Brian Fremeau Football Outsiders Staff

Brian Fremeau

Staff Writer
College Analyst
Since 2006
South Bend, IN

BRIAN FREMEAU contributes the Fremeau Efficiency Index (FEI) has been analyzing college football drive stats for Football Outsiders since 2006. More of his findings can be found on his own site, bcftoys.com. A lifelong Fighting Irish fan, Brian can be found every home football Saturday in Notre Dame Stadium. He can be found there every day, in fact, due to his campus facility operations responsibilities. He lives in South Bend, Indiana, with his wife and two daughters.

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FEI Week 5 Ratings

You may not have noticed with the way some teams have lit up the scoreboard, but shutouts are actually up this year, especially if you ignore garbage-time scores. The Big Ten -- including Chase Young and the Ohio State Buckeyes -- is leading the defensive charge.

October 02, 3:45 pm ET
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October 02, 3:45 pm ET
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FEI Final Ratings

Alabama was the best team all year, but Clemson was the best team in the postseason. The SEC was the best conference, but were its second-tier teams really that much better than everyone else? It was a screwy season in college football, and it's sending Brian Fremeau back to the drawing board.

January 09, 3:38 pm ET
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January 09, 3:38 pm ET
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FEI Final Pre-Bowl Ratings and Connectivity

Jerry Jeudy and Alabama were very good this year, just like we all expected. Same goes for their Playoff competitors in Clemson, Oklahoma, and Notre Dame, and other top teams like Ohio State and Washington. Brian Fremeau looks back at a year filled with boring predictability and tries to find out why good teams don't play each other anymore.

December 12, 4:39 pm ET
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December 12, 4:39 pm ET
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FEI Week 13 Ratings and Recency-Weighted Ratings

Not long ago, Benny Snell and the Kentucky Wildcats were riding high at 7-1, but then back-to-back losses to Georgia and Tennessee brought them back to earth. Brian Fremeau looks at which other teams have declined throughout this season, and which have made the biggest improvements.

November 28, 5:40 pm ET
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November 28, 5:40 pm ET
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