Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2015 FEI COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS, OFFENSE

Updated 12/6/2015

The Fremeau Efficiency Index (FEI) is a college football rating system based on opponent-adjusted drive efficiency. Offensive efficiency (OE) is the scoring value generated by a team's offense per possession. Opponent-adjusted offensive efficiency (OFEI) is scoring value per possession adjusted for the strength of opponent defenses faced. Other definitions:

  • OFD: First Down Rate, the percentage of offensive drives that result in at least one first down or touchdown.
  • OAY: Available Yards Percentage, the total number of yards earned on offensive drives as a percentage of the total number of yards available based on starting field position.
  • OEx: Explosive Drive Rate, the percentage of offensive drives that earn at least 10 yards per play.
  • OMe: Methodical Drive Rate, the percentage of offensive drives that last at least 10 plays.
  • OVa: Value Drive Rate, the percentage of offensive drives that begin at least 50 yards from the end zone and reach the opponent's 30-yard line.
Rk Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE Rk OFD Rk OAY Rk OEx Rk OMe Rk OVa Rk
1 Western Kentucky 11-2 1.46 1.71 2 .806 12 .625 2 .295 1 .122 86 .603 1
2 Bowling Green 10-3 1.41 1.59 3 .779 22 .617 4 .228 10 .221 2 .581 4
3 Navy 8-2 1.34 1.81 1 .816 8 .625 3 .184 27 .276 1 .584 3
4 Stanford 11-2 1.33 1.58 4 .878 1 .651 1 .187 26 .203 5 .587 2
5 Arkansas 6-5 1.28 1.12 9 .816 9 .589 8 .175 32 .167 28 .495 16
6 Notre Dame 10-2 1.07 1.15 8 .805 13 .593 7 .266 3 .141 56 .534 6
7 Texas Tech 6-5 .97 1.26 6 .851 2 .599 5 .227 11 .135 64 .520 8
8 Oregon 8-3 .88 1.05 11 .832 3 .577 11 .255 5 .131 70 .538 5
9 North Carolina 9-2 .82 1.03 12 .828 5 .582 10 .262 4 .090 122 .490 17
10 Mississippi 8-3 .81 .82 20 .802 14 .542 18 .229 9 .099 109 .487 18
11 Baylor 8-3 .79 1.35 5 .790 17 .583 9 .275 2 .123 83 .508 10
12 Clemson 12-0 .78 .93 15 .776 24 .531 23 .204 17 .150 44 .455 28
13 Memphis 8-3 .75 1.12 10 .780 19 .560 13 .220 13 .189 11 .500 13
14 USC 8-5 .74 .91 16 .729 55 .514 30 .179 29 .150 43 .477 21
15 Oklahoma 11-1 .74 1.19 7 .799 15 .555 15 .208 15 .097 113 .528 7
Rk Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE Rk OFD Rk OAY Rk OEx Rk OMe Rk OVa Rk
16 Western Michigan 6-5 .71 .82 19 .776 23 .537 21 .138 61 .181 19 .505 11
17 LSU 8-3 .66 .74 23 .754 31 .496 39 .195 21 .119 91 .443 33
18 North Carolina State 6-5 .64 .62 29 .728 56 .480 47 .168 39 .120 90 .406 52
19 California 6-5 .64 .71 24 .808 11 .570 12 .208 16 .154 41 .496 15
20 Houston 11-1 .64 .94 14 .770 25 .537 20 .193 23 .126 80 .475 23
21 Mississippi State 7-4 .62 .53 39 .742 42 .514 31 .167 40 .183 15 .426 40
22 Tennessee 7-4 .62 .47 42 .766 27 .506 35 .125 71 .188 12 .473 24
23 Michigan State 12-1 .61 .84 18 .812 10 .545 17 .109 88 .174 26 .479 20
24 Oklahoma State 9-2 .58 .84 17 .729 54 .510 33 .164 41 .143 53 .433 37
25 Indiana 5-6 .57 .68 26 .743 41 .527 24 .171 36 .200 7 .465 26
26 Ohio State 11-1 .54 .78 21 .741 46 .519 25 .230 8 .104 105 .432 39
27 Florida State 9-2 .53 .67 27 .723 60 .487 42 .193 22 .151 42 .454 31
28 Cincinnati 6-5 .50 .59 32 .819 6 .550 16 .225 12 .167 29 .481 19
29 Alabama 11-1 .49 .40 45 .697 79 .475 51 .120 79 .162 34 .383 61
30 Southern Mississippi 8-4 .49 .98 13 .819 7 .599 6 .246 6 .101 107 .504 12
Rk Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE Rk OFD Rk OAY Rk OEx Rk OMe Rk OVa Rk
31 Iowa 11-1 .39 .58 34 .752 33 .487 43 .175 33 .146 49 .420 44
32 Arizona 5-6 .37 .47 43 .769 26 .516 26 .146 55 .131 71 .439 35
33 Michigan 9-3 .36 .51 41 .780 20 .512 32 .142 57 .126 79 .419 45
34 Nebraska 5-7 .35 .32 49 .695 81 .475 52 .117 82 .123 82 .413 48
35 BYU 8-3 .35 .32 48 .692 84 .444 67 .169 38 .162 36 .368 69
36 Air Force 7-5 .35 .60 31 .725 59 .504 37 .188 25 .138 58 .440 34
37 Pittsburgh 7-4 .32 .35 47 .748 37 .480 49 .143 56 .176 24 .396 53
38 TCU 9-2 .31 .75 22 .750 35 .533 22 .236 7 .135 62 .463 27
39 UCLA 8-4 .29 .56 37 .731 53 .497 38 .172 35 .179 21 .424 41
40 Auburn 5-6 .27 .31 50 .746 40 .461 59 .059 122 .186 13 .376 67
41 Toledo 9-2 .25 .71 25 .797 16 .538 19 .156 46 .195 9 .514 9
42 Appalachian State 9-2 .24 .62 30 .733 52 .505 36 .190 24 .095 117 .437 36
43 South Florida 7-4 .24 .55 38 .720 61 .478 50 .176 31 .144 51 .393 56
44 Middle Tennessee 6-5 .18 .16 61 .705 72 .463 57 .152 52 .144 52 .421 43
45 Louisiana Tech 7-4 .16 .59 33 .754 32 .510 34 .197 20 .156 39 .455 29
Rk Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE Rk OFD Rk OAY Rk OEx Rk OMe Rk OVa Rk
46 Washington State 8-3 .16 .63 28 .832 4 .556 14 .107 90 .198 8 .500 14
47 Georgia Southern 7-4 .14 .53 40 .709 69 .516 27 .218 14 .155 40 .467 25
48 San Diego State 9-3 .13 .56 36 .740 47 .489 41 .115 83 .137 59 .387 59
49 Arizona State 5-6 .12 .24 52 .781 18 .475 53 .159 44 .132 67 .406 51
50 Tulsa 6-6 .11 .46 44 .738 49 .492 40 .156 47 .163 33 .411 49
51 Utah State 5-6 .11 .22 57 .719 64 .480 48 .182 28 .124 81 .433 38
52 Miami 7-4 .05 .04 71 .699 77 .450 65 .146 53 .130 73 .388 57
53 South Carolina 3-8 .03 -.14 89 .742 43 .443 68 .133 64 .183 16 .365 73
54 Rice 4-7 .02 .11 65 .719 63 .432 75 .123 74 .184 14 .350 81
55 SMU 2-9 .01 .14 62 .702 75 .437 72 .153 51 .105 102 .368 71
56 Rutgers 3-8 -.01 .02 73 .681 91 .416 87 .109 87 .126 78 .336 89
57 Colorado State 6-5 -.02 .24 53 .715 66 .481 46 .154 48 .179 22 .454 30
58 Arkansas State 8-3 -.03 .24 54 .664 98 .471 54 .161 42 .112 97 .414 47
59 Kentucky 4-7 -.03 -.12 87 .635 114 .399 99 .119 80 .135 63 .342 85
60 Florida 10-3 -.03 -.21 97 .664 97 .380 111 .112 86 .099 111 .305 105
Rk Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE Rk OFD Rk OAY Rk OEx Rk OMe Rk OVa Rk
61 East Carolina 4-7 -.04 .13 63 .702 74 .446 66 .061 119 .115 92 .336 90
62 Boise State 7-4 -.05 .39 46 .741 45 .516 28 .201 18 .173 27 .476 22
63 San Jose State 4-7 -.06 .56 35 .763 28 .514 29 .114 84 .193 10 .423 42
64 Georgia 8-3 -.06 -.22 99 .692 85 .434 74 .142 58 .108 100 .353 78
65 Minnesota 5-7 -.06 -.24 100 .643 110 .393 101 .126 70 .112 98 .306 104
66 Louisville 6-5 -.08 -.12 86 .669 95 .421 82 .197 19 .099 112 .359 76
67 Purdue 1-10 -.09 -.24 101 .664 99 .376 112 .102 96 .146 50 .276 111
68 Central Michigan 6-5 -.10 .23 56 .746 39 .471 55 .154 49 .123 84 .395 54
69 Illinois 4-7 -.11 -.36 108 .750 34 .392 102 .106 91 .121 88 .296 109
70 Ohio 7-4 -.11 .03 72 .760 29 .462 58 .099 97 .165 32 .380 65
71 Idaho 3-8 -.11 .18 59 .664 102 .468 56 .080 113 .208 4 .448 32
72 Virginia 3-8 -.11 -.09 80 .713 67 .438 71 .140 60 .178 23 .345 83
73 Georgia State 6-5 -.11 .31 51 .746 38 .482 45 .172 34 .142 54 .411 50
74 Temple 10-3 -.11 .17 60 .709 68 .457 61 .135 62 .122 87 .417 46
75 Duke 6-5 -.12 -.09 81 .779 21 .486 44 .122 75 .183 17 .384 60
Rk Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE Rk OFD Rk OAY Rk OEx Rk OMe Rk OVa Rk
76 Kansas State 5-6 -.13 .12 64 .709 70 .412 89 .097 99 .112 96 .330 92
77 New Mexico 6-5 -.13 .23 55 .659 105 .428 78 .178 30 .147 47 .356 77
78 Syracuse 3-8 -.13 -.31 106 .643 111 .381 110 .159 45 .079 125 .291 110
79 Northern Illinois 7-5 -.13 .10 66 .671 94 .425 81 .129 67 .161 37 .328 93
80 Wisconsin 9-3 -.15 .00 74 .750 36 .450 64 .074 115 .162 35 .383 63
81 Penn State 7-5 -.16 -.20 96 .636 113 .389 106 .154 50 .042 128 .309 101
82 Utah 9-3 -.17 .06 69 .759 30 .458 60 .098 98 .203 6 .395 55
83 West Virginia 6-5 -.19 .19 58 .690 86 .454 63 .127 69 .092 119 .382 64
84 Georgia Tech 2-9 -.22 -.22 98 .736 51 .411 90 .124 72 .140 57 .269 114
85 Texas A&M 7-4 -.22 -.14 90 .720 62 .454 62 .121 77 .114 93 .351 80
86 Akron 6-5 -.22 -.03 76 .694 83 .399 98 .105 93 .097 114 .304 106
87 Eastern Michigan 1-11 -.27 .10 67 .727 58 .429 77 .141 59 .148 45 .328 94
88 Buffalo 4-7 -.27 -.19 95 .667 96 .415 88 .054 125 .209 3 .366 72
89 Iowa State 2-9 -.27 -.12 85 .695 82 .435 73 .122 76 .176 25 .377 66
90 Maryland 2-9 -.28 -.52 113 .615 119 .366 113 .105 92 .084 124 .276 112
Rk Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE Rk OFD Rk OAY Rk OEx Rk OMe Rk OVa Rk
91 Marshall 8-3 -.28 .05 70 .699 78 .442 69 .118 81 .096 115 .387 58
92 Ball State 2-9 -.28 -.29 105 .645 109 .404 96 .107 89 .182 18 .327 95
93 Old Dominion 4-7 -.29 -.09 82 .649 107 .394 100 .130 65 .099 110 .375 68
94 UNLV 2-9 -.30 -.10 83 .662 103 .409 93 .120 78 .120 89 .311 100
95 Wyoming 2-9 -.32 -.25 102 .717 65 .409 92 .088 104 .142 55 .327 96
96 Virginia Tech 5-6 -.33 -.27 103 .697 80 .391 103 .085 107 .106 101 .339 88
97 Nevada 5-6 -.35 .08 68 .633 115 .417 86 .094 101 .133 66 .345 84
98 Louisiana Lafayette 3-8 -.35 -.11 84 .689 87 .400 97 .091 102 .129 75 .339 87
99 Florida International 4-7 -.37 -.18 93 .705 71 .418 84 .080 112 .134 65 .316 99
100 Troy 3-8 -.40 -.08 79 .736 50 .417 85 .160 43 .112 95 .333 91
101 New Mexico State 3-9 -.40 -.06 77 .673 93 .409 94 .170 37 .094 118 .348 82
102 Texas State 2-9 -.44 -.19 94 .677 92 .411 91 .102 95 .165 31 .342 86
103 Washington 5-6 -.46 -.17 92 .740 48 .426 80 .146 54 .130 74 .324 97
104 Oregon State 1-10 -.47 -.38 109 .649 106 .383 109 .088 105 .123 85 .306 103
105 Army 1-8 -.48 -.02 75 .742 44 .440 70 .124 73 .146 48 .383 62
Rk Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE Rk OFD Rk OAY Rk OEx Rk OMe Rk OVa Rk
106 Massachusetts 3-9 -.49 -.16 91 .687 88 .419 83 .129 66 .136 60 .353 79
107 South Alabama 4-7 -.52 -.35 107 .684 90 .387 107 .128 68 .128 76 .298 108
108 Fresno State 2-9 -.53 -.62 115 .591 123 .334 117 .055 124 .087 123 .240 119
109 Northwestern 9-2 -.55 -.55 114 .664 100 .343 115 .082 110 .127 77 .273 113
110 Texas 5-7 -.58 -.06 78 .638 112 .383 108 .135 63 .099 108 .298 107
111 Colorado 3-9 -.59 -.14 88 .701 76 .428 79 .083 108 .181 20 .364 74
112 Connecticut 5-6 -.62 -.50 112 .661 104 .391 104 .089 103 .113 94 .308 102
113 Missouri 4-7 -.69 -.91 121 .574 124 .301 123 .049 126 .148 46 .245 118
114 Wake Forest 2-9 -.78 -.79 118 .664 101 .338 116 .082 111 .104 104 .252 117
115 UTSA 3-9 -.80 -.27 104 .703 73 .408 95 .097 100 .159 38 .362 75
116 Miami (OH) 2-9 -.82 -.71 117 .618 117 .333 118 .103 94 .096 116 .258 116
117 Tulane 2-9 -.82 -.62 116 .597 122 .311 121 .073 116 .105 103 .239 120
118 Kansas 0-11 -.83 -.91 122 .571 125 .298 124 .040 128 .111 99 .195 124
119 Vanderbilt 3-8 -.88 -1.06 124 .618 118 .322 119 .059 123 .132 68 .258 115
120 Florida Atlantic 3-9 -.90 -.49 111 .727 57 .430 76 .113 85 .167 30 .368 70
Rk Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE Rk OFD Rk OAY Rk OEx Rk OMe Rk OVa Rk
121 Kent State 2-9 -1.03 -1.17 126 .564 126 .259 127 .060 121 .090 121 .177 127
122 UTEP 4-7 -1.03 -.38 110 .608 120 .390 105 .072 117 .136 61 .319 98
123 Hawaii 2-10 -1.04 -.87 120 .597 121 .317 120 .083 109 .069 126 .185 126
124 Central Florida 0-11 -1.19 -1.30 127 .647 108 .295 125 .060 120 .103 106 .189 125
125 North Texas 1-10 -1.23 -1.05 123 .687 89 .351 114 .087 106 .130 72 .230 121
126 Boston College 1-9 -1.25 -1.32 128 .523 127 .245 128 .045 127 .061 127 .133 128
127 Charlotte 1-10 -1.34 -1.13 125 .632 116 .308 122 .063 118 .132 69 .224 122
128 Louisiana Monroe 1-11 -1.35 -.87 119 .519 128 .286 126 .078 114 .091 120 .218 123