Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2011 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 Wisconsin 10-3 1.97 1.96 1 .626 5 .553 6 .835 5 .554 1 .663 1 .050 1
2 Houston 12-1 1.64 1.69 2 .639 3 .578 4 .850 1 .463 5 .544 7 .068 4
3 Baylor 9-3 1.42 1.58 3 .656 2 .609 1 .836 4 .464 4 .556 5 .136 64
4 Boise State 12-1 1.19 1.54 4 .658 1 .606 2 .830 6 .489 2 .589 3 .126 52
5 Oregon 11-2 1.17 1.38 6 .598 8 .540 8 .786 16 .469 3 .596 2 .110 28
6 Stanford 11-2 1.16 1.38 5 .631 4 .602 3 .837 3 .457 6 .546 6 .109 25
7 Alabama 11-1 1.02 .63 23 .543 17 .495 13 .773 20 .311 29 .402 37 .084 10
8 LSU 12-1 .93 .58 28 .457 51 .352 69 .702 67 .339 22 .483 13 .065 2
9 Navy 4-7 .91 .88 12 .558 10 .505 11 .817 7 .356 18 .435 24 .096 14
10 Oklahoma State 12-1 .91 1.11 8 .607 6 .567 5 .781 18 .439 7 .562 4 .123 46
11 West Virginia 9-3 .90 .59 27 .520 23 .448 33 .773 21 .333 25 .431 26 .128 54
12 TCU 10-2 .89 1.16 7 .597 9 .526 9 .808 11 .432 8 .535 8 .120 40
13 USC 10-2 .84 .99 10 .602 7 .550 7 .847 2 .387 9 .457 17 .129 57
14 Michigan 11-2 .81 .84 14 .538 20 .478 22 .745 38 .380 10 .510 9 .161 97
15 Northern Illinois 10-3 .80 1.03 9 .556 11 .526 10 .785 17 .369 13 .470 16 .074 6
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 Georgia Tech 7-5 .75 .94 11 .544 16 .486 16 .750 31 .358 16 .478 14 .117 35
17 Arkansas 10-2 .75 .52 29 .514 30 .480 20 .701 68 .299 33 .426 29 .104 22
18 Texas A&M 7-6 .74 .73 18 .550 14 .493 14 .789 14 .343 20 .435 25 .127 53
19 Toledo 8-4 .68 .86 13 .540 19 .458 29 .767 23 .377 12 .491 12 .075 8
20 Tulsa 8-5 .61 .48 31 .485 39 .466 25 .701 70 .313 28 .447 20 .184 111
21 Utah State 6-6 .58 .75 17 .506 32 .430 39 .738 43 .369 14 .500 10 .121 43
22 Northwestern 5-7 .53 .64 21 .519 24 .461 26 .773 19 .344 19 .444 21 .117 36
23 Washington 6-6 .53 .77 16 .516 26 .488 15 .762 25 .377 11 .495 11 .131 62
24 Temple 8-4 .51 .66 19 .503 34 .480 19 .748 35 .339 21 .453 19 .096 13
25 Oklahoma 10-3 .47 .65 20 .555 12 .478 23 .787 15 .335 24 .426 28 .146 73
26 Clemson 9-4 .43 .31 40 .502 35 .455 31 .768 22 .297 36 .387 44 .129 59
27 Air Force 5-6 .42 .81 15 .548 15 .500 12 .811 10 .368 15 .453 18 .151 86
28 Nevada 7-6 .42 .64 22 .535 21 .486 17 .760 26 .295 37 .387 43 .130 60
29 Notre Dame 8-5 .41 .38 35 .514 29 .448 34 .752 29 .299 31 .398 39 .182 109
30 Georgia 9-4 .41 .01 64 .446 56 .390 51 .744 39 .263 53 .353 59 .141 69
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 Arizona 3-8 .40 .60 24 .542 18 .482 18 .817 8 .308 30 .378 50 .158 95
32 Kansas State 9-3 .37 .45 32 .445 58 .362 63 .709 61 .336 23 .474 15 .075 7
33 Nebraska 8-4 .35 .44 33 .477 43 .373 57 .748 34 .299 32 .400 38 .110 27
34 Texas Tech 4-7 .35 .60 25 .523 22 .460 27 .748 33 .331 26 .442 22 .110 26
35 Miami 5-6 .35 .27 41 .480 42 .416 41 .730 47 .279 43 .383 46 .144 70
36 Iowa 6-6 .34 .33 38 .471 45 .391 49 .748 32 .298 34 .398 40 .115 32
37 Cincinnati 9-3 .33 .07 57 .440 63 .395 47 .676 86 .265 52 .391 42 .125 50
38 Virginia Tech 10-3 .33 .37 37 .510 31 .459 28 .734 45 .273 45 .373 52 .115 34
39 Western Michigan 6-6 .32 .60 26 .552 13 .479 21 .814 9 .357 17 .439 23 .171 100
40 Tennessee 4-7 .30 -.32 88 .408 85 .333 83 .646 99 .212 79 .329 76 .124 49
41 Missouri 7-5 .28 .37 36 .499 36 .434 37 .730 46 .297 35 .407 30 .115 33
42 Vanderbilt 5-7 .23 -.16 77 .410 84 .345 76 .622 106 .252 62 .405 35 .185 114
43 Fresno State 3-9 .22 .31 39 .462 47 .364 61 .716 57 .270 49 .376 51 .128 55
44 Ohio 9-4 .21 .41 34 .518 25 .438 35 .803 12 .283 42 .352 60 .145 71
45 South Carolina 10-2 .21 .11 50 .431 69 .345 75 .718 55 .290 39 .404 36 .153 88
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 Auburn 7-5 .18 -.24 85 .396 93 .350 71 .684 79 .226 76 .330 75 .128 56
47 Wake Forest 5-7 .18 .07 58 .408 86 .352 70 .636 103 .236 73 .371 54 .079 9
48 San Diego State 7-5 .18 .51 30 .505 33 .430 38 .741 40 .317 27 .427 27 .101 17
49 Duke 3-8 .18 .05 61 .457 53 .402 44 .719 54 .248 66 .345 70 .149 83
50 Arizona State 5-7 .18 .25 43 .490 38 .424 40 .760 27 .288 40 .378 49 .130 61
51 Louisiana Monroe 3-8 .14 .10 54 .443 61 .400 45 .722 51 .254 58 .352 64 .103 21
52 BYU 9-3 .14 .15 48 .493 37 .450 32 .762 24 .270 48 .354 58 .175 104
53 Ball State 6-6 .14 .21 46 .459 49 .413 42 .642 100 .261 54 .407 31 .112 30
54 Michigan State 10-3 .13 .23 45 .485 40 .377 56 .701 69 .285 41 .406 33 .111 29
55 Southern Mississippi 11-2 .12 .23 44 .516 27 .438 36 .752 30 .268 50 .356 57 .146 76
56 SMU 7-5 .07 .12 49 .457 52 .373 58 .683 81 .276 44 .405 34 .187 115
57 Louisville 6-6 .05 -.25 86 .395 94 .316 96 .689 77 .215 77 .312 83 .119 38
58 Central Florida 4-7 .05 .11 51 .515 28 .468 24 .802 13 .243 68 .303 89 .108 24
59 Arkansas State 9-3 .04 .10 53 .475 44 .382 54 .755 28 .266 51 .352 62 .147 78
60 Syracuse 4-7 .03 -.26 87 .402 89 .321 91 .656 94 .208 85 .317 78 .120 41
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 Washington State 3-8 .03 .26 42 .481 41 .386 52 .740 42 .260 56 .352 63 .146 74
62 Louisiana Lafayette 8-4 .02 .01 63 .415 81 .343 77 .639 102 .252 64 .394 41 .129 58
63 UCLA 6-8 .01 .06 60 .459 48 .371 60 .747 36 .260 55 .349 67 .151 85
64 North Carolina 6-6 .00 .06 59 .421 76 .331 84 .712 59 .273 46 .384 45 .158 94
65 Western Kentucky 7-4 .00 -.02 66 .430 72 .343 78 .723 50 .254 59 .351 65 .123 47
66 Florida 6-6 .00 -.47 103 .394 95 .327 88 .656 93 .184 102 .280 100 .184 112
67 South Florida 4-7 -.05 -.11 71 .448 55 .372 59 .741 41 .200 93 .270 103 .119 39
68 California 6-6 -.05 .08 56 .458 50 .392 48 .704 66 .252 61 .358 56 .163 99
69 Florida State 8-4 -.10 -.06 68 .433 68 .382 55 .705 64 .242 70 .344 71 .121 44
70 UTEP 4-7 -.12 .10 52 .462 46 .456 30 .737 44 .254 57 .345 69 .161 98
71 Ohio State 6-7 -.12 .00 65 .393 98 .304 101 .714 58 .252 63 .352 61 .095 12
72 Louisiana Tech 7-5 -.14 -.06 67 .428 73 .348 72 .669 88 .232 75 .347 68 .099 16
73 Mississippi State 6-6 -.14 -.36 90 .382 100 .315 97 .647 98 .201 91 .311 84 .122 45
74 Central Michigan 2-9 -.14 -.09 69 .435 67 .361 65 .682 82 .209 83 .307 88 .155 91
75 Pittsburgh 5-7 -.16 -.41 92 .377 102 .304 100 .649 97 .182 103 .280 101 .123 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 Virginia 7-5 -.18 -.17 81 .437 64 .348 73 .678 84 .212 80 .313 82 .158 92
77 Purdue 6-6 -.18 -.16 76 .430 71 .327 87 .727 48 .212 81 .292 94 .114 31
78 North Carolina State 6-5 -.18 -.09 70 .419 79 .333 81 .685 78 .254 60 .371 53 .138 66
79 Miami (OH) 4-8 -.20 -.13 73 .421 77 .333 80 .691 74 .243 69 .351 66 .140 68
80 East Carolina 5-7 -.20 -.13 72 .441 62 .355 68 .708 62 .270 47 .381 47 .234 120
81 Texas 8-5 -.25 -.15 74 .412 82 .338 79 .689 76 .236 72 .343 72 .149 82
82 UAB 3-9 -.26 -.33 89 .446 57 .395 46 .706 63 .190 99 .270 104 .183 110
83 Bowling Green 4-7 -.27 -.17 78 .436 66 .383 53 .656 92 .250 65 .381 48 .148 81
84 New Mexico State 4-9 -.28 .01 62 .417 80 .319 94 .682 83 .245 67 .359 55 .146 72
85 Rutgers 8-4 -.29 -.43 96 .405 88 .320 92 .745 37 .208 84 .279 102 .174 103
86 Buffalo 2-9 -.29 -.20 82 .407 87 .307 98 .653 95 .202 90 .309 87 .065 3
87 Hawaii 5-7 -.31 .19 47 .455 54 .408 43 .716 56 .291 38 .406 32 .149 84
88 Maryland 1-10 -.31 -.42 94 .427 74 .355 67 .677 85 .169 106 .250 108 .154 90
89 Wyoming 6-5 -.32 .09 55 .421 78 .294 103 .697 71 .235 74 .337 73 .101 18
90 Penn State 8-4 -.34 -.47 101 .396 92 .294 102 .712 60 .158 109 .222 113 .137 65
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 Eastern Michigan 4-6 -.34 -.16 75 .398 90 .347 74 .620 108 .204 89 .328 77 .102 20
92 Florida International 8-5 -.37 -.17 79 .437 65 .364 62 .727 49 .213 78 .294 92 .087 11
93 Colorado 3-10 -.38 -.17 80 .396 91 .320 93 .695 72 .206 86 .297 90 .099 15
94 Indiana 0-11 -.38 -.46 100 .370 105 .291 104 .683 80 .167 107 .244 109 .125 51
95 Kansas 1-10 -.40 -.45 99 .343 110 .262 111 .634 104 .196 95 .310 85 .179 106
96 Oregon State 3-8 -.40 -.38 91 .431 70 .330 86 .722 52 .191 97 .265 105 .209 118
97 Army 2-9 -.41 -.23 83 .444 60 .358 66 .721 53 .240 71 .333 74 .212 119
98 Marshall 7-6 -.41 -.47 102 .375 103 .319 95 .658 91 .191 98 .290 96 .158 93
99 Minnesota 3-8 -.51 -.44 98 .385 99 .306 99 .667 89 .171 105 .257 107 .133 63
100 North Texas 5-7 -.52 -.49 105 .370 104 .278 108 .617 110 .195 96 .317 79 .120 42
101 San Jose State 5-7 -.54 -.24 84 .444 59 .362 64 .694 73 .204 87 .294 91 .204 117
102 Boston College 3-8 -.57 -.51 108 .367 106 .284 105 .626 105 .163 108 .260 106 .146 75
103 Iowa State 5-7 -.59 -.51 107 .412 83 .333 82 .704 65 .204 88 .290 97 .184 113
104 Kentucky 4-7 -.60 -.96 114 .277 115 .190 116 .577 117 .123 115 .213 115 .138 67
105 Connecticut 4-7 -.61 -.83 112 .327 111 .280 107 .620 109 .140 112 .226 112 .147 77
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 Troy 3-9 -.63 -.44 97 .393 96 .326 89 .651 96 .201 92 .309 86 .148 80
107 Illinois 6-6 -.64 -.47 104 .367 107 .282 106 .606 112 .190 101 .314 81 .176 105
108 Rice 4-8 -.67 -.51 109 .362 108 .271 109 .622 107 .176 104 .283 98 .101 19
109 Middle Tennessee 2-10 -.68 -.51 106 .423 75 .391 50 .690 75 .200 94 .290 95 .172 101
110 Mississippi 1-10 -.81 -1.20 119 .275 117 .195 114 .562 118 .116 117 .206 116 .182 108
111 Utah 7-5 -.87 -.42 93 .381 101 .331 85 .664 90 .210 82 .316 80 .147 79
112 Colorado State 2-9 -1.01 -.43 95 .393 97 .324 90 .675 87 .190 100 .282 99 .159 96
113 Tulane 1-11 -1.01 -.68 110 .353 109 .263 110 .639 101 .150 110 .235 111 .180 107
114 Memphis 1-10 -1.06 -1.04 116 .272 118 .185 118 .600 113 .115 118 .192 117 .108 23
115 Florida Atlantic 1-11 -1.07 -1.04 117 .276 116 .186 117 .556 119 .135 113 .243 110 .173 102
116 UNLV 2-9 -1.13 -.74 111 .287 113 .248 112 .504 120 .148 111 .293 93 .070 5
117 Kent State 4-7 -1.15 -1.19 118 .248 120 .139 119 .581 116 .125 114 .215 114 .118 37
118 Idaho 1-10 -1.18 -.97 115 .281 114 .194 115 .613 111 .117 116 .190 118 .153 89
119 New Mexico 1-10 -1.34 -.94 113 .312 112 .221 113 .586 115 .101 119 .172 119 .152 87
120 Akron 0-11 -1.36 -1.35 120 .253 119 .128 120 .600 114 .075 120 .125 120 .192 116