Georgia, Ohio State Lead FEI Ratings

Brock Bowers, Georgia Bulldogs
Brock Bowers, Georgia Bulldogs
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NCAA Week 12 - Brian Fremeau is unavailable due to the Thanksgiving holiday, so no commentary this week! Here's the current Top 30 for your debating pleasure!

2021 FEI Ratings (through Week 12)

FEI ratings (FEI) represent the per-possession scoring advantage each team would be expected to have on a neutral field against an average opponent. Offense ratings (OFEI) and defense ratings (DFEI) represent the per-possession scoring advantages for each team unit against an average opponent.

Preseason projected ratings are progressively phased out over the course of the season. Expanded ratings for all teams include overall, offense, defense, and special teams efficiency ratings. Ratings and supporting data are calculated from the results of non-garbage possessions in FBS vs. FBS games.

Rk Team Rec FEI OFEI Rk DFEI Rk
1 Georgia 10-0 1.69 1.54 3 2.00 1
2 Ohio State 10-1 1.31 2.20 1 .43 31
3 Alabama 9-1 1.21 2.00 2 .68 12
4 Michigan 10-1 .95 1.15 6 .67 13
5 Notre Dame 10-1 .84 .74 26 .89 8
6 Oklahoma State 9-1 .83 .52 37 1.36 2
7 Wisconsin 8-3 .81 .45 44 1.32 3
8 Cincinnati 10-0 .75 .76 22 .88 9
9 Ole Miss 8-2 .71 1.14 8 .29 37
10 Utah 7-3 .69 1.16 5 .29 38
11 Texas A&M 7-3 .68 .17 63 1.10 5
12 Baylor 8-2 .62 .68 30 .55 17
13 NC State 7-3 .61 .38 47 .83 10
14 Penn State 6-4 .61 .15 65 1.05 6
15 Wake Forest 8-2 .60 1.31 4 -.12 72
16 Tennessee 5-5 .60 1.14 9 -.05 63
17 Iowa State 5-5 .60 .76 24 .47 23
18 Boise State 7-4 .53 .23 59 .57 15
19 Arkansas 6-4 .52 .74 28 .46 27
20 Oklahoma 9-1 .50 .87 16 -.07 66
21 Purdue 7-4 .50 .62 31 .46 26
22 Kansas State 6-4 .49 .79 21 .47 25
23 Kentucky 7-3 .48 .81 19 .22 43
24 Oregon 8-2 .48 1.03 11 .22 42
25 Nebraska 2-8 .47 .56 34 .73 11
26 Auburn 5-5 .47 .94 13 .16 48
27 Pittsburgh 8-2 .47 .53 36 .38 32
28 Appalachian State 8-2 .44 .47 41 .47 22
29 Iowa 9-2 .44 -.34 96 1.12 4
30 Clemson 7-3 .43 -.19 84 1.01 7

Comments

4 comments, Last at 25 Nov 2021, 10:02am

1 Asking once again about FCS games

I know that FEI ignores FCS opponents, but does the committee?  Is there a way that teams can be rewarded for playing FBS teams instead of FCS teams?  Is this time where teams with no FCS opponents start banging that drum?  If a top-4 team had played two FCS teams, how is this being accounted for?  They are taking less risk yet seem to be awarded for taking the easier route.  Average won't account for this, but volume will.

2 This seems pretty straightforward

Georgia and the winner of The Game are in.

Alabama and Cincinnati round out the field if they win.

If Alabama or Cincy loses, then the loser of The Game plus ND, OK will be in the running for those last spots.

 

3 Big10 perspective

Big10 fans think the conference is the OSU Death Star and then the rest.  Not that anyone thinks the OSU defense is great shakes.  But the offense is light years ahead of everyone else.  
 

As a Badger alum, flattered that the math regards the team so highly. 

4 Finally!

Cincy is in! And Oregon drops to where they belong.

Now we need to get UTSA in 🤔