Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

FEI COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS 2016

Ratings updated 11/28/16

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.

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. Strength of schedule ratings for games played to date (SOP) are also provided.

Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk SOP Rk
1 Alabama 11-0 .340 .314 2 .179 32 .68 19 1.99 1 .02 50 .209 38
2 Ohio State 11-1 .296 .274 5 .145 25 1.07 7 1.27 2 .02 55 .145 23
3 Michigan 10-2 .261 .287 4 .105 13 1.01 8 .99 7 .21 2 .105 10
4 Clemson 10-1 .253 .191 9 .226 44 .85 12 .81 10 .01 59 .273 51
5 Washington 10-1 .231 .334 1 .300 57 1.18 3 1.07 5 .07 20 .440 85
6 Colorado 9-2 .204 .122 26 .095 12 .32 40 1.16 4 -.10 117 .156 25
7 Wisconsin 10-2 .201 .157 11 .067 3 .31 42 1.21 3 -.01 69 .090 8
8 Western Michigan 11-0 .183 .295 3 .704 125 1.51 2 .41 28 .02 53 .722 124
9 Auburn 7-4 .182 .155 12 .073 5 .53 30 .81 9 .08 18 .073 4
10 USC 9-3 .178 .177 10 .066 2 .59 24 .46 25 .15 4 .066 2
11 Boise State 10-2 .178 .207 8 .502 98 .73 17 .78 11 -.08 112 .502 95
12 LSU 6-4 .175 .121 27 .105 14 .54 29 1.05 6 -.16 128 .105 11
13 Penn State 10-2 .175 .141 20 .081 6 .55 26 .42 27 .06 27 .118 16
14 Miami 7-4 .168 .118 28 .305 58 .10 57 .52 20 .07 23 .305 56
15 Oklahoma 9-2 .161 .149 16 .212 41 1.16 4 .02 57 .02 54 .238 44
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk SOP Rk
16 Florida State 8-3 .158 .085 38 .168 30 .81 15 .20 46 -.09 115 .168 28
17 Louisville 9-3 .152 .220 7 .245 49 .90 11 .56 18 -.04 91 .245 46
18 Houston 8-3 .145 .136 23 .385 74 .31 44 .57 16 .04 39 .385 71
19 Washington State 8-3 .134 .145 18 .212 42 .83 14 .30 36 .04 34 .212 39
20 Virginia Tech 8-3 .133 .124 25 .184 35 .04 63 .55 19 .03 45 .339 62
21 Oklahoma State 8-2 .128 .088 36 .413 81 .50 31 .13 48 .04 36 .580 114
22 West Virginia 8-2 .126 .099 33 .445 90 .31 43 .52 21 -.04 90 .449 87
23 Pittsburgh 7-4 .126 .050 49 .128 22 .94 9 -.45 97 .03 44 .128 20
24 Iowa 8-3 .125 .109 32 .252 50 .27 45 .35 31 .11 10 .252 47
25 Tennessee 7-4 .120 .047 50 .171 31 .57 25 -.09 67 .07 22 .171 30
26 South Florida 9-2 .119 .141 21 .491 96 1.07 6 -.13 69 .00 62 .491 92
27 Western Kentucky 8-3 .117 .220 6 .163 27 .91 10 .26 41 .15 5 .168 29
28 North Carolina 6-4 .116 .041 51 .319 63 .44 35 -.38 88 .11 12 .319 61
29 Florida 8-3 .115 .117 29 .084 8 -.49 104 .94 8 .11 13 .288 54
30 BYU 7-4 .113 .097 34 .386 76 .01 66 .48 23 .14 6 .386 73
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk SOP Rk
31 Navy 8-2 .111 .082 39 .383 73 1.84 1 -.99 122 .04 42 .415 77
32 Memphis 7-4 .110 .145 17 .458 91 .55 27 -.03 64 .21 1 .458 88
33 Texas A&M 7-4 .108 .057 45 .085 9 .17 52 .08 52 .12 8 .085 6
34 Air Force 8-3 .108 .086 37 .575 115 .26 47 .33 32 .06 28 .575 112
35 Toledo 8-3 .107 .150 15 .473 93 1.11 5 -.05 65 .00 65 .473 90
36 Stanford 9-3 .100 .113 31 .202 38 -.13 76 .63 14 .17 3 .202 35
37 Utah 7-4 .097 .064 41 .262 52 -.07 71 .37 30 .08 19 .262 49
38 Temple 8-3 .091 .153 14 .353 65 .34 39 .24 44 .12 9 .434 83
39 Colorado State 6-5 .088 .079 40 .283 54 .83 13 -.19 74 .03 47 .283 52
40 Tulsa 8-3 .087 .090 35 .136 23 .60 23 .03 56 .00 61 .136 21
41 Notre Dame 4-8 .084 .035 53 .305 59 .32 41 .00 61 -.03 79 .305 57
42 Northwestern 6-5 .080 .054 47 .120 21 .35 38 .23 45 .01 58 .120 19
43 Troy 8-2 .076 .143 19 .374 70 .08 58 .62 15 .13 7 .379 69
44 Mississippi 4-7 .073 -.022 71 .092 11 .61 22 -.37 87 .00 64 .092 9
45 North Carolina State 5-6 .068 .008 61 .163 28 .08 59 .38 29 -.05 92 .163 26
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk SOP Rk
46 Georgia Tech 7-4 .066 .029 56 .223 43 .68 20 -.49 102 .07 25 .223 40
47 Minnesota 7-4 .064 .058 44 .284 55 -.16 78 .32 33 .07 21 .284 53
48 Appalachian State 9-3 .060 .155 13 .524 103 .16 54 .48 24 .03 49 .524 101
49 TCU 5-5 .057 .056 46 .475 94 -.25 85 .56 17 -.02 73 .494 94
50 Vanderbilt 5-6 .056 -.008 68 .311 61 -.31 93 .28 38 -.02 72 .311 59
51 Wyoming 7-4 .055 .008 60 .525 104 .25 48 .01 60 -.04 86 .536 102
52 Kansas State 6-4 .054 .063 43 .332 64 .05 62 .27 40 .05 33 .372 67
53 Louisiana Tech 7-4 .045 .134 24 .584 118 .77 16 -.42 93 .03 48 .727 125
54 Georgia 6-5 .037 -.003 65 .398 79 -.30 91 .31 35 -.06 98 .398 75
55 Nebraska 9-3 .032 .064 42 .107 17 .37 37 .04 54 .07 24 .107 14
56 Arkansas 6-5 .030 -.028 72 .119 19 .45 34 -.35 86 .04 35 .119 17
57 Texas 5-7 .022 -.005 67 .394 77 -.26 87 .24 42 -.03 80 .394 74
58 UCLA 4-8 .022 -.016 69 .199 37 -.48 103 .64 13 -.11 120 .199 34
59 San Diego State 8-3 .022 .140 22 .663 123 -.03 69 .27 39 .11 11 .740 126
60 Central Florida 5-6 .017 .032 55 .202 39 -.54 107 .71 12 .04 40 .202 36
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk SOP Rk
61 Ohio 7-4 -.008 .039 52 .431 88 -.65 113 .24 43 .09 14 .589 116
62 Michigan State 2-9 -.013 -.074 87 .112 18 .27 46 -.52 105 -.02 75 .112 15
63 Texas Tech 4-7 -.014 -.030 73 .419 82 .62 21 -1.01 123 -.03 82 .419 78
64 Indiana 6-6 -.016 -.004 66 .082 7 -.21 79 .28 37 -.08 110 .082 5
65 Mississippi State 4-7 -.017 -.050 78 .069 4 .38 36 -.54 107 .00 66 .069 3
66 Baylor 5-5 -.018 .020 57 .397 78 .17 51 -.13 68 -.03 81 .505 97
67 Duke 3-8 -.020 -.099 95 .203 40 -.24 82 -.13 70 -.07 105 .203 37
68 UTSA 5-6 -.022 .011 59 .572 114 -.24 83 .02 59 .06 29 .572 111
69 Oregon State 3-8 -.028 -.096 94 .137 24 -.08 73 .10 51 -.03 85 .137 22
70 Old Dominion 8-3 -.030 .114 30 .581 117 .55 28 .00 62 -.07 102 .581 115
71 Arkansas State 6-4 -.032 .052 48 .484 95 -.24 81 .51 22 -.06 101 .488 91
72 Northern Illinois 5-6 -.032 -.017 70 .375 71 .08 60 -.08 66 .04 38 .375 68
73 California 5-7 -.034 -.070 85 .260 51 .48 32 -.76 117 .01 57 .260 48
74 Kentucky 6-5 -.035 -.041 75 .088 10 .23 49 -.34 84 .03 46 .088 7
75 Southern Mississippi 5-6 -.037 .005 63 .537 106 -.15 77 .11 50 -.09 113 .537 104
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk SOP Rk
76 Miami (OH) 6-5 -.039 .016 58 .646 121 -.07 72 .04 55 -.03 84 .646 120
77 Wake Forest 5-6 -.042 -.043 76 .264 53 -.64 111 .32 34 .04 37 .264 50
78 South Alabama 3-6 -.046 -.041 74 .552 111 -.25 86 -.27 78 -.02 70 .558 108
79 Iowa State 3-8 -.047 -.069 84 .357 68 .13 56 -.51 103 .08 16 .357 64
80 Missouri 3-8 -.052 -.087 92 .300 56 .07 61 -.49 100 .00 63 .300 55
81 Oregon 3-8 -.054 -.115 101 .182 34 .70 18 -1.12 126 -.04 88 .182 32
82 Eastern Michigan 6-5 -.059 -.047 77 .511 100 -.05 70 -.34 83 .04 41 .511 98
83 SMU 4-7 -.065 -.100 97 .420 85 -.27 88 .07 53 -.10 116 .420 80
84 Georgia Southern 3-7 -.066 -.069 83 .419 83 -.34 95 -.38 89 .09 15 .444 86
85 Utah State 2-9 -.067 -.115 100 .239 48 -.35 98 -.02 63 -.08 109 .239 45
86 Army 4-5 -.068 .000 64 .543 108 .00 67 -.34 85 -.03 76 .629 119
87 Tulane 3-8 -.069 -.079 89 .434 89 -.64 112 .12 49 -.07 108 .434 84
88 Arizona State 4-7 -.069 -.110 98 .153 26 -.33 94 -.33 82 .08 17 .153 24
89 Middle Tennessee 7-4 -.069 .008 62 .716 126 .14 55 -.45 96 -.06 97 .716 123
90 New Mexico 7-4 -.074 .033 54 .536 105 .45 33 -.70 113 .05 31 .536 103
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk SOP Rk
91 Ball State 3-8 -.078 -.064 82 .578 116 -.29 90 -.39 90 -.01 68 .578 113
92 South Carolina 5-6 -.081 -.081 91 .232 45 -.75 117 .18 47 -.05 93 .232 41
93 Virginia 2-9 -.083 -.119 104 .355 67 -.61 110 -.30 81 -.02 71 .355 63
94 Syracuse 3-8 -.088 -.163 112 .164 29 .01 65 -.51 104 -.05 95 .164 27
95 Central Michigan 5-6 -.090 -.059 81 .459 92 -.27 89 -.25 77 -.06 100 .459 89
96 Boston College 5-6 -.095 -.077 88 .233 46 -.88 121 .43 26 .05 30 .233 42
97 Akron 4-7 -.096 -.071 86 .386 75 -.01 68 -.49 101 .02 56 .386 72
98 Kent State 2-8 -.098 -.116 102 .107 16 -.69 116 .02 58 -.07 107 .107 13
99 Maryland 5-6 -.109 -.059 80 .106 15 .16 53 -.47 99 .04 43 .106 12
100 Georgia State 2-8 -.111 -.100 96 .355 66 -.47 102 -.19 75 -.14 125 .359 65
101 Cincinnati 3-8 -.119 -.125 105 .422 87 -.58 109 -.15 71 -.08 111 .422 82
102 East Carolina 2-9 -.122 -.163 111 .365 69 .03 64 -.82 118 -.11 119 .365 66
103 Louisiana Lafayette 4-6 -.124 -.080 90 .656 122 -.55 108 -.17 73 -.03 77 .662 121
104 Arizona 2-9 -.134 -.165 113 .198 36 .22 50 -.96 121 -.12 123 .198 33
105 Bowling Green 3-8 -.136 -.140 107 .181 33 -.39 100 -.46 98 .02 52 .181 31
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk SOP Rk
106 Massachusetts 1-10 -.140 -.170 115 .503 99 -.36 99 -.75 116 -.09 114 .503 96
107 Illinois 2-9 -.141 -.193 121 .120 20 -.68 115 -.25 76 -.11 118 .120 18
108 Purdue 2-9 -.155 -.193 120 .400 80 -.35 96 -.89 119 -.05 96 .400 76
109 Kansas 1-10 -.156 -.235 126 .311 60 -1.32 128 -.15 72 -.04 89 .311 58
110 North Texas 4-7 -.158 -.113 99 .563 112 -.50 105 -.43 95 -.05 94 .563 109
111 Idaho 6-4 -.159 -.050 79 .313 62 -.09 74 -.42 94 .07 26 .316 60
112 Fresno State 0-11 -.162 -.199 122 .513 101 -1.13 125 -.55 108 .02 51 .513 99
113 UNLV 3-8 -.172 -.130 106 .493 97 -.31 92 -.73 114 -.11 121 .493 93
114 Charlotte 3-8 -.175 -.156 108 .544 109 -.81 119 -.29 80 -.04 87 .544 106
115 Florida Atlantic 2-9 -.176 -.156 109 .519 102 -.35 97 -1.16 127 .05 32 .519 100
116 Hawaii 5-7 -.176 -.118 103 .235 47 -.42 101 -.39 91 -.01 67 .235 43
117 Rice 2-9 -.184 -.174 116 .550 110 -.66 114 -.63 112 -.03 78 .550 107
118 Connecticut 2-9 -.188 -.201 124 .420 84 -1.07 124 -.54 106 -.07 106 .420 79
119 Nevada 4-7 -.190 -.094 93 .745 127 -.12 75 -.94 120 -.02 74 .745 127
120 Marshall 2-9 -.195 -.190 119 .542 107 -.83 120 -.60 111 .01 60 .542 105
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk SOP Rk
121 Rutgers 1-10 -.198 -.254 127 .060 1 -1.14 126 -.29 79 -.11 122 .060 1
122 San Jose State 3-8 -.204 -.185 118 .420 86 -1.02 123 -.40 92 -.07 104 .420 81
123 Buffalo 2-9 -.218 -.206 125 .564 113 -.89 122 -.58 109 -.14 126 .564 110
124 New Mexico State 3-8 -.220 -.177 117 .594 119 -.52 106 -.74 115 -.16 127 .607 117
125 Florida International 4-8 -.224 -.167 114 .684 124 -.75 118 -.58 110 -.03 83 .684 122
126 UTEP 3-8 -.226 -.162 110 .754 128 -.24 84 -1.09 125 -.07 103 .754 128
127 Louisiana Monroe 3-7 -.239 -.200 123 .377 72 -.21 80 -1.23 128 -.06 99 .381 70
128 Texas State 1-9 -.283 -.309 128 .608 120 -1.23 127 -1.04 124 -.12 124 .614 118