Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2008 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
Rk
OTD OTD
Rk
OTF OTF
Rk
OTO OTO
Rk
1 Oklahoma 11-2 1.88 2.00 1 .650 2 .598 2 .831 7 .549 1 .661 1 .049 1
2 Florida 12-1 1.73 1.33 6 .608 7 .527 10 .810 10 .466 6 .574 4 .095 14
3 Texas 12-1 1.50 1.80 2 .651 1 .609 1 .797 15 .504 2 .633 2 .098 20
4 Penn State 10-2 1.48 1.18 8 .588 11 .524 11 .808 11 .400 9 .495 12 .092 11
5 Texas Tech 9-2 1.31 1.52 4 .634 4 .573 5 .818 9 .500 3 .611 3 .127 51
6 USC 12-1 1.27 1.08 9 .574 13 .514 12 .798 14 .411 7 .515 7 .147 70
7 Rice 10-3 1.18 1.60 3 .605 8 .553 9 .848 3 .471 5 .556 6 .080 4
8 Tulsa 10-3 1.07 1.47 5 .646 3 .592 3 .853 2 .476 4 .557 5 .161 93
9 Oklahoma State 8-4 1.04 1.20 7 .612 6 .567 6 .825 8 .408 8 .495 11 .150 77
10 BYU 9-3 .89 .91 13 .586 12 .474 15 .845 4 .397 11 .469 16 .181 104
11 Georgia 9-3 .88 .43 28 .505 23 .434 25 .772 22 .299 30 .388 36 .118 34
12 Missouri 9-4 .87 1.02 11 .614 5 .576 4 .875 1 .397 10 .454 20 .184 106
13 Oregon 10-3 .82 .60 18 .529 19 .459 19 .769 24 .355 16 .462 18 .124 43
14 Alabama 12-2 .76 .31 35 .468 43 .398 44 .739 41 .268 47 .363 49 .094 13
15 Ball State 11-2 .71 1.06 10 .598 10 .562 7 .806 12 .388 13 .481 15 .132 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
16 Houston 7-5 .70 .99 12 .602 9 .558 8 .806 13 .396 12 .491 14 .153 82
17 Rutgers 7-5 .62 .47 25 .488 34 .418 31 .766 25 .298 31 .389 35 .097 18
18 Kansas 7-5 .60 .70 15 .482 38 .432 27 .699 67 .353 18 .505 9 .125 44
19 Mississippi 8-4 .60 .34 31 .488 33 .432 26 .687 76 .306 29 .446 22 .149 74
20 Boise State 11-1 .59 .66 17 .542 14 .505 13 .785 19 .354 17 .451 21 .154 84
21 Nevada 6-6 .59 .72 14 .541 15 .481 14 .773 21 .344 20 .445 23 .097 19
22 Utah 12-0 .56 .39 29 .491 32 .431 28 .733 45 .326 24 .444 24 .096 17
23 Arizona 8-5 .55 .59 20 .499 26 .430 29 .706 62 .357 15 .505 10 .119 36
24 Georgia Tech 7-4 .53 .18 45 .493 29 .380 50 .759 28 .269 45 .354 52 .157 90
25 TCU 10-2 .53 .33 32 .521 20 .371 54 .832 6 .288 33 .346 60 .088 10
26 Ohio State 9-3 .48 .15 46 .446 53 .346 73 .740 40 .268 46 .363 50 .098 21
27 Navy 7-5 .48 .20 42 .463 45 .380 51 .733 47 .276 41 .376 41 .095 15
28 Baylor 3-8 .48 .57 22 .461 46 .379 52 .667 87 .343 21 .514 8 .076 3
29 Southern Mississippi 7-6 .43 .59 19 .512 21 .472 16 .792 17 .329 22 .415 29 .081 6
30 Central Michigan 7-5 .43 .59 21 .534 17 .458 20 .794 16 .316 27 .398 31 .096 16
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 Stanford 5-7 .40 .08 51 .440 56 .389 46 .708 60 .262 51 .370 46 .162 94
32 Colorado State 6-6 .36 .19 43 .492 30 .402 42 .778 20 .270 44 .347 56 .135 55
33 Oregon State 9-4 .36 .13 49 .487 35 .411 34 .791 18 .268 48 .339 63 .124 42
34 North Carolina State 5-7 .35 -.06 56 .432 62 .369 56 .696 72 .232 61 .333 66 .128 52
35 Louisiana Lafayette 6-6 .35 .67 16 .532 18 .454 21 .725 52 .359 14 .495 13 .176 102
36 Buffalo 8-6 .34 .48 24 .476 40 .403 41 .752 33 .327 23 .435 25 .085 7
37 Iowa 8-4 .34 .18 44 .470 42 .421 30 .754 31 .277 40 .367 48 .146 69
38 Florida State 7-4 .33 -.21 69 .429 63 .388 48 .733 46 .242 56 .330 68 .192 112
39 Nebraska 9-4 .32 .48 23 .539 16 .467 17 .832 5 .350 19 .420 27 .168 97
40 Pittsburgh 9-4 .28 -.07 57 .439 57 .398 43 .682 77 .253 54 .371 44 .162 95
41 Memphis 5-7 .26 .32 33 .505 22 .415 33 .750 34 .279 39 .373 43 .125 46
42 South Florida 7-5 .25 .21 40 .501 25 .460 18 .748 36 .260 52 .347 57 .137 59
43 Bowling Green 6-6 .23 .45 27 .501 24 .449 23 .764 26 .323 26 .423 26 .142 65
44 Kansas State 4-7 .23 .35 30 .458 48 .370 55 .700 64 .325 25 .464 17 .175 101
45 LSU 7-5 .22 -.12 60 .416 69 .364 60 .613 107 .282 37 .460 19 .120 37
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 West Virginia 8-4 .22 -.03 55 .439 58 .358 65 .709 59 .231 63 .326 69 .104 24
47 UNLV 5-7 .21 .25 37 .442 55 .350 69 .719 54 .281 38 .391 34 .063 2
48 North Carolina 7-5 .20 -.12 61 .414 71 .320 81 .736 43 .256 53 .347 55 .155 87
49 UTEP 5-7 .20 .46 26 .491 31 .415 32 .752 32 .314 28 .417 28 .080 5
50 Fresno State 7-6 .20 .31 34 .483 37 .450 22 .713 55 .287 36 .402 30 .140 61
51 Akron 5-7 .19 .25 36 .493 28 .389 47 .771 23 .293 32 .380 40 .136 57
52 Arkansas 4-7 .17 -.23 71 .434 61 .407 35 .697 70 .213 76 .306 78 .148 72
53 Notre Dame 7-6 .09 -.15 63 .451 51 .407 36 .687 75 .238 58 .347 59 .150 76
54 Maryland 7-5 .07 -.22 70 .423 64 .350 70 .727 50 .220 71 .302 82 .159 92
55 Virginia 4-7 .05 -.62 100 .365 98 .300 88 .610 108 .171 101 .280 94 .195 115
56 Illinois 4-7 .05 .01 52 .450 52 .403 40 .763 27 .229 65 .300 83 .153 81
57 Miami 6-6 .04 -.35 81 .367 97 .276 96 .643 96 .217 74 .337 64 .154 85
58 California 9-4 .02 -.03 54 .417 67 .362 62 .677 81 .266 49 .393 32 .120 39
59 Wisconsin 6-6 .01 -.16 65 .422 65 .378 53 .671 84 .229 67 .340 62 .150 78
60 Florida Atlantic 7-6 .01 .22 39 .479 39 .405 37 .703 63 .276 42 .392 33 .159 91
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 Northern Illinois 5-7 .01 .10 50 .463 44 .404 38 .698 68 .241 57 .346 61 .112 28
62 Michigan State 9-4 .00 -.20 68 .417 68 .315 85 .711 57 .217 73 .306 79 .118 35
63 Air Force 7-5 .00 -.09 58 .402 77 .366 59 .700 65 .231 64 .330 67 .100 22
64 Troy 7-5 .00 .21 41 .473 41 .435 24 .728 49 .272 43 .374 42 .125 45
65 Virginia Tech 9-4 -.03 -.38 83 .401 80 .331 77 .680 78 .177 97 .260 101 .109 25
66 Kent State 3-8 -.04 .15 47 .483 36 .383 49 .746 37 .287 35 .385 38 .148 71
67 Northwestern 8-4 -.05 -.13 62 .437 60 .350 71 .736 44 .229 66 .311 75 .157 89
68 Cincinnati 10-3 -.06 -.25 72 .419 66 .358 66 .697 71 .221 69 .317 70 .145 67
69 Connecticut 7-5 -.07 -.34 79 .405 76 .358 67 .691 74 .187 89 .271 97 .144 66
70 Western Michigan 8-4 -.08 .24 38 .497 27 .404 39 .758 29 .288 34 .380 39 .152 79
71 Eastern Michigan 2-9 -.10 .13 48 .455 50 .348 72 .713 56 .262 50 .368 47 .115 33
72 Minnesota 6-6 -.17 -.34 80 .384 84 .270 103 .679 79 .206 81 .303 81 .130 53
73 Texas A&M 4-8 -.17 -.16 64 .392 83 .318 82 .669 86 .248 55 .370 45 .190 110
74 Purdue 3-8 -.18 -.53 91 .406 75 .316 83 .722 53 .188 88 .260 100 .165 96
75 Boston College 8-5 -.18 -.63 102 .373 93 .278 95 .622 103 .179 95 .289 90 .192 113
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 East Carolina 9-5 -.19 -.29 75 .401 78 .340 74 .659 90 .195 86 .296 86 .140 62
77 UAB 3-8 -.24 -.35 82 .406 74 .367 58 .639 97 .176 99 .276 95 .168 99
78 South Carolina 6-6 -.24 -.69 104 .384 85 .298 90 .750 35 .167 104 .222 112 .235 119
79 Clemson 5-6 -.26 -.63 101 .347 104 .274 98 .585 113 .185 92 .316 71 .177 103
80 Louisiana Monroe 3-8 -.28 -.09 59 .376 91 .305 86 .600 111 .232 62 .387 37 .088 9
81 Hawaii 6-7 -.28 -.31 78 .384 86 .299 89 .698 69 .235 60 .337 65 .188 108
82 Duke 3-8 -.31 -.75 108 .338 107 .266 106 .570 116 .141 110 .247 105 .102 23
83 Arkansas State 5-6 -.31 .00 53 .455 49 .368 57 .726 51 .214 75 .294 88 .111 26
84 Vanderbilt 7-6 -.31 -.73 107 .302 117 .228 114 .574 114 .169 103 .294 89 .122 41
85 Mississippi State 3-8 -.33 -.83 111 .305 116 .220 115 .618 104 .138 112 .224 111 .114 31
86 Wake Forest 8-5 -.33 -.55 93 .401 79 .292 92 .745 38 .176 98 .237 109 .111 27
87 Syracuse 2-9 -.35 -.72 106 .299 118 .252 109 .504 120 .157 107 .310 76 .113 30
88 Louisville 4-7 -.36 -.42 86 .400 81 .316 84 .654 93 .205 82 .313 74 .181 105
89 Michigan 3-9 -.36 -.60 98 .320 111 .237 112 .570 117 .179 96 .314 73 .146 68
90 Indiana 2-9 -.39 -.57 96 .361 101 .279 94 .629 102 .185 91 .295 87 .153 83
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 San Diego State 2-9 -.39 -.41 85 .360 102 .269 104 .646 94 .186 90 .288 91 .142 64
92 Ohio 3-8 -.40 -.26 74 .444 54 .360 64 .737 42 .220 70 .299 84 .220 117
93 Middle Tennessee 5-7 -.41 -.26 73 .412 72 .364 61 .636 99 .229 68 .360 51 .121 40
94 Utah State 3-9 -.44 -.47 90 .344 105 .254 108 .602 110 .211 78 .351 54 .148 73
95 Arizona State 4-7 -.44 -.56 95 .363 100 .273 99 .678 80 .169 102 .250 102 .127 50
96 Marshall 3-8 -.45 -.44 88 .382 87 .272 100 .693 73 .197 85 .284 92 .150 75
97 Toledo 3-9 -.45 -.17 66 .410 73 .351 68 .672 83 .208 80 .310 77 .120 38
98 Kentucky 6-6 -.46 -.72 105 .342 106 .198 116 .634 100 .155 108 .244 107 .127 49
99 Temple 5-7 -.49 -.30 77 .379 89 .322 80 .676 82 .237 59 .351 53 .137 58
100 Louisiana Tech 7-5 -.50 -.30 76 .414 70 .330 78 .657 92 .200 84 .304 80 .093 12
101 Auburn 4-7 -.56 -.87 113 .313 114 .248 110 .614 106 .114 118 .185 117 .152 80
102 Tennessee 5-7 -.58 -.96 116 .327 109 .271 102 .531 119 .141 111 .265 99 .125 47
103 Iowa State 1-10 -.58 -.19 67 .459 47 .396 45 .731 48 .218 72 .299 85 .126 48
104 New Mexico 4-8 -.72 -.59 97 .395 82 .302 87 .710 58 .176 100 .247 103 .137 60
105 Wyoming 3-8 -.72 -1.06 119 .316 112 .182 118 .644 95 .119 116 .184 118 .229 118
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 Tulane 2-10 -.73 -.46 89 .438 59 .362 63 .744 39 .182 94 .244 106 .140 63
107 Colorado 4-7 -.74 -.40 84 .373 94 .272 101 .756 30 .203 83 .269 98 .154 86
108 Florida International 5-7 -.76 -.43 87 .378 90 .336 75 .667 88 .210 79 .315 72 .087 8
109 New Mexico State 2-9 -.81 -.55 92 .370 96 .292 91 .615 105 .213 77 .347 58 .156 88
110 Washington 0-12 -.81 -.91 115 .313 115 .257 107 .638 98 .121 115 .189 115 .190 109
111 Idaho 1-10 -.83 -.64 103 .349 103 .266 105 .658 91 .184 93 .280 93 .193 114
112 Miami (OH) 1-10 -.84 -.83 112 .376 92 .324 79 .707 61 .112 119 .159 120 .172 100
113 SMU 0-11 -.85 -.60 99 .364 99 .291 93 .700 66 .192 87 .274 96 .242 120
114 UCLA 4-8 -.89 -1.04 118 .314 113 .240 111 .573 115 .126 114 .220 113 .168 98
115 North Texas 1-11 -.91 -.56 94 .381 88 .336 76 .667 89 .163 105 .244 108 .186 107
116 Western Kentucky 0-10 -1.08 -.89 114 .325 110 .186 117 .631 101 .117 117 .186 116 .135 56
117 San Jose State 5-6 -1.13 -.78 109 .328 108 .276 97 .609 109 .150 109 .247 104 .113 29
118 Army 3-8 -1.22 -.82 110 .373 95 .233 113 .670 85 .157 106 .234 110 .191 111
119 Central Florida 3-8 -1.23 -1.04 117 .258 119 .126 120 .593 112 .129 113 .217 114 .114 32
120 Washington State 1-11 -1.40 -1.28 120 .226 120 .162 119 .561 118 .098 120 .174 119 .211 116