Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Nov 2007, 02:26am by Brian Fremeau

Fremeau Efficiency Index: Week 11

As the end of the season nears, the FEI list starts to look a little more like the BCS rankings. Brian Fremeau looks at who's most likely to play for the national championship, and why the Big 12 doesn't deserve to be a part of that discussion.

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39 comments, Last at 17 Nov 2007, 9:15pm by Sid

07 Nov 2007, 03:29pm by Brian Fremeau

Fremeau Efficiency Index: Week 10

At long last, there is a new No. 2 team in the FEI rankings! See how far South Florida has finally fallen, and what Brian Fremeau has to say about which teams are most likely to play for the National Championship.

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30 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2007, 12:54am by Sid

31 Oct 2007, 05:23pm by Brian Fremeau

Is Charlie Weis the Problem at Notre Dame?

In the press conference following Notre Dame's October 20th beatdown at the hands of USC, head coach Charlie Weis challenged the media members present and anyone else listening to "Get your shots in while you can." Jonathan Chait of Slate.com eagerly jumped into the ring and blasted Weis as "The Worst Football Coach in the Universe," detailing the epic failings of the 1-7 Irish team.

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54 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2007, 6:32am by NevadaTrojan

31 Oct 2007, 03:43pm by Brian Fremeau

Fremeau Efficiency Index: Week 9

Last week, the Bulls of South Florida lost their first game of the year, yet were still ranked No. 2 in the season's first FEI rankings. They've lost two games in a row now. Brian Fremeau looks at where they ended up and why they're in that position, and also breaks down the top 25 teams in the country by offensive and defensive strength.

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28 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2007, 7:29pm by Dwayne

24 Oct 2007, 03:04pm by Brian Fremeau

Fremeau Efficiency Index: Week 8

The unbeaten teams climb in this week's Fremeau Efficiency Index -- but still rank behind 5-3 Auburn. And how far does South Florida fall in our new college football ratings after losing to Rutgers? Not as far as you'd expect -- not by a long shot.

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27 comments, Last at 26 Oct 2007, 7:10pm by zlionsfan

17 Oct 2007, 06:22pm by Brian Fremeau

Fremeau Efficiency Index: Week 7

Brian Fremeau is back with the season's first set of FEI Ratings. If you are an SEC fan who feels the conference is punished for being ultra-competitive, you will be happy. If you are a Boston College or Ohio State alum, well, not so much.

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36 comments, Last at 22 Oct 2007, 8:41am by John Grenci

28 Aug 2007, 01:59pm by Brian Fremeau

FEI 2007 College Football Season Preview

Given the high rate of roster change in college football, can a ratings system based on past drive data from one season predict the next season? The answer, it turns out, is "better than you think." Brian Fremeau brings us the official debut of FEI on Football Outsiders, with a few picks for underrated and overrated teams heading into the college season.

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84 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2007, 2:42pm by Bob Day

23 Dec 2006, 02:17pm by Brian Fremeau

Fremeau Efficiency Index Bowl Forecast

Back in November, a guest column introduced a new drive-based college ratings system called the Fremeau Efficiency Index. Now the FEI returns with the final regular season ratings and forecasts of the top 10 bowl games.

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22 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2007, 12:33am by Rocco

09 Nov 2006, 01:00pm by Brian Fremeau

Introducing the Fremeau Efficiency Index

FO readers know that championship teams demonstrate their strength by winning big. Yet, the computer polls that determine the bowl rankings for college football do not consider margin of victory. To develop a FO-worthy metric, we must distinguish between a 17-point lead earned before halftime against Miami and a 17-point lead earned in the final quarter against Miami of Ohio. Introducing Brian Freamau's FEI ratings, which analyze drive efficiency rather than final scores and may be the first step towards DVOA for college football.

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89 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2006, 9:10am by grailsearch