Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Bendability Index

Bendability is a good measure of a defense because the it is not only a measure about how stingy a defense is giving up points, but it makes the opposing offense work extremely hard for the points that they do score.

This stat also measures other items as well. It brings up the ability to create turnovers, special teams, etc.


Ohio State - 3646.0 yds 166.0 pts 22.0 yards per point (Big 10 Champion)
Wake Forest - 21.0 ypp (ACC Champion)
Auburn - 21.0 ypp
Wisconsin - 21.0 ypp (Should've been in BCS)
VT - 20.0 ypp

BC - 19.8 ypp
Penn State - 19.8 ypp
Louisville - 19.7 ypp (Big East Champion)
USC - 19.5 ypp (Pac 10 Champion)
LSU - 19.2 ypp (Sugar Bowl winner)


California - 19.0 ypp
Florida - 18.9 ypp (National Champion)
Nebraska - 18.1 ypp
South Carolina - 18.0 ypp
South Florida - 17.6 ypp

Rutgers - 17.6 ypp
Clemson - 17.4 ypp
Michigan - 16.9 ypp (Rose Bowl)
Tennessee - 16.8 ypp
Arizona - 16.7 ypp

Iowa - 16.6 ypp
Oklahoma - 16.6 ypp (Fiesta Bowl)
Miami - 16.5 ypp
Maryland - 16.5 ypp
Minnesota - 16.4 ypp

Missouri - 16.4 ypp
Arkansas - 16.4 ypp
Georgia Tech - 16.4 ypp
Syracuse - 16.2 ypp
Texas - 16.2 ypp

Virginia - 16.2 ypp
Purdue - 16.2 ypp
Kentucky - 16.0 ypp
Pittsburgh - 15.9 ypp
UCLA - 15.8 ypp

Cincinnati - 15.8 ypp
Texas A&M - 15.7 ypp
West Virginia - 15.5 ypp
Alabama - 15.5 ypp
Washington St. - 15.5 ypp

Mississippi - 15.4 ypp
Colorado - 15.3 ypp
Oregon St. - 15.0 ypp
Vanderbilt - 14.9 ypp
Kansas - 14.8 ypp

Georgia - 14.7 ypp
Florida State - 14.7 ypp
Washington - 14.7 ypp
Kansas State - 14.5 ypp
NC State - 14.5 ypp

Notre Dame - 14.3 ypp (Sugar Bowl bitch slapping)
Oklahoma State - 14.2 ypp
Northwestern - 13.9 ypp
Texas Tech - 13.3 ypp
Connecticut - 13.3 ypp

Arizona State - 13.1 ypp
Michigan State - 12.8 ypp
Iowa State - 12.8 ypp
Baylor - 12.5 ypp
Mississippi State - 12.5 ypp

Stanford - 12.3 ypp
Indiana - 12.3 ypp
Oregon - 12.1 ypp
North Carolina - 12.1 ypp
Duke - 11.7 ypp

Illinois - 11.6 ypp

Georgia Tech, known for its vaunted defense, finished 28th out of 66 BCS teams. They finished a blase (can't do the accent over the e) 7th out of 12 ACC teams. Generally, if you could get a couple of first downs on a drive against them, you were getting 7.

One other note Taylor Bennett fans, Duke's defense was the equivalent of Ethiopia against Italy finishing 65th out of 66, while West Virginia was the equivalent of Argentina in the Faulklands War, finishing 38th out of 66 teams.

2 comments:

Mack said...

I agree that the defenses were not great at Duke or at West Va but it was fun to see the football thrown over the middle and deep to a great reciver.

Anonymous said...

Could Reggie have done as well as Tayor against WVa?