Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2014 FEI COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS, OFFENSE

through games of 1/12/2015

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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.999 1 Georgia Tech 10-3 4 .692 2 .824 2 .623 2 .176 29 .208 7 .551 6 .011 4
.757 2 Auburn 7-5 12 .461 12 .771 6 .570 9 .183 25 .168 25 .522 9 .020 9
.747 3 Oregon 12-2 1 .872 1 .830 1 .664 1 .259 5 .163 31 .643 1 .022 14
.661 4 South Carolina 6-6 36 .279 27 .757 12 .529 21 .184 22 .154 46 .500 14 .019 8
.655 5 Alabama 11-2 3 .504 9 .710 33 .540 18 .179 27 .145 64 .485 17 .009 2
.648 6 UCLA 10-3 8 .279 26 .761 11 .494 39 .182 26 .164 28 .426 39 .010 3
.648 7 Ohio State 14-1 2 .604 5 .765 9 .620 3 .241 6 .111 97 .562 3 .023 15
.643 8 Florida State 12-1 7 .191 40 .748 17 .499 33 .192 20 .166 26 .441 32 .007 1
.609 9 Georgia 9-3 5 .438 14 .757 13 .596 7 .209 13 .174 22 .542 7 .013 6
.588 10 Pittsburgh 5-7 41 .216 37 .750 16 .533 20 .144 53 .205 8 .460 24 .049 34
.543 11 Baylor 10-2 10 .560 7 .791 3 .603 5 .216 10 .209 6 .554 5 .142 70
.448 12 Navy 7-5 52 .471 10 .691 44 .543 16 .211 12 .211 5 .517 11 .149 71
.447 13 Old Dominion 5-6 116 .464 11 .683 52 .527 22 .183 24 .183 16 .495 15 .455 111
.399 14 Michigan State 10-2 15 .364 19 .772 5 .551 13 .169 34 .118 84 .518 10 .063 42
.385 15 Kansas State 8-4 25 .421 15 .739 22 .558 10 .160 42 .151 50 .514 12 .108 60
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.372 16 Arizona State 9-3 13 .088 49 .734 25 .490 42 .130 63 .117 86 .408 53 .048 33
.358 17 Boston College 6-6 28 .043 58 .599 108 .444 69 .161 40 .153 48 .427 38 .011 5
.354 18 Oklahoma 8-5 32 .304 23 .645 84 .498 34 .178 28 .112 95 .460 25 .027 21
.348 19 Western Kentucky 8-5 63 .650 3 .763 10 .603 6 .269 3 .128 78 .554 4 .488 118
.345 20 Mississippi State 9-3 17 .304 22 .714 31 .540 19 .184 23 .156 43 .472 21 .061 41
.342 21 Notre Dame 8-5 38 .211 39 .739 23 .542 17 .170 32 .163 30 .511 13 .024 18
.337 22 TCU 11-1 6 .277 28 .752 15 .552 12 .208 14 .094 110 .475 20 .104 58
.329 23 Arizona 10-4 19 .228 33 .744 19 .494 38 .167 36 .150 56 .429 37 .034 25
.327 24 Texas A&M 7-5 48 .299 24 .685 50 .478 50 .169 33 .146 60 .388 60 .023 16
.323 25 Colorado State 9-3 43 .597 6 .725 27 .544 15 .267 4 .115 93 .479 18 .164 73
.319 26 USC 9-4 9 .405 16 .696 40 .498 35 .169 35 .176 21 .409 51 .070 49
.319 27 Miami 5-7 37 .224 34 .682 54 .516 26 .194 18 .116 87 .454 28 .044 30
.316 28 Arkansas 6-6 21 .152 41 .713 32 .491 41 .115 79 .213 3 .413 48 .021 10
.314 29 Cincinnati 9-4 61 .298 25 .753 14 .501 32 .153 46 .093 111 .416 45 .067 45
.304 30 North Carolina 5-7 71 .129 44 .683 51 .463 57 .144 54 .173 23 .391 58 .024 17
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.301 31 Toledo 8-4 68 .439 13 .743 21 .547 14 .193 19 .200 10 .488 16 .462 113
.287 32 California 4-7 51 .217 36 .767 8 .509 30 .164 38 .178 18 .419 42 .058 38
.275 33 Wisconsin 10-3 24 .372 17 .692 42 .524 24 .301 1 .103 105 .457 26 .090 53
.245 34 Texas Tech 3-8 87 .224 35 .681 55 .502 31 .222 8 .111 98 .413 50 .096 55
.221 35 Washington State 2-9 64 .114 47 .710 34 .496 37 .152 47 .196 11 .414 47 .036 26
.219 36 East Carolina 7-5 49 .276 29 .775 4 .555 11 .139 59 .185 13 .478 19 .098 57
.212 37 Duke 8-4 26 .075 51 .681 56 .478 49 .089 106 .178 19 .421 41 .053 36
.212 38 North Carolina State 7-5 55 .260 30 .653 76 .485 46 .129 64 .145 63 .445 30 .037 27
.210 39 Marshall 12-1 30 .637 4 .771 7 .607 4 .292 2 .111 96 .605 2 .487 117
.197 40 BYU 7-5 45 .035 60 .633 92 .456 62 .158 43 .133 71 .406 54 .096 56
.189 41 Nebraska 8-4 29 .055 57 .673 60 .497 36 .157 44 .092 113 .447 29 .121 62
.169 42 Boise State 12-2 31 .368 18 .699 37 .525 23 .199 16 .136 68 .465 23 .133 68
.151 43 LSU 7-5 27 -.121 83 .615 100 .410 93 .104 90 .126 80 .364 79 .021 11
.150 44 Stanford 7-5 18 .082 50 .696 39 .492 40 .128 65 .160 35 .457 27 .068 46
.149 45 Georgia Southern 8-3 70 .551 8 .743 20 .590 8 .230 7 .150 52 .541 8 .614 125
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.139 46 Mississippi 8-4 11 -.066 72 .628 93 .434 77 .175 30 .102 106 .369 73 .025 20
.135 47 Oregon State 4-7 62 -.049 67 .672 61 .434 76 .141 57 .109 102 .364 77 .045 31
.134 48 Missouri 10-3 20 .072 54 .651 79 .446 67 .151 48 .164 27 .341 90 .039 28
.119 49 New Mexico 4-8 97 .147 42 .735 24 .483 47 .205 15 .098 108 .385 63 .196 77
.116 50 Minnesota 7-5 39 -.067 73 .662 69 .435 75 .101 93 .158 38 .325 97 .042 29
.084 51 Louisville 8-4 22 -.188 91 .614 102 .380 107 .146 50 .089 117 .309 106 .022 13
.062 52 Maryland 6-6 65 -.244 98 .548 119 .354 114 .116 78 .075 125 .262 120 .027 22
.060 53 Iowa 6-6 54 .038 59 .689 47 .464 56 .119 74 .163 33 .381 64 .211 83
.046 54 Western Michigan 7-5 58 .333 20 .702 36 .517 25 .221 9 .115 94 .445 31 .280 92
.044 55 Iowa State 2-9 88 -.062 71 .636 90 .424 84 .098 94 .212 4 .379 67 .124 64
.044 56 Colorado 2-10 74 -.007 64 .679 57 .453 64 .088 107 .164 29 .389 59 .058 39
.032 57 Arkansas State 6-6 84 .128 45 .665 64 .469 53 .213 11 .116 89 .381 66 .289 94
.017 58 Nevada 6-6 56 .073 53 .667 63 .468 55 .092 103 .191 12 .387 61 .274 91
.016 59 Central Michigan 6-6 82 .233 31 .731 26 .511 27 .154 45 .146 61 .439 33 .469 115
.006 60 Rice 8-5 96 .131 43 .662 68 .463 58 .138 60 .159 37 .425 40 .363 105
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-.005 61 Clemson 9-3 14 -.114 81 .601 106 .418 90 .108 83 .155 44 .378 68 .084 51
-.006 62 West Virginia 6-6 44 -.056 70 .705 35 .469 52 .175 31 .151 51 .437 35 .087 52
-.024 63 Northern Illinois 10-3 79 .231 32 .646 83 .486 43 .095 100 .163 32 .434 36 .322 96
-.036 64 Tennessee 6-6 34 -.087 76 .651 78 .421 86 .079 113 .132 73 .371 71 .021 12
-.039 65 Houston 7-5 59 .015 61 .638 87 .456 61 .121 71 .177 20 .413 49 .287 93
-.042 66 Rutgers 7-5 77 -.002 63 .618 95 .427 81 .122 68 .153 49 .364 76 .070 47
-.045 67 Illinois 5-7 81 -.182 90 .586 112 .401 97 .117 76 .110 100 .346 85 .031 24
-.046 68 Virginia 4-7 35 -.305 106 .655 73 .421 85 .108 85 .129 76 .342 89 .060 40
-.056 69 Utah 8-4 16 -.201 95 .642 86 .401 100 .119 72 .132 72 .336 91 .072 50
-.084 70 Oklahoma State 6-6 75 -.139 86 .618 94 .395 102 .132 62 .099 107 .312 102 .064 43
-.090 71 Buffalo 3-6 100 .121 46 .660 70 .476 51 .160 41 .123 82 .402 55 .642 127
-.092 72 Louisiana Lafayette 8-4 93 .213 38 .720 30 .510 28 .144 52 .184 15 .439 34 .197 79
-.094 73 Central Florida 8-4 53 -.192 92 .689 46 .436 74 .108 82 .128 77 .369 72 .137 69
-.098 74 Georgia State 0-11 127 -.133 84 .617 97 .414 92 .104 88 .157 42 .333 92 .113 61
-.100 75 Kentucky 4-7 76 -.197 94 .618 96 .400 101 .122 69 .130 75 .325 98 .024 19
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-.108 76 Wyoming 3-8 118 -.193 93 .590 110 .408 95 .145 51 .137 67 .333 94 .176 75
-.114 77 Memphis 9-3 40 -.087 77 .648 81 .448 66 .132 61 .094 109 .346 84 .196 78
-.122 78 Massachusetts 3-9 115 .058 56 .697 38 .482 48 .162 39 .148 57 .417 44 .349 100
-.126 79 Air Force 9-3 47 .110 48 .720 29 .486 44 .126 66 .154 47 .414 46 .351 102
-.132 80 Idaho 1-10 119 -.118 82 .664 65 .458 59 .104 87 .201 9 .408 52 .551 122
-.134 81 Northwestern 4-7 57 -.350 108 .644 85 .392 104 .059 124 .185 14 .306 107 .123 63
-.135 82 Michigan 5-7 67 -.362 109 .675 59 .401 98 .087 108 .079 122 .304 108 .051 35
-.147 83 Tulsa 2-10 105 -.170 88 .686 49 .425 82 .098 97 .150 55 .346 86 .249 87
-.152 84 UNLV 1-11 113 -.216 96 .656 72 .418 91 .108 81 .089 116 .331 96 .253 88
-.154 85 Miami (OH) 2-9 107 -.104 79 .638 89 .425 83 .118 75 .110 101 .333 95 .480 116
-.162 86 Appalachian State 6-4 111 .318 21 .653 75 .509 29 .119 73 .228 2 .467 22 .589 124
-.208 87 Bowling Green 7-6 112 -.108 80 .614 103 .428 80 .108 84 .148 58 .387 62 .432 110
-.210 88 Army 3-7 114 -.027 66 .747 18 .443 70 .095 101 .158 39 .345 87 .306 95
-.219 89 Purdue 2-9 80 -.364 111 .561 117 .365 112 .122 67 .079 123 .311 104 .174 74
-.225 90 Utah State 9-4 60 -.136 85 .613 104 .421 87 .187 21 .052 128 .343 88 .264 89
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-.226 91 UAB 5-6 78 -.050 68 .690 45 .455 63 .147 49 .155 45 .395 57 .204 80
-.231 92 Indiana 3-8 83 -.273 102 .600 107 .375 110 .166 37 .055 126 .277 115 .067 44
-.246 93 Virginia Tech 6-6 23 -.457 117 .579 115 .342 117 .067 122 .104 104 .243 122 .070 48
-.248 94 Middle Tennessee 5-6 92 -.017 65 .654 74 .439 72 .140 58 .118 85 .368 74 .362 104
-.250 95 Ball State 4-6 85 -.054 69 .664 66 .431 78 .143 56 .126 79 .375 70 .618 126
-.250 96 New Mexico State 1-10 123 -.153 87 .693 41 .442 71 .102 92 .146 62 .362 80 .528 120
-.250 97 Florida 6-5 33 -.350 107 .614 101 .377 108 .107 86 .107 103 .265 118 .056 37
-.254 98 Washington 7-6 42 -.171 89 .615 99 .420 88 .122 70 .135 69 .364 78 .127 67
-.255 99 Florida Atlantic 3-9 99 -.091 78 .650 80 .431 79 .117 77 .131 74 .381 65 .226 86
-.266 100 Louisiana Tech 9-4 50 .074 52 .675 58 .468 54 .197 17 .076 124 .397 56 .466 114
-.295 101 Penn State 7-6 46 -.428 115 .638 88 .375 109 .080 111 .110 99 .293 111 .092 54
-.311 102 San Diego State 6-6 69 -.085 75 .692 43 .485 45 .143 55 .150 54 .417 43 .462 112
-.330 103 Fresno State 5-8 95 -.241 97 .589 111 .401 99 .098 96 .147 59 .333 93 .124 65
-.335 104 Texas State 6-5 94 .067 55 .671 62 .445 68 .091 104 .140 66 .357 81 .706 128
-.338 105 UTEP 7-6 109 .014 62 .617 98 .439 73 .090 105 .158 40 .356 82 .394 109
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-.354 106 San Jose State 2-9 108 -.249 99 .664 67 .458 60 .086 109 .276 1 .376 69 .373 108
-.354 107 Hawaii 3-9 89 -.281 103 .647 82 .383 105 .065 123 .157 41 .294 110 .346 99
-.361 108 Texas 6-7 73 -.302 105 .569 116 .355 113 .075 115 .125 81 .310 105 .105 59
-.384 109 Southern Mississippi 2-9 122 -.387 113 .683 53 .395 103 .111 80 .119 83 .314 99 .162 72
-.397 110 Tulane 2-9 90 -.493 119 .557 118 .354 115 .069 118 .160 34 .280 113 .223 85
-.398 111 Troy 3-8 126 -.078 74 .721 28 .450 65 .096 99 .183 17 .366 75 .353 103
-.400 112 Kent State 2-9 110 -.300 104 .636 91 .381 106 .085 110 .116 88 .297 109 .182 76
-.400 113 Syracuse 2-9 72 -.626 125 .535 121 .338 118 .047 127 .134 70 .287 112 .047 32
-.419 114 North Texas 3-8 124 -.447 116 .590 109 .328 121 .057 125 .115 92 .272 116 .349 101
-.449 115 Wake Forest 2-9 86 -.763 128 .421 128 .230 128 .038 128 .090 114 .179 128 .016 7
-.453 116 South Florida 3-8 120 -.412 114 .584 113 .350 116 .097 98 .150 53 .267 117 .327 97
-.458 117 Temple 5-6 66 -.508 122 .541 120 .338 119 .074 116 .052 127 .265 119 .205 82
-.472 118 Kansas 2-9 103 -.504 121 .527 123 .314 123 .069 119 .092 112 .222 124 .125 66
-.480 119 Connecticut 1-10 106 -.543 124 .516 125 .304 125 .094 102 .086 118 .261 121 .212 84
-.485 120 Ohio 5-6 117 -.252 100 .688 48 .420 89 .104 89 .160 36 .348 83 .584 123
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-.533 121 Vanderbilt 2-9 121 -.535 123 .611 105 .323 122 .071 117 .080 121 .200 126 .030 23
-.539 122 Louisiana Monroe 4-8 102 -.364 110 .583 114 .373 111 .079 112 .172 24 .312 101 .489 119
-.578 123 Akron 4-7 98 -.368 112 .652 77 .402 96 .068 120 .144 65 .313 100 .372 106
-.611 124 South Alabama 6-7 101 -.269 101 .660 71 .410 94 .103 91 .115 91 .312 103 .545 121
-.616 125 Florida International 3-7 91 -.487 118 .516 124 .310 124 .098 95 .090 115 .241 123 .328 98
-.622 126 UTSA 4-8 104 -.496 120 .531 122 .330 120 .068 121 .116 90 .279 114 .373 107
-.665 127 Eastern Michigan 1-10 128 -.670 126 .458 127 .278 126 .076 114 .085 120 .188 127 .270 90
-.711 128 SMU 1-11 125 -.757 127 .469 126 .263 127 .055 126 .086 119 .207 125 .205 81