Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2012 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
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
Rk
OTO OTO
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1 Texas A&M 9-2 1.68 1.67 2 .657 1 .609 2 .849 1 .437 3 .515 7 .118 50
2 Oregon 11-1 1.48 1.44 4 .589 5 .544 4 .784 21 .482 2 .615 1 .094 17
3 Louisiana Tech 9-3 1.38 1.73 1 .656 2 .632 1 .824 6 .497 1 .603 2 .059 2
4 Alabama 12-1 1.37 1.27 5 .590 4 .515 8 .789 14 .431 5 .546 3 .073 9
5 Baylor 7-5 1.21 1.46 3 .641 3 .608 3 .846 2 .434 4 .512 8 .133 71
6 Georgia 11-2 1.06 1.02 10 .557 14 .504 16 .762 38 .415 7 .545 4 .102 27
7 Clemson 10-2 .95 1.04 8 .556 16 .488 22 .771 32 .389 10 .505 11 .132 68
8 Louisville 10-2 .90 .81 24 .546 22 .468 29 .781 23 .352 23 .450 27 .070 7
9 Arizona 7-5 .82 .79 25 .564 11 .444 38 .828 3 .351 25 .424 39 .152 91
10 Northern Illinois 11-2 .81 1.21 6 .588 7 .539 6 .786 16 .421 6 .536 5 .093 16
11 Georgia Tech 6-7 .80 .84 19 .550 18 .505 14 .791 10 .372 15 .471 20 .101 26
12 Arkansas State 9-3 .80 .97 12 .553 17 .509 11 .770 33 .352 22 .457 23 .098 22
13 Oklahoma 9-3 .77 .98 11 .574 8 .508 12 .824 5 .359 19 .435 32 .115 46
14 West Virginia 6-6 .73 .94 14 .538 28 .496 18 .783 22 .384 11 .491 15 .065 4
15 San Jose State 10-2 .73 .93 15 .545 23 .487 24 .771 31 .351 24 .455 24 .122 58
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 Nevada 6-6 .70 1.09 7 .589 6 .540 5 .816 8 .404 8 .496 13 .128 66
17 Kansas State 10-2 .70 1.03 9 .561 12 .505 13 .784 20 .397 9 .505 9 .078 11
18 Texas 9-4 .69 .94 13 .544 24 .482 26 .756 41 .378 14 .500 12 .111 41
19 Ohio State 12-0 .69 .76 27 .480 52 .405 54 .698 69 .353 21 .505 10 .108 34
20 Central Florida 10-4 .67 .85 18 .516 38 .421 48 .718 57 .380 12 .529 6 .063 3
21 Michigan 8-5 .64 .45 38 .500 45 .431 43 .748 46 .319 36 .426 37 .185 112
22 North Carolina 7-4 .62 .90 16 .541 25 .504 15 .771 30 .366 18 .475 19 .099 24
23 Tennessee 4-7 .59 .52 35 .521 37 .432 41 .746 47 .324 33 .434 33 .141 82
24 Syracuse 7-5 .59 .56 31 .541 26 .467 30 .790 13 .304 43 .385 57 .138 80
25 Ball State 9-4 .55 .83 21 .573 9 .511 10 .785 19 .329 31 .419 40 .107 33
26 South Carolina 10-2 .54 .55 33 .466 56 .426 45 .689 81 .336 29 .488 16 .123 59
27 Florida State 10-2 .52 .65 30 .533 31 .423 46 .820 7 .323 34 .394 51 .135 75
28 Wisconsin 7-6 .51 .41 44 .462 59 .379 69 .682 86 .299 44 .438 31 .071 8
29 Notre Dame 12-1 .51 .40 45 .529 35 .495 19 .786 17 .246 74 .313 88 .119 52
30 Marshall 4-7 .50 .85 17 .559 13 .500 17 .781 24 .380 13 .486 17 .131 67
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 Texas Tech 7-5 .49 .76 26 .549 19 .513 9 .777 27 .369 17 .475 18 .169 99
32 Nebraska 9-4 .48 .24 60 .466 57 .406 53 .713 59 .280 56 .393 55 .153 92
33 Oklahoma State 7-5 .48 .81 23 .570 10 .519 7 .785 18 .356 20 .453 25 .121 53
34 Louisiana Lafayette 8-4 .45 .81 22 .508 42 .417 51 .679 91 .336 30 .495 14 .139 81
35 Boise State 11-2 .44 .67 29 .556 15 .495 21 .754 43 .341 28 .453 26 .103 29
36 Utah State 10-2 .43 .73 28 .514 39 .431 42 .771 29 .343 27 .444 29 .114 45
37 Cincinnati 8-3 .43 .55 32 .512 41 .422 47 .764 36 .315 37 .412 43 .094 18
38 Miami 6-5 .38 .44 41 .536 29 .477 28 .764 35 .276 61 .361 66 .102 28
39 Louisiana Monroe 8-5 .36 .83 20 .546 21 .461 32 .790 11 .371 16 .469 21 .126 63
40 Arizona State 7-5 .33 .44 39 .500 44 .457 34 .728 52 .313 38 .430 35 .109 38
41 Northwestern 9-3 .32 .24 62 .450 72 .379 68 .692 73 .273 62 .394 53 .098 21
42 Arkansas 3-8 .31 -.15 80 .462 60 .430 44 .680 89 .205 92 .301 92 .180 109
43 UCLA 9-5 .30 .36 55 .484 49 .390 61 .749 45 .297 46 .397 49 .097 20
44 Oregon State 8-4 .30 .15 68 .453 67 .403 55 .692 75 .260 67 .376 60 .137 79
45 Duke 5-7 .29 .20 64 .463 58 .402 57 .696 70 .268 64 .385 56 .109 37
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 Mississippi 6-6 .29 .25 59 .446 75 .382 64 .701 68 .286 54 .408 45 .170 100
47 Wyoming 4-7 .27 .52 34 .483 50 .421 49 .723 53 .311 40 .430 34 .092 15
48 Penn State 8-4 .27 .43 42 .530 33 .453 36 .756 40 .305 42 .404 47 .076 10
49 San Diego State 8-4 .25 .44 40 .483 51 .402 56 .750 44 .344 26 .458 22 .188 113
50 Navy 7-5 .24 .45 37 .531 32 .459 33 .792 9 .292 49 .369 63 .151 88
51 Indiana 3-8 .20 .40 48 .457 62 .386 62 .690 77 .289 53 .418 41 .099 23
52 USC 7-6 .18 .24 63 .496 46 .466 31 .691 76 .309 41 .448 28 .217 124
53 LSU 9-3 .17 .01 74 .446 76 .373 74 .707 64 .229 79 .323 85 .086 14
54 Stanford 12-2 .15 .19 65 .452 68 .366 77 .713 60 .256 72 .360 68 .106 32
55 Toledo 8-4 .13 .37 52 .529 34 .480 27 .779 25 .257 70 .330 79 .132 70
56 Fresno State 8-4 .12 .39 49 .496 47 .392 59 .777 26 .324 32 .417 42 .108 36
57 Pittsburgh 5-6 .09 -.11 78 .425 80 .350 81 .712 61 .220 84 .310 89 .068 5
58 Middle Tennessee 8-3 .08 .43 43 .540 27 .484 25 .827 4 .291 51 .352 73 .118 51
59 Ohio 8-4 .06 .49 36 .525 36 .488 23 .790 12 .290 52 .367 64 .058 1
60 Mississippi State 7-5 .06 .18 66 .452 69 .432 40 .690 78 .264 65 .382 58 .116 47
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 Army 2-9 .02 .39 50 .549 20 .495 20 .788 15 .280 57 .355 70 .136 76
62 East Carolina 7-5 .00 .37 51 .472 54 .378 71 .746 48 .297 47 .398 48 .123 60
63 Vanderbilt 8-4 -.04 .04 71 .450 71 .380 67 .669 98 .263 66 .393 54 .105 30
64 Tulsa 10-3 -.05 .15 67 .451 70 .382 63 .682 87 .279 58 .410 44 .117 49
65 Western Kentucky 6-6 -.05 .33 56 .506 43 .440 39 .768 34 .312 39 .406 46 .152 90
66 Air Force 5-7 -.06 .40 46 .513 40 .452 37 .728 51 .320 35 .440 30 .200 120
67 Temple 3-7 -.06 -.20 85 .374 107 .330 87 .712 62 .234 76 .329 82 .135 74
68 Troy 5-7 -.06 .40 47 .533 30 .456 35 .763 37 .283 55 .371 62 .171 102
69 Miami (OH) 3-8 -.07 .01 73 .453 66 .391 60 .702 66 .231 78 .329 81 .132 69
70 BYU 7-5 -.09 .00 75 .459 61 .375 72 .776 28 .276 59 .356 69 .157 95
71 Central Michigan 6-6 -.10 .37 53 .477 53 .417 50 .690 79 .295 48 .427 36 .085 13
72 Kent State 10-3 -.11 .29 58 .450 73 .380 66 .688 82 .292 50 .425 38 .110 40
73 Florida 10-2 -.11 -.24 87 .393 92 .343 83 .686 84 .226 82 .330 80 .109 39
74 Western Michigan 3-8 -.23 .02 72 .448 74 .358 78 .711 63 .259 68 .365 65 .193 117
75 New Mexico 3-9 -.27 .33 57 .493 48 .415 52 .733 49 .276 60 .376 59 .112 42
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 Houston 5-7 -.27 .08 70 .455 65 .378 70 .730 50 .258 69 .353 72 .178 107
77 UTSA 4-4 -.27 .24 61 .455 64 .397 58 .719 55 .270 63 .375 61 .124 61
78 South Florida 2-9 -.28 -.20 83 .436 77 .369 76 .714 58 .193 98 .271 105 .176 104
79 Iowa State 5-7 -.31 -.10 77 .402 86 .311 100 .642 110 .223 83 .347 74 .149 87
80 Utah 4-7 -.31 -.42 101 .371 108 .257 115 .634 112 .211 88 .333 78 .122 57
81 Michigan State 7-6 -.33 -.43 102 .392 93 .326 89 .679 90 .164 111 .241 114 .101 25
82 Washington 6-6 -.33 -.38 97 .390 96 .311 99 .674 94 .220 85 .326 83 .177 106
83 Rice 7-6 -.34 .12 69 .455 63 .372 75 .756 39 .256 71 .339 77 .122 56
84 Missouri 4-7 -.35 -.59 109 .355 114 .270 111 .705 65 .173 107 .245 112 .137 78
85 Texas State 3-8 -.37 .37 54 .471 55 .380 65 .754 42 .298 45 .395 50 .070 6
86 Virginia Tech 6-6 -.38 -.41 100 .381 104 .317 97 .663 101 .184 100 .278 101 .147 83
87 SMU 6-6 -.38 -.35 93 .394 91 .325 93 .600 122 .207 91 .345 75 .136 77
88 Eastern Michigan 2-9 -.39 -.13 79 .398 90 .301 104 .667 100 .228 80 .341 76 .114 44
89 Purdue 5-7 -.40 -.33 92 .388 98 .299 105 .641 111 .228 81 .355 71 .124 62
90 Minnesota 5-7 -.40 -.40 99 .382 102 .274 110 .672 96 .179 103 .267 107 .134 73
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 Wake Forest 4-7 -.40 -.45 103 .324 117 .190 124 .657 103 .194 96 .295 96 .097 19
92 California 2-9 -.41 -.46 104 .381 103 .303 102 .669 99 .165 110 .247 110 .188 114
93 North Carolina State 6-6 -.42 -.27 89 .386 99 .302 103 .673 95 .214 87 .319 87 .173 103
94 North Texas 3-8 -.43 -.18 82 .429 78 .325 92 .669 97 .194 97 .289 97 .113 43
95 Florida International 3-9 -.44 -.06 76 .410 85 .358 79 .651 108 .235 75 .361 67 .121 54
96 Kentucky 1-10 -.46 -.61 111 .376 106 .307 101 .617 118 .183 102 .296 94 .122 55
97 Bowling Green 7-5 -.47 -.23 86 .401 88 .325 91 .647 109 .209 89 .322 86 .108 35
98 TCU 6-6 -.47 -.36 95 .416 82 .375 73 .692 74 .199 94 .287 98 .147 85
99 UTEP 3-9 -.49 -.32 91 .413 83 .348 82 .695 72 .199 95 .286 99 .156 94
100 Rutgers 8-4 -.49 -.38 98 .381 105 .269 112 .662 102 .183 101 .277 102 .127 65
101 Akron 0-11 -.51 -.20 84 .421 81 .325 90 .719 56 .215 86 .299 93 .156 93
102 UAB 2-9 -.51 -.25 88 .425 79 .357 80 .723 54 .234 77 .323 84 .182 110
103 Memphis 4-7 -.53 -.18 81 .383 100 .319 96 .628 114 .248 73 .394 52 .106 31
104 Iowa 3-8 -.57 -.60 110 .369 109 .265 114 .624 115 .136 118 .218 117 .080 12
105 Virginia 3-8 -.60 -.47 105 .389 97 .328 88 .674 93 .185 99 .275 104 .170 101
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 UNLV 2-10 -.61 -.32 90 .412 84 .323 94 .681 88 .207 90 .304 90 .148 86
107 Kansas 0-11 -.64 -.36 94 .401 87 .333 85 .655 104 .176 104 .269 106 .126 64
108 Buffalo 3-8 -.65 -.56 108 .360 112 .269 113 .620 117 .148 117 .239 115 .134 72
109 Boston College 1-10 -.66 -.52 107 .390 95 .330 86 .612 120 .171 109 .278 100 .163 97
110 Florida Atlantic 2-9 -.72 -.37 96 .399 89 .322 95 .688 83 .203 93 .295 95 .117 48
111 Auburn 2-9 -.72 -.74 117 .318 119 .228 119 .616 119 .134 119 .217 118 .179 108
112 Washington State 2-9 -.76 -.71 116 .391 94 .339 84 .654 105 .173 106 .264 108 .195 118
113 Colorado 1-10 -.79 -.87 120 .305 124 .214 122 .631 113 .156 115 .247 111 .197 119
114 Tulane 2-10 -.80 -.69 114 .336 116 .289 107 .592 123 .163 112 .276 103 .177 105
115 Connecticut 5-7 -.82 -.77 118 .358 113 .238 118 .690 80 .131 121 .190 122 .152 89
116 Maryland 3-8 -.92 -.69 113 .311 122 .256 116 .568 124 .173 108 .304 91 .158 96
117 South Alabama 1-11 -.96 -.48 106 .383 101 .316 98 .685 85 .161 113 .235 116 .168 98
118 Southern Mississippi 0-12 -.98 -.71 115 .362 111 .286 108 .652 106 .159 114 .244 113 .189 116
119 Illinois 1-10 -.99 -.92 121 .312 121 .207 123 .675 92 .133 120 .198 121 .208 122
120 Colorado State 4-7 -1.04 -.68 112 .354 115 .220 121 .696 71 .174 105 .250 109 .209 123
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
121 Massachusetts 1-11 -1.25 -1.03 122 .312 120 .224 120 .651 107 .116 123 .179 124 .147 84
122 Idaho 1-10 -1.26 -1.08 123 .320 118 .246 117 .609 121 .128 122 .210 120 .203 121
123 Hawaii 2-9 -1.31 -1.19 124 .307 123 .292 106 .623 116 .115 124 .184 123 .189 115
124 New Mexico State 0-11 -1.35 -.82 119 .365 110 .278 109 .702 67 .149 116 .213 119 .184 111