FSU leads the ACC in turnover margin

Looking back over the last eight seasons of college football, every team that’s won a national championship has produced a positive turnover margin, and in some of those years, including when Florida State went undefeated back in 2013 (+1.21), the champion has finished in the top five in that category. It’s not rocket science; to win a football game you must score points more than your opponent. If you are able to create more scoring opportunities than your opponent, it improves your odds of scoring, which in turn improves your odds of winning.

The ACC represents 20 percent of this week’s AP top 25 poll; four of those five teams — Louisville is the lone exception — have positive turnover differentials. Within the league, six teams have positive margins; two have a net of zero, and six other teams are in the red. Take a look at the results for every ACC school:

[table id=541 /]

*Numbers courtesy of cfbstats.com

To read more on how does the best job taking care of the football in the ACC, sign up for basic access to ACCSports.com.