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NCAAF Football - Defensive Stats

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Defense
Team Score Y/PL FD RA RY YR PA PY YP TY Time TO PEN
Alabama11.773.9513.2331.0863.772.0531.77184.4611.05248.2328:371.854.00
Michigan12.504.0714.2537.17117.423.1625.08135.9212.17253.3327:031.425.25
Ohio State14.174.2614.6736.00117.923.2830.33164.5011.48282.4226:072.084.50
Wisconsin15.544.9416.2330.0096.923.2331.38206.0812.58303.0024:362.154.62
Auburn15.584.8818.5034.92124.833.5836.50223.5810.69348.4230:361.425.75
Louisiana State16.364.8716.4535.82122.643.4230.55200.3612.04323.0029:161.455.00
Appalachian State17.004.8718.1732.25125.833.9034.83200.6710.12326.5026:341.755.83
Washington17.234.5717.6935.69123.543.4633.46192.6210.02316.1528:502.545.77
Temple17.234.6014.8535.92130.773.6424.08145.1511.23275.9226:151.775.69
Florida17.924.7716.0037.25142.253.8225.33156.3313.30298.5828:341.754.58
Iowa17.925.0518.7538.42153.083.9831.42199.6712.74352.7530:131.334.92
Clemson18.384.6117.6936.00125.773.4932.15188.1511.17313.9230:071.857.85
Miami-FL18.924.8319.5038.25133.333.4935.00220.4210.80353.7532:201.506.75
Army19.094.9814.6432.00125.733.9326.27164.5511.46290.2726:051.556.45
Brigham Young19.425.6018.5032.08108.423.3833.00255.9212.09364.3326:402.426.25
Western Michigan19.465.7517.9232.08151.234.7129.31201.7712.49353.0025:382.006.00
Stanford20.175.3619.0035.00146.674.1933.17218.9212.16365.5827:111.426.67
Colorado20.464.7117.0036.15146.384.0533.38180.8511.30327.2328:472.005.85
Kansas State20.675.8218.5829.00106.833.6834.00260.0012.28366.8323:411.926.17
San Diego State21.004.9017.0033.77111.923.3131.69208.8512.57320.7728:201.925.46
Wake Forest21.835.3419.1738.50155.924.0530.75214.1712.07370.0829:022.085.50
Troy22.005.0418.9236.00123.673.4436.25240.6712.50364.3328:552.087.83
Northwestern22.085.2821.8337.17136.673.6838.92265.0811.08401.7531:551.754.67
Arkansas State22.175.1819.5041.00154.333.7631.33220.1712.95374.5030:581.586.50
Southern California22.175.2218.7534.50133.083.8634.25225.9211.64359.0029:281.424.75
Ohio22.235.1919.2335.69106.232.9834.46257.7711.80364.0028:441.856.62
Houston22.584.7916.6734.1797.922.8733.75227.0812.11325.0026:511.505.92
Vanderbilt22.585.9220.4234.92165.424.7434.50245.4211.69410.8328:031.506.58
Boise State22.675.1020.7540.83179.834.4033.50199.5010.02379.3332:230.677.33
Virginia Tech22.695.0117.3837.69148.543.9430.77194.2312.75342.7728:331.627.85
Nebraska22.755.4017.1732.83140.754.2932.00209.5810.89350.3327:211.504.92
Minnesota22.924.8919.1735.83124.423.4736.25228.1711.22352.5828:422.004.50
North Carolina State23.255.2619.1732.42104.673.2335.25251.3311.83356.0027:511.506.17
Louisville23.334.6217.2536.83111.003.0131.83206.2511.90317.2530:512.006.08
Penn State23.384.8918.5439.77153.543.8632.15198.469.96352.0032:111.547.00
West Virginia23.425.5822.0040.25175.504.3637.00255.6712.42431.1730:442.087.25
Texas A&M23.835.4724.0844.33189.584.2836.83254.5811.84444.1733:322.005.83
Utah23.925.6719.3332.50129.423.9835.67256.8312.90386.2526:202.335.50
Georgia24.085.3015.9235.92141.083.9325.92186.9212.32328.0026:152.085.25
Western Kentucky24.085.1319.4632.6299.083.0439.08268.4611.63367.5431:451.387.00
Central Florida24.084.8620.5044.83182.504.0733.67198.9211.48381.4232:382.085.42
Miami-OH24.335.2220.3336.25139.833.8631.75214.9211.46354.7527:491.754.92
Florida State24.425.4519.0835.08131.253.7430.50225.9213.35357.1726:281.836.83
Boston College24.585.0915.3332.25107.003.3228.75203.3312.39310.3326:151.925.17
South Carolina24.835.5922.7541.92202.004.8230.83204.3311.20406.3330:132.086.42
North Carolina24.925.4222.4251.25232.174.5325.92186.3312.78418.5035:481.176.83
Georgia Tech25.005.8921.7536.42174.174.7833.33236.5811.31410.7529:531.505.00
Louisiana-Lafayette25.085.1720.2538.17126.503.3133.08241.9211.80368.4230:171.335.58
Toledo25.255.8719.2535.42165.674.6831.75228.7512.89394.4229:190.836.92
South Alabama25.505.5821.0043.67212.584.8725.25171.9211.40384.5029:401.675.75
Georgia Southern26.505.9621.1737.17168.254.5329.58229.5013.11397.7527:201.585.08
Georgia State26.584.9122.2548.00206.754.3129.58173.9210.81380.6734:251.505.83
Air Force26.675.7617.9234.58118.003.4129.75252.4215.86370.4226:281.675.08
Cincinnati26.925.3423.9246.83189.584.0532.42233.2511.71422.8333:302.005.00
Memphis27.005.6123.4240.17200.174.9838.75242.5010.25442.6732:272.336.42
Washington State27.176.1620.5832.25132.924.1235.42283.5812.75416.5027:271.837.33
Indiana27.335.0019.3341.83152.583.6532.75220.1712.76372.7531:341.586.58
California-Los Angeles27.504.8622.2542.00172.174.1036.67209.8310.32382.0033:151.926.75
Tulane27.675.3618.0039.33159.254.0528.67205.2513.17364.5027:362.255.50
Michigan State27.755.5318.5838.33158.674.1427.67206.1712.49364.8328:061.084.17
Texas Christian27.755.4621.4244.50182.754.1133.92245.1712.68427.9231:461.255.83
Colorado State27.835.9819.9243.83213.084.8623.75191.0013.89404.0829:591.176.00
Notre Dame27.835.4020.3344.08182.424.1426.08196.4212.21378.8330:581.175.67
Old Dominion27.835.3920.8338.75155.254.0130.92220.3312.07375.5830:081.835.33
Connecticut28.085.7220.9237.33146.083.9134.50264.6711.98410.7530:070.924.92
Oklahoma State28.086.0123.0043.33206.424.7632.67250.5812.53457.0031:272.005.42
Duke28.176.2918.0039.08174.924.4826.83239.7516.25414.6728:341.586.00
Central Michigan28.255.6318.7535.58162.004.5531.33214.8311.77376.8328:431.504.75
Texas-San Antonio28.335.7321.1736.25157.754.3533.50242.2513.15400.0028:221.506.17
Kent State28.675.2121.6744.75189.754.2429.42196.7512.90386.5030:522.004.83
Maryland29.005.7523.6744.50217.924.9030.92215.7512.33433.6732:080.836.17
Nevada29.006.6322.0048.83298.426.1119.92157.5813.41456.0030:421.256.08
League Average29.105.7620.9639.60179.594.5431.58230.1812.43409.7729:591.556.04
Tennessee29.255.9422.9245.08234.085.1932.42226.0812.44460.1732:561.926.33
Utah State29.335.2321.4246.50203.334.3726.17176.5011.70379.8333:150.837.08
Oklahoma29.675.9521.1734.92160.754.6039.00279.0012.98439.7527:491.336.75
Idaho29.756.0122.1734.58144.424.1834.33269.5812.39414.0028:062.086.00
Ball State30.086.3922.7533.67151.424.5040.08319.6712.74471.0828:481.175.83
Southern Miss30.255.9814.3331.67152.174.8124.17181.5813.45333.7526:181.176.58
Eastern Michigan30.335.7424.1738.58164.334.2636.75268.0812.00432.4229:211.925.67
Northern Illinois30.335.7924.4243.33200.834.6334.67250.6712.75451.5034:391.336.92
Baylor30.425.5522.0848.42211.584.3730.08223.9213.85435.5032:591.586.17
Navy30.426.4421.0836.92176.254.7730.75259.4213.19435.6727:361.084.67
Oregon State30.505.7023.1741.25218.425.2933.83209.9211.00428.3328:561.675.92
Arkansas30.756.9118.6734.00209.336.1628.00219.3313.36428.6724:331.584.42
Fresno State30.925.7221.7550.25248.334.9422.33166.7512.75415.0831:110.755.75
South Florida31.005.7824.9244.67205.254.6038.67276.8312.26482.0833:171.754.75
Kentucky31.176.1622.9243.67227.835.2228.17214.5013.13442.3329:571.756.33
Texas31.255.6522.3343.83178.334.0733.08256.5012.77434.8330:281.426.58
Iowa State31.335.9724.4243.83218.174.9832.08234.7511.99452.9230:201.085.17
Missouri31.506.0522.7544.33231.925.2334.83246.8312.29478.7536:061.676.25
Tulsa31.505.5320.1741.92185.504.4336.50248.3312.68433.8330:151.507.83
Illinois31.925.5421.5047.42219.174.6225.67185.9211.50405.0834:001.505.17
North Texas32.176.0021.8342.83219.505.1229.17212.5014.17432.0033:251.757.33
Buffalo32.335.9421.5849.75253.255.0923.75183.1713.40436.4233:011.084.50
New Mexico32.426.3519.5036.08166.334.6126.50231.0014.51397.3325:491.004.42
Louisiana Tech32.695.6823.8536.54134.773.6937.08283.6211.67418.3831:511.316.38
Mississippi State33.086.2122.8337.50178.174.7536.75283.0812.63461.2530:481.755.42
Akron33.586.0524.5044.50224.675.0532.50241.3312.12466.0034:011.176.58
Virginia33.756.3321.5040.42190.004.7030.08256.5813.93446.5830:591.425.92
Mississippi34.006.1822.5045.50246.335.4129.17214.9212.52461.2534:031.336.83
Middle Tennessee34.425.3725.0844.58198.174.4438.33247.0811.19445.2531:281.585.67
Charlotte34.586.0424.1733.83143.424.2441.25309.8311.99453.2530:411.927.42
San Jose State34.676.4821.0845.00246.675.4822.17188.5814.14435.2529:121.585.50
Florida International34.836.3322.3338.25200.925.2530.25232.8312.53433.7528:131.175.83
Wyoming34.856.6121.1538.62202.695.2531.54260.6914.55463.3828:421.926.08
Texas El Paso34.926.1622.0839.17210.335.3728.83208.4211.91418.7529:490.924.67
Marshall35.256.3524.1740.67201.754.9631.00253.6713.84455.4230:081.676.75
Massachusetts35.506.1323.8341.08193.584.7132.83259.5812.26453.1733:011.256.92
Pittsburgh35.586.0523.0032.08110.083.4342.83343.0812.59453.1728:351.426.50
East Carolina36.086.4321.3342.17228.255.4128.17223.8313.85452.0829:460.676.33
Southern Methodist36.256.0022.3341.50210.505.0734.00242.5012.18453.0029:222.177.67
Nevada-Las Vegas36.755.8722.2540.33186.924.6332.92243.1713.90430.0831:331.254.33
Rice37.337.4321.5039.75216.835.4528.17287.6716.13504.5030:490.927.58
Kansas37.336.0423.0845.75236.585.1729.75219.7512.50456.3332:111.836.58
Hawaii37.466.3023.4646.00243.775.3026.31211.6212.74455.3830:581.086.69
Rutgers37.506.3520.1746.33264.175.7024.58186.5013.01450.6732:431.175.83
Purdue38.256.2221.7545.42238.425.2526.25207.4213.31445.8330:401.337.08
Arizona38.336.1025.1741.33194.174.7035.58275.1711.75469.3334:091.178.50
Bowling Green38.336.3022.7542.00190.674.5431.67273.3313.50464.0031:031.427.50
Syracuse38.586.9122.9241.42225.425.4431.08275.6715.39501.0831:141.585.33
New Mexico State38.836.6224.0045.75248.925.4430.00252.4213.06501.3334:401.925.92
Louisiana-Monroe39.086.6524.3345.25257.835.7027.00222.5013.76480.3330:331.087.25
Florida Atlantic39.756.9124.6744.75245.425.4829.58268.4213.82513.8332:171.255.42
Arizona State39.837.0723.1733.25163.084.9040.42357.4213.84520.5029:491.426.83
Texas State41.086.2023.8345.00223.424.9631.00247.6711.98471.0832:340.927.75
Oregon41.426.4228.0843.42246.675.6837.42271.9211.21518.5834:121.008.08
California42.586.7126.6744.33272.926.1632.92245.4212.48518.3331:391.508.92
Texas Tech43.507.0526.7541.67238.585.7336.92315.7513.98554.3328:551.086.50

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.