The 10 Most Balanced Teams in College Football

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The 10 Most Balanced Teams in College Football
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The most balanced teams in college football aren't necessarily the best, though there are a lot of great teams on this list. It starts on offense. A balanced attack hits defenses where they are weakest.

Sometimes that's a rushing play, and sometimes it's an aerial strike. The most balanced offenses in the nation strike equally from either direction. However, there's still something missing: defense.

A balanced team doesn't yield 40 points per game and score 60, though that wouldn't stop one from winning a national title. A well-rounded squad lights up the opponent's scoreboard while saving all the electricity on the other side. (See? Balance.)

So, with that in mind, here are the 10 most balanced teams in college football's 2013 season so far.

*Scoring process:

Subtracted the passing yards per game and rushing yards per game for all college football teams. Ranked all teams based on the difference (smallest difference was No. 1). Took the top-20 teams and ranked them by scoring defense. The top-10 defenses out of the top 20 most balanced teams made the list.

Overall record broke any ties.

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