Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2013 FEI COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS, OFFENSE

through games of 1/6/2014

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, Special Teams, and Field Position 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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.738 1 Texas A&M 8-4 24 .741 2 .788 9 .635 2 .288 2 .152 59 .579 3 .048 29
.696 2 South Carolina 10-2 6 .429 15 .744 20 .562 16 .176 26 .232 4 .491 24 .043 26
.624 3 Ohio State 11-2 13 .693 3 .806 2 .600 6 .273 5 .122 91 .508 18 .057 39
.612 4 Oregon 10-2 7 .639 4 .792 6 .629 3 .223 8 .123 90 .609 1 .042 24
.601 5 LSU 9-3 15 .447 14 .726 30 .566 15 .210 11 .129 82 .537 10 .032 16
.597 6 Arizona State 9-4 10 .234 34 .675 60 .510 39 .217 10 .153 57 .456 35 .007 1
.586 7 Auburn 11-2 4 .460 12 .753 13 .538 22 .227 7 .123 89 .457 34 .031 13
.567 8 Georgia 7-5 18 .337 24 .706 46 .529 29 .147 42 .182 29 .511 15 .026 9
.551 9 Alabama 10-2 3 .543 9 .750 15 .586 10 .293 1 .155 52 .554 7 .053 34
.551 10 Baylor 10-2 11 .599 6 .799 4 .592 9 .279 3 .123 88 .515 14 .056 37
.501 11 UCLA 10-3 12 .318 26 .716 36 .515 36 .115 75 .169 37 .443 42 .012 3
.499 12 Florida State 13-0 1 .914 1 .794 5 .652 1 .278 4 .127 83 .581 2 .129 64
.476 13 Washington 8-4 16 .351 22 .741 21 .518 35 .129 58 .173 34 .452 37 .034 17
.473 14 Miami 8-4 42 .223 37 .701 50 .515 37 .236 6 .126 85 .462 32 .039 21
.467 15 Central Florida 12-1 17 .516 11 .733 26 .604 4 .222 9 .163 43 .574 5 .107 58
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.460 16 Kansas State 8-4 25 .309 27 .724 33 .535 25 .195 17 .195 19 .505 19 .051 33
.450 17 Indiana 4-7 61 .408 18 .752 14 .533 26 .200 16 .160 46 .469 30 .067 49
.437 18 Missouri 11-2 5 .410 16 .710 45 .542 20 .181 22 .142 70 .500 23 .047 28
.430 19 Arizona 7-5 26 .299 29 .704 49 .513 38 .133 53 .215 9 .443 41 .060 43
.417 20 Notre Dame 9-4 23 .246 33 .693 54 .527 31 .146 43 .182 27 .500 22 .019 7
.416 21 Texas Tech 7-5 44 .142 48 .771 11 .503 41 .127 62 .217 8 .461 33 .037 19
.412 22 Stanford 11-3 2 .216 39 .694 51 .536 23 .208 12 .139 73 .471 29 .013 4
.409 23 Oklahoma 11-2 14 .123 54 .716 37 .489 47 .128 60 .176 32 .431 46 .027 11
.397 24 Oklahoma State 9-3 9 .137 51 .669 70 .476 54 .175 27 .075 120 .380 58 .037 18
.361 25 Louisville 11-1 21 .601 5 .789 8 .592 8 .202 14 .193 21 .554 6 .308 98
.343 26 Clemson 9-2 22 .348 23 .711 41 .536 24 .193 18 .141 71 .478 26 .120 61
.336 27 Fresno State 10-2 53 .558 8 .713 39 .578 12 .187 21 .213 10 .500 20 .228 84
.314 28 USC 10-4 20 .006 63 .648 82 .436 69 .158 37 .091 113 .376 60 .026 10
.312 29 Navy 8-4 51 .559 7 .800 3 .601 5 .165 32 .270 1 .577 4 .443 113
.296 30 San Jose State 5-6 85 .395 19 .716 35 .540 21 .179 25 .201 13 .520 13 .143 66
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.286 31 Wisconsin 8-4 19 .232 36 .722 34 .531 27 .180 23 .158 49 .474 28 .073 51
.274 32 Duke 9-4 33 .194 40 .654 79 .473 55 .128 61 .122 92 .403 51 .111 59
.267 33 Michigan State 12-1 8 -.014 68 .683 58 .458 63 .117 72 .138 74 .372 64 .060 42
.260 34 Marshall 9-4 48 .409 17 .711 43 .553 18 .145 46 .151 60 .511 16 .239 85
.232 35 Utah 4-7 30 -.277 93 .575 113 .374 103 .118 71 .131 77 .358 72 .011 2
.220 36 North Carolina 6-6 43 .094 57 .654 78 .459 61 .105 85 .195 17 .383 56 .122 62
.216 37 Mississippi 7-5 28 .303 28 .781 10 .520 34 .153 39 .182 26 .432 45 .051 32
.202 38 Georgia Tech 5-6 35 .071 59 .683 56 .466 57 .133 54 .183 25 .393 55 .059 41
.188 39 Oregon State 7-5 38 .126 52 .739 22 .530 28 .145 45 .181 31 .448 39 .039 23
.180 40 East Carolina 9-3 41 .379 21 .728 28 .567 14 .140 49 .221 6 .539 9 .226 83
.174 41 Illinois 3-8 77 .182 44 .669 68 .486 49 .127 63 .212 11 .455 36 .061 44
.173 42 Michigan 7-6 36 -.007 66 .623 92 .442 67 .117 73 .143 68 .398 53 .050 31
.166 43 Texas 8-5 37 -.115 78 .667 72 .427 81 .111 78 .130 80 .375 63 .017 6
.144 44 Bowling Green 9-4 40 .459 13 .762 12 .578 11 .175 28 .190 23 .536 11 .389 106
.130 45 Vanderbilt 8-4 45 -.086 73 .634 88 .418 88 .134 52 .169 36 .333 85 .063 45
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.121 46 Mississippi State 6-6 32 .139 49 .750 17 .498 46 .159 36 .167 38 .422 48 .044 27
.106 47 Nevada 3-8 92 .187 42 .705 47 .500 45 .082 107 .254 2 .435 44 .147 67
.096 48 BYU 7-5 27 -.092 75 .667 71 .458 62 .099 90 .173 33 .377 59 .050 30
.093 49 Boise State 7-5 57 .321 25 .734 25 .528 30 .180 24 .194 20 .479 25 .138 65
.091 50 Ball State 9-3 59 .521 10 .791 7 .596 7 .201 15 .201 14 .520 12 .553 118
.082 51 Cincinnati 8-4 54 .167 46 .735 23 .523 33 .132 56 .221 7 .462 31 .268 90
.080 52 Iowa 7-5 31 -.198 90 .620 96 .429 77 .088 103 .146 64 .345 79 .059 40
.063 53 Northern Illinois 11-2 47 .383 20 .748 19 .556 17 .206 13 .161 45 .545 8 .330 101
.048 54 Boston College 6-6 70 -.011 67 .659 74 .423 86 .170 29 .089 114 .325 91 .039 22
.047 55 Washington State 5-7 56 -.170 86 .667 73 .422 87 .093 96 .187 24 .333 84 .016 5
.039 56 Temple 2-9 84 .018 62 .636 86 .433 72 .163 34 .163 44 .347 78 .177 76
.033 57 Air Force 1-10 117 .139 50 .670 66 .462 59 .097 94 .233 3 .375 61 .297 95
.032 58 Troy 5-6 105 .261 32 .750 16 .502 42 .189 20 .182 28 .442 43 .358 103
.032 59 UTSA 7-5 69 .174 45 .734 24 .480 51 .153 41 .210 12 .381 57 .114 60
.027 60 Pittsburgh 6-6 52 -.006 65 .610 102 .428 78 .110 80 .154 54 .393 54 .107 57
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.024 61 South Alabama 6-5 64 .190 41 .727 29 .526 32 .141 48 .195 18 .500 21 .575 120
.020 62 Toledo 6-5 62 .286 31 .833 1 .567 13 .167 31 .158 50 .474 27 .282 93
.005 63 New Mexico 3-9 109 .232 35 .726 31 .501 43 .153 40 .089 115 .404 50 .309 99
-.020 64 Army 2-9 97 .101 56 .670 67 .453 64 .104 86 .191 22 .355 74 .302 96
-.033 65 Arkansas 2-9 89 -.063 71 .655 77 .431 74 .109 82 .182 30 .343 81 .043 25
-.034 66 Nebraska 8-4 46 -.095 76 .658 76 .415 89 .103 87 .151 61 .315 100 .074 52
-.044 67 Rice 10-4 68 .001 64 .704 48 .444 66 .118 70 .112 100 .315 99 .170 72
-.046 68 Penn State 7-5 65 -.053 69 .671 65 .478 52 .110 81 .164 40 .415 49 .152 68
-.074 69 Kentucky 1-10 95 -.205 91 .616 98 .390 97 .125 65 .107 104 .333 87 .031 14
-.081 70 Minnesota 7-5 55 -.061 70 .683 57 .431 73 .098 92 .154 53 .321 94 .064 46
-.097 71 Louisiana Lafayette 8-4 79 .183 43 .725 32 .488 48 .145 44 .130 78 .402 52 .490 115
-.103 72 SMU 4-7 75 -.108 77 .672 64 .437 68 .131 57 .153 56 .339 83 .174 74
-.119 73 Wyoming 4-7 102 .291 30 .711 42 .476 53 .193 19 .111 101 .352 76 .283 94
-.129 74 Houston 7-5 34 -.148 82 .619 97 .428 79 .138 50 .100 107 .360 71 .165 69
-.133 75 Northwestern 4-7 60 -.148 83 .652 80 .434 71 .116 74 .167 39 .355 73 .066 47
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-.139 76 Iowa State 3-8 72 -.316 96 .510 123 .342 113 .091 101 .098 110 .266 109 .032 15
-.142 77 UAB 1-10 113 -.152 84 .669 69 .426 82 .091 100 .116 99 .324 93 .423 112
-.160 78 Virginia Tech 7-5 29 -.286 94 .615 100 .383 100 .074 110 .149 63 .305 103 .129 63
-.164 79 Colorado State 7-6 63 .219 38 .710 44 .484 50 .160 35 .130 79 .428 47 .176 75
-.168 80 Middle Tennessee 7-5 78 .059 60 .715 38 .460 60 .085 105 .154 55 .370 65 .274 91
-.171 81 Buffalo 7-5 83 .124 53 .672 63 .463 58 .164 33 .117 97 .364 68 .405 108
-.177 82 North Texas 9-4 58 .030 61 .694 53 .468 56 .109 83 .143 69 .366 67 .452 114
-.179 83 UNLV 6-6 96 .162 47 .679 59 .503 40 .143 47 .200 15 .446 40 .188 78
-.191 84 Kent State 3-8 100 -.144 81 .690 55 .431 76 .129 59 .129 81 .352 75 .531 117
-.196 85 Colorado 2-8 104 -.370 103 .615 99 .387 98 .094 95 .120 93 .312 102 .038 20
-.200 86 West Virginia 3-8 66 -.403 107 .634 87 .392 95 .111 79 .092 112 .271 108 .054 35
-.205 87 Syracuse 6-6 86 -.298 95 .634 89 .369 106 .099 91 .070 122 .266 110 .081 53
-.208 88 Maryland 6-6 71 -.360 102 .623 93 .398 93 .132 55 .066 123 .331 88 .084 54
-.211 89 California 0-11 106 -.467 114 .636 85 .372 104 .071 112 .164 41 .301 104 .022 8
-.226 90 Rutgers 5-7 94 -.152 85 .694 52 .436 70 .134 51 .119 94 .360 70 .166 70
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-.229 91 Western Kentucky 7-4 82 .112 55 .750 18 .548 19 .100 88 .200 16 .509 17 .779 125
-.236 92 Hawaii 1-11 87 -.267 92 .586 110 .384 99 .155 38 .099 108 .325 92 .185 77
-.248 93 UTEP 2-10 120 -.092 74 .631 90 .425 85 .123 69 .164 42 .375 62 .407 109
-.250 94 Florida Atlantic 6-6 73 -.138 79 .674 62 .425 84 .123 68 .152 58 .320 96 .305 97
-.258 95 TCU 3-8 50 -.453 112 .588 109 .350 112 .092 99 .098 109 .278 106 .068 50
-.260 96 Utah State 8-5 39 -.172 87 .647 83 .427 80 .078 108 .150 62 .349 77 .173 73
-.262 97 Tennessee 4-7 74 -.419 109 .600 105 .400 91 .100 89 .083 117 .330 89 .028 12
-.279 98 Florida 4-7 49 -.342 99 .611 101 .414 90 .097 93 .221 5 .340 82 .091 55
-.299 99 Arkansas State 7-5 91 -.081 72 .730 27 .448 65 .073 111 .146 65 .345 80 .247 87
-.323 100 San Diego State 8-4 88 .083 58 .713 40 .501 44 .168 30 .140 72 .450 38 .555 119
-.326 101 Eastern Michigan 1-10 125 -.359 101 .600 104 .374 102 .124 67 .133 75 .327 90 .649 122
-.348 102 Louisiana Monroe 5-6 107 -.188 89 .566 116 .377 101 .078 109 .171 35 .314 101 .241 86
-.349 103 North Carolina State 2-9 98 -.418 108 .597 106 .392 96 .090 102 .157 51 .317 98 .169 71
-.363 104 Connecticut 3-8 93 -.377 104 .622 94 .340 114 .047 121 .110 102 .280 105 .252 88
-.367 105 Tulane 6-6 67 -.397 106 .567 115 .354 110 .093 97 .133 76 .258 114 .396 107
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-.372 106 Georgia State 0-9 111 -.344 100 .579 112 .356 109 .112 77 .047 125 .238 117 .385 105
-.375 107 Central Michigan 5-6 112 -.175 88 .649 81 .426 83 .108 84 .126 84 .361 69 .624 121
-.378 108 Virginia 1-10 81 -.645 120 .556 119 .320 118 .060 118 .146 66 .257 115 .067 48
-.387 109 New Mexico State 1-10 118 -.336 98 .580 111 .353 111 .115 76 .092 111 .256 116 .279 92
-.398 110 Memphis 2-9 76 -.509 115 .643 84 .365 107 .063 116 .119 96 .259 113 .210 80
-.402 111 Wake Forest 3-8 80 -.466 113 .571 114 .309 119 .071 113 .159 48 .202 121 .219 82
-.409 112 Ohio 6-6 110 -.144 80 .674 61 .431 75 .124 66 .101 106 .368 66 .412 111
-.437 113 Purdue 0-11 114 -.651 121 .559 118 .294 121 .054 120 .081 118 .206 120 .054 36
-.442 114 Tulsa 3-9 90 -.447 111 .621 95 .370 105 .059 119 .124 86 .321 95 .255 89
-.475 115 Akron 4-7 103 -.317 97 .659 75 .399 92 .127 64 .159 47 .319 97 .492 116
-.490 116 Louisiana Tech 3-8 108 -.428 110 .626 91 .394 94 .092 98 .145 67 .333 86 .411 110
-.567 117 Idaho 1-10 119 -.610 117 .590 107 .320 117 .067 115 .119 95 .260 112 .215 81
-.581 118 Western Michigan 1-10 116 -.570 116 .543 120 .305 120 .085 104 .124 87 .226 119 .209 79
-.583 119 Kansas 2-9 101 -.774 123 .514 122 .264 123 .063 117 .085 116 .200 122 .057 38
-.627 120 Texas State 5-6 115 -.388 105 .565 117 .358 108 .084 106 .061 124 .265 111 .728 123
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-.627 121 Massachusetts 1-10 121 -.629 119 .604 103 .333 116 .036 122 .108 103 .275 107 .332 102
-.664 122 Southern Mississippi 1-11 123 -.616 118 .589 108 .334 115 .071 114 .071 121 .228 118 .369 104
-.703 123 South Florida 2-9 99 -.893 125 .492 125 .265 122 .025 124 .107 105 .152 124 .096 56
-.717 124 Florida International 1-10 124 -.740 122 .517 121 .262 124 .033 123 .117 98 .162 123 .312 100
-.801 125 Miami (OH) 0-12 122 -.845 124 .508 124 .246 125 .016 125 .078 119 .129 125 .736 124