Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2007 FEI COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS, OFFENSE

through games of 1/7/2008

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 FEI ratings and FEI splits for Offense, Defense and Special Teams can be found using the drop-down menus provided above. Program FEI (five-year weighted) ratings and other supplemental drive-based data can be found here.

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.779 1 Florida 8-4 5 .670 1 .760 7 .607 2 .207 6 .165 20 .571 2 .025 12
.558 2 Louisville 5-6 43 .340 15 .711 21 .512 16 .170 16 .170 17 .427 28 .032 16
.513 3 LSU 12-2 1 .249 25 .711 23 .505 19 .120 57 .163 23 .440 21 .027 13
.505 4 Navy 8-4 60 .596 4 .786 1 .611 1 .175 14 .230 2 .587 1 .186 72
.492 5 Oregon 9-4 4 .265 20 .700 30 .495 24 .182 11 .112 84 .421 34 .012 1
.475 6 Tennessee 10-4 18 .228 29 .681 43 .490 27 .138 39 .144 50 .430 27 .034 19
.472 7 Texas Tech 8-4 32 .604 3 .784 2 .588 3 .209 5 .194 6 .529 4 .235 78
.462 8 Missouri 11-2 10 .533 5 .755 9 .554 7 .163 17 .190 9 .496 7 .120 53
.457 9 Kentucky 7-5 25 .251 24 .693 37 .503 23 .131 44 .144 49 .462 15 .052 31
.424 10 Boston College 10-3 19 .107 43 .675 48 .443 60 .127 50 .145 45 .365 66 .042 24
.423 11 BYU 10-2 14 .264 21 .775 4 .504 21 .127 47 .162 25 .437 23 .049 29
.394 12 West Virginia 11-2 2 .405 10 .697 32 .551 9 .193 8 .131 71 .483 12 .048 28
.394 13 Georgia 10-2 6 .242 26 .711 22 .462 48 .133 43 .141 56 .398 48 .092 47
.375 14 Oklahoma State 6-6 50 .475 8 .735 14 .529 12 .144 30 .182 12 .488 9 .149 59
.356 15 Oklahoma 11-3 7 .507 6 .691 39 .525 13 .224 3 .125 75 .496 6 .149 60
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OSOS Rk
.352 16 USC 11-2 3 .170 34 .665 57 .480 33 .123 56 .103 96 .402 46 .031 15
.336 17 Arizona State 10-3 17 .054 53 .619 90 .435 64 .125 53 .169 18 .365 65 .022 8
.332 18 Arkansas 7-5 21 .235 27 .703 29 .492 26 .216 4 .081 113 .415 37 .042 25
.326 19 Air Force 8-4 51 .265 19 .744 11 .494 25 .124 54 .163 22 .431 24 .119 52
.317 20 California 7-6 24 .125 41 .641 75 .467 43 .135 42 .147 41 .404 42 .024 9
.311 21 Tulsa 10-4 54 .627 2 .767 5 .566 4 .227 2 .097 102 .484 11 .208 75
.291 22 Ohio State 10-2 8 .208 30 .723 15 .478 36 .162 19 .092 106 .368 61 .139 58
.288 23 Texas 10-3 26 .353 14 .747 10 .532 11 .184 10 .139 57 .457 16 .216 76
.244 24 South Florida 8-4 9 -.050 67 .673 50 .454 53 .083 98 .141 55 .455 18 .024 10
.239 25 Washington 4-9 40 -.012 62 .599 99 .434 65 .138 38 .132 70 .367 63 .013 2
.233 26 Cincinnati 9-3 13 .069 52 .616 91 .445 58 .152 26 .079 114 .403 43 .061 34
.230 27 Illinois 8-4 29 .256 22 .713 19 .482 30 .140 36 .103 97 .423 31 .081 44
.216 28 Rutgers 7-5 45 .235 28 .737 12 .518 14 .203 7 .195 4 .457 17 .070 38
.209 29 Kansas 11-1 20 .448 9 .755 8 .553 8 .180 12 .144 47 .534 3 .308 90
.203 30 Auburn 8-4 15 -.096 69 .662 61 .421 73 .051 116 .154 33 .353 76 .025 11
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.186 31 Hawaii 10-1 55 .493 7 .669 52 .549 10 .254 1 .146 42 .475 13 .458 109
.184 32 Washington State 5-7 62 .085 48 .698 31 .486 29 .129 45 .137 61 .431 25 .021 7
.181 33 Wisconsin 8-4 38 .136 39 .667 55 .475 37 .094 83 .152 35 .419 35 .133 57
.164 34 Georgia Tech 6-6 44 -.153 79 .716 17 .415 78 .088 88 .101 98 .325 88 .044 26
.162 35 Clemson 8-4 11 .150 37 .681 42 .478 35 .126 51 .193 7 .443 20 .068 37
.160 36 Michigan State 7-6 35 .089 45 .708 26 .463 47 .118 61 .137 62 .364 68 .080 43
.148 37 Virginia 9-4 31 -.098 71 .600 98 .380 92 .084 96 .135 66 .311 93 .065 35
.144 38 Arizona 4-7 27 -.150 78 .648 69 .404 85 .092 85 .092 107 .357 73 .017 6
.141 39 Fresno State 8-4 56 .367 12 .775 3 .555 6 .140 37 .155 32 .450 19 .412 100
.133 40 Nebraska 5-7 86 .195 32 .682 41 .490 28 .144 31 .144 46 .408 41 .117 50
.130 41 Central Michigan 8-5 83 .364 13 .706 28 .505 20 .175 13 .106 92 .431 26 .271 81
.115 42 South Carolina 5-6 30 -.164 83 .622 85 .397 86 .126 52 .111 87 .320 89 .037 20
.090 43 UTEP 3-8 81 .160 35 .693 36 .473 38 .157 20 .143 51 .402 45 .416 101
.084 44 Penn State 9-4 42 .049 54 .662 60 .465 44 .084 92 .136 63 .385 53 .131 56
.067 45 Alabama 6-6 28 -.161 81 .693 38 .436 63 .078 101 .163 21 .359 71 .033 17
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Va Va
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OSOS Rk
.058 46 Virginia Tech 10-3 12 -.170 84 .576 106 .378 95 .127 49 .070 116 .308 94 .042 23
.056 47 Marshall 3-8 76 .152 36 .675 47 .467 41 .154 24 .163 24 .421 33 .163 64
.054 48 Maryland 5-7 41 -.128 74 .623 84 .383 89 .109 68 .087 110 .331 84 .037 22
.050 49 Boise State 9-3 48 .369 11 .736 13 .559 5 .186 9 .157 30 .505 5 .607 115
.050 50 Louisiana Lafayette 3-8 102 .134 40 .638 77 .459 49 .142 35 .150 38 .357 75 .298 88
.035 51 Nevada 5-7 89 .318 17 .766 6 .510 17 .156 21 .128 73 .439 22 .508 111
.026 52 Memphis 6-6 100 .323 16 .695 33 .516 15 .092 84 .234 1 .484 10 .572 113
.025 53 Kansas State 4-7 71 -.073 68 .621 86 .430 67 .114 66 .152 36 .398 47 .172 71
.011 54 Minnesota 1-10 82 -.026 64 .709 24 .449 55 .106 70 .149 40 .347 79 .169 69
.007 55 Oregon State 8-4 16 -.338 107 .608 95 .352 107 .084 94 .084 111 .246 113 .014 4
.001 56 Michigan 9-3 22 .011 59 .651 66 .440 61 .137 40 .158 29 .367 62 .123 54
-.008 57 Toledo 4-7 112 .121 42 .628 81 .464 46 .155 22 .132 69 .417 36 .518 112
-.013 58 San Diego State 3-8 95 -.148 77 .556 112 .368 100 .095 82 .087 109 .277 107 .089 46
-.017 59 Connecticut 8-4 39 -.145 76 .632 79 .407 82 .105 73 .113 83 .352 77 .060 33
-.023 60 Florida State 7-6 36 -.262 95 .643 72 .382 91 .095 81 .083 112 .287 106 .037 21
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OSOS Rk
-.039 61 Stanford 4-8 53 -.319 103 .595 102 .345 109 .101 77 .133 68 .295 102 .017 5
-.042 62 Wake Forest 9-4 34 -.218 89 .650 67 .386 87 .074 105 .117 80 .275 108 .080 42
-.043 63 Ball State 6-6 72 .273 18 .674 49 .508 18 .123 55 .159 28 .467 14 .607 116
-.044 64 Mississippi State 7-5 37 -.337 106 .586 105 .335 112 .048 118 .124 76 .205 118 .029 14
-.057 65 Indiana 6-6 68 .031 57 .652 64 .457 50 .128 46 .142 54 .388 52 .358 97
-.058 66 Mississippi 2-9 75 -.240 92 .592 104 .419 74 .150 27 .167 19 .368 60 .034 18
-.064 67 Rice 3-8 104 .079 50 .708 25 .446 57 .153 25 .111 85 .363 69 .668 119
-.065 68 New Mexico State 2-9 110 .095 44 .712 20 .465 45 .112 67 .192 8 .410 38 .285 84
-.074 69 Colorado State 2-9 78 -.162 82 .695 34 .437 62 .099 79 .137 60 .364 67 .111 49
-.083 70 Texas A&M 6-6 67 .042 55 .667 56 .444 59 .109 69 .202 3 .393 50 .161 63
-.083 71 Vanderbilt 4-7 66 -.246 93 .603 97 .406 83 .063 112 .183 11 .340 80 .073 40
-.083 72 Northwestern 5-6 79 .087 46 .707 27 .481 31 .120 58 .173 15 .409 39 .165 66
-.088 73 Pittsburgh 4-7 47 -.283 98 .642 74 .375 96 .073 106 .088 108 .252 112 .076 41
-.101 74 SMU 1-11 94 .008 60 .665 58 .471 39 .142 34 .135 65 .378 56 .430 103
-.101 75 Eastern Michigan 3-8 99 .007 61 .658 62 .423 70 .067 111 .175 14 .330 85 .291 87
OFEI OFEI
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Va Va
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OSOS Rk
-.105 76 Florida Atlantic 8-5 77 .082 49 .669 53 .456 51 .142 33 .136 64 .390 51 .272 82
-.105 77 TCU 8-5 49 -.097 70 .679 45 .467 42 .057 114 .195 5 .381 54 .165 65
-.110 78 Central Florida 10-4 46 .197 31 .645 71 .481 32 .163 18 .114 82 .423 32 .225 77
-.113 79 Troy 7-4 57 .017 58 .679 46 .455 52 .114 64 .143 52 .397 49 .322 95
-.128 80 UCLA 6-7 23 -.458 116 .531 116 .325 114 .084 97 .128 72 .230 115 .014 3
-.130 81 East Carolina 8-5 69 .071 51 .673 51 .433 66 .155 23 .077 115 .350 78 .128 55
-.133 82 Colorado 6-7 52 -.137 75 .663 59 .418 75 .084 93 .139 59 .333 83 .118 51
-.137 83 Southern Mississippi 6-6 63 .142 38 .667 54 .468 40 .096 80 .156 31 .424 30 .303 89
-.145 84 Purdue 7-5 61 .085 47 .642 73 .453 54 .146 29 .152 34 .381 55 .167 67
-.153 85 Middle Tennessee 5-6 87 .036 56 .597 100 .417 76 .147 28 .116 81 .373 59 .287 85
-.157 86 North Carolina State 4-7 70 -.378 110 .627 82 .360 104 .067 110 .127 74 .319 90 .072 39
-.158 87 Houston 7-5 73 .253 23 .716 16 .504 22 .115 63 .176 13 .489 8 .258 80
-.165 88 North Carolina 3-8 58 -.413 112 .647 70 .370 98 .118 62 .066 119 .306 95 .065 36
-.174 89 Iowa State 3-8 92 -.226 90 .641 76 .368 101 .055 115 .188 10 .297 100 .169 68
-.176 90 Bowling Green 7-5 101 .192 33 .714 18 .478 34 .143 32 .111 86 .409 40 .576 114
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OSOS Rk
-.176 91 Louisiana Monroe 5-6 93 -.115 72 .619 89 .405 84 .063 113 .143 53 .319 91 .272 83
-.191 92 North Texas 1-10 106 -.177 85 .630 80 .385 88 .103 75 .144 48 .328 86 .311 93
-.194 93 Utah 9-4 33 -.187 86 .576 107 .408 81 .120 59 .120 78 .373 57 .084 45
-.205 94 Duke 1-11 80 -.304 101 .542 113 .314 115 .127 48 .106 93 .234 114 .050 30
-.234 95 Miami 5-7 64 -.283 97 .571 109 .369 99 .136 41 .093 105 .298 98 .106 48
-.239 96 UNLV 2-10 90 -.347 108 .657 63 .371 97 .088 89 .146 43 .291 105 .155 61
-.253 97 Arkansas State 5-7 88 -.014 63 .681 44 .447 56 .101 76 .145 44 .424 29 .435 104
-.255 98 Iowa 6-6 65 -.200 87 .621 87 .360 105 .076 103 .103 94 .264 111 .439 105
-.266 99 UAB 1-10 115 -.295 100 .593 103 .380 93 .106 72 .098 101 .319 92 .288 86
-.309 100 Western Michigan 4-7 84 -.159 80 .614 93 .408 80 .083 99 .172 16 .362 70 .316 94
-.322 101 Tulane 3-8 91 -.040 65 .634 78 .424 69 .104 74 .149 39 .358 72 .309 91
-.323 102 Ohio 5-6 96 -.047 66 .609 94 .414 79 .174 15 .094 104 .402 44 .425 102
-.330 103 Utah State 2-10 117 -.323 104 .597 101 .351 108 .048 117 .161 27 .269 109 .247 79
-.352 104 Wyoming 5-7 85 -.291 99 .604 96 .366 102 .069 107 .139 58 .295 103 .159 62
-.361 105 Syracuse 2-10 108 -.424 113 .526 118 .308 116 .090 86 .068 118 .225 116 .046 27
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OSOS Rk
-.364 106 New Mexico 8-4 59 -.250 94 .627 83 .383 90 .087 90 .100 100 .336 82 .201 74
-.402 107 Idaho 0-11 111 -.426 114 .571 110 .357 106 .086 91 .107 91 .305 96 .357 96
-.417 108 Kent State 2-9 105 -.265 96 .694 35 .422 71 .090 87 .134 67 .365 64 .440 106
-.417 109 Notre Dame 3-9 74 -.518 117 .535 114 .285 118 .076 102 .111 88 .197 119 .055 32
-.418 110 Buffalo 5-7 113 -.117 73 .652 65 .421 72 .106 71 .152 37 .357 74 .634 117
-.418 111 Baylor 2-9 107 -.442 115 .566 111 .343 110 .101 78 .101 99 .297 101 .199 73
-.435 112 Akron 4-8 109 -.366 109 .574 108 .341 111 .074 104 .108 90 .293 104 .368 99
-.449 113 Louisiana Tech 4-7 103 -.307 102 .648 68 .365 103 .069 108 .110 89 .297 99 .310 92
-.453 114 Northern Illinois 2-9 116 -.325 105 .614 92 .380 94 .118 60 .118 79 .328 87 .639 118
-.464 115 San Jose State 4-7 119 -.218 88 .683 40 .426 68 .114 65 .122 77 .373 58 .443 108
-.486 116 Miami (OH) 6-7 98 -.229 91 .619 88 .417 77 .084 95 .161 26 .338 81 .362 98
-.560 117 Temple 4-8 118 -.397 111 .531 115 .330 113 .069 109 .103 95 .299 97 .500 110
-.581 118 Army 2-9 97 -.568 118 .529 117 .303 117 .044 119 .096 103 .267 110 .443 107
-.621 119 Florida International 1-11 114 -.669 119 .476 119 .261 119 .083 100 .069 117 .211 117 .170 70