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Teams are ranked in the table below 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 drive from long starting field position for the offense (OLD) and opponent offenses (DLD) are calculated on possessions that begin inside the offense's own 20-yard line. Points per drive from middle starting field position for the offense (OMD) and opponent offenses (DMD) are calculated on possessions that begin from the offense's own 20-yard line to its own 40-yard line. Points per drive from short starting field position for the offense (OSD) and opponent offenses (DSD) are calculated on possessions that begin less than 60 yards from the end zone.

Note that in this data set, successful extra points and two-point conversions following touchdowns are included in the scoring results of offensive drives, and safeties are recorded as a scoring result of negative-two points. Ratings and supporting data are calculated from the results of non-garbage possesssions in FBS vs. FBS games.

 

2009 Points Per Drive (final)

 

Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk OMD Rk OSD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DMD Rk DSD Rk
1 Boise State 13-0 2.13   3.23 2 1.93 23 2.71 11 4.89 3   1.10 9 0.66 15 1.17 16 1.40 1
2 Florida 12-1 1.99   3.03 7 2.10 15 3.28 2 3.11 58   1.05 7 0.88 28 1.02 11 1.54 2
3 TCU 11-1 1.80   2.67 16 3.00 4 1.86 56 3.69 26   0.87 2 0.29 1 0.83 6 2.47 22
4 Texas 13-1 1.61   2.66 18 1.79 31 2.54 16 3.47 37   1.05 8 1.20 56 0.52 1 2.19 12
5 Alabama 13-0 1.57   2.54 25 1.96 19 2.23 29 3.30 44   0.97 5 0.32 2 0.82 5 1.81 5
6 Penn State 10-2 1.42   2.38 29 1.08 77 2.29 26 3.47 36   0.96 4 0.37 3 0.68 4 2.46 19
7 BYU 11-2 1.36   3.09 4 1.37 53 2.89 8 5.13 1   1.73 39 1.90 94 1.28 20 2.84 40
8 Virginia Tech 10-3 1.35   2.59 21 1.96 20 2.38 22 3.39 41   1.24 11 1.17 53 1.00 10 2.88 43
9 Ohio State 11-2 1.23   2.16 46 1.48 40 1.87 53 3.21 54   0.93 3 0.43 6 0.63 3 2.69 32
10 Cincinnati 11-1 1.18   3.25 1 2.24 10 3.30 1 4.04 11   2.07 60 1.42 70 1.95 64 3.08 53
11 Central Michigan 11-2 1.16   2.77 12 2.18 12 2.48 19 3.91 14   1.60 27 0.67 18 1.61 39 2.46 19
12 Texas Tech 8-4 1.16   2.73 13 1.92 24 2.14 35 4.69 4   1.58 23 1.43 71 1.23 18 2.68 31
13 Nebraska 10-4 1.12   1.91 73 0.74 98 1.87 52 2.78 84   0.79 1 0.53 9 0.60 2 1.71 4
14 Pittsburgh 9-3 1.05   2.77 11 0.83 92 3.03 7 3.49 34   1.72 37 0.94 33 1.69 47 3.38 74
15 Oklahoma 7-5 0.89   2.01 63 1.39 52 1.78 63 3.21 53   1.13 10 0.56 10 1.04 12 1.93 6
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk OMD Rk OSD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DMD Rk DSD Rk
16 Oregon 10-3 0.89   2.62 20 1.80 30 2.27 27 3.93 13   1.73 38 0.63 12 1.61 41 2.85 42
17 Wisconsin 9-3 0.88   2.58 22 2.35 8 2.30 25 3.36 42   1.70 35 0.81 24 1.62 42 3.00 47
18 Navy 9-4 0.86   2.53 26 1.41 49 1.86 55 5.00 2   1.67 32 1.43 73 1.40 29 2.63 30
19 Utah 10-3 0.85   2.18 44 1.63 34 1.66 72 3.73 24   1.33 14 0.84 26 0.98 9 3.10 56
20 Temple 9-3 0.78   2.32 33 1.82 29 1.80 61 3.77 20   1.54 20 0.93 30 1.36 25 2.62 29
21 Iowa 10-2 0.77   1.81 79 1.04 78 1.51 84 2.97 70   1.04 6 0.66 17 0.90 7 2.09 10
22 Air Force 7-5 0.74   2.04 59 0.61 104 2.34 23 2.70 87   1.30 12 0.62 11 1.09 14 2.46 19
23 Tennessee 7-6 0.70   2.33 31 0.94 86 1.77 66 4.53 5   1.63 29 0.93 31 1.56 35 2.50 25
24 Houston 9-4 0.64   3.07 5 3.48 1 2.66 12 3.89 16   2.42 89 1.24 58 2.56 104 3.20 62
25 Miami 8-4 0.64   2.32 32 2.29 9 1.98 47 3.29 45   1.68 33 1.45 76 1.44 32 3.05 52
26 Nevada 8-5 0.64   3.19 3 1.91 25 3.25 3 4.04 11   2.55 95 2.03 98 2.42 99 3.65 90
27 Stanford 8-5 0.63   3.05 6 3.48 2 3.14 5 2.39 106   2.42 86 2.37 109 2.06 72 5.70 120
28 Clemson 8-5 0.59   2.19 42 0.39 113 2.15 34 2.92 74   1.60 26 1.35 65 1.32 22 3.08 54
29 Middle Tennessee 10-3 0.59   2.11 51 1.03 80 2.13 39 2.85 79   1.52 18 0.42 5 1.43 31 2.70 34
30 Georgia Tech 10-3 0.57   2.97 8 2.64 5 2.64 13 4.31 6   2.40 84 2.16 100 2.66 107 1.68 3
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk OMD Rk OSD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DMD Rk DSD Rk
31 Mississippi 7-4 0.53   1.86 75 1.43 45 1.97 48 2.04 115   1.33 13 0.67 18 1.08 13 2.47 22
32 Notre Dame 6-6 0.53   2.68 15 1.15 71 2.79 9 4.14 9   2.15 65 1.44 75 2.16 75 2.77 37
33 LSU 9-4 0.53   1.93 71 0.93 87 1.52 82 3.49 35   1.39 16 1.19 55 1.13 15 2.33 14
34 Arkansas 7-5 0.51   2.55 24 1.19 65 2.49 18 3.61 28   2.04 58 2.00 96 2.02 69 2.14 11
35 USC 9-4 0.51   2.08 55 1.43 45 1.69 69 4.23 7   1.57 22 0.64 13 1.52 33 2.70 33
36 West Virginia 8-4 0.48   2.06 57 1.35 54 2.24 28 2.00 116   1.58 24 0.66 15 1.38 27 2.83 39
37 Troy 9-4 0.47   2.69 14 2.15 13 2.48 20 3.71 25   2.22 74 1.30 60 2.06 72 3.44 77
38 Oregon State 7-5 0.46   2.64 19 1.18 66 2.77 10 3.29 46   2.18 68 1.45 76 1.97 66 4.80 116
39 Northern Illinois 6-6 0.34   2.30 34 0.89 90 2.10 42 3.88 17   1.96 52 1.41 67 1.78 52 3.04 51
40 Boston College 7-5 0.31   1.70 87 1.22 62 1.36 96 3.00 67   1.39 15 0.94 34 1.35 23 1.97 7
41 Central Florida 7-5 0.30   2.08 56 1.27 57 1.78 64 3.33 43   1.79 40 1.21 57 1.80 53 2.44 17
42 Oklahoma State 8-4 0.29   1.82 78 1.45 44 1.41 90 3.26 49   1.53 19 0.75 20 1.35 24 2.75 36
43 Connecticut 7-5 0.26   2.16 47 1.48 42 1.77 65 3.54 30   1.90 44 1.11 48 1.94 63 3.32 72
44 East Carolina 8-5 0.26   1.95 66 0.43 109 2.07 43 2.87 77   1.69 34 1.43 73 1.67 46 2.00 8
45 SMU 7-5 0.24   2.20 39 1.83 28 2.13 40 2.70 87   1.95 51 1.46 79 1.60 38 3.80 101
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk OMD Rk OSD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DMD Rk DSD Rk
46 Fresno State 7-5 0.24   2.81 10 1.20 63 3.07 6 3.24 52   2.57 97 1.17 54 3.00 114 3.30 71
47 Texas A&M 6-7 0.16   2.67 17 2.60 6 2.23 30 3.76 22   2.50 93 1.87 92 1.93 61 4.55 113
48 Missouri 7-5 0.16   2.18 43 2.05 17 2.16 33 2.44 104   2.02 56 1.10 47 1.91 60 3.28 69
49 Arizona 7-5 0.13   2.06 58 1.27 57 1.66 71 3.77 19   1.93 48 1.65 87 1.64 44 3.03 50
50 Rutgers 7-4 0.11   1.72 83 1.41 48 1.36 97 2.46 103   1.61 28 1.93 95 1.43 30 2.00 8
51 Auburn 7-5 0.08   2.10 53 1.62 35 2.14 36 2.50 99   2.02 55 1.48 81 2.01 68 2.47 24
52 North Carolina 6-5 0.08   1.59 95 1.25 61 1.49 85 2.33 108   1.51 17 2.11 99 0.98 8 2.39 16
53 Southern Mississippi 6-6 0.05   2.34 30 1.46 43 2.13 38 3.50 32   2.29 76 1.72 88 2.52 102 2.46 18
54 Kentucky 6-6 0.04   1.93 69 1.17 69 1.52 83 3.24 51   1.89 43 0.96 37 1.59 37 3.77 98
55 Bowling Green 7-6 0.02   2.21 37 1.10 76 2.01 46 3.28 47   2.19 70 1.59 84 2.00 67 3.79 100
56 Georgia 7-5 0.01   2.17 45 1.19 64 2.13 37 3.68 27   2.16 67 1.00 39 1.65 45 4.38 112
57 Purdue 5-7 -0.01   2.12 50 0.68 101 2.06 44 3.76 21   2.13 64 1.13 51 1.93 61 3.18 61
58 Ohio 8-5 -0.02   1.69 90 0.73 99 0.99 115 3.58 29   1.71 36 1.00 39 1.57 36 2.53 26
59 UCLA 7-6 -0.05   1.51 100 0.81 93 1.37 95 2.47 102   1.56 21 1.03 43 1.22 17 3.67 92
60 California 7-5 -0.05   2.01 62 2.42 7 1.54 81 3.08 63   2.06 59 1.41 69 1.85 56 3.12 58
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk OMD Rk OSD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DMD Rk DSD Rk
61 South Carolina 6-6 -0.07   1.57 96 0.77 95 1.29 103 3.10 60   1.63 31 1.09 46 1.27 19 2.88 44
62 South Florida 6-5 -0.07   1.87 74 1.33 56 1.63 76 3.45 39   1.94 49 2.00 96 1.37 26 3.08 54
63 Louisiana Tech 3-8 -0.07   2.11 52 1.43 45 2.03 45 3.13 56   2.18 69 0.76 21 1.90 58 3.57 86
64 Northwestern 7-5 -0.07   1.85 77 1.26 60 1.96 49 2.24 110   1.92 45 1.00 39 1.61 40 3.24 66
65 Michigan State 5-7 -0.13   2.16 47 2.13 14 1.83 57 3.18 55   2.29 76 0.96 38 2.34 94 3.26 68
66 Marshall 6-6 -0.13   1.81 80 1.93 21 1.59 78 2.39 107   1.94 50 0.40 4 2.08 74 2.96 46
67 Arizona State 3-8 -0.13   1.46 105 0.34 115 1.32 100 3.07 64   1.59 25 1.31 62 1.39 28 2.31 13
68 Washington 5-7 -0.15   2.20 40 1.52 38 1.83 58 4.22 8   2.35 80 1.54 82 2.35 96 3.15 59
69 Iowa State 6-6 -0.16   1.70 85 1.13 74 1.68 70 2.41 105   1.86 42 1.09 45 1.63 43 3.44 77
70 Buffalo 4-7 -0.17   1.86 76 0.94 85 1.93 50 3.26 48   2.03 57 1.13 51 2.05 71 2.58 27
71 Tulsa 4-7 -0.18   1.93 70 1.48 40 1.72 68 2.72 86   2.11 61 1.12 50 2.04 70 3.37 73
72 Western Michigan 4-7 -0.18   1.94 67 1.50 39 1.63 75 2.91 75   2.13 63 1.36 66 1.74 50 3.93 104
73 Michigan 4-7 -0.20   2.00 64 1.16 70 1.83 58 3.12 57   2.20 72 1.45 76 2.24 83 2.91 45
74 Wake Forest 4-7 -0.21   2.26 35 1.00 81 2.45 21 2.77 85   2.47 91 1.33 64 2.23 81 4.82 117
75 Florida State 6-6 -0.24   2.55 23 3.31 3 2.18 32 2.88 76   2.79 106 0.95 35 3.01 115 3.54 84
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk OMD Rk OSD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DMD Rk DSD Rk
76 UTEP 4-8 -0.27   2.46 27 1.65 33 2.51 17 3.05 65   2.73 105 2.70 116 2.30 91 3.73 95
77 Kansas 4-7 -0.34   2.09 54 1.41 49 2.19 31 2.50 99   2.42 88 1.32 63 2.26 85 4.22 110
78 Idaho 8-5 -0.38   2.86 9 2.03 18 3.15 4 2.94 71   3.24 118 3.00 119 2.61 106 5.00 118
79 Kent State 4-7 -0.38   1.41 107 0.80 94 1.14 108 2.65 91   1.79 41 0.78 23 1.70 48 2.61 28
80 UAB 5-7 -0.39   2.25 36 1.17 68 2.56 15 2.60 94   2.64 102 2.16 104 2.25 84 3.88 103
81 Minnesota 5-7 -0.41   1.61 94 0.76 97 1.34 98 3.03 66   2.01 54 1.89 93 1.71 49 3.12 57
82 Mississippi State 4-7 -0.42   1.70 89 1.58 36 1.38 94 3.10 61   2.12 62 0.50 7 2.29 88 3.00 47
83 Louisiana Monroe 5-6 -0.44   1.71 84 1.15 72 1.29 102 3.25 50   2.15 66 1.74 91 1.74 51 3.72 94
84 Colorado 3-9 -0.45   1.47 102 0.03 120 1.65 73 2.65 90   1.93 46 1.43 71 1.85 57 2.34 15
85 Virginia 3-8 -0.47   1.46 104 1.04 79 1.08 111 2.86 78   1.93 47 1.61 85 1.53 34 3.03 49
86 Army 4-7 -0.48   1.16 114 0.10 119 1.01 113 2.50 99   1.63 30 0.50 7 1.30 21 3.77 98
87 Duke 4-6 -0.53   1.80 81 1.76 32 1.64 74 2.56 96   2.33 79 1.41 68 2.38 97 3.28 70
88 Kansas State 4-6 -0.56   1.68 91 1.18 67 1.47 87 2.32 109   2.24 75 0.78 22 2.90 110 2.85 41
89 Florida Atlantic 5-7 -0.56   2.44 28 1.93 22 2.33 24 3.52 31   3.00 112 2.64 115 3.23 118 2.79 38
90 North Texas 2-10 -0.62   2.02 60 1.26 59 1.88 51 3.00 67   2.64 101 1.62 86 2.19 77 4.68 114
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk OMD Rk OSD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DMD Rk DSD Rk
91 Utah State 3-8 -0.63   1.98 65 2.07 16 1.48 86 2.85 80   2.60 98 1.57 83 2.41 98 5.00 118
92 Indiana 3-8 -0.64   1.78 82 0.67 102 1.80 62 2.60 94   2.42 87 2.16 100 2.18 76 3.21 63
93 Arkansas State 3-8 -0.68   1.51 101 0.45 108 1.34 98 2.67 89   2.19 71 1.00 39 2.20 79 3.54 85
94 Syracuse 3-8 -0.69   1.52 98 0.93 88 1.40 92 2.52 98   2.21 73 0.88 27 2.30 89 3.39 75
95 Toledo 5-7 -0.70   2.20 38 1.88 26 1.73 67 4.08 10   2.90 110 2.37 110 2.26 86 4.37 111
96 North Carolina State 3-7 -0.76   2.19 41 0.97 83 2.58 14 2.81 82   2.95 111 2.83 117 2.58 105 3.73 95
97 Hawaii 5-7 -0.76   1.94 68 1.85 27 1.87 54 2.21 113   2.71 104 0.90 29 3.26 119 3.43 76
98 Louisiana Lafayette 5-6 -0.77   1.63 93 0.50 107 1.62 77 3.74 23   2.41 85 1.28 59 2.27 87 3.25 67
99 San Diego State 3-8 -0.78   1.70 88 1.40 51 1.56 80 2.94 72   2.48 92 0.65 14 2.34 95 3.61 89
100 Colorado State 2-9 -0.81   2.02 61 2.21 11 1.44 89 3.90 15   2.83 108 2.21 106 2.55 103 3.76 97
101 Ball State 2-9 -0.84   1.52 99 0.42 111 1.38 93 3.08 62   2.36 81 0.96 36 1.83 55 4.13 109
102 Florida International 3-9 -0.85   1.66 92 0.77 96 1.30 101 3.41 40   2.51 94 1.74 90 2.45 100 3.47 79
103 UNLV 4-7 -0.88   2.12 49 1.00 81 1.82 60 3.83 18   3.00 112 2.16 100 2.95 113 3.83 102
104 Maryland 1-10 -0.92   1.47 103 0.91 89 1.20 105 3.00 67   2.39 83 0.81 25 2.31 92 3.18 60
105 Illinois 2-9 -0.93   1.70 86 1.35 55 1.57 79 2.62 93   2.63 100 2.26 108 2.51 101 3.23 65
 
Rk Team Rec NPD   OPD Rk OLD Rk OMD Rk OSD Rk   DPD Rk DLD Rk DMD Rk DSD Rk
106 Wyoming 6-6 -0.98   1.39 108 0.96 84 1.17 106 2.81 83   2.37 82 1.11 49 2.30 90 3.47 80
107 Vanderbilt 1-10 -0.98   1.02 118 0.63 103 0.87 118 2.21 114   2.01 53 1.06 44 1.90 59 3.52 83
108 Louisville 3-8 -1.00   1.42 106 1.52 37 1.26 104 1.95 117   2.43 90 2.16 100 2.20 78 3.22 64
109 Baylor 3-8 -1.13   1.17 113 0.69 100 0.92 117 2.84 81   2.29 78 1.30 61 1.95 65 3.50 81
110 Akron 2-9 -1.36   1.20 112 0.17 117 0.94 116 2.93 73   2.55 96 0.93 31 2.31 93 3.59 88
111 Memphis 1-10 -1.48   1.53 97 1.13 73 1.40 91 2.24 110   3.01 114 1.73 89 3.05 116 4.00 105
112 Miami (OH) 1-11 -1.53   1.15 115 1.13 74 1.17 106 1.09 120   2.68 103 2.20 105 1.82 54 4.11 107
113 Western Kentucky 0-11 -1.59   1.92 72 0.86 91 2.11 41 2.24 112   3.50 120 2.23 107 3.43 120 4.05 106
114 San Jose State 1-10 -1.67   1.12 117 0.42 110 1.09 110 2.53 97   2.79 107 2.55 113 2.90 111 2.74 35
115 New Mexico 1-11 -1.73   1.13 116 0.20 116 1.00 114 3.10 59   2.86 109 3.45 120 2.24 82 3.57 86
116 Tulane 2-9 -1.76   1.38 109 0.52 105 1.45 88 3.45 38   3.15 117 2.56 114 2.69 108 4.12 108
117 Eastern Michigan 0-12 -1.77   1.37 110 0.38 114 1.12 109 2.65 91   3.14 116 2.42 112 3.14 117 3.71 93
118 New Mexico State 2-10 -1.92   0.70 120 0.39 112 0.61 120 1.36 119   2.63 99 2.38 111 2.21 80 3.66 91
119 Rice 2-10 -1.94   1.30 111 0.11 118 1.07 112 3.50 32   3.24 119 1.48 80 2.94 112 4.75 115
120 Washington State 1-11 -2.28   0.79 119 0.52 106 0.71 119 1.93 118   3.07 115 2.88 118 2.87 109 3.51 82