Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

FEI COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS 2017

Updated through 9/16/2017 games

The Fremeau Efficiency Index (FEI) is a college football rating system based on opponent-adjusted drive efficiency in FBS games. Preseason projected ratings are a function of five-year program ratings, recent recruiting success, and returning offensive and defensive experience, and account for 57 percent of this week's ratings. Strength of Schedule (SOS) ratings are a function of the projected FEI ratings of a given team's schedule of opponents and the location (home/away/neutral) of each game, representing the average number of losses an elite team (two standard deviations better than average) would have against the schedule.

Rk Team Rec FEI SOS Rk
1 Alabama 3-0 0.292 1.24 39
2 Georgia 2-0 0.228 1.27 34
3 Oklahoma 3-0 0.227 1.41 19
4 Ohio State 2-1 0.227 1.14 45
5 Clemson 3-0 0.225 1.04 50
6 Florida State 0-1 0.216 1.61 8
7 USC 3-0 0.212 0.98 55
8 TCU 2-0 0.193 1.21 40
9 Penn State 3-0 0.183 1.08 47
10 Stanford 1-2 0.179 1.35 23
11 Michigan 3-0 0.178 1.32 30
12 Wisconsin 3-0 0.159 0.59 83
13 Washington 2-0 0.159 0.78 66
14 Notre Dame 2-1 0.157 1.35 24
15 Oklahoma State 3-0 0.152 1.00 54
Rk Team Rec FEI SOS Rk
16 Auburn 1-1 0.142 1.83 1
17 LSU 1-1 0.140 1.55 9
18 Florida 1-1 0.135 1.44 16
19 Oregon 2-0 0.126 1.02 53
20 Memphis 2-0 0.118 0.42 98
21 UCLA 2-1 0.106 1.63 5
22 Kansas State 1-1 0.104 1.16 44
23 Louisville 2-1 0.099 1.06 48
24 Mississippi State 2-0 0.099 1.61 7
25 Miami 0-0 0.098 0.96 56
26 Texas 1-2 0.096 1.64 4
27 Virginia Tech 2-0 0.096 0.76 71
28 Georgia Tech 0-1 0.093 1.25 36
29 Tennessee 1-1 0.090 1.66 3
30 San Diego State 2-0 0.086 0.40 102
Rk Team Rec FEI SOS Rk
31 Boise State 2-1 0.086 0.44 96
32 Houston 2-0 0.086 0.43 97
33 Texas A&M 1-1 0.084 1.51 10
34 Michigan State 2-0 0.079 1.44 15
35 Arkansas State 0-1 0.079 0.20 125
36 Washington State 2-0 0.075 1.24 38
37 South Carolina 2-1 0.067 1.34 26
38 Minnesota 3-0 0.062 0.81 63
39 Toledo 2-0 0.053 0.28 118
40 Utah 2-0 0.053 1.41 18
41 Northwestern 2-1 0.049 0.84 62
42 South Florida 2-0 0.048 0.23 122
43 Baylor 0-2 0.045 1.35 25
44 Vanderbilt 2-0 0.041 1.49 12
45 Kentucky 2-0 0.040 1.18 43
Rk Team Rec FEI SOS Rk
46 Nebraska 1-2 0.037 1.27 33
47 Iowa 3-0 0.036 1.21 41
48 North Carolina State 1-1 0.034 1.30 31
49 Navy 2-0 0.034 0.78 68
50 Central Florida 1-0 0.033 0.38 105
51 Duke 2-0 0.029 0.80 64
52 Mississippi 1-1 0.029 1.45 14
53 UTSA 1-0 0.027 0.19 128
54 Arizona 1-1 0.025 1.05 49
55 North Carolina 1-2 0.023 0.78 67
56 Texas Tech 1-0 0.016 1.38 21
57 Arizona State 1-2 0.015 1.32 28
58 Colorado 2-0 0.015 0.95 58
59 West Virginia 1-1 0.010 1.49 13
60 Western Michigan 1-2 0.008 0.77 70
Rk Team Rec FEI SOS Rk
61 Western Kentucky 0-2 0.006 0.19 129
62 Appalachian State 1-1 0.006 0.59 85
63 Indiana 1-1 0.006 1.20 42
64 Wake Forest 2-0 0.001 1.39 20
65 BYU 0-3 -0.002 0.67 74
66 Arkansas 0-1 -0.002 1.66 2
67 Cincinnati 1-1 -0.008 0.62 80
68 Iowa State 1-1 -0.010 1.34 27
69 Tulsa 1-2 -0.018 0.73 72
70 Temple 1-1 -0.018 0.61 81
71 Missouri 0-2 -0.020 1.09 46
72 Northern Illinois 1-1 -0.020 0.41 101
73 Colorado State 1-2 -0.022 0.86 61
74 Pittsburgh 0-2 -0.026 1.04 51
75 Maryland 1-0 -0.028 1.63 6
Rk Team Rec FEI SOS Rk
76 Southern Mississippi 1-1 -0.031 0.35 108
77 Virginia 1-1 -0.035 0.78 69
78 California 2-0 -0.039 1.50 11
79 SMU 1-1 -0.042 0.96 57
80 Syracuse 1-1 -0.042 1.42 17
81 Louisiana Monroe 0-2 -0.048 0.59 87
82 Troy 1-1 -0.049 0.60 82
83 Tulane 0-2 -0.050 0.92 59
84 Ball State 1-1 -0.056 0.25 120
85 Boston College 1-2 -0.057 1.26 35
86 Oregon State 0-3 -0.059 1.32 29
87 Louisiana Tech 1-1 -0.059 0.34 109
88 Miami (OH) 0-2 -0.063 0.39 103
89 Georgia State 0-1 -0.070 0.45 95
90 Florida Atlantic 0-2 -0.071 0.45 94
Rk Team Rec FEI SOS Rk
91 Air Force 0-1 -0.073 0.71 73
92 Eastern Michigan 2-0 -0.080 0.32 113
93 Purdue 2-1 -0.080 0.92 60
94 Wyoming 0-2 -0.081 0.42 100
95 Middle Tennessee 1-2 -0.084 0.30 116
96 Georgia Southern 0-1 -0.084 0.49 91
97 Marshall 2-1 -0.085 0.29 117
98 Ohio 1-1 -0.086 0.14 130
99 Central Michigan 1-1 -0.086 0.21 124
100 Rutgers 0-2 -0.089 1.36 22
101 Illinois 2-1 -0.090 1.03 52
102 Utah State 0-2 -0.091 0.48 92
103 Army 1-1 -0.093 0.64 75
104 Old Dominion 1-1 -0.095 0.27 119
105 Bowling Green 0-2 -0.100 0.35 107
Rk Team Rec FEI SOS Rk
106 Massachusetts 0-4 -0.103 0.47 93
107 Nevada 0-2 -0.103 0.64 77
108 New Mexico 0-2 -0.105 0.54 88
109 North Texas 0-2 -0.109 0.23 121
110 Louisiana Lafayette 0-2 -0.119 0.50 90
111 Buffalo 0-2 -0.127 0.23 123
112 Coastal Carolina 1-1 -0.130 0.33 112
113 East Carolina 0-2 -0.135 0.64 76
114 UNLV 1-0 -0.135 0.63 79
115 Kansas 0-2 -0.137 1.30 32
116 Hawaii 1-1 -0.141 0.33 111
117 Connecticut 0-1 -0.143 0.38 104
118 Akron 0-2 -0.151 0.59 84
119 Florida International 0-1 -0.155 0.20 126
120 Kent State 0-2 -0.158 0.79 65
Rk Team Rec FEI SOS Rk
121 San Jose State 0-3 -0.159 0.50 89
122 Texas State 0-2 -0.160 0.31 114
123 South Alabama 0-2 -0.162 0.37 106
124 Fresno State 0-2 -0.166 1.24 37
125 New Mexico State 1-2 -0.172 0.30 115
126 Charlotte 0-2 -0.176 0.34 110
127 Rice 1-2 -0.177 0.59 86
128 Idaho 0-2 -0.185 0.20 127
129 UAB 1-1 -0.208 0.42 99
130 UTEP 0-3 -0.210 0.63 78