Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2017 FEI RATINGS, OFFENSE

Updated through 11/18 games

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. Offensive Efficiency (OE) is the value generated per drive by a team's offense adjusted for starting field position. OFEI is offensive efficiency adjusted for the strength of opponent defenses faced.

Offensive Drive Success rate (ODS) is the percentage of offensive drives that generate value greater than the starting field position value of the drive. Available Yards percentage (OAY) is the total number of yards earned by the offense divided by the number of yards available to be earned based on starting field position. First Down Rate (OFD) is the percentage of offensive drives that result in a touchdown or at least one first down. Touchdown Rate (OTD) is the percentage of offensive drives that result in a touchdown. Touchdown Rate After First Down (OTF) is the percentage touchdowns scored on offensive drives that earn at least one first down. Turnover Rate (OTO) is the percentage of offensive drives that result in a fumble or interception.

Note that OFEI ratings formula and formatting have been updated for the 2017 season. Archived ratings for other seasons will be updated in the off-season.

OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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1 Oklahoma 10-1 4.07 4.01 1 .567 2 .667 1 .817 6 .492 1 .602 2 .092 31
2 Ohio State 9-2 3.72 3.76 2 .574 1 .638 3 .815 7 .491 2 .602 1 .093 36
3 Oklahoma State 8-3 3.66 3.64 4 .549 4 .640 2 .835 2 .444 5 .532 8 .128 89
4 Georgia 9-1 3.49 3.23 10 .484 10 .543 19 .684 88 .389 12 .569 5 .084 24
5 Alabama 10-0 3.42 3.38 8 .515 6 .591 10 .753 37 .412 8 .548 6 .031 1
6 Army 7-3 3.39 3.64 3 .494 9 .618 5 .827 3 .444 4 .537 7 .074 15
7 Arizona 6-4 3.39 3.43 6 .526 5 .603 7 .784 15 .414 7 .527 9 .138 102
8 Notre Dame 9-2 3.29 3.02 18 .434 18 .512 29 .738 49 .377 14 .511 12 .082 21
9 Penn State 9-2 3.28 3.13 14 .449 15 .559 14 .746 42 .390 11 .523 11 .076 18
10 Florida Atlantic 7-3 3.22 3.38 9 .495 8 .548 17 .743 46 .431 6 .580 3 .055 6
11 Washington 8-2 3.18 3.41 7 .565 3 .602 8 .804 10 .402 9 .500 13 .065 8
12 Louisville 6-4 3.16 3.05 17 .427 21 .574 11 .761 33 .376 15 .494 14 .111 68
13 Central Florida 9-0 3.12 3.58 5 .505 7 .624 4 .814 8 .464 3 .570 4 .093 38
14 Auburn 8-2 2.95 2.99 19 .426 22 .532 22 .796 11 .361 19 .453 26 .074 16
15 USC 10-2 2.95 2.86 24 .396 34 .554 16 .791 13 .353 22 .445 31 .144 109
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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16 Toledo 8-2 2.91 3.15 12 .478 12 .603 6 .823 5 .372 16 .452 27 .053 4
17 Stanford 8-3 2.91 2.92 21 .431 19 .542 20 .761 31 .321 33 .422 40 .083 23
18 Missouri 5-5 2.90 2.73 32 .447 17 .504 36 .718 64 .340 28 .473 19 .107 59
19 SMU 5-5 2.90 3.12 15 .423 23 .558 15 .764 28 .366 17 .479 17 .073 14
20 Mississippi State 7-3 2.88 2.57 43 .390 36 .496 40 .740 48 .320 34 .432 37 .110 67
21 Miami 9-0 2.86 2.61 38 .361 50 .492 43 .759 36 .296 45 .390 60 .093 37
22 UCLA 5-6 2.82 2.86 23 .448 16 .530 23 .720 62 .344 25 .478 18 .136 98
23 Navy 6-4 2.82 3.08 16 .459 13 .568 13 .789 14 .385 13 .488 15 .165 119
24 Georgia Tech 4-5 2.79 2.51 48 .379 44 .476 53 .660 100 .311 38 .471 21 .126 86
25 Louisiana Monroe 4-6 2.77 2.84 25 .412 25 .537 21 .748 41 .345 24 .461 24 .092 35
26 Clemson 9-1 2.77 2.75 28 .381 41 .505 34 .779 19 .319 35 .409 46 .097 49
27 North Texas 7-3 2.75 2.95 20 .405 31 .546 18 .775 22 .360 20 .465 23 .135 96
28 Wake Forest 6-4 2.75 2.61 37 .383 39 .484 51 .683 89 .300 43 .439 34 .050 3
29 Memphis 8-1 2.71 3.16 11 .455 14 .568 12 .768 26 .402 10 .523 10 .125 82
30 North Carolina State 6-4 2.70 2.58 42 .410 27 .519 25 .701 77 .291 50 .415 43 .094 41
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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31 Colorado State 6-5 2.70 3.14 13 .482 11 .600 9 .839 1 .357 21 .426 38 .107 60
32 LSU 7-3 2.68 2.56 44 .356 53 .475 54 .760 35 .279 55 .367 70 .067 10
33 Boise State 9-2 2.68 2.73 30 .412 26 .513 28 .765 27 .345 23 .451 28 .076 17
34 Wisconsin 11-0 2.68 2.61 36 .386 37 .505 35 .746 43 .342 27 .459 25 .175 124
35 West Virginia 6-4 2.67 2.77 26 .386 38 .498 39 .780 16 .323 31 .414 44 .126 85
36 Texas Tech 4-6 2.60 2.66 34 .397 33 .518 26 .736 50 .322 32 .438 35 .116 73
37 Iowa State 6-4 2.59 2.52 46 .383 40 .473 56 .696 80 .278 57 .400 53 .070 11
38 Ohio 7-3 2.53 2.76 27 .430 20 .513 27 .752 40 .364 18 .484 16 .140 103
39 Mississippi 4-6 2.51 2.45 52 .391 35 .493 42 .704 71 .278 56 .395 56 .122 79
40 TCU 8-2 2.48 2.73 31 .409 30 .504 37 .727 58 .327 30 .450 29 .100 51
41 UNLV 5-5 2.48 2.75 29 .410 29 .508 30 .771 23 .314 36 .407 47 .086 25
42 Arizona State 6-5 2.46 2.67 33 .379 42 .491 44 .727 59 .288 52 .396 54 .045 2
43 Nebraska 4-7 2.45 2.01 92 .317 79 .435 81 .658 101 .242 83 .367 71 .125 83
44 East Carolina 3-7 2.45 2.33 60 .376 46 .484 50 .716 66 .257 64 .359 73 .119 76
45 Air Force 3-7 2.44 2.61 35 .379 43 .499 38 .825 4 .330 29 .400 52 .175 123
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
Rk
ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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46 Arkansas 3-7 2.41 2.06 87 .327 71 .398 103 .645 107 .252 70 .391 58 .103 53
47 Iowa 6-5 2.41 2.04 88 .276 106 .373 117 .559 125 .244 81 .437 36 .142 105
48 Oregon 5-5 2.37 2.32 61 .355 54 .430 86 .694 81 .306 40 .440 33 .132 94
49 South Florida 8-1 2.36 2.87 22 .414 24 .521 24 .730 55 .342 26 .469 22 .054 5
50 Colorado 4-6 2.32 2.40 55 .357 51 .494 41 .795 12 .259 63 .326 91 .071 12
51 Tulsa 2-9 2.29 2.60 40 .344 59 .483 52 .770 25 .295 48 .383 61 .066 9
52 Nevada 2-8 2.28 2.48 49 .324 73 .470 58 .703 74 .288 51 .410 45 .108 62
53 Kentucky 6-4 2.27 2.19 71 .333 65 .441 77 .719 63 .254 68 .354 79 .114 72
54 Maryland 3-7 2.25 1.76 112 .284 102 .384 111 .679 93 .220 101 .324 93 .092 33
55 Michigan 8-3 2.24 2.10 84 .305 85 .419 91 .703 73 .234 88 .333 89 .109 66
56 South Carolina 7-3 2.23 2.37 58 .324 74 .464 62 .724 61 .248 78 .342 85 .105 56
57 Purdue 5-6 2.23 2.18 74 .317 78 .453 70 .706 70 .238 87 .337 88 .095 45
58 Texas A&M 6-4 2.22 2.23 66 .315 81 .412 92 .606 119 .252 74 .416 41 .079 20
59 Buffalo 4-6 2.20 2.60 39 .410 28 .508 31 .779 20 .287 53 .368 68 .107 58
60 Louisiana Lafayette 4-5 2.19 2.54 45 .377 45 .487 47 .764 29 .311 37 .407 48 .094 42
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
Rk
OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
Rk
OTD OTD
Rk
OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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61 Vanderbilt 3-7 2.18 2.13 80 .280 104 .387 108 .607 118 .252 71 .415 42 .103 52
62 Virginia Tech 7-3 2.17 2.18 72 .319 76 .463 64 .776 21 .241 85 .311 98 .078 19
63 Troy 7-2 2.17 2.37 59 .372 47 .462 66 .681 90 .266 60 .391 59 .128 88
64 San Diego State 8-2 2.15 2.59 41 .343 61 .488 46 .745 44 .294 49 .395 57 .059 7
65 New Mexico State 4-6 2.14 2.41 54 .326 72 .448 72 .667 96 .295 47 .443 32 .152 115
66 Northwestern 8-3 2.14 2.10 83 .328 70 .436 80 .731 53 .261 62 .357 74 .119 77
67 Syracuse 3-7 2.13 2.04 89 .301 89 .451 71 .744 45 .203 105 .273 116 .128 90
68 Tulane 4-6 2.13 2.46 51 .346 57 .462 65 .702 75 .298 44 .425 39 .096 47
69 Pittsburgh 3-7 2.13 2.11 82 .321 75 .423 90 .642 109 .229 90 .357 76 .092 32
70 UAB 6-4 2.12 2.47 50 .339 62 .433 82 .679 92 .303 42 .446 30 .083 22
71 Indiana 4-6 2.12 1.96 96 .292 95 .400 99 .669 95 .223 96 .333 90 .108 61
72 Boston College 6-5 2.12 1.91 101 .268 108 .397 104 .704 72 .225 94 .320 94 .092 30
73 Duke 4-6 2.12 1.97 95 .310 83 .430 87 .726 60 .195 109 .268 119 .124 80
74 Louisiana Tech 4-6 2.10 2.38 57 .404 32 .490 45 .752 38 .239 86 .317 96 .092 34
75 Western Michigan 5-5 2.09 2.20 70 .344 60 .459 68 .734 52 .273 58 .372 65 .094 40
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
Rk
OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
Rk
OTF OTF
Rk
OTO OTO
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76 Fresno State 7-3 2.07 2.26 64 .330 68 .442 75 .701 76 .247 79 .353 80 .072 13
77 Minnesota 5-6 2.06 1.98 93 .286 100 .409 93 .697 78 .227 92 .325 92 .151 114
78 Kansas State 5-5 2.03 2.17 75 .314 82 .440 78 .712 67 .254 69 .357 75 .093 39
79 Houston 6-4 2.03 2.52 47 .356 52 .507 33 .771 24 .305 41 .396 55 .144 111
80 Florida International 5-4 2.02 2.21 69 .305 84 .467 60 .779 18 .242 82 .311 99 .137 100
81 California 4-6 2.02 2.15 78 .315 80 .468 59 .712 68 .252 72 .354 78 .153 116
82 Appalachian State 5-4 2.01 2.22 67 .333 64 .446 73 .711 69 .263 61 .370 67 .088 28
83 Florida 4-6 2.01 1.89 106 .259 112 .384 110 .657 103 .185 114 .282 113 .111 70
84 Michigan State 8-3 1.98 1.82 109 .280 105 .428 88 .728 56 .216 103 .297 104 .144 110
85 Coastal Carolina 2-8 1.98 2.25 65 .318 77 .433 83 .718 65 .255 67 .354 77 .109 64
86 Virginia 5-5 1.97 1.90 103 .267 109 .405 97 .642 110 .242 84 .377 64 .108 63
87 Washington State 8-2 1.96 2.26 63 .346 56 .465 61 .764 30 .283 54 .371 66 .150 113
88 Miami (OH) 3-7 1.96 2.16 77 .345 58 .470 57 .690 86 .250 75 .363 72 .129 93
89 Cincinnati 2-8 1.94 1.95 98 .288 98 .404 98 .644 108 .202 108 .313 97 .125 84
90 Bowling Green 2-8 1.92 1.80 110 .289 97 .398 102 .649 105 .228 91 .351 82 .158 118
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
Rk
ODS ODS
Rk
OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
Rk
OTF OTF
Rk
OTO OTO
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91 Arkansas State 5-3 1.91 2.45 53 .365 48 .486 48 .760 34 .308 39 .405 49 .154 117
92 Florida State 3-6 1.91 1.65 115 .229 121 .376 114 .619 115 .152 121 .246 123 .143 108
93 Massachusetts 3-7 1.89 2.13 81 .331 67 .430 85 .685 87 .252 73 .368 69 .094 44
94 Eastern Michigan 4-7 1.88 1.95 97 .293 93 .431 84 .693 83 .221 98 .320 95 .143 106
95 Temple 4-6 1.88 1.91 102 .292 96 .440 79 .735 51 .221 99 .301 103 .168 121
96 Akron 5-5 1.87 2.03 90 .274 107 .380 112 .651 104 .226 93 .348 84 .113 71
97 Utah 4-6 1.87 1.97 94 .333 66 .444 74 .752 39 .222 97 .295 105 .197 128
98 Hawaii 2-8 1.86 2.16 76 .294 91 .461 67 .696 79 .245 80 .352 81 .098 50
99 Western Kentucky 5-5 1.86 2.40 56 .365 49 .484 49 .730 54 .296 46 .405 51 .104 54
100 Northern Illinois 7-3 1.86 2.06 86 .305 86 .400 100 .617 117 .250 76 .405 50 .109 65
101 Georgia State 6-2 1.84 2.14 79 .302 87 .464 63 .779 17 .221 100 .284 111 .105 55
102 Oregon State 0-10 1.84 1.85 107 .260 111 .408 94 .692 84 .202 106 .292 107 .183 125
103 Southern Mississippi 6-4 1.83 2.27 62 .339 63 .458 69 .678 94 .256 66 .378 62 .124 81
104 Central Michigan 6-4 1.81 2.09 85 .294 92 .386 109 .571 124 .270 59 .472 20 .111 69
105 Marshall 7-4 1.79 2.22 68 .354 55 .475 55 .761 32 .257 65 .337 87 .142 104
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
Rk
ODS ODS
Rk
OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
Rk
OTD OTD
Rk
OTF OTF
Rk
OTO OTO
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106 Connecticut 2-8 1.74 1.93 99 .297 90 .441 76 .694 82 .189 112 .273 117 .117 74
107 Ball State 1-9 1.73 1.65 116 .232 119 .347 120 .634 113 .179 117 .282 114 .089 29
108 Georgia Southern 1-8 1.72 1.59 117 .238 117 .356 119 .604 121 .178 118 .295 106 .119 75
109 Tennessee 3-7 1.72 1.52 121 .237 118 .345 121 .596 122 .149 123 .250 121 .096 48
110 UTSA 5-4 1.72 2.18 73 .330 69 .507 32 .809 9 .191 111 .237 124 .096 46
111 North Carolina 2-8 1.71 1.54 120 .252 114 .338 123 .605 120 .185 115 .306 101 .143 107
112 Baylor 1-9 1.67 1.71 113 .293 94 .407 95 .691 85 .187 113 .271 118 .146 112
113 Texas 6-5 1.65 1.90 104 .302 88 .406 96 .662 99 .230 89 .348 83 .086 27
114 Wyoming 6-4 1.62 1.82 108 .264 110 .360 118 .642 111 .217 102 .338 86 .094 43
115 Utah State 5-5 1.62 1.91 100 .282 103 .375 115 .658 102 .248 77 .377 63 .128 91
116 Middle Tennessee 5-6 1.62 2.01 91 .288 99 .426 89 .728 57 .224 95 .308 100 .136 99
117 Rutgers 3-7 1.60 1.38 123 .187 126 .291 128 .533 129 .150 122 .281 115 .121 78
118 Idaho 2-7 1.46 1.89 105 .286 101 .399 101 .743 47 .210 104 .282 112 .086 26
119 Texas State 1-9 1.40 1.69 114 .252 113 .375 116 .681 91 .193 110 .284 109 .134 95
120 Rice 1-10 1.40 1.56 119 .231 120 .390 106 .663 98 .202 107 .304 102 .221 129
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
Rk
ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
Rk
OTO OTO
Rk
121 Kansas 0-10 1.39 1.26 125 .212 124 .315 124 .551 127 .127 127 .231 125 .136 97
122 BYU 2-9 1.37 1.44 122 .252 115 .377 113 .647 106 .160 120 .247 122 .193 127
123 Old Dominion 4-6 1.36 1.77 111 .246 116 .390 105 .619 116 .178 119 .288 108 .127 87
124 New Mexico 2-8 1.35 1.57 118 .216 123 .388 107 .638 112 .181 116 .284 110 .190 126
125 Illinois 2-9 1.25 1.24 127 .192 125 .310 125 .558 126 .117 128 .209 128 .167 120
126 Charlotte 1-9 1.08 1.16 128 .165 128 .306 126 .596 123 .128 126 .215 127 .138 101
127 South Alabama 3-7 1.06 1.38 124 .219 122 .341 122 .623 114 .140 124 .225 126 .105 57
128 Kent State 1-9 .95 .86 130 .171 127 .285 130 .550 128 .090 129 .164 129 .171 122
129 UTEP 0-11 .83 1.25 126 .156 129 .291 129 .514 130 .138 125 .268 120 .128 92
130 San Jose State 0-11 .70 .86 129 .117 130 .303 127 .667 97 .083 130 .125 130 .225 130