Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

FEI COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS 2016

FEI Ratings updated 9/26/16

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 (PRE) represent approximately 43 percent of this week's ratings. Strength of schedule ratings for games played to date (SOP) are also provided.

Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk PRE Rk SOP Rk
1 Alabama 4-0 .332 .318 8 .079 9 .290 1 .455 16
2 Clemson 3-0 .297 .112 32 .241 51 .235 3 .630 33
3 Stanford 3-0 .272 .163 25 .251 53 .183 7 .610 29
4 Ohio State 3-0 .243 .418 4 .171 31 .154 12 .745 58
5 Texas A&M 3-0 .238 .139 28 .045 5 .111 24 .547 25
6 Mississippi 1-2 .229 .105 33 .043 4 .182 8 .256 6
7 Houston 3-0 .223 .298 10 .382 76 .104 26 .720 53
8 Louisville 4-0 .221 .472 2 .109 16 .137 17 .757 61
9 LSU 1-2 .217 -.016 70 .050 6 .236 2 .554 26
10 Michigan 4-0 .216 .392 5 .187 37 .123 22 .923 107
11 West Virginia 2-0 .197 .097 34 .370 75 .056 41 .819 75
12 Florida State 2-1 .193 -.031 74 .107 14 .160 11 .303 8
13 Wisconsin 4-0 .176 .211 18 .107 15 .058 40 .444 15
14 UCLA 2-2 .170 .041 54 .123 19 .133 20 .227 4
15 Tennessee 4-0 .166 .127 29 .128 20 .161 10 .840 85
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk PRE Rk SOP Rk
16 Michigan State 1-1 .166 -.097 90 .225 48 .141 16 .668 38
17 Oregon 1-2 .165 .049 51 .197 42 .187 5 .697 44
18 Nebraska 4-0 .152 .214 17 .183 35 .134 19 .780 67
19 Oklahoma 1-2 .139 -.012 68 .137 21 .200 4 .420 12
20 Utah 3-0 .138 .118 30 .308 66 .091 30 .839 84
21 Baylor 3-0 .131 .239 12 .305 65 .181 9 .930 108
22 Arkansas 3-1 .129 .060 48 .060 7 .134 18 .493 20
23 BYU 1-3 .123 -.015 69 .191 38 .104 27 .431 13
24 Auburn 2-2 .123 .063 46 .019 1 .103 28 .248 5
25 Boise State 3-0 .119 .222 16 .718 121 .109 25 .940 111
26 Iowa 3-0 .112 .327 7 .414 85 .085 32 .970 121
27 Notre Dame 1-3 .109 .062 47 .256 55 .145 14 .734 57
28 Georgia Tech 2-1 .109 .071 44 .225 49 .081 35 .487 19
29 Miami 2-0 .104 .304 9 .325 69 .038 48 .939 110
30 Western Michigan 3-0 .102 .201 20 .779 126 .028 59 .933 109
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk PRE Rk SOP Rk
31 Pittsburgh 1-2 .100 -.016 71 .145 24 .062 37 .752 60
32 Arizona State 3-0 .098 .088 36 .299 64 .018 63 .906 102
33 Georgia 2-1 .092 -.135 98 .270 59 .185 6 .440 14
34 Virginia Tech 2-1 .091 .179 23 .343 71 .084 33 .751 59
35 TCU 2-1 .088 .185 22 .274 60 .130 21 .871 91
36 Kansas State 1-1 .087 .193 21 .097 12 .058 39 .370 9
37 Mississippi State 2-2 .086 .085 38 .028 2 .117 23 .543 24
38 Washington 3-0 .085 .382 6 .223 47 .144 15 .945 113
39 Texas Tech 1-1 .085 .047 53 .283 62 .030 56 .828 76
40 San Diego State 2-0 .080 .092 35 .880 128 .045 45 .964 118
41 USC 1-3 .075 -.092 89 .033 3 .153 13 .087 1
42 Maryland 2-0 .074 .229 14 .191 39 -.038 80 .955 116
43 Navy 2-0 .074 .081 40 .412 84 .037 49 .973 123
44 Oklahoma State 1-2 .072 -.024 72 .267 57 .091 29 .699 47
45 Army 3-1 .069 .259 11 .608 107 -.094 99 .905 101
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk PRE Rk SOP Rk
46 Memphis 2-0 .068 .549 1 .261 56 .035 52 .980 124
47 North Carolina 2-1 .063 .055 50 .309 67 .082 34 .812 73
48 Cincinnati 2-1 .061 .029 57 .498 90 .026 60 .707 49
49 South Florida 2-1 .056 .161 26 .508 92 .024 61 .764 63
50 Florida 3-1 .049 .223 15 .207 44 .079 36 .678 39
51 Texas 2-1 .048 .080 41 .276 61 .046 44 .836 81
52 Western Kentucky 2-2 .047 .020 59 .197 40 .040 46 .220 3
53 Toledo 2-0 .044 .419 3 .589 105 .035 53 .980 125
54 Penn State 2-2 .043 -.003 66 .209 45 .009 66 .456 17
55 Missouri 1-2 .040 .056 49 .172 32 .087 31 .571 28
56 Troy 2-1 .040 .141 27 .267 58 -.138 107 .298 7
57 Air Force 2-0 .039 .237 13 .693 117 -.037 77 .980 126
58 Colorado 2-1 .037 .076 42 .080 10 -.052 87 .391 10
59 Central Michigan 2-1 .034 .017 60 .627 109 -.010 75 .804 72
60 California 2-2 .029 .030 56 .182 34 -.044 84 .691 43
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk PRE Rk SOP Rk
61 Virginia 1-2 .027 .000 65 .242 52 -.007 72 .667 37
62 Temple 1-2 .021 .041 55 .629 110 .022 62 .857 89
63 Duke 1-2 .017 -.084 86 .197 41 .033 54 .769 64
64 Minnesota 2-0 .017 .085 39 .336 70 .011 65 .980 127
65 Washington State 1-1 .014 .210 19 .138 22 .059 38 .792 69
66 Wake Forest 3-0 .003 .071 45 .139 23 -.036 76 .915 105
67 Appalachian State 2-2 .003 -.037 77 .521 94 .055 42 .628 31
68 Northwestern 1-2 -.002 .021 58 .155 27 .040 47 .775 66
69 Louisiana Tech 0-3 -.004 -.116 95 .588 104 -.047 86 .659 34
70 Georgia Southern 2-1 -.019 -.004 67 .321 68 .036 51 .813 74
71 Arizona 1-2 -.019 .074 43 .186 36 .012 64 .783 68
72 Central Florida 1-2 -.021 .012 63 .223 46 -.054 88 .527 23
73 Oregon State 0-2 -.021 -.145 104 .119 18 -.091 96 .845 88
74 North Carolina State 1-1 -.027 .163 24 .091 11 -.003 69 .959 117
75 East Carolina 1-2 -.027 -.143 101 .562 100 .030 57 .830 79
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk PRE Rk SOP Rk
76 Connecticut 1-2 -.039 -.034 76 .360 74 -.006 71 .844 87
77 Southern Mississippi 2-1 -.050 .086 37 .496 89 -.038 79 .952 115
78 Miami (OH) 0-3 -.054 -.121 97 .634 111 -.137 106 .699 46
79 Tulane 1-2 -.057 -.032 75 .411 83 -.162 113 .889 99
80 Syracuse 1-2 -.058 -.157 105 .102 13 .000 67 .680 40
81 Boston College 1-2 -.058 -.073 84 .147 26 .029 58 .726 54
82 Middle Tennessee 2-1 -.066 .004 64 .807 127 -.041 82 .970 122
83 Indiana 2-1 -.068 .115 31 .158 28 -.009 74 .968 120
84 Ball State 2-1 -.068 .015 62 .704 119 -.069 91 .967 119
85 Northern Illinois 0-3 -.069 -.223 110 .601 106 .036 50 .835 80
86 Ohio 1-2 -.069 .016 61 .536 97 -.097 101 .685 41
87 Akron 1-2 -.072 -.041 78 .551 99 -.094 98 .660 36
88 South Alabama 1-2 -.075 -.085 88 .408 81 -.153 111 .838 83
89 Purdue 1-1 -.076 -.056 80 .395 77 -.095 100 .948 114
90 South Carolina 2-2 -.080 -.060 83 .118 17 .031 55 .830 77
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk PRE Rk SOP Rk
91 Vanderbilt 2-2 -.080 -.030 73 .251 54 -.038 78 .727 55
92 Kent State 0-2 -.093 -.396 123 .165 29 -.080 94 .208 2
93 Wyoming 1-2 -.093 -.084 87 .563 101 -.170 119 .718 50
94 UTSA 0-3 -.093 -.102 92 .400 79 -.151 110 .907 103
95 Tulsa 2-1 -.101 .048 52 .173 33 -.072 92 .465 18
96 New Mexico 0-2 -.101 -.056 81 .777 125 -.077 93 .980 128
97 SMU 1-2 -.106 -.141 100 .396 78 -.121 105 .720 52
98 Nevada 1-2 -.109 -.082 85 .703 118 -.005 70 .801 71
99 Marshall 0-2 -.115 -.357 122 .535 96 .054 43 .719 51
100 Louisiana Lafayette 1-2 -.124 -.099 91 .672 115 -.104 103 .878 95
101 Utah State 1-2 -.128 -.111 94 .475 87 -.001 68 .837 82
102 Illinois 0-2 -.132 -.263 116 .170 30 -.068 89 .879 96
103 Fresno State 0-3 -.138 -.240 114 .568 102 -.102 102 .660 35
104 Massachusetts 1-3 -.144 -.106 93 .571 103 -.267 128 .830 78
105 Georgia State 0-3 -.146 -.230 111 .499 91 -.140 108 .611 30
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk PRE Rk SOP Rk
106 Colorado State 1-2 -.148 -.143 102 .527 95 -.082 95 .876 93
107 UNLV 0-3 -.152 -.184 107 .409 82 -.169 118 .628 32
108 Rice 0-4 -.153 -.239 112 .235 50 -.169 117 .700 48
109 Louisiana Monroe 0-2 -.165 -.165 106 .513 93 -.162 112 .732 56
110 Eastern Michigan 2-1 -.168 -.045 79 .663 113 -.214 126 .896 100
111 Rutgers 1-2 -.171 -.137 99 .146 25 -.038 81 .771 65
112 North Texas 1-2 -.177 -.118 96 .665 114 -.223 127 .886 97
113 Arkansas State 0-3 -.181 -.402 124 .648 112 -.044 83 .760 62
114 Florida Atlantic 0-3 -.182 -.270 118 .626 108 -.121 104 .698 45
115 Iowa State 1-2 -.191 -.194 108 .285 63 -.047 85 .686 42
116 Buffalo 1-1 -.191 -.216 109 .712 120 -.144 109 .941 112
117 Old Dominion 1-2 -.196 -.143 103 .769 123 -.194 124 .909 104
118 Kentucky 2-2 -.197 -.058 82 .061 8 -.069 90 .877 94
119 Bowling Green 0-3 -.208 -.514 128 .348 73 -.007 73 .413 11
120 Idaho 1-2 -.211 -.346 121 .690 116 -.165 114 .796 70
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk PRE Rk SOP Rk
121 Texas State 1-2 -.215 -.317 119 .482 88 -.205 125 .556 27
122 Kansas 0-2 -.216 -.265 117 .198 43 -.167 116 .872 92
123 Florida International 0-4 -.223 -.327 120 .776 124 -.175 121 .918 106
124 San Jose State 0-3 -.230 -.404 125 .548 98 -.092 97 .859 90
125 Charlotte 0-3 -.235 -.476 127 .463 86 -.167 115 .507 21
126 Hawaii 0-3 -.235 -.441 126 .346 72 -.179 122 .516 22
127 New Mexico State 1-3 -.242 -.241 115 .407 80 -.174 120 .887 98
128 UTEP 1-3 -.273 -.240 113 .758 122 -.193 123 .844 86