27 Oct 2010, 12:18pm by Brian Fremeau
LSU's punt unit forced Cam Newton to lead his Tigers out of terrible field position all day, but nothing could stop Auburn from claiming the No. 1 FEI ranking.
6 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2010, 10:25pm by TomTom
21 Oct 2010, 02:40pm by Brian Fremeau
Brian Fremeau breaks down recent match-ups of elite defenses versus elite offenses to find some kind of edge in this weekend's LSU/Auburn clash. Les Miles is 4-1 when he brings a top-10 DFEI unit against a top-10 OFEI unit. But he hasn't won one yet on the road.
19 Oct 2010, 08:04pm by Brian Fremeau
Oregon strengthened its No. 1 rating while taking a bye from upset weekend. Also, Brian Fremeau debuts Offensive and Defensive FEI numbers and looks at South Carolina, Arizona, and Utah.
14 comments, Last at 23 Oct 2010, 12:09pm by Enjoy_Life
13 Oct 2010, 01:10pm by Brian Fremeau
South Carolina made the biggest leap in this week's FEI ratings after knocking off Alabama, and Boise State couldn't be more pleased. Plus, Brian Fremeau measures field goal success rates and more drive splits.
16 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2010, 8:31pm by Brian Fremeau
11 Oct 2010, 01:13pm by Brian Fremeau
The fallout continues at North Carolina in the wake of the player-agent storm cloud hovering over Chapel Hill for the last six weeks. Defensive tackle Marvin Austin has been officially dismissed from the team following a joint investigation by North Carolina and the NCAA. The NCAA has ruled wide receiver Greg Little and defensive end Robert Quinn permanently ineligible. All three will be sought-after prospects in next year's NFL draft.
69 comments, Last at 13 Oct 2010, 1:01pm by DeltaWhiskey
08 Oct 2010, 04:10pm by Brian Fremeau
In this week's ESPN Insider feature, Brian Fremeau investigates whether Alabama is at a disadvantage facing a South Carolina team with an extra week to prepare. It turns out there is no measurable advantage or disadvantage for teams following a bye week, either in the win-loss column or in Game Efficiency. If the Gamecocks are going to take down the Crimson Tide this weekend, they'll have to beat them play-by-play and drive-by-drive. The calendar won't have anything to do with the outcome.
8 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2010, 9:40am by crack
06 Oct 2010, 12:56pm by Brian Fremeau
Oregon flipped a switch Saturday night and turned a three-score deficit into a three-score victory. Plus, a closer look at converting 10-yard drives into scoring drives.
8 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2010, 2:12am by Didgeridoo
29 Sep 2010, 02:17pm by Brian Fremeau
Overall stability reigns in the FEI ratings, but a few teams have completely recalibrated our expectations for the season. Plus:" More drive success metrics, including "late and close" efficiency.
30 comments, Last at 30 Sep 2010, 4:50pm by Brian Fremeau
23 Sep 2010, 05:37pm by Brian Fremeau
In this week's ESPN Insider piece, Brian Fremeau discusses Boise State's "schedule gap," how much less difficult it is than those of other BCS title contenders, and how much the Broncos need to dominate their remaining schedule to have a chance at the national title game.
7 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2010, 4:04pm by Scott P.
22 Sep 2010, 01:45pm by Brian Fremeau
A new team takes command of the FEI No. 1 spot, and Brian Fremeau breaks down situational offensive drive statistics.
15 comments, Last at 23 Sep 2010, 8:42pm by TN