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: Apr 20, 2019 14:55 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
Penn 128 30.6 3 36% 1 145 24.5 17 20% 63 187 31.8 3 37% 7
Georgetown 139 38.9 38 36% 2 182 31.3 57 35% 3 170 38.5 22 30% 31
Loyola MD 136 40.3 51 36% 3 156 22.5 6 34% 4 168 38.2 21 31% 25
Maryland 125 46.7 71 35% 4 135 28.7 39 25% 40 191 47.7 70 37% 6
Cornell 122 40.9 53 34% 5 192 30.5 50 29% 13 129 40.3 37 42% 2
Harvard 127 32.9 7 33% 6 195 26.2 25 23% 55 146 36.3 9 21% 63
Hobart and William 121 28.1 1 33% 7 173 20.8 2 28% 20 205 31.3 2 31% 24
Siena 96 43.0 63 31% 8 161 29.6 45 36% 2 147 39.2 29 35% 9
Ohio State 106 38.2 33 31% 9 116 31.0 54 26% 30 148 42.6 48 31% 23
Penn State 113 44.3 68 30% 10 132 29.1 43 39% 1 193 37.0 12 44% 1
Massachusetts 124 35.8 20 30% 11 174 21.5 4 28% 21 171 40.2 35 29% 33
Bellarmine 111 37.0 27 30% 12 162 31.4 58 25% 35 112 42.6 49 22% 60
Quinnipiac 126 37.0 26 30% 13 151 27.8 35 18% 67 150 37.5 16 26% 47
Robert Morris 123 32.5 6 30% 14 185 22.8 7 30% 6 151 26.9 1 31% 22
Villanova 129 38.5 34 29% 15 143 27.6 33 29% 15 146 43.4 54 27% 43
High Point 151 28.1 2 29% 16 210 23.7 14 30% 10 187 35.0 6 28% 38
UMBC 100 40.2 49 28% 17 147 33.8 66 23% 57 120 38.6 23 29% 34
Syracuse 114 44.0 66 28% 18 158 25.6 20 32% 5 197 45.7 65 31% 26
Delaware 141 41.5 58 28% 19 195 31.8 59 25% 42 118 43.5 55 33% 15
Fairfield 103 39.5 42 28% 20 152 29.5 44 25% 37 151 37.4 15 29% 35
Duke 125 35.2 17 28% 21 196 29.8 46 29% 16 164 44.7 60 33% 19
North Carolina 111 41.3 56 27% 22 195 23.6 13 26% 32 151 38.8 26 33% 17
Hofstra 104 36.0 21 27% 23 214 27.2 30 15% 70 144 45.8 66 18% 70
Army 122 32.4 5 27% 24 203 26.1 24 23% 56 92 38.6 24 38% 5
Princeton 130 37.1 28 27% 25 216 25.8 22 26% 29 154 41.8 44 33% 20
Sacred Heart 145 33.1 11 27% 26 239 27.7 34 28% 19 146 35.1 7 35% 8
Yale 84 33.0 10 27% 27 97 23.0 9 24% 46 169 39.4 31 42% 3
Marquette 99 37.0 25 27% 28 167 31.9 61 25% 41 142 43.3 53 33% 16
Richmond 144 41.3 55 27% 29 162 28.6 38 24% 51 117 39.8 32 30% 28
Mercer 104 39.2 41 26% 30 146 28.9 41 24% 48 160 32.3 4 23% 55
Johns Hopkins 105 42.7 62 26% 31 141 28.5 37 26% 28 163 40.0 33 34% 13
Furman 121 40.0 46 26% 32 170 28.1 36 20% 64 111 44.6 58 22% 59
Stony Brook 121 41.4 57 26% 32 163 30.9 52 25% 36 133 47.6 69 24% 53
Rutgers 163 35.6 18 26% 34 175 27.2 29 30% 8 133 45.9 67 34% 11
Holy Cross 69 34.5 14 26% 35 176 31.8 60 23% 54 126 37.1 14 28% 37
Hartford 119 45.1 70 26% 36 164 31.2 56 27% 25 175 45.2 63 30% 29
Virginia 120 34.0 13 25% 37 202 24.2 16 29% 12 194 38.1 20 34% 12
NJIT 136 35.7 19 25% 38 169 23.5 12 24% 43 131 38.0 19 22% 61
Drexel 109 40.2 50 25% 39 156 22.9 8 30% 7 172 36.8 11 31% 21
Albany 129 40.1 48 25% 40 136 23.7 15 26% 33 144 40.2 36 27% 39
Michigan 133 43.8 64 25% 41 158 33.4 64 29% 11 104 42.5 47 26% 45
Bryant 122 42.3 60 25% 42 153 38.2 72 20% 62 141 40.3 39 19% 66
Canisius 134 38.8 37 25% 43 205 34.4 70 25% 39 164 48.0 71 25% 50
Providence 127 39.7 45 24% 44 180 31.0 55 27% 26 146 41.6 43 25% 52
Notre Dame 92 36.6 23 23% 45 159 25.9 23 27% 27 153 41.9 45 27% 42
Vermont 118 39.2 40 23% 46 150 30.5 51 24% 52 122 42.1 46 38% 4
Navy 114 39.5 43 23% 47 137 21.7 5 24% 45 131 44.9 61 27% 41
Monmouth 87 39.2 39 22% 48 171 25.2 19 14% 72 96 46.4 68 11% 72
Brown 136 32.9 8 22% 49 188 21.5 3 23% 53 149 37.6 17 28% 36
St. John’s 119 37.1 29 22% 50 176 29.0 42 24% 49 146 42.9 51 33% 18
Boston U 121 31.1 4 22% 51 232 23.4 11 24% 50 193 33.0 5 30% 30
Denver 90 44.3 69 22% 52 162 30.1 47 27% 22 160 39.2 28 35% 10
Massachusetts-Lowell 119 37.3 31 21% 53 186 28.8 40 18% 65 170 38.6 25 30% 31
Bucknell 110 41.2 54 21% 54 213 27.1 27 27% 24 137 44.6 59 18% 68
Mount St Marys 124 39.6 44 21% 55 186 34.7 71 28% 18 149 39.4 30 26% 46
Jacksonville 101 33.6 12 20% 56 206 30.4 49 29% 14 129 40.3 38 25% 51
Utah 107 38.6 35 20% 57 164 25.8 21 21% 61 75 44.4 56 18% 69
Manhattan 151 36.8 24 20% 58 172 27.4 31 22% 58 119 42.9 50 19% 67
Colgate 93 43.9 65 20% 59 150 30.1 48 24% 47 118 43.1 52 23% 56
Saint Joseph’s 123 37.2 30 20% 60 169 26.5 26 22% 59 171 37.8 18 25% 49
Air Force 79 38.1 32 20% 61 216 34.1 68 27% 22 161 40.0 34 31% 27
Towson 89 35.0 16 20% 62 149 27.1 28 30% 9 202 35.4 8 27% 40
Cleveland State 118 38.7 36 19% 63 201 23.3 10 28% 17 202 40.6 41 25% 48
Lafayette 125 53.6 72 19% 64 199 31.9 62 22% 60 88 48.7 72 34% 14
Wagner 131 44.1 67 18% 65 166 31.0 53 18% 66 124 44.6 57 22% 58
Lehigh 112 40.9 52 17% 66 191 34.2 69 26% 31 202 40.6 42 27% 44
Marist 128 40.1 47 17% 67 158 34.1 67 25% 34 169 45.1 62 23% 57
St. Bonaventure 169 36.4 22 17% 68 172 27.5 32 15% 71 72 39.1 27 20% 65
VMI 100 33.0 9 17% 69 169 18.9 1 24% 43 97 37.0 13 21% 62
Detroit 109 34.8 15 16% 70 173 24.8 18 25% 38 156 36.6 10 21% 64
Binghamton 118 42.4 61 15% 71 189 33.1 63 18% 68 109 40.4 40 15% 71
Dartmouth 130 41.6 59 13% 72 208 33.4 65 16% 69 83 45.3 64 24% 54