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Bowl Subdivision (FBS) National Team Report
Defense Third-down Efficiency

Year: 2008Thru: 01/08/09 Minimum Pct. of Games Played
RankName3rd-down Attempts3rd-down ConversionsPct
1Florida St.16743 25.75
2Southern California18551 27.57
3Alabama19956 28.14
4Auburn17149 28.65
5TCU17450 28.74
6Oregon St.17552 29.71
7Utah17854 30.34
8Connecticut18155 30.39
9Virginia Tech17353 30.64
10California19761 30.96
11Cincinnati21366 30.99
12LSU18357 31.15
13Boston College21066 31.43
14Mississippi18760 32.09
15Penn St.18660 32.26
16San Jose St.17055 32.35
17Rutgers17356 32.37
18Boise St.20968 32.54
19Army14748 32.65
20Notre Dame17457 32.76
21Florida19263 32.81
22Kentucky18762 33.16
23Nebraska16957 33.73
24Hawaii19867 33.84
25Pittsburgh18764 34.22
26Arizona17861 34.27
27Iowa19467 34.54
28Northwestern19668 34.69
29Texas18364 34.97
30Mississippi St.16859 35.12
31Ohio St.18766 35.29
32UCF19870 35.35
33East Carolina21275 35.38
34Georgia17562 35.43
35Purdue16960 35.50
36Miami (Fla.)18266 36.26
36Temple18266 36.26
38Troy21277 36.32
39Oklahoma20675 36.41
40Wyoming18367 36.61
41Tulsa19170 36.65
42Vanderbilt18066 36.67
43South Fla.18869 36.70
44Maryland18468 36.96
45Tennessee18669 37.10
46Clemson20777 37.20
47Illinois17264 37.21
47UCLA17264 37.21
49Louisville16160 37.27
50South Carolina17766 37.29
51Fla. Atlantic19071 37.37
52Wake Forest18770 37.43
53Fresno St.17867 37.64
54Memphis16261 37.65
55Louisiana Tech19373 37.82
56Arizona St.17667 38.07
57Georgia Tech18972 38.10
57Nevada18972 38.10
59Northern Ill.16563 38.18
60Michigan19676 38.78
61Minnesota17769 38.98
62Colorado16866 39.29
62Duke16866 39.29
64Oregon22689 39.38
65Texas Tech16264 39.51
66North Carolina St.17469 39.66
67Virginia17369 39.88
68Wisconsin18875 39.89
69Oklahoma St.17771 40.11
70Kansas18374 40.44
71Southern Miss.17270 40.70
72New Mexico St.14961 40.94
73Marshall18877 40.96
74Michigan St.19078 41.05
75Florida Int'l18275 41.21
76Washington St.16267 41.36
77Middle Tenn. St.17673 41.48
78Arkansas17372 41.62
79Ball St.19481 41.75
80Arkansas St.17071 41.76
81UNLV15063 42.00
82West Virginia18879 42.02
83Western Mich.20487 42.65
84Bowling Green16470 42.68
85New Mexico17173 42.69
86La.-Lafayette15868 43.04
86Stanford15868 43.04
88North Carolina20689 43.20
89Central Mich.18078 43.33
90Houston19685 43.37
91Air Force18982 43.39
92Kent St.15969 43.40
92La.-Monroe15969 43.40
94Miami (Ohio)15367 43.79
95Idaho15267 44.08
96Eastern Mich.13962 44.60
97Akron16072 45.00
98UAB15168 45.03
99Rice18483 45.11
100Toledo15269 45.39
101Buffalo18484 45.65
102Missouri230106 46.09
103Kansas St.18083 46.11
104BYU18284 46.15
105Utah St.17380 46.24
106Tulane13965 46.76
107Indiana17180 46.78
108Colorado St.17281 47.09
109Navy16176 47.20
110North Texas14669 47.26
111Ohio17484 48.28
112Baylor17184 49.12
113UTEP15074 49.33
114Washington15275 49.34
115San Diego St.17286 50.00
116Iowa St.14976 51.01
117Syracuse16685 51.20
118Texas A&M17295 55.23
119SMU17598 56.00
Reclassifying/Provisional

RankName3rd-down Attempts3rd-down ConversionsPct
 Western Ky.17074 43.53