Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2011 FEI COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS, OFFENSE

through games of 1/9/2012

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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.865 1 Baylor 9-3 29 .882 3 .829 1 .656 2 .279 1 .200 10 .609 1 .039 20
.745 2 Wisconsin 10-3 5 .915 2 .818 2 .626 5 .273 2 .099 104 .553 6 .028 10
.563 3 Miami 5-6 26 .202 33 .721 28 .480 42 .171 20 .162 32 .416 41 .052 32
.530 4 West Virginia 9-3 17 .267 25 .759 12 .520 23 .177 19 .135 65 .448 34 .028 11
.519 5 Navy 4-7 67 .422 15 .779 8 .558 10 .163 26 .221 1 .505 11 .092 54
.505 6 Stanford 11-2 7 .691 5 .798 5 .631 4 .186 15 .171 26 .602 3 .078 49
.498 7 Houston 12-1 22 .973 1 .810 4 .639 3 .272 3 .122 77 .578 4 .261 82
.487 8 USC 10-2 10 .454 13 .798 6 .602 7 .218 5 .194 11 .550 7 .079 50
.472 9 Michigan 11-2 9 .388 16 .715 32 .538 20 .197 10 .139 56 .478 22 .063 40
.461 10 Oregon 11-2 6 .728 4 .752 16 .598 8 .255 4 .117 85 .540 8 .120 63
.418 11 Alabama 11-1 3 .262 26 .756 14 .543 17 .151 41 .202 8 .495 13 .029 15
.414 12 Oklahoma State 12-1 2 .473 11 .729 25 .607 6 .194 12 .135 64 .567 5 .055 34
.411 13 Missouri 7-5 20 .178 34 .676 57 .499 36 .135 52 .128 73 .434 37 .040 21
.408 14 Arkansas 10-2 14 .271 23 .679 55 .514 30 .164 25 .127 74 .480 20 .022 6
.401 15 Northern Illinois 10-3 53 .538 7 .718 29 .556 11 .208 8 .181 21 .526 10 .462 114
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.400 16 Georgia Tech 7-5 43 .530 8 .717 30 .544 16 .183 17 .217 2 .486 16 .100 56
.391 17 LSU 12-1 1 .230 29 .685 49 .457 51 .153 37 .105 101 .352 69 .013 2
.386 18 Oklahoma 10-3 4 .251 28 .744 17 .555 12 .195 11 .116 87 .478 23 .033 18
.359 19 Texas A&M 7-6 16 .321 22 .765 11 .550 14 .157 33 .163 31 .493 14 .052 31
.353 20 Northwestern 5-7 51 .348 20 .734 21 .519 24 .133 55 .203 7 .461 26 .047 26
.333 21 TCU 10-2 21 .486 9 .768 10 .597 9 .216 6 .104 103 .526 9 .406 108
.326 22 Clemson 9-4 32 .145 37 .697 40 .502 35 .116 64 .155 42 .455 31 .046 25
.308 23 Boise State 12-1 8 .663 6 .815 3 .658 1 .193 13 .156 41 .606 2 .323 101
.306 24 Washington 6-6 68 .429 14 .715 31 .516 26 .192 14 .115 88 .488 15 .101 57
.297 25 Cincinnati 9-3 23 -.022 59 .654 70 .440 63 .132 56 .081 112 .395 47 .036 19
.281 26 Notre Dame 8-5 15 .217 30 .715 33 .514 29 .153 36 .161 34 .448 33 .028 12
.266 27 Utah State 6-6 65 .457 12 .695 42 .506 32 .184 16 .170 27 .430 39 .489 117
.257 28 Arizona 3-8 74 .355 19 .775 9 .542 18 .150 43 .192 13 .482 18 .063 41
.256 29 Kansas State 9-3 18 .120 41 .649 73 .445 58 .134 53 .104 102 .362 63 .047 27
.227 30 Arizona State 5-7 42 .117 42 .699 37 .490 38 .158 31 .116 86 .424 40 .060 36
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.226 31 Nebraska 8-4 31 .139 39 .701 35 .477 43 .142 46 .150 45 .373 57 .051 30
.211 32 Air Force 5-6 79 .473 10 .755 15 .548 15 .170 22 .208 5 .500 12 .303 96
.209 33 Texas Tech 4-7 77 .327 21 .732 23 .523 22 .110 71 .213 3 .460 27 .048 28
.201 34 Georgia 9-4 19 -.032 63 .686 48 .446 56 .160 28 .122 78 .390 51 .024 7
.196 35 Virginia Tech 10-3 27 .141 38 .698 39 .510 31 .137 50 .158 38 .459 28 .164 69
.178 36 Wake Forest 5-7 55 -.032 64 .586 105 .408 86 .107 74 .164 29 .352 70 .049 29
.174 37 Toledo 8-4 33 .363 18 .740 19 .540 19 .212 7 .123 76 .458 29 .287 92
.174 38 Nevada 7-6 71 .379 17 .733 22 .535 21 .137 49 .185 17 .486 17 .153 68
.158 39 Louisville 6-6 30 -.177 85 .630 82 .395 94 .074 107 .111 94 .316 96 .029 14
.155 40 Duke 3-8 72 -.001 55 .694 44 .457 53 .116 65 .182 20 .402 44 .091 53
.150 41 Michigan State 10-3 11 .006 53 .660 67 .485 40 .160 29 .097 106 .377 56 .081 51
.148 42 Vanderbilt 5-7 45 -.098 73 .593 99 .410 84 .104 82 .111 93 .345 76 .026 9
.139 43 South Carolina 10-2 13 -.023 60 .672 60 .431 69 .107 75 .176 25 .345 75 .104 58
.137 44 Fresno State 3-9 84 .168 35 .667 61 .462 47 .199 9 .149 46 .364 61 .306 97
.127 45 Iowa 6-6 37 .129 40 .679 54 .471 45 .130 57 .168 28 .391 49 .061 39
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OSOS Rk
.108 46 North Carolina 6-6 41 -.002 56 .619 88 .421 76 .165 24 .072 114 .331 84 .098 55
.096 47 Auburn 7-5 66 -.142 80 .624 85 .396 93 .113 68 .090 109 .350 71 .019 4
.091 48 Western Michigan 6-6 59 .269 24 .793 7 .552 13 .157 32 .157 39 .479 21 .205 75
.069 49 Ohio 9-4 58 .152 36 .737 20 .518 25 .151 40 .138 58 .438 36 .274 87
.065 50 UCLA 6-8 93 .000 54 .699 38 .459 48 .151 42 .110 97 .371 60 .026 8
.062 51 Virginia 7-5 56 -.095 71 .637 80 .437 64 .089 94 .151 44 .348 73 .127 64
.056 52 Rutgers 8-4 24 -.273 95 .651 72 .405 88 .054 116 .121 82 .320 92 .067 44
.053 53 Tulsa 8-5 52 .206 32 .653 71 .485 39 .156 34 .136 62 .466 25 .118 62
.052 54 Florida State 8-4 12 -.105 76 .591 102 .433 68 .152 39 .106 100 .382 55 .109 60
.038 55 Washington State 3-8 89 .094 43 .691 46 .481 41 .138 48 .146 51 .386 52 .146 67
.036 56 South Florida 4-7 34 -.082 66 .681 51 .448 55 .119 63 .185 16 .372 59 .060 38
.030 57 Temple 8-4 38 .253 27 .722 27 .503 34 .183 18 .130 67 .480 19 .378 107
.012 58 North Carolina State 6-5 50 -.082 67 .646 75 .419 79 .108 73 .131 66 .333 82 .115 61
-.008 59 UTEP 4-7 97 .081 44 .695 43 .462 46 .161 27 .110 96 .456 30 .266 84
-.012 60 Central Florida 4-7 63 .022 51 .757 13 .515 28 .126 58 .180 22 .468 24 .328 103
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-.014 61 BYU 9-3 46 .076 45 .730 24 .493 37 .111 69 .190 14 .450 32 .186 72
-.015 62 Syracuse 4-7 62 -.213 88 .624 86 .402 89 .064 110 .184 18 .321 91 .045 24
-.016 63 San Diego State 7-5 75 .207 31 .741 18 .505 33 .158 30 .201 9 .430 38 .319 100
-.037 64 California 6-6 49 -.004 57 .667 63 .458 50 .111 70 .148 47 .392 48 .073 46
-.037 65 Ohio State 6-7 35 -.100 74 .673 59 .393 98 .116 66 .082 111 .304 101 .056 35
-.040 66 Pittsburgh 5-7 36 -.274 96 .591 103 .377 102 .104 81 .130 69 .304 100 .028 13
-.073 67 Central Michigan 2-9 95 -.082 68 .659 68 .435 67 .155 35 .109 98 .361 65 .208 76
-.079 68 Louisiana Monroe 3-8 86 .050 49 .690 47 .443 61 .095 88 .190 15 .400 45 .273 86
-.080 69 Indiana 0-11 105 -.283 98 .608 95 .370 105 .067 109 .183 19 .291 104 .068 45
-.081 70 Texas 8-5 28 -.131 78 .622 87 .412 82 .142 45 .128 72 .338 79 .060 37
-.081 71 Hawaii 5-7 83 .058 47 .667 62 .455 54 .113 67 .106 99 .408 43 .517 118
-.082 72 Southern Mississippi 11-2 25 .045 50 .713 34 .516 27 .153 38 .146 50 .438 35 .442 113
-.095 73 Miami (OH) 4-8 76 -.091 70 .640 78 .421 77 .125 59 .110 95 .333 83 .317 99
-.098 74 Louisiana Lafayette 8-4 80 -.069 65 .613 90 .415 81 .168 23 .129 71 .343 77 .265 83
-.102 75 Maryland 1-10 81 -.249 90 .638 79 .427 74 .100 84 .192 12 .355 67 .083 52
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-.103 76 SMU 7-5 70 .052 48 .659 69 .457 52 .171 21 .138 57 .373 58 .188 73
-.109 77 Tennessee 4-7 57 -.232 89 .602 97 .408 85 .106 77 .177 24 .333 80 .020 5
-.113 78 Louisiana Tech 7-5 40 -.097 72 .609 94 .428 73 .093 91 .146 52 .348 72 .283 90
-.119 79 Ball State 6-6 94 .075 46 .612 91 .459 49 .090 93 .164 30 .413 42 .239 78
-.128 80 UAB 3-9 111 -.150 81 .683 50 .446 57 .079 103 .206 6 .395 46 .246 79
-.148 81 Penn State 8-4 39 -.335 106 .662 66 .396 92 .094 90 .144 54 .294 102 .065 43
-.151 82 Iowa State 5-7 60 -.329 104 .664 64 .412 83 .099 86 .138 59 .333 81 .017 3
-.154 83 Bowling Green 4-7 90 -.123 77 .641 77 .436 66 .109 72 .156 40 .383 53 .409 110
-.155 84 Florida 6-6 44 -.308 102 .584 106 .394 95 .136 51 .160 36 .327 88 .012 1
-.174 85 Colorado 3-10 108 -.104 75 .618 89 .396 91 .107 76 .130 70 .320 93 .075 47
-.177 86 Purdue 6-6 78 -.172 83 .674 58 .430 71 .061 111 .159 37 .327 87 .064 42
-.188 87 Minnesota 3-8 104 -.270 94 .648 74 .385 99 .076 105 .143 55 .306 99 .078 48
-.191 88 Mississippi State 6-6 47 -.258 91 .612 92 .382 100 .122 60 .137 61 .315 97 .030 16
-.194 89 Army 2-9 106 -.206 87 .692 45 .444 60 .087 96 .212 4 .358 66 .297 95
-.203 90 Buffalo 2-9 100 -.174 84 .629 83 .407 87 .081 100 .145 53 .307 98 .274 88
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-.209 91 Connecticut 4-7 48 -.489 112 .540 114 .327 111 .100 85 .080 113 .280 107 .055 33
-.215 92 Wyoming 6-5 101 .018 52 .681 52 .421 78 .092 92 .126 75 .294 103 .362 104
-.229 93 East Carolina 5-7 92 -.027 61 .664 65 .441 62 .080 102 .161 35 .355 68 .141 66
-.252 94 Arkansas State 9-3 73 -.020 58 .727 26 .475 44 .105 79 .154 43 .382 54 .308 98
-.260 95 Boston College 3-8 64 -.354 109 .610 93 .367 106 .098 87 .130 68 .284 105 .130 65
-.270 96 Western Kentucky 7-4 87 -.089 69 .677 56 .430 72 .085 98 .162 33 .343 78 .278 89
-.272 97 New Mexico State 4-9 109 -.031 62 .642 76 .417 80 .139 47 .093 107 .319 94 .294 94
-.285 98 Marshall 7-6 85 -.292 100 .605 96 .375 103 .086 97 .099 105 .319 95 .172 70
-.289 99 Florida International 8-5 69 -.135 79 .700 36 .437 65 .120 61 .120 84 .364 62 .568 120
-.321 100 Oregon State 3-8 91 -.263 93 .696 41 .431 70 .104 80 .113 90 .330 86 .107 59
-.322 101 Eastern Michigan 4-6 99 -.155 82 .593 100 .398 90 .102 83 .148 48 .347 74 .270 85
-.322 102 Kansas 1-10 114 -.354 108 .554 112 .343 110 .080 101 .179 23 .262 111 .045 23
-.329 103 Colorado State 2-9 103 -.279 97 .627 84 .393 97 .119 62 .111 92 .324 90 .442 112
-.365 104 Rice 4-8 96 -.331 105 .568 109 .362 108 .095 89 .122 80 .271 109 .256 80
-.368 105 Troy 3-9 110 -.261 92 .591 104 .393 96 .087 95 .114 89 .326 89 .484 116
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-.400 106 Middle Tennessee 2-10 116 -.322 103 .634 81 .423 75 .083 99 .138 60 .391 50 .483 115
-.425 107 Utah 7-5 54 -.288 99 .601 98 .381 101 .133 54 .070 115 .331 85 .287 91
-.435 108 Illinois 6-6 61 -.344 107 .592 101 .367 107 .077 104 .148 49 .282 106 .182 71
-.436 109 San Jose State 5-7 82 -.197 86 .680 53 .444 59 .143 44 .136 63 .362 64 .363 105
-.450 110 Kentucky 4-7 88 -.597 113 .508 117 .277 115 .069 108 .062 118 .190 116 .041 22
-.468 111 North Texas 5-7 112 -.293 101 .571 108 .370 104 .075 106 .113 91 .278 108 .234 77
-.499 112 Tulane 1-11 113 -.452 110 .579 107 .353 109 .105 78 .120 83 .263 110 .547 119
-.517 113 UNLV 2-9 119 -.455 111 .452 120 .287 113 .052 118 .122 79 .248 112 .421 111
-.524 114 Mississippi 1-10 98 -.649 118 .521 115 .275 117 .058 114 .091 108 .195 114 .033 17
-.606 115 Idaho 1-10 107 -.608 114 .555 111 .281 114 .058 113 .051 119 .194 115 .328 102
-.641 116 Memphis 1-10 117 -.622 115 .508 118 .272 118 .054 115 .069 116 .185 118 .368 106
-.646 117 New Mexico 1-10 120 -.623 116 .566 110 .312 112 .061 112 .121 81 .221 113 .407 109
-.697 118 Florida Atlantic 1-11 115 -.629 117 .489 119 .276 116 .053 117 .090 110 .186 117 .292 93
-.735 119 Kent State 4-7 102 -.679 119 .515 116 .248 120 .044 119 .044 120 .139 119 .196 74
-.750 120 Akron 0-11 118 -.835 120 .550 113 .253 119 .042 120 .067 117 .128 120 .257 81