Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2009 FEI COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS, OFFENSE

through games of 1/7/2010

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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.681 1 Stanford 8-5 19 .519 6 .727 18 .588 3 .167 27 .167 27 .553 3 .077 42
.658 2 Georgia Tech 10-3 5 .470 9 .725 20 .544 13 .176 18 .229 2 .500 10 .017 2
.607 3 Notre Dame 6-6 31 .494 8 .800 4 .562 8 .177 17 .208 4 .513 7 .108 51
.597 4 Cincinnati 11-1 14 .727 2 .713 25 .568 6 .230 4 .107 92 .533 6 .193 72
.555 5 Alabama 13-0 1 .165 31 .700 33 .520 20 .171 20 .136 57 .405 39 .019 4
.543 6 Houston 9-4 39 .719 3 .857 1 .650 1 .184 11 .218 3 .598 1 .212 77
.488 7 Oregon 10-3 9 .288 21 .636 75 .477 35 .205 8 .099 99 .420 35 .045 20
.479 8 Florida 12-1 2 .451 11 .829 2 .621 2 .197 9 .188 10 .596 2 .055 29
.440 9 Texas Tech 8-4 18 .342 17 .745 13 .520 18 .177 16 .142 50 .463 19 .062 31
.436 10 Florida State 6-6 24 .223 30 .772 6 .537 15 .150 33 .189 9 .477 15 .027 7
.424 11 Virginia Tech 10-3 3 .238 27 .696 35 .508 28 .170 22 .089 108 .450 24 .014 1
.384 12 Pittsburgh 9-3 11 .345 16 .698 34 .548 12 .190 10 .175 22 .533 5 .184 68
.358 13 Arkansas 7-5 26 .262 24 .649 68 .459 46 .236 3 .068 120 .405 40 .032 11
.354 14 Texas 13-1 6 .134 34 .689 39 .485 32 .112 66 .130 64 .432 30 .030 9
.353 15 BYU 11-2 35 .497 7 .771 7 .541 14 .237 2 .183 13 .463 18 .112 53
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.348 16 North Carolina State 3-7 64 .160 32 .655 62 .447 53 .127 52 .155 34 .380 56 .032 10
.319 17 Wisconsin 9-3 22 .302 19 .713 24 .520 19 .109 71 .178 17 .459 20 .073 40
.312 18 Miami 8-4 10 .131 35 .672 50 .469 39 .157 31 .134 60 .376 58 .025 5
.310 19 USC 9-4 23 .095 42 .660 56 .447 54 .163 30 .121 73 .373 59 .060 30
.300 20 Connecticut 7-5 25 .091 43 .695 36 .460 45 .113 61 .163 28 .410 37 .087 46
.299 21 Idaho 8-5 100 .589 4 .741 14 .553 10 .178 15 .148 41 .504 9 .458 118
.274 22 Wake Forest 4-7 46 .232 28 .737 17 .515 24 .093 85 .119 76 .429 33 .119 56
.260 23 Oregon State 7-5 28 .274 23 .738 16 .510 27 .108 73 .154 37 .451 22 .159 63
.253 24 Michigan State 5-7 41 .075 47 .669 51 .462 44 .169 23 .092 107 .352 74 .048 24
.252 25 Auburn 7-5 32 .068 50 .652 64 .454 50 .135 46 .092 106 .359 71 .047 22
.246 26 TCU 11-1 8 .292 20 .754 11 .549 11 .216 5 .112 82 .500 13 .107 50
.245 27 Ohio State 11-2 4 .039 54 .636 76 .452 51 .114 59 .129 67 .395 43 .037 15
.237 28 West Virginia 8-4 33 .050 52 .626 82 .442 60 .129 50 .108 89 .410 38 .225 84
.236 29 Penn State 10-2 12 .229 29 .754 10 .515 22 .164 29 .148 42 .422 34 .082 44
.234 30 Navy 9-4 37 .261 25 .700 32 .480 33 .108 74 .208 5 .398 42 .131 59
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.210 31 Southern Mississippi 6-6 66 .243 26 .716 23 .515 23 .104 76 .112 83 .451 23 .360 112
.207 32 Clemson 8-5 13 -.037 66 .658 57 .457 48 .171 21 .079 113 .403 41 .043 19
.207 33 Texas A&M 6-7 68 .303 18 .703 29 .512 26 .117 56 .179 16 .450 25 .064 35
.194 34 Tennessee 7-6 38 .109 39 .727 19 .458 47 .140 40 .119 75 .385 52 .018 3
.176 35 Central Michigan 11-2 36 .470 10 .814 3 .563 7 .132 48 .171 25 .472 17 .237 88
.171 36 Northwestern 7-5 47 -.041 67 .750 12 .455 49 .088 91 .203 6 .379 57 .069 38
.158 37 Georgia 7-5 30 -.013 63 .622 84 .398 82 .133 47 .111 84 .328 84 .042 18
.150 38 Florida Atlantic 5-7 107 .420 12 .766 9 .531 17 .141 39 .180 15 .444 26 .218 81
.136 39 UTEP 4-8 91 .348 15 .687 42 .515 25 .168 24 .160 31 .500 11 .389 115
.131 40 California 7-5 51 .081 44 .645 70 .435 67 .181 14 .101 97 .388 49 .120 57
.109 41 Washington 5-7 58 .120 36 .706 27 .486 31 .126 53 .160 32 .435 28 .128 58
.102 42 Duke 4-6 69 -.104 75 .606 94 .443 59 .092 87 .147 44 .385 51 .082 45
.102 43 Arizona 7-5 29 -.013 62 .632 78 .450 52 .068 104 .135 58 .373 60 .051 27
.099 44 Mississippi State 4-7 43 -.170 87 .677 47 .428 72 .102 79 .150 40 .333 82 .042 17
.094 45 Missouri 7-5 61 .104 41 .657 61 .475 36 .114 58 .171 24 .457 21 .094 47
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.094 46 Iowa 10-2 7 -.137 82 .664 53 .420 77 .100 80 .093 105 .339 81 .065 36
.091 47 Mississippi 7-4 27 -.125 78 .642 72 .438 64 .138 44 .146 45 .358 72 .050 25
.076 48 Fresno State 7-5 81 .365 13 .706 26 .554 9 .183 12 .198 8 .509 8 .299 101
.074 49 Boise State 13-0 15 .539 5 .770 8 .580 5 .209 7 .108 88 .535 4 .362 113
.069 50 Nevada 8-5 93 .735 1 .778 5 .583 4 .246 1 .127 68 .500 12 .423 117
.062 51 Iowa State 6-6 76 -.160 86 .611 93 .409 79 .076 99 .168 26 .325 86 .064 34
.057 52 Purdue 5-7 48 .010 57 .658 59 .437 65 .128 51 .134 61 .369 64 .142 61
.045 53 Kentucky 6-6 45 -.097 74 .649 67 .391 90 .092 88 .122 71 .313 90 .040 16
.042 54 Kansas 4-7 62 .077 45 .704 28 .474 37 .120 54 .200 7 .431 31 .074 41
.037 55 UAB 5-7 96 .287 22 .685 43 .495 29 .213 6 .071 117 .435 29 .346 110
.032 56 Buffalo 4-7 71 -.006 60 .677 46 .466 40 .142 38 .150 39 .386 50 .330 105
.024 57 North Carolina 6-5 16 -.269 98 .585 102 .372 98 .098 82 .154 35 .339 80 .063 32
.020 58 LSU 9-4 17 -.106 76 .622 85 .394 85 .119 55 .111 85 .328 85 .033 12
.008 59 Colorado State 2-9 97 .063 51 .688 41 .444 57 .110 67 .147 43 .366 67 .197 74
-.001 60 Oklahoma 7-5 21 -.024 65 .652 65 .441 63 .113 62 .135 59 .370 63 .068 37
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-.009 61 Illinois 2-9 80 -.042 68 .583 103 .398 83 .117 57 .158 33 .308 92 .099 48
-.010 62 SMU 7-5 67 .138 33 .657 60 .463 43 .168 25 .105 93 .381 55 .333 108
-.015 63 Toledo 5-7 98 .112 38 .667 52 .471 38 .144 34 .136 56 .411 36 .225 85
-.016 64 Northern Illinois 6-6 65 .075 46 .683 45 .442 61 .065 108 .154 36 .383 53 .254 94
-.026 65 Troy 9-4 83 .352 14 .740 15 .535 16 .182 13 .110 86 .496 14 .314 103
-.027 66 Michigan 4-7 59 -.058 71 .577 105 .399 80 .138 43 .115 79 .355 73 .051 26
-.044 67 UNLV 4-7 101 .107 40 .693 37 .478 34 .088 92 .184 12 .436 27 .215 79
-.047 68 Temple 9-3 55 .047 53 .654 63 .429 71 .138 42 .115 78 .364 69 .186 70
-.055 69 Bowling Green 7-6 78 .072 48 .688 40 .488 30 .143 35 .175 21 .431 32 .311 102
-.057 70 Oklahoma State 8-4 42 -.152 84 .597 98 .390 91 .108 72 .122 70 .314 89 .063 33
-.058 71 Air Force 7-5 40 -.013 61 .702 31 .465 42 .066 106 .248 1 .392 45 .202 75
-.065 72 Indiana 3-8 73 -.128 80 .622 86 .424 75 .063 110 .173 23 .370 61 .034 14
-.073 73 North Texas 2-10 102 .036 55 .674 49 .466 41 .139 41 .146 46 .390 46 .227 86
-.081 74 Nebraska 10-4 20 -.156 85 .600 96 .398 81 .113 63 .133 62 .344 78 .048 23
-.095 75 Boston College 7-5 34 -.207 91 .550 113 .355 104 .114 60 .100 98 .282 103 .071 39
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-.098 76 Marshall 6-6 82 -.048 69 .651 66 .422 76 .103 77 .183 14 .345 77 .220 82
-.098 77 Utah State 3-8 94 .071 49 .721 21 .446 55 .143 36 .107 90 .350 75 .331 106
-.106 78 Utah 10-3 49 -.002 59 .635 77 .441 62 .151 32 .094 104 .382 54 .203 76
-.108 79 South Florida 6-5 57 .010 58 .664 55 .426 73 .138 45 .103 95 .346 76 .266 96
-.117 80 Minnesota 5-7 53 -.282 101 .620 87 .366 101 .109 68 .095 103 .288 102 .027 6
-.121 81 Rutgers 7-4 52 -.188 90 .611 91 .388 94 .167 28 .071 116 .307 93 .238 89
-.130 82 Louisville 3-8 86 -.207 92 .647 69 .389 92 .086 93 .138 54 .318 88 .213 78
-.136 83 Western Kentucky 0-11 113 -.125 79 .580 104 .394 86 .109 70 .084 110 .370 62 .325 104
-.144 84 South Carolina 6-6 44 -.281 100 .684 44 .393 88 .081 98 .162 29 .311 91 .033 13
-.146 85 Louisiana Tech 3-8 79 .113 37 .639 73 .416 78 .109 69 .126 69 .324 87 .228 87
-.156 86 East Carolina 8-5 54 -.055 70 .693 38 .443 58 .065 107 .118 77 .367 66 .143 62
-.157 87 Arizona State 3-8 60 -.258 95 .594 100 .362 102 .105 75 .075 115 .280 107 .190 71
-.158 88 Tulsa 4-7 88 -.086 73 .614 90 .432 68 .143 37 .143 49 .366 68 .180 66
-.171 89 Syracuse 3-8 85 -.275 99 .637 74 .392 89 .097 83 .113 81 .330 83 .118 55
-.172 90 Memphis 1-10 105 -.223 93 .600 97 .369 100 .112 65 .120 74 .291 101 .224 83
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-.175 91 Kansas State 4-6 74 -.187 89 .703 30 .435 66 .069 101 .139 52 .363 70 .101 49
-.184 92 UCLA 7-6 50 -.365 106 .658 58 .377 95 .092 86 .138 53 .280 106 .134 60
-.194 93 Maryland 1-10 70 -.381 109 .615 89 .352 105 .054 113 .115 80 .302 96 .081 43
-.200 94 Virginia 3-8 56 -.419 110 .516 117 .303 116 .040 119 .129 66 .234 116 .029 8
-.238 95 Hawaii 5-7 114 .016 56 .719 22 .518 21 .174 19 .140 51 .477 16 .262 95
-.274 96 Eastern Michigan 0-12 115 -.346 103 .544 114 .332 111 .064 109 .104 94 .280 104 .338 109
-.278 97 San Diego State 3-8 104 -.179 88 .629 80 .372 97 .089 90 .145 47 .300 97 .196 73
-.286 98 Central Florida 7-5 75 -.080 72 .595 99 .431 70 .084 95 .107 91 .394 44 .248 92
-.296 99 Ohio 8-5 63 -.263 96 .592 101 .372 99 .132 49 .079 114 .292 100 .381 114
-.298 100 Tulane 2-9 116 -.255 94 .676 48 .398 84 .069 102 .186 11 .306 94 .360 111
-.330 101 Western Michigan 4-7 90 -.108 77 .664 54 .446 56 .096 84 .176 19 .389 48 .581 120
-.331 102 Vanderbilt 1-10 72 -.515 118 .556 112 .324 113 .048 116 .137 55 .236 115 .052 28
-.335 103 Miami (OH) 1-11 109 -.377 108 .626 81 .373 96 .053 114 .176 20 .276 109 .243 91
-.383 104 Ball State 2-9 92 -.355 105 .611 92 .359 103 .103 78 .095 102 .298 98 .395 116
-.385 105 Baylor 3-8 87 -.425 111 .559 111 .343 108 .059 111 .102 96 .280 105 .047 21
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-.386 106 Louisiana Lafayette 5-6 112 -.128 81 .629 79 .388 93 .040 118 .177 18 .276 108 .242 90
-.407 107 New Mexico 1-11 111 -.433 112 .603 95 .334 110 .066 105 .162 30 .246 113 .183 67
-.411 108 Colorado 3-9 84 -.438 113 .574 107 .312 115 .045 117 .129 65 .265 110 .113 54
-.412 109 Florida International 3-9 106 -.265 97 .575 106 .341 109 .068 103 .096 101 .242 114 .185 69
-.428 110 Kent State 4-7 89 -.372 107 .534 115 .348 106 .092 89 .084 111 .295 99 .291 99
-.452 111 Akron 2-9 99 -.469 115 .562 109 .330 112 .099 81 .099 100 .306 95 .252 93
-.456 112 Middle Tennessee 10-3 77 -.020 64 .624 83 .431 69 .168 26 .081 112 .367 65 .505 119
-.464 113 Louisiana Monroe 5-6 110 -.145 83 .616 88 .425 74 .112 64 .144 48 .389 47 .271 98
-.480 114 Arkansas State 3-8 103 -.320 102 .645 71 .393 87 .083 97 .132 63 .343 79 .168 65
-.503 115 Rice 2-10 119 -.468 114 .504 118 .293 118 .083 96 .150 38 .209 117 .218 80
-.528 116 Army 4-7 95 -.486 116 .523 116 .316 114 .055 112 .109 87 .252 112 .332 107
-.529 117 San Jose State 1-10 118 -.506 117 .561 110 .303 117 .070 100 .070 118 .206 118 .296 100
-.577 118 Washington State 1-11 117 -.710 119 .457 120 .251 120 .085 94 .070 119 .194 120 .167 64
-.706 119 Wyoming 6-6 108 -.355 104 .565 108 .346 107 .053 115 .122 72 .261 111 .109 52
-.836 120 New Mexico State 2-10 120 -.727 120 .460 119 .262 119 .024 120 .089 109 .198 119 .269 97