Minutes Defensed – 2013
Minutes on Defense
Ranking Minutes on the Field by Defenses in 2013
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Well it is pretty easy to see that a ‘fast’ offense might get your defense a lot of time on the field. Oregon averaged just over 31% more non-offensive time per game on the field than Florida [ I know Duck fans, scoreboard]. It was also interesting to see so many bowl eligible teams at the top these rankings.
In addition to so many fast paced offenses having top ranked defensive numbers in this chart, I did notice that there were not too many good or great teams at the bottom of the rankings. The only one in the bottom 25 that stood out as very good or better in 2013 was Wisconsin and maybe Mississippi State.
It is almost like the number are telling you a great defensive team, is not necessarily the one that gets off the field the fastest. Certainly this adds to the notion that time of possession is a pretty antiquated metric.
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