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Possession Success Rate
:: 2018

 

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 in the table below 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 win rates for the given team overall (MWR), on offense (OMW), and on defense (DMW) are calculated as a function of momentum wins and momentum win opportunities. Momentum possession stops 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). Momentum stop rates for the given team overall (MSR), on offense (OMS), and on defense (DMS) are calculated as a function of momentum stops and momentum stop opportunities.

Ratings and supporting data are calculated from the results of non-garbage possesssions in FBS vs. FBS games.

 

2018 Possession Success Rate (updated 10/8/18)

 

Rk Team Rec PSR OPS
Rk DPS
Rk   MWR Rk OMW Rk DMW Rk   MSR Rk OMS Rk DMS Rk
1 Alabama 6-0 .819 .750 1 .833 1   .798 1 .732 1 .854 11   .833 1 .778 1 .857 1
2 Georgia 5-0 .739 .622 4 .766 10   .700 3 .586 16 .778 30   .667 6 .636 5 .688 31
3 Central Florida 4-0 .733 .711 2 .730 19   .787 2 .696 2 .870 3   .571 35 .727 2 .444 116
4 Michigan 5-1 .685 .509 16 .786 5   .681 5 .605 12 .786 29   .686 2 .455 17 .773 7
5 North Carolina State 4-0 .675 .564 5 .756 13   .681 6 .654 5 .737 44   .581 31 .444 23 .778 6
6 Appalachian State 2-1 .661 .552 7 .667 50   .605 23 .500 28 .706 53   .636 14 .625 7 .667 36
7 Ohio State 6-0 .660 .552 6 .716 24   .631 15 .524 25 .737 44   .592 26 .474 15 .667 36
8 Utah State 3-1 .656 .535 8 .680 43   .691 4 .640 6 .704 54   .500 59 .357 49 .632 54
9 North Texas 4-1 .638 .456 30 .763 12   .612 22 .500 28 .760 40   .581 30 .214 103 .759 9
10 Penn State 4-1 .638 .492 21 .750 15   .630 16 .535 23 .778 30   .604 22 .357 49 .750 10
11 Oklahoma 5-1 .636 .623 3 .617 72   .667 7 .636 7 .686 67   .571 35 .636 5 .474 111
12 West Virginia 4-0 .635 .500 18 .721 23   .653 9 .536 22 .800 26   .600 23 .400 32 .684 33
13 Wisconsin 4-1 .630 .510 14 .714 25   .655 8 .625 10 .696 56   .676 3 .357 49 .857 1
14 Colorado 4-0 .621 .535 8 .705 32   .625 18 .481 34 .810 24   .613 19 .667 3 .579 73
15 Clemson 5-0 .615 .433 36 .774 8   .627 17 .500 28 .870 3   .596 25 .308 69 .706 24
 
Rk Team Rec PSR OPS
Rk DPS
Rk   MWR Rk OMW Rk DMW Rk   MSR Rk OMS Rk DMS Rk
16 Fresno State 3-1 .614 .405 44 .783 7   .571 38 .448 46 .778 30   .606 21 .222 95 .750 10
17 Syracuse 3-2 .613 .500 18 .696 37   .649 10 .571 17 .735 46   .538 50 .381 42 .655 45
18 Florida 4-1 .600 .377 56 .754 14   .603 24 .412 62 .857 9   .644 11 .385 39 .750 10
19 Notre Dame 6-0 .599 .457 29 .722 21   .526 57 .457 43 .633 84   .630 15 .389 36 .750 10
20 Oklahoma State 3-2 .598 .508 17 .639 60   .567 41 .486 32 .655 79   .571 35 .524 12 .593 68
21 Washington State 4-1 .598 .519 11 .660 54   .544 48 .467 39 .667 68   .651 8 .588 8 .750 10
22 Boise State 3-2 .596 .407 43 .727 20   .633 14 .514 27 .818 18   .511 56 .200 108 .679 34
23 Washington 4-1 .594 .468 26 .714 25   .600 26 .467 39 .800 26   .667 6 .667 3 .667 36
24 Cincinnati 5-0 .593 .393 49 .790 3   .523 59 .419 56 .762 38   .673 5 .308 69 .806 4
24 LSU 4-1 .593 .435 35 .738 16   .618 21 .537 21 .731 48   .553 43 .250 89 .733 20
26 Iowa 3-1 .589 .383 52 .792 2   .519 64 .394 66 .824 15   .622 17 .300 73 .741 18
27 South Florida 4-0 .585 .412 42 .655 55   .536 51 .438 49 .619 88   .617 18 .400 32 .700 27
28 Temple 3-2 .579 .322 82 .710 29   .530 56 .297 105 .773 34   .519 55 .353 52 .629 56
29 Mississippi State 3-2 .576 .426 39 .711 28   .574 37 .433 50 .824 15   .556 41 .417 29 .609 66
30 Duke 3-1 .573 .356 71 .773 9   .532 54 .367 76 .813 21   .639 13 .455 17 .750 10
 
Rk Team Rec PSR OPS
Rk DPS
Rk   MWR Rk OMW Rk DMW Rk   MSR Rk OMS Rk DMS Rk
31 Miami 4-1 .571 .390 50 .700 35   .597 31 .432 51 .818 18   .500 59 .412 31 .576 75
32 Oregon 3-1 .570 .417 41 .654 56   .635 13 .481 34 .810 24   .455 84 .353 52 .538 91
33 Hawaii 5-1 .569 .515 12 .609 78   .576 36 .484 33 .667 68   .491 65 .519 13 .500 98
34 Buffalo 4-1 .568 .436 34 .696 36   .569 40 .441 47 .750 42   .556 41 .438 24 .667 36
35 Memphis 3-2 .567 .528 10 .608 81   .618 20 .600 13 .640 83   .462 81 .333 56 .571 77
36 Texas 5-1 .566 .420 40 .676 48   .603 25 .476 36 .759 41   .567 38 .333 56 .692 29
37 San Diego State 3-1 .559 .364 66 .735 17   .478 83 .400 65 .714 52   .650 9 .400 32 .733 20
38 Minnesota 3-2 .558 .373 58 .721 22   .525 58 .378 70 .762 38   .623 16 .471 16 .714 23
39 Boston College 3-2 .557 .377 57 .689 39   .556 43 .368 74 .864 6   .482 69 .389 36 .559 83
40 Indiana 4-2 .557 .394 48 .677 46   .591 34 .415 59 .864 6   .544 45 .421 26 .622 59
41 Troy 4-1 .555 .389 51 .661 53   .643 11 .531 24 .818 18   .360 117 .167 122 .483 107
42 Kentucky 4-1 .553 .298 96 .789 4   .482 80 .308 99 .875 2   .612 20 .333 56 .722 22
42 Southern Mississippi 1-2 .553 .333 76 .784 6   .475 84 .370 72 .692 59   .645 10 .222 95 .857 1
42 Texas A&M 3-2 .553 .368 60 .702 34   .500 67 .432 51 .600 93   .583 28 .313 67 .742 17
45 Army 3-2 .552 .442 32 .636 63   .619 19 .591 15 .632 85   .543 47 .313 67 .737 19
 
Rk Team Rec PSR OPS
Rk DPS
Rk   MWR Rk OMW Rk DMW Rk   MSR Rk OMS Rk DMS Rk
45 UAB 3-1 .552 .372 59 .705 32   .523 60 .333 87 .813 21   .583 28 .417 29 .667 36
47 Utah 2-2 .551 .318 86 .733 18   .400 112 .250 122 .643 81   .676 3 .455 17 .800 5
48 Purdue 2-3 .550 .438 33 .662 51   .500 67 .425 53 .615 89   .642 12 .526 11 .706 24
49 Michigan State 3-2 .547 .397 46 .678 44   .517 65 .417 57 .667 68   .538 50 .294 77 .697 28
50 Houston 3-1 .546 .458 28 .617 72   .639 12 .471 37 .885 1   .423 96 .381 42 .433 117
51 Georgia Southern 3-1 .543 .450 31 .634 64   .487 78 .391 67 .625 87   .588 27 .538 10 .619 60
52 Virginia 2-2 .541 .381 54 .674 49   .535 53 .370 72 .857 9   .500 59 .455 17 .560 80
53 Georgia Tech 2-3 .541 .510 14 .574 95   .531 55 .520 26 .591 98   .476 75 .429 25 .550 87
54 Baylor 3-2 .540 .482 23 .561 100   .582 35 .556 19 .600 93   .423 96 .391 35 .464 113
54 Maryland 3-2 .540 .315 89 .678 44   .474 85 .294 108 .700 55   .549 44 .333 56 .647 49
56 Arizona State 3-3 .539 .431 37 .632 65   .482 80 .424 55 .545 106   .542 49 .368 45 .655 45
57 Texas Tech 2-2 .538 .491 22 .569 99   .549 46 .462 42 .696 56   .531 52 .565 9 .500 98
58 Missouri 2-2 .535 .500 18 .571 97   .592 32 .680 3 .500 114   .426 94 .304 71 .619 60
59 New Mexico 2-2 .533 .382 53 .654 56   .547 47 .545 20 .526 113   .449 85 .056 130 .690 30
60 Ohio 2-2 .532 .511 13 .511 112   .600 26 .619 11 .591 98   .467 77 .455 17 .476 110
 
Rk Team Rec PSR OPS
Rk DPS
Rk   MWR Rk OMW Rk DMW Rk   MSR Rk OMS Rk DMS Rk
61 TCU 2-2 .531 .286 103 .714 25   .521 62 .300 104 .867 5   .511 57 .267 86 .667 36
62 Florida International 2-2 .529 .357 70 .605 83   .538 49 .455 44 .538 107   .465 78 .250 89 .615 64
62 Virginia Tech 2-2 .529 .353 73 .686 41   .480 82 .323 93 .722 51   .543 46 .375 44 .655 45
64 Auburn 3-2 .529 .322 82 .710 29   .492 73 .359 79 .789 28   .574 34 .333 56 .658 44
65 Mississippi 3-2 .528 .481 24 .558 104   .571 38 .630 9 .500 114   .417 99 .227 93 .560 80
66 Air Force 1-3 .526 .313 92 .638 61   .500 67 .321 94 .667 68   .477 72 .188 116 .643 50
67 California 2-2 .521 .265 113 .766 10   .396 114 .212 125 .846 13   .574 33 .333 56 .767 8
68 South Carolina 3-2 .519 .426 38 .593 90   .600 26 .414 60 .850 12   .420 98 .450 22 .414 121
69 Miami (OH) 2-4 .514 .338 75 .676 47   .435 99 .311 98 .696 56   .578 32 .476 14 .643 50
70 Toledo 2-2 .511 .467 27 .510 113   .558 42 .632 8 .500 114   .447 86 .364 47 .522 93
71 USC 3-2 .508 .367 64 .650 58   .411 107 .333 87 .550 105   .600 23 .368 45 .743 16
72 Illinois 2-2 .505 .400 45 .617 70   .556 43 .500 28 .647 80   .432 91 .278 85 .538 91
73 Kansas 2-3 .504 .268 111 .661 52   .453 93 .290 110 .667 68   .483 68 .200 108 .639 52
74 Arizona 2-3 .504 .288 100 .683 42   .491 74 .306 103 .824 15   .500 59 .222 95 .632 54
75 Ball State 1-4 .500 .362 68 .638 62   .462 87 .364 77 .632 85   .491 66 .300 73 .618 63
 
Rk Team Rec PSR OPS
Rk DPS
Rk   MWR Rk OMW Rk DMW Rk   MSR Rk OMS Rk DMS Rk
75 Iowa State 2-3 .500 .368 60 .632 65   .500 67 .469 38 .579 101   .500 59 .300 73 .636 53
77 East Carolina 2-2 .490 .353 73 .627 68   .489 75 .345 85 .750 42   .480 70 .389 36 .548 88
77 Louisiana Tech 2-2 .490 .314 90 .647 59   .404 109 .281 113 .667 68   .531 52 .333 56 .625 57
79 Florida Atlantic 2-3 .482 .379 55 .571 97   .520 63 .414 60 .667 68   .424 95 .292 80 .548 88
80 Florida State 2-3 .482 .246 117 .706 31   .403 111 .289 112 .733 47   .529 54 .158 123 .688 31
81 Stanford 3-2 .481 .333 76 .596 88   .422 102 .276 116 .667 68   .509 58 .421 26 .563 78
82 Wake Forest 2-3 .481 .302 95 .591 91   .456 92 .324 92 .600 93   .477 74 .292 80 .575 76
83 Vanderbilt 2-3 .480 .320 85 .596 88   .489 75 .357 80 .688 63   .490 67 .294 77 .581 72
84 Marshall 2-2 .480 .314 90 .612 75   .488 77 .357 80 .692 59   .442 88 .263 87 .563 78
85 Liberty 2-3 .477 .354 72 .597 87   .552 45 .371 71 .864 6   .400 104 .320 65 .450 115
85 Northwestern 2-3 .477 .269 110 .692 38   .446 95 .308 99 .765 36   .478 71 .217 101 .651 48
87 UTSA 3-3 .477 .292 98 .615 74   .536 51 .405 64 .813 21   .426 93 .182 119 .558 84
88 Eastern Michigan 1-4 .469 .318 86 .629 67   .327 123 .308 99 .385 127   .565 39 .316 66 .674 35
88 Kansas State 1-4 .469 .367 63 .574 95   .537 50 .440 48 .688 63   .348 121 .200 108 .480 108
90 Akron 1-2 .468 .237 120 .561 101   .457 89 .263 117 .583 100   .395 107 .188 116 .500 98
 
Rk Team Rec PSR OPS
Rk DPS
Rk   MWR Rk OMW Rk DMW Rk   MSR Rk OMS Rk DMS Rk
91 Old Dominion 1-5 .467 .364 66 .548 106   .446 96 .425 53 .500 114   .468 76 .258 88 .605 67
92 Arkansas State 2-2 .462 .277 105 .609 78   .462 87 .360 78 .615 89   .408 102 .111 127 .586 70
93 Nevada 2-3 .462 .279 104 .625 69   .321 124 .162 129 .688 63   .500 59 .385 39 .581 71
94 Northern Illinois 3-3 .460 .222 126 .688 40   .348 121 .255 121 .667 68   .561 40 .217 101 .702 26
95 Coastal Carolina 2-2 .458 .472 25 .444 124   .600 26 .667 4 .533 109   .286 127 .235 92 .333 127
96 Western Michigan 3-2 .454 .396 47 .509 114   .523 60 .565 18 .476 121   .382 110 .280 84 .467 112
97 Tulane 1-4 .452 .288 100 .607 82   .319 125 .219 124 .533 109   .542 48 .333 56 .667 36
98 North Carolina 1-3 .451 .333 76 .558 102   .421 103 .417 57 .385 127   .400 104 .250 89 .577 74
99 Tulsa 0-4 .450 .302 94 .617 70   .465 86 .379 69 .643 81   .385 108 .200 108 .552 86
100 Tennessee 1-3 .446 .275 107 .605 83   .457 89 .348 83 .727 49   .463 80 .214 103 .593 68
101 Middle Tennessee 2-2 .444 .293 97 .600 86   .500 67 .409 63 .667 68   .405 103 .125 126 .625 57
102 Pittsburgh 2-3 .443 .304 93 .542 107   .500 67 .296 106 .765 36   .371 116 .304 71 .432 118
103 San Jose State 0-4 .440 .276 106 .603 85   .447 94 .344 86 .667 68   .456 83 .200 108 .611 65
104 BYU 2-3 .438 .250 114 .583 92   .487 78 .308 99 .833 14   .380 112 .176 121 .484 106
105 Navy 1-3 .437 .318 86 .558 102   .457 89 .333 87 .692 59   .432 91 .294 77 .560 80
 
Rk Team Rec PSR OPS
Rk DPS
Rk   MWR Rk OMW Rk DMW Rk   MSR Rk OMS Rk DMS Rk
106 Colorado State 2-3 .433 .323 81 .532 110   .592 32 .467 39 .778 30   .310 125 .200 108 .410 122
107 Texas State 0-4 .430 .231 122 .583 92   .429 101 .296 106 .692 59   .379 113 .190 115 .516 95
108 Central Michigan 0-5 .429 .217 128 .610 77   .313 127 .212 125 .500 114   .462 81 .182 119 .619 60
108 Western Kentucky 1-3 .429 .244 119 .609 78   .395 115 .259 119 .727 49   .444 87 .214 103 .548 88
110 Wyoming 1-4 .427 .232 121 .611 76   .378 119 .290 110 .538 107   .464 79 .100 129 .667 36
111 Georgia State 1-4 .427 .362 69 .469 123   .514 66 .350 82 .688 63   .360 117 .364 47 .357 126
112 Kent State 0-5 .419 .322 82 .483 119   .404 109 .321 94 .529 112   .435 89 .346 54 .486 102
113 Rutgers 1-5 .419 .231 122 .578 94   .380 118 .281 113 .533 109   .384 109 .148 125 .558 84
114 UNLV 1-3 .418 .292 99 .540 109   .385 116 .292 109 .615 89   .415 100 .300 73 .485 104
115 Charlotte 1-3 .413 .333 76 .472 121   .370 120 .313 97 .500 114   .477 72 .421 26 .522 93
116 New Mexico State 2-4 .409 .231 122 .553 105   .407 108 .278 115 .579 101   .378 114 .222 95 .510 97
117 South Alabama 1-5 .400 .288 102 .472 121   .434 100 .387 68 .474 122   .376 115 .222 95 .489 101
118 UTEP 0-5 .398 .250 114 .519 111   .333 122 .222 123 .571 103   .410 101 .292 80 .485 104
119 Oregon State 0-5 .393 .368 60 .380 127   .436 97 .450 45 .421 126   .381 111 .344 55 .423 119
120 Nebraska 0-5 .392 .274 108 .500 115   .318 126 .185 127 .563 104   .400 104 .333 56 .459 114
 
Rk Team Rec PSR OPS
Rk DPS
Rk   MWR Rk OMW Rk DMW Rk   MSR Rk OMS Rk DMS Rk
121 Massachusetts 1-5 .388 .365 65 .379 128   .420 104 .333 87 .480 120   .316 124 .382 41 .314 128
122 Rice 0-5 .387 .274 108 .491 117   .419 106 .321 94 .600 93   .319 122 .207 107 .405 123
123 Arkansas 0-5 .379 .222 126 .541 108   .400 112 .258 120 .769 35   .356 119 .185 118 .477 109
124 UCLA 0-5 .378 .246 118 .500 115   .436 97 .346 84 .615 89   .317 123 .154 124 .417 120
125 Louisville 1-4 .376 .250 114 .490 118   .273 128 .261 118 .333 129   .433 90 .292 80 .514 96
126 SMU 1-4 .362 .226 125 .481 120   .257 129 .167 128 .455 124   .354 120 .208 106 .486 102
127 Bowling Green 0-5 .348 .267 112 .418 125   .385 116 .333 87 .467 123   .309 126 .226 94 .371 125
128 Louisiana Lafayette 1-3 .343 .333 76 .353 129   .600 26 .600 13 .600 93   .220 129 .200 108 .250 129
129 Louisiana Monroe 1-4 .317 .208 129 .412 126   .419 105 .368 74 .455 124   .258 128 .103 128 .400 124
130 Connecticut 0-5 .186 .178 130 .195 130   .067 130 .000 130 .125 130   .206 130 .219 100 .207 130