Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

FEI COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS 2017

Updated through 10/15 games

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 TCU 5-0 .312 .217 13 1.79 20 3.07 15 1.15 9 .20 3
2 Georgia 6-0 .285 .327 6 1.32 49 3.33 8 .64 1 .04 41
3 Clemson 6-1 .261 .249 9 1.30 51 2.92 20 1.08 8 -.02 77
4 Penn State 6-0 .253 .331 5 1.43 42 2.90 22 .91 4 .18 5
5 Ohio State 6-1 .247 .392 3 1.63 29 4.02 3 .86 3 .05 33
6 Alabama 7-0 .244 .398 2 .87 75 3.27 9 .71 2 .10 12
7 Oklahoma 5-1 .243 .198 14 2.14 7 4.08 2 2.12 59 -.13 122
8 Miami 4-0 .239 .133 19 .96 69 2.99 17 1.59 27 -.09 115
9 Notre Dame 5-1 .237 .226 12 2.15 6 3.47 5 1.29 12 -.01 73
10 Washington 5-1 .206 .344 4 .88 74 3.13 12 .98 7 .04 40
11 Oklahoma State 5-1 .199 .320 7 1.89 16 4.35 1 1.66 31 -.13 124
12 USC 6-1 .196 .113 27 1.57 33 2.95 18 1.92 46 .00 62
13 Central Florida 5-0 .185 .408 1 .39 109 3.68 4 1.47 20 .10 13
14 Michigan 5-1 .185 .119 24 1.83 19 1.82 98 .96 6 .09 17
15 Iowa State 3-2 .179 .123 21 2.07 9 2.66 33 1.96 48 .14 7
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
16 Stanford 5-2 .179 .162 15 1.76 23 3.17 11 2.29 69 .10 16
17 Auburn 4-2 .166 .236 11 1.76 24 2.53 41 .94 5 .07 24
18 Wisconsin 6-0 .166 .242 10 .74 82 2.77 26 1.18 10 .03 46
19 North Carolina State 5-1 .161 .116 26 1.54 34 3.13 13 2.09 58 -.10 119
20 Iowa 4-2 .156 .105 29 1.76 25 2.68 31 1.85 41 .08 21
21 Michigan State 5-1 .145 .059 43 1.97 13 2.02 81 1.25 11 -.05 101
22 San Diego State 5-1 .143 .060 41 .57 97 2.07 75 1.51 21 .03 45
23 Florida State 2-3 .132 -.031 80 1.98 12 2.20 63 1.32 13 .00 63
24 Texas Tech 3-2 .126 .059 42 2.18 4 3.03 16 2.27 66 -.03 84
25 Arizona State 3-3 .123 -.001 70 1.58 32 2.74 28 2.03 56 -.02 76
26 West Virginia 3-2 .121 .140 17 2.12 8 3.23 10 2.38 73 -.02 74
27 Virginia Tech 4-1 .121 .146 16 1.52 36 2.18 66 1.39 16 .09 19
28 Texas 3-3 .120 .047 49 2.46 1 1.95 87 1.42 17 -.04 88
29 Virginia 4-1 .120 .119 23 1.06 61 2.69 30 1.59 28 -.08 109
30 Washington State 5-1 .116 .120 22 1.40 45 2.25 57 1.44 19 -.05 96
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
31 Utah 3-2 .115 .082 34 1.50 37 1.91 90 1.53 23 .09 18
32 Arizona 3-2 .113 .112 28 1.06 60 3.35 7 2.45 77 -.04 91
33 Kentucky 4-1 .100 .058 44 1.18 56 2.04 79 2.14 62 .23 1
34 Purdue 3-3 .098 .085 33 1.03 65 2.22 61 1.53 22 .01 53
35 Texas A&M 4-2 .096 .041 54 .99 67 2.14 70 1.61 29 .07 27
36 South Carolina 5-2 .092 .075 39 1.62 31 2.03 80 1.70 32 .07 26
37 Georgia Tech 2-2 .091 .125 20 2.05 10 2.82 23 1.87 42 -.09 116
38 Mississippi State 3-2 .087 .119 25 1.63 30 2.81 24 1.78 37 .05 37
39 Wake Forest 3-2 .086 .053 47 1.78 21 2.25 58 1.61 30 -.01 68
40 Navy 5-1 .085 .095 31 1.06 62 2.68 32 2.19 63 .02 49
41 Houston 4-2 .085 .075 38 .62 92 1.88 91 1.44 18 .01 60
42 Indiana 2-3 .079 -.014 73 1.95 14 2.45 44 1.59 25 .01 61
43 Boise State 4-2 .077 .069 40 .63 90 2.14 69 1.81 39 .11 10
44 Louisville 3-3 .066 .043 52 1.49 38 3.10 14 2.69 95 -.01 66
45 Florida 3-3 .066 .018 60 1.42 43 2.30 48 1.97 49 -.10 118
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
46 Western Michigan 3-3 .064 .052 48 .96 70 2.41 45 2.45 76 .19 4
47 Minnesota 3-3 .064 .095 32 1.17 57 2.19 64 1.78 38 .03 42
48 UCLA 3-3 .058 .006 65 1.78 22 2.91 21 2.68 94 .07 23
49 SMU 3-2 .057 .081 36 1.34 47 2.95 19 2.37 72 -.03 82
50 South Florida 5-0 .049 .286 8 .55 99 2.17 68 1.33 14 .01 59
51 Syracuse 3-3 .049 .011 62 1.72 26 2.21 62 2.09 57 .00 65
52 LSU 4-2 .046 .003 67 1.14 58 2.60 37 2.22 65 -.03 87
53 Northern Illinois 3-2 .046 .034 56 .50 104 1.53 112 1.36 15 -.13 123
54 UTSA 2-2 .039 .082 35 .15 129 2.27 53 2.48 79 .01 58
55 Duke 3-3 .036 .038 55 1.13 59 2.00 83 1.55 24 -.02 80
56 Oregon 3-3 .025 .013 61 1.37 46 2.26 56 2.02 53 -.05 94
57 Tulane 2-3 .025 .006 64 .97 68 2.09 73 1.75 33 -.05 93
58 Buffalo 2-4 .020 -.001 69 .31 122 2.24 59 2.39 74 -.01 72
59 Southern Mississippi 3-2 .020 .027 58 .33 120 1.71 104 1.77 35 -.05 100
60 Boston College 3-4 .017 -.072 94 1.87 18 1.94 88 1.93 47 .05 38
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
61 Toledo 4-1 .015 .045 50 .69 85 2.46 43 2.50 82 .07 25
62 Kansas State 2-3 .014 .054 46 2.01 11 2.06 77 1.90 44 .11 11
63 Eastern Michigan 2-4 .013 .006 66 .47 106 1.68 105 1.77 36 -.08 112
64 Arkansas State 2-2 .004 .042 53 .21 127 2.28 52 2.71 97 .14 6
65 Memphis 4-1 .003 .020 59 .70 83 2.07 74 1.76 34 .03 44
66 Colorado 3-3 .000 .032 57 1.29 52 2.50 42 2.48 80 .06 30
67 California 3-3 -.006 -.038 81 1.40 44 1.82 97 1.59 26 -.06 103
68 Maryland 2-3 -.011 -.126 104 2.24 3 2.35 47 2.28 68 .06 31
69 Troy 3-2 -.016 -.025 78 .36 114 1.83 96 1.91 45 -.19 128
70 Army 4-2 -.016 .100 30 .87 76 3.35 6 3.08 116 .01 51
71 Tennessee 2-3 -.018 -.090 98 1.54 35 1.86 94 2.03 54 .05 34
72 North Texas 3-2 -.018 -.060 87 .58 96 2.62 35 2.70 96 -.02 79
73 Florida Atlantic 2-3 -.023 -.004 71 .52 102 2.61 36 2.82 107 .02 50
74 Marshall 5-1 -.029 .134 18 .51 103 1.57 110 1.99 51 .21 2
75 Air Force 1-4 -.037 -.088 96 .82 79 2.78 25 3.10 117 -.10 117
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
76 Louisiana Monroe 3-3 -.041 -.005 72 .45 107 2.62 34 3.16 118 .05 35
77 Ohio 4-2 -.042 .054 45 .38 110 2.28 50 2.56 89 -.04 89
78 Louisiana Tech 2-3 -.047 -.049 85 .34 116 2.00 82 2.55 87 -.03 81
79 Northwestern 3-3 -.048 -.025 79 1.22 55 2.12 71 2.12 61 .01 55
80 Appalachian State 3-2 -.050 -.017 76 .83 78 1.83 95 2.01 52 -.02 78
81 Arkansas 1-4 -.061 -.165 111 1.71 27 2.69 29 2.92 112 -.08 110
82 Akron 3-3 -.062 -.063 91 1.03 64 1.77 100 2.12 60 -.03 85
83 Georgia State 3-1 -.065 -.017 75 .67 87 2.40 46 2.56 90 .00 64
84 Baylor 0-5 -.069 -.174 115 2.17 5 1.68 106 2.49 81 .13 8
85 Temple 2-4 -.069 -.046 83 1.01 66 1.27 120 1.83 40 .10 15
86 Colorado State 4-2 -.070 .044 51 .69 84 2.54 39 2.52 83 -.02 75
87 Louisiana Lafayette 2-3 -.079 -.041 82 .31 121 2.27 54 2.86 109 -.04 90
88 Miami (OH) 1-5 -.079 -.064 92 .65 88 1.76 101 2.74 102 -.05 99
89 Tulsa 2-5 -.083 -.102 100 .90 73 2.76 27 3.17 119 .02 47
90 North Carolina 1-6 -.084 -.116 103 1.48 40 1.92 89 2.54 84 .05 36
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
91 UNLV 2-3 -.087 -.061 88 .77 81 2.59 38 2.71 99 -.01 69
92 New Mexico State 3-4 -.087 -.014 74 .34 117 2.29 49 2.78 104 -.16 126
93 Nebraska 3-4 -.087 -.050 86 1.64 28 2.28 51 2.47 78 .06 29
94 Western Kentucky 3-2 -.095 .076 37 .13 130 1.66 107 2.44 75 .06 28
95 Coastal Carolina 1-4 -.095 -.061 89 .18 128 1.98 85 2.73 100 -.05 92
96 Idaho 1-4 -.096 -.066 93 .25 125 1.20 122 2.30 70 -.03 86
97 Rutgers 1-4 -.105 -.128 105 1.89 17 1.52 113 1.88 43 -.03 83
98 Wyoming 3-2 -.109 .000 68 .53 100 1.40 117 1.98 50 .10 14
99 New Mexico 2-3 -.109 -.079 95 .62 91 1.50 115 2.35 71 .03 43
100 Massachusetts 0-6 -.110 -.095 99 .28 123 1.75 102 2.88 111 -.15 125
101 Pittsburgh 1-5 -.117 -.161 108 1.92 15 1.97 86 2.65 92 .08 22
102 Central Michigan 2-4 -.118 -.115 102 .40 108 1.43 116 2.55 88 -.05 95
103 Middle Tennessee 3-4 -.122 -.061 90 .33 118 1.57 109 2.28 67 .01 57
104 Utah State 2-4 -.125 -.020 77 .60 93 1.30 119 2.22 64 .12 9
105 Georgia Southern 0-4 -.128 -.220 119 .56 98 1.36 118 2.73 101 -.01 70
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
106 UAB 3-2 -.129 -.046 84 .37 111 2.26 55 2.55 86 -.23 130
107 Mississippi 2-3 -.142 -.089 97 1.33 48 2.54 40 2.71 98 .01 52
108 Bowling Green 1-5 -.142 -.164 110 .50 105 1.58 108 2.99 115 .06 32
109 Cincinnati 1-5 -.144 -.216 118 .95 71 2.17 67 3.18 120 -.09 114
110 Oregon State 0-6 -.150 -.281 123 1.48 39 1.87 93 3.37 123 .04 39
111 Nevada 1-5 -.153 -.146 107 .67 86 1.87 92 2.96 114 -.07 105
112 Vanderbilt 2-4 -.156 -.170 113 1.23 54 2.19 65 2.62 91 -.10 120
113 Connecticut 1-4 -.162 -.172 114 .80 80 1.99 84 3.42 125 -.05 97
114 BYU 0-6 -.164 -.245 120 .59 94 1.09 125 2.78 105 -.01 71
115 Ball State 1-4 -.165 -.131 106 .37 113 1.71 103 2.76 103 -.11 121
116 Missouri 0-5 -.165 -.323 126 1.24 53 2.07 76 3.39 124 -.17 127
117 Fresno State 3-2 -.175 .009 63 1.31 50 2.06 78 2.03 55 -.08 113
118 Old Dominion 1-4 -.182 -.213 117 .35 115 1.18 123 2.80 106 -.01 67
119 South Alabama 1-4 -.185 -.187 116 .37 112 1.13 124 2.65 93 .08 20
120 Illinois 2-4 -.194 -.163 109 1.46 41 1.50 114 2.85 108 .01 56
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
121 Kent State 1-5 -.197 -.270 121 1.03 63 .87 128 2.54 85 .02 48
122 Florida International 3-2 -.204 -.106 101 .52 101 1.81 99 2.93 113 .01 54
123 Kansas 0-5 -.211 -.320 125 2.24 2 1.56 111 3.75 128 -.05 98
124 Texas State 0-6 -.213 -.287 124 .24 126 1.00 126 2.88 110 -.20 129
125 Charlotte 0-6 -.229 -.278 122 .27 124 1.27 121 3.48 127 -.07 106
126 UTEP 0-7 -.257 -.330 127 .85 77 .95 127 3.31 122 -.06 104
127 East Carolina 1-5 -.267 -.345 129 .94 72 2.23 60 4.06 130 -.08 111
128 Hawaii 2-4 -.268 -.170 112 .33 119 2.11 72 3.98 129 -.06 102
129 San Jose State 0-7 -.276 -.342 128 .64 89 .84 129 3.44 126 -.07 108
130 Rice 1-5 -.322 -.348 130 .59 95 .78 130 3.23 121 -.07 107