Winston, undefeated 'Noles finish atop UPS Index with first national title in 14 years
(AP) -- A high-powered offense featuring star freshman Jameis Winston helped keep Florida State atop the UPS Performance Index most of the season. A memorable final drive led by the Heisman Trophy winner enabled the Seminoles to finish there.
Using an advanced proprietary formula highlighting offensive yards per play, defensive yards allowed per play, various special teams statistics and a microindex of miscues that rewards disciplined teams, UPS has teamed with STATS LLC to normalize those numbers across 125 FBS schools.
From there, overall balance is measured across all of a team's individual units, with the final index weighted toward excellence in those areas as well as overall winning percentage and strength of opponents.