Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2012 FEI COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS, OFFENSE

through games of 1/7/2013

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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.846 1 Baylor 7-5 18 .735 3 .825 1 .641 3 .217 8 .217 9 .608 3 .059 40
.806 2 Texas A&M 9-2 3 .987 1 .824 2 .657 1 .193 14 .202 17 .609 2 .042 22
.614 3 Louisville 10-2 28 .315 27 .734 30 .546 22 .164 33 .234 7 .468 30 .044 25
.535 4 Oklahoma 9-3 6 .534 7 .794 6 .574 8 .153 44 .214 10 .508 12 .046 28
.533 5 Alabama 12-1 1 .496 9 .780 8 .590 4 .220 6 .122 86 .515 8 .041 20
.521 6 Oregon 11-1 2 .615 4 .748 20 .589 5 .201 11 .209 12 .544 4 .054 34
.505 7 Oklahoma State 7-5 14 .410 16 .779 9 .570 10 .195 13 .154 43 .519 7 .100 60
.504 8 Nebraska 9-4 19 .098 53 .669 63 .466 57 .178 23 .115 93 .406 53 .012 1
.478 9 Arizona 7-5 41 .337 22 .801 4 .564 11 .185 18 .172 27 .444 38 .035 16
.470 10 Ohio State 12-0 9 .328 25 .662 70 .480 52 .165 32 .129 77 .405 54 .063 44
.459 11 Louisiana Tech 9-3 46 .774 2 .797 5 .656 2 .183 20 .235 5 .632 1 .218 87
.454 12 Notre Dame 12-1 10 .167 42 .722 38 .529 35 .111 80 .206 14 .495 19 .024 8
.446 13 Clemson 10-2 25 .459 13 .729 35 .556 16 .174 27 .167 32 .488 22 .043 24
.445 14 Georgia 11-2 8 .465 12 .707 44 .557 14 .265 1 .075 120 .504 16 .034 15
.410 15 West Virginia 6-6 52 .485 11 .739 26 .538 28 .246 3 .123 85 .496 18 .058 39
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.400 16 Texas 9-4 17 .408 17 .733 31 .544 24 .193 15 .148 51 .482 26 .057 37
.391 17 North Carolina 7-4 47 .378 18 .740 25 .541 25 .176 25 .168 31 .504 15 .278 103
.372 18 Syracuse 7-5 27 .232 30 .746 21 .541 26 .109 83 .210 11 .467 31 .056 36
.359 19 Nevada 6-6 65 .576 6 .801 3 .589 6 .128 63 .248 3 .540 5 .322 108
.346 20 Marshall 4-7 90 .492 10 .759 17 .559 13 .095 99 .234 8 .500 17 .471 118
.337 21 Kansas State 10-2 4 .330 24 .716 40 .561 12 .207 9 .138 68 .505 13 .079 54
.329 22 Oregon State 8-4 16 -.010 67 .651 80 .453 67 .123 65 .151 48 .403 55 .028 11
.308 23 Texas Tech 7-5 45 .366 20 .754 19 .549 19 .192 16 .146 56 .513 9 .079 53
.272 24 Indiana 3-8 71 .178 39 .662 69 .457 62 .148 52 .106 103 .386 62 .063 42
.267 25 Michigan 8-5 26 .180 38 .689 48 .500 45 .178 24 .163 37 .431 42 .017 4
.246 26 Georgia Tech 6-7 50 .368 19 .767 11 .550 18 .109 84 .248 4 .505 14 .058 38
.246 27 Cincinnati 8-3 20 .191 36 .732 33 .512 41 .197 12 .087 117 .422 47 .096 59
.244 28 South Carolina 10-2 11 .190 37 .656 75 .466 56 .156 41 .172 28 .426 45 .045 26
.239 29 Northwestern 9-3 21 .008 65 .671 60 .450 72 .105 90 .203 16 .379 68 .070 47
.233 30 Wisconsin 7-6 15 .084 55 .656 74 .462 59 .156 40 .110 97 .379 69 .016 3
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.231 31 Arkansas State 9-3 51 .529 8 .738 27 .553 17 .148 53 .205 15 .509 11 .256 97
.203 32 San Jose State 10-2 38 .425 15 .733 32 .545 23 .252 2 .153 45 .487 24 .109 63
.203 33 UCLA 9-5 33 .063 58 .680 54 .484 49 .160 38 .154 44 .390 61 .070 48
.190 34 Stanford 12-2 7 -.021 70 .669 64 .452 68 .113 79 .138 69 .366 77 .030 12
.182 35 Tennessee 4-7 61 .173 40 .725 36 .521 37 .183 19 .141 63 .432 41 .028 10
.180 36 Mississippi 6-6 42 .066 57 .673 59 .446 75 .150 49 .170 30 .382 64 .042 21
.167 37 Northern Illinois 11-2 36 .579 5 .771 10 .588 7 .221 5 .157 42 .539 6 .271 100
.167 38 USC 7-6 30 .010 63 .664 66 .493 48 .217 7 .112 96 .470 29 .043 23
.166 39 Louisiana Monroe 8-5 69 .355 21 .762 15 .546 21 .140 57 .182 22 .461 32 .704 124
.165 40 Ball State 9-4 68 .319 26 .765 12 .573 9 .101 94 .235 6 .511 10 .398 112
.163 41 Florida State 10-2 13 .203 33 .789 7 .533 31 .180 22 .045 124 .423 46 .124 67
.146 42 Duke 5-7 87 .057 59 .667 65 .463 58 .123 66 .181 23 .402 57 .068 46
.144 43 Florida 10-2 5 -.259 91 .591 109 .393 92 .117 71 .124 82 .343 83 .018 5
.131 44 Penn State 8-4 31 .109 50 .710 43 .530 33 .130 61 .191 20 .453 36 .124 68
.126 45 Troy 5-7 77 .205 32 .730 34 .533 30 .151 47 .164 35 .456 35 .653 123
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.125 46 LSU 9-3 12 -.131 75 .664 67 .446 76 .129 62 .150 49 .373 74 .032 14
.117 47 Miami 6-5 60 .111 49 .701 45 .536 29 .181 21 .134 73 .477 28 .063 43
.094 48 Central Florida 10-4 35 .331 23 .676 57 .516 38 .162 36 .113 94 .421 48 .215 86
.088 49 Louisiana Lafayette 8-4 75 .428 14 .657 73 .508 42 .204 10 .102 107 .417 51 .228 91
.084 50 Pittsburgh 5-6 44 -.178 82 .644 83 .425 80 .068 114 .102 108 .350 81 .036 17
.083 51 Wyoming 4-7 94 .243 29 .689 47 .483 50 .126 64 .176 24 .421 49 .243 96
.078 52 Boise State 11-2 32 .229 31 .754 18 .556 15 .167 31 .183 21 .495 21 .128 70
.068 53 Toledo 8-4 56 .145 44 .743 24 .529 34 .162 37 .147 55 .480 27 .188 84
.064 54 Arkansas 3-8 67 -.137 77 .648 82 .462 60 .139 58 .139 67 .430 44 .019 6
.051 55 Army 2-9 108 .116 48 .763 14 .549 20 .093 100 .271 1 .495 20 .239 93
.047 56 Arizona State 7-5 37 .092 54 .701 46 .500 44 .116 75 .116 90 .457 34 .116 66
.011 57 Tulsa 10-3 40 .033 62 .670 61 .451 70 .151 48 .145 57 .382 63 .288 105
-.006 58 Iowa State 5-7 39 -.168 80 .601 105 .402 86 .061 117 .142 60 .311 100 .048 30
-.009 59 BYU 7-5 29 -.060 73 .724 37 .459 61 .097 97 .201 18 .375 72 .078 52
-.016 60 Washington 6-6 55 -.307 96 .631 90 .390 96 .078 110 .099 110 .311 99 .027 9
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-.021 61 South Florida 2-9 73 -.165 79 .655 76 .436 77 .092 101 .151 46 .369 76 .046 29
-.024 62 Western Michigan 3-8 82 -.041 72 .689 49 .448 74 .163 35 .141 64 .358 78 .276 101
-.038 63 Utah State 10-2 24 .273 28 .736 29 .514 39 .229 4 .086 118 .431 43 .221 90
-.041 64 San Diego State 8-4 48 .171 41 .711 42 .483 51 .148 51 .148 50 .402 56 .181 82
-.056 65 Ohio 8-4 70 .199 35 .746 22 .525 36 .138 59 .196 19 .488 23 .339 109
-.056 66 Michigan State 7-6 23 -.313 97 .623 94 .392 93 .063 116 .151 47 .326 89 .023 7
-.062 67 Miami (OH) 3-8 112 -.013 68 .678 56 .453 66 .174 28 .107 99 .391 60 .126 69
-.064 68 Central Michigan 6-6 100 .135 45 .674 58 .477 53 .171 29 .124 83 .417 50 .288 104
-.085 69 Virginia Tech 6-6 49 -.286 94 .620 97 .381 104 .117 72 .098 112 .317 97 .059 41
-.103 70 Kent State 10-3 53 .010 64 .636 88 .450 73 .175 26 .091 116 .380 66 .243 95
-.103 71 TCU 6-6 22 -.314 98 .622 95 .416 82 .096 98 .103 106 .375 73 .067 45
-.120 72 Vanderbilt 8-4 43 -.131 76 .602 104 .450 71 .090 102 .158 41 .380 67 .048 31
-.120 73 Temple 3-7 83 -.206 86 .640 85 .374 107 .117 70 .117 89 .330 87 .050 33
-.121 74 Akron 0-11 98 -.202 85 .659 71 .421 81 .111 81 .170 29 .325 90 .377 111
-.122 75 Texas State 3-8 104 .102 52 .684 52 .471 55 .149 50 .132 75 .380 65 .416 113
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-.125 76 East Carolina 7-5 107 .109 51 .688 50 .472 54 .116 74 .159 39 .378 71 .312 106
-.136 77 New Mexico 3-9 109 .130 47 .716 41 .493 47 .147 54 .164 36 .415 52 .315 107
-.149 78 North Carolina State 6-6 59 -.279 93 .637 87 .386 99 .107 88 .167 33 .302 103 .149 76
-.153 79 Western Kentucky 6-6 66 .034 61 .760 16 .506 43 .152 46 .144 59 .440 39 .426 114
-.156 80 Rutgers 8-4 34 -.319 100 .620 96 .381 105 .113 78 .120 87 .269 112 .105 62
-.167 81 Kansas 0-11 93 -.319 99 .630 91 .401 87 .076 111 .176 25 .333 85 .072 50
-.173 82 Air Force 5-7 96 .134 46 .720 39 .513 40 .152 45 .208 13 .452 37 .351 110
-.179 83 Fresno State 8-4 54 .164 43 .743 23 .496 46 .189 17 .101 109 .392 59 .151 77
-.183 84 North Texas 3-8 99 -.195 83 .637 86 .429 78 .121 69 .145 58 .325 92 .181 83
-.189 85 Iowa 3-8 63 -.467 112 .616 98 .369 109 .056 119 .160 38 .265 114 .081 56
-.193 86 Florida International 3-9 85 -.129 74 .597 107 .410 85 .154 42 .107 100 .358 79 .492 119
-.195 87 Mississippi State 7-5 62 -.015 69 .651 79 .452 69 .171 30 .140 66 .432 40 .102 61
-.196 88 Utah 4-7 58 -.349 102 .577 114 .371 108 .065 115 .106 102 .257 115 .080 55
-.199 89 Boston College 1-10 86 -.386 106 .574 117 .390 95 .109 85 .124 84 .330 86 .091 58
-.209 90 Virginia 3-8 78 -.351 103 .607 102 .389 97 .074 113 .148 52 .328 88 .130 72
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-.212 91 Houston 5-7 84 .000 66 .681 53 .455 65 .153 43 .141 61 .378 70 .433 116
-.218 92 Minnesota 5-7 74 -.326 101 .597 108 .382 102 .075 112 .134 72 .274 110 .072 49
-.222 93 UTSA 4-4 118 .052 60 .663 68 .455 64 .157 39 .135 70 .397 58 .460 117
-.224 94 SMU 6-6 76 -.291 95 .557 119 .394 91 .107 87 .129 80 .325 93 .129 71
-.224 95 Rice 7-6 80 -.023 71 .679 55 .455 63 .115 76 .141 62 .372 75 .427 115
-.225 96 Eastern Michigan 2-9 101 -.138 78 .610 100 .398 90 .130 60 .098 113 .301 104 .220 89
-.238 97 Missouri 4-7 57 -.463 111 .640 84 .355 114 .086 104 .115 91 .270 111 .015 2
-.239 98 UNLV 2-10 106 -.202 84 .652 78 .412 84 .104 92 .141 65 .323 94 .231 92
-.250 99 UAB 2-9 113 -.222 87 .686 51 .425 79 .146 55 .131 76 .357 80 .139 73
-.255 100 California 2-9 79 -.384 105 .609 101 .381 103 .143 56 .060 123 .303 102 .030 13
-.262 101 Navy 7-5 103 .203 34 .764 13 .531 32 .104 91 .264 2 .459 33 .220 88
-.277 102 Bowling Green 7-5 72 -.253 90 .612 99 .401 88 .108 86 .108 98 .325 91 .149 75
-.278 103 Purdue 5-7 89 -.224 88 .600 106 .388 98 .103 93 .117 88 .299 105 .045 27
-.279 104 Middle Tennessee 8-3 92 .071 56 .736 28 .540 27 .164 34 .173 26 .484 25 .626 122
-.286 105 Kentucky 1-10 111 -.444 110 .574 116 .376 106 .052 121 .165 34 .307 101 .040 18
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-.288 106 UTEP 3-9 88 -.231 89 .652 77 .413 83 .099 95 .135 71 .348 82 .169 79
-.346 107 Florida Atlantic 2-9 114 -.266 92 .648 81 .399 89 .109 82 .133 74 .322 95 .261 98
-.349 108 Connecticut 5-7 64 -.525 118 .628 92 .358 113 .083 108 .103 105 .238 118 .086 57
-.369 109 Maryland 3-8 81 -.486 116 .504 123 .311 122 .086 105 .079 119 .256 116 .175 81
-.377 110 Buffalo 3-8 91 -.432 108 .585 111 .360 112 .085 106 .113 95 .269 113 .147 74
-.386 111 Washington State 2-9 97 -.474 114 .586 110 .391 94 .098 96 .158 40 .339 84 .040 19
-.387 112 Wake Forest 4-7 102 -.383 104 .604 103 .324 117 .082 109 .097 114 .190 124 .113 65
-.403 113 Southern Mississippi 0-12 115 -.498 117 .636 89 .362 111 .083 107 .129 79 .286 108 .262 99
-.410 114 Memphis 4-7 95 -.174 81 .584 112 .383 100 .115 77 .106 101 .319 96 .609 121
-.436 115 New Mexico State 0-11 124 -.468 113 .658 72 .365 110 .105 89 .096 115 .278 109 .278 102
-.441 116 Tulane 2-10 117 -.434 109 .503 124 .336 116 .122 67 .129 78 .289 107 .240 94
-.467 117 Colorado 1-10 122 -.599 120 .549 120 .305 124 .025 124 .115 92 .214 122 .055 35
-.491 118 South Alabama 1-11 105 -.399 107 .624 93 .383 101 .054 120 .148 53 .316 98 .587 120
-.513 119 Auburn 2-9 116 -.532 119 .571 118 .318 119 .116 73 .063 122 .228 119 .049 32
-.534 120 Illinois 1-10 110 -.694 123 .575 115 .312 121 .058 118 .125 81 .207 123 .073 51
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-.580 121 Massachusetts 1-11 123 -.652 122 .581 113 .312 120 .031 123 .147 54 .224 120 .208 85
-.583 122 Colorado State 4-7 121 -.486 115 .670 62 .354 115 .122 68 .070 121 .220 121 .170 80
-.599 123 Idaho 1-10 119 -.641 121 .541 121 .320 118 .090 103 .105 104 .246 117 .110 64
-.668 124 Hawaii 2-9 120 -.697 124 .533 122 .307 123 .033 122 .098 111 .292 106 .165 78