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FEI Week 11 Ratings
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FEI Week 11 Ratings

Between Notre Dame-Miami, Georgia-Auburn, and Ohio State-Iowa, we're seeing more top-ranked teams suffer blowouts than we have in a long time.

FEI Week 10 Ratings
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FEI Week 10 Ratings

Sheldrick Redwine and the Miami Hurricanes are undefeated this season -- but that doesn't mean they have been dominating opponents the way Alabama has.

5 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2017, 9:08pm by Brian Fremeau
FEI Week 9 Ratings
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FEI Week 9 Ratings

Coming off a bye week, the Alabama Crimson Tide somehow nosedive in the FEI ratings. Brian Fremeau explains that the Tide have been blowing out cupcakes all year, but things are about to get a lot more difficult.

5 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2017, 3:59pm by Happy Fun Paul
FEI Week 8 Ratings
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FEI Week 8 Ratings

TCU blasted Kansas 43-0 on Saturday -- so why did they drop three spots in the ratings this week?

FEI Week 7 Ratings
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FEI Week 7 Ratings

With preseason projections removed from the data, we can now see that Alabama hasn't played anyone yet. Plus: the nation's best offense and defense, and a look at teams whose schedule luck is about to change (Hello, Big Ten!)

FEI Week 6 Ratings
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FEI Week 6 Ratings

The Washington State Cougars are undefeated, and as you would expect, they're doing it with ... wait, defense? In the Palouse? Brian Fremeau explains how Mike Leach's crew is making a Playoff push.

FEI Week 5 Ratings
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FEI Week 5 Ratings

As usual, Alabama is one of the best teams in college football. In a down year for the SEC, though, their schedule is looking a lot weaker than some may realize.

3 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2017, 12:54pm by lsjiv1
FEI Week 4 Ratings
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FEI Week 4 Ratings

Brian Fremeau looks at the value of turnovers -- such as Julian Love's pick-six -- in Notre Dame's win over Michigan State.

FEI Week 3 Ratings
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FEI Week 3 Ratings

The key to USC's win over Texas? Despite consistent struggles throughout the game, Sam Darnold and the Trojans offense were at their best in end-of-half scenarios.

9 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2017, 8:10am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
FEI Week 2 Ratings
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FEI Week 2 Ratings

Brian Fremeau explains how Clemson's defense turned Auburn's world upside-down.