If some of y’all don’t remember why I track net yards per play on a weekly basis, let me remind you.
As a general rule of thumb based on the last four seasons, you’d better create a net YPP of 2+ if you want a realistic shot at the CFP (the four-team version, that is). And if you want to win, you’d better wind up north of 2.5. It doesn’t matter how you get there — track Alabama’s numbers over those four years, for example — just that you do get there.
Now, I only track that metric for the SEC. Fortunately, I know somebody who looks at D-1. Here’s how that shapes up this week:
Funny how the top four on that list also happen to be the top four teams on the selection committee’s list.