Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2014 FEI COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS, OFFENSE

through games of 11/22/2014

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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.910 1 Georgia Tech 8-2 6 .616 5 .830 1 .611 4 .191 15 .191 13 .550 4 .025 11
.773 2 Auburn 7-3 9 .500 11 .766 10 .565 12 .178 26 .150 51 .516 12 .019 5
.768 3 Oregon 9-1 1 .917 1 .824 2 .664 1 .265 4 .186 15 .640 1 .106 57
.747 4 South Carolina 5-5 38 .438 16 .772 8 .547 16 .211 10 .175 19 .519 10 .042 21
.692 5 UCLA 9-2 5 .302 28 .770 9 .496 35 .173 33 .151 49 .415 47 .016 1
.664 6 Florida State 10-0 4 .226 33 .739 19 .487 42 .193 14 .134 68 .434 36 .019 4
.616 7 Georgia 8-2 3 .518 10 .740 18 .577 9 .208 11 .156 41 .519 11 .042 24
.605 8 Alabama 9-1 2 .463 13 .692 47 .540 23 .168 35 .159 36 .495 17 .023 10
.595 9 North Carolina 5-5 40 .241 32 .680 58 .480 48 .164 40 .172 21 .420 42 .022 8
.593 10 Navy 4-5 56 .653 4 .720 27 .567 11 .215 9 .204 8 .545 5 .225 79
.518 11 Ohio State 10-1 8 .541 9 .782 5 .636 2 .218 8 .092 113 .582 3 .089 52
.507 12 Oklahoma 8-3 18 .460 14 .698 38 .542 22 .190 16 .119 87 .504 15 .052 29
.491 13 Miami 5-5 24 .249 31 .676 61 .516 28 .204 13 .074 124 .459 27 .031 15
.474 14 Pittsburgh 4-6 44 .102 48 .746 14 .517 27 .149 53 .202 10 .448 30 .038 19
.469 15 Old Dominion 4-6 120 .455 15 .685 52 .529 25 .185 22 .167 25 .485 22 .469 115
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.426 16 Baylor 8-1 11 .469 12 .776 7 .591 5 .190 18 .207 6 .531 6 .110 58
.403 17 TCU 8-1 7 .325 26 .733 24 .554 13 .207 12 .095 110 .489 20 .104 56
.382 18 Arizona 9-2 13 .375 21 .799 4 .544 20 .187 21 .158 37 .480 23 .099 54
.375 19 Washington State 2-8 59 .212 36 .703 35 .513 30 .156 45 .211 5 .439 32 .063 36
.367 20 Colorado State 9-1 33 .741 3 .741 16 .576 10 .296 3 .120 85 .515 13 .292 93
.365 21 Boston College 5-5 34 .075 52 .602 102 .452 63 .150 50 .159 33 .437 33 .028 12
.363 22 Arizona State 8-2 15 .087 50 .705 32 .488 40 .147 54 .124 80 .404 55 .068 38
.345 23 Notre Dame 7-4 28 .222 34 .741 17 .550 14 .178 25 .148 54 .522 9 .038 18
.341 24 Mississippi State 9-1 10 .365 22 .705 34 .544 21 .189 19 .156 42 .471 25 .064 37
.327 25 Toledo 6-4 71 .312 27 .729 26 .528 26 .169 34 .203 9 .467 26 .419 111
.326 26 Arkansas 5-5 20 .193 37 .692 45 .487 41 .115 74 .212 4 .429 38 .020 7
.320 27 East Carolina 6-3 48 .421 18 .806 3 .581 8 .167 36 .194 12 .510 14 .230 81
.318 28 Michigan State 8-2 23 .362 23 .763 11 .548 15 .167 37 .114 92 .495 18 .114 60
.313 29 Wisconsin 8-2 17 .432 17 .688 48 .545 19 .304 2 .116 89 .490 19 .161 69
.308 30 Kansas State 7-2 21 .346 24 .700 37 .533 24 .156 47 .122 82 .500 16 .073 42
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.281 31 Texas A&M 6-4 57 .278 30 .701 36 .479 49 .178 27 .140 61 .390 60 .018 3
.267 32 BYU 6-4 50 .038 57 .640 86 .463 56 .144 56 .136 65 .421 40 .095 53
.255 33 USC 7-4 16 .338 25 .683 56 .496 34 .163 41 .179 17 .393 59 .075 46
.253 34 Western Kentucky 6-5 73 .602 6 .746 13 .585 7 .246 6 .127 77 .530 7 .530 122
.247 35 California 4-6 54 .180 38 .759 12 .500 32 .173 31 .165 27 .414 48 .079 50
.232 36 Nebraska 7-3 29 .114 47 .692 46 .513 29 .167 38 .108 100 .455 28 .135 62
.226 37 Texas Tech 3-7 88 .164 40 .672 65 .485 43 .185 23 .109 97 .378 65 .047 27
.216 38 Cincinnati 7-3 67 .377 20 .737 22 .504 31 .175 28 .088 120 .437 34 .195 75
.197 39 Minnesota 7-3 30 -.003 62 .658 70 .452 62 .096 95 .158 38 .347 84 .062 34
.193 40 Duke 7-3 27 .031 58 .687 50 .459 60 .096 97 .157 40 .381 62 .063 35
.181 41 New Mexico 3-8 94 .172 39 .744 15 .478 50 .190 17 .107 103 .375 67 .191 72
.168 42 Louisville 7-3 14 -.205 93 .623 95 .379 104 .138 58 .100 108 .318 97 .032 17
.165 43 Mississippi 7-3 12 .041 56 .685 54 .468 53 .180 24 .108 101 .408 51 .030 13
.165 44 Nevada 5-5 53 .073 53 .636 89 .465 54 .091 102 .207 7 .396 56 .291 92
.163 45 Iowa State 2-7 79 .063 54 .642 84 .445 68 .104 84 .226 3 .406 53 .059 32
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.149 46 Western Michigan 7-3 49 .541 8 .738 21 .547 17 .252 5 .112 94 .480 24 .357 101
.146 47 Iowa 6-4 46 .132 44 .679 59 .472 52 .125 67 .161 31 .396 57 .192 74
.141 48 Oregon State 4-6 60 -.036 67 .678 60 .437 72 .153 49 .102 106 .370 69 .079 49
.137 49 Georgia Southern 7-3 69 .592 7 .735 23 .587 6 .235 7 .137 63 .528 8 .645 126
.118 50 West Virginia 5-5 39 -.092 72 .708 31 .462 58 .153 48 .153 45 .431 37 .042 22
.112 51 Marshall 10-0 36 .783 2 .777 6 .624 3 .320 1 .117 88 .626 2 .681 127
.097 52 LSU 6-4 31 -.197 90 .586 110 .372 107 .095 98 .112 95 .320 95 .019 6
.083 53 Boise State 9-2 42 .383 19 .732 25 .545 18 .188 20 .167 24 .488 21 .183 70
.074 54 North Carolina State 5-5 72 .153 41 .641 85 .462 57 .126 65 .155 43 .411 49 .069 40
.055 55 Virginia 4-6 32 -.250 99 .685 51 .434 77 .121 68 .129 73 .339 89 .039 20
.046 56 Maryland 6-4 55 -.288 103 .540 120 .342 118 .103 85 .079 123 .259 120 .060 33
.034 57 Rice 7-4 96 .144 42 .675 63 .483 45 .117 73 .175 20 .441 31 .336 95
.009 58 Northwestern 4-6 47 -.317 106 .656 73 .403 92 .066 119 .189 14 .321 94 .074 44
.006 59 Colorado 2-9 75 -.045 68 .687 49 .449 65 .082 109 .163 28 .380 63 .069 39
-.011 60 Clemson 7-3 22 -.209 95 .591 107 .398 94 .087 103 .157 39 .361 72 .110 59
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-.015 61 Stanford 5-5 35 -.091 71 .685 53 .461 59 .111 78 .130 72 .418 44 .073 43
-.027 62 Missouri 8-2 25 .093 49 .646 81 .438 70 .150 51 .159 34 .350 81 .141 63
-.032 63 Northern Illinois 8-2 82 .299 29 .658 71 .483 46 .099 89 .162 29 .420 41 .362 102
-.052 64 Arkansas State 5-5 76 -.010 64 .652 78 .443 69 .174 29 .129 74 .354 74 .261 88
-.063 65 Central Florida 6-3 61 -.202 91 .685 55 .435 75 .099 90 .108 102 .348 82 .143 65
-.072 66 Tennessee 4-6 37 -.137 78 .667 67 .411 87 .070 118 .132 71 .369 70 .030 14
-.090 67 Miami (OH) 2-8 107 -.074 69 .635 90 .437 73 .130 61 .113 93 .353 78 .407 110
-.096 68 Idaho 1-9 115 -.097 73 .653 76 .457 61 .113 75 .202 11 .407 52 .584 125
-.097 69 Massachusetts 3-8 104 .078 51 .697 40 .493 37 .167 39 .152 48 .434 35 .374 104
-.106 70 Utah 6-4 19 -.346 110 .615 97 .370 111 .085 107 .123 81 .295 107 .084 51
-.115 71 Central Michigan 6-5 80 .143 43 .718 29 .495 36 .137 59 .145 57 .409 50 .460 114
-.116 72 Illinois 4-6 85 -.245 97 .571 115 .385 103 .109 81 .109 98 .330 91 .046 25
-.117 73 Louisiana Lafayette 6-4 111 .115 46 .720 28 .493 38 .159 43 .150 52 .417 46 .243 85
-.123 74 Purdue 2-8 74 -.312 105 .544 119 .365 114 .128 64 .080 122 .315 101 .102 55
-.125 75 Army 3-6 118 .030 59 .739 20 .447 67 .102 87 .159 35 .351 80 .356 100
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-.125 76 Wyoming 3-7 119 -.252 100 .567 116 .389 100 .144 55 .125 79 .306 103 .191 73
-.132 77 Kentucky 4-6 78 -.165 82 .632 91 .405 91 .128 63 .128 76 .324 92 .022 9
-.133 78 UNLV 1-10 101 -.211 96 .651 79 .413 86 .110 80 .089 118 .323 93 .237 84
-.134 79 Rutgers 5-5 89 -.173 84 .587 109 .388 101 .110 79 .138 62 .316 98 .077 48
-.136 80 Memphis 7-3 43 -.105 74 .654 74 .450 64 .142 57 .094 111 .346 85 .216 77
-.143 81 Buffalo 2-6 110 .024 60 .656 72 .464 55 .156 46 .115 91 .386 61 .529 121
-.154 82 Georgia State 0-10 126 -.209 94 .606 100 .396 97 .096 96 .154 44 .320 96 .185 71
-.162 83 Tulsa 2-9 105 -.167 83 .695 41 .427 82 .092 100 .149 53 .352 79 .257 86
-.163 84 Oklahoma State 4-6 87 -.177 86 .603 101 .376 106 .119 71 .103 105 .291 110 .046 26
-.188 85 Indiana 2-8 77 -.267 101 .594 104 .371 109 .173 32 .045 128 .267 115 .075 47
-.199 86 Utah State 8-3 52 -.108 75 .614 98 .434 78 .174 30 .061 126 .347 83 .263 89
-.206 87 Appalachian State 5-4 114 .218 35 .645 83 .492 39 .086 105 .237 2 .451 29 .566 123
-.214 88 Washington 6-5 45 -.193 89 .600 103 .406 90 .120 70 .144 58 .360 73 .145 66
-.221 89 Air Force 7-3 58 .117 45 .712 30 .498 33 .136 60 .153 47 .423 39 .374 105
-.221 90 Michigan 5-6 62 -.411 114 .675 62 .397 95 .085 106 .068 125 .301 106 .053 30
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-.228 91 Bowling Green 6-4 99 -.080 70 .616 96 .435 76 .101 88 .167 26 .394 58 .420 112
-.229 92 Houston 5-4 63 -.139 80 .589 108 .419 83 .112 76 .178 18 .372 68 .391 107
-.235 93 UAB 4-6 83 -.138 79 .664 68 .432 79 .126 66 .160 32 .377 66 .146 67
-.241 94 Florida 5-4 41 -.306 104 .637 88 .387 102 .106 82 .106 104 .264 118 .050 28
-.245 95 Florida Atlantic 3-8 102 -.112 76 .654 75 .429 80 .118 72 .134 69 .379 64 .225 80
-.257 96 Texas 6-5 64 -.203 92 .610 99 .392 99 .081 110 .147 56 .345 87 .074 45
-.257 97 San Diego State 5-5 70 -.033 66 .694 42 .485 44 .162 42 .153 46 .418 43 .492 116
-.276 98 New Mexico State 1-9 123 -.178 87 .694 43 .438 71 .097 94 .137 64 .353 75 .505 117
-.278 99 Virginia Tech 4-6 26 -.490 120 .558 118 .333 119 .051 127 .109 99 .246 122 .071 41
-.286 100 Ball State 3-6 86 -.150 81 .661 69 .409 89 .128 62 .119 86 .340 88 .568 124
-.288 101 San Jose State 2-8 97 -.176 85 .698 39 .481 47 .094 99 .292 1 .404 54 .278 91
-.294 102 Fresno State 4-6 93 -.184 88 .592 106 .411 88 .112 77 .136 66 .336 90 .214 76
-.308 103 Middle Tennessee 5-5 95 -.029 65 .646 82 .427 81 .150 52 .110 96 .345 86 .330 94
-.319 104 Louisiana Tech 7-3 65 .020 61 .693 44 .476 51 .158 44 .096 109 .418 45 .528 119
-.320 105 Penn State 6-5 51 -.446 116 .626 94 .369 112 .079 111 .115 90 .292 109 .142 64
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-.321 106 Tulane 2-8 91 -.434 115 .585 111 .366 113 .076 113 .161 30 .276 113 .233 83
-.327 107 Syracuse 2-8 68 -.587 124 .565 117 .358 115 .052 125 .148 55 .302 104 .042 23
-.328 108 Texas State 5-5 98 -.009 63 .652 77 .417 84 .076 114 .129 75 .316 99 .724 128
-.351 109 Hawaii 3-8 84 -.288 102 .638 87 .376 105 .071 117 .142 60 .288 111 .350 98
-.358 110 UTEP 6-5 112 .061 55 .593 105 .447 66 .097 92 .150 50 .364 71 .516 118
-.367 111 Southern Mississippi 2-8 117 -.380 112 .672 64 .393 98 .121 69 .121 83 .315 100 .126 61
-.403 112 South Florida 3-7 121 -.340 108 .577 114 .352 116 .106 83 .135 67 .258 121 .258 87
-.412 113 Ohio 4-6 116 -.248 98 .681 57 .416 85 .097 93 .168 23 .353 77 .528 120
-.415 114 Temple 4-5 66 -.449 117 .523 122 .342 117 .092 101 .046 127 .266 116 .232 82
-.446 115 Troy 3-7 125 -.113 77 .705 33 .436 74 .084 108 .179 16 .353 76 .341 96
-.466 116 North Texas 3-7 124 -.478 118 .578 113 .316 121 .064 121 .101 107 .262 119 .392 108
-.466 117 Kent State 1-9 108 -.340 109 .629 92 .372 108 .086 104 .121 84 .271 114 .218 78
-.483 118 Kansas 2-8 92 -.522 121 .537 121 .314 123 .073 115 .089 116 .220 124 .058 31
-.497 119 Connecticut 1-8 106 -.532 122 .505 125 .300 125 .078 112 .087 121 .278 112 .275 90
-.520 120 Wake Forest 2-8 81 -.818 127 .411 128 .213 128 .032 128 .089 119 .164 128 .018 2
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-.555 121 Vanderbilt 2-8 122 -.533 123 .626 93 .329 120 .061 122 .091 114 .204 125 .031 16
-.555 122 Louisiana Monroe 4-7 109 -.370 111 .579 112 .370 110 .071 116 .171 22 .292 108 .455 113
-.596 123 Florida International 3-7 90 -.482 119 .516 123 .310 124 .098 91 .090 115 .241 123 .355 99
-.618 124 Akron 4-6 103 -.390 113 .647 80 .397 96 .059 124 .143 59 .301 105 .363 103
-.655 125 UTSA 3-8 100 -.593 125 .511 124 .314 122 .052 126 .126 78 .265 117 .386 106
-.695 126 Eastern Michigan 1-9 128 -.694 126 .477 126 .279 126 .065 120 .093 112 .178 127 .347 97
-.709 127 South Alabama 6-5 113 -.333 107 .669 66 .402 93 .102 86 .134 70 .307 102 .395 109
-.724 128 SMU 0-10 127 -.823 128 .446 127 .258 127 .059 123 .089 117 .200 126 .156 68