee 6-6 -4.6   70.5 65 .204 80 .619 43 .177 66   65.9 121 .171 107 .507 125 .322 3
112 New Mexico State 3-9 -4.7   72.4 104 .250 26 .606 53 .144 102   67.7 115 .174 103 .581 83 .245 16
113 Kansas 0-11 -4.9   72.8 114 .197 85 .685 5 .118 120   67.9 113 .158 114 .600 58 .242 18
114 Georgia State 6-6 -5.1   74.9 128 .311 5 .574 92 .115 122   69.8 76 .184 92 .610 51 .206 39
115 Maryland 2-9 -5.2   70.9 77 .243 34 .576 90 .181 62   65.7 123 .170 108 .532 112 .298 6
116 Missouri 4-7 -5.2   73.4 120 .371 1 .460 128 .169 74   68.1 110 .188 87 .563 96 .250 15
117 Cincinnati 6-6 -5.7   74.5 127 .265 15 .653 21 .082 128   68.8 95 .179 98 .607 53 .214 31
118 Nevada 6-6 -5.7   74.0 122 .226 50 .657 16 .117 121   68.3 103 .190 84 .569 92 .241 20
119 Wyoming 2-9 -5.8   74.1 124 .252 23 .652 22 .096 126   68.2 107 .149 121 .649 25 .202 43
120 SMU 2-9 -6.2   72.0 98 .189 99 .669 8 .142 106   65.9 122 .142 125 .583 79 .276 8
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
121 Tulane 2-9 -6.5   73.5 121 .317 4 .579 87 .103 125   67.0 119 .162 111 .581 81 .256 12
122 Oregon State 1-10 -6.6   74.1 126 .224 55 .690 3 .086 127   67.5 118 .202 77 .570 91 .228 27
123 Kent State 2-9 -7.2   74.1 125 .284 9 .582 84 .134 115   66.9 120 .191 83 .537 109 .272 9
124 South Alabama 4-7 -7.6   72.6 110 .267 14 .600 57 .133 116   65.0 125 .146 122 .518 121 .336 2
125 Charlotte 1-10 -8.1   72.6 111 .241 36 .614 45 .145 100   64.5 126 .168 110 .540 107 .292 7
126 Miami (OH) 2-9 -8.7   74.1 123 .331 3 .561 100 .108 124   65.3 124 .181 97 .507 124 .312 5
127 Louisiana Monroe 1-11 -8.8   72.2 99 .192 93 .667 11 .141 108   63.4 128 .174 104 .477 127 .348 1
128 Old Dominion 4-7 -9.4   73.1 119 .256 22 .609 49 .135 113   63.7 127 .168 109 .519 120 .313 4