Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

FEI COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS 2016

FEI Ratings updated 9/19/16

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.

FEI ratings through the first six weeks of the season are based in part on preseason projection data. Preseason ratings represent approximately 57 percent of this week's ratings.

Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk
1 Alabama 3-0 .329 .240 15 .109 12
2 Stanford 2-0 .275 .226 19 .211 41
3 Clemson 2-0 .259 .060 54 .328 60
4 Michigan State 1-0 .243 .085 43 .242 49
5 Ohio State 3-0 .233 .418 7 .139 16
6 LSU 1-1 .226 .006 63 .098 9
7 Houston 2-0 .222 .146 28 .408 77
8 Oregon 1-1 .201 .097 37 .188 35
9 Louisville 3-0 .195 .479 2 .158 21
10 Mississippi 0-2 .184 -.077 82 .056 5
11 Nebraska 3-0 .173 .239 16 .197 37
12 Arkansas 3-0 .170 .177 24 .101 10
13 Florida State 1-1 .168 -.204 104 .187 33
14 Georgia 2-0 .167 .053 56 .370 70
15 Michigan 3-0 .161 .385 9 .147 18
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk
16 Tennessee 3-0 .159 .137 32 .164 24
17 Texas A&M 2-0 .156 .094 39 .053 4
18 BYU 1-2 .156 -.008 68 .160 23
19 Oklahoma 1-2 .155 -.012 69 .202 40
20 UCLA 2-1 .147 .063 52 .187 34
21 Notre Dame 1-2 .141 .095 38 .215 43
22 Utah 2-0 .136 .140 30 .328 58
23 West Virginia 1-0 .122 .143 29 .372 71
24 Iowa 2-0 .121 .457 3 .460 84
25 Washington 2-0 .119 .557 1 .199 39
26 Wisconsin 3-0 .116 .170 25 .083 7
27 Baylor 2-0 .113 .286 13 .395 76
28 Georgia Tech 2-0 .110 .256 14 .259 52
29 Boise State 2-0 .110 .233 17 .694 118
30 Pittsburgh 1-1 .098 -.018 72 .222 44
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk
31 Mississippi State 1-2 .094 .069 51 .038 3
32 Western Michigan 2-0 .093 .183 23 .746 122
33 South Florida 2-0 .091 .419 5 .551 97
34 USC 1-2 .082 -.102 89 .032 2
35 Cincinnati 1-1 .081 .005 64 .480 86
36 TCU 1-1 .077 .137 31 .346 66
37 Navy 2-0 .074 .081 45 .377 73
38 Auburn 1-2 .073 .062 53 .028 1
39 Penn State 2-1 .072 .085 44 .212 42
40 San Diego State 2-0 .072 .092 40 .874 128
41 Virginia Tech 1-1 .070 .078 47 .344 64
42 Maryland 2-0 .068 .229 18 .176 27
43 Kansas State 1-1 .068 .193 22 .127 15
44 Texas Tech 1-1 .067 .047 57 .376 72
45 Miami 2-0 .066 .304 12 .340 63
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk
46 Oklahoma State 1-1 .060 .019 60 .328 59
47 Toledo 2-0 .060 .419 6 .546 95
48 Army 3-0 .057 .377 10 .616 106
49 North Carolina 1-1 .056 .074 50 .335 61
50 Western Kentucky 2-1 .055 .031 59 .198 38
51 Arizona State 2-0 .054 .085 42 .274 54
52 Minnesota 1-0 .051 .077 48 .354 68
53 Texas 2-1 .050 .080 46 .337 62
54 Central Michigan 2-0 .036 .135 33 .641 110
55 Missouri 1-2 .034 .056 55 .183 30
56 Washington State 1-1 .029 .210 21 .149 19
57 East Carolina 1-1 .027 -.012 70 .536 92
58 Northwestern 1-1 .027 .104 34 .115 14
59 Air Force 1-0 .023 .454 4 .713 119
60 Florida 3-0 .022 .386 8 .174 26
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk
61 Memphis 1-0 .019 .367 11 .312 56
62 Georgia Southern 2-0 .013 .103 35 .414 79
63 California 2-1 .008 .075 49 .177 28
64 Appalachian State 1-2 .007 -.082 83 .574 102
65 Temple 0-2 .003 -.150 96 .617 107
66 Virginia 0-2 .002 -.140 93 .252 50
67 Louisiana Tech 0-2 .001 -.161 98 .533 91
68 Duke 0-2 -.011 -.140 94 .226 46
69 Indiana 2-0 -.016 .213 20 .159 22
70 Connecticut 1-1 -.018 -.006 67 .327 57
71 Arizona 1-1 -.019 .163 26 .186 32
72 North Carolina State 1-1 -.026 .163 27 .141 17
73 Marshall 0-1 -.027 -.276 116 .576 103
74 Troy 1-1 -.028 .000 66 .354 67
75 Oregon State 0-1 -.032 -.077 81 .114 13
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk
76 Northern Illinois 0-3 -.033 -.223 106 .574 100
77 Wake Forest 2-0 -.036 .087 41 .224 45
78 Syracuse 0-2 -.041 -.256 111 .149 20
79 South Carolina 2-1 -.045 -.050 76 .181 29
80 Boston College 1-2 -.051 -.073 79 .234 47
81 Central Florida 0-2 -.053 -.194 103 .253 51
82 Southern Mississippi 1-1 -.055 .013 62 .481 87
83 Colorado 1-1 -.055 .099 36 .092 8
84 Middle Tennessee 1-1 -.063 -.015 71 .789 126
85 Ball State 1-1 -.069 .000 65 .682 116
86 Nevada 1-1 -.073 -.042 74 .654 113
87 New Mexico 0-2 -.077 -.056 77 .796 127
88 South Alabama 1-2 -.077 -.085 84 .391 75
89 Purdue 0-1 -.080 -.224 107 .363 69
90 Ohio 1-2 -.083 .016 61 .541 94
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk
91 Akron 1-1 -.085 -.018 73 .643 111
92 Tulsa 1-1 -.086 .043 58 .196 36
93 Miami (OH) 0-2 -.089 -.146 95 .598 104
94 Tulane 0-2 -.092 -.085 85 .443 81
95 Vanderbilt 1-2 -.094 -.045 75 .264 53
96 UTSA 0-2 -.098 -.071 78 .606 105
97 Utah State 1-1 -.107 -.128 91 .445 82
98 Wyoming 1-1 -.107 -.114 90 .539 93
99 Illinois 0-2 -.117 -.263 113 .185 31
100 Fresno State 0-2 -.118 -.396 121 .527 90
101 SMU 1-1 -.122 -.075 80 .410 78
102 Kent State 0-1 -.123 -.212 105 .165 25
103 Bowling Green 0-2 -.126 -.393 119 .383 74
104 Louisiana Lafayette 1-1 -.151 -.188 102 .549 96
105 Rutgers 1-1 -.153 -.151 97 .107 11
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk
106 Georgia State 0-3 -.155 -.230 109 .636 109
107 UNLV 0-2 -.162 -.267 115 .455 83
108 New Mexico State 1-2 -.163 -.135 92 .627 108
109 Arkansas State 0-3 -.165 -.402 123 .744 121
110 Colorado State 1-1 -.170 -.166 100 .559 99
111 Eastern Michigan 1-1 -.171 -.091 86 .674 115
112 Florida Atlantic 0-2 -.173 -.400 122 .671 114
113 Florida International 0-3 -.173 -.261 112 .770 125
114 Rice 0-3 -.174 -.320 117 .237 48
115 Louisiana Monroe 0-2 -.176 -.165 99 .525 88
116 Kentucky 1-2 -.176 -.102 88 .067 6
117 San Jose State 0-2 -.179 -.394 120 .574 101
118 Massachusetts 1-2 -.179 -.099 87 .559 98
119 Iowa State 0-2 -.185 -.467 125 .344 65
120 Idaho 0-2 -.188 -.619 128 .646 112
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk
121 Texas State 1-1 -.189 -.175 101 .436 80
122 Old Dominion 0-2 -.190 -.349 118 .757 123
123 North Texas 0-2 -.190 -.247 110 .689 117
124 Buffalo 0-1 -.199 -.554 127 .719 120
125 UTEP 1-2 -.212 -.226 108 .760 124
126 Kansas 0-2 -.219 -.265 114 .291 55
127 Hawaii 0-3 -.237 -.441 124 .464 85
128 Charlotte 0-2 -.242 -.503 126 .526 89