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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.

 

2016 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 Michigan 10-3 9.6   63.7 1 .143 125 .521 120 .336 1   73.3 11 .250 38 .618 39 .132 112
2 Idaho 8-4 7.8   66.2 4 .148 121 .602 58 .250 11   73.9 7 .339 2 .528 113 .134 110
3 Stanford 10-3 7.8   67.4 12 .120 127 .654 17 .226 26   75.2 2 .261 29 .667 11 .072 127
4 Troy 9-3 7.1   65.9 2 .180 108 .533 115 .287 2   73.0 16 .278 15 .569 92 .153 93
5 Iowa 8-4 7.0   67.0 7 .145 124 .588 67 .267 8   74.0 6 .246 41 .634 28 .119 118
6 Oklahoma State 9-3 7.0   69.2 33 .230 54 .568 91 .203 39   76.2 1 .327 4 .595 66 .078 126
7 BYU 8-4 6.6   67.7 14 .188 98 .536 112 .275 5   74.2 4 .368 1 .489 125 .143 102
8 San Diego State 10-3 6.3   67.2 10 .168 117 .584 76 .248 13   73.5 9 .301 6 .568 94 .130 114
9 Memphis 7-5 5.9   67.7 16 .180 109 .583 78 .237 18   73.7 8 .241 48 .662 15 .097 125
10 Wisconsin 11-3 5.8   67.3 11 .230 53 .493 126 .276 4   73.1 13 .268 24 .599 60 .134 111
11 Utah 8-4 5.8   69.0 27 .197 90 .566 92 .237 19   74.8 3 .301 7 .595 67 .105 123
12 Virginia Tech 9-4 5.6   66.8 6 .171 115 .551 103 .278 3   72.4 27 .265 27 .590 73 .145 101
13 Minnesota 8-4 5.4   66.2 3 .191 96 .539 108 .270 6   71.5 44 .245 43 .583 80 .172 68
14 Tennessee 8-4 5.3   67.5 13 .170 116 .585 72 .245 15   72.8 19 .274 16 .610 49 .116 119
15 Western Kentucky 10-3 5.2   66.6 5 .201 82 .549 104 .250 12   71.8 37 .122 127 .770 1 .108 122
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
16 Western Michigan 12-1 4.7   69.5 38 .232 50 .560 94 .208 36   74.2 5 .252 37 .687 6 .061 128
17 Ohio State 11-2 4.6   67.7 15 .248 29 .489 127 .262 9   72.3 30 .282 13 .577 84 .141 104
18 Penn State 11-3 4.3   67.2 9 .178 111 .592 62 .231 22   71.4 49 .271 20 .576 86 .153 92
19 South Florida 10-2 4.0   68.6 21 .187 101 .587 69 .227 25   72.6 23 .271 19 .581 82 .148 100
20 Alabama 13-1 3.7   69.1 31 .227 57 .553 101 .220 29   72.8 18 .216 68 .653 21 .132 113
21 Temple 9-4 3.5   67.0 8 .172 114 .559 96 .269 7   70.5 72 .255 33 .569 93 .175 64
22 Kansas State 8-4 3.4   69.7 41 .254 25 .538 110 .208 37   73.1 14 .209 77 .662 16 .129 115
23 Mississippi State 5-7 3.3   69.6 39 .184 105 .640 29 .176 60   73.0 17 .274 17 .585 78 .141 105
24 Old Dominion 9-3 3.2   67.8 17 .175 113 .627 39 .198 46   71.0 58 .262 28 .577 85 .162 79
25 Texas 5-7 2.9   69.5 37 .208 75 .571 89 .220 28   72.4 26 .270 22 .595 65 .135 108
26 Marshall 2-9 2.7   69.0 25 .184 104 .584 75 .232 21   71.7 40 .271 18 .559 99 .169 74
27 Iowa State 3-8 2.7   70.5 57 .186 102 .619 44 .195 48   73.1 15 .259 30 .612 45 .129 116
28 Air Force 9-3 2.6   68.4 19 .198 87 .573 87 .229 24   71.0 57 .239 51 .590 75 .172 69
29 Colorado State 6-6 2.6   69.9 48 .115 128 .718 4 .168 69   72.5 24 .244 45 .622 33 .134 109
30 Navy 8-5 2.5   69.1 29 .154 119 .650 19 .195 47   71.5 43 .218 64 .621 35 .161 81
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
31 Washington State 8-4 2.2   70.2 52 .242 39 .576 82 .182 57   72.4 28 .300 8 .538 110 .162 80
32 Wake Forest 6-6 2.1   69.0 26 .182 107 .615 48 .203 38   71.1 54 .205 82 .603 58 .192 48
33 Appalachian State 10-3 2.1   69.7 43 .196 91 .587 68 .217 30   71.8 36 .181 103 .681 8 .139 106
34 TCU 5-7 2.0   69.2 32 .233 48 .553 100 .213 32   71.2 52 .255 34 .550 104 .195 46
35 Florida 9-4 1.9   70.0 49 .248 30 .518 123 .234 20   71.9 33 .266 25 .573 89 .161 83
36 USC 10-3 1.8   70.1 51 .245 36 .540 107 .216 31   71.9 34 .217 65 .671 10 .112 120
37 Arkansas State 8-4 1.8   69.9 46 .194 95 .611 50 .194 49   71.7 38 .270 21 .541 108 .189 51
38 Arizona State 4-7 1.7   69.8 44 .194 94 .632 37 .174 63   71.5 47 .233 53 .613 44 .153 90
39 UTSA 5-7 1.6   68.5 20 .224 59 .538 111 .238 17   70.1 83 .207 79 .607 52 .186 57
40 Indiana 6-7 1.5   69.1 30 .207 76 .609 52 .184 53   70.6 67 .247 39 .596 64 .157 87
41 Clemson 13-1 1.5   69.0 28 .214 72 .532 116 .254 10   70.5 71 .210 75 .619 36 .170 71
42 San Jose State 3-8 1.3   70.5 61 .198 89 .645 26 .157 86   71.8 35 .175 106 .667 12 .158 85
43 Virginia 2-9 1.3   69.7 40 .138 126 .688 7 .174 62   71.0 59 .240 49 .558 100 .202 40
44 Louisiana Monroe 3-8 1.2   70.3 53 .167 118 .692 6 .142 107   71.5 48 .283 12 .566 96 .150 99
45 Nebraska 9-4 1.2   70.5 59 .199 85 .645 23 .156 88   71.7 41 .215 70 .611 46 .174 65
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
46 Auburn 7-5 1.1   72.2 104 .207 77 .661 12 .132 114   73.4 10 .194 88 .710 2 .097 124
47 Notre Dame 4-8 1.0   69.8 45 .182 106 .635 34 .182 55   70.8 63 .154 116 .692 3 .154 89
48 Mississippi 4-7 1.0   71.8 93 .219 66 .642 27 .139 109   72.8 20 .278 14 .564 98 .158 86
49 Wyoming 7-6 0.8   70.1 50 .217 69 .584 74 .199 43   71.0 60 .222 58 .608 50 .170 73
50 South Alabama 4-7 0.8   70.5 58 .244 37 .591 65 .165 75   71.3 51 .240 50 .608 51 .152 95
51 Louisville 9-4 0.8   68.8 24 .230 52 .570 90 .200 42   69.7 87 .158 114 .655 20 .188 54
52 Ohio 7-6 0.7   68.8 23 .248 27 .521 121 .230 23   69.4 90 .255 35 .533 111 .212 36
53 Florida Atlantic 2-9 0.7   70.9 70 .198 88 .687 8 .115 120   71.6 42 .175 107 .675 9 .151 98
54 Houston 8-4 0.6   69.3 34 .223 61 .554 99 .223 27   69.9 84 .191 89 .625 31 .184 58
55 Ball State 3-8 0.6   71.8 90 .203 80 .638 31 .159 81   72.4 29 .242 47 .621 34 .136 107
56 California 5-7 0.5   70.6 63 .242 40 .575 83 .183 54   71.1 53 .217 66 .622 32 .161 82
57 Toledo 8-4 0.5   72.7 110 .287 12 .515 124 .199 44   73.2 12 .246 40 .645 24 .109 121
58 Oklahoma 11-2 0.5   72.1 102 .231 51 .646 22 .122 116   72.7 22 .243 46 .605 56 .151 96
59 Pittsburgh 7-5 0.3   70.8 65 .221 64 .634 35 .145 101   71.1 55 .208 78 .611 48 .181 62
60 Eastern Michigan 6-6 0.3   72.4 105 .238 44 .585 71 .177 59   72.7 21 .265 26 .605 55 .129 117
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
61 West Virginia 9-3 0.3   70.6 62 .228 56 .572 88 .200 41   70.8 62 .172 110 .655 19 .172 67
62 Washington 11-2 0.2   69.7 42 .261 22 .529 119 .210 33   69.9 85 .197 86 .642 26 .161 84
63 Tulane 3-8 0.0   68.6 22 .187 99 .604 56 .209 34   68.7 102 .190 91 .584 79 .226 28
64 Boston College 6-6 0.0   68.3 18 .200 83 .607 54 .193 51   68.3 106 .189 92 .574 88 .236 26
65 Louisiana Tech 8-5 -0.2   70.5 60 .200 84 .657 14 .143 105   70.4 76 .210 76 .601 59 .188 53
66 Syracuse 3-8 -0.2   71.8 91 .215 70 .618 45 .167 72   71.5 45 .237 52 .590 74 .173 66
67 Duke 3-8 -0.3   71.9 99 .195 92 .662 11 .143 104   71.7 39 .246 42 .592 71 .162 78
68 Northern Illinois 5-6 -0.3   69.9 47 .203 81 .615 47 .182 56   69.6 88 .257 31 .493 123 .250 15
69 South Carolina 5-7 -0.3   70.9 67 .221 62 .607 53 .171 66   70.5 68 .245 44 .566 95 .189 52
70 Georgia 7-5 -0.4   70.8 66 .214 71 .586 70 .200 40   70.4 75 .184 97 .617 41 .199 44
71 North Carolina 6-5 -0.4   71.9 96 .220 65 .606 55 .173 64   71.5 46 .184 98 .664 14 .152 94
72 Georgia Tech 8-4 -0.4   71.5 82 .223 60 .628 38 .149 95   71.1 56 .163 113 .683 7 .154 88
73 Texas A&M 7-5 -0.5   71.2 74 .272 17 .551 102 .177 58   70.7 65 .213 72 .594 68 .194 47
74 Utah State 2-9 -0.6   71.1 72 .206 78 .651 18 .143 106   70.5 70 .228 55 .585 77 .187 55
75 Miami 8-4 -0.6   71.5 84 .179 110 .636 33 .186 52   70.9 61 .201 83 .647 23 .151 97
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
76 Louisiana Lafayette 5-7 -0.7   69.4 36 .275 14 .479 128 .246 14   68.7 103 .221 60 .529 112 .250 14
77 Missouri 3-8 -0.7   73.1 118 .248 28 .641 28 .110 123   72.4 25 .206 80 .652 22 .142 103
78 LSU 7-4 -0.8   72.8 114 .303 9 .546 105 .151 90   72.0 31 .307 5 .512 120 .181 63
79 Oregon 3-8 -0.8   71.6 88 .213 73 .622 42 .165 74   70.8 64 .140 124 .690 4 .171 70
80 Rice 2-9 -0.9   71.5 86 .150 120 .701 5 .150 94   70.6 66 .288 11 .520 117 .192 49
81 North Carolina State 6-6 -1.0   70.3 54 .246 33 .560 95 .194 50   69.3 95 .219 62 .628 30 .153 91
82 Cincinnati 3-8 -1.3   71.5 87 .298 11 .534 113 .168 71   70.2 79 .331 3 .449 128 .220 30
83 Tulsa 9-3 -1.4   70.7 64 .241 41 .601 59 .158 85   69.3 93 .174 109 .658 18 .168 76
84 Nevada 4-7 -1.5   72.8 115 .224 58 .654 16 .121 117   71.3 50 .231 54 .606 54 .163 77
85 Kentucky 6-6 -1.5   71.9 98 .146 122 .743 1 .111 121   70.5 74 .179 104 .614 43 .207 38
86 Arkansas 6-6 -1.7   71.9 95 .274 15 .556 97 .170 67   70.2 80 .295 9 .523 115 .182 61
87 Florida State 9-3 -1.7   71.5 85 .246 32 .585 73 .169 68   69.7 86 .168 111 .664 13 .168 75
88 Oregon State 3-8 -1.8   71.3 78 .235 46 .591 64 .174 61   69.5 89 .175 108 .635 27 .190 50
89 Bowling Green 3-8 -1.9   72.0 100 .266 18 .583 77 .151 91   70.1 82 .222 59 .578 83 .200 42
90 Baylor 6-6 -1.9   72.5 106 .247 31 .589 66 .164 76   70.5 69 .291 10 .493 122 .216 34
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
91 Central Michigan 5-7 -2.0   71.5 81 .259 23 .578 80 .163 79   69.4 91 .215 71 .548 105 .237 25
92 Boise State 10-3 -2.1   74.0 120 .324 4 .529 117 .147 97   72.0 32 .213 73 .617 40 .170 72
93 New Mexico State 3-9 -2.1   71.5 83 .185 103 .664 10 .151 92   69.4 92 .190 90 .592 72 .218 33
94 Akron 4-7 -2.2   71.3 76 .234 47 .645 24 .121 118   69.1 96 .227 56 .555 102 .219 31
95 North Texas 4-8 -2.3   71.3 77 .199 86 .638 30 .163 78   69.0 97 .221 61 .544 106 .235 27
96 Kent State 2-8 -2.3   72.5 108 .322 5 .534 114 .144 103   70.2 78 .252 36 .565 97 .183 60
97 Hawaii 6-7 -2.3   71.2 75 .187 100 .647 21 .165 73   68.9 99 .219 63 .526 114 .255 11
98 Purdue 2-9 -2.7   70.4 56 .176 112 .656 15 .168 70   67.7 113 .269 23 .492 124 .238 22
99 New Mexico 8-4 -2.7   72.9 116 .218 68 .637 32 .145 99   70.2 81 .128 126 .688 5 .184 59
100 Army 6-5 -2.8   69.3 35 .204 79 .556 98 .241 16   66.6 118 .150 120 .598 61 .252 12
101 Michigan State 2-9 -2.8   73.3 119 .250 26 .592 63 .158 84   70.5 73 .212 74 .593 70 .195 45
102 UCLA 4-8 -2.9   70.9 69 .261 21 .592 61 .146 98   68.0 111 .184 99 .576 87 .241 20
103 Buffalo 2-9 -3.0   71.1 73 .145 123 .718 3 .137 110   68.2 108 .182 101 .603 57 .215 35
104 UTEP 3-8 -3.1   71.7 89 .265 19 .573 84 .162 80   68.6 104 .205 81 .554 103 .241 19
105 Northwestern 7-5 -3.3   72.0 101 .238 43 .612 49 .150 93   68.8 101 .149 121 .628 29 .223 29
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
106 Miami (OH) 6-6 -3.4   72.7 111 .195 93 .677 9 .128 115   69.3 94 .216 67 .582 81 .201 41
107 Fresno State 0-11 -3.6   72.5 107 .273 16 .594 60 .133 113   68.9 98 .185 96 .597 63 .218 32
108 Florida International 4-8 -3.6   72.2 103 .235 45 .610 51 .154 89   68.6 105 .131 125 .662 17 .208 37
109 Colorado 9-4 -3.7   72.6 109 .245 35 .619 43 .135 111   68.9 100 .186 94 .615 42 .199 43
110 Massachusetts 1-10 -3.9   70.9 68 .229 55 .573 86 .198 45   67.0 117 .144 123 .606 53 .250 13
111 Charlotte 3-8 -4.2   71.4 79 .221 63 .634 36 .145 100   67.1 115 .200 84 .556 101 .244 18
112 Connecticut 2-9 -4.3   74.7 127 .233 49 .658 13 .108 124   70.3 77 .195 87 .619 38 .186 56
113 Maryland 5-7 -4.7   71.8 94 .312 6 .529 118 .159 82   67.2 114 .188 93 .543 107 .268 8
114 Georgia Southern 4-7 -4.7   72.8 113 .305 8 .539 109 .156 87   68.1 110 .151 119 .611 47 .238 23
115 Central Florida 5-7 -4.8   70.3 55 .245 34 .546 106 .209 35   65.6 124 .151 118 .587 76 .262 9
116 Vanderbilt 5-7 -4.9   73.0 117 .285 13 .576 81 .139 108   68.1 109 .223 57 .540 109 .237 24
117 Texas State 1-10 -5.3   71.1 71 .219 67 .617 46 .164 77   65.8 123 .215 69 .477 126 .308 3
118 SMU 4-7 -5.4   71.9 97 .309 7 .518 122 .173 65   66.6 119 .186 95 .521 116 .293 4
119 Middle Tennessee 7-5 -5.8   71.8 92 .211 74 .645 25 .145 102   66.0 122 .182 100 .572 90 .245 17
120 East Carolina 2-9 -6.3   74.6 126 .328 3 .573 85 .099 125   68.2 107 .256 32 .472 127 .272 7
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
121 Texas Tech 4-7 -6.5   74.4 124 .190 97 .723 2 .088 127   67.9 112 .152 117 .644 25 .205 39
122 Illinois 2-9 -7.2   71.4 80 .238 42 .603 57 .159 83   64.2 126 .176 105 .512 119 .312 2
123 Arizona 2-9 -7.4   74.4 125 .254 24 .648 20 .098 126   67.0 116 .182 102 .570 91 .248 16
124 Southern Mississippi 6-6 -7.7   74.0 121 .359 1 .494 125 .147 96   66.4 120 .148 122 .594 69 .258 10
125 UNLV 3-8 -7.9   74.3 123 .302 10 .581 79 .116 119   66.4 121 .163 112 .597 62 .240 21
126 Rutgers 1-10 -9.1   72.8 112 .244 38 .622 41 .134 112   63.7 128 .154 115 .496 121 .350 1
127 Georgia State 2-9 -10.0   75.2 128 .349 2 .563 93 .087 128   65.2 125 .200 85 .515 118 .285 6
128 Kansas 1-10 -10.1   74.2 122 .264 20 .625 40 .111 122   64.1 127 .094 128 .619 37 .288 5