clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Week 4 FBS Drive-Point Efficiency and why it matters

New, 2 comments

This season I've been tracking how efficiently each team converts opportunities into points. It's time to look at whether it matters.

Baylor is averaging almost 70 points per game in 2013.
Baylor is averaging almost 70 points per game in 2013.
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

In short, it matters. This should not come as a surprise to anyone.

First, this is a chart of the average W/L record for all teams from 2007-2012. As always, higher in the chart and further to the right is better. The colors indicate a team's season win/loss percentage (red is bad, green is good).

Clearly there is a strong relationship between offensive and defensive point-drive efficiency ratings and final win loss records.

2013 Week 4 Drive-Point Efficiency Ratings