08 Aug 2012
I'm happy to announce the debut of a new feature on my BCF Toys site, the FEI Profile, a comprehensive visual summary of team possession efficiency data. The goal of this project has been to develop a way to introduce the fundamental building blocks of the FEI ratings in a way that may be easier to digest (especially for new readers) than a set of tables. Elements of the charts and graphics have been a part of FEI columns here at Football Outsiders, but I haven't had an opportunity until now to pull together this kind of complete summary for a given team.
Alabama gets the first treatment in this feature, but I will be posting FEI Profiles for many more teams over the next few weeks as we gear up for the start of the season.
The set of charts below is Alabama's defensive summary. The national championship defense from last year was remarkably efficient as traditional and advanced stats have demonstrated, but several elements of the chart were still eye-opening for me. In addition to this set of graphics, the complete profile includes offense, special teams, five-year trends, and program rating charts.
Feel free to let me know what you think of the charts and if you have any suggestions or comments as this project continues to evolve.
2 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2012, 1:28pm by JP_Wright
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