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Rivalry Week college football Five Factors box scores

Most of the top teams rolled once more during Rivalry Week.

Georgia Tech v Georgia Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

This week’s Five Factors box scores are up! Check out all the results here. Week 13’s superior performances in each category are below.

Top 5 success rate margins (vs. FBS)

  1. Toledo (+41% vs. CMU)
  2. Georgia (+38% vs. Georgia Tech)
  3. Cincinnati (+36% vs. ECU)
  4. Vanderbilt (+30% vs. Tennessee)
  5. Kentucky (+29% vs. Louisville)

It probably goes without saying that when an option team has a disadvantage of nearly 40 percentage points, it’s probably gonna get blown out.

Top 5 yards per play margins (vs. FBS)

  1. Temple (+7.3 vs. UConn!!!)
  2. Alabama (+4.7 vs. Auburn)
  3. MTSU (+4.5 vs. UAB)
  4. Washington (+4.2 vs. Wazzu)
  5. Wyoming (+4.0 vs. New Mexico)

Man, UConn made an art out of getting gashed on defense this year.

Top 5 field position margins (vs. FBS)

  1. Toledo (+21.8 vs. CMU)
  2. WMU (+17.6 vs. NIU)
  3. Florida (+16.3 vs. Florida State)
  4. Georgia Southern (+15.7 vs. Georgia State)
  5. Temple (+15.7 vs. UConn)

Florida tilted the field, wrecked FSU in terms of efficiency, and benefited from turnovers luck. That’s how you turn a rivalry game into a rout.

Top 5 points per scoring opportunity margins (vs. FBS)

  1. Oregon (+5.3 vs. Oregon State)
  2. Missouri (+5.2 vs. Arkansas)
  3. Penn State (+4.8 vs. Maryland)
  4. UNLV (+4.5 vs. Nevada)
  5. Arkansas State (+4.3 vs. Texas State)

Oregon and Oregon State created the same number of scoring opportunities on offense (six each). And Oregon won by 40. Hard to do.

Top 5 turnovers luck margins (vs. FBS)

  1. Southern Miss (+4.1 vs. UTEP)
  2. Florida (+3.0 vs. Florida State)
  3. Houston (+2.8 vs. Memphis)
  4. Cal (+2.7 vs. Colorado)
  5. CMU (+2.6 vs. Toledo)

Translation: Houston had a turnover margin that was an incredible +2.8 ahead of where national averages suggest it should have been. As each turnover is worth approximately five points, that means the Cougars enjoyed about a 14-point boost thanks to turnovers luck. In a three-touchdown loss. In case you’re wondering why Memphis rose by quite a bit in S&P+...