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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. 

 

2016 Points Per Drive

 

Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
1 Washington 11-2 1.89   3.21 6 1.89 47 3.67 4 5.97 1   1.32 7 1.30 31 1.32 5 4.97 54
2 Michigan 10-3 1.80   2.88 18 1.95 41 3.03 20 5.70 10   1.09 2 0.69 9 1.22 3 3.71 2
3 Western Michigan 12-1 1.68   3.44 4 3.11 3 3.54 6 5.52 16   1.75 25 1.32 33 1.89 25 4.57 26
4 Alabama 13-1 1.63   2.63 30 1.97 38 2.82 29 5.08 65   1.00 1 0.58 4 1.12 1 4.13 10
5 Ohio State 11-2 1.54   2.77 25 2.09 33 3.00 22 5.52 17   1.24 4 1.53 54 1.12 2 4.67 33
6 Western Kentucky 10-3 1.50   3.55 1 2.83 4 3.73 1 5.20 49   2.04 52 1.11 26 2.17 48 4.90 45
7 Boise State 10-3 1.35   2.93 14 2.52 15 3.12 15 5.47 25   1.58 14 1.52 52 1.59 11 4.48 21
8 Clemson 13-1 1.33   2.79 23 2.43 17 2.89 26 5.31 39   1.46 8 1.03 22 1.58 10 5.00 58
9 Louisville 9-4 1.32   2.90 15 1.92 45 3.20 13 5.06 67   1.59 15 1.46 46 1.61 12 4.65 31
10 Oklahoma 11-2 1.13   3.48 2 2.82 5 3.68 3 5.96 2   2.35 75 2.19 99 2.41 71 5.30 86
11 Toledo 8-4 1.04   3.10 9 2.67 10 3.27 11 5.78 9   2.05 53 1.32 34 2.29 61 5.18 74
12 Wisconsin 11-3 1.00   2.28 54 1.60 65 2.48 51 4.46 108   1.28 5 0.59 5 1.53 6 3.76 3
13 USC 10-3 0.99   2.85 22 2.53 14 2.95 23 5.43 28   1.86 36 1.55 57 1.94 28 5.13 69
14 Temple 9-4 0.97   2.65 29 1.42 81 2.90 25 4.54 104   1.69 21 0.89 14 1.96 32 5.03 61
15 San Diego State 10-3 0.96   2.68 27 2.35 20 2.74 33 5.40 31   1.72 23 0.65 7 2.17 47 5.45 100
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
16 LSU 7-4 0.96   2.26 57 1.78 59 2.47 53 5.07 66   1.30 6 0.68 8 1.57 9 3.63 1
17 Appalachian State 10-3 0.95   2.43 43 2.15 27 2.50 48 4.95 78   1.49 10 1.17 28 1.55 7 4.27 13
18 Tulsa 9-3 0.93   2.87 20 2.11 32 3.10 16 5.36 34   1.94 42 1.67 65 1.99 36 4.86 42
19 Auburn 7-5 0.91   2.50 37 1.76 60 2.70 34 4.96 75   1.59 17 1.71 70 1.56 8 4.29 15
20 Washington State 8-4 0.90   2.87 19 1.94 43 3.17 14 5.15 56   1.97 44 1.85 79 2.02 38 4.95 50
21 Old Dominion 9-3 0.88   3.00 11 2.57 13 3.09 17 5.57 13   2.13 56 2.06 90 2.15 45 5.33 87
22 South Florida 10-2 0.87   3.16 7 2.61 12 3.29 8 5.87 4   2.28 69 2.05 89 2.37 67 5.25 82
23 Penn State 11-3 0.85   2.74 26 2.30 21 2.83 27 5.37 33   1.89 39 1.11 24 2.18 50 4.57 27
24 Troy 9-3 0.84   2.36 48 1.33 90 2.59 43 5.28 42   1.52 12 0.62 6 1.87 24 4.81 39
25 Oklahoma State 9-3 0.80   2.89 17 2.41 19 3.04 19 5.48 21   2.09 54 1.48 48 2.40 70 5.05 62
26 Air Force 9-3 0.76   2.99 12 1.15 100 3.45 7 5.22 47   2.23 63 0.53 3 2.76 85 5.07 65
27 Florida State 9-3 0.74   2.62 31 1.46 77 3.01 21 5.48 22   1.88 38 1.42 41 1.97 33 4.93 47
28 Virginia Tech 9-4 0.73   2.48 39 1.38 83 2.69 36 4.76 93   1.75 24 1.53 55 1.83 21 5.27 85
29 Houston 8-4 0.72   2.50 38 1.85 50 2.68 38 5.27 44   1.77 29 1.00 18 1.96 31 5.34 89
30 Miami 8-4 0.67   2.35 49 1.08 103 2.63 40 4.85 82   1.69 20 1.11 25 1.83 20 4.59 28
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
31 Memphis 7-5 0.65   2.98 13 3.20 2 2.93 24 5.52 18   2.32 73 1.48 50 2.58 80 4.98 57
32 Stanford 10-3 0.63   2.22 62 1.06 106 2.38 60 4.57 101   1.59 16 0.86 13 1.84 22 4.56 25
33 Florida 9-4 0.61   1.77 104 1.37 87 1.90 97 4.31 115   1.16 3 1.00 17 1.22 4 4.00 7
34 West Virginia 9-3 0.56   2.38 46 2.21 24 2.44 56 4.95 77   1.82 34 1.16 27 1.96 30 4.04 8
35 Kansas State 8-4 0.55   2.58 34 2.00 36 2.79 32 5.42 29   2.04 51 1.93 80 2.06 40 5.14 70
36 BYU 8-4 0.49   2.26 58 1.73 61 2.38 62 4.81 85   1.77 28 1.44 44 1.95 29 4.95 49
37 Louisiana Tech 8-5 0.49   3.45 3 2.79 7 3.62 5 5.47 24   2.96 117 2.21 100 3.17 114 5.50 103
38 Colorado 9-4 0.48   2.04 75 1.34 89 2.27 73 5.04 71   1.56 13 0.47 1 1.81 17 3.98 6
39 Iowa 8-4 0.47   1.98 81 1.47 75 2.06 86 5.17 55   1.51 11 0.82 12 1.74 14 4.86 43
40 Tennessee 8-4 0.44   2.47 41 2.70 9 2.42 58 5.53 15   2.03 49 1.36 36 2.29 60 4.82 41
41 Arkansas State 8-4 0.41   1.89 88 1.07 104 2.09 84 4.33 114   1.47 9 1.03 21 1.64 13 4.18 12
42 Northwestern 7-5 0.41   2.20 63 1.94 42 2.28 70 4.55 103   1.79 32 1.68 68 1.81 18 4.08 9
43 Notre Dame 4-8 0.38   2.47 40 2.46 16 2.47 52 5.30 40   2.09 55 0.70 10 2.35 66 4.80 38
44 Utah 8-4 0.37   2.18 65 1.83 51 2.27 72 4.80 87   1.81 33 1.39 39 1.99 34 5.15 71
45 Minnesota 8-4 0.35   2.02 77 1.03 108 2.25 74 4.75 94   1.67 18 1.46 45 1.74 15 4.66 32
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
46 Georgia Tech 8-4 0.32   2.61 32 2.67 11 2.60 42 5.48 23   2.30 71 1.70 69 2.42 72 5.22 78
47 Nebraska 9-4 0.31   2.26 56 1.21 97 2.53 47 5.33 35   1.96 43 1.47 47 2.09 43 4.71 35
48 Baylor 6-6 0.26   2.53 35 2.78 8 2.45 55 5.19 50   2.27 68 2.00 87 2.38 69 4.82 40
49 North Carolina 6-5 0.23   2.41 44 1.96 39 2.54 46 5.13 60   2.18 60 1.65 64 2.30 62 4.50 22
50 Navy 8-5 0.20   3.43 5 1.89 46 3.70 2 5.79 7   3.22 124 2.37 108 3.47 127 5.51 105
51 Colorado State 6-6 0.19   2.78 24 3.47 1 2.70 35 5.56 14   2.60 90 1.68 67 2.90 97 5.65 115
52 North Carolina State 6-6 0.18   2.08 72 2.79 6 1.84 101 4.21 120   1.90 40 1.80 76 1.92 27 4.63 30
53 TCU 5-7 0.17   2.14 68 2.00 37 2.19 79 5.08 64   1.97 45 1.32 35 2.19 52 4.96 51
54 Miami (OH) 6-6 0.17   2.02 79 1.48 73 2.14 81 4.96 76   1.85 35 1.97 85 1.82 19 4.45 20
55 Pittsburgh 7-5 0.16   3.03 10 2.19 25 3.27 10 5.88 3   2.87 109 2.39 109 3.00 105 5.65 114
56 Ohio 7-6 0.16   1.92 86 1.27 92 2.14 82 4.33 113   1.76 27 0.93 16 2.05 39 4.98 55
57 Army 6-5 0.15   2.28 53 2.14 28 2.31 67 5.33 36   2.13 57 1.31 32 2.27 59 4.94 48
58 Southern Mississippi 6-6 0.13   2.28 52 2.13 29 2.37 63 5.14 59   2.15 58 1.73 72 2.22 54 5.38 93
59 Texas A&M 7-5 0.12   2.14 69 1.37 85 2.43 57 5.39 32   2.02 48 1.42 43 2.18 51 4.52 23
60 UTSA 5-7 0.11   2.37 47 1.45 78 2.63 41 5.28 41   2.26 65 2.62 118 2.16 46 5.00 59
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
61 New Mexico 8-4 0.10   2.89 16 1.67 63 3.24 12 5.78 8   2.79 101 2.80 123 2.79 87 5.58 111
62 Middle Tennessee 7-5 0.06   2.86 21 2.16 26 3.05 18 5.66 11   2.81 103 2.14 97 2.95 103 5.15 72
63 Indiana 6-7 0.05   1.81 96 1.78 58 1.82 106 4.11 122   1.76 26 1.02 20 1.99 37 4.87 44
64 Idaho 8-4 0.04   2.53 36 0.89 115 2.82 28 5.20 48   2.48 83 1.62 61 2.92 98 5.35 90
65 Georgia 7-5 0.03   1.83 93 1.23 94 1.99 94 4.58 100   1.79 31 0.92 15 1.99 35 5.36 91
66 UCLA 4-8 0.03   1.82 94 0.41 125 2.31 68 4.71 96   1.78 30 1.48 49 1.85 23 4.79 37
67 Texas 5-7 0.00   2.22 61 2.12 30 2.25 75 4.82 84   2.22 61 1.61 60 2.45 74 5.23 80
68 Northern Illinois 5-6 0.00   2.26 59 1.46 76 2.45 54 5.45 26   2.26 66 1.72 71 2.44 73 5.27 83
69 Central Florida 5-7 -0.01   1.68 109 1.13 102 1.87 100 5.41 30   1.70 22 1.36 37 1.76 16 3.86 4
70 Wyoming 7-6 -0.07   2.41 45 1.37 86 2.68 37 5.45 27   2.47 82 1.79 75 2.67 84 5.23 79
71 Vanderbilt 5-7 -0.21   1.80 97 0.50 123 2.30 69 4.82 83   2.01 47 1.81 77 2.07 41 4.29 14
72 Mississippi 4-7 -0.21   2.46 42 1.80 55 2.65 39 4.75 95   2.67 95 1.97 86 2.94 99 5.42 98
73 Eastern Michigan 6-6 -0.23   2.14 70 1.38 84 2.37 64 4.52 106   2.37 76 2.46 110 2.34 63 5.47 101
74 Texas Tech 4-7 -0.25   3.12 8 2.42 18 3.28 9 5.51 19   3.37 127 3.45 128 3.35 123 5.68 118
75 Wake Forest 6-6 -0.27   1.40 119 0.70 121 1.56 120 4.56 102   1.67 19 0.77 11 1.91 26 4.17 11
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
76 Mississippi State 5-7 -0.29   2.22 60 0.80 118 2.55 45 4.94 79   2.51 85 1.65 63 2.84 92 4.72 36
77 Arkansas 6-6 -0.30   2.32 50 2.11 31 2.39 59 5.00 72   2.62 92 2.13 96 2.83 89 5.38 94
78 Kentucky 6-6 -0.35   2.15 67 1.43 80 2.28 71 4.98 73   2.50 84 2.60 116 2.47 75 5.05 63
79 Georgia Southern 4-7 -0.38   1.96 84 1.00 109 2.38 61 5.05 69   2.34 74 3.26 127 2.18 49 4.45 19
80 Maryland 5-7 -0.39   1.87 90 1.48 74 2.05 89 5.18 52   2.26 67 2.23 101 2.27 58 5.33 88
81 South Carolina 5-7 -0.39   1.51 117 1.23 96 1.60 117 4.77 90   1.91 41 0.49 2 2.37 68 3.90 5
82 Ball State 3-8 -0.41   1.90 87 0.93 114 2.15 80 4.06 125   2.30 72 2.90 125 2.12 44 5.37 92
83 South Alabama 4-7 -0.42   1.98 82 1.81 54 2.03 90 4.80 88   2.40 77 1.17 29 2.79 86 4.67 34
84 Louisiana Lafayette 5-7 -0.43   1.60 111 1.00 110 1.83 104 4.08 124   2.04 50 1.29 30 2.25 55 4.39 16
85 Tulane 3-8 -0.47   1.51 116 0.96 112 1.64 115 4.34 112   1.99 46 1.04 23 2.20 53 5.43 99
86 California 5-7 -0.48   2.67 28 2.27 22 2.80 30 5.17 54   3.15 122 2.32 105 3.38 124 6.02 126
87 Michigan State 2-9 -0.55   1.99 80 1.79 56 2.06 88 4.70 97   2.54 87 2.36 107 2.59 82 5.76 120
88 Boston College 6-6 -0.58   1.28 123 0.36 127 1.51 121 4.00 126   1.86 37 1.00 19 2.07 42 5.97 125
89 Hawaii 6-7 -0.58   2.27 55 1.96 40 2.35 65 5.59 12   2.85 106 2.80 124 2.87 93 5.59 112
90 Oregon State 3-8 -0.58   1.89 89 1.23 95 2.09 83 5.33 37   2.46 80 2.05 88 2.55 76 5.06 64
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
91 Akron 4-7 -0.60   2.05 74 1.59 67 2.20 78 4.98 74   2.65 94 1.81 78 2.87 94 5.11 66
92 Georgia State 2-9 -0.65   1.50 118 1.05 107 1.74 109 4.76 92   2.15 59 1.73 74 2.26 57 4.40 17
93 Nevada 4-7 -0.66   2.30 51 1.59 66 2.49 50 4.77 91   2.96 116 2.13 95 3.22 116 4.98 56
94 SMU 4-7 -0.67   1.96 85 1.71 62 2.06 85 4.93 80   2.62 93 1.54 56 2.88 95 4.92 46
95 Missouri 3-8 -0.67   1.77 105 2.22 23 1.61 116 4.49 107   2.43 78 1.93 82 2.57 79 4.61 29
96 Iowa State 3-8 -0.69   2.19 64 1.55 69 2.33 66 5.10 62   2.88 110 2.67 119 2.95 102 5.77 121
97 Duke 3-8 -0.70   1.53 115 1.35 88 1.58 118 4.24 119   2.23 62 2.16 98 2.26 56 5.22 77
98 Virginia 2-9 -0.74   1.70 108 1.58 68 1.72 111 5.32 38   2.44 79 2.74 121 2.34 65 5.24 81
99 Cincinnati 3-8 -0.75   1.54 114 1.45 79 1.58 119 4.27 117   2.29 70 1.57 58 2.65 83 4.41 18
100 Utah State 2-9 -0.78   1.79 99 0.96 113 2.00 93 4.59 99   2.57 88 2.61 117 2.56 77 5.12 68
101 Oregon 3-8 -0.80   2.61 33 1.93 44 2.79 31 5.27 43   3.40 128 1.50 51 3.71 128 5.94 123
102 Arizona State 4-7 -0.81   2.13 71 1.79 57 2.21 77 5.81 6   2.93 114 2.34 106 3.11 112 5.66 116
103 Central Michigan 5-7 -0.81   1.79 98 1.82 53 1.78 108 4.79 89   2.60 91 1.38 38 2.94 101 5.41 97
104 Kent State 2-8 -0.86   1.37 121 1.53 70 1.29 125 4.37 110   2.23 64 1.93 81 2.34 64 5.27 84
105 North Texas 4-8 -0.90   1.84 91 1.86 48 1.84 102 5.09 63   2.74 96 2.27 103 2.88 96 5.51 106
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
106 UNLV 3-8 -0.95   2.17 66 1.26 93 2.56 44 5.83 5   3.12 119 2.11 93 3.30 121 5.73 119
107 East Carolina 2-9 -0.97   1.97 83 0.88 116 2.50 49 4.27 118   2.94 115 1.93 84 3.27 118 4.96 52
108 Florida International 4-8 -0.97   1.78 102 1.41 82 1.90 98 5.24 45   2.76 99 1.41 40 2.96 104 5.39 96
109 Massachusetts 1-10 -1.05   1.78 103 1.07 105 1.99 95 5.24 46   2.84 105 1.58 59 3.05 108 5.12 67
110 Bowling Green 3-8 -1.07   1.79 101 1.17 99 2.01 91 4.63 98   2.86 107 1.93 83 3.13 113 6.18 128
111 Syracuse 3-8 -1.08   1.79 100 1.65 64 1.83 105 5.05 70   2.87 108 2.13 94 3.09 111 5.55 110
112 New Mexico State 3-9 -1.08   1.72 106 0.63 122 1.97 96 4.11 123   2.81 104 1.63 62 3.09 110 5.18 75
113 Arizona 2-9 -1.09   2.03 76 1.48 72 2.22 76 5.15 58   3.12 120 2.55 113 3.25 117 6.09 127
114 UTEP 3-8 -1.11   2.05 73 2.03 35 2.06 87 5.19 51   3.16 123 2.57 115 3.32 122 5.94 124
115 Charlotte 3-8 -1.16   1.58 113 1.28 91 1.67 114 5.06 68   2.74 97 1.52 53 3.05 107 5.38 95
116 San Jose State 3-8 -1.20   1.71 107 1.83 52 1.68 112 4.43 109   2.91 112 1.67 66 3.17 115 5.51 108
117 Florida Atlantic 2-9 -1.22   2.02 78 2.08 34 2.00 92 5.50 20   3.24 125 2.95 126 3.30 120 5.50 104
118 Purdue 2-9 -1.26   1.81 95 1.52 71 1.88 99 5.17 53   3.08 118 2.54 112 3.28 119 5.49 102
119 Rice 2-9 -1.27   1.64 110 0.74 120 1.80 107 5.12 61   2.91 113 2.56 114 3.06 109 5.51 107
120 Buffalo 2-9 -1.28   1.25 124 1.13 101 1.26 126 4.17 121   2.52 86 2.24 102 2.58 81 4.96 53
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
121 Louisiana Monroe 3-8 -1.29   1.84 92 1.85 49 1.84 103 5.15 57   3.13 121 2.50 111 3.38 125 5.78 122
122 Marshall 2-9 -1.31   1.58 112 1.18 98 1.67 113 4.54 105   2.90 111 2.78 122 2.94 100 5.18 73
123 Connecticut 2-9 -1.35   1.12 127 0.81 117 1.21 127 3.32 128   2.47 81 2.09 92 2.56 78 5.21 76
124 Illinois 2-9 -1.41   1.34 122 0.80 119 1.51 122 4.80 86   2.74 98 2.27 104 2.84 91 5.02 60
125 Fresno State 0-11 -1.43   1.37 120 0.38 126 1.73 110 4.28 116   2.80 102 1.73 73 3.04 106 5.67 117
126 Kansas 1-10 -1.59   1.17 125 0.50 124 1.42 124 4.36 111   2.76 100 2.08 91 2.83 90 5.62 113
127 Rutgers 1-10 -1.76   0.84 128 0.97 111 0.80 128 3.46 127   2.60 89 1.42 42 2.82 88 4.56 24
128 Texas State 1-10 -2.11   1.17 126 0.25 128 1.44 123 4.91 81   3.28 126 2.70 120 3.43 126 5.54 109