Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

FEI COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS 2016

Final Ratings

The Fremeau Efficiency Index (FEI) is a college football rating system based on opponent-adjusted drive efficiency. Approximately 20,000 possessions are contested annually in FBS vs. FBS games. First-half clock-kills and end-of-game garbage drives and scores are filtered out. Unadjusted game efficiency (GE) is a measure of net success on non-garbage possessions, and opponent adjustments are calculated with special emphasis placed on quality performances against good teams, win or lose. Overall SOS ratings represent the likelihood than an elite team (two standard deviations better than average) would go undefeated against the given team's entire schedule.

Offensive FEI (OFEI) is value generated per offensive non-garbage possession adjusted for the strength of opponent defenses faced. Defensive FEI (DFEI) is value generated per opponent offensive non-garbage possession adjusted for the strength of opponent offenses faced. Special Teams Efficiency (STE) is the average value generated per non-garbage possession by a team's non-offensive and non-defensive units.

Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
1 Alabama 13-1 .350 .276 2 .034 3 .69 19 1.84 1 .02 48
2 Clemson 13-1 .320 .180 8 .027 1 1.01 6 .84 9 .00 65
3 Ohio State 11-2 .277 .233 5 .042 4 .76 15 1.22 2 .02 49
4 Michigan 10-3 .242 .261 3 .110 27 .81 11 .89 8 .22 1
5 Washington 11-2 .229 .288 1 .105 25 .96 8 1.17 3 .06 26
6 Wisconsin 11-3 .210 .145 13 .068 10 .44 34 .95 5 -.01 71
7 Oklahoma 11-2 .206 .173 10 .196 40 1.38 2 .08 53 .00 60
8 LSU 7-4 .198 .138 18 .087 17 .49 31 1.14 4 -.15 127
9 Florida State 9-3 .190 .083 36 .062 8 .84 10 .24 41 -.12 123
10 Miami 8-4 .188 .131 20 .224 47 .17 50 .57 13 .06 25
11 Penn State 11-3 .180 .128 21 .080 14 .72 17 .20 48 .05 28
12 USC 10-3 .178 .166 11 .055 5 .65 22 .26 37 .14 4
13 Western Michigan 12-1 .162 .252 4 .462 93 1.33 3 .22 44 .04 36
14 Auburn 7-5 .152 .125 24 .029 2 .47 32 .56 14 .10 11
15 Oklahoma State 9-3 .147 .094 34 .271 58 .64 23 .21 47 .03 43
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
16 Western Kentucky 10-3 .143 .219 6 .132 32 .99 7 .26 38 .11 7
17 Louisville 9-4 .140 .192 7 .098 20 .79 13 .50 19 -.03 86
18 Virginia Tech 9-4 .135 .112 28 .103 24 .06 61 .51 18 .03 46
19 Boise State 10-3 .132 .175 9 .507 105 .58 26 .52 17 -.08 109
20 Tennessee 8-4 .130 .061 44 .147 37 .56 28 -.05 65 .05 30
21 Florida 9-4 .126 .108 31 .056 6 -.42 100 .95 6 .10 10
22 Washington State 8-4 .123 .133 19 .301 66 .68 20 .23 43 .03 44
23 Pittsburgh 7-5 .120 .045 49 .057 7 .86 9 -.48 97 .04 38
24 North Carolina 6-5 .119 .040 52 .224 48 .38 35 -.29 76 .09 13
25 Colorado 9-4 .118 .062 43 .097 19 -.03 67 .92 7 -.09 113
26 Houston 8-4 .118 .115 27 .359 74 .15 52 .55 15 .04 40
27 West Virginia 9-3 .109 .073 39 .261 55 .18 47 .52 16 -.04 88
28 BYU 8-4 .109 .098 33 .443 90 -.05 70 .47 23 .13 6
29 Toledo 8-4 .105 .140 15 .452 91 1.10 4 -.11 67 -.03 78
30 Stanford 10-3 .102 .111 30 .203 42 -.21 79 .61 11 .16 3
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
31 Texas A&M 7-5 .100 .054 45 .072 11 .17 49 .04 56 .11 8
32 Air Force 9-3 .100 .111 29 .666 123 .35 36 .25 40 .08 21
33 Kansas State 8-4 .098 .082 37 .235 50 .21 45 .29 34 .04 41
34 South Florida 10-2 .096 .139 16 .501 102 1.03 5 -.18 75 -.01 72
35 Temple 9-4 .095 .142 14 .401 81 .20 46 .35 29 .09 14
36 Appalachian State 10-3 .094 .150 12 .417 85 .18 48 .50 20 .05 31
37 Tulsa 9-3 .093 .125 23 .194 39 .75 16 .04 55 .01 56
38 Iowa 8-4 .086 .077 38 .215 44 .07 58 .35 30 .09 15
39 Memphis 7-5 .085 .119 25 .431 87 .57 27 -.15 70 .20 2
40 Northwestern 7-5 .085 .063 42 .130 30 .30 40 .25 39 .00 62
41 Utah 8-4 .085 .065 40 .352 73 -.10 73 .30 33 .07 22
42 Notre Dame 4-8 .085 .041 51 .300 65 .33 38 -.02 63 -.03 81
43 North Carolina State 6-6 .085 .032 55 .082 16 .14 53 .37 28 -.04 89
44 Troy 9-3 .083 .126 22 .202 41 .06 60 .49 21 .10 12
45 Minnesota 8-4 .076 .064 41 .245 52 -.26 86 .45 25 .07 24
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
46 Georgia Tech 8-4 .074 .049 47 .139 35 .65 21 -.43 94 .08 18
47 Mississippi 4-7 .069 -.016 71 .081 15 .58 25 -.40 89 .00 64
48 Navy 8-5 .066 .040 54 .402 82 1.38 1 -.83 118 .02 47
49 San Diego State 10-3 .063 .139 17 .598 116 -.15 76 .44 26 .10 9
50 Louisiana Tech 8-5 .055 .105 32 .489 98 .77 14 -.49 98 .04 39
51 Colorado State 6-6 .054 .048 48 .384 77 .80 12 -.38 86 .00 58
52 Wyoming 7-6 .050 .008 65 .503 104 .16 51 .09 52 -.05 94
53 Baylor 6-6 .046 .044 50 .269 57 .28 42 .10 49 -.02 76
54 Georgia 7-5 .046 .010 64 .389 78 -.22 80 .26 36 -.05 95
55 Vanderbilt 5-7 .040 -.019 72 .278 60 -.37 98 .24 42 -.02 74
56 TCU 5-7 .040 .030 56 .368 75 -.24 82 .39 27 -.01 69
57 Texas 5-7 .025 .001 66 .306 67 -.25 85 .22 45 -.03 82
58 Arkansas 6-6 .023 -.031 75 .098 22 .30 41 -.30 78 .04 34
59 Nebraska 9-4 .021 .049 46 .106 26 .31 39 -.06 66 .08 20
60 UCLA 4-8 .012 -.011 69 .284 62 -.49 105 .61 12 -.11 119
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
61 Ohio 7-6 .005 .029 57 .404 83 -.60 110 .33 32 .07 23
62 Central Florida 5-7 .000 .019 60 .257 54 -.52 107 .67 10 .00 66
63 Wake Forest 6-6 -.008 -.026 74 .137 33 -.51 106 .34 31 .06 27
64 Indiana 6-7 -.010 .001 67 .098 21 -.24 81 .28 35 -.08 110
65 Texas Tech 4-7 -.013 -.025 73 .333 71 .59 24 -1.03 123 -.03 83
66 Duke 3-8 -.017 -.093 96 .192 38 -.24 84 -.12 69 -.07 104
67 Michigan State 2-9 -.018 -.068 88 .130 31 .25 43 -.54 104 -.02 77
68 Arkansas State 8-4 -.019 .086 35 .515 107 -.26 87 .47 24 .00 59
69 Mississippi State 5-7 -.019 -.039 76 .062 9 .34 37 -.55 106 .01 55
70 Old Dominion 9-3 -.025 .115 26 .497 101 .52 29 .01 59 -.05 97
71 UTSA 5-7 -.029 .013 63 .598 117 -.30 89 .03 57 .05 29
72 California 5-7 -.035 -.064 86 .262 56 .50 30 -.82 117 .01 54
73 Southern Mississippi 6-6 -.038 .016 62 .481 96 -.14 75 .09 50 -.09 114
74 Oregon State 3-8 -.039 -.090 95 .204 43 -.10 72 .00 60 -.03 87
75 Northern Illinois 5-6 -.039 -.011 70 .419 86 .07 57 -.16 74 .04 37
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
76 Georgia Southern 4-7 -.040 -.053 82 .433 89 -.15 77 -.39 87 .08 19
77 Miami (OH) 6-6 -.043 .019 59 .660 122 -.11 74 .01 58 -.04 93
78 Kentucky 6-6 -.045 -.047 80 .073 12 .14 54 -.32 80 .01 53
79 Army 6-5 -.046 .020 58 .560 111 .01 66 -.12 68 -.08 111
80 Iowa State 3-8 -.048 -.063 85 .324 69 .09 55 -.53 103 .08 16
81 Missouri 3-8 -.058 -.082 91 .272 59 .07 59 -.52 101 .00 63
82 Eastern Michigan 6-6 -.059 -.042 78 .541 110 -.04 68 -.36 82 .03 45
83 Oregon 3-8 -.064 -.110 101 .232 49 .70 18 -1.20 128 -.04 91
84 South Alabama 4-7 -.065 -.046 79 .689 125 -.15 78 -.36 83 -.03 84
85 New Mexico 8-4 -.065 .040 53 .614 120 .45 33 -.73 114 .05 33
86 Utah State 2-9 -.068 -.109 100 .291 64 -.35 95 -.05 64 -.08 108
87 Tulane 3-8 -.070 -.073 89 .490 99 -.63 112 .09 51 -.07 107
88 South Carolina 5-7 -.071 -.074 90 .117 28 -.73 116 .22 46 -.03 79
89 SMU 4-7 -.072 -.095 97 .453 92 -.24 83 -.01 61 -.10 116
90 Arizona State 4-7 -.078 -.104 98 .215 45 -.35 96 -.40 91 .08 17
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
91 Ball State 3-8 -.086 -.058 84 .605 118 -.32 92 -.42 93 -.01 70
92 Syracuse 3-8 -.087 -.157 112 .091 18 .04 63 -.52 100 -.05 96
93 Boston College 6-6 -.087 -.056 83 .130 29 -.89 121 .48 22 .03 42
94 Virginia 2-9 -.089 -.113 104 .336 72 -.62 111 -.33 81 -.02 73
95 Middle Tennessee 7-5 -.093 -.003 68 .694 126 .05 62 -.53 102 -.06 99
96 Louisiana Lafayette 5-7 -.095 -.042 77 .667 124 -.64 113 .07 54 -.01 68
97 Idaho 8-4 -.098 .019 61 .283 61 .08 56 -.37 85 .14 5
98 Akron 4-7 -.099 -.065 87 .372 76 -.05 69 -.50 99 .02 52
99 Kent State 2-8 -.107 -.111 103 .099 23 -.74 117 -.02 62 -.07 106
100 Maryland 5-7 -.111 -.051 81 .138 34 .04 65 -.48 96 .04 35
101 Georgia State 2-9 -.123 -.110 102 .326 70 -.54 108 -.16 72 -.19 128
102 East Carolina 2-9 -.127 -.157 111 .389 79 .04 64 -.85 119 -.11 118
103 Cincinnati 3-8 -.127 -.119 105 .464 95 -.59 109 -.16 73 -.08 112
104 Central Michigan 5-7 -.128 -.090 94 .406 84 -.34 94 -.40 90 -.07 100
105 Massachusetts 1-10 -.139 -.164 116 .483 97 -.38 99 -.74 115 -.09 115
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
106 Arizona 2-9 -.140 -.159 113 .252 53 .23 44 -1.02 122 -.12 122
107 Bowling Green 3-8 -.143 -.134 107 .221 46 -.43 101 -.48 95 .02 51
108 Illinois 2-9 -.147 -.188 121 .145 36 -.71 115 -.30 77 -.11 117
109 North Texas 4-8 -.149 -.105 99 .502 103 -.47 103 -.54 105 -.01 67
110 Kansas 1-10 -.153 -.229 126 .243 51 -1.29 128 -.15 71 -.04 92
111 Hawaii 6-7 -.160 -.084 92 .284 63 -.31 91 -.40 88 .00 61
112 Purdue 2-9 -.161 -.188 120 .398 80 -.36 97 -.91 120 -.05 98
113 Fresno State 0-11 -.164 -.193 122 .536 108 -1.14 127 -.57 107 .02 50
114 UNLV 3-8 -.172 -.124 106 .564 113 -.30 90 -.77 116 -.11 120
115 Florida Atlantic 2-9 -.178 -.151 109 .433 88 -.33 93 -1.16 127 .05 32
116 Rice 2-9 -.180 -.169 117 .491 100 -.68 114 -.59 110 -.03 80
117 Charlotte 3-8 -.180 -.150 108 .562 112 -.83 119 -.31 79 -.04 90
118 Nevada 4-7 -.187 -.088 93 .725 127 -.09 71 -.94 121 -.02 75
119 New Mexico State 3-9 -.193 -.161 114 .581 114 -.47 102 -.71 113 -.14 126
120 Connecticut 2-9 -.194 -.195 123 .515 106 -1.05 124 -.57 109 -.07 105
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
121 Marshall 2-9 -.201 -.185 119 .539 109 -.86 120 -.60 112 .01 57
122 San Jose State 3-8 -.202 -.179 118 .464 94 -.98 123 -.41 92 -.07 103
123 Rutgers 1-10 -.203 -.249 127 .077 13 -1.13 126 -.37 84 -.11 121
124 Buffalo 2-9 -.219 -.200 124 .605 119 -.89 122 -.57 108 -.14 125
125 UTEP 3-8 -.224 -.156 110 .745 128 -.28 88 -1.04 124 -.07 102
126 Florida International 4-8 -.228 -.162 115 .639 121 -.76 118 -.59 111 -.03 85
127 Louisiana Monroe 3-8 -.249 -.211 125 .323 68 -.49 104 -1.07 125 -.07 101
128 Texas State 1-10 -.270 -.298 128 .593 115 -1.11 125 -1.07 126 -.12 124