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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.

 

2018 Starting Field Position Ratings (final)

 

Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
1 Alabama 13-1 7.5   66.5 5 .152 117 .580 106 .268 7   74.0 5 .182 78 .713 9 .105 123
2 Toledo 6-6 7.5   65.6 1 .154 114 .566 117 .280 3   73.1 13 .221 36 .631 57 .148 91
3 Fresno State 11-2 7.4   67.6 11 .127 127 .642 43 .231 19   75.0 1 .273 6 .636 52 .091 129
4 Marshall 8-4 7.3   65.9 2 .168 96 .531 126 .301 1   73.3 10 .241 20 .621 71 .138 104
5 Michigan 10-3 6.5   67.9 15 .202 52 .527 127 .271 6   74.4 4 .194 62 .705 11 .101 125
6 Syracuse 9-3 6.4   66.1 3 .145 122 .582 104 .273 5   72.5 21 .241 21 .620 72 .139 101
7 Georgia Southern 9-3 5.7   67.3 10 .158 108 .567 116 .275 4   73.0 14 .163 101 .732 4 .106 121
8 LSU 9-3 5.7   66.6 7 .164 99 .568 114 .267 8   72.3 23 .182 77 .689 20 .128 113
9 Virginia 7-5 5.2   67.0 8 .203 49 .555 120 .242 15   72.2 29 .192 67 .669 29 .138 102
10 Ohio State 13-1 4.6   69.9 50 .154 114 .627 58 .219 27   74.4 3 .263 9 .642 47 .095 127
11 Eastern Michigan 6-6 4.4   66.5 4 .156 112 .578 108 .265 9   70.9 58 .221 37 .607 83 .172 65
12 Auburn 7-5 4.4   68.2 18 .177 84 .592 94 .231 20   72.6 19 .154 108 .721 7 .125 118
13 Middle Tennessee 7-6 4.4   67.6 12 .133 126 .622 64 .245 13   72.0 33 .273 6 .552 116 .175 63
14 Vanderbilt 5-7 4.3   70.1 56 .194 63 .597 92 .209 32   74.5 2 .240 22 .667 31 .093 128
15 Troy 9-3 4.3   67.8 14 .187 73 .561 119 .252 11   72.1 31 .186 73 .671 28 .143 97
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
16 Duke 7-5 4.3   68.4 21 .137 124 .637 49 .226 23   72.7 18 .260 11 .582 101 .158 79
17 Iowa 8-4 4.2   66.6 6 .189 68 .515 129 .295 2   70.7 63 .237 27 .576 105 .187 53
18 North Carolina State 8-4 4.2   68.6 22 .098 130 .697 14 .205 38   72.8 16 .242 19 .629 60 .129 112
19 Ohio 8-4 3.9   69.4 39 .200 53 .592 96 .208 34   73.3 9 .225 32 .642 48 .133 108
20 Texas A&M 8-4 3.5   69.2 34 .170 93 .631 54 .199 43   72.7 17 .204 51 .664 34 .131 110
21 Stanford 8-4 3.4   70.2 58 .140 123 .735 2 .125 112   73.6 7 .203 53 .699 15 .098 126
22 Florida 8-3 3.2   70.4 63 .218 37 .613 79 .168 74   73.6 8 .262 10 .595 91 .143 97
23 Penn State 9-4 3.2   69.0 31 .215 40 .552 121 .233 17   72.3 28 .204 52 .660 36 .136 106
24 Army 9-2 3.2   67.7 13 .161 105 .591 97 .247 12   71.0 57 .156 105 .698 16 .146 95
25 West Virginia 7-4 3.2   68.6 23 .155 113 .636 51 .209 32   71.8 37 .190 70 .627 65 .183 56
26 Kansas 3-8 3.1   69.2 33 .150 119 .667 29 .183 57   72.3 25 .264 8 .570 107 .165 72
27 Clemson 14-0 3.1   69.5 40 .204 48 .605 83 .191 47   72.6 20 .178 83 .694 18 .127 114
28 Boise State 10-3 2.9   68.6 25 .173 90 .604 85 .223 25   71.6 44 .169 95 .725 6 .106 122
29 Miami (OH) 6-6 2.9   69.0 30 .197 55 .540 124 .263 10   72.0 35 .236 29 .600 88 .164 73
30 Minnesota 7-6 2.8   68.6 24 .176 86 .620 70 .204 40   71.4 47 .200 57 .641 49 .159 77
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
31 Boston College 6-5 2.8   67.9 17 .169 95 .603 87 .228 22   70.7 66 .239 24 .630 58 .130 111
32 Appalachian State 10-2 2.5   67.9 16 .189 71 .583 102 .228 21   70.3 75 .149 110 .657 38 .194 46
33 California 6-6 2.3   69.9 53 .230 27 .547 122 .223 25   72.3 27 .293 2 .550 117 .157 80
34 Kansas State 4-7 2.2   69.8 49 .173 89 .664 33 .164 82   72.0 34 .248 14 .590 98 .162 75
35 Utah State 10-2 2.1   68.4 19 .146 120 .650 39 .204 39   70.5 69 .107 127 .747 3 .147 93
36 Arkansas State 7-5 2.1   71.0 80 .183 77 .648 41 .169 73   73.1 11 .289 3 .570 106 .141 99
37 Arizona State 7-6 2.1   71.7 93 .218 38 .634 52 .148 94   73.8 6 .193 65 .729 5 .079 130
38 Memphis 7-6 2.0   69.8 48 .181 78 .638 47 .181 58   71.8 38 .164 97 .704 13 .132 109
39 San Jose State 1-10 2.0   67.3 9 .152 118 .614 78 .235 16   69.3 99 .257 12 .478 129 .265 11
40 Notre Dame 12-1 2.0   70.1 55 .154 114 .671 28 .175 66   72.0 32 .184 76 .680 25 .136 105
41 Kentucky 9-3 1.9   71.0 81 .225 31 .574 112 .202 41   72.9 15 .286 4 .556 114 .158 78
42 Northwestern 9-5 1.9   68.9 27 .190 67 .603 86 .207 36   70.7 64 .236 28 .593 94 .170 68
43 BYU 6-6 1.8   69.7 43 .197 56 .622 65 .181 59   71.4 48 .208 49 .624 67 .168 69
44 Buffalo 9-4 1.6   69.3 35 .171 92 .586 100 .243 14   70.9 60 .112 126 .720 8 .168 71
45 Louisiana Lafayette 6-7 1.6   69.2 32 .163 103 .630 55 .207 35   70.7 65 .191 69 .656 39 .153 86
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
46 Washington State 10-2 1.4   70.9 77 .181 80 .638 46 .181 59   72.3 26 .188 71 .703 14 .109 120
47 Cincinnati 10-2 1.3   68.9 29 .214 41 .571 113 .214 31   70.2 77 .212 47 .610 80 .178 59
48 SMU 4-7 1.3   69.4 38 .200 53 .637 48 .163 83   70.6 68 .239 25 .582 102 .179 58
49 Illinois 3-8 1.3   69.7 45 .107 129 .705 10 .189 52   71.0 56 .180 80 .672 27 .148 92
50 North Texas 8-4 1.1   70.3 61 .160 107 .625 62 .215 29   71.4 49 .223 34 .622 70 .155 82
51 Wyoming 5-6 1.0   70.6 69 .194 64 .629 56 .177 63   71.7 40 .240 23 .570 107 .190 51
52 Florida International 8-4 1.0   72.1 105 .239 18 .615 75 .145 97   73.1 12 .193 64 .681 24 .126 117
53 Iowa State 7-5 1.0   71.3 85 .203 50 .624 63 .173 67   72.3 24 .252 13 .607 82 .141 100
54 Texas Tech 4-7 0.9   71.4 87 .212 43 .599 90 .190 49   72.3 22 .239 25 .612 76 .149 89
55 Colorado 4-7 0.9   70.8 73 .173 88 .699 12 .128 110   71.7 42 .275 5 .550 118 .176 61
56 Temple 8-4 0.8   68.4 20 .166 98 .648 40 .186 55   69.2 102 .179 81 .622 69 .199 44
57 Louisiana Tech 7-5 0.7   69.3 37 .158 110 .626 60 .216 28   70.0 82 .214 42 .557 112 .229 25
58 Virginia Tech 5-7 0.7   71.2 83 .204 47 .626 61 .170 71   71.9 36 .176 88 .697 17 .127 115
59 Purdue 6-7 0.6   70.7 72 .224 32 .622 66 .154 89   71.3 51 .217 39 .605 85 .178 60
60 Missouri 7-5 0.5   70.7 70 .194 62 .619 71 .187 53   71.1 54 .163 99 .681 23 .156 81
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
61 Oregon 8-4 0.5   69.7 42 .232 24 .577 111 .190 48   70.1 79 .173 91 .633 56 .193 48
62 Navy 2-10 0.4   69.7 47 .158 108 .675 27 .167 77   70.1 78 .198 58 .647 44 .155 83
63 UAB 10-3 0.4   69.7 44 .212 43 .591 98 .197 45   70.1 80 .133 121 .678 26 .189 52
64 Texas 10-4 0.4   71.2 84 .223 34 .580 107 .197 44   71.6 43 .201 56 .652 41 .146 94
65 Georgia Tech 6-6 0.4   68.9 28 .170 94 .652 37 .179 62   69.3 100 .193 66 .615 74 .193 49
66 Utah 8-5 0.2   70.2 57 .181 79 .651 38 .168 76   70.4 72 .155 107 .709 10 .135 107
67 Old Dominion 3-8 0.2   70.7 71 .164 100 .664 31 .171 69   70.9 61 .246 15 .567 109 .187 54
68 Wisconsin 8-5 0.1   68.8 26 .233 23 .534 125 .233 18   68.9 104 .164 98 .636 53 .200 41
69 Georgia 10-3 0.1   70.8 76 .197 57 .639 45 .164 81   70.9 59 .106 128 .756 2 .138 103
70 Maryland 5-7 -0.1   70.8 74 .195 61 .656 35 .148 92   70.8 62 .214 44 .611 77 .176 61
71 Indiana 5-7 -0.1   70.6 68 .167 97 .667 29 .167 77   70.5 71 .176 86 .662 35 .162 76
72 Oklahoma State 6-6 -0.2   71.7 92 .161 106 .732 3 .107 121   71.5 46 .187 72 .687 21 .127 116
73 Houston 7-5 -0.3   69.7 46 .146 121 .696 15 .158 85   69.5 91 .215 40 .582 100 .203 39
74 Central Florida 11-1 -0.3   71.8 102 .246 13 .612 82 .142 102   71.6 45 .201 54 .694 19 .104 124
75 UTSA 3-9 -0.4   71.0 82 .242 15 .578 109 .180 61   70.7 67 .313 1 .484 128 .203 38
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
76 South Carolina 6-6 -0.4   71.7 95 .172 91 .688 21 .141 104   71.4 50 .174 90 .682 22 .144 96
77 Rice 1-11 -0.4   70.0 54 .120 128 .718 8 .162 84   69.6 88 .214 44 .618 73 .168 70
78 Texas State 2-9 -0.5   69.9 52 .231 26 .545 123 .224 24   69.4 93 .178 84 .628 62 .194 47
79 Tennessee 4-7 -0.5   71.8 98 .180 81 .676 26 .144 98   71.2 52 .246 17 .605 85 .149 90
80 Tulsa 2-9 -0.6   69.9 51 .223 33 .600 89 .177 64   69.3 95 .156 106 .607 84 .238 17
81 USC 5-7 -0.6   71.7 94 .225 30 .634 52 .141 103   71.1 55 .181 79 .646 45 .174 64
82 Arizona 4-7 -0.6   72.3 109 .235 20 .621 67 .144 101   71.7 41 .197 59 .652 42 .152 88
83 New Mexico 2-9 -0.7   70.4 62 .183 76 .641 44 .176 65   69.6 89 .208 50 .592 95 .200 41
84 Oklahoma 12-2 -0.8   71.9 103 .196 59 .685 22 .119 116   71.1 53 .083 130 .792 1 .125 118
85 Northern Illinois 8-6 -0.8   70.8 75 .164 102 .678 25 .158 86   70.1 81 .231 31 .566 110 .202 40
86 Tulane 6-6 -0.9   70.2 59 .157 111 .654 36 .190 50   69.4 94 .243 18 .526 124 .230 23
87 Air Force 4-7 -1.1   72.8 110 .193 65 .681 24 .126 111   71.8 39 .233 30 .603 87 .164 74
88 Ball State 3-8 -1.1   71.4 88 .187 74 .642 42 .171 70   70.3 76 .179 82 .667 31 .154 84
89 Washington 9-4 -1.2   70.9 78 .177 84 .685 23 .138 106   69.7 86 .169 94 .647 43 .184 55
90 TCU 6-6 -1.3   71.8 99 .301 1 .493 130 .205 37   70.5 70 .219 38 .610 80 .171 67
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
91 Nevada 7-5 -1.3   70.2 60 .222 35 .563 118 .215 30   68.9 103 .201 55 .578 103 .221 29
92 Western Kentucky 3-8 -1.3   71.0 79 .240 17 .568 115 .192 46   69.7 87 .225 33 .543 122 .233 21
93 Liberty 4-6 -1.4   69.3 36 .212 42 .621 67 .167 77   67.9 112 .185 74 .600 88 .215 30
94 Oregon State 1-10 -1.4   71.8 101 .234 22 .617 73 .148 92   70.4 74 .165 96 .635 54 .200 41
95 Michigan State 7-6 -1.6   71.4 86 .227 28 .589 99 .184 56   69.8 84 .222 35 .549 119 .228 26
96 Louisiana Monroe 5-6 -1.8   73.9 118 .202 51 .693 16 .105 123   72.1 30 .214 42 .634 55 .152 87
97 Wake Forest 6-6 -1.8   71.8 96 .174 87 .691 19 .134 107   69.9 83 .192 67 .628 61 .179 57
98 South Florida 6-6 -2.0   71.6 90 .232 25 .613 80 .155 88   69.6 90 .141 115 .705 12 .154 85
99 San Diego State 6-6 -2.1   71.9 104 .267 8 .578 110 .156 87   69.8 85 .213 46 .553 115 .234 20
100 Southern Mississippi 5-5 -2.3   70.4 64 .283 5 .517 128 .200 42   68.1 111 .137 119 .624 68 .239 16
101 Massachusetts 3-8 -2.6   69.6 41 .164 101 .689 20 .148 95   67.0 118 .161 102 .629 59 .210 34
102 North Carolina 1-9 -3.4   72.1 106 .252 12 .580 105 .168 75   68.7 106 .195 61 .594 93 .211 32
103 Pittsburgh 6-7 -3.6   73.0 112 .238 19 .615 75 .147 96   69.5 92 .139 118 .653 40 .208 36
104 Baylor 6-6 -3.8   74.2 124 .227 29 .664 32 .109 119   70.4 73 .195 60 .594 92 .211 33
105 Florida Atlantic 4-7 -3.8   73.1 113 .195 60 .692 18 .113 118   69.3 97 .163 100 .628 62 .209 35
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
106 Miami 6-6 -4.0   70.4 65 .216 39 .597 91 .187 53   66.4 122 .184 75 .518 126 .298 6
107 Mississippi State 7-5 -4.0   71.8 100 .246 14 .585 101 .169 72   67.8 115 .154 109 .641 50 .205 37
108 South Alabama 2-9 -4.3   70.6 67 .136 125 .720 6 .144 99   66.2 124 .144 113 .592 96 .264 12
109 Connecticut 0-11 -4.4   73.6 116 .189 69 .703 11 .108 120   69.2 101 .171 93 .657 37 .171 66
110 UNLV 3-8 -4.4   71.8 97 .211 45 .617 74 .173 67   67.3 116 .159 104 .591 97 .250 14
111 Coastal Carolina 4-7 -4.7   73.3 114 .189 69 .721 5 .090 128   68.6 108 .131 123 .645 46 .224 27
112 Mississippi 4-7 -4.7   74.0 123 .210 46 .710 9 .081 130   69.3 96 .142 114 .667 31 .192 50
113 New Mexico State 2-9 -4.9   72.2 107 .219 36 .628 57 .153 90   67.3 117 .146 112 .613 75 .241 15
114 Western Michigan 6-6 -5.0   71.6 89 .254 11 .582 103 .164 80   66.5 121 .175 89 .547 120 .277 7
115 Bowling Green 2-9 -5.2   73.0 111 .264 9 .592 95 .144 99   67.8 114 .178 85 .585 99 .237 18
116 Georgia State 1-10 -5.4   74.7 128 .162 104 .752 1 .086 129   69.3 98 .215 41 .561 111 .224 27
117 Louisville 1-10 -5.5   72.2 108 .179 82 .692 17 .128 109   66.8 119 .209 48 .527 123 .264 13
118 Hawaii 7-6 -5.5   70.5 66 .196 58 .615 77 .189 51   65.1 128 .141 116 .557 113 .302 5
119 Nebraska 3-8 -5.6   73.9 117 .257 10 .618 72 .125 112   68.3 109 .140 117 .628 62 .233 21
120 Rutgers 1-11 -5.7   73.9 119 .271 7 .605 84 .124 114   68.2 110 .246 16 .485 127 .269 10
 
Rk Team Rec NFP   OFP Rk OLF Rk OMF Rk OSF Rk   DFP Rk DLF Rk DMF Rk DSF Rk
121 East Carolina 3-8 -5.7   74.4 127 .291 2 .603 88 .106 122   68.7 107 .118 125 .669 30 .213 31
122 UCLA 3-9 -6.1   74.0 122 .184 75 .699 13 .118 117   67.9 113 .176 86 .625 66 .199 45
123 Central Michigan 0-11 -6.4   71.6 91 .193 66 .657 34 .150 91   65.2 127 .134 120 .545 121 .321 2
124 Colorado State 3-8 -6.8   75.5 130 .287 3 .612 81 .101 124   68.7 105 .161 103 .610 78 .229 24
125 Charlotte 4-7 -7.3   74.0 121 .280 6 .627 59 .093 127   66.7 120 .126 124 .640 51 .234 19
126 Akron 3-8 -7.4   73.6 115 .241 16 .620 69 .139 105   66.2 125 .132 122 .596 90 .272 9
127 UTEP 1-10 -7.9   74.2 125 .235 20 .636 50 .129 108   66.3 123 .146 111 .577 104 .276 8
128 Kent State 1-10 -8.9   73.9 120 .178 83 .726 4 .096 125   65.0 129 .194 62 .411 130 .395 1
129 Arkansas 1-10 -8.9   74.8 129 .188 72 .719 7 .094 126   65.9 126 .172 92 .525 125 .303 4
130 Florida State 4-7 -10.9   74.3 126 .284 4 .596 93 .121 115   63.4 130 .085 129 .610 79 .305 3