Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2010 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 Stanford 11-1 1.57 1.68 2 .660 2 .626 3 .813 11 .477 2 .586 1 .121 37
2 Auburn 13-0 1.52 1.27 6 .593 9 .545 9 .833 2 .406 9 .487 16 .101 15
3 Boise State 12-1 1.46 1.76 1 .685 1 .646 1 .885 1 .492 1 .556 3 .115 28
4 Nevada 12-1 1.41 1.66 3 .656 3 .632 2 .811 12 .470 3 .579 2 .129 46
5 TCU 12-0 1.37 1.30 5 .620 5 .559 7 .825 6 .456 4 .553 4 .105 20
6 Alabama 9-3 1.24 1.25 8 .602 8 .573 4 .829 3 .387 11 .467 17 .090 9
7 Wisconsin 10-2 1.21 1.35 4 .605 7 .571 6 .819 8 .448 5 .547 5 .078 3
8 Michigan 6-6 1.07 .80 15 .548 16 .487 17 .723 55 .365 13 .505 13 .175 106
9 Virginia Tech 11-2 1.07 .99 12 .537 19 .474 21 .763 31 .385 12 .505 14 .052 1
10 Navy 8-4 1.06 1.23 9 .607 6 .558 8 .796 13 .407 8 .511 8 .124 38
11 Oregon 11-1 1.05 1.14 11 .592 10 .513 11 .828 4 .425 6 .514 7 .112 26
12 Northern Illinois 10-3 1.05 1.25 7 .622 4 .571 5 .820 7 .422 7 .514 6 .086 8
13 San Diego State 8-4 .96 .77 18 .516 27 .476 20 .690 81 .352 20 .510 9 .120 31
14 Arkansas 9-3 .86 .67 20 .531 21 .455 26 .796 14 .352 19 .442 25 .141 70
15 Ohio State 12-1 .85 1.16 10 .586 11 .545 10 .787 17 .402 10 .510 10 .094 11
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 Oklahoma 12-2 .82 .65 23 .517 26 .467 23 .733 44 .335 25 .457 19 .085 7
17 Oklahoma State 11-2 .82 .87 13 .543 17 .507 12 .776 24 .353 18 .455 20 .128 45
18 South Carolina 8-5 .69 .62 24 .525 23 .460 24 .815 9 .331 26 .406 39 .154 91
19 Florida State 9-4 .57 .29 38 .484 36 .436 31 .733 45 .290 41 .396 45 .137 67
20 Air Force 8-4 .52 .68 19 .538 18 .444 28 .786 19 .350 21 .446 24 .137 64
21 USC 8-5 .51 .53 26 .533 20 .455 27 .791 15 .338 23 .427 32 .137 63
22 Pittsburgh 7-5 .50 .32 35 .500 33 .490 16 .767 29 .275 53 .359 62 .133 56
23 Iowa 7-5 .49 .67 22 .510 30 .421 37 .790 16 .311 32 .394 48 .084 5
24 Baylor 6-6 .48 .47 32 .511 28 .442 30 .748 37 .289 42 .386 50 .133 54
25 Kansas State 6-6 .46 .47 30 .465 50 .402 46 .712 65 .348 22 .489 15 .129 47
26 Georgia 5-7 .46 .67 21 .528 22 .485 18 .748 38 .336 24 .449 21 .109 25
27 Tulsa 9-3 .46 .84 14 .558 13 .500 14 .814 10 .364 14 .447 23 .121 36
28 Cincinnati 3-8 .44 .13 55 .463 54 .430 34 .706 72 .278 49 .393 49 .175 105
29 Kentucky 5-7 .40 .50 27 .520 25 .432 33 .744 41 .323 27 .434 28 .135 60
30 East Carolina 6-7 .38 .49 28 .481 38 .457 25 .701 75 .357 17 .509 11 .166 102
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 Missouri 9-3 .37 .24 49 .473 44 .412 42 .743 42 .265 58 .356 63 .103 17
32 Central Florida 10-3 .36 .77 17 .549 15 .480 19 .828 5 .359 15 .434 29 .125 40
33 Arizona 6-6 .36 .29 39 .522 24 .469 22 .787 18 .276 50 .350 66 .142 72
34 Hawaii 9-4 .32 .77 16 .559 12 .504 13 .779 23 .357 16 .459 18 .136 61
35 Utah 10-3 .31 .36 34 .470 47 .387 55 .754 33 .323 28 .429 31 .146 80
36 Michigan State 10-2 .30 .47 31 .483 37 .417 39 .718 58 .323 29 .449 22 .121 34
37 Indiana 4-7 .30 .24 47 .484 35 .423 35 .752 34 .265 57 .352 65 .137 65
38 Nebraska 9-4 .30 .26 43 .436 68 .364 68 .660 96 .292 40 .442 26 .125 39
39 Houston 4-7 .28 .55 25 .551 14 .495 15 .780 22 .322 30 .413 36 .178 108
40 Troy 8-5 .26 .27 41 .472 45 .394 52 .719 56 .299 38 .417 34 .162 99
41 LSU 10-2 .24 -.06 72 .459 56 .375 63 .752 35 .241 72 .320 81 .128 44
42 Oregon State 5-7 .19 .15 53 .432 72 .315 89 .669 90 .276 52 .412 38 .102 16
43 Minnesota 3-8 .18 .10 57 .444 59 .356 71 .763 30 .237 74 .310 92 .096 13
44 Louisville 6-6 .18 .29 37 .466 49 .394 53 .717 60 .276 51 .385 52 .094 12
45 Texas Tech 7-5 .16 .26 42 .472 46 .402 48 .691 80 .303 37 .438 27 .132 50
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 North Carolina State 8-4 .15 .11 56 .477 40 .413 41 .781 21 .260 61 .333 74 .151 88
47 Southern Mississippi 7-5 .15 .48 29 .500 32 .444 29 .771 28 .306 34 .396 44 .104 18
48 Maryland 8-4 .15 .22 51 .444 62 .376 62 .687 83 .284 44 .413 37 .075 2
49 Army 6-6 .14 .25 45 .469 48 .406 44 .727 48 .314 31 .432 30 .091 10
50 Ohio 7-5 .13 .00 67 .394 89 .345 76 .600 113 .304 36 .507 12 .208 115
51 Florida International 7-6 .12 .09 58 .444 60 .370 65 .692 78 .258 64 .373 56 .126 41
52 Mississippi State 8-4 .10 .25 44 .477 41 .411 43 .760 32 .279 46 .367 59 .132 51
53 Texas A&M 8-4 .10 -.03 69 .424 75 .331 84 .730 46 .263 59 .360 61 .151 89
54 West Virginia 8-4 .07 -.07 73 .443 63 .353 72 .717 59 .254 68 .354 64 .159 98
55 Arkansas State 4-8 .07 .28 40 .461 55 .402 47 .723 54 .304 35 .421 33 .142 74
56 Illinois 6-6 .07 .32 36 .463 53 .397 50 .707 71 .279 47 .394 47 .107 24
57 Notre Dame 8-5 .06 .03 66 .440 66 .386 58 .669 91 .255 66 .381 53 .159 96
58 North Carolina 7-5 .05 .07 62 .455 57 .375 64 .733 43 .237 73 .323 78 .141 69
59 Colorado 5-7 .04 .09 60 .432 73 .345 77 .727 50 .273 55 .375 55 .121 35
60 Tennessee 5-7 .03 -.04 70 .417 84 .345 78 .709 67 .246 71 .347 68 .127 43
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 Temple 7-4 .02 -.02 68 .422 77 .346 75 .680 87 .262 60 .386 51 .156 93
62 Western Michigan 5-6 .02 .09 59 .474 43 .421 36 .712 64 .295 39 .415 35 .189 112
63 Arizona State 4-6 .01 .05 64 .447 58 .404 45 .707 70 .228 79 .322 80 .146 81
64 Georgia Tech 5-7 .01 .15 54 .510 29 .414 40 .772 27 .260 62 .337 73 .157 95
65 Penn State 6-6 -.01 -.13 78 .442 65 .357 70 .701 74 .224 82 .319 83 .142 73
66 Northwestern 6-6 -.03 .23 50 .477 42 .418 38 .746 40 .254 67 .340 70 .149 85
67 BYU 7-6 -.05 .17 52 .481 39 .379 61 .785 20 .269 56 .343 69 .131 49
68 Toledo 8-5 -.05 .03 65 .419 78 .364 67 .695 76 .278 48 .400 41 .132 53
69 SMU 7-7 -.08 .39 33 .504 31 .401 49 .776 25 .306 33 .395 46 .156 94
70 Washington 7-6 -.08 -.18 82 .419 80 .333 83 .693 77 .227 80 .327 75 .107 23
71 Clemson 5-7 -.08 -.27 86 .412 86 .342 80 .709 68 .201 95 .284 101 .149 86
72 Miami 6-6 -.09 -.30 87 .440 67 .357 69 .752 36 .214 87 .284 100 .228 119
73 Florida 7-5 -.10 -.20 85 .419 79 .333 82 .724 53 .252 69 .348 67 .173 104
74 Eastern Michigan 2-10 -.13 -.14 79 .408 88 .294 95 .636 104 .235 76 .369 58 .159 97
75 UTEP 5-7 -.14 .24 48 .464 51 .381 60 .774 26 .282 45 .365 60 .129 48
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 UAB 4-8 -.14 .25 46 .495 34 .434 32 .712 63 .288 43 .404 40 .137 66
77 Virginia 2-8 -.16 -.19 84 .435 69 .343 79 .748 39 .224 81 .300 96 .150 87
78 Fresno State 7-5 -.19 .08 61 .435 70 .396 51 .681 86 .259 63 .380 54 .133 55
79 Mississippi 4-7 -.19 -.14 80 .419 81 .331 85 .638 102 .255 65 .400 42 .135 59
80 Central Michigan 2-9 -.20 -.07 75 .464 52 .393 54 .715 61 .223 83 .312 89 .208 114
81 South Florida 7-5 -.21 -.46 97 .369 96 .274 103 .679 88 .190 99 .280 104 .146 79
82 Western Kentucky 2-10 -.21 -.18 83 .411 87 .328 87 .726 52 .230 78 .316 85 .081 4
83 Iowa State 4-7 -.22 -.36 91 .392 90 .279 101 .706 73 .218 85 .310 93 .126 42
84 Rice 4-8 -.24 .05 63 .442 64 .386 57 .688 82 .273 54 .398 43 .148 83
85 Louisiana Tech 4-7 -.25 -.09 76 .444 61 .387 56 .672 89 .248 70 .370 57 .182 109
86 Duke 2-9 -.28 -.40 95 .423 76 .367 66 .682 85 .205 91 .300 97 .212 117
87 Syracuse 6-5 -.29 -.45 96 .371 94 .287 97 .708 69 .175 105 .247 110 .133 57
88 Utah State 3-8 -.30 -.15 81 .376 93 .287 98 .667 92 .211 89 .317 84 .114 27
89 Louisiana Monroe 4-7 -.31 -.37 92 .371 95 .328 86 .659 98 .214 86 .325 77 .143 75
90 North Texas 3-9 -.32 -.07 74 .417 83 .341 81 .652 100 .220 84 .337 72 .121 33
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 Tulane 3-8 -.34 -.05 71 .433 71 .347 74 .727 49 .235 75 .323 79 .136 62
92 Wyoming 2-9 -.38 -.35 90 .367 97 .323 88 .664 93 .209 90 .315 87 .100 14
93 Kansas 3-8 -.39 -.47 98 .365 98 .297 93 .625 107 .188 101 .300 98 .134 58
94 Washington State 1-10 -.40 -.38 94 .363 100 .257 107 .636 105 .203 92 .320 82 .144 78
95 Idaho 5-7 -.41 -.13 77 .430 74 .385 59 .713 62 .233 77 .326 76 .155 92
96 Miami (OH) 10-4 -.41 -.37 93 .417 82 .353 73 .726 51 .197 97 .272 105 .146 82
97 Wake Forest 2-9 -.43 -.48 99 .324 111 .252 109 .549 120 .186 102 .339 71 .115 29
98 Connecticut 7-5 -.45 -.57 105 .354 106 .303 92 .601 112 .154 112 .256 108 .105 19
99 Rutgers 3-8 -.47 -.60 107 .306 115 .243 112 .617 108 .173 106 .280 103 .105 21
100 Louisiana Lafayette 3-9 -.48 -.32 89 .381 92 .288 96 .692 79 .212 88 .307 95 .144 77
101 California 4-7 -.53 -.31 88 .360 101 .276 102 .709 66 .200 96 .282 102 .118 30
102 San Jose State 0-11 -.54 -.48 100 .354 105 .307 91 .637 103 .161 109 .253 109 .153 90
103 Colorado State 3-9 -.59 -.70 111 .383 91 .252 108 .728 47 .149 113 .205 115 .149 84
104 Kent State 4-7 -.60 -.65 109 .350 107 .248 110 .683 84 .167 107 .244 112 .143 76
105 UCLA 4-8 -.63 -.53 102 .356 104 .274 104 .657 99 .190 100 .289 99 .190 113
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
106 Boston College 6-6 -.68 -.82 113 .331 110 .244 111 .606 110 .127 116 .209 114 .141 71
107 Texas 5-7 -.72 -.56 104 .415 85 .311 90 .718 57 .162 108 .225 113 .183 110
108 Florida Atlantic 4-8 -.72 -.60 108 .339 109 .286 100 .575 119 .179 104 .312 90 .164 100
109 Ball State 3-7 -.75 -.60 106 .357 102 .286 99 .649 101 .202 94 .311 91 .228 120
110 Bowling Green 2-10 -.75 -.79 112 .318 113 .236 116 .589 116 .185 103 .314 88 .185 111
111 Middle Tennessee 5-7 -.77 -.51 101 .357 103 .296 94 .626 106 .197 98 .315 86 .211 116
112 Marshall 5-7 -.79 -.55 103 .364 99 .265 105 .659 97 .203 93 .308 94 .138 68
113 Purdue 3-8 -.85 -.70 110 .348 108 .264 106 .605 111 .161 110 .267 107 .177 107
114 Akron 1-10 -.86 -.95 117 .290 118 .236 115 .612 109 .124 117 .203 117 .132 52
115 UNLV 2-11 -.87 -.88 116 .301 116 .191 119 .592 115 .160 111 .270 106 .120 32
116 Vanderbilt 2-10 -.99 -.86 114 .310 114 .242 113 .599 114 .148 114 .247 111 .106 22
117 New Mexico State 2-10 -1.33 -.86 115 .320 112 .242 114 .662 95 .100 119 .151 120 .085 6
118 New Mexico 1-11 -1.35 -1.03 118 .271 120 .160 120 .662 94 .135 115 .205 116 .165 101
119 Memphis 1-11 -1.39 -1.14 119 .275 119 .195 118 .589 117 .097 120 .164 119 .169 103
120 Buffalo 1-10 -1.39 -1.22 120 .293 117 .202 117 .576 118 .115 118 .200 118 .216 118