CFB Offensive and Defensive YPG vs Opponents Average thru week #15.

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 College Football regular season.

Offensive Defensive
Team Rank Average Rank Average Total Rank
OHIO ST 3 175.4 11 99.4 274.8 1
ALABAMA 11 93.7 1 143.5 237.2 2
OKLAHOMA 1 199.0 38 33.5 232.5 3
AUBURN 10 95.1 6 121.2 216.3 4
GEORGIA 21 71.2 3 137.8 209.0 5
CLEMSON 29 60.2 2 138.2 198.4 6
WISCONSIN 30 51.9 4 136.2 188.1 7
OKLAHOMA ST 4 169.5 57 16.2 185.7 8
LOUISVILLE 2 175.7 90 -28.0 147.7 9
PENN ST 9 95.6 28 50.1 145.7 10
WASH ST 38 34.8 9 100.4 135.1 11
NOTRE DAME 17 84.1 29 50.0 134.1 12
LSU 35 40.8 15 88.3 129.2 13
MISS ST 32 44.2 16 82.1 126.3 14
MICHIGAN 66 1.3 5 121.8 123.2 15
SOUTH FLORIDA 22 70.5 33 46.9 117.3 16
WASHINGTON 67 0.1 7 117.0 117.1 17
UCF 5 106.8 60 8.6 115.4 18
MICHIGAN ST 54 11.8 10 100.1 111.9 19
VIRGINIA TECH 51 20.5 14 88.8 109.3 20
NC State 23 69.4 37 34.7 104.1 21
USC 16 84.6 54 17.7 102.4 22
TOLEDO 8 100.0 68 -0.3 99.7 23
BOISE ST 43 31.5 20 67.2 98.7 24
TCU 86 -21.0 8 114.2 93.2 25
SAN DIEGO ST 75 -10.0 12 97.3 87.3 26
MIAMI FLA 41 32.2 27 50.7 82.9 27
OREGON 40 33.1 31 48.8 81.9 28
ARKANSAS ST 25 68.2 61 7.6 75.9 29
FLORIDA ATLANTIC 7 103.9 94 -33.6 70.4 30
UTAH 62 3.5 21 63.1 66.6 31
GEORGIA TECH 37 37.0 44 26.0 63.0 32
NAVY 68 0.0 22 61.7 61.7 33
MEMPHIS 14 86.8 87 -26.2 60.6 34
INDIANA 33 44.1 58 14.9 59.1 35
TEXAS 88 -23.7 18 77.9 54.2 36
MISSOURI 6 104.9 113 -52.4 52.4 37
UTSA 97 -29.2 17 80.7 51.5 38
WAKE FOREST 13 87.6 100 -37.9 49.7 39
S MISS 47 24.9 46 24.7 49.6 40
PURDUE 45 29.5 53 18.3 47.8 41
FRESNO ST 72 -8.0 24 52.9 44.9 42
WEST VIRGINIA 19 79.1 98 -35.4 43.7 43
IOWA ST 91 -25.2 19 68.1 43.0 44
FLORIDA ST 106 -51.8 13 94.4 42.7 45
BOSTON COLL 55 11.0 39 30.8 41.7 46
TEXAS TECH 31 45.1 72 -6.0 39.1 47
COLORADO ST 12 90.3 115 -55.4 34.9 48
NORTHWESTERN 52 17.9 56 17.0 34.8 49
TROY ST 59 7.7 43 26.2 33.9 50
MARSHALL 82 -16.7 30 48.9 32.1 51
SYRACUSE 15 86.5 114 -54.6 32.0 52
STANFORD 65 2.0 42 28.1 30.1 53
DUKE 80 -14.8 36 41.3 26.5 54
N ILLINOIS 95 -28.3 23 54.4 26.1 55
TEXAS A&M 58 8.4 55 17.3 25.7 56
Appalachian St 64 2.8 48 22.5 25.3 57
IOWA 83 -16.8 35 41.3 24.5 58
ARIZONA 24 68.8 108 -44.9 23.8 59
OHIO U 49 23.4 66 0.4 23.8 60
LOUISIANA TECH 42 32.0 74 -9.4 22.6 61
VIRGINIA 90 -24.7 32 47.0 22.3 62
ARMY 85 -20.2 34 42.4 22.2 63
NEW MEXICO ST 34 44.0 86 -24.5 19.6 64
HOUSTON 77 -11.7 40 30.3 18.6 65
ARIZONA ST 44 29.6 79 -14.1 15.4 66
PITTSBURGH 73 -8.0 47 22.8 14.7 67
NORTH TEXAS 27 66.3 117 -58.2 8.0 68
TEMPLE 103 -43.7 26 50.9 7.2 69
E MICHIGAN 81 -15.0 52 19.3 4.2 70
UCLA 28 61.5 116 -57.9 3.6 71
MIDDLE TENN 84 -18.4 49 22.0 3.6 72
UMass 36 37.0 95 -33.9 3.2 73
FLORIDA 94 -27.7 41 29.3 1.6 74
C MICHIGAN 78 -12.4 59 11.4 -1.0 75
SMU 26 67.7 121 -69.8 -2.1 76
MISSISSIPPI 18 81.9 125 -84.8 -2.9 77
BAYLOR 60 6.9 78 -11.0 -4.0 78
BUFFALO 48 23.8 92 -29.3 -5.5 79
AIR FORCE 50 20.6 91 -28.6 -8.0 80
MIAMI (OH) 74 -9.5 67 0.3 -9.2 81
NEBRASKA 39 34.2 106 -44.6 -10.4 82
CALIFORNIA 100 -35.0 51 20.5 -14.5 83
W MICHIGAN 87 -21.6 71 -3.6 -25.2 84
W KENTUCKY 69 -7.3 82 -19.8 -27.2 85
Georgia St 79 -13.1 80 -15.4 -28.5 86
FLORIDA INT’L 61 4.5 96 -34.8 -30.3 87
ARKANSAS 57 8.9 101 -40.1 -31.2 88
MINNESOTA 113 -63.3 45 25.2 -38.1 89
S CAROLINA 105 -46.2 63 6.8 -39.4 90
UTAH ST 89 -24.3 83 -21.1 -45.4 91
NEW MEXICO 104 -45.0 69 -0.8 -45.8 92
UAB 101 -36.3 76 -10.6 -46.9 93
COLORADO 70 -7.6 102 -41.8 -49.4 94
BYU 118 -70.9 50 20.6 -50.3 95
UNLV 46 25.7 122 -76.4 -50.7 96
NEVADA 56 10.0 118 -64.3 -54.3 97
KENTUCKY 96 -29.2 88 -26.2 -55.4 98
TULANE 108 -56.8 70 -1.3 -58.1 99
ULM 20 75.6 130 -135.2 -59.6 100
MARYLAND 99 -32.7 89 -27.4 -60.1 101
CINCINNATI 107 -53.6 77 -10.9 -64.5 102
KANSAS ST 115 -67.0 65 1.5 -65.5 103
Georgia Southern 109 -57.0 75 -9.5 -66.5 104
N CAROLINA 93 -27.3 104 -44.3 -71.5 105
IDAHO 120 -78.8 62 7.2 -71.6 106
VANDERBILT 102 -37.7 99 -35.6 -73.3 107
HAWAII 76 -10.7 119 -64.5 -75.3 108
WYOMING 129 -135.0 25 51.9 -83.1 109
TULSA 71 -7.6 123 -81.2 -88.9 110
Coastal Carolina 117 -70.4 81 -19.4 -89.8 111
EAST CAROLINA 53 16.3 127 -106.4 -90.1 112
SOUTH ALABAMA 125 -98.6 73 -6.6 -105.2 113
BALL STATE 112 -61.4 107 -44.6 -106.1 114
RICE 111 -60.8 109 -45.6 -106.3 115
TENNESSEE 121 -83.4 85 -23.2 -106.6 116
Texas St 110 -58.5 112 -51.8 -110.3 117
CONNECTICUT 92 -26.0 124 -84.3 -110.3 118
Old Dominion 114 -63.5 110 -48.2 -111.7 119
OREGON ST 116 -69.5 103 -43.4 -112.9 120
ILLINOIS 122 -84.0 93 -32.0 -116.0 121
LOUISIANNA 98 -31.2 126 -85.5 -116.7 122
BOWLING GREEN 63 3.1 128 -123.5 -120.4 123
KENT ST 128 -125.0 64 4.0 -121.0 124
AKRON 119 -77.4 111 -48.6 -126.0 125
KANSAS 124 -94.5 105 -44.3 -138.9 126
RUTGERS 127 -113.0 97 -35.1 -148.1 127
Charlotte 126 -99.4 120 -66.6 -166.0 128
UTEP 130 -161.2 84 -22.6 -183.8 129
SAN JOSE ST 123 -86.4 129 -126.5 -212.8 130