Tennessee Vols Statistical Rankings After Week One

First, the caveats, because ridding oneself of Lawyer Stink takes more than 15 months, apparently: This post is primarily for tracking purposes. If we don't record them now, these weekly numbers will disappear into the ether, and if I'm going to record them, I might as well post them. But the numbers can't mean much at this point. Some teams, like Tennessee, played what are currently believed to be decent teams. Some teams played Alabama. Some played Bowling Green. So relative numbers are skewey skewed skewed. Plus, it's only one game. Plus again, not all of this week's games have even been played. And even in the future, these are rankings, and the actual numbers resulting in those rankings mean more. But this is college football, and rankings matter, so we roll.

With that out of the way, here's the stuff. First up is the Stuff UT Did Well This Week.

Categories In Which Tennessee
Is In The Top Quartile
Category

2011

NCS GS FL AK GA MSB AL SC TR MO VAN KY
Passes Had Intercepted 63 1
Passes Intercepted 86 1
Turnovers Gained 91 3
Turnover Margin 59 4
Punt Return Yardage Defense 85 5
Passing Offense 50 13
Total Offense 104 23
Turnovers Lost 20 23
Pass Efficiency Defense 48 28
Pass Sacks Allowed 40 29

We're #1 in something other than kickoff return yardage defense. Yay.

Seriously, though, you have to love being both at the top in throwing interceptions and at the top in getting them. That certainly contributed to the other top turnover categories, of course. And note that most of these things are things we didn't do so well last year, so there's a glimmer of hope that the improvement is real.

And now for the Tennessee players in the top 30. Last year, we finished the season with only Austin Johnson in the top 30. After week one of 2012, things have changed a bit.

Player Stat 2011 NCS GS FL AK GA MSB AL SC TR MO VAN KY
Austin Johnson Interceptions 23
Byron Moore Interceptions - 5
Eric Gordon Interceptions - 5
Prentiss Waggner Interceptions - 5
Marsalis Teague Interceptions - 5
Curt Maggitt Forced Fumbles - 6
Maurice Couch Forced Fumbles - 6
Justin Hunter Receptions Per Game - 9
Tyler Bray Passing Yards Per Game - 10
Tyler Bray Total Passing Yards - 10
Byron Moore Solo Tackles - 11
Michael Palardy Field Goals - 13
Tyler Bray Passing - 16
Tyler Bray Total Offense - 17
Curt Maggitt Pass Sacks - 20
Cordarrelle Patterson Scoring - 25
Tyler Bray Passing Efficiency - 30
Devrin Young Kickoff Returns - 30

Don't get too excited about all of those #5s because everybody who got an interception this week was #5. But do get excited about the fact that we have four players on that list. And woo for everyone else on this list, too. Please take off your shoes and stay awhile.

#OPPORTUNITYISNOWHERE

What did we rank poorly in this week? Tackles for Loss Allowed. Period. Which is nice. What is not so nice, though, is that it's Tackles for Loss Allowed. Again, don't put too much stock in it, but this is definitely something to watch. Maybe just getting the guys to run straight will fix that. Our run offense was significantly better. How much mo' better could it be if we eliminated tackles for loss?

Categories In Which Tennessee
Is In The Bottom Quartile
Category

2011

NCS GS FL AK GA MSB AL SC TR MO VAN KY
Tackles for Loss Allowed 38 97

THE BIG FAT MIDDLE

And here's the rest, just for tracking purposes.

Categories In Which Tennessee
Is In The Middle
Category

2011

NCS GS FL AK GA MSB AL SC TR MO VAN KY
Net Punting 104 32
Passing Efficiency 69 32
Defense Fourth-down Efficiency 48 37
Time of Possession 37 38
Kickoff Returns 41 38
Fewest Yards Penalized Per Game 51 39
First Downs 98 40
Scoring Offense 106 43
Fumbles Lost 6 43
Offense Third-down Efficiency 56 43
Rushing Offense 116 45
Rushing Defense 69 46
Fewest Penalties Per Game 56 52
Scoring Defense 36 54
Defense Third-down Efficiency 57 57
Offense Fourth-down Efficiency 91 58
Red Zone Efficiency - Defense 47 58
Punt Returns 61 59
Red Zone Efficiency 58 65
Tackles for Loss 67 65
Fumbles Recovered 71 66
Pass Sacks 100 68
Total Defense 28 70
First Downs Allowed 18 71
Kickoff Return Yardage Defense 7 76
Pass Defense 12 86
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