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: May 28, 2019 14:07 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 201 33.7 11 38% 1 201 26.8 26 24% 51 300 34.1 5 34% 9
Georgetown 199 36.6 22 37% 2 256 30.9 54 36% 2 237 40.3 36 30% 26
Massachusetts 153 35.0 15 32% 3 211 22.6 6 28% 22 218 39.9 30 28% 36
Cornell 144 43.1 64 32% 4 233 30.6 50 31% 6 161 41.4 42 39% 3
Hobart and William 168 31.0 3 32% 5 217 21.6 3 28% 23 268 33.5 4 31% 20
Loyola MD 190 38.4 32 32% 6 214 25.2 16 33% 4 246 38.5 21 31% 21
Penn State 181 41.9 61 32% 7 219 28.4 40 40% 1 328 38.3 19 44% 1
Maryland 186 46.7 71 31% 8 178 28.9 42 26% 36 244 48.6 72 35% 8
UMBC 150 41.5 58 31% 9 231 34.4 69 28% 19 168 39.8 28 29% 34
Harvard 155 32.2 4 30% 10 231 24.4 13 25% 45 166 36.3 10 19% 68
Siena 114 39.0 40 30% 11 204 27.2 28 32% 5 168 40.1 32 32% 19
Bellarmine 137 36.8 23 30% 12 181 31.0 56 27% 29 133 41.5 44 21% 64
Robert Morris 179 33.1 6 30% 13 251 24.6 14 30% 9 216 29.3 1 34% 10
Ohio State 124 38.8 38 29% 14 132 31.0 57 28% 25 187 41.4 41 28% 37
Virginia 181 34.8 14 29% 15 304 23.9 10 29% 13 302 38.9 24 33% 15
Delaware 170 41.3 54 29% 16 236 31.3 60 24% 48 137 45.1 61 32% 17
Princeton 154 36.1 20 29% 17 246 26.4 22 28% 20 179 40.4 37 32% 18
Yale 172 33.1 7 29% 18 201 24.2 11 24% 51 376 38.4 20 40% 2
Villanova 155 38.5 33 29% 19 182 27.9 38 30% 10 186 41.1 40 27% 43
Sacred Heart 169 32.6 5 28% 20 274 26.5 24 28% 18 169 34.8 8 36% 6
Duke 171 37.7 29 28% 21 280 29.3 45 27% 26 223 44.5 58 33% 14
Fairfield 125 38.9 39 28% 22 179 29.2 44 24% 47 171 37.4 15 28% 38
High Point 195 28.8 1 27% 23 272 25.5 17 29% 14 258 34.8 7 29% 35
North Carolina 141 42.6 63 27% 24 226 25.8 20 26% 34 187 40.7 39 34% 11
Quinnipiac 185 39.5 43 27% 25 207 28.9 43 23% 58 214 38.6 22 30% 28
Syracuse 150 43.6 66 27% 26 199 26.5 23 34% 3 233 46.2 68 33% 16
Albany 160 39.2 42 26% 27 187 24.7 15 23% 57 161 40.2 35 27% 45
Stony Brook 142 41.6 59 26% 28 203 31.1 59 26% 37 176 46.9 69 23% 56
Notre Dame 142 38.2 31 26% 28 212 25.7 18 25% 46 227 44.1 55 29% 30
Johns Hopkins 146 44.3 69 26% 30 200 27.2 29 28% 16 235 40.6 38 34% 12
Hofstra 120 35.8 17 26% 31 238 27.3 30 16% 69 171 46.0 67 20% 66
Drexel 145 39.1 41 26% 32 207 23.9 9 30% 7 238 37.8 16 29% 33
Holy Cross 92 35.9 18 26% 33 226 30.4 49 21% 65 167 35.7 9 27% 42
Canisius 154 41.0 53 25% 34 238 34.2 68 25% 39 180 47.6 70 25% 51
Army 190 34.6 13 25% 35 307 26.6 25 26% 33 133 38.2 17 33% 13
Furman 149 39.8 45 25% 36 201 27.6 34 24% 51 127 44.5 60 22% 57
Richmond 208 40.0 48 25% 37 246 29.8 47 28% 24 153 40.0 31 30% 27
Bryant 138 40.1 49 25% 38 179 36.6 72 21% 62 171 39.8 29 21% 60
Mercer 119 37.8 30 25% 39 174 27.9 37 25% 43 205 33.2 3 23% 54
Hartford 139 44.0 67 25% 40 190 30.9 53 26% 30 201 43.9 53 31% 23
Rutgers 187 36.0 19 25% 41 233 28.2 39 29% 12 170 45.7 64 31% 24
Michigan 152 43.5 65 24% 42 199 34.7 70 30% 11 112 42.3 49 29% 32
Brown 171 33.6 9 23% 43 247 22.3 4 25% 40 208 38.8 23 27% 44
St. John’s 143 37.2 26 23% 44 199 29.6 46 24% 55 165 41.7 46 31% 22
Vermont 160 41.7 60 23% 45 201 30.7 52 25% 41 171 44.4 57 38% 4
Navy 135 40.4 51 23% 46 163 21.4 2 25% 44 162 44.1 56 27% 40
Providence 165 40.1 50 23% 47 215 30.9 55 27% 28 181 41.8 47 25% 49
Mount St Marys 163 39.9 47 23% 48 226 35.0 71 26% 34 184 39.1 25 25% 50
Marquette 116 38.6 36 23% 49 200 32.0 62 23% 59 155 43.9 54 36% 5
Towson 134 37.4 27 23% 50 208 27.6 35 30% 8 287 36.7 13 31% 25
NJIT 161 35.8 16 22% 51 191 22.5 5 23% 56 153 38.2 18 21% 61
Massachusetts-Lowell 136 37.1 24 22% 52 220 27.8 36 19% 67 203 37.4 14 28% 39
Monmouth 107 38.7 37 22% 53 210 25.9 21 16% 71 112 45.7 63 14% 72
Bucknell 145 41.3 55 22% 54 269 25.8 19 26% 32 168 42.6 51 19% 69
Jacksonville 119 34.2 12 21% 55 266 28.5 41 27% 27 165 41.6 45 23% 53
Manhattan 162 37.2 25 21% 56 185 27.4 31 22% 61 128 42.4 50 20% 67
Boston U 168 30.9 2 21% 57 308 23.9 8 25% 42 239 32.5 2 27% 41
Colgate 105 42.6 62 20% 58 188 29.9 48 24% 49 144 42.1 48 26% 48
Saint Joseph’s 139 38.5 34 20% 59 203 27.0 27 21% 63 196 36.4 12 26% 47
Utah 108 38.6 35 20% 60 170 27.4 32 22% 60 79 45.9 66 21% 62
Denver 119 44.2 68 20% 61 218 31.1 58 28% 21 218 40.1 33 35% 7
Lehigh 156 41.3 56 19% 62 254 32.4 64 24% 50 260 41.4 43 25% 51
Air Force 101 37.5 28 18% 63 261 33.5 66 26% 31 209 39.7 27 30% 29
Cleveland State 128 39.5 44 18% 64 224 23.6 7 29% 15 224 40.2 34 26% 46
Lafayette 145 51.1 72 18% 65 224 32.1 63 21% 64 104 48.1 71 29% 31
Detroit 149 33.7 10 17% 66 212 24.2 12 25% 38 206 34.5 6 21% 63
St. Bonaventure 169 36.4 21 17% 67 172 27.5 33 15% 72 72 39.1 26 20% 65
Wagner 160 45.0 70 16% 68 191 30.7 51 17% 68 142 44.5 59 21% 59
Binghamton 139 40.6 52 16% 69 222 31.6 61 20% 66 133 42.7 52 18% 70
Marist 162 41.4 57 15% 70 221 33.7 67 28% 17 245 45.2 62 22% 58
VMI 117 33.5 8 14% 71 201 20.2 1 24% 51 119 36.3 11 18% 71
Dartmouth 151 39.9 46 13% 72 243 32.8 65 16% 70 90 45.8 65 23% 55