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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

SportPundit Pre-CFP (College Football Playoff) Interim Rankings - Based on Current Yards Per Play Stats

SportPundit Pre-CFP (College Football Playoff) Interim Rankings, Oct. 30, 2018.

The College Football Playoff Selection Committee will present its first interim rankings in a week -- on Oct. 30, 2018 -- so we thought we might provide some current statistical college football "pre-data". These rankings must be adjusted according to schedule difficulty, which each can do according to his preference, but the raw data nevertheless present a very clear picture. The data are based on data found at cfbstats.com.

The table below lists all 130 FBS college football teams in NCAA Division 1 ranked by Yards Per Play (offense minus defense = total ypp difference).

TABLE : YPP RAW DATA RANKING

RANK     TEAM                   Offense ypp      Defense ypp      Difference ypp


1

Alabama

8.30 ypp

4.71 ypp

3.59 ypp

2

Oklahoma

8.69

5.26

3.43

3

Clemson

7.26

4.04

3.22

4

Appalachian St

7.14

4.17

2.97

5

Michigan

6.26

3.71

2.55

6

Georgia

7.14

4.76

2.38

7

Miami (Florida)

5.91

3.81

2.10

8

Memphis

7.67

5.67

2.00

9

Houston

7.39

5.47

1.92

10

Penn State

6.77

4.87

1.90

11

UCF

6.92

5.03

1.89

12

Mississippi St

6.17

4.37

1.80

13

Utah State

6.32

4.55

1.77

14

West Virginia

7.05

5.28

1.77

15

Washington

6.27

4.57

1.70

16

Cincinnati

5.98

4.29

1.69

17

Utah

5.97

4.32

1.65

18

South Florida

6.92

5.32

1.60

19

Fresno State

5.98

4.40

1.58

20

Oklahoma St

6.77

5.32

1.45

21

Washington St

6.31

4.88

1.43

22

Florida

6.23

4.83

1.40

23

Purdue

7.07

5.67

1.40

24

Mississippi

7.67

6.29

1.38

25

Iowa

5.65

4.34

1.31

26

UAB

6.14

4.86

1.28

27

Notre Dame

5.80

4.55

1.25

28

Maryland

5.76

4.53

1.23

29

Temple

5.37

4.17

1.20

30

Troy

6.28

5.17

1.11

31

Kentucky

5.71

4.66

1.05

32

Arizona State

6.22

5.19

1.03

33

North Texas

6.17

5.16

1.01

34

Boston College

5.98

5.00

0.98

35

Southern Miss

5.86

4.88

0.98

36

Georgia Tech

6.57

5.59

0.98

37

California

5.55

4.66

0.89

38

Florida Int’l

6.45

5.56

0.89

39

Ohio State

6.75

5.88

0.87

40

Buffalo

5.69

4.87

0.82

41

Oregon

6.15

5.35

0.80

42

Wisconsin

6.78

5.99

0.79

43

Auburn

5.63

4.89

0.74

44

Boise State

6.31

5.61

0.70

45

Iowa State

5.67

4.95

0.72

46

San Diego St

5.29

4.62

0.67

47

Nevada

6.12

5.45

0.67

48

Florida State

5.25

4.65

0.60

49

GA Southern

5.97

5.37

0.60

50

W. Michigan

6.40

5.81

0.59

51

Duke

5.42

4.85

0.57

52

LSU

5.33

4.79

0.54

53

NC State

6.10

5.56

0.54

54

Louisiana Tech

5.61

5.08

0.53

55

Miami (Ohio)

5.43

4.92

0.51

56

Colorado

5.68

5.18

0.50

57

TCU

5.52

5.03

0.49

58

Virginia

5.77

5.31

0.46

59

South Carolina

5.76

5.33

0.43

60

Texas Tech

6.27

5.84

0.43

61

Nebraska

6.40

5.98

0.42

62

Texas A&M

6.36

5.94

0.42

63

Arizona

6.11

5.71

0.40

64

Marshall

5.37

5.04

0.33

65

Missouri

6.29

6.00

0.29

66

USC

5.50

5.22

0.28

67

Vanderbilt

5.95

5.71

0.24

68

Ohio

6.98

6.74

0.24

69

Stanford

5.84

5.63

0.21

70

Syracuse

5.87

5.72

0.15

71

E. Michigan

5.61

5.47

0.14

72

Virginia Tech

6.09

5.97

0.12

73

Texas

5.42

5.31

0.11

74

Louisiana-Laf.

6.84

6.75

0.09

75

Hawaii

6.28

6.23

0.05

76

Arkansas St

5.97

5.98

-0.01

77

Toledo

6.00

6.01

-0.01

78

North Carolina

5.55

5.60

-0.05

79

Michigan State

4.97

5.08

-0.11

80

Akron

4.87

5.00

-0.13

81

New Mexico

5.71

5.84

-0.13

82

Ball State

5.28

5.46

-0.18

83

BYU

5.13

5.32

-0.19

84

Indiana

5.40

5.63

-0.23

85

Kansas State

5.41

5.65

-0.24

86

Baylor

6.09

6.34

-0.25

87

Florida Atl.

5.95

6.24

-0.29

88

Tulane

5.44

5.80

-0.36

89

UCLA

5.17

5.57

-0.40

90

Tennessee

5.58

5.98

-0.40

91

Wyoming

4.59

5.01

-0.42

92

SMU

4.99

5.43

-0.44

93

Air Force

5.12

5.57

-0.45

94

Pittsburgh

5.38

5.83

-0.45

95

Texas State

4.86

5.32

-0.46

96

Mid Tennessee

4.95

5.41

-0.46

97

Liberty

5.85

6.31

-0.46

98

Umass

6.31

6.79

-0.48

99

W. Kentucky

5.28

5.78

-0.50

100

Arkansas

5.34

5.89

-0.55

101

N. Illinois

4.02

4.58

-0.56

102

East Carolina

4.75

5.31

-0.56

103

Charlotte

4.94

5.53

-0.59

104

Minnesota

5.28

5.94

-0.66

105

C. Michigan

4.28

4.99

-0.71

106

Northwestern

4.68

5.45

-0.77

107

Kansas

5.18

5.97

-0.79

108

Army

5.37

6.18

-0.81

109

Coast. Carolina

6.40

7.23

-0.83

110

Tulsa

4.63

5.47

-0.84

111

Old Dominion

5.67

6.57

-0.90

112

UL Monroe

5.89

6.83

-0.94

113

Louisville

5.03

6.02

-0.99

114

New Mexico St

4.98

6.06

-1.08

115

Navy

5.46

6.56

-1.10

116

San Jose State

4.40

5.57

-1.17

117

S. Alabama

5.17

6.37

-1.20

118

UTEP

4.91

6.13

-1.22

119

Illinois

5.46

6.68

-1.22

120

Colorado State

5.54

6.86

-1.32

121

Kent State

5.12

6.50

-1.38

122

UNLV

5.24

6.63

-1.39

123

Wake Forest

4.96

6.71

-1.75

124

Oregon State

5.57

7.40

-1.83

125

Rutgers

4.07

5.92

-1.85

126

Bowling Green

5.35

7.24

-1.89

127

UTSA

3.77

5.80

-2.03

128

Georgia State

5.36

7.66

-2.30

129

Rice

4.72

7.10

-2.38

130

Connecticut

5.54

9.23

-3.69