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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.

 

2017 Points Per Drive

 

Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
1 Ohio State 12-2 2.03   3.31 5 2.45 17 3.55 2 5.61 9   1.28 7 0.96 27 1.46 9 4.45 21
2 Alabama 12-1 1.89   2.88 13 2.12 27 3.07 14 5.14 53   0.99 2 0.78 16 1.07 2 4.52 29
3 Penn State 11-2 1.79   3.06 9 2.64 10 3.15 11 5.61 10   1.27 6 0.47 4 1.53 11 4.41 14
4 Georgia 12-2 1.78   3.01 11 2.55 12 3.10 12 5.85 4   1.24 5 1.00 30 1.31 5 4.03 7
5 Washington 9-3 1.76   3.12 7 2.64 11 3.23 8 5.04 64   1.35 10 1.32 56 1.36 8 4.58 35
6 Central Florida 12-0 1.62   3.32 4 3.09 5 3.37 6 5.38 30   1.71 30 2.21 103 1.50 10 4.61 37
7 Wisconsin 13-1 1.47   2.58 25 0.88 108 3.05 16 5.63 8   1.11 3 0.75 10 1.21 3 3.55 2
8 Clemson 11-2 1.46   2.41 39 1.47 69 2.68 33 5.08 57   0.95 1 1.06 37 0.91 1 3.74 3
9 Oklahoma 12-2 1.45   3.77 1 3.24 2 3.95 1 5.90 2   2.32 75 1.57 70 2.39 70 5.29 98
10 Auburn 9-4 1.43   2.66 22 2.00 29 2.87 23 5.42 25   1.24 4 1.17 48 1.25 4 4.52 28
11 Oklahoma State 10-3 1.42   3.47 2 3.04 6 3.55 3 5.41 29   2.05 58 1.13 43 2.28 58 5.14 84
12 Florida Atlantic 10-3 1.37   3.42 3 3.15 4 3.48 4 5.79 5   2.05 57 1.41 60 2.17 50 4.66 40
13 South Florida 9-2 1.20   2.76 20 2.13 26 2.93 19 5.29 41   1.56 16 0.33 1 1.78 21 4.86 54
14 Notre Dame 10-3 1.06   2.71 21 1.45 72 3.19 9 5.48 19   1.65 23 0.89 23 1.77 19 4.00 5
15 Toledo 10-3 0.89   2.89 12 2.83 7 2.90 21 5.11 56   2.00 49 0.89 21 2.25 55 4.87 57
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
16 Boise State 11-3 0.89   2.54 29 1.33 78 2.91 20 4.88 76   1.66 25 0.97 28 1.83 28 5.46 103
17 TCU 10-3 0.88   2.57 27 1.48 68 2.82 26 5.44 23   1.69 28 0.97 29 1.94 35 4.46 24
18 Ohio 8-4 0.84   2.85 15 1.70 51 3.16 10 5.51 16   2.01 50 1.00 31 2.29 61 5.02 72
19 Troy 10-2 0.84   2.26 52 1.62 56 2.42 59 4.58 96   1.42 11 1.85 87 1.32 6 3.54 1
20 Memphis 9-3 0.73   3.11 8 3.27 1 3.07 13 5.77 6   2.38 79 2.61 116 2.30 62 5.57 110
21 Mississippi State 8-4 0.73   2.41 38 0.58 121 2.83 24 5.30 39   1.68 27 0.81 19 1.89 31 5.20 88
22 Louisville 7-5 0.71   2.87 14 2.20 23 3.06 15 5.49 18   2.16 64 0.89 22 2.36 69 4.69 43
23 Army 9-3 0.69   3.24 6 2.48 16 3.46 5 5.46 21   2.56 97 3.11 129 2.43 74 5.26 93
24 Virginia Tech 8-4 0.68   1.97 84 0.82 112 2.13 80 3.67 127   1.29 8 1.13 45 1.33 7 4.14 8
25 Appalachian State 8-4 0.68   2.43 37 1.68 53 2.57 38 4.73 87   1.76 34 1.08 38 1.91 32 4.44 19
26 Stanford 9-5 0.67   2.78 18 1.71 48 2.97 18 5.25 44   2.11 60 2.49 112 1.98 39 5.20 87
27 San Diego State 9-3 0.66   2.47 35 2.30 20 2.52 44 5.37 31   1.81 38 1.76 79 1.82 25 5.00 69
28 Arkansas State 6-5 0.61   2.44 36 1.36 77 2.65 34 4.83 80   1.82 39 1.52 65 1.94 33 5.33 99
29 Houston 7-5 0.58   2.31 47 1.86 35 2.42 58 5.22 48   1.73 32 1.26 53 1.87 30 3.95 4
30 USC 11-3 0.56   2.58 26 2.15 24 2.71 30 5.08 58   2.02 52 1.61 72 2.14 47 4.43 17
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
31 Iowa State 7-5 0.53   2.33 45 1.92 33 2.48 50 5.36 32   1.80 36 2.10 99 1.71 18 4.74 46
32 Northwestern 10-3 0.53   2.06 72 0.83 111 2.50 46 4.30 113   1.53 14 1.03 34 1.66 15 4.61 38
33 LSU 8-4 0.53   2.28 51 1.74 44 2.48 53 4.75 86   1.75 33 0.80 18 2.04 41 4.76 49
34 Michigan 8-5 0.52   1.85 94 1.92 32 1.84 104 5.36 33   1.34 9 0.53 6 1.66 14 5.00 68
35 Michigan State 10-3 0.48   2.06 74 1.75 42 2.13 81 4.93 71   1.58 18 0.76 12 1.97 37 4.71 44
36 Fresno State 9-4 0.46   2.05 76 1.39 75 2.29 68 5.17 51   1.59 20 0.68 8 1.82 26 4.14 9
37 Iowa 8-5 0.45   2.03 79 1.29 82 2.29 69 5.14 54   1.58 19 0.77 14 1.79 23 4.33 10
38 Purdue 7-6 0.44   2.04 78 1.42 73 2.24 73 5.00 66   1.59 21 0.89 20 1.80 24 4.76 48
39 North Carolina State 8-4 0.42   2.51 34 1.84 37 2.70 31 4.76 85   2.09 59 1.00 32 2.44 78 4.43 18
40 Miami 9-3 0.40   2.06 73 1.71 50 2.17 77 5.55 12   1.67 26 1.14 46 1.83 27 4.50 26
41 Colorado State 6-6 0.36   2.76 19 3.24 3 2.69 32 5.33 35   2.41 82 1.93 90 2.54 84 5.45 101
42 Marshall 8-5 0.34   2.05 75 1.30 80 2.32 66 4.98 68   1.71 31 1.05 36 1.94 34 4.46 23
43 Utah 6-6 0.31   2.16 59 0.90 107 2.51 45 4.82 82   1.86 42 1.86 88 1.86 29 4.41 15
44 Boston College 7-6 0.30   1.87 92 1.50 65 1.96 96 4.78 84   1.57 17 1.34 57 1.66 13 5.00 67
45 Texas 7-6 0.27   1.70 105 1.51 64 1.75 112 4.14 117   1.42 12 0.78 17 1.68 16 4.45 22
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
46 Northern Illinois 7-5 0.27   1.76 99 0.72 116 2.00 93 4.88 75   1.49 13 0.70 9 1.78 22 4.38 12
47 Washington State 8-4 0.26   2.15 62 1.10 93 2.56 40 4.83 79   1.90 44 1.04 35 2.06 42 5.72 122
48 Navy 7-6 0.25   2.80 16 1.81 38 3.05 17 5.48 20   2.55 94 2.47 111 2.57 87 5.26 95
49 Duke 6-6 0.24   1.86 93 1.09 97 2.11 84 4.54 101   1.63 22 1.18 50 1.77 20 5.11 78
50 Arizona 6-6 0.22   3.03 10 1.72 47 3.31 7 5.31 38   2.82 111 1.73 76 3.02 113 5.56 109
51 Wyoming 7-5 0.20   1.75 102 0.41 127 1.94 98 4.50 105   1.55 15 1.16 47 1.69 17 4.51 27
52 Wake Forest 7-5 0.18   2.36 42 1.88 34 2.45 54 4.88 74   2.18 67 1.63 73 2.29 60 4.73 45
53 Eastern Michigan 5-7 0.17   1.88 91 1.38 76 2.02 91 4.51 104   1.71 29 0.92 24 1.95 36 4.64 39
54 Kansas State 7-5 0.16   2.38 40 1.74 43 2.53 41 5.28 42   2.22 72 1.57 69 2.43 75 4.96 66
55 Oregon 6-6 0.15   2.35 43 1.30 81 2.60 36 5.98 1   2.20 70 1.54 67 2.35 66 4.91 60
56 Louisiana Tech 6-6 0.14   2.32 46 2.50 14 2.28 72 4.40 109   2.18 65 1.76 80 2.28 57 4.52 30
57 Missouri 6-6 0.14   2.56 28 2.78 8 2.48 52 5.30 40   2.42 85 2.39 108 2.43 73 4.79 52
58 Southern Mississippi 7-5 0.13   2.12 66 1.20 86 2.49 47 5.31 37   1.99 47 2.00 91 1.98 40 5.10 77
59 Miami (OH) 4-7 0.11   2.04 77 0.97 103 2.39 60 4.68 91   1.93 46 1.45 62 2.10 46 4.40 13
60 UAB 7-5 0.11   2.23 55 1.48 67 2.49 48 4.93 72   2.12 61 1.50 64 2.24 53 4.80 53
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
61 Buffalo 5-6 0.11   2.29 49 1.84 36 2.43 55 4.59 95   2.18 68 1.13 44 2.50 80 4.42 16
62 Utah State 5-7 0.10   1.89 89 1.10 94 2.10 85 5.45 22   1.79 35 1.10 40 1.97 38 4.89 59
63 UTSA 5-5 0.10   1.75 101 1.60 58 1.79 108 3.67 128   1.65 24 1.77 83 1.60 12 4.58 34
64 Florida State 6-6 0.10   1.89 88 1.63 55 1.99 94 4.68 90   1.80 37 0.44 2 2.27 56 4.56 32
65 Middle Tennessee 7-6 0.09   2.01 81 1.67 54 2.13 83 4.71 88   1.91 45 1.19 51 2.06 44 4.55 31
66 Arizona State 7-6 0.04   2.52 32 1.61 57 2.75 28 5.35 34   2.48 89 1.81 85 2.62 91 5.08 76
67 Georgia Tech 4-6 0.02   2.20 57 1.58 60 2.37 62 4.98 69   2.18 66 0.76 13 2.50 79 5.11 81
68 South Carolina 8-4 0.00   1.85 95 0.69 117 2.19 76 4.57 98   1.85 41 0.50 5 2.06 43 4.34 11
69 Texas A&M 6-6 -0.01   2.13 65 1.77 41 2.21 75 5.49 17   2.13 62 2.05 97 2.16 49 5.60 111
70 Central Michigan 7-5 -0.01   1.88 90 1.20 87 2.13 82 5.21 50   1.90 43 1.10 42 2.09 45 4.87 56
71 Temple 6-6 -0.03   2.00 82 2.30 19 1.90 100 5.23 47   2.03 53 0.75 11 2.35 67 4.68 42
72 Western Kentucky 5-7 -0.03   2.15 61 1.52 63 2.33 64 4.45 106   2.18 69 1.77 82 2.33 63 4.96 64
73 Indiana 4-7 -0.03   1.82 97 0.81 113 2.16 78 4.92 73   1.85 40 0.61 7 2.15 48 5.51 106
74 New Mexico State 7-6 -0.03   2.00 83 2.11 28 1.96 97 4.98 67   2.03 54 1.08 39 2.19 51 5.22 90
75 Western Michigan 5-6 -0.15   2.12 67 1.71 49 2.22 74 4.56 99   2.27 74 1.53 66 2.53 83 5.66 115
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
76 Mississippi 5-6 -0.16   2.35 44 1.05 99 2.57 39 5.02 65   2.51 92 1.77 81 2.74 95 4.76 50
77 West Virginia 6-6 -0.18   2.28 50 1.73 45 2.42 57 5.41 28   2.46 86 2.60 115 2.43 77 5.04 74
78 UCLA 6-7 -0.18   2.63 23 2.27 21 2.73 29 5.31 36   2.81 109 2.20 102 2.94 107 5.14 85
79 Tulane 4-7 -0.19   2.37 41 1.45 71 2.59 37 5.52 14   2.57 98 2.96 126 2.43 76 5.46 102
80 SMU 6-6 -0.21   2.79 17 2.32 18 2.88 22 5.44 24   3.00 117 2.76 121 3.05 114 5.13 82
81 Kentucky 6-6 -0.22   2.16 60 0.57 123 2.48 51 5.11 55   2.38 78 0.93 25 2.78 100 4.95 63
82 Minnesota 5-7 -0.23   1.79 98 0.55 124 2.05 90 4.55 100   2.02 51 1.17 49 2.21 52 4.68 41
83 UNLV 5-6 -0.26   2.51 33 2.15 25 2.62 35 5.24 45   2.78 107 2.89 124 2.76 98 5.22 91
84 Colorado 4-7 -0.27   2.14 63 2.50 15 2.05 89 5.04 63   2.41 83 1.42 61 2.75 97 4.91 61
85 Texas Tech 5-7 -0.27   2.30 48 1.53 62 2.52 43 4.58 97   2.57 99 1.35 58 2.77 99 5.03 73
86 North Texas 8-5 -0.29   2.53 31 2.52 13 2.53 42 5.06 60   2.82 110 2.88 123 2.80 102 5.63 114
87 Florida International 7-5 -0.29   2.20 58 1.80 40 2.32 65 5.27 43   2.49 91 2.03 95 2.62 93 5.05 75
88 Pittsburgh 4-7 -0.30   1.91 87 1.42 74 2.08 88 5.16 52   2.21 71 1.55 68 2.34 65 5.18 86
89 Massachusetts 3-8 -0.32   2.07 71 0.81 114 2.30 67 4.81 83   2.39 80 2.16 100 2.43 72 4.86 55
90 Georgia State 7-4 -0.33   1.66 108 1.03 101 1.90 101 4.05 119   1.99 48 1.10 41 2.29 59 5.00 70
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
91 California 4-7 -0.34   2.14 64 0.87 109 2.43 56 4.41 107   2.48 87 0.77 15 2.85 103 4.46 25
92 Virginia 5-7 -0.38   1.65 109 1.50 66 1.69 113 5.41 27   2.04 55 1.47 63 2.24 54 5.23 92
93 Florida 4-7 -0.42   1.63 110 0.36 128 2.01 92 4.97 70   2.05 56 0.96 26 2.33 64 4.74 47
94 Coastal Carolina 3-8 -0.44   2.11 69 2.75 9 1.91 99 5.51 15   2.55 95 1.79 84 2.74 96 5.60 113
95 Louisiana Monroe 4-8 -0.57   2.59 24 1.58 59 2.79 27 5.24 46   3.15 122 2.16 101 3.49 123 6.06 128
96 Idaho 3-8 -0.58   1.66 107 1.10 95 1.84 105 4.53 102   2.24 73 1.64 74 2.40 71 4.56 33
97 Nevada 3-8 -0.61   2.21 56 1.69 52 2.36 63 4.85 77   2.83 113 2.63 117 2.86 104 4.87 58
98 BYU 3-9 -0.65   1.49 115 1.13 91 1.60 119 4.03 120   2.14 63 1.27 54 2.53 81 4.44 20
99 Air Force 4-7 -0.66   2.54 30 1.46 70 2.82 25 5.57 11   3.20 123 2.68 119 3.32 121 5.70 121
100 Louisiana Lafayette 4-7 -0.67   2.24 54 1.80 39 2.38 61 5.53 13   2.91 115 1.87 89 3.24 119 5.60 112
101 Syracuse 3-8 -0.72   1.83 96 0.94 104 2.08 87 4.28 116   2.55 96 2.45 109 2.58 88 5.69 119
102 Vanderbilt 4-7 -0.73   2.02 80 1.15 88 2.28 70 5.89 3   2.75 106 1.65 75 2.95 111 5.20 89
103 Nebraska 4-8 -0.75   1.94 85 2.21 22 1.86 103 4.84 78   2.69 105 2.00 93 2.94 108 6.02 127
104 North Carolina 2-9 -0.83   1.52 114 0.32 129 1.76 110 3.97 121   2.35 77 1.03 33 2.87 105 4.96 65
105 Akron 6-7 -0.86   1.48 117 0.64 118 1.64 116 4.36 110   2.34 76 2.29 106 2.35 68 4.61 36
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
106 Tulsa 2-10 -0.90   2.25 53 1.57 61 2.48 49 5.06 62   3.14 120 3.04 128 3.17 118 5.66 117
107 Old Dominion 4-7 -0.93   1.49 116 1.25 84 1.56 120 4.32 111   2.41 84 1.40 59 2.55 86 5.56 107
108 Georgia Southern 2-9 -0.94   1.70 104 1.22 85 1.81 107 4.53 103   2.64 102 0.47 3 2.94 110 5.66 116
109 Arkansas 3-8 -1.00   2.12 68 1.33 79 2.28 71 5.22 49   3.12 119 1.73 77 3.59 125 5.26 96
110 Baylor 1-10 -1.02   1.66 106 1.04 100 1.83 106 4.13 118   2.69 104 2.25 104 2.79 101 5.11 80
111 South Alabama 3-8 -1.04   1.35 123 1.00 102 1.44 122 3.70 126   2.39 81 2.00 92 2.53 82 4.00 6
112 Tennessee 3-8 -1.05   1.43 118 0.80 115 1.60 118 3.97 122   2.48 88 2.27 105 2.55 85 5.48 104
113 Bowling Green 2-9 -1.05   1.92 86 1.09 96 2.10 86 5.41 26   2.97 116 2.45 110 3.14 116 5.00 71
114 Cincinnati 3-8 -1.12   1.73 103 0.84 110 1.98 95 4.29 115   2.85 114 2.50 113 2.96 112 5.27 97
115 Maryland 3-8 -1.20   1.58 113 0.93 105 1.79 109 4.41 108   2.78 108 1.29 55 3.16 117 5.13 83
116 Texas State 1-10 -1.22   1.42 119 1.97 30 1.26 125 4.82 81   2.63 101 2.30 107 2.73 94 4.78 51
117 Rutgers 3-8 -1.30   1.19 125 0.09 130 1.65 115 5.76 7   2.49 90 2.04 96 2.62 92 5.11 79
118 New Mexico 2-9 -1.43   1.39 121 1.26 83 1.43 123 4.32 112   2.82 112 2.67 118 2.88 106 6.07 129
119 Illinois 2-10 -1.47   1.05 126 0.64 119 1.19 126 3.79 125   2.52 93 2.09 98 2.61 90 5.67 118
120 Connecticut 2-9 -1.49   1.61 112 1.14 90 1.76 111 3.91 123   3.10 118 2.00 94 3.43 122 5.26 94
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk ORD Rk OVD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DRD Rk DVD Rk
121 Hawaii 2-9 -1.51   1.75 100 1.93 31 1.69 114 4.70 89   3.26 126 1.58 71 3.74 128 5.38 100
122 Charlotte 1-10 -1.61   0.98 128 0.64 120 1.06 127 3.89 124   2.59 100 1.26 52 2.94 109 4.92 62
123 East Carolina 3-8 -1.70   2.08 70 1.72 46 2.14 79 4.60 93   3.78 129 3.00 127 3.97 129 5.83 124
124 Kent State 1-10 -1.78   0.87 130 1.14 89 0.77 130 3.54 129   2.65 103 2.92 125 2.58 89 5.56 108
125 Ball State 1-10 -1.81   1.41 120 0.58 122 1.61 117 5.07 59   3.22 125 1.83 86 3.59 124 5.74 123
126 Rice 1-11 -1.99   1.37 122 1.08 98 1.46 121 4.60 94   3.36 127 1.74 78 3.72 127 5.49 105
127 Oregon State 0-11 -2.18   1.61 111 0.45 126 1.89 102 5.06 61   3.79 130 2.70 120 4.10 130 5.90 125
128 Kansas 0-11 -2.20   1.25 124 1.11 92 1.29 124 4.62 92   3.45 128 2.81 122 3.63 126 5.69 120
129 UTEP 0-12 -2.20   1.01 127 0.90 106 1.05 128 4.29 114   3.21 124 3.65 130 3.10 115 6.00 126
130 San Jose State 1-11 -2.26   0.89 129 0.48 125 0.99 129 3.17 130   3.15 121 2.50 114 3.31 120 6.15 130