Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2014 FEI COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS, OFFENSE

through games of 10/11/2014

The Fremeau Efficiency Index (FEI) considers each of the nearly 20,000 possessions every season in major college football. All drives are filtered to eliminate first-half clock-kills and end-of-game garbage drives and scores. A scoring rate analysis of the remaining possessions then determines the baseline possession efficiency expectations against which each team is measured. A team is rewarded for playing well against good teams, win or lose, and is punished more severely for playing poorly against bad teams than it is rewarded for playing well against bad teams.

  • OFEI: Offensive FEI, the opponent-adjusted efficiency of the given team's offense.
  • OE: Offensive Efficiency, the raw unadjusted efficiency of the given team's offense, a measure of its actual drive success against expected drive success based on field position.
  • FD: First Down rate, the percentage of offensive drives that result in at least one first down or touchdown.
  • AY: Available Yards, yards earned by the offense divided by the total number of yards available based on starting field position.
  • Ex: Explosive Drives, the percentage of each offense's drives that average at least 10 yards per play.
  • Me: Methodical Drives, the percentage of each offense's drives that run 10 or more plays.
  • Va: Value Drives, the percentage of each offense's drives beginning on its own side of the field that reach at least the opponent's 30-yard line.
  • OSOS: Offensive Strength of Schedule, the likelihood that an elite offense (two standard deviations better than average) would have an above-average OE rating against each of the defenses faced by the given team.

Overall ratings and splits for Offense, Defense, Special Teams, and Field Position can be found using the drop-down menus provided above. Other supplemental drive-based data can be found here.

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.916 1 UCLA 4-2 14 .401 21 .775 10 .485 48 .197 22 .169 31 .382 63 .006 1
.801 2 South Carolina 3-3 38 .528 7 .731 31 .531 21 .134 60 .194 18 .500 15 .041 36
.763 3 Georgia Tech 4-1 16 .459 13 .837 2 .582 10 .082 102 .224 8 .512 12 .041 35
.750 4 Washington State 1-5 34 .323 26 .714 38 .539 18 .195 24 .195 17 .466 26 .013 5
.628 5 Oregon 4-1 1 .857 1 .769 12 .603 6 .250 4 .154 44 .553 6 .039 34
.613 6 USC 4-2 3 .358 22 .647 84 .500 36 .132 61 .221 9 .410 48 .022 13
.606 7 Georgia 5-1 7 .429 19 .698 48 .547 16 .190 27 .159 39 .491 19 .054 47
.555 8 Miami 3-3 52 .252 36 .631 93 .506 31 .215 13 .031 128 .458 29 .015 6
.534 9 Auburn 5-1 13 .301 29 .727 33 .544 17 .167 35 .121 81 .500 18 .030 23
.532 10 Arizona State 3-1 24 .627 4 .780 9 .579 12 .200 16 .140 55 .500 16 .023 14
.531 11 East Carolina 4-1 37 .803 3 .789 7 .597 7 .246 7 .158 40 .556 5 .340 103
.529 12 Toledo 3-3 79 .436 18 .797 5 .591 9 .203 15 .234 5 .545 8 .323 102
.526 13 Arizona 5-1 5 .493 11 .855 1 .610 4 .197 21 .171 28 .552 7 .056 49
.524 14 Florida State 5-0 12 .224 39 .787 8 .485 47 .180 31 .098 101 .426 40 .011 2
.497 15 Colorado State 4-1 18 .448 15 .702 44 .517 26 .193 25 .105 96 .434 34 .153 77
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.477 16 TCU 3-1 4 .140 50 .722 36 .507 30 .148 50 .130 73 .444 31 .048 43
.451 17 Pittsburgh 2-3 36 -.082 75 .695 52 .463 60 .085 98 .186 20 .367 75 .022 11
.445 18 Navy 2-4 61 .455 14 .703 42 .534 20 .219 11 .188 19 .508 13 .128 70
.432 19 Mississippi 6-0 2 .429 20 .767 14 .558 15 .200 18 .167 33 .480 22 .035 30
.377 20 Baylor 5-0 8 .521 8 .758 16 .608 5 .227 9 .212 12 .536 9 .088 60
.367 21 Oklahoma 5-1 11 .315 27 .648 83 .488 44 .183 29 .085 111 .429 37 .035 29
.366 22 Western Kentucky 2-3 63 .556 5 .803 4 .629 3 .180 30 .180 22 .582 3 .595 125
.360 23 Mississippi State 6-0 6 .342 25 .675 62 .539 19 .213 14 .088 109 .477 23 .085 59
.345 24 BYU 4-2 40 -.136 82 .658 76 .458 64 .132 62 .118 85 .426 38 .074 57
.341 25 Iowa State 2-3 68 .112 54 .623 100 .445 70 .057 119 .283 2 .380 65 .025 17
.317 26 Rice 3-3 93 .263 34 .672 66 .514 27 .125 68 .156 42 .473 24 .138 72
.312 27 Texas A&M 4-2 43 .511 9 .754 19 .531 22 .215 12 .138 59 .433 35 .027 20
.310 28 California 3-2 31 .275 32 .739 23 .512 29 .246 5 .116 88 .433 36 .046 41
.307 29 Ohio State 4-1 25 .545 6 .811 3 .662 1 .170 34 .094 104 .636 2 .049 45
.295 30 West Virginia 3-2 56 .113 53 .791 6 .527 24 .164 39 .134 67 .484 20 .019 9
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.294 31 Alabama 5-1 15 .496 10 .738 24 .565 14 .131 63 .131 72 .500 17 .051 46
.265 32 Indiana 2-3 80 .182 45 .723 35 .501 34 .246 6 .062 123 .386 59 .031 25
.262 33 Texas Tech 1-4 86 .218 40 .667 70 .491 42 .167 37 .100 99 .375 72 .038 33
.247 34 Clemson 3-2 20 -.090 76 .552 115 .399 102 .104 87 .179 25 .383 60 .090 61
.247 35 Boston College 3-2 23 .212 41 .632 92 .504 32 .123 73 .228 7 .500 14 .030 24
.246 36 Michigan State 4-1 32 .189 43 .758 15 .524 25 .129 64 .081 116 .447 30 .049 44
.245 37 North Carolina 1-4 76 -.018 69 .627 97 .428 80 .164 40 .149 46 .367 76 .023 15
.242 38 Nevada 2-3 39 .083 58 .600 107 .441 73 .050 121 .200 16 .362 78 .206 85
.241 39 Old Dominion 2-4 116 .244 37 .636 88 .481 49 .152 46 .136 63 .417 41 .343 104
.228 40 Notre Dame 6-0 17 .266 33 .732 27 .531 23 .141 57 .155 43 .483 21 .036 31
.224 41 Colorado 2-4 59 .164 46 .732 30 .495 37 .085 97 .183 21 .434 33 .029 22
.207 42 Oregon State 3-1 46 .347 24 .744 22 .500 35 .163 42 .140 57 .463 27 .022 12
.203 43 Northwestern 2-3 51 -.250 95 .729 32 .434 78 .085 99 .237 4 .296 106 .027 21
.203 44 Virginia 3-2 30 -.235 92 .692 53 .439 74 .123 72 .123 77 .375 71 .043 38
.198 45 Rutgers 4-1 27 .252 35 .655 77 .491 40 .145 54 .218 10 .462 28 .078 58
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.188 46 Marshall 5-0 29 .819 2 .755 18 .648 2 .264 2 .094 103 .674 1 .462 115
.187 47 Arkansas 2-3 48 .286 30 .673 63 .486 46 .145 55 .218 11 .400 51 .024 16
.174 48 Central Florida 2-2 57 -.390 110 .653 79 .350 113 .082 103 .082 114 .231 119 .102 63
.148 49 Georgia Southern 4-2 65 .476 12 .758 17 .593 8 .258 3 .152 45 .527 11 .717 128
.132 50 Buffalo 1-4 108 .118 52 .688 55 .486 45 .172 33 .125 74 .411 46 .395 110
.130 51 Cincinnati 2-3 97 .305 28 .700 46 .453 66 .167 38 .100 100 .364 77 .284 98
.124 52 Georgia State 0-5 112 -.007 67 .636 89 .436 77 .109 82 .164 36 .346 83 .139 73
.080 53 Nebraska 4-1 26 .357 23 .733 25 .573 13 .200 17 .167 32 .528 10 .104 64
.071 54 Florida 3-2 47 -.286 101 .708 41 .404 98 .092 93 .123 78 .250 118 .044 39
.056 55 Illinois 2-4 84 .027 62 .676 61 .472 55 .149 49 .122 80 .412 45 .026 18
.056 56 Kansas State 3-1 42 .448 16 .732 29 .581 11 .220 10 .122 79 .571 4 .059 50
.055 57 Oklahoma State 4-1 45 .061 59 .632 90 .436 76 .147 52 .132 69 .383 61 .045 40
.046 58 LSU 4-2 53 -.035 72 .581 110 .383 106 .108 83 .081 115 .333 88 .037 32
.023 59 New Mexico 2-4 99 .107 57 .727 34 .468 57 .152 47 .106 95 .377 68 .216 87
.020 60 Boise State 4-2 44 .007 66 .769 13 .494 39 .167 36 .179 24 .414 43 .171 79
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.016 61 Purdue 2-4 81 -.130 80 .603 106 .406 97 .123 70 .082 112 .339 85 .042 37
.008 62 UAB 3-2 72 .153 48 .700 47 .495 38 .200 19 .133 68 .426 39 .147 75
.002 63 Wisconsin 3-2 60 .437 17 .644 85 .514 28 .305 1 .119 84 .442 32 .070 55
-.002 64 Stanford 3-2 9 -.188 87 .702 45 .462 61 .070 112 .105 97 .386 58 .026 19
-.004 65 Massachusetts 1-6 101 .052 60 .651 80 .466 59 .174 32 .140 56 .413 44 .249 93
-.007 66 Idaho 0-6 107 -.075 74 .662 73 .438 75 .081 104 .230 6 .388 57 .562 122
-.015 67 Michigan 3-4 66 -.236 93 .671 68 .400 101 .123 71 .068 121 .299 103 .018 8
-.023 68 Arkansas State 3-2 74 -.132 81 .672 67 .413 92 .156 43 .125 75 .316 97 .262 94
-.035 69 Utah State 3-2 55 -.328 104 .603 105 .399 103 .147 53 .088 108 .328 91 .104 65
-.048 70 Western Michigan 2-3 69 .284 31 .689 54 .476 52 .230 8 .082 113 .411 47 .387 109
-.059 71 Minnesota 4-1 49 -.279 100 .625 99 .408 94 .071 111 .107 94 .298 105 .069 53
-.066 72 Duke 4-1 28 .108 56 .732 28 .501 33 .143 56 .143 51 .391 56 .113 68
-.067 73 Tennessee 2-3 33 -.272 99 .632 91 .356 111 .074 109 .074 118 .322 95 .033 27
-.071 74 Tulane 1-4 89 -.223 91 .696 50 .415 91 .125 69 .143 53 .314 98 .132 71
-.086 75 Louisville 4-2 21 -.516 119 .542 118 .294 120 .084 100 .072 119 .257 115 .016 7
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-.086 76 Virginia Tech 3-2 19 -.270 97 .600 108 .386 104 .057 118 .157 41 .328 90 .062 52
-.106 77 North Carolina State 3-3 83 .184 44 .667 71 .488 43 .127 67 .143 52 .415 42 .056 48
-.115 78 Iowa 4-1 50 .225 38 .684 57 .469 56 .105 86 .211 13 .400 52 .184 81
-.116 79 Washington 4-1 22 -.117 78 .625 98 .404 99 .107 84 .143 54 .298 104 .071 56
-.118 80 UTSA 2-4 71 -.428 115 .545 116 .356 112 .065 115 .117 87 .290 109 .185 82
-.125 81 Syracuse 1-4 78 -.398 111 .698 49 .468 58 .094 90 .132 70 .383 62 .012 3
-.133 82 Temple 3-1 73 -.035 71 .702 43 .443 71 .128 66 .085 110 .325 93 .183 80
-.135 83 Ball State 0-4 85 -.178 86 .733 26 .406 96 .111 81 .111 92 .317 96 .374 107
-.136 84 Northern Illinois 3-2 102 .194 42 .604 104 .442 72 .094 91 .170 30 .380 66 .465 117
-.139 85 UNLV 1-5 115 -.219 90 .680 59 .428 81 .120 74 .067 122 .368 74 .146 74
-.150 86 Maryland 3-2 58 -.033 70 .650 81 .424 85 .183 28 .100 98 .370 73 .062 51
-.162 87 Kentucky 4-1 64 -.014 68 .695 51 .475 54 .136 58 .136 64 .375 70 .021 10
-.178 88 Memphis 2-3 54 -.245 94 .642 87 .431 79 .119 75 .119 83 .288 111 .246 92
-.189 89 Air Force 3-2 62 -.095 77 .629 95 .452 67 .129 65 .145 49 .407 49 .417 113
-.190 90 Central Michigan 3-3 100 .148 49 .672 64 .477 51 .148 51 .164 35 .397 54 .511 120
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-.202 91 New Mexico State 1-5 118 -.074 73 .771 11 .477 50 .086 96 .171 27 .400 53 .588 124
-.203 92 Penn State 4-2 35 -.262 96 .681 58 .426 83 .116 79 .159 38 .381 64 .170 78
-.229 93 Texas 2-4 77 -.405 114 .608 102 .342 116 .027 125 .162 37 .262 114 .047 42
-.246 94 Tulsa 1-5 104 -.208 89 .671 69 .427 82 .101 88 .165 34 .353 82 .274 96
-.247 95 Utah 3-1 10 -.202 88 .627 96 .385 105 .098 89 .137 61 .356 81 .069 54
-.248 127 Troy 1-4 124 -.171 84 .660 75 .425 84 .060 117 .180 23 .311 100 .293 100
-.263 96 Middle Tennessee 3-3 96 .025 63 .644 86 .459 63 .151 48 .137 62 .403 50 .187 84
-.266 97 Akron 3-2 82 -.358 107 .661 74 .419 88 .071 110 .125 76 .289 110 .289 99
-.272 98 Wyoming 2-3 113 -.399 112 .564 112 .343 115 .164 41 .036 126 .255 116 .105 66
-.314 99 South Florida 1-4 114 -.508 118 .538 120 .311 119 .077 105 .115 89 .217 121 .237 90
-.322 100 Louisiana Lafayette 1-3 126 -.335 105 .650 82 .412 93 .075 108 .175 26 .263 113 .268 95
-.340 101 Florida Atlantic 2-4 109 -.300 102 .631 94 .401 100 .154 45 .138 60 .356 80 .109 67
-.344 126 Appalachian State 0-4 125 -.339 106 .561 113 .365 110 .024 126 .171 29 .308 101 .562 121
-.347 102 Miami (OH) 1-5 91 -.173 85 .610 101 .418 90 .156 44 .091 105 .328 89 .463 116
-.351 103 UTEP 3-3 122 .161 47 .590 109 .461 62 .082 101 .246 3 .393 55 .472 118
-.354 104 Texas State 2-2 105 .131 51 .679 60 .419 89 .075 107 .132 71 .292 107 .659 127
-.361 105 Fresno State 2-4 103 -.271 98 .539 119 .383 107 .092 94 .118 86 .338 86 .095 62
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-.364 106 Louisiana Tech 3-2 90 .021 65 .712 40 .447 69 .192 26 .096 102 .378 67 .408 111
-.419 107 Hawaii 1-4 75 -.371 109 .667 72 .382 108 .056 120 .139 58 .306 102 .241 91
-.419 108 Missouri 3-2 41 .024 64 .672 65 .406 95 .197 23 .115 90 .278 112 .208 86
-.472 109 Army 2-3 106 .038 61 .750 20 .451 68 .135 59 .135 66 .326 92 .185 83
-.490 110 Florida International 2-3 70 -.594 121 .477 125 .285 123 .077 106 .062 124 .214 122 .217 88
-.499 111 Kent State 0-6 111 -.525 120 .543 117 .313 118 .043 122 .114 91 .224 120 .276 97
-.503 112 San Diego State 2-3 87 -.123 79 .745 21 .476 53 .200 20 .145 48 .375 69 .302 101
-.506 113 Southern Mississippi 1-4 120 -.404 113 .607 103 .374 109 .107 85 .107 93 .314 99 .148 76
-.508 114 Bowling Green 4-2 117 .108 55 .654 78 .491 41 .111 80 .210 14 .467 25 .576 123
-.541 115 San Jose State 1-3 95 -.363 108 .721 37 .455 65 .116 78 .302 1 .357 79 .229 89
-.543 116 Houston 2-3 67 -.452 116 .485 123 .344 114 .118 77 .147 47 .322 94 .601 126
-.570 117 Ohio 2-4 119 -.308 103 .688 56 .422 87 .094 92 .203 15 .344 84 .453 114
-.613 118 Kansas 1-4 94 -.739 123 .561 114 .292 121 .061 116 .091 106 .190 124 .031 26
-.659 119 Vanderbilt 1-5 110 -.734 122 .576 111 .285 122 .017 128 .034 127 .170 125 .035 28
-.670 120 South Alabama 3-2 92 -.168 83 .712 39 .423 86 .119 76 .136 65 .333 87 .351 106
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-.683 121 Louisiana Monroe 3-3 121 -.479 117 .526 122 .325 117 .092 95 .145 50 .254 117 .376 108
-.699 122 Wake Forest 1-4 88 -.921 127 .435 126 .191 128 .032 124 .048 125 .130 128 .013 4
-.700 123 North Texas 1-4 123 -.751 125 .527 121 .253 125 .018 127 .091 107 .208 123 .344 105
-.710 124 Connecticut 0-5 98 -.776 126 .483 124 .277 124 .069 114 .121 82 .291 108 .410 112
-.896 125 SMU 0-5 128 -1.074 128 .385 128 .212 127 .038 123 .077 117 .149 127 .113 69
-.944 128 Eastern Michigan 1-4 127 -.745 124 .421 127 .235 126 .070 113 .070 120 .164 126 .501 119