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Team Score Y/PL FD RA RY YR PA PY YP TY Time TO PEN
Wake Forest 3.00 3.21 6.00 19.00 51.00 2.68 28.00 100.00 6.67 151.00 21:08 0.00 10.00
Georgia Tech 6.00 4.06 13.00 39.00 166.00 4.26 28.00 106.00 10.60 272.00 31:55 3.00 10.00
Duke 7.00 4.17 14.00 23.00 25.00 1.09 42.00 246.00 10.25 271.00 23:59 1.00 5.00
Utah State 9.00 2.55 9.00 30.00 52.00 1.73 34.00 111.00 6.53 163.00 29:48 0.00 12.00
Western Kentucky 12.00 5.17 20.00 42.00 176.00 4.19 34.00 217.00 12.06 393.00 36:39 3.00 5.00
Oklahoma State 13.00 4.90 18.00 28.00 78.00 2.79 42.00 265.00 9.14 343.00 33:32 1.00 6.00
San Jose State 13.00 3.65 10.00 26.00 126.00 4.85 25.00 60.00 6.00 186.00 19:24 0.00 1.00
South Carolina 13.00 6.98 20.00 32.00 208.00 6.50 31.00 232.00 12.21 440.00 24:22 3.00 6.00
Fresno State 13.00 3.34 15.00 29.00 34.00 1.17 45.00 213.00 7.10 247.00 33:56 2.00 6.00
Vanderbilt 14.00 4.75 11.00 22.00 38.00 1.73 30.00 209.00 11.00 247.00 23:21 0.00 9.00
Florida International 14.00 4.61 18.00 30.00 46.00 1.53 34.00 249.00 10.83 295.00 30:03 0.00 3.00
Central Florida 15.00 5.67 17.00 31.00 131.00 4.23 38.00 260.00 8.97 391.00 29:57 1.00 7.00
Connecticut 15.00 4.39 18.00 36.00 114.00 3.17 33.00 189.00 10.50 303.00 31:49 2.00 5.00
Nevada 17.00 4.42 22.00 27.00 89.00 3.30 47.00 238.00 7.44 327.00 34:07 0.00 4.00
Utah 17.00 4.93 20.00 29.00 76.00 2.62 43.00 279.00 10.33 355.00 30:41 3.00 3.00
North Carolina 17.00 5.32 22.00 47.00 254.00 5.40 27.00 140.00 11.67 394.00 35:38 0.00 8.00
TCU 17.00 4.61 18.00 39.00 144.00 3.69 35.00 197.00 10.37 341.00 25:10 2.00 7.00
Hawaii 20.00 4.01 24.00 53.00 215.00 4.06 40.00 158.00 6.87 373.00 33:16 3.00 5.00
Minnesota 23.00 5.22 25.00 44.00 203.00 4.61 42.00 246.00 9.46 449.00 34:50 2.00 9.00
League Average 23.67 5.29 20.28 36.28 152.19 4.20 35.58 227.94 10.37 380.14 30:00 1.31 6.22
Central Michigan 24.00 6.25 19.00 35.00 153.00 4.37 32.00 266.00 12.09 419.00 26:28 0.00 4.00
Michigan 24.00 4.81 20.00 37.00 129.00 3.49 33.00 208.00 8.67 337.00 29:19 1.00 6.00
Ohio 28.00 5.14 25.00 29.00 106.00 3.66 47.00 285.00 8.14 391.00 30:37 3.00 3.00
Colorado 28.00 4.19 14.00 34.00 100.00 2.94 38.00 202.00 10.63 302.00 26:44 2.00 9.00
Arizona 32.00 5.53 29.00 50.00 193.00 3.86 45.00 332.00 13.28 525.00 35:09 2.00 10.00
Ball State 36.00 7.01 22.00 29.00 103.00 3.55 49.00 444.00 12.69 547.00 27:33 2.00 8.00
Tulane 37.00 5.70 29.00 49.00 206.00 4.20 44.00 324.00 11.17 530.00 36:01 2.00 8.00
UTSA 42.00 5.30 25.00 38.00 163.00 4.29 36.00 229.00 10.41 392.00 24:51 1.00 8.00
Idaho 45.00 7.76 23.00 38.00 205.00 5.39 25.00 284.00 14.20 489.00 29:23 1.00 10.00

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.