Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2014 FEI COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS, OFFENSE

through games of 12/6/2014

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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.968 1 Georgia Tech 9-3 3 .615 5 .826 2 .611 3 .174 31 .217 3 .545 4 .009 3
.722 2 Auburn 7-4 11 .443 14 .775 5 .574 9 .192 24 .167 27 .524 11 .016 8
.718 3 Oregon 11-1 1 .910 1 .831 1 .682 1 .266 4 .161 35 .660 1 .048 33
.667 4 UCLA 9-3 12 .255 29 .769 8 .494 38 .170 33 .163 31 .416 45 .011 5
.666 5 Alabama 11-1 2 .562 8 .715 30 .554 15 .177 27 .162 34 .508 13 .009 2
.652 6 South Carolina 5-6 43 .303 25 .752 13 .532 22 .192 22 .168 26 .509 12 .029 19
.649 7 Florida State 12-0 4 .220 35 .734 25 .491 39 .194 18 .151 52 .444 29 .008 1
.583 8 Navy 5-5 53 .607 6 .714 31 .565 11 .238 7 .190 12 .545 5 .184 77
.560 9 Ohio State 12-1 5 .618 4 .772 6 .643 2 .243 6 .096 109 .593 3 .040 27
.558 10 Georgia 8-3 6 .465 11 .750 14 .592 6 .202 14 .183 18 .540 8 .017 11
.522 11 Pittsburgh 5-6 37 .153 40 .740 19 .522 25 .154 48 .195 10 .452 27 .044 29
.504 12 Baylor 10-1 9 .537 10 .793 3 .604 4 .207 11 .207 6 .542 6 .099 61
.482 13 Oklahoma 8-4 22 .425 15 .671 64 .534 21 .193 21 .121 86 .504 15 .020 14
.446 14 Old Dominion 5-6 116 .461 12 .683 51 .527 24 .183 25 .183 15 .495 16 .450 114
.440 15 Kansas State 8-3 24 .453 13 .738 21 .564 12 .168 34 .150 57 .526 10 .066 44
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.421 16 North Carolina 5-6 60 .186 38 .674 60 .468 57 .155 46 .178 21 .403 56 .027 18
.416 17 Miami 5-6 33 .242 33 .678 58 .518 26 .203 13 .102 105 .463 25 .032 20
.386 18 Boston College 6-5 28 .071 53 .610 100 .447 68 .154 49 .154 49 .429 39 .010 4
.381 19 Colorado State 9-2 32 .679 2 .744 17 .566 10 .281 3 .124 83 .495 17 .173 76
.341 20 Arizona 10-3 14 .276 28 .755 12 .503 32 .178 26 .135 70 .434 33 .041 28
.333 21 Mississippi State 9-2 10 .303 26 .706 37 .529 23 .176 28 .154 50 .457 26 .052 37
.333 22 Michigan State 9-2 19 .324 23 .764 10 .538 17 .154 47 .122 85 .495 18 .073 50
.324 23 TCU 10-1 8 .286 27 .748 15 .556 14 .201 15 .086 117 .487 19 .073 52
.324 24 Arizona State 8-3 16 .057 58 .722 27 .481 46 .139 58 .111 98 .393 61 .052 38
.315 25 Cincinnati 9-3 62 .341 22 .745 16 .502 34 .153 50 .095 110 .427 40 .089 58
.309 26 Arkansas 5-6 17 .122 44 .702 39 .481 45 .114 76 .211 5 .408 51 .016 7
.306 27 Western Kentucky 7-5 65 .625 3 .762 11 .592 7 .259 5 .119 88 .535 9 .485 121
.302 28 USC 8-4 13 .412 16 .702 38 .514 27 .168 35 .183 16 .417 43 .076 53
.284 29 Toledo 7-4 71 .370 19 .736 22 .538 18 .194 19 .194 11 .478 22 .483 120
.283 30 California 4-7 55 .214 37 .767 9 .509 31 .164 38 .178 22 .419 42 .066 43
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.281 31 Wisconsin 9-3 30 .355 21 .672 63 .511 28 .299 2 .104 103 .449 28 .085 56
.260 32 Texas Tech 3-8 85 .221 34 .681 54 .502 33 .222 10 .111 97 .413 48 .058 41
.258 33 BYU 7-4 46 .109 47 .657 75 .480 47 .161 41 .146 61 .436 32 .088 57
.251 34 Mississippi 8-3 7 .062 56 .680 56 .472 53 .192 23 .104 104 .405 52 .016 9
.245 35 Notre Dame 7-5 44 .179 39 .734 24 .535 19 .175 29 .147 60 .504 14 .020 13
.244 36 Texas A&M 6-5 52 .245 31 .690 44 .469 56 .172 32 .138 68 .380 66 .016 10
.234 37 East Carolina 7-4 48 .356 20 .778 4 .561 13 .148 52 .185 13 .483 21 .109 62
.212 38 Washington State 2-9 68 .111 46 .710 36 .496 36 .152 51 .196 9 .414 47 .046 31
.204 39 Marshall 11-1 35 .606 7 .770 7 .601 5 .304 1 .111 96 .598 2 .483 119
.188 40 Nebraska 8-3 29 .076 52 .681 55 .498 35 .163 39 .096 108 .440 30 .137 68
.179 41 North Carolina State 6-5 59 .255 30 .658 74 .479 48 .135 61 .162 32 .429 38 .034 23
.175 42 Duke 8-3 26 .053 61 .683 52 .469 55 .095 103 .159 40 .400 59 .055 39
.154 43 Minnesota 7-4 34 -.040 67 .646 85 .437 76 .102 89 .157 42 .330 96 .046 32
.148 44 Boise State 11-2 36 .401 18 .713 33 .541 16 .194 20 .150 56 .486 20 .128 66
.145 45 Nevada 6-5 47 .133 43 .659 72 .475 52 .098 95 .197 8 .405 53 .258 89
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.142 46 Georgia Southern 8-3 70 .547 9 .743 18 .590 8 .230 8 .150 53 .541 7 .619 127
.129 47 Louisville 8-3 15 -.169 88 .610 101 .385 104 .158 43 .089 116 .323 99 .022 16
.127 48 Oregon State 4-7 66 -.052 68 .672 62 .434 77 .141 56 .109 101 .364 77 .056 40
.122 49 New Mexico 4-8 94 .143 41 .735 23 .483 43 .205 12 .098 107 .385 64 .189 78
.117 50 Stanford 6-5 20 -.007 64 .690 45 .475 51 .112 77 .155 47 .434 34 .072 49
.104 51 Maryland 6-5 58 -.216 96 .562 117 .363 114 .124 66 .080 122 .273 117 .037 26
.095 52 Iowa 6-5 45 .067 54 .685 50 .470 54 .121 70 .177 23 .402 58 .204 80
.086 53 Missouri 9-3 23 .061 57 .647 84 .438 74 .135 60 .180 20 .341 88 .045 30
.071 54 Iowa State 2-9 87 -.065 71 .636 89 .424 83 .098 96 .212 4 .379 67 .070 46
.070 55 Western Michigan 7-4 49 .409 17 .714 32 .535 20 .227 9 .126 80 .472 23 .272 91
.053 56 Colorado 2-10 75 -.010 65 .679 57 .453 64 .088 107 .164 30 .389 62 .064 42
.045 57 LSU 7-4 27 -.171 89 .603 106 .393 101 .095 104 .127 79 .348 83 .019 12
.037 58 West Virginia 6-5 38 -.070 72 .711 35 .468 59 .164 37 .145 64 .431 36 .052 36
.015 59 Rice 7-5 107 .108 48 .659 73 .466 60 .121 69 .167 28 .430 37 .346 103
-.016 60 Virginia 4-7 31 -.308 106 .655 77 .421 84 .108 82 .129 76 .342 87 .050 35
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-.030 61 Arkansas State 6-5 81 .094 49 .674 61 .468 58 .201 16 .125 82 .379 68 .302 93
-.038 62 Northern Illinois 10-2 74 .244 32 .647 82 .487 41 .096 102 .162 33 .432 35 .323 98
-.049 63 Clemson 8-3 18 -.162 86 .599 108 .408 94 .102 92 .153 51 .368 74 .072 48
-.060 64 Louisiana Lafayette 7-4 100 .216 36 .724 26 .510 29 .155 45 .172 24 .438 31 .191 79
-.061 65 Illinois 5-6 78 -.196 92 .579 115 .397 99 .120 71 .113 95 .336 90 .037 24
-.073 66 Central Michigan 6-5 83 .134 42 .718 29 .495 37 .137 59 .145 63 .409 49 .470 116
-.074 67 Rutgers 6-5 88 -.096 77 .608 103 .410 92 .108 80 .158 41 .343 86 .090 60
-.088 68 Buffalo 3-6 99 .117 45 .660 71 .476 50 .160 42 .123 84 .402 57 .575 124
-.094 69 Georgia State 0-11 127 -.136 80 .617 97 .414 89 .104 86 .157 45 .333 92 .121 65
-.096 70 Wyoming 3-8 117 -.197 93 .590 111 .408 93 .145 54 .137 69 .333 93 .168 74
-.099 71 Central Florida 8-3 54 -.202 95 .689 46 .438 75 .111 78 .119 89 .373 72 .160 73
-.111 72 Houston 6-5 63 -.072 73 .618 94 .446 70 .115 75 .183 17 .405 54 .300 92
-.114 73 Kentucky 4-7 76 -.200 94 .618 95 .400 98 .122 68 .130 75 .325 98 .022 15
-.115 74 Utah 7-4 21 -.280 102 .629 92 .385 103 .100 94 .129 78 .314 100 .079 55
-.119 75 Northwestern 4-7 57 -.353 107 .644 87 .392 102 .059 123 .185 14 .306 106 .119 64
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-.119 76 Massachusetts 3-9 112 .055 60 .697 40 .482 44 .162 40 .148 58 .417 44 .367 105
-.122 77 Tennessee 5-6 42 -.166 87 .645 86 .404 95 .071 116 .135 71 .358 79 .025 17
-.128 78 Idaho 1-10 119 -.121 79 .664 67 .458 61 .104 85 .201 7 .408 50 .555 122
-.130 79 Army 3-6 118 .022 62 .739 20 .447 69 .102 90 .159 39 .351 81 .309 96
-.131 80 Oklahoma State 5-6 80 -.155 83 .604 105 .380 108 .129 63 .094 111 .295 109 .033 21
-.134 81 Memphis 8-3 41 -.082 75 .662 70 .453 65 .129 62 .101 106 .345 85 .209 81
-.138 82 Michigan 5-7 69 -.365 109 .675 59 .401 97 .087 108 .079 124 .304 107 .070 45
-.141 83 Tulsa 2-10 102 -.173 90 .686 49 .425 81 .098 99 .150 55 .346 84 .232 86
-.144 84 UNLV 1-11 109 -.219 97 .656 76 .418 88 .108 81 .089 115 .331 95 .265 90
-.148 85 Miami (OH) 2-9 105 -.107 78 .638 88 .425 82 .118 73 .110 100 .333 94 .482 118
-.173 86 Appalachian State 6-4 113 .314 24 .653 79 .509 30 .119 72 .228 2 .467 24 .589 126
-.194 87 Air Force 8-3 50 .087 51 .712 34 .486 42 .129 64 .159 38 .415 46 .334 101
-.198 88 Purdue 2-9 77 -.368 111 .561 118 .365 112 .122 67 .079 125 .311 105 .158 72
-.208 89 Utah State 8-4 61 -.147 82 .615 98 .420 86 .175 30 .056 126 .341 89 .241 88
-.212 90 UAB 5-6 79 -.053 69 .690 43 .455 63 .147 53 .155 48 .395 60 .172 75
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-.224 91 Virginia Tech 5-6 25 -.485 117 .566 116 .338 119 .059 124 .105 102 .244 122 .078 54
-.232 92 Indiana 3-8 82 -.276 101 .600 107 .375 109 .166 36 .055 127 .277 115 .090 59
-.234 93 Ball State 4-6 84 -.057 70 .664 68 .431 78 .143 55 .126 81 .375 71 .572 123
-.242 94 Middle Tennessee 5-6 92 -.020 66 .654 78 .439 73 .140 57 .118 90 .368 75 .374 107
-.243 95 San Diego State 6-5 73 -.001 63 .694 41 .489 40 .157 44 .157 43 .421 41 .449 113
-.243 96 Washington 7-5 40 -.161 85 .618 96 .419 87 .125 65 .147 59 .378 69 .145 70
-.245 97 Florida Atlantic 3-9 97 -.094 76 .650 81 .431 79 .117 74 .131 74 .381 65 .211 82
-.252 98 Bowling Green 6-6 110 -.143 81 .609 102 .426 80 .106 84 .155 46 .387 63 .440 111
-.253 99 Fresno State 5-7 93 -.181 91 .597 109 .413 90 .107 83 .141 66 .336 91 .140 69
-.253 100 New Mexico State 1-10 123 -.156 84 .693 42 .442 72 .102 91 .146 62 .362 78 .477 117
-.269 101 Florida 5-5 39 -.362 108 .635 91 .384 105 .103 88 .111 99 .273 116 .049 34
-.291 102 Louisiana Tech 8-4 56 .056 59 .688 48 .477 49 .194 17 .083 121 .404 55 .445 112
-.309 103 UTEP 7-5 114 .093 50 .607 104 .452 66 .098 97 .164 29 .370 73 .390 108
-.318 104 Texas 6-6 64 -.276 100 .589 112 .374 110 .079 111 .132 73 .328 97 .073 51
-.342 105 Texas State 6-5 95 .064 55 .671 66 .445 71 .091 106 .140 67 .357 80 .697 128
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-.344 106 Penn State 6-6 51 -.480 116 .620 93 .364 113 .073 115 .113 94 .281 112 .113 63
-.350 107 Hawaii 3-9 89 -.284 103 .647 83 .383 106 .065 122 .157 44 .294 110 .326 99
-.351 108 San Jose State 2-9 106 -.252 98 .664 69 .458 62 .086 109 .276 1 .376 70 .346 102
-.368 109 Syracuse 2-9 72 -.629 125 .535 121 .338 117 .047 127 .134 72 .287 111 .037 25
-.383 110 Southern Mississippi 2-9 122 -.390 113 .683 53 .395 100 .111 79 .119 87 .314 101 .132 67
-.400 111 Tulane 2-9 91 -.496 119 .557 119 .354 115 .069 118 .160 36 .280 113 .233 87
-.404 112 Troy 3-8 126 -.082 74 .721 28 .450 67 .096 101 .183 19 .366 76 .350 104
-.405 113 Kent State 2-9 111 -.303 105 .636 90 .381 107 .085 110 .116 91 .297 108 .213 83
-.419 114 North Texas 3-8 124 -.451 115 .590 110 .328 121 .057 125 .115 93 .272 118 .315 97
-.441 115 Kansas 2-9 98 -.507 121 .527 123 .314 123 .069 119 .092 112 .222 124 .071 47
-.448 116 Wake Forest 2-9 86 -.766 128 .421 128 .230 128 .038 128 .090 113 .179 128 .014 6
-.448 117 South Florida 3-8 120 -.416 114 .584 113 .350 116 .097 100 .150 54 .267 119 .330 100
-.470 118 Temple 5-6 67 -.511 122 .541 120 .338 118 .074 114 .052 128 .265 120 .227 85
-.475 119 Ohio 5-6 115 -.255 99 .688 47 .420 85 .104 87 .160 37 .348 82 .579 125
-.483 120 Connecticut 1-10 108 -.547 124 .516 125 .304 125 .094 105 .086 118 .261 121 .220 84
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-.536 121 Vanderbilt 2-9 121 -.538 123 .611 99 .323 122 .071 117 .080 123 .200 126 .034 22
-.541 122 Louisiana Monroe 4-8 101 -.367 110 .583 114 .373 111 .079 112 .172 25 .312 103 .437 110
-.556 123 Akron 4-7 96 -.371 112 .652 80 .402 96 .068 120 .144 65 .313 102 .398 109
-.610 124 Florida International 3-7 90 -.491 118 .516 124 .310 124 .098 98 .090 114 .241 123 .307 95
-.619 125 UTSA 4-8 104 -.499 120 .531 122 .330 120 .068 121 .116 92 .279 114 .372 106
-.659 126 South Alabama 6-6 103 -.290 104 .671 65 .413 91 .100 93 .129 77 .311 104 .463 115
-.661 127 Eastern Michigan 1-10 128 -.674 126 .458 127 .278 126 .076 113 .085 120 .188 127 .306 94
-.708 128 SMU 1-11 125 -.761 127 .469 126 .263 127 .055 126 .086 119 .207 125 .157 71