This week’s Five Factors box scores are up! Check out all the results here. Week 6’s superior performances in each category are below.
Top 5 success rate margins (vs. FBS)
- Oklahoma (+44.3% vs. FAU)
- North Texas (+36.1% vs. SMU)
- Boise State (+35.6% vs. Troy)
- Colorado (+32.8% vs. Colorado State)
- Ohio State (+32.1% vs. Oregon State)
A massive statement in Norman by your national team of the week.
Top 5 yards per play margins (vs. FBS)
- Oklahoma (+6.1 vs. FAU)
- Colorado (+5.4 vs. Colorado State)
- Arizona State (+4.6 vs. UTSA)
- UCF (+4.0 vs. UConn)
- WVU (+4.0 vs. Tennessee)
A hell of a performance by Colorado, too, albeit against a CSU team that has looked like half-garbage out of the gates.
Top 5 field position margins (vs. FBS)
- Syracuse (+22.6 vs. WMU)
- Virginia Tech (+20.8 vs. Florida State)
- Stanford (+15.1 vs. SDSU)
- Rutgers (+14.2 vs. Texas State)
- LSU (+13.8 vs. Miami)
All of these teams won by double digits.
Top 5 points per scoring opportunity margins (vs. FBS)
- UCF (+5.6 vs. UConn)
- Vanderbilt (+5.3 vs. MTSU)
- NC A&T (+4.4 vs. ECU)
- Wisconsin (+4.1 vs. WKU)
- Liberty (+3.5 vs. ODU)
A&T went to Logan and walked out with a win and a paycheck.
Top 5 turnovers luck margins (vs. FBS)
- Virginia Tech (+5.5 vs. FSU)
- Arizona State (+3.6 vs. UTSA)
- UCF (+3.6 vs. UConn)
- Cal (+3.3 vs. UNC)
- Boise State (+3.3 vs. Troy)
Translation: Virginia Tech had a turnover margin that was +5.5 ahead of where national averages suggest it should have been. (That’s what happens when you recover all six fumbles in a given game.) As each turnover is worth approximately five points, that means FSU suffered about 27.5 points’ worth of bad turnovers luck. In a 21-point loss. Tech got a blocked punt score, too. The Noles looked like crap, and Tech’s D-line was amazing, but ... better luck could have still flipped this result.