Fremeau Efficiency Ratings

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FEI Final Pre-Bowl Ratings and Connectivity
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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.

4 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2018, 12:04pm by Brian Fremeau
FEI Week 13 Ratings and Recency-Weighted Ratings
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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.

FEI Week 12 Ratings and Possession Margins
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FEI Week 12 Ratings and Possession Margins

Sometimes, the final score doesn't tell the whole story. Brian Fremeau goes through the Playoff contenders and looks at which teams have jumped out to big leads early (Alabama) and which have spent more time flirting with disaster (Washington State).

FEI Week 11 Ratings and Elite Win Margin
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FEI Week 11 Ratings and Elite Win Margin

McKenzie Milton and the Central Florida Knights are undefeated -- but did the College Football Playoff committee hand them a loss before the season even started? Brian Fremeau examines strength of schedule and what it says about Group of 5 schools in the rankings.

FEI Week 10 Ratings and Team Types
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FEI Week 10 Ratings and Team Types

After feasting on cupcakes all season, Irv Smith and Alabama finally got hold of the main course ... and they devoured LSU 29-0. There's no doubt that the Crimson Tide are the best team in the land, but what has happened to college football's upper middle class? Brian Fremeau investigates.

1 comment, Last at 08 Nov 2018, 4:58pm by RevBackjoy
FEI Week 9 Ratings and Garbage Time
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FEI Week 9 Ratings and Garbage Time

Thanks to the scoring of playmakers such as wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, the Alabama Crimson Tide have yet to play a meaningful fourth quarter this season. Brian Fremeau looks at which teams have most frequently been playing in garbage time in the analysis of his latest college football rankings.

2 comments, Last at 01 Nov 2018, 5:10pm by Brian Fremeau
FEI Week 8 Ratings and Adjusted Possession Advantage
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FEI Week 8 Ratings and Adjusted Possession Advantage

Brian Fremeau returns with some updates and modifications to his college football ratings. What's the difference between looking at teams over the season as a whole and looking at them one game at a time? And have Justice Hill and Oklahoma State really been that bad at ball control?

11 comments, Last at 26 Oct 2018, 11:25am by Chappy
FEI Week 6 Ratings and Game Splits
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FEI Week 6 Ratings and Game Splits

Turnovers -- like Dylan Haines' interception -- played a big part in Texas' dramatic win over Oklahoma last weekend. Brian Fremeau explains how he accounts for turnovers, and how that methodology has changed this year.

FEI Week 5 Ratings and Alabama's Unchallenged Dominance
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FEI Week 5 Ratings and Alabama's Unchallenged Dominance

Through five games, the Alabama Crimson Tide have been more dominant than any team on record -- so why do they keep dropping in the FEI rankings? Brian Fremeau explains why we won't really know how good the Tide are until November.

FEI Week 4 Ratings and Mean Wins Update
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FEI Week 4 Ratings and Mean Wins Update

Brian Fremeau updates his ratings through Week 4, and looks at which teams have moved up and down since the preseason. On the rise: LSU, North Texas, and Buffalo. Underperforming expectations: Florida State and Louisville.