Analyzed efficiency ratings since 2005

Cruloc

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1. All national title winners finish in the top 8 overall. Lowest title winners were:
#7. Auburn 2010 - 84.0
#8. LSU 2007 - 80.8

2. Alabama 2018 is the highest rated team overall for 2005-2018, rating of 96.9
Florida State 2013 is second overall with 96.1.

3. Alabama 2012 is the highest rated Bama title team, finishes tied with Florida 2008 with a rating of 95.4.

4. Alabama 2009 is our lowest rated title winner with a 89.3.

5. Clemson 2018 is their highest rated team at 90.8.

6. Top 7 overall for defensive efficiency:
#1. Alabama 2016 - 97.4.....best so far, but offensive efficiency was only 70.8
#2. Alabama 2011 - 94.5
#3. Clemson 2014 - 92.5.....finished 10-3....their offensive efficiency was only 49.6
#4. Clemson 2018 - 92.3
#5. Alabama 2015 - 91.6
#6. Alabama 2012 - 91.2
#7. Clemson 2017 - 90.9

7. Top 7 overall for offensive efficiency:
#1. Alabama 2018 - 96.6....defense was 88.4
#2. Oklahoma 2017 - 96.6....defense was 52.3
#3. Oklahoma 2018 - 96.6....defense was 41.1
#4. USC 2005 - 95.8
#5. Oklahoma 2008 - 95.3
#6. Wisconsin 2011 - 93.9
#7. FSU 2013 - 93.5

8. Closely rated offensive and defensive efficiencies for Bama. Ranked by overall efficiency.
#1. 2012 - 90.3 and 91.2 respectively
#2. 2017 - 86.4 and 89.9
#3. 2013 - 85.7 and 85.9
#4. 2014 - 84.9 and 82.5

9. Large differences in Bama's offensive and defensive efficiences. Ranked by size of difference.
#1. 2005 - 54.4 and 81.1 respectively....included really because it shows how comparatively down things were back then.
#2. 2016 - 70.8 and 97.4 (14-1)
#3. 2015 - 74.7 and 91.6 (14-1)
#4. 2011 - 80.4 and 94.5 (12-1)
#5. 2009 - 77.3 and 89.9 (14-0)
#6. 2008 - 70.1 and 82.7 (12-2)
#7. 2010 - 87.7 and 79.1 (10-3)
#8. 2018 - 96.6 and 88.4 (14-1)

10. Alabama 2013 is our best special teams rating at 65.6.

11. Alabama 2014 is our worst special teams rating at 38.0
(context - 2018's rating was 49.4)
(further context - 2019 is 22.5 so far...which would rank as 23rd worst overall since 2005)

12. Alabama 2019 has an 97.7 offensive rating, which is #2 to Oklahoma's 98.3.

13. Alabama 2019 has an 85.9 defensive rating.
Auburn - 89.2
Georgia - 87.0
Florida - 84.7
LSU - 68.3
Oklahoma - 67.9

14. Our opponents so far in 2019 (overall)
Duke - 68.5
NMSU - 12.5
SC - 64.4
USM - 45.1
Ole Miss - 50.2

15. Opponents remaining
Texas A&M - 67.1
Tennessee - 40.2
Arkansas - 38.4
LSU - 90.6
MSU - 64.6
WCU - :/
Auburn - 85.8

Possibles
Georgia - 92.3
Ohio St - 98.0
Oklahoma - 94.6
Clemson - 90.5


Sorry for the length, I like stats, slow day at work.
 

Cruloc

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Used ESPN's ratings, excel spreadsheet and filters...so I could put all the seasons together.
 

JustNeedMe81

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So what is the conclusion of this? What are you trying to tell us based on the data? I'm just trying figure out the narrative behind it. I like stats and I found it interesting. Just wanted to hear your thoughts on this.
 

Cruloc

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I don't have a distinct conclusion, was just looking at the ratings. Was going for a correlation between ratings and titles or at least inclusion in the playoffs....then that 2010 Auburn team messes that up with their defensive rating being below 60 and having a offense - defense differential of 35.2, by far the largest differential. I think honestly I just started starting typing as I was looking at the stats and it ran into being just a tangent thought.
 

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