Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2008 FEI COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS, OFFENSE

through games of 1/8/2009

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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.652 1 Oklahoma 11-2 3 .953 2 .796 8 .650 2 .254 5 .155 29 .598 2 .064 28
.627 2 Texas 12-1 4 1.068 1 .756 17 .651 1 .195 15 .220 2 .609 1 .256 86
.591 3 Florida 12-1 1 .610 8 .776 11 .608 7 .267 2 .147 40 .527 10 .042 17
.571 4 Penn State 10-2 5 .592 9 .792 9 .588 11 .192 16 .142 48 .524 11 .071 30
.537 5 Oklahoma State 8-4 36 .637 7 .800 6 .612 6 .225 8 .175 14 .567 6 .186 71
.518 6 Texas Tech 9-2 15 .871 4 .809 5 .634 4 .218 9 .191 7 .573 5 .244 83
.480 7 Rice 10-3 54 .904 3 .819 4 .605 8 .254 4 .138 54 .553 9 .288 92
.469 8 USC 12-1 2 .560 10 .760 14 .574 13 .217 10 .101 96 .514 12 .101 42
.435 9 Tulsa 10-3 39 .820 5 .839 2 .646 3 .273 1 .105 93 .592 3 .282 91
.412 10 Georgia 9-3 23 .265 26 .732 22 .505 23 .213 11 .134 58 .434 25 .033 12
.403 11 Houston 7-5 47 .554 11 .764 12 .602 9 .257 3 .132 62 .558 8 .396 102
.381 12 Navy 7-5 38 .116 40 .690 42 .463 45 .121 51 .207 3 .380 51 .051 23
.368 13 Mississippi 8-4 7 .205 29 .642 71 .488 33 .134 39 .112 87 .432 26 .033 11
.360 14 Missouri 9-4 28 .509 12 .853 1 .614 5 .235 6 .169 17 .576 4 .243 82
.350 15 Central Michigan 7-5 63 .360 17 .743 19 .534 17 .103 73 .191 6 .458 20 .401 103
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.306 16 Alabama 12-2 8 .118 39 .696 36 .468 43 .116 56 .145 42 .398 44 .032 9
.294 17 North Carolina State 5-7 31 -.021 57 .648 66 .432 62 .096 82 .184 9 .369 56 .015 2
.292 18 Georgia Tech 7-4 17 .056 49 .731 24 .493 29 .176 21 .139 53 .380 50 .038 13
.286 19 Rutgers 7-5 22 .284 23 .758 16 .488 34 .169 23 .129 73 .418 31 .088 37
.283 20 Oregon 10-3 27 .273 24 .734 21 .529 19 .231 7 .083 109 .459 19 .091 38
.277 21 Oregon State 9-4 32 .099 42 .758 15 .487 35 .144 34 .131 66 .411 34 .048 19
.259 22 Nebraska 9-4 59 .311 21 .762 13 .539 16 .196 14 .126 76 .467 17 .119 50
.255 23 Ball State 11-2 30 .677 6 .791 10 .598 10 .178 19 .147 38 .562 7 .695 120
.247 24 BYU 9-3 52 .478 13 .828 3 .586 12 .121 50 .164 23 .474 15 .152 62
.239 25 Baylor 3-8 79 .357 18 .619 87 .461 46 .114 61 .143 46 .379 52 .085 36
.237 26 Nevada 6-6 78 .416 15 .734 20 .541 15 .201 13 .130 70 .481 14 .293 95
.230 27 Kansas 7-5 61 .354 19 .632 77 .482 38 .154 29 .140 51 .432 27 .177 69
.220 28 UNLV 5-7 94 .152 34 .703 33 .442 55 .086 94 .164 22 .350 69 .169 67
.208 29 Utah 12-0 11 .183 31 .674 53 .491 32 .126 46 .141 50 .431 28 .165 65
.198 30 Arizona 8-5 40 .326 20 .678 48 .499 26 .168 24 .126 77 .430 29 .131 52
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.192 31 Northwestern 8-4 51 -.077 63 .693 40 .437 60 .093 83 .164 21 .350 71 .137 56
.191 32 West Virginia 8-4 21 -.035 59 .694 39 .439 58 .157 28 .112 86 .358 66 .050 22
.191 33 Pittsburgh 9-4 12 -.087 65 .623 84 .439 57 .110 66 .175 13 .398 43 .080 35
.190 34 Memphis 5-7 76 .255 27 .713 31 .505 22 .140 38 .169 18 .415 33 .205 78
.187 35 North Carolina 7-5 6 -.071 61 .659 59 .414 71 .085 96 .085 108 .320 81 .042 16
.186 36 Buffalo 8-6 48 .206 28 .693 41 .476 40 .118 54 .144 44 .403 41 .191 74
.185 37 Florida State 7-4 10 -.109 68 .633 75 .429 63 .092 84 .150 34 .388 48 .019 6
.184 38 UTEP 5-7 80 .268 25 .679 47 .491 31 .175 22 .109 90 .415 32 .246 84
.178 39 Ohio State 9-3 14 .092 43 .699 35 .446 53 .130 41 .098 103 .346 73 .072 31
.176 40 Southern Mississippi 7-6 43 .303 22 .745 18 .512 21 .154 30 .168 20 .472 16 .202 76
.152 41 Iowa 8-4 16 .070 47 .708 32 .470 42 .162 25 .100 99 .421 30 .135 55
.151 42 Louisiana Lafayette 6-6 93 .451 14 .702 34 .532 18 .206 12 .145 41 .454 21 .682 118
.145 43 Boise State 11-1 19 .367 16 .723 28 .542 14 .185 18 .131 65 .505 13 .264 87
.143 44 LSU 7-5 34 .010 54 .570 106 .416 69 .141 37 .127 75 .364 61 .056 24
.138 45 TCU 10-2 20 .119 38 .800 7 .521 20 .112 63 .200 4 .371 54 .164 64
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.133 46 Bowling Green 6-6 46 .188 30 .732 23 .501 24 .126 45 .189 8 .449 23 .280 89
.129 47 South Florida 7-5 29 .106 41 .725 27 .501 25 .099 76 .168 19 .460 18 .122 51
.119 48 Stanford 5-7 66 .046 50 .669 55 .440 56 .123 47 .154 30 .389 46 .049 21
.101 49 Virginia Tech 9-4 9 -.234 90 .639 72 .401 80 .048 114 .184 10 .331 77 .025 8
.098 50 Miami 6-6 35 -.193 84 .601 94 .367 97 .091 87 .105 94 .276 96 .016 5
.082 51 Boston College 8-5 13 -.270 92 .577 104 .373 93 .090 90 .141 49 .278 95 .016 4
.068 52 Maryland 7-5 49 -.122 70 .667 57 .423 64 .121 49 .106 91 .350 70 .023 7
.064 53 Illinois 4-7 55 .039 51 .695 37 .450 52 .145 33 .115 82 .403 40 .149 60
.053 54 Akron 5-7 71 .084 45 .721 29 .493 28 .129 43 .150 33 .389 47 .299 96
.036 55 Western Michigan 8-4 72 .121 37 .727 26 .497 27 .114 62 .144 43 .404 39 .455 112
.032 56 Arkansas 4-7 81 -.096 66 .656 62 .434 61 .090 88 .148 37 .407 35 .039 15
.028 57 Michigan State 9-4 44 -.124 71 .664 58 .417 68 .112 64 .105 92 .315 85 .070 29
.027 58 Kent State 3-8 86 .067 48 .721 30 .483 36 .148 32 .131 64 .383 49 .253 85
.024 59 Fresno State 7-6 82 .141 35 .678 49 .483 37 .154 31 .133 60 .450 22 .276 88
.021 60 Colorado State 6-6 85 .158 33 .730 25 .492 30 .143 35 .159 26 .402 42 .116 49
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.019 61 Virginia 4-7 45 -.329 102 .593 98 .365 98 .098 80 .130 68 .300 88 .013 1
.012 62 Cincinnati 10-3 25 -.160 75 .600 95 .419 66 .117 55 .110 88 .358 67 .078 34
.012 63 California 9-4 33 -.004 55 .658 60 .417 67 .177 20 .070 118 .362 62 .154 63
-.021 64 Connecticut 7-5 26 -.183 79 .626 83 .405 76 .086 92 .129 71 .358 65 .111 46
-.026 65 Texas A&M 4-8 113 -.029 58 .587 100 .392 83 .099 78 .149 36 .318 82 .170 68
-.031 66 Wake Forest 8-5 18 -.285 93 .647 68 .401 79 .046 115 .144 45 .292 92 .058 25
-.039 67 Notre Dame 7-6 50 -.074 62 .653 64 .451 51 .116 58 .122 78 .407 36 .062 27
-.048 68 Clemson 5-6 24 -.322 99 .538 110 .347 104 .123 48 .100 100 .274 98 .038 14
-.062 69 Troy 7-5 65 .085 44 .684 45 .473 41 .081 100 .199 5 .435 24 .489 113
-.064 70 Wisconsin 6-6 56 -.050 60 .607 90 .422 65 .086 95 .136 56 .378 53 .110 45
-.070 71 Eastern Michigan 2-9 99 .081 46 .689 43 .455 50 .082 98 .230 1 .348 72 .404 104
-.072 72 Kansas State 4-7 90 .182 32 .667 56 .458 48 .192 17 .133 59 .370 55 .366 99
-.077 73 East Carolina 9-5 37 -.151 74 .628 80 .401 78 .073 103 .122 79 .340 74 .191 73
-.080 74 Iowa State 1-10 109 -.112 69 .672 54 .459 47 .109 68 .160 25 .396 45 .413 105
-.083 75 UAB 3-8 95 -.163 77 .580 102 .406 74 .067 104 .176 12 .367 58 .166 66
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-.093 76 Air Force 7-5 64 -.082 64 .638 73 .402 77 .085 97 .169 16 .366 59 .204 77
-.116 77 Minnesota 6-6 73 -.169 78 .626 82 .384 84 .092 85 .115 83 .270 103 .146 58
-.134 78 Northern Illinois 5-7 60 .039 52 .647 69 .463 44 .078 101 .181 11 .404 38 .429 108
-.134 79 South Carolina 6-6 41 -.355 104 .652 65 .384 85 .091 86 .129 74 .298 90 .032 10
-.164 80 Toledo 3-9 103 -.098 67 .632 78 .410 73 .120 52 .152 32 .351 68 .451 110
-.167 81 Michigan 3-9 70 -.333 103 .517 115 .320 111 .086 93 .099 101 .237 112 .098 41
-.171 82 Louisville 4-7 84 -.150 73 .646 70 .400 81 .110 67 .142 47 .316 84 .132 53
-.173 83 Vanderbilt 7-6 42 -.392 105 .500 117 .302 117 .054 112 .074 112 .228 114 .015 3
-.200 84 Duke 3-8 57 -.408 109 .523 113 .338 107 .039 117 .172 15 .266 105 .045 18
-.200 85 Marshall 3-8 69 -.241 91 .630 79 .382 87 .118 53 .150 35 .272 100 .185 70
-.214 86 Louisiana Monroe 3-8 104 -.008 56 .576 105 .376 91 .104 72 .096 104 .305 86 .455 111
-.232 87 Indiana 2-9 107 -.328 101 .589 99 .361 101 .129 42 .073 113 .279 94 .151 61
-.233 88 Temple 5-7 62 -.191 83 .647 67 .379 89 .115 59 .072 116 .322 80 .311 97
-.247 89 Syracuse 2-9 87 -.394 107 .470 120 .299 118 .043 116 .087 106 .252 109 .074 32
-.248 90 Middle Tennessee 5-7 92 -.148 72 .607 91 .412 72 .100 75 .136 55 .364 60 .625 117
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-.251 91 Purdue 3-8 67 -.290 94 .677 50 .406 75 .075 102 .158 27 .316 83 .111 47
-.255 92 Auburn 4-7 53 -.507 115 .530 111 .313 114 .061 106 .114 84 .248 110 .094 39
-.259 93 Kentucky 6-6 68 -.393 106 .620 86 .342 106 .056 111 .099 102 .198 116 .048 20
-.260 94 Florida Atlantic 7-6 97 .136 36 .676 51 .479 39 .159 26 .083 110 .405 37 .424 107
-.269 95 Arizona State 4-7 74 -.303 95 .568 107 .363 100 .051 113 .110 89 .273 99 .149 59
-.269 96 Tennessee 5-7 58 -.464 112 .492 118 .327 109 .063 105 .117 81 .271 102 .061 26
-.271 97 Idaho 1-10 118 -.310 97 .614 89 .349 103 .088 91 .132 63 .266 106 .385 101
-.272 98 Tulane 2-10 114 -.211 86 .694 38 .438 59 .116 57 .157 28 .362 63 .289 93
-.282 99 SMU 0-11 106 -.319 98 .633 76 .364 99 .158 27 .067 119 .291 93 .232 80
-.285 100 Colorado 4-7 88 -.213 87 .683 46 .373 94 .081 99 .130 69 .272 101 .280 90
-.286 101 Arkansas State 5-6 96 .024 53 .675 52 .455 49 .111 65 .154 31 .368 57 .512 114
-.302 102 San Diego State 2-9 116 -.190 82 .602 92 .360 102 .097 81 .133 61 .269 104 .135 54
-.309 103 Ohio 3-8 77 -.188 81 .686 44 .444 54 .127 44 .136 57 .360 64 .438 109
-.315 104 Utah State 3-9 110 -.187 80 .578 103 .344 105 .133 40 .086 107 .254 108 .223 79
-.326 105 Louisiana Tech 7-5 98 -.193 85 .614 88 .414 70 .100 74 .093 105 .330 78 .324 98
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-.337 106 Mississippi State 3-8 89 -.453 111 .528 112 .305 116 .057 110 .122 80 .220 115 .096 40
-.350 107 Hawaii 6-7 105 -.160 76 .638 74 .384 86 .141 36 .101 98 .299 89 .103 43
-.367 108 Miami (OH) 1-10 101 -.474 113 .655 63 .376 92 .026 118 .129 72 .324 79 .235 81
-.379 109 Washington 0-12 117 -.524 117 .595 96 .313 115 .060 107 .112 85 .257 107 .077 33
-.386 110 Wyoming 3-8 108 -.519 116 .602 93 .316 112 .059 108 .102 95 .182 118 .115 48
-.391 111 North Texas 1-11 120 -.328 100 .620 85 .381 88 .109 70 .101 97 .336 76 .691 119
-.468 112 UCLA 4-8 91 -.483 114 .517 114 .314 113 .014 120 .147 39 .240 111 .106 44
-.473 113 New Mexico 4-8 83 -.304 96 .656 61 .395 82 .099 77 .160 24 .302 87 .196 75
-.482 114 New Mexico State 2-9 115 -.231 89 .566 108 .370 96 .115 60 .139 52 .292 91 .369 100
-.501 115 Army 3-8 100 -.416 110 .626 81 .373 95 .104 71 .130 67 .233 113 .559 116
-.503 116 Florida International 5-7 111 -.228 88 .594 97 .378 90 .109 69 .072 114 .336 75 .422 106
-.535 117 Western Kentucky 0-10 112 -.531 118 .586 101 .325 110 .090 89 .072 115 .186 117 .292 94
-.571 118 Central Florida 3-8 75 -.544 119 .507 116 .258 119 .057 109 .071 117 .126 120 .188 72
-.622 119 San Jose State 5-6 102 -.398 108 .541 109 .328 108 .098 79 .075 111 .276 97 .534 115
-.662 120 Washington State 1-11 119 -.790 120 .472 119 .226 120 .024 119 .065 120 .162 119 .139 57