Offensive and Defensive YPG vs Opponents Average thru week #9.

Every year I am adding to new features and articles to my College Football Preview and PhilSteele.com and for all 130 teams I have added a couple extra columns to the Game-by-Game Stats that you will find for every team. A lot of people have been asking me what those columns stand for and I thought I would explain it further in today’s blog.

Sample below of Ohio St’s Game by Game Stats as a subscriber to Phil Steele Plus on Philsteele.com.

I have broke down the offensive and defensive averages and in today’s blog I took all those averages (both offense and defense) and combined them to come up with the most impressive teams in the country compared to how they fared against their opponent. Here is a ranking of all 130 teams and how they did. This list does take out Garbage yards that may occur during overtime and/or blowout wins/losses. You you may see a difference in rankings from the Game by Game Stats listed on the actual Teams Pages. The team page game by game stats include garbage yards.

Here is the breakdown of Offensive and Defensive YPG vs Opponents Average through week 9.

Offensive Defensive
Team Rank Average Rank Average Total Rank
OHIO ST 1 206.9 11 117.2 324.0 1
ALABAMA 6 117.3 1 168.1 285.4 2
CLEMSON 13 93.7 3 160.3 254.0 3
GEORGIA 22 83.5 2 161.4 244.9 4
OKLAHOMA ST 4 157.0 18 84.5 241.5 5
OKLAHOMA 2 203.1 46 28.9 232.0 6
AUBURN 24 81.1 9 122.8 204.0 7
NOTRE DAME 5 118.2 24 62.0 180.2 8
PENN ST 19 87.1 16 90.2 177.3 9
VIRGINIA TECH 33 53.3 12 113.7 167.0 10
WISCONSIN 39 43.7 10 120.4 164.1 11
UCF 11 96.0 23 64.5 160.5 12
TCU 55 20.3 6 139.6 159.9 13
LSU 30 65.1 17 89.2 154.3 14
MICHIGAN ST 51 24.2 8 129.6 153.7 15
MICHIGAN 59 11.9 5 141.6 153.5 16
WASH ST 38 44.1 14 105.0 149.1 17
MISS ST 25 74.3 22 73.2 147.5 18
MIAMI FLA 9 98.1 49 28.7 126.8 19
USC 12 95.9 48 28.7 124.6 20
WASHINGTON 97 -31.0 4 148.0 117.0 21
SOUTH FLORIDA 27 71.6 37 39.0 110.6 22
SYRACUSE 21 86.0 57 18.1 104.1 23
NC State 26 71.8 52 26.2 98.0 24
GEORGIA TECH 37 45.3 25 52.1 97.4 25
BOISE ST 60 9.8 19 83.9 93.8 26
TOLEDO 17 88.4 69 1.6 90.0 27
SAN DIEGO ST 102 -42.0 7 131.4 89.4 28
LOUISVILLE 3 172.1 123 -87.2 84.9 29
NAVY 40 41.8 33 42.8 84.5 30
FLORIDA ST 95 -28.8 13 113.3 84.5 31
IOWA ST 86 -19.9 15 103.2 83.3 32
WAKE FOREST 31 65.0 58 17.6 82.6 33
TEXAS 68 1.9 20 78.3 80.2 34
TEXAS TECH 18 88.0 78 -9.0 79.0 35
NEBRASKA 34 50.8 53 24.9 75.7 36
ARIZONA 8 101.7 95 -27.1 74.6 37
UTSA 56 20.3 26 51.7 72.0 38
WEST VIRGINIA 7 109.2 106 -42.4 66.8 39
PURDUE 45 30.2 40 34.7 64.9 40
COLORADO ST 16 88.8 90 -24.1 64.7 41
INDIANA 46 29.8 39 34.9 64.6 42
S MISS 53 21.8 34 42.5 64.3 43
BOSTON COLL 44 30.3 42 33.2 63.5 44
FRESNO ST 81 -13.6 21 76.0 62.4 45
OREGON 54 21.3 38 35.9 57.2 46
SMU 23 82.8 104 -40.9 41.9 47
HOUSTON 71 0.5 36 39.7 40.1 48
MEMPHIS 32 62.5 93 -25.9 36.5 49
UCLA 20 87.0 110 -51.5 35.6 50
Appalachian St 64 4.7 47 28.8 33.5 51
TEXAS A&M 65 3.5 50 27.8 31.3 52
STANFORD 50 25.5 65 5.7 31.2 53
E MICHIGAN 80 -13.6 31 44.2 30.7 54
NORTH TEXAS 14 89.2 114 -61.7 27.6 55
TROY ST 74 -7.3 41 33.3 26.1 56
ARIZONA ST 42 32.0 75 -6.2 25.8 57
AIR FORCE 35 49.4 89 -24.0 25.3 58
NEW MEXICO ST 36 46.5 87 -22.7 23.8 59
N ILLINOIS 91 -24.3 30 45.3 20.9 60
FLORIDA ATLANTIC 15 89.2 117 -68.7 20.5 61
CINCINNATI 72 -1.3 56 19.1 17.8 62
NEW MEXICO 82 -15.0 45 31.1 16.2 63
ARKANSAS ST 43 31.2 82 -17.0 14.2 64
NORTHWESTERN 63 5.9 63 6.4 12.3 65
UTAH 98 -31.8 32 43.9 12.0 66
PITTSBURGH 62 9.0 68 2.6 11.6 67
MARSHALL 84 -16.2 51 27.7 11.5 68
MISSOURI 28 68.8 112 -59.4 9.4 69
UMass 48 29.1 86 -19.8 9.4 70
VIRGINIA 90 -23.5 43 32.8 9.4 71
C MICHIGAN 83 -15.0 54 23.2 8.2 72
LOUISIANA TECH 41 40.4 99 -33.6 6.8 73
MIDDLE TENN 99 -34.8 35 40.1 5.3 74
IOWA 78 -12.3 59 16.7 4.3 75
FLORIDA 77 -9.9 60 10.1 0.2 76
MIAMI (OH) 76 -9.4 64 6.1 -3.3 77
MINNESOTA 108 -53.1 27 49.0 -4.1 78
CALIFORNIA 93 -27.4 55 22.3 -5.1 79
MISSISSIPPI 10 98.1 124 -103.6 -5.5 80
DUKE 101 -41.6 44 31.8 -9.8 81
TEMPLE 111 -60.9 29 46.9 -14.0 82
COLORADO 70 0.8 81 -16.6 -15.8 83
ARKANSAS 57 17.0 101 -34.7 -17.7 84
OHIO U 73 -1.9 83 -18.1 -20.0 85
UAB 87 -20.1 70 0.0 -20.1 86
Georgia St 79 -13.5 76 -7.1 -20.5 87
BAYLOR 69 1.5 88 -22.9 -21.4 88
OREGON ST 89 -22.4 72 -3.1 -25.4 89
W MICHIGAN 75 -8.1 91 -24.2 -32.2 90
BUFFALO 66 3.1 102 -35.5 -32.5 91
ARMY 88 -21.6 79 -12.4 -34.0 92
UNLV 47 29.3 118 -73.3 -44.1 93
HAWAII 49 26.4 120 -74.7 -48.3 94
TULANE 112 -61.0 66 5.6 -55.3 95
N CAROLINA 94 -27.7 96 -29.7 -57.4 96
KANSAS ST 115 -67.8 62 7.2 -60.6 97
FLORIDA INT’L 85 -19.8 105 -41.5 -61.3 98
MARYLAND 100 -36.9 92 -24.5 -61.4 99
ULM 29 68.0 126 -130.7 -62.7 100
W KENTUCKY 96 -30.8 100 -34.4 -65.2 101
NEVADA 58 13.2 122 -79.4 -66.2 102
TENNESSEE 105 -51.2 85 -19.4 -70.6 103
ILLINOIS 107 -51.9 84 -19.1 -71.0 104
KENTUCKY 103 -44.8 94 -26.6 -71.4 105
Texas St 120 -78.2 67 5.2 -73.0 106
SOUTH ALABAMA 123 -84.2 61 9.8 -74.4 107
UTAH ST 92 -25.2 109 -50.7 -75.9 108
S CAROLINA 118 -74.3 71 -1.6 -76.0 109
IDAHO 122 -80.9 74 -6.2 -87.1 110
TULSA 52 23.0 125 -111.3 -88.4 111
WYOMING 128 -136.8 28 47.5 -89.3 112
Coastal Carolina 110 -57.3 107 -43.7 -101.0 113
BALL STATE 117 -73.8 97 -31.0 -104.9 114
Old Dominion 116 -68.1 103 -38.6 -106.6 115
BYU 127 -95.7 80 -15.9 -111.6 116
RUTGERS 121 -80.6 98 -32.5 -113.1 117
KANSAS 109 -55.5 113 -61.1 -116.6 118
VANDERBILT 114 -66.2 111 -57.8 -124.0 119
Georgia Southern 113 -61.9 115 -63.1 -125.0 120
LOUISIANNA 106 -51.5 119 -74.1 -125.6 121
RICE 126 -92.8 108 -46.7 -139.5 122
EAST CAROLINA 61 9.6 129 -151.8 -142.2 123
KENT ST 129 -138.5 73 -6.1 -144.7 124
Charlotte 124 -85.1 116 -65.3 -150.3 125
AKRON 119 -77.9 121 -76.7 -154.6 126
BOWLING GREEN 67 2.8 130 -159.2 -156.4 127
CONNECTICUT 104 -45.3 128 -139.1 -184.4 128
UTEP 130 -177.6 77 -8.8 -186.4 129
SAN JOSE ST 125 -87.0 127 -132.2 -219.1 130