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2PM
Two-Point Conversions Made
AP
Associated Press
AY/A
Adjusted Passing Yards per Attempt; the formula is (Yds + 20 * TD - 45 * Int) / Att.
Att
Attempts (passing or rushing)
Avg
Average (yards per attempt)
BCS
Bowl Championship Series
Conf
Conference
Cmp
Pass Completions
FGA
Field Goal Attempts
FGM
Field Goals Made
FR
Fumbles Recovered
FWAA
Football Writer's Association of America
G
Games
HELMS
Helms Athletic Foundation
Int
Interceptions (defensive or passing)
L
Losses
NCF
National Championship Foundation
NFF
National Football Foundation
Opp
Opponent
Pct
Percentage
Plays
Plays from Scrimmage (i.e., rushing attempts plus receptions)
Pos
Position
Punts
Punts
Rate
Passing Efficiency Rating; statistic used by the NCAA to evaluate passing efficiency. The formula is (8.4 * Yds + 330 * TD - 200 * Int + 100 * Cmp) / Att.
Rec
Receptions
Ret
Returns (kick or punt)
SOS
Strength of Schedule; a rating of strength of schedule. The rating is denominated in points above/below average, where zero is average. Non-major opponents are included as a single team in the ratings. My colleague Doug Drinen of Pro-Football-Reference.com has written a great explanation of this method.
SRS
Simple Rating System; a rating that takes into account average point differential and strength of schedule. The rating is denominated in points above/below average, where zero is average, although it should be noted that margin of victory has been assigned a lower bound of 7 points and an upper bound of 24 points. Non-major opponents are included as a single team in the ratings. My colleague Doug Drinen of Pro-Football-Reference.com has written a great explanation of this method.
Sch
School
Sfty
Safeties
T
Ties
TD
Touchdowns
USA/CNN
USA Today/CNN
USA/ESPN
USA Today/ESPN
UPI
United Press International
W
Wins
W-L%
Won-Lost Percentage; the formula is (W + 0.5 * T) / G.
XPA
Extra-Point Attempts
XPM
Extra-Points Made
Y/A
Passing Yards per Attempt; the formula is Yds / Att.
Yds
Yards