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Possession Success Rate
:: 2016 

 

Possession wins are a function of all possessions in FBS vs. FBS games, excluding first-half clock kills and end-of-game garbage drives and scores. Scores (touchdowns and field goals) are recorded as possession wins for the team with the ball and possession losses for the opponent. All other results are recorded as possession losses for the team with the ball and as possession wins for the opponent. Teams are ranked by possession success rate (PSR), the total number of possession wins recorded divided by total number of possessions played. Possession success rates for the given team's offense (OPS) and defense (DPS) are also provided.

Momentum possession wins are defined as possession wins that immediately follow another possession win (i.e. offensive score following a defensive stop, or vice versa). Momentum possession success rate for the given team overall (MSR), on offense (OMS), and on defense (DMS) are also provided. Reset possession wins are defined as possession wins that immediately follow a possession loss (i.e. defensive stop following a failed offensive possession, or offensive score following a failed defensive possession). Reset possession success rate for the given team overall (RSR), on offense (ORS), and on defense (DRS) are also provided.

 

2016 Possession Success Rate

 

Rk Team Rec PSR MSR Rk RSR Rk   OPS Rk OMS Rk ORS Rk   DPS Rk DMS Rk DRS Rk
1 Michigan 10-3 .652 .655 3 .670 2   .489 12 .540 8 .292 77   .809 2 .810 9 .828 1
2 Alabama 13-1 .652 .655 4 .694 1   .453 28 .481 26 .429 25   .811 1 .836 7 .818 2
3 Washington 11-2 .648 .638 6 .659 3   .515 7 .516 13 .448 20   .770 4 .803 10 .754 3
4 Western Michigan 12-1 .644 .662 2 .635 4   .579 2 .597 1 .556 4   .698 27 .712 45 .702 14
5 Western Kentucky 10-3 .612 .588 16 .629 6   .580 1 .494 24 .681 1   .653 51 .679 54 .630 51
6 Ohio State 11-2 .610 .592 15 .625 9   .464 23 .462 35 .438 22   .757 5 .789 13 .725 7
7 Louisville 9-4 .601 .669 1 .476 76   .479 15 .560 6 .238 102   .732 11 .843 6 .605 63
8 San Diego State 10-3 .598 .645 5 .549 32   .471 21 .588 3 .256 93   .722 12 .714 44 .735 5
9 Clemson 13-1 .593 .570 28 .613 11   .441 34 .456 39 .429 26   .749 7 .779 15 .699 16
10 Temple 9-4 .590 .623 7 .564 24   .472 20 .511 15 .415 31   .715 17 .797 12 .662 30
11 USC 10-3 .588 .615 10 .545 36   .474 18 .500 22 .425 29   .693 28 .767 23 .612 57
12 Air Force 9-3 .583 .566 30 .627 7   .519 6 .507 18 .512 6   .642 57 .615 84 .732 6
13 Appalachian State 10-3 .581 .597 14 .546 35   .410 42 .484 25 .229 105   .743 8 .768 21 .700 15
14 Wisconsin 11-3 .579 .574 24 .581 18   .403 44 .434 46 .314 64   .753 6 .797 11 .713 12
15 Memphis 7-5 .575 .583 19 .564 23   .500 8 .506 19 .447 21   .627 65 .642 77 .635 49
 
Rk Team Rec PSR MSR Rk RSR Rk   OPS Rk OMS Rk ORS Rk   DPS Rk DMS Rk DRS Rk
16 Auburn 7-5 .574 .575 23 .582 17   .475 17 .500 21 .471 14   .672 37 .667 63 .661 31
17 Stanford 10-3 .573 .570 27 .594 13   .412 41 .464 34 .382 43   .721 14 .736 32 .686 22
18 Old Dominion 9-3 .573 .621 9 .515 54   .484 13 .528 12 .400 36   .664 43 .741 31 .603 64
19 Virginia Tech 9-4 .571 .623 8 .531 44   .420 39 .481 27 .308 68   .715 19 .844 5 .636 45
20 Miami 8-4 .569 .554 37 .550 29   .424 37 .432 48 .359 55   .701 25 .727 39 .643 43
21 Oklahoma 11-2 .568 .587 17 .516 52   .537 4 .588 4 .426 28   .595 79 .577 100 .594 70
22 Florida 9-4 .567 .550 40 .586 15   .336 82 .381 69 .267 89   .793 3 .867 2 .720 8
23 Toledo 8-4 .566 .557 33 .591 14   .493 10 .474 29 .583 2   .645 54 .656 71 .615 55
24 Troy 9-3 .566 .603 12 .549 31   .395 47 .474 28 .256 94   .738 9 .820 8 .709 13
25 Kansas State 8-4 .564 .550 41 .606 12   .441 35 .413 56 .500 8   .672 38 .732 34 .662 29
26 Tulsa 9-3 .564 .584 18 .561 26   .474 19 .467 33 .481 11   .658 48 .735 33 .634 50
27 Boise State 10-3 .564 .546 43 .548 33   .448 29 .470 31 .395 39   .708 24 .679 55 .676 25
28 Penn State 11-3 .563 .602 13 .510 59   .467 22 .505 20 .436 23   .663 44 .743 30 .560 80
29 Oklahoma State 9-3 .561 .571 25 .560 27   .479 14 .512 14 .458 16   .656 50 .667 65 .644 41
30 BYU 8-4 .559 .529 50 .626 8   .394 48 .388 64 .410 32   .712 20 .729 37 .746 4
 
Rk Team Rec PSR MSR Rk RSR Rk   OPS Rk OMS Rk ORS Rk   DPS Rk DMS Rk DRS Rk
31 Louisiana Tech 8-5 .559 .580 20 .513 55   .571 3 .585 5 .524 5   .529 109 .548 111 .500 110
32 Houston 8-4 .559 .578 21 .521 48   .422 38 .436 45 .405 35   .689 30 .766 24 .605 62
33 Washington State 8-4 .558 .551 39 .561 25   .447 30 .438 44 .475 12   .682 33 .722 40 .635 48
34 South Florida 10-2 .551 .614 11 .480 75   .490 11 .538 9 .393 40   .605 73 .676 59 .565 78
35 Florida State 9-3 .545 .569 29 .542 37   .443 33 .440 43 .500 7   .669 41 .789 14 .589 73
36 LSU 7-4 .544 .512 54 .581 19   .378 61 .395 61 .375 47   .712 21 .721 41 .690 20
37 Iowa 8-4 .539 .496 67 .576 20   .328 84 .379 70 .242 101   .737 10 .730 36 .714 10
38 Ohio 7-6 .537 .473 76 .631 5   .378 62 .358 79 .455 17   .689 29 .673 62 .713 11
39 Utah 8-4 .537 .545 44 .540 39   .388 52 .426 52 .354 56   .686 31 .745 29 .651 39
40 Colorado 9-4 .533 .532 48 .518 51   .353 74 .383 67 .283 81   .715 18 .778 16 .659 32
41 West Virginia 9-3 .533 .542 45 .512 56   .397 46 .430 49 .302 73   .671 39 .731 35 .638 44
42 Georgia Tech 8-4 .532 .556 35 .505 61   .445 31 .500 23 .395 38   .620 70 .620 82 .600 67
43 Idaho 8-4 .531 .556 34 .505 62   .464 24 .508 17 .408 34   .587 84 .582 97 .586 74
44 Arkansas State 8-4 .530 .531 49 .528 45   .319 88 .396 60 .158 123   .722 13 .756 25 .690 21
45 Minnesota 8-4 .529 .436 97 .618 10   .362 70 .330 96 .385 42   .700 26 .674 60 .717 9
 
Rk Team Rec PSR MSR Rk RSR Rk   OPS Rk OMS Rk ORS Rk   DPS Rk DMS Rk DRS Rk
46 Nebraska 9-4 .526 .565 31 .492 73   .371 63 .430 50 .268 85   .669 42 .776 18 .608 60
47 Tennessee 8-4 .523 .467 79 .586 16   .386 54 .352 82 .472 13   .659 46 .655 72 .656 35
48 Colorado State 6-6 .517 .520 52 .500 66   .438 36 .441 42 .420 30   .591 83 .596 90 .571 76
49 Middle Tennessee 7-5 .516 .570 26 .475 78   .464 26 .544 7 .390 41   .566 92 .606 87 .538 92
50 Northwestern 7-5 .515 .482 70 .553 28   .345 77 .333 91 .349 57   .678 34 .750 26 .651 38
51 Notre Dame 4-8 .514 .511 56 .504 64   .404 43 .434 47 .313 66   .659 45 .673 61 .672 26
52 Georgia 7-5 .514 .536 47 .516 53   .321 87 .371 72 .256 95   .709 22 .848 4 .643 42
53 Southern Mississippi 6-6 .513 .517 53 .462 84   .381 58 .363 76 .308 69   .656 49 .768 22 .570 77
54 North Carolina 6-5 .512 .564 32 .470 80   .402 45 .471 30 .362 54   .629 64 .717 43 .552 84
55 Baylor 6-6 .508 .500 64 .526 46   .393 49 .427 51 .314 65   .623 68 .615 85 .659 33
56 TCU 5-7 .508 .556 36 .470 79   .370 64 .424 53 .250 98   .651 52 .776 19 .602 66
57 New Mexico 8-4 .508 .552 38 .430 95   .455 27 .508 16 .377 46   .540 102 .574 102 .466 121
58 Northern Illinois 5-6 .507 .476 74 .541 38   .362 71 .333 90 .449 19   .644 56 .708 48 .595 68
59 Wake Forest 6-6 .507 .510 57 .540 40   .279 110 .357 80 .162 122   .720 15 .857 3 .677 24
60 Pittsburgh 7-5 .507 .507 60 .500 67   .476 16 .457 38 .492 9   .530 108 .538 116 .514 100
 
Rk Team Rec PSR MSR Rk RSR Rk   OPS Rk OMS Rk ORS Rk   DPS Rk DMS Rk DRS Rk
61 Miami (OH) 6-6 .506 .467 78 .520 49   .336 81 .325 102 .310 67   .677 35 .698 50 .654 36
62 Texas 5-7 .503 .445 92 .567 22   .380 59 .320 105 .436 24   .630 63 .655 73 .648 40
63 North Carolina State 6-6 .502 .512 55 .496 70   .338 80 .408 57 .267 88   .647 53 .659 70 .620 54
64 Central Florida 5-7 .501 .478 72 .538 41   .286 106 .282 119 .289 78   .708 23 .872 1 .657 34
65 Texas A&M 7-5 .500 .456 86 .534 43   .354 73 .360 78 .321 62   .639 59 .585 95 .670 27
66 Eastern Michigan 6-6 .500 .449 90 .547 34   .379 60 .329 98 .451 18   .623 67 .623 80 .625 53
67 Army 6-5 .500 .505 61 .505 60   .361 72 .350 85 .400 37   .645 55 .750 27 .574 75
68 UTSA 5-7 .498 .424 106 .570 21   .383 57 .350 84 .370 50   .612 72 .540 114 .684 23
69 Navy 8-5 .498 .509 58 .505 63   .525 5 .592 2 .483 10   .463 126 .404 128 .549 86
70 Mississippi 4-7 .495 .520 51 .438 91   .444 32 .460 36 .410 33   .538 105 .554 110 .477 118
71 Wyoming 7-6 .493 .466 80 .500 68   .388 53 .341 88 .426 27   .591 82 .600 88 .560 79
72 Arkansas 6-6 .491 .542 46 .445 88   .383 56 .391 62 .373 49   .595 77 .729 38 .507 105
73 Indiana 6-7 .490 .439 94 .536 42   .316 91 .330 95 .264 90   .676 36 .654 74 .694 18
74 Georgia Southern 4-7 .483 .509 59 .439 90   .367 66 .388 65 .300 75   .595 78 .682 53 .535 95
75 California 5-7 .482 .489 69 .476 77   .464 25 .470 32 .465 15   .500 120 .492 124 .500 111
 
Rk Team Rec PSR MSR Rk RSR Rk   OPS Rk OMS Rk ORS Rk   DPS Rk DMS Rk DRS Rk
76 Boston College 6-6 .481 .403 116 .549 30   .229 123 .287 116 .132 125   .717 16 .719 42 .693 19
77 UCLA 4-8 .480 .430 101 .519 50   .306 97 .293 115 .327 59   .658 47 .667 64 .636 47
78 Texas Tech 4-7 .478 .425 105 .492 71   .496 9 .386 66 .559 3   .462 127 .448 127 .433 126
79 Mississippi State 5-7 .476 .479 71 .492 72   .366 69 .389 63 .367 53   .586 85 .587 93 .595 69
80 Louisiana Lafayette 5-7 .474 .475 75 .526 47   .305 99 .325 101 .326 60   .640 58 .778 17 .636 46
81 Vanderbilt 5-7 .472 .429 102 .504 65   .317 90 .300 113 .306 72   .635 60 .690 51 .614 56
82 Michigan State 2-9 .471 .500 65 .425 98   .353 75 .444 41 .250 97   .586 86 .579 99 .537 93
83 Iowa State 3-8 .470 .577 22 .391 114   .390 50 .534 11 .271 84   .539 104 .622 81 .467 120
84 Kentucky 6-6 .469 .472 77 .438 92   .369 65 .397 59 .321 61   .569 89 .569 105 .527 97
85 Maryland 5-7 .467 .449 87 .485 74   .304 100 .321 104 .295 76   .632 61 .703 49 .593 71
86 South Carolina 5-7 .462 .411 112 .500 69   .257 116 .329 97 .070 128   .683 32 .676 58 .698 17
87 Ball State 3-8 .461 .496 68 .455 85   .326 86 .405 58 .260 91   .617 71 .667 66 .603 65
88 SMU 4-7 .456 .504 63 .404 107   .343 78 .414 55 .218 107   .565 93 .614 86 .542 89
89 Arizona State 4-7 .455 .446 91 .464 83   .385 55 .420 54 .333 58   .517 115 .481 125 .548 87
90 South Alabama 4-7 .455 .477 73 .413 102   .315 92 .343 86 .217 108   .597 76 .711 46 .541 90
 
Rk Team Rec PSR MSR Rk RSR Rk   OPS Rk OMS Rk ORS Rk   DPS Rk DMS Rk DRS Rk
91 Tulane 3-8 .454 .403 115 .511 57   .254 117 .274 120 .220 106   .669 40 .774 20 .652 37
92 Akron 4-7 .450 .505 62 .403 108   .339 79 .362 77 .308 70   .548 98 .651 76 .486 117
93 Oregon 3-8 .450 .546 42 .397 111   .417 40 .534 10 .368 51   .481 124 .571 104 .412 127
94 Nevada 4-7 .447 .500 66 .412 103   .388 51 .447 40 .378 45   .505 118 .556 109 .446 125
95 Missouri 3-8 .439 .414 109 .449 87   .277 111 .311 110 .214 111   .601 74 .579 98 .607 61
96 Central Michigan 5-7 .438 .449 88 .420 100   .291 105 .353 81 .212 113   .575 87 .583 96 .553 82
97 Hawaii 6-7 .436 .458 85 .434 94   .367 68 .371 71 .381 44   .519 114 .568 106 .506 107
98 Bowling Green 3-8 .435 .439 96 .443 89   .294 103 .366 73 .259 92   .567 91 .538 115 .560 81
99 Oregon State 3-8 .434 .413 110 .436 93   .305 98 .329 100 .280 82   .568 90 .541 112 .553 83
100 Georgia State 2-9 .432 .365 124 .466 81   .252 118 .229 127 .214 112   .622 69 .677 57 .612 58
101 Kent State 2-8 .432 .412 111 .454 86   .239 121 .273 121 .195 117   .625 66 .679 56 .608 59
102 Duke 3-8 .431 .370 123 .511 58   .233 122 .257 123 .250 100   .631 62 .594 91 .667 28
103 Utah State 2-9 .430 .461 84 .392 113   .306 95 .364 75 .234 104   .554 96 .629 79 .493 112
104 Cincinnati 3-8 .428 .398 117 .466 82   .281 108 .343 87 .217 109   .592 81 .515 122 .630 52
105 UNLV 3-8 .427 .465 81 .406 106   .367 67 .382 68 .373 48   .484 123 .535 117 .451 124
 
Rk Team Rec PSR MSR Rk RSR Rk   OPS Rk OMS Rk ORS Rk   DPS Rk DMS Rk DRS Rk
106 East Carolina 2-9 .424 .373 122 .421 99   .352 76 .283 118 .368 52   .516 116 .500 123 .493 113
107 Florida International 4-8 .422 .462 83 .380 120   .306 96 .333 92 .254 96   .563 95 .667 68 .506 106
108 North Texas 4-8 .420 .434 98 .419 101   .293 104 .284 117 .283 80   .545 101 .686 52 .512 102
109 Virginia 2-9 .420 .449 89 .379 121   .263 114 .319 106 .204 116   .594 80 .710 47 .512 101
110 Arizona 2-9 .416 .417 108 .429 96   .331 83 .351 83 .302 74   .512 117 .541 113 .528 96
111 New Mexico State 3-9 .416 .432 100 .403 109   .310 94 .329 99 .306 71   .532 107 .590 92 .489 114
112 Charlotte 3-8 .414 .442 93 .381 119   .267 113 .313 107 .179 119   .548 99 .639 78 .511 104
113 Syracuse 3-8 .413 .391 120 .429 97   .282 107 .310 112 .250 99   .551 97 .556 108 .549 85
114 Florida Atlantic 2-9 .410 .439 95 .375 124   .328 85 .364 74 .274 83   .488 122 .525 120 .458 122
115 San Jose State 3-8 .410 .391 118 .408 105   .314 93 .296 114 .321 63   .521 112 .559 107 .486 116
116 Connecticut 2-9 .401 .409 113 .402 110   .218 126 .313 109 .091 126   .598 75 .652 75 .590 72
117 Purdue 2-9 .401 .406 114 .385 117   .302 102 .339 89 .288 79   .504 119 .528 119 .457 123
118 Rice 2-9 .398 .391 119 .386 116   .268 112 .310 111 .211 114   .528 110 .531 118 .506 108
119 Fresno State 0-11 .398 .426 104 .366 127   .260 115 .313 108 .216 110   .546 100 .667 69 .468 119
120 Massachusetts 1-10 .396 .433 99 .390 115   .279 109 .323 103 .268 87   .519 113 .618 83 .488 115
 
Rk Team Rec PSR MSR Rk RSR Rk   OPS Rk OMS Rk ORS Rk   DPS Rk DMS Rk DRS Rk
121 UTEP 3-8 .396 .464 82 .371 125   .319 89 .460 37 .208 115   .477 125 .455 126 .516 99
122 Illinois 2-9 .391 .348 127 .411 104   .240 120 .246 125 .235 103   .540 103 .571 103 .512 103
123 Louisiana Monroe 3-8 .385 .429 103 .379 122   .303 101 .333 93 .268 86   .496 121 .576 101 .500 109
124 Buffalo 2-9 .384 .381 121 .393 112   .220 124 .254 124 .188 118   .564 94 .667 67 .537 94
125 Marshall 2-9 .384 .422 107 .376 123   .246 119 .333 94 .135 124   .526 111 .586 94 .545 88
126 Kansas 1-10 .373 .365 125 .382 118   .220 125 .261 122 .164 121   .532 106 .600 89 .526 98
127 Rutgers 1-10 .366 .363 126 .369 126   .159 128 .234 126 .078 127   .574 88 .750 28 .538 91
128 Texas State 1-10 .322 .295 128 .308 128   .194 127 .173 128 .167 120   .449 128 .522 121 .409 128