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Team Score Y/PL FD RA RY YR PA PY YP TY Time TO PEN
Wisconsin13.694.4114.0830.5495.623.1330.31172.9211.65268.5425:581.627.62
Ohio State15.084.5016.6237.54126.853.3831.62184.4611.58311.3130:441.625.31
Alabama15.134.3014.8731.2075.732.4333.00200.5312.03276.2726:251.806.00
Boston College15.254.0713.8334.6783.082.4027.83171.3311.88254.4229:151.926.50
Missouri16.174.3217.7540.33132.753.2929.50169.259.27302.0032:581.335.17
Michigan16.384.4616.6933.62122.383.6429.31158.3111.37280.6926:320.925.69
San Diego State16.434.6715.7134.43109.073.1727.21178.5712.25287.6427:162.435.29
Georgia16.924.7614.5437.77149.463.9626.46156.4611.43305.9230:061.694.85
Florida State17.464.6818.9237.92145.313.8334.08191.629.88336.9230:351.155.69
Marshall17.774.6520.7742.08168.154.0035.08190.9210.89359.0829:542.156.00
Florida18.294.6516.9336.36128.643.5430.29181.5711.05310.2129:021.795.00
Northwestern18.624.5317.3135.62126.153.5434.85192.7710.27318.9231:211.624.62
Washington18.774.9019.0838.08125.313.2933.69226.5411.59351.8530:002.085.62
Appalachian State19.084.7017.1538.23131.543.4428.69182.9210.66314.4628:311.856.08
Connecticut19.465.2018.5437.38165.774.4330.85189.3110.47355.0829:101.925.00
Tennessee20.005.2118.0836.15151.624.1933.38210.3812.43362.0029:281.466.54
Temple20.075.0417.0733.43128.003.8333.36208.7910.87336.7927:001.577.43
Boise State20.234.8615.8533.85108.233.2031.62210.0812.41318.3128:112.387.23
Iowa20.364.9619.2933.50121.433.6235.21219.5711.60341.0028:221.936.36
Houston20.715.4818.0734.29108.863.1735.71274.7113.83383.5728:402.506.86
Toledo20.755.0720.5034.58116.583.3739.50258.6711.21375.2530:081.837.75
Vanderbilt21.005.1717.1735.50143.254.0432.25207.3311.68350.5827:431.337.17
Akron21.464.8519.0831.5492.922.9536.77238.2310.98331.1527:112.157.54
Clemson21.674.8515.0035.47125.673.5429.13187.7313.28313.4028:031.675.93
Michigan State21.715.4717.7932.07116.003.6231.86233.8612.13349.8627:082.005.64
Penn State21.854.8018.0039.23151.853.8728.54173.4610.54325.3130:301.697.08
Navy21.855.6519.4634.77143.004.1129.77221.9211.49364.9227:032.084.31
Oklahoma22.004.8020.3842.54162.543.8233.62202.7711.46365.3129:182.085.92
Texas A&M22.005.4119.0042.77213.695.0027.46166.3110.44380.0031:471.386.46
Central Michigan22.005.1617.0834.85141.544.0629.85192.2311.06333.7727:031.385.23
Utah22.315.1819.4633.08108.623.2837.77258.1512.66366.7727:122.625.54
Stanford22.575.5719.0732.36139.294.3033.79229.0011.83368.2925:121.005.71
Mississippi22.624.8721.3138.23127.083.3241.00258.7710.55385.8533:331.776.69
BYU22.854.9018.8539.31143.383.6531.31202.3111.64345.6931:131.696.62
South Florida22.925.2419.3838.15141.383.7134.46239.0812.38380.4631:461.926.23
Mississippi State23.235.3221.0040.85174.624.2732.62216.5410.95391.1533:431.084.54
Illinois23.254.9018.0839.08166.924.2732.58183.929.90350.8330:181.755.25
Ga Southern23.545.4516.9233.62131.313.9128.08205.1513.40336.4625:542.084.85
Louisville24.084.8217.4636.69120.233.2832.38212.5411.71332.7730:312.006.15
Notre Dame24.085.5718.6238.15174.854.5828.77197.8512.43372.6930:211.085.15
LSU24.255.1819.5032.17122.923.8234.92224.2511.40347.1728:321.426.00
North Carolina24.505.5024.5748.21247.795.1431.07188.1411.11435.9334:431.867.21
Wake Forest24.585.5818.0838.50161.754.2026.83202.5012.21364.2528:510.927.00
West Virginia24.625.3319.7740.15159.693.9834.38237.6913.43397.3830:372.386.31
Minnesota25.154.9019.3140.23166.384.1430.31179.5410.28345.9231:001.385.08
Ohio25.315.6918.9233.77168.695.0032.23206.8510.89375.5427:441.697.46
Duke25.385.3720.1542.54153.773.6131.00240.9214.04394.6931:121.546.62
Air Force25.505.7116.4334.50144.714.1927.64210.1414.35354.8627:301.295.50
Southern Miss25.575.3219.7936.14151.864.2035.14227.6411.76379.5029:401.715.71
Southern Cal25.715.7022.0737.64149.293.9732.64251.1412.21400.4330:461.645.07
Georgia Tech25.755.8217.5835.17165.084.6928.08202.9212.05368.0028:521.426.25
North Carolina State25.855.5118.1534.15147.464.3229.54203.2312.58350.6926:571.694.85
Western Kentucky25.935.6920.4337.14163.644.4133.64239.2113.24402.8630:362.215.29
UCLA26.005.0023.6245.15198.384.3935.15203.2310.12401.6234:021.465.92
Auburn26.005.3722.6940.23182.544.5435.23222.6210.41405.1531:341.464.69
East Carolina26.005.3821.5843.17174.504.0431.33226.4213.32400.9231:531.337.08
Kent State26.084.9019.7541.17143.923.5030.83208.6712.58352.5831:451.506.75
Pittsburgh26.085.7018.0034.15148.854.3629.62214.6912.98363.5428:171.234.77
Virginia Tech26.315.5518.3139.62180.774.5627.08189.0814.13369.8528:331.927.31
Middle Tennessee26.625.4920.0837.23154.314.1437.00253.1511.59407.4630:061.926.15
Utah State26.694.8517.6242.54152.003.5726.00180.4612.89332.4631:111.626.00
Louisiana Tech26.855.3120.1533.77120.773.5837.23256.5411.54377.3129:071.696.69
Nevada26.855.7321.5439.38192.234.8831.31213.0810.69405.3129:591.626.23
San Jose State27.235.6018.5439.46200.775.0924.54157.7711.72358.5428:020.924.62
TCU27.235.1621.0843.31182.924.2233.92215.4612.79398.3828:381.465.69
Colorado State27.235.7919.6942.54212.925.0124.92177.6213.19390.5429:421.156.38
Memphis27.315.5121.8541.54146.463.5332.23260.2313.98406.6929:391.696.00
Arkansas27.386.0720.0831.00116.463.7633.54275.1512.77391.6225:371.384.38
Kentucky27.425.5520.8342.50196.084.6128.58198.0812.13394.1730:431.675.67
Colorado27.465.7220.6239.46198.695.0433.46218.2311.39416.9228:571.696.38
South Carolina27.506.0321.9242.33217.425.1428.92212.4211.18429.8331:311.675.50
Buffalo27.585.6520.4240.92185.584.5432.08227.1712.56412.7528:551.676.25
Northern Illinois27.645.1822.6443.71174.714.0037.00243.6411.41418.3633:352.075.64
Washington State27.695.7821.2339.31193.774.9332.85223.0010.74416.7730:551.857.31
Army27.836.0918.0036.33165.674.5625.58211.3313.56377.0027:360.926.25
Nebraska27.855.8818.9229.23109.853.7638.85290.5412.89400.3827:361.156.46
Miami28.155.7822.7738.31201.315.2631.77203.5410.71404.8529:191.926.77
Troy28.255.2421.1746.92191.334.0827.83200.1712.38391.5033:191.586.58
Baylor28.315.1921.0842.46163.083.8434.00233.4611.90396.5432:082.007.77
Western Michigan28.316.3119.8534.46181.155.2631.08232.5413.38413.6925:161.385.46
Georgia State28.315.3023.0042.00183.234.3634.54222.5411.00405.7730:441.697.08
New Mexico28.386.1122.1542.38192.694.5529.15244.6914.46437.3828:511.925.23
League Average28.665.6720.6839.41175.124.4431.71228.4712.31403.5930:021.596.11
Florida Atlantic28.755.5321.5042.25169.004.0031.17236.6713.03405.6730:531.925.83
Bowling Green28.935.4023.3642.36183.004.3235.14235.4311.37418.4332:031.936.43
Florida International29.835.7122.6740.17185.084.6131.00221.0011.48406.0829:471.506.17
Arkansas State30.235.7619.6234.92151.774.3537.92267.4613.07419.2329:332.627.23
Texas30.335.6325.5048.58219.174.5131.83233.4212.23452.5832:532.085.92
Oklahoma State30.465.6922.1543.92186.924.2633.31252.1513.06439.0830:302.157.69
California30.696.1022.1543.46209.774.8330.92243.9213.27453.6930:562.086.69
Syracuse31.006.2221.5038.17181.834.7632.25256.0012.29437.8331:251.928.17
Cincinnati31.155.7920.3139.08192.084.9231.46216.5411.93408.6229:071.086.31
Massachusetts31.425.6724.2544.17192.924.3734.75254.9211.81447.8333:011.507.08
Kansas State31.466.2422.5437.77166.694.4134.69285.5412.80452.2327:521.155.85
Louisiana-Lafayette31.835.9621.5040.58183.754.5330.08237.0815.05420.8329:480.926.17
Miami (Ohio)32.005.6820.6740.67172.924.2531.25235.6712.24408.5831:011.426.67
Virginia32.176.2320.4234.83156.674.5031.25254.8313.07411.5027:181.256.08
Iowa State32.676.1622.2539.92186.584.6733.67266.8312.96453.4228:271.086.08
Texas El Paso32.926.9118.8332.75164.085.0129.92268.6715.88432.7526:041.006.00
Arizona State33.466.2420.8534.69126.083.6339.69337.8514.94463.9228:301.625.77
UNLV33.676.2223.0838.58216.675.6234.92240.4212.12457.0828:551.755.17
UTSA33.755.9623.5840.25168.504.1934.17275.1713.48443.6731:271.835.92
Wyoming34.006.4021.7542.67225.175.2823.25196.9212.70422.0829:460.834.75
Maryland34.425.5821.8343.42162.753.7532.08258.4213.97421.1732:241.507.25
Rutgers34.926.8620.9236.83186.925.0730.50275.0814.11462.0028:441.334.08
Hawaii35.625.5625.3152.85240.154.5428.00209.0812.13449.2336:300.856.85
Old Dominion35.755.7223.4243.50206.584.7533.58234.2511.20440.8332:101.504.25
Arizona35.775.9423.0844.69199.624.4734.08268.1512.63467.7733:411.237.31
Ball State35.836.7624.0042.67225.505.2934.00292.5012.15518.0031:231.337.75
Rice35.837.1320.2537.00190.255.1425.75257.1716.68447.4226:220.834.92
Tulane36.255.8121.3343.17178.834.1427.75233.4213.80412.2531:401.336.58
Charlotte36.255.5821.2541.75193.004.6233.83229.0011.50422.0031:391.836.08
Purdue36.506.1424.2542.00215.585.1332.75243.4211.92459.0032:081.757.00
Louisiana-Monroe36.545.6121.0049.08208.004.2426.23214.7714.39422.7731:151.087.69
Oregon State37.006.4425.0843.92226.925.1730.83254.5812.08481.5033:471.006.92
South Alabama37.256.0120.5841.08221.005.3828.08195.0011.53416.0031:351.676.33
Oregon37.546.0325.1537.77178.774.7342.69306.5411.45485.3133:531.697.15
Indiana37.626.3925.0837.46196.085.2342.38313.7712.44509.8530:511.696.38
Central Florida37.676.5222.3341.33199.254.8229.67263.4213.62462.6732:241.087.25
Fresno State38.085.9922.2546.92234.675.0027.58211.5012.32446.1732:481.675.58
Texas State39.177.0123.8345.17258.005.7129.25263.8313.89521.8331:031.177.08
Tulsa39.856.5926.6245.62239.775.2635.85296.8513.40536.6232:161.857.54
North Texas41.256.6825.8344.17239.755.4331.08262.6712.31502.4233:121.504.67
Eastern Michigan42.087.0326.3348.92317.086.4825.08202.9213.23520.0032:551.006.00
Idaho42.086.9723.6743.08273.256.3426.83214.4212.99487.6731:061.427.17
Texas Tech43.626.9425.8545.46281.236.1933.85269.0813.00550.3132:161.926.46
New Mexico State45.006.7924.9243.50242.425.5733.42279.8313.43522.2533:091.835.58
Southern Methodist45.677.0623.0845.25261.505.7825.83240.6715.78502.1728:301.256.67
Kansas46.086.9728.4247.00267.425.6933.58294.0813.17561.5031:391.504.42

NCAA Football Football Defensive Rankings

Defense wins championships, although usually only in the SEC. If you are a regular college football bettor, you are aware that defense wins bets as well and not just UNDER wagers. We rate the best college football defenses in more than a dozen key stats, including yards per play, fewest first downs allowed, fewest passing yards per attempt can give you a real advantage at online sportsbooks. Click the headings on each column to re-sort the category and see the best college defensive stats page on the Internet. And scroll to the bottom for a listing of the acronyms and what they mean and why they are important to your NCAA football betting this weekend.

Defensive Rankings Stat Categories

  • Score: Self-explanatory - which teams give up the fewest points. Said another way, what is the best defensive team. You will see the League Average as well.
  • Y/PL: Yards per play - a key handicapping indicator that indicates how many yards each school gives up per play. The lower the number, the better the defense.
  • FD - First downs - which defense allows the fewest first downs. Not always an indicator of time of possession or victories.
  • RA - Rushing Attempts - which defense faces the fewest rushing attempts per game. This can indicate a tough run defense or can indicate that the team's offense scores so many points that opponents are forced to pass more.
  • RY - Rushing Yards - rankings of best run-stop defenses in college football.
  • YR - Yards Per Rush - which defense allows the fewest yards per rush. This is a major handicapping stat and should be check weekly!
  • PA - Passing Attempts - fewest passing attempts per game among NCAA schools.
  • PY - Passing Yards - which defense allows the fewest passing yards per team, ranked by each school.
  • YP - Yards per Pass - which teams allow the least yards per pass.
  • Time - Time of Possession - which defenses are on the field the least? Who has the best time of possession stats? This is important category and can mean the defense is very good or it can mean their offense holds the ball very well.
  • TO - Turnovers - which college teams create the most turnovers? Which schools generate the most takeaways? This is often an opportunistic defense which makes an average team good and a good team excellent.
  • Pen - Penalties - This is an overall ranking of which college teams take the most penalties (it is NOT broken down by offensive or defensive penalties.