Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

07 Dec 2007, 02:13pm by Guest

Book Review: Bowls, Polls, and Tattered Souls

In his new book, Stewart Mandel attempts to do the impossible: Make sense out of college football. Guest writer Tom Gower finds that Mandel makes an admirable effort, but ultimately comes up short.

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4 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2007, 1:45pm by jonathantu

06 Dec 2007, 05:05pm by Brian Fremeau

Fremeau Efficiency Index: Week 14

After all the controversy, our college football ratings say that the BCS got the championship game almost right. After all, LSU has held the top spot all year, and we've got Ohio State at number three. Find out which team at number two got screwed by sequence, and which two of their conference rivals are teams to watch in 2008.

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32 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2007, 1:42am by Sid

29 Nov 2007, 02:33pm by Brian Fremeau

Fremeau Efficiency Index: Week 13

Missouri may top the human polls heading into the final week of the regular season, but Brian Fremeau's college ranking system says that the best team in the country is still LSU. Plus, Brian looks at strength of schedule and how it is used in the FEI.

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31 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2007, 2:23am by Sid

21 Nov 2007, 03:49pm by Brian Fremeau

Fremeau Efficiency Index: Week 12

The more things change in the BCS rankings, the more they stay the same in the FEI rankings. Find out why Brian Fremeau's system still thinks the Ducks are No. 2, why Boise State is overrated, and why the FEI rankings don't take home field advantage into account.

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12 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2007, 10:11am by JKL

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, 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