Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2015 FEI RATINGS, OFFENSE

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
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OTD OTD
Rk
OTF OTF
Rk
OTO OTO
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1 Navy 10-2 1.51 1.61 2 .603 5 .556 4 .791 17 .473 2 .598 2 .045 1
2 Stanford 12-2 1.45 1.53 3 .649 1 .586 2 .869 1 .454 5 .522 5 .085 21
3 Western Kentucky 12-2 1.40 1.61 1 .620 2 .593 1 .812 9 .481 1 .592 3 .078 7
4 Bowling Green 10-4 1.30 1.46 5 .601 6 .567 3 .770 25 .466 3 .605 1 .093 30
5 Arkansas 7-5 1.24 1.22 6 .605 4 .519 9 .815 7 .419 6 .515 7 .081 14
6 Notre Dame 10-3 1.20 1.08 8 .578 11 .516 10 .786 19 .371 13 .473 15 .129 80
7 Baylor 9-3 1.14 1.48 4 .607 3 .538 5 .804 12 .459 4 .571 4 .135 92
8 Clemson 13-1 1.09 .95 11 .542 16 .484 18 .786 18 .347 21 .441 27 .116 58
9 Texas Tech 6-6 .98 1.15 7 .581 10 .504 13 .831 2 .403 7 .484 10 .136 97
10 Ohio State 12-1 .94 .83 20 .533 21 .458 28 .753 36 .363 15 .482 12 .103 44
11 North Carolina 9-3 .89 1.03 10 .585 9 .495 16 .826 3 .386 10 .468 17 .136 98
12 Mississippi 9-3 .85 .88 15 .549 13 .504 12 .810 11 .345 22 .426 32 .106 50
13 Oregon 8-4 .83 .93 13 .561 12 .527 6 .817 6 .373 11 .456 21 .085 22
14 Michigan 10-3 .81 .66 27 .533 20 .446 35 .791 16 .343 23 .434 29 .112 55
15 Oklahoma 11-2 .76 1.07 9 .548 14 .522 7 .794 13 .400 8 .504 8 .084 20
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 California 7-5 .75 .86 17 .587 8 .520 8 .814 8 .350 19 .430 30 .136 94
17 LSU 9-3 .74 .87 16 .511 33 .458 30 .754 34 .354 17 .469 16 .062 3
18 Alabama 13-1 .74 .47 42 .478 46 .394 53 .715 65 .279 50 .390 53 .079 9
19 Tennessee 8-4 .73 .51 39 .515 32 .479 20 .768 26 .304 41 .396 48 .080 11
20 Western Michigan 7-5 .71 .84 19 .539 17 .509 11 .777 22 .362 16 .465 18 .100 39
21 Houston 12-1 .70 .85 18 .527 27 .458 29 .755 33 .364 14 .482 11 .086 26
22 USC 8-6 .68 .83 21 .501 36 .462 27 .728 50 .351 18 .482 13 .079 10
23 Mississippi State 8-4 .68 .63 30 .525 29 .437 37 .758 30 .311 38 .410 41 .098 36
24 Michigan State 12-2 .63 .63 29 .519 31 .453 32 .792 15 .322 30 .407 43 .081 13
25 Southern Mississippi 8-5 .59 .94 12 .589 7 .496 15 .811 10 .399 9 .492 9 .135 93
26 North Carolina State 6-6 .55 .55 35 .473 49 .390 56 .723 58 .328 29 .455 22 .073 4
27 Indiana 5-7 .54 .63 28 .530 25 .466 25 .747 39 .304 42 .407 44 .076 5
28 Nebraska 6-7 .52 .41 46 .487 43 .432 38 .701 79 .299 45 .426 33 .146 103
29 Florida State 9-3 .47 .52 38 .471 50 .431 39 .689 83 .289 48 .419 35 .089 27
30 TCU 10-2 .46 .70 23 .532 22 .463 26 .756 31 .329 27 .435 28 .110 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
31 Memphis 8-4 .45 .90 14 .536 18 .476 21 .754 35 .338 24 .449 26 .077 6
32 Arizona 6-6 .43 .49 40 .519 30 .449 33 .771 24 .313 36 .405 46 .125 72
33 UCLA 8-5 .43 .57 33 .497 38 .426 41 .724 57 .310 39 .429 31 .090 28
34 Oklahoma State 9-3 .40 .70 22 .494 39 .414 45 .725 56 .349 20 .481 14 .081 12
35 Cincinnati 6-6 .40 .43 45 .532 23 .454 31 .823 4 .293 46 .355 66 .197 124
36 Louisiana Tech 8-4 .39 .68 25 .525 28 .471 23 .761 27 .313 34 .412 40 .104 45
37 Appalachian State 10-2 .36 .46 43 .491 41 .427 40 .727 52 .333 25 .458 20 .144 101
38 Georgia Southern 8-4 .33 .67 26 .530 24 .480 19 .719 61 .372 12 .517 6 .132 89
39 Toledo 10-2 .32 .68 24 .533 19 .500 14 .793 14 .329 28 .414 37 .079 8
40 Air Force 7-6 .32 .57 32 .503 34 .441 36 .711 69 .322 31 .453 23 .154 108
41 South Florida 7-5 .31 .56 34 .477 47 .389 59 .714 66 .321 32 .450 25 .086 25
42 Pittsburgh 7-5 .27 .34 48 .487 44 .404 50 .756 32 .268 58 .354 69 .102 42
43 San Diego State 10-3 .25 .58 31 .490 42 .389 57 .739 45 .333 26 .451 24 .051 2
44 Auburn 6-6 .25 .29 49 .464 57 .373 65 .744 40 .271 56 .365 64 .101 41
45 Tulsa 6-7 .21 .52 36 .494 40 .417 43 .727 51 .301 44 .414 38 .085 24
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
46 San Jose State 5-7 .20 .48 41 .502 35 .407 47 .776 23 .312 37 .402 47 .120 65
47 BYU 8-4 .20 .19 55 .437 72 .367 69 .688 84 .292 47 .424 34 .132 87
48 Iowa 11-2 .19 .38 47 .468 51 .394 54 .740 44 .301 43 .407 42 .082 17
49 Middle Tennessee 6-6 .15 .13 59 .462 58 .414 46 .712 68 .274 53 .385 56 .171 119
50 Arizona State 5-7 .14 .22 52 .477 48 .404 49 .786 20 .256 63 .326 86 .083 19
51 Washington State 9-3 .12 .52 37 .543 15 .476 22 .819 5 .319 33 .390 52 .139 100
52 Colorado State 6-6 .12 .23 51 .500 37 .470 24 .737 46 .271 57 .367 62 .165 118
53 Boise State 8-4 .11 .44 44 .529 26 .493 17 .760 29 .313 35 .412 39 .147 105
54 Minnesota 6-7 .09 -.22 97 .401 98 .313 100 .660 103 .209 98 .317 94 .131 85
55 Utah State 5-7 .04 .09 65 .464 56 .419 42 .706 73 .287 49 .406 45 .125 73
56 Kentucky 4-7 .02 -.14 88 .399 100 .342 89 .635 114 .206 100 .325 87 .119 62
57 Rice 4-7 .01 .09 64 .432 74 .350 82 .719 60 .246 70 .341 74 .158 113
58 Florida 10-4 .00 -.25 101 .385 108 .319 98 .667 97 .220 88 .330 80 .107 51
59 Louisville 7-5 -.01 -.11 82 .428 80 .355 80 .682 88 .242 74 .355 67 .146 104
60 SMU 2-9 -.01 .12 60 .437 71 .368 68 .702 77 .274 52 .391 51 .129 82
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 Arkansas State 8-4 -.01 .17 56 .464 55 .405 48 .662 100 .305 40 .461 19 .130 84
62 Rutgers 3-8 -.02 .00 70 .416 86 .336 91 .681 89 .227 84 .333 78 .126 76
63 Georgia 9-3 -.04 -.23 98 .429 78 .363 75 .684 87 .203 105 .297 106 .083 18
64 South Carolina 3-8 -.05 -.16 91 .443 68 .365 72 .742 42 .200 106 .270 112 .117 60
65 West Virginia 7-5 -.05 .25 50 .464 54 .396 52 .696 80 .272 55 .391 50 .108 52
66 East Carolina 4-7 -.06 .11 62 .446 67 .336 92 .702 76 .267 59 .380 57 .130 83
67 Texas A&M 7-5 -.07 -.16 92 .451 64 .349 83 .721 59 .218 90 .302 103 .122 68
68 Miami 7-5 -.07 -.07 74 .441 69 .386 60 .676 92 .206 101 .304 101 .081 16
69 Central Michigan 6-6 -.07 .16 57 .456 59 .379 61 .730 49 .255 64 .350 71 .099 38
70 Temple 10-4 -.07 .09 66 .452 62 .417 44 .706 72 .250 67 .354 70 .094 31
71 Marshall 9-3 -.08 .03 68 .453 61 .403 51 .710 70 .241 75 .340 75 .124 70
72 Wisconsin 10-3 -.09 .01 69 .456 60 .389 58 .748 38 .245 71 .327 83 .109 53
73 Utah 10-3 -.10 .00 71 .449 65 .369 66 .750 37 .243 72 .324 88 .125 74
74 Idaho 3-8 -.11 .15 58 .468 52 .448 34 .664 99 .248 69 .373 60 .136 95
75 Georgia State 6-6 -.13 .21 53 .464 53 .393 55 .726 55 .267 60 .368 61 .137 99
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
76 Penn State 7-6 -.14 -.24 100 .391 103 .301 104 .635 115 .205 102 .323 89 .096 32
77 Nevada 6-6 -.14 .10 63 .428 81 .357 79 .647 109 .250 68 .386 54 .081 15
78 Duke 7-5 -.15 -.10 77 .485 45 .373 64 .784 21 .209 97 .267 113 .115 57
79 Northern Illinois 7-6 -.15 -.05 73 .406 96 .310 102 .652 106 .256 62 .393 49 .128 79
80 Illinois 4-7 -.16 -.38 108 .392 102 .296 108 .742 41 .167 114 .224 118 .091 29
81 New Mexico 6-6 -.16 .21 54 .432 75 .364 73 .667 95 .278 51 .417 36 .132 88
82 Purdue 1-10 -.16 -.26 102 .376 112 .276 111 .657 104 .234 81 .356 65 .153 107
83 Virginia 3-8 -.17 -.10 79 .438 70 .345 86 .713 67 .225 85 .315 96 .163 117
84 Syracuse 3-8 -.18 -.32 106 .381 111 .291 110 .643 112 .214 93 .333 79 .127 77
85 Washington 6-6 -.18 -.03 72 .452 63 .347 85 .761 28 .254 65 .333 77 .157 112
86 Ohio 7-5 -.18 -.12 84 .448 66 .367 70 .741 43 .215 92 .290 109 .096 33
87 Eastern Michigan 1-11 -.21 .07 67 .429 77 .328 94 .727 54 .258 61 .355 68 .156 111
88 Georgia Tech 2-9 -.22 -.24 99 .411 90 .269 113 .736 48 .240 79 .326 85 .190 123
89 Kansas State 5-7 -.23 .11 61 .414 89 .345 87 .706 71 .273 54 .386 55 .105 46
90 Buffalo 4-7 -.24 -.21 96 .415 88 .366 71 .667 96 .194 108 .291 108 .132 86
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
91 Iowa State 2-9 -.27 -.14 87 .435 73 .377 62 .695 81 .221 86 .319 92 .160 115
92 Akron 7-5 -.28 -.13 85 .388 105 .298 105 .669 94 .216 91 .323 90 .101 40
93 Wyoming 2-9 -.31 -.26 103 .409 92 .327 96 .717 64 .212 94 .296 107 .159 114
94 Virginia Tech 6-6 -.31 -.15 89 .415 87 .362 78 .718 63 .231 82 .321 91 .135 91
95 Troy 3-8 -.31 -.10 78 .417 85 .333 93 .736 47 .240 78 .326 84 .136 96
96 UNLV 2-9 -.32 -.11 83 .409 93 .311 101 .662 101 .218 89 .330 82 .120 66
97 Old Dominion 4-7 -.33 -.11 81 .394 101 .375 63 .649 108 .237 80 .365 63 .115 56
98 Florida International 4-7 -.33 -.20 94 .418 84 .316 99 .705 74 .241 77 .342 73 .116 59
99 New Mexico State 3-9 -.37 -.08 75 .409 94 .348 84 .673 93 .252 66 .374 59 .119 64
100 Maryland 2-9 -.37 -.53 113 .366 113 .276 112 .615 119 .196 107 .318 93 .203 126
101 Louisiana Lafayette 3-8 -.38 -.13 86 .400 99 .339 90 .689 82 .227 83 .330 81 .121 67
102 Ball State 2-9 -.41 -.31 105 .404 97 .327 95 .645 111 .182 111 .282 111 .099 37
103 Colorado 3-9 -.42 -.15 90 .428 79 .364 74 .701 78 .208 99 .297 105 .125 75
104 Massachusetts 3-9 -.47 -.17 93 .419 83 .353 81 .687 85 .211 95 .307 100 .122 69
105 Texas State 2-9 -.52 -.20 95 .411 91 .342 88 .677 90 .205 103 .302 102 .134 90
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
106 Northwestern 9-3 -.53 -.60 114 .334 117 .265 114 .655 105 .138 119 .211 120 .117 61
107 Connecticut 5-7 -.54 -.53 112 .386 107 .293 109 .662 102 .158 116 .239 116 .105 48
108 South Alabama 4-7 -.57 -.37 107 .387 106 .298 107 .677 91 .211 96 .311 99 .128 78
109 Army 1-9 -.60 -.10 80 .424 82 .362 77 .718 62 .243 73 .338 76 .155 110
110 Texas 5-7 -.61 -.08 76 .383 109 .298 106 .638 113 .241 76 .378 58 .085 23
111 Florida Atlantic 3-9 -.62 -.51 111 .430 76 .368 67 .727 53 .180 112 .248 114 .147 106
112 Fresno State 2-9 -.63 -.63 115 .334 116 .240 119 .591 123 .205 104 .347 72 .102 43
113 Missouri 4-7 -.64 -.92 122 .301 123 .245 118 .574 124 .098 122 .171 122 .098 35
114 Oregon State 1-10 -.66 -.39 109 .383 110 .306 103 .649 107 .184 110 .284 110 .105 47
115 UTSA 3-9 -.74 -.29 104 .408 95 .362 76 .703 75 .221 87 .314 97 .124 71
116 Wake Forest 2-9 -.78 -.80 118 .338 115 .252 117 .664 98 .134 120 .202 121 .179 122
117 Vanderbilt 3-8 -.88 -1.07 124 .322 119 .258 115 .618 118 .088 125 .143 125 .154 109
118 Tulane 2-9 -.91 -.63 116 .311 121 .239 120 .597 122 .177 113 .297 104 .097 34
119 Miami (OH) 2-9 -.92 -.72 117 .333 118 .258 116 .618 117 .147 117 .238 117 .176 121
120 UTEP 4-7 -.97 -.40 110 .390 104 .319 97 .608 120 .192 109 .316 95 .144 102
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 Hawaii 2-10 -1.02 -.88 120 .317 120 .185 126 .597 121 .146 118 .244 115 .208 127
122 Kent State 2-9 -1.21 -1.18 126 .259 127 .177 127 .564 126 .075 128 .133 128 .105 49
123 Louisiana Monroe 1-11 -1.25 -.88 119 .286 126 .218 123 .519 128 .162 115 .313 98 .162 116
124 North Texas 1-10 -1.27 -1.06 123 .351 114 .230 121 .687 86 .096 123 .139 126 .174 120
125 Kansas 0-11 -1.34 -.92 121 .298 124 .195 124 .571 125 .127 121 .222 119 .119 63
126 Boston College 1-9 -1.35 -1.33 128 .245 128 .133 128 .523 127 .076 127 .145 123 .129 81
127 Charlotte 1-10 -1.35 -1.14 125 .308 122 .224 122 .632 116 .090 124 .143 124 .215 128
128 Central Florida 0-11 -1.47 -1.31 127 .295 125 .189 125 .647 110 .086 126 .133 127 .198 125