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Field Position Disadvantage

Thanks to mgoblog for the head's up. From Football Outsiders:


Field Position Advantage (FPA) Through Week 7 TEAM 2007 W-L 2007 FPA TCU (4-3) 11.0 Ohio State (6-0) 10.4 Georgia Tech (3-3) 10.4 Cincinnati (5-1) 9.2 Vanderbilt (2-3) 8.2 Penn State (5-2) 8.0 East Carolina (4-3) 8.0 Florida State (4-2) 7.9 Michigan (5-1) 7.8 Maryland (3-2) 7.7 … … … North Carolina State (0-5) -7.4 Notre Dame (1-6) -7.7 Oregon State (3-3) -7.9 Pittsburgh (1-4) -8.3 Baylor (2-4) -8.3 Eastern Michigan (1-5) -8.8 New Mexico State (1-4) -9.5 Florida International (0-6) -12.2 Tulane (0-5) -13.0 Southern Mississippi (2-3) -13.6

Per possession, we're giving up 7.4 yards in field position advantage. That tends to add up quickly.