Our pace/efficiency tables show how each team attacks various game situations as well as how effective they are with their chosen strategy. The table is split into three sections based on how a possession starts: a defensive stop, any other ground ball, or a faceoff. The ‘Seconds’ column shows how quickly, on average, they take the first shot (for those possessions that include a shot). The ‘Efficiency’ column shows the percentage of possessions that end with a goal (includes all possessions, even those that did not include a shot). The rank values show where each team ranks for pace or efficiency within that subset of possession types. Note: there may be some minor discrepancies (1% in either direction) in the counts in this table; this is related to fishy play-by-play data that has been excluded due to accuracy concerns.
Switch to Defense Last Updated: Mar 11, 2020 20:17 CT
Columns 2-6: Defensive Stop Possessions; Columns 7-11: Unsettled Possessions; Columns 12-16: Faceoff Possessions
  Defensive Stop Unsettled Ground Ball Faceoff
Team Count Seconds Rank Efficiency Rank Count Seconds Rank Efficiency Rank Count Seconds Rank Efficiency Rank
Princeton 47 36.7 30 55% 1 70 29.7 52 31% 23 74 44.8 61 41% 9
Fairfield 50 40.9 54 44% 2 100 24.9 22 33% 16 115 30.4 3 37% 16
Rutgers 52 35.5 26 42% 3 86 19.6 3 32% 19 54 38.4 21 25% 53
Syracuse 42 40.1 51 40% 4 69 22.6 10 46% 1 97 39.0 27 27% 46
Duke 67 36.6 29 40% 5 106 31.2 61 37% 8 129 43.7 53 31% 37
Stony Brook 63 39.7 46 39% 6 81 26.5 35 28% 40 104 40.1 32 32% 28
Merrimack 48 39.3 44 39% 7 79 26.8 37 29% 36 72 51.8 74 19% 70
Notre Dame 41 33.4 18 39% 8 63 26.9 38 36% 11 54 36.3 14 27% 47
Vermont 34 38.9 41 38% 9 53 37.1 74 20% 65 34 44.3 55 29% 41
Dartmouth 38 25.4 2 36% 10 55 31.3 62 18% 69 41 48.1 69 39% 12
Cornell 30 42.3 59 36% 11 81 31.1 58 41% 3 88 40.3 34 42% 8
Villanova 66 37.3 34 36% 12 82 30.4 56 29% 34 83 42.2 46 37% 17
Siena 50 39.8 47 36% 13 87 23.1 12 24% 54 74 34.3 7 35% 23
Mercer 34 47.3 70 35% 14 42 36.3 73 26% 46 88 47.4 67 43% 5
Albany 54 37.3 32 35% 15 67 23.8 15 38% 7 50 42.4 47 24% 60
Georgetown 57 36.0 27 35% 16 95 29.9 53 38% 6 101 33.9 6 31% 34
Utah 46 37.7 36 34% 17 51 30.1 54 23% 58 59 39.8 31 38% 13
Marist 52 42.2 58 34% 18 77 24.8 21 37% 9 100 41.9 40 26% 52
Drexel 56 39.9 49 33% 19 90 26.2 31 25% 50 68 33.2 5 44% 3
Michigan 56 39.9 50 33% 19 83 29.2 48 28% 37 73 39.8 30 34% 25
Penn State 65 43.4 61 33% 21 103 25.7 26 39% 5 118 38.8 25 42% 7
Army 61 39.8 48 32% 22 136 28.9 44 33% 15 84 39.0 28 29% 39
Bellarmine 58 34.8 25 32% 23 90 25.0 23 25% 50 56 45.9 65 21% 67
Hobart and William 52 30.5 8 32% 24 65 21.5 7 36% 10 93 29.8 1 48% 1
Robert Morris 49 29.3 6 32% 25 96 23.0 11 27% 44 83 35.5 11 34% 24
UMBC 43 38.1 39 32% 26 71 35.3 71 30% 25 59 43.3 51 32% 31
Bryant 71 33.5 19 32% 27 80 29.2 47 30% 30 92 45.5 63 26% 51
Ohio State 78 40.4 53 32% 28 80 32.4 65 31% 24 101 43.2 49 33% 26
Jacksonville 50 33.5 20 32% 29 73 26.3 32 26% 47 57 41.2 37 26% 50
Navy 41 45.1 67 31% 30 69 29.0 46 30% 28 62 42.2 45 32% 30
Air Force 52 45.6 68 30% 31 85 28.3 41 34% 13 64 48.1 68 23% 61
Providence 62 47.9 72 30% 32 86 31.7 63 27% 41 48 46.5 66 33% 27
Delaware 49 43.2 60 30% 33 97 23.6 14 29% 31 57 38.6 23 36% 18
North Carolina 43 34.6 24 30% 34 106 29.6 51 44% 2 125 41.5 38 42% 6
St. John’s 60 44.1 63 30% 35 95 24.5 20 29% 33 116 34.3 8 28% 44
High Point 80 31.1 11 30% 35 110 23.3 13 22% 62 110 36.9 17 31% 33
Saint Joseph’s 79 25.4 3 29% 37 79 25.9 28 24% 55 100 31.0 4 23% 62
Marquette 39 39.3 43 28% 38 87 26.0 30 28% 39 68 43.7 52 35% 21
Harvard 32 44.6 64 28% 39 49 34.6 69 32% 18 43 44.6 59 44% 2
Colgate 54 32.2 14 27% 40 61 18.0 1 27% 42 85 30.1 2 24% 59
Massachusetts-Lowell 36 25.0 1 27% 40 133 19.7 4 20% 66 62 40.1 33 22% 63
Sacred Heart 63 33.1 17 26% 42 80 22.0 8 25% 52 64 44.3 56 31% 36
Maryland 63 25.8 4 26% 42 81 26.0 29 32% 20 101 36.9 18 40% 11
Virginia 63 32.7 16 26% 42 97 25.7 27 28% 38 87 36.7 15 28% 43
Loyola MD 53 37.7 37 26% 45 82 25.2 25 29% 34 92 45.8 64 21% 66
Manhattan 57 49.6 73 26% 46 77 27.8 40 24% 53 44 50.7 73 25% 54
Quinnipiac 42 38.1 39 26% 47 79 24.0 16 16% 71 91 36.1 13 21% 65
Hofstra 65 34.3 22 26% 48 101 20.8 5 29% 32 116 42.1 43 31% 32
LIU 74 37.1 31 25% 49 88 27.7 39 32% 17 68 42.1 44 35% 21
Penn 43 30.9 10 25% 50 71 20.8 6 26% 45 99 36.0 12 31% 35
Johns Hopkins 47 39.3 42 25% 51 60 24.5 19 31% 22 96 36.8 16 25% 54
Detroit 36 34.3 23 25% 52 50 31.2 60 24% 56 93 38.7 24 37% 14
Yale 24 31.5 12 25% 52 41 26.3 33 34% 12 80 38.4 22 37% 15
Canisius 45 45.0 65 24% 54 61 31.1 59 22% 60 51 43.2 50 29% 41
Denver 42 33.8 21 23% 55 66 28.9 45 31% 21 96 44.7 60 40% 10
Holy Cross 42 46.1 69 23% 55 103 32.6 67 23% 59 89 39.6 29 24% 58
Brown 34 30.2 7 23% 57 78 28.4 42 30% 26 70 42.0 42 35% 20
Binghamton 61 36.1 28 22% 58 79 31.7 64 22% 61 50 48.2 70 16% 72
Wagner 44 41.6 56 22% 59 66 34.9 70 25% 49 58 45.2 62 20% 69
Hartford 41 43.4 62 21% 60 80 26.4 34 23% 57 83 38.8 26 32% 29
Lehigh 51 47.4 71 21% 61 79 29.4 49 30% 29 96 41.6 39 36% 19
Massachusetts 42 31.6 13 21% 62 106 25.1 24 27% 43 93 37.7 19 24% 57
Monmouth 58 42.2 57 20% 63 85 24.3 17 11% 74 54 44.5 58 27% 47
St. Bonaventure 50 41.2 55 20% 64 86 30.1 55 15% 73 31 48.3 71 22% 63
Cleveland State 56 30.8 9 19% 65 86 28.8 43 22% 63 98 42.7 48 29% 40
Towson 56 37.3 33 19% 65 64 30.6 57 17% 70 49 38.2 20 26% 49
Boston U 36 32.4 15 19% 67 99 24.4 18 20% 67 72 35.2 10 25% 54
Mount St Marys 53 39.6 45 18% 68 126 33.5 68 21% 64 96 42.0 41 28% 45
Richmond 64 45.1 66 18% 69 112 26.6 36 33% 14 75 44.3 57 44% 4
Lafayette 59 51.6 74 18% 70 74 32.5 66 18% 68 56 43.8 54 12% 74
Bucknell 44 28.7 5 18% 71 108 18.8 2 39% 4 88 35.1 9 30% 38
VMI 23 38.1 38 17% 72 58 36.3 72 25% 48 42 40.8 36 14% 73
Furman 59 40.3 52 15% 73 65 22.6 9 30% 26 47 40.4 35 21% 68
NJIT 64 37.5 35 10% 74 74 29.6 50 16% 72 50 50.6 72 18% 71