Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2016 FEI RATINGS, OFFENSE

Ratings updated 11/28/16

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 by a team's offense per non-garbage possession relative to national average scoring rates by starting field position. OFEI is value generated per possession adjusted for the strength of opponent defenses faced.

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. Value Drive Rate (OVD) is the percentage of offensive drives that begin at least 50 yards from the end zone and reach the opponent's 30-yard line. 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.

OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
Rk
OAY OAY
Rk
OVD OVD
Rk
OFD OFD
Rk
OTD OTD
Rk
OTF OTF
Rk
OTO OTO
Rk
1 Navy 8-2 1.84 1.89 1 .668 1 .592 3 .854 1 .528 1 .618 1 .090 24
2 Western Michigan 11-0 1.51 1.83 2 .656 2 .633 1 .822 3 .475 2 .578 4 .050 1
3 Washington 10-1 1.18 1.59 3 .611 6 .573 5 .821 4 .473 3 .576 5 .080 11
4 Oklahoma 9-2 1.16 1.51 5 .620 5 .568 6 .803 17 .465 4 .578 3 .126 88
5 Toledo 8-3 1.11 1.33 6 .600 7 .539 10 .815 8 .411 12 .505 14 .081 12
6 South Florida 9-2 1.07 1.32 7 .558 18 .496 17 .722 66 .429 7 .594 2 .083 14
7 Ohio State 11-1 1.07 .95 17 .538 25 .481 23 .797 19 .383 15 .480 19 .063 3
8 Michigan 10-2 1.01 .76 28 .535 27 .440 45 .748 42 .374 18 .500 16 .081 13
9 Pittsburgh 7-4 .94 1.18 11 .538 24 .449 41 .737 53 .421 9 .571 7 .090 25
10 Western Kentucky 8-3 .91 1.24 9 .624 4 .621 2 .814 9 .432 6 .531 13 .110 66
11 Louisville 9-3 .90 1.08 13 .567 14 .516 13 .793 21 .400 13 .504 15 .153 115
12 Clemson 10-1 .85 .94 19 .593 8 .542 9 .806 15 .380 17 .471 21 .155 116
13 Colorado State 6-5 .83 .94 18 .540 22 .467 31 .750 40 .371 21 .494 17 .086 18
14 Washington State 8-3 .83 1.11 12 .593 9 .567 7 .775 26 .417 10 .538 11 .092 28
15 Florida State 8-3 .81 .79 24 .517 36 .451 40 .810 13 .333 30 .412 44 .111 68
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
Rk
OAY OAY
Rk
OVD OVD
Rk
OFD OFD
Rk
OTD OTD
Rk
OTF OTF
Rk
OTO OTO
Rk
16 Louisiana Tech 7-4 .77 1.53 4 .626 3 .577 4 .800 18 .443 5 .554 9 .087 20
17 Boise State 10-2 .73 1.25 8 .567 13 .500 15 .760 35 .424 8 .558 8 .104 49
18 Oregon 3-8 .70 .86 20 .525 30 .440 44 .756 36 .354 24 .469 22 .087 19
19 Alabama 11-0 .68 .83 23 .565 17 .529 11 .805 16 .336 29 .418 41 .150 112
20 Georgia Tech 7-4 .68 .63 34 .501 44 .457 36 .700 80 .327 34 .468 23 .100 41
21 Texas Tech 4-7 .62 1.20 10 .566 16 .554 8 .723 64 .416 11 .576 6 .102 43
22 Mississippi 4-7 .61 .51 42 .515 37 .472 29 .741 49 .289 52 .390 58 .119 76
23 Tulsa 8-3 .60 .68 31 .519 33 .477 26 .765 30 .349 26 .456 26 .114 72
24 USC 9-3 .59 .78 25 .570 11 .486 21 .818 6 .355 23 .434 31 .140 102
25 Tennessee 7-4 .57 .42 49 .477 64 .424 51 .731 57 .324 35 .443 30 .145 109
26 Penn State 10-2 .55 .49 45 .497 49 .463 32 .727 62 .315 41 .433 32 .070 6
27 Memphis 7-4 .55 .84 22 .544 21 .490 19 .817 7 .373 19 .456 25 .079 10
28 Old Dominion 8-3 .55 1.04 14 .570 12 .510 14 .722 67 .400 14 .554 10 .052 2
29 LSU 6-4 .54 .45 47 .498 47 .412 62 .720 69 .290 51 .403 52 .103 46
30 Auburn 7-4 .53 .54 39 .519 34 .470 30 .727 61 .282 58 .388 59 .091 26
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
Rk
OAY OAY
Rk
OVD OVD
Rk
OFD OFD
Rk
OTD OTD
Rk
OTF OTF
Rk
OTO OTO
Rk
31 Oklahoma State 8-2 .50 .95 16 .572 10 .486 20 .786 23 .373 20 .475 20 .087 21
32 California 5-7 .48 .67 32 .523 32 .481 24 .748 41 .318 38 .425 38 .093 31
33 New Mexico 7-4 .45 1.01 15 .523 31 .477 27 .713 76 .383 16 .537 12 .104 50
34 Arkansas 6-5 .45 .42 48 .507 39 .439 46 .746 45 .305 43 .409 48 .153 113
35 North Carolina 6-4 .44 .50 44 .495 50 .427 49 .737 54 .316 40 .429 37 .096 37
36 Mississippi State 4-7 .38 .38 53 .489 53 .429 48 .752 38 .288 53 .383 65 .088 23
37 Nebraska 9-3 .37 .41 51 .487 56 .417 56 .722 65 .294 48 .407 50 .095 36
38 Northwestern 6-5 .35 .28 58 .461 74 .405 67 .694 85 .291 50 .419 40 .104 51
39 Temple 8-3 .34 .56 37 .528 29 .485 22 .769 28 .331 32 .430 34 .124 81
40 Colorado 9-2 .32 .53 40 .493 51 .441 43 .718 72 .282 57 .394 56 .092 27
41 Notre Dame 4-8 .32 .46 46 .482 61 .413 59 .699 82 .316 39 .453 28 .103 47
42 Wisconsin 10-2 .31 .19 68 .482 60 .411 64 .809 14 .260 73 .321 93 .115 73
43 West Virginia 8-2 .31 .77 27 .566 15 .523 12 .748 43 .322 36 .430 33 .157 119
44 Houston 8-3 .31 .62 35 .514 38 .496 16 .719 70 .333 31 .464 24 .141 104
45 Iowa 8-3 .27 .23 64 .430 87 .347 90 .683 93 .275 63 .402 53 .067 4
OFEI
Rk

Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
Rk
OAY OAY
Rk
OVD OVD
Rk
OFD OFD
Rk
OTD OTD
Rk
OTF OTF
Rk
OTO OTO
Rk
46 Michigan State 2-9 .27 .07 77 .459 75 .394 71 .739 51 .235 89 .318 95 .126 90
47 Air Force 8-3 .26 .77 26 .546 19 .491 18 .810 12 .347 27 .429 36 .124 82
48 Wyoming 7-4 .25 .70 30 .501 43 .424 52 .730 60 .328 33 .450 29 .095 35
49 Kentucky 6-5 .23 .25 61 .471 66 .419 55 .740 50 .267 66 .361 78 .191 126
50 Arizona 2-9 .22 .22 65 .464 70 .357 82 .686 90 .264 68 .386 61 .124 83
51 Baylor 5-5 .17 .64 33 .539 23 .477 25 .811 10 .344 28 .424 39 .156 117
52 Texas A&M 7-4 .17 .17 72 .436 81 .368 78 .699 81 .260 72 .373 70 .110 64
53 Maryland 5-6 .16 .00 87 .417 93 .346 91 .684 92 .248 80 .363 77 .103 45
54 Appalachian State 9-3 .16 .55 38 .535 26 .455 37 .797 20 .305 44 .382 66 .094 33
55 Middle Tennessee 7-4 .14 .85 21 .533 28 .472 28 .763 33 .367 22 .481 18 .108 60
56 Iowa State 3-8 .13 .30 56 .464 71 .370 77 .771 27 .263 69 .341 86 .085 15
57 Miami 7-4 .10 .39 52 .462 72 .435 47 .661 109 .268 65 .405 51 .071 7
58 Troy 8-2 .08 .21 67 .467 68 .371 76 .713 73 .295 46 .414 43 .123 79
59 North Carolina State 5-6 .08 .18 71 .488 55 .458 35 .672 102 .262 71 .390 57 .139 100
60 Northern Illinois 5-6 .08 .41 50 .475 65 .392 72 .730 58 .298 45 .408 49 .106 54
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
Rk
OAY OAY
Rk
OVD OVD
Rk
OFD OFD
Rk
OTD OTD
Rk
OTF OTF
Rk
OTO OTO
Rk
61 Missouri 3-8 .07 .03 82 .468 67 .375 75 .738 52 .241 84 .327 89 .149 111
62 Kansas State 6-4 .05 .61 36 .503 42 .413 60 .783 24 .321 37 .410 46 .085 16
63 Virginia Tech 8-3 .04 .52 41 .518 35 .459 33 .791 22 .295 47 .373 69 .116 74
64 East Carolina 2-9 .03 .05 80 .488 54 .452 39 .734 56 .234 90 .319 94 .156 118
65 Syracuse 3-8 .01 -.03 89 .417 92 .323 98 .655 112 .239 88 .366 76 .113 70
66 BYU 7-4 .01 .19 69 .484 58 .415 57 .754 37 .278 60 .368 72 .103 48
67 Army 4-5 .00 .12 73 .482 59 .413 58 .730 59 .281 59 .385 63 .169 122
68 Akron 4-7 -.01 .08 76 .450 77 .405 66 .686 89 .256 77 .373 68 .149 110
69 San Diego State 8-3 -.03 .72 29 .545 20 .452 38 .820 5 .351 25 .429 35 .108 61
70 Eastern Michigan 6-5 -.05 .26 60 .485 57 .419 54 .719 71 .259 74 .361 79 .141 105
71 Utah 7-4 -.07 .21 66 .490 52 .426 50 .746 44 .268 64 .359 82 .138 97
72 Miami (OH) 6-5 -.07 .11 74 .442 80 .353 85 .713 74 .262 70 .368 73 .131 93
73 Oregon State 3-8 -.08 -.17 100 .400 105 .308 106 .679 96 .244 82 .360 81 .122 78
74 Idaho 6-4 -.09 .19 70 .503 41 .420 53 .810 11 .240 87 .296 109 .110 65
75 Nevada 4-7 -.12 .51 43 .500 45 .458 34 .777 25 .291 49 .375 67 .107 56
OFEI
Rk

Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
Rk
OAY OAY
Rk
OVD OVD
Rk
OFD OFD
Rk
OTD OTD
Rk
OTF OTF
Rk
OTO OTO
Rk
76 Stanford 9-3 -.13 .28 59 .498 48 .412 63 .825 2 .258 75 .313 101 .125 87
77 Southern Mississippi 5-6 -.15 .24 62 .478 63 .395 70 .741 48 .287 54 .387 60 .182 125
78 Minnesota 7-4 -.16 -.12 95 .406 102 .307 107 .660 111 .241 85 .366 75 .092 29
79 Indiana 6-6 -.21 -.16 98 .466 69 .413 61 .742 47 .226 98 .305 104 .145 108
80 Louisiana Monroe 3-7 -.21 .02 83 .432 85 .330 93 .709 77 .255 78 .359 83 .109 63
81 Arkansas State 6-4 -.24 -.01 88 .412 98 .356 83 .670 105 .232 95 .347 85 .098 39
82 Duke 3-8 -.24 -.19 102 .418 91 .311 104 .677 100 .211 106 .311 102 .128 92
83 UTSA 5-6 -.24 .32 55 .427 89 .355 84 .677 99 .308 42 .456 27 .068 5
84 UTEP 3-8 -.24 .08 75 .404 104 .317 101 .672 101 .276 61 .410 45 .095 34
85 TCU 5-5 -.25 .35 54 .499 46 .410 65 .764 31 .285 55 .372 71 .098 38
86 South Alabama 3-6 -.25 .01 85 .454 76 .389 73 .767 29 .243 83 .316 97 .107 57
87 Texas 5-7 -.26 .29 57 .507 40 .442 42 .735 55 .283 56 .385 62 .133 94
88 SMU 4-7 -.27 -.08 90 .446 79 .367 79 .686 88 .234 92 .340 87 .139 99
89 Central Michigan 5-6 -.27 .07 78 .433 84 .321 100 .688 86 .248 79 .360 80 .144 106
90 Ball State 3-8 -.29 .01 86 .482 62 .405 68 .763 32 .230 96 .301 106 .163 121
OFEI
Rk

Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
Rk
OAY OAY
Rk
OVD OVD
Rk
OFD OFD
Rk
OTD OTD
Rk
OTF OTF
Rk
OTO OTO
Rk
91 Georgia 6-5 -.30 -.11 92 .447 78 .384 74 .727 63 .203 108 .280 114 .102 42
92 UNLV 3-8 -.31 .23 63 .416 94 .350 86 .648 115 .266 67 .410 47 .094 32
93 Vanderbilt 5-6 -.31 -.09 91 .399 107 .316 102 .744 46 .217 102 .292 112 .078 9
94 Arizona State 4-7 -.33 .01 84 .408 100 .328 94 .636 117 .245 81 .385 64 .105 53
95 Georgia Southern 3-7 -.34 -.16 99 .407 101 .324 96 .650 114 .205 107 .316 99 .120 77
96 Purdue 2-9 -.35 -.27 108 .431 86 .310 105 .752 39 .233 94 .309 103 .202 128
97 Florida Atlantic 2-9 -.35 .06 79 .434 83 .367 80 .703 79 .258 76 .367 74 .125 86
98 Utah State 2-9 -.35 -.11 93 .427 88 .360 81 .685 91 .218 101 .318 96 .113 71
99 Massachusetts 1-10 -.36 -.21 104 .373 113 .293 112 .605 120 .240 86 .397 55 .140 101
100 Bowling Green 3-8 -.39 -.23 105 .434 82 .350 87 .721 68 .228 97 .316 98 .191 127
101 Hawaii 5-7 -.42 .03 81 .412 99 .339 92 .661 110 .276 62 .417 42 .134 95
102 Georgia State 2-8 -.47 -.29 109 .363 117 .290 114 .664 107 .195 114 .293 110 .124 80
103 UCLA 4-8 -.48 -.14 96 .399 106 .295 111 .694 84 .223 99 .321 91 .153 114
104 Florida 8-3 -.49 -.24 106 .404 103 .324 97 .686 87 .195 113 .284 113 .127 91
105 North Texas 4-7 -.50 -.14 97 .372 115 .322 99 .586 123 .234 91 .400 54 .125 85
OFEI
Rk

Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
Rk
OAY OAY
Rk
OVD OVD
Rk
OFD OFD
Rk
OTD OTD
Rk
OTF OTF
Rk
OTO OTO
Rk
106 New Mexico State 3-8 -.52 -.20 103 .414 95 .347 89 .679 95 .198 110 .292 111 .107 58
107 Central Florida 5-6 -.54 -.33 111 .364 116 .291 113 .662 108 .221 100 .333 88 .124 84
108 Louisiana Lafayette 4-6 -.55 -.45 116 .378 112 .311 103 .653 113 .174 117 .266 118 .107 59
109 Cincinnati 3-8 -.58 -.39 113 .412 96 .325 95 .664 106 .180 116 .271 116 .141 103
110 Virginia 2-9 -.61 -.34 112 .383 108 .306 108 .672 104 .234 93 .348 84 .139 98
111 Wake Forest 5-6 -.64 -.64 122 .342 121 .262 119 .679 97 .127 126 .187 127 .104 52
112 Tulane 3-8 -.64 -.47 117 .350 119 .248 123 .623 118 .188 115 .302 105 .072 8
113 Ohio 7-4 -.65 -.11 94 .462 73 .404 69 .761 34 .203 109 .267 117 .109 62
114 Rice 2-9 -.66 -.19 101 .383 109 .288 115 .677 98 .213 105 .314 100 .118 75
115 Illinois 2-9 -.68 -.73 124 .335 123 .259 121 .592 122 .152 121 .257 120 .136 96
116 Kent State 2-8 -.69 -.59 120 .337 122 .255 122 .547 128 .162 119 .297 108 .085 17
117 South Carolina 5-6 -.75 -.47 118 .346 120 .221 126 .683 94 .167 118 .244 123 .087 22
118 Florida International 4-8 -.75 -.29 110 .412 97 .304 109 .672 103 .216 103 .322 90 .157 120
119 Charlotte 3-8 -.81 -.39 115 .383 110 .287 116 .618 119 .198 111 .321 92 .099 40
120 Marshall 2-9 -.83 -.39 114 .372 114 .262 120 .713 75 .213 104 .299 107 .107 55
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
Rk
OAY OAY
Rk
OVD OVD
Rk
OFD OFD
Rk
OTD OTD
Rk
OTF OTF
Rk
OTO OTO
Rk
121 Boston College 5-6 -.88 -.81 125 .306 126 .245 124 .559 126 .142 124 .254 121 .126 89
122 Buffalo 2-9 -.89 -.61 121 .379 111 .273 118 .695 83 .153 120 .220 124 .110 67
123 San Jose State 3-8 -1.02 -.27 107 .419 90 .349 88 .703 78 .195 112 .277 115 .144 107
124 Connecticut 2-9 -1.07 -.68 123 .359 118 .301 110 .597 121 .118 127 .197 126 .092 30
125 Fresno State 0-11 -1.13 -.58 119 .332 124 .278 117 .567 125 .150 122 .264 119 .102 44
126 Rutgers 1-10 -1.14 -1.11 128 .279 128 .222 125 .548 127 .095 128 .174 128 .111 69
127 Texas State 1-9 -1.23 -.89 126 .303 127 .208 128 .571 124 .143 123 .250 122 .179 124
128 Kansas 1-10 -1.32 -.97 127 .324 125 .217 127 .638 116 .128 125 .200 125 .177 123