Defensive YPG vs Opponents Average thru CFB National Championship.

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 Alabama’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’ll look at the defense averages 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 above on the actual Teams Pages. The team page game by game stats include garbage yards.

On Thursday we will have the breakdown of all 130 Offensive YPG vs Opponents Average.

Here is the breakdown of Defensive YPG vs Opponents Average through College Football National Championship.

Defensive
Team Rank Average
ALABAMA 1 147.7
CLEMSON 2 143.0
GEORGIA 3 128.5
WISCONSIN 4 127.2
AUBURN 5 118.7
MICHIGAN 6 115.7
TCU 7 101.8
MICHIGAN ST 8 101.2
FLORIDA ST 9 97.8
OHIO ST 10 97.1
WASHINGTON 11 96.5
MISS ST 12 90.9
LSU 13 87.3
SAN DIEGO ST 14 84.6
VIRGINIA TECH 15 84.5
WASH ST 16 83.8
UTAH 17 80.9
TEXAS 18 78.4
UTSA 19 76.9
IOWA ST 20 74.8
BOISE ST 21 72.5
NAVY 22 66.7
TEMPLE 23 62.7
FRESNO ST 24 53.9
Appalachian St 25 52.0
MARSHALL 26 51.5
PENN ST 27 49.1
NOTRE DAME 28 48.3
WYOMING 29 48.1
ARMY 30 47.8
DUKE 31 46.8
MIAMI FLA 32 43.9
TROY ST 33 43.0
VIRGINIA 34 41.1
N ILLINOIS 35 39.1
IOWA 36 37.6
BOSTON COLL 37 36.6
OREGON 38 34.7
SOUTH FLORIDA 39 33.3
USC 40 30.5
FLORIDA 41 29.6
NC State 42 27.2
GEORGIA TECH 43 25.7
MINNESOTA 44 25.0
MIDDLE TENN 45 23.2
OKLAHOMA 46 22.9
PITTSBURGH 47 22.8
BYU 48 21.3
PURDUE 49 18.5
NORTHWESTERN 50 18.3
HOUSTON 51 18.3
E MICHIGAN 52 16.4
STANFORD 53 15.5
CALIFORNIA 54 15.3
INDIANA 55 13.4
S MISS 56 12.9
S CAROLINA 57 11.7
ARKANSAS ST 58 8.9
C MICHIGAN 59 8.5
KANSAS ST 60 6.5
IDAHO 61 6.3
UCF 62 6.1
LOUISIANA TECH 63 5.5
OKLAHOMA ST 64 4.0
NEW MEXICO 65 -0.1
KENT ST 66 -0.3
MIAMI (OH) 67 -0.7
OHIO U 68 -1.2
TEXAS A&M 69 -3.7
TOLEDO 70 -4.6
TULANE 71 -5.6
Georgia St 72 -8.3
SOUTH ALABAMA 73 -8.4
W MICHIGAN 74 -8.4
UTAH ST 75 -9.4
Georgia Southern 76 -10.1
CINCINNATI 77 -12.2
BAYLOR 78 -13.5
TEXAS TECH 79 -14.0
UAB 80 -15.1
Coastal Carolina 81 -19.3
FLORIDA ATLANTIC 82 -19.7
ARIZONA ST 83 -20.0
W KENTUCKY 84 -21.2
LOUISVILLE 85 -23.6
MEMPHIS 86 -24.6
NEW MEXICO ST 87 -24.8
UTEP 88 -26.9
WEST VIRGINIA 89 -27.8
TENNESSEE 90 -27.9
AIR FORCE 91 -29.4
BUFFALO 92 -30.0
MARYLAND 93 -30.3
KENTUCKY 94 -30.7
FLORIDA INT’L 95 -32.4
ILLINOIS 96 -33.1
UMass 97 -34.5
RUTGERS 98 -35.5
MISSOURI 99 -36.2
VANDERBILT 100 -38.9
ARKANSAS 101 -42.0
N CAROLINA 102 -46.1
COLORADO 103 -46.2
NEBRASKA 104 -47.0
KANSAS 105 -47.4
OREGON ST 106 -47.9
Old Dominion 107 -48.4
BALL STATE 108 -49.6
RICE 109 -49.6
Texas St 110 -52.0
WAKE FOREST 111 -55.0
AKRON 112 -55.3
SYRACUSE 113 -55.9
NORTH TEXAS 114 -57.1
ARIZONA 115 -59.0
UCLA 116 -60.0
COLORADO ST 117 -62.8
SMU 118 -63.3
HAWAII 119 -66.1
Charlotte 120 -67.1
NEVADA 121 -68.0
UNLV 122 -77.9
LOUISIANNA 123 -84.3
MISSISSIPPI 124 -85.3
TULSA 125 -86.9
CONNECTICUT 126 -89.7
EAST CAROLINA 127 -110.3
BOWLING GREEN 128 -126.7
SAN JOSE ST 129 -127.6
ULM 130 -136.7