Fremeau Efficiency Ratings

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Fremeau Efficiency Index: Week 7

Brian Fremeau is back with the season's first set of FEI Ratings. If you are an SEC fan who feels the conference is punished for being ultra-competitive, you will be happy. If you are a Boston College or Ohio State alum, well, not so much.

36 comments, Last at 22 Oct 2007, 8:41am by John Grenci

FEI 2007 College Football Season Preview

Given the high rate of roster change in college football, can a ratings system based on past drive data from one season predict the next season? The answer, it turns out, is "better than you think." Brian Fremeau brings us the official debut of FEI on Football Outsiders, with a few picks for underrated and overrated teams heading into the college season.

84 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2007, 2:42pm by Bob Day

Which Football Factory Comes First?

College football fans across the nation like to argue about their school's ability to produce NFL stars, but those arguments have always been based on hyperbole and subjective opinions. In this guest column, Dan Davis tries to find a statistical way to settle things.

47 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2007, 11:35am by dennis egan

10 Freshmen to Watch This Fall

Brandon C. Williams looks at ten freshmen most likely to make an impact this fall on campuses across the country. This is particularly good news for fans of Illinois.

39 comments, Last at 20 Aug 2007, 5:28pm by hector

Rob Rang Q&A

NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst Rob Rang answers questions sent in by FO readers, and our own inquiries, in this exclusive Q & A. Learn about the Five Overrateds and the Big Sleepers, Rob’s own All-Draft team, what he’d like to change about the Combine, and much more.

49 comments, Last at 02 May 2007, 2:07pm by PlugNPlay

Fremeau Efficiency Index Bowl Forecast

Back in November, a guest column introduced a new drive-based college ratings system called the Fremeau Efficiency Index. Now the FEI returns with the final regular season ratings and forecasts of the top 10 bowl games.

22 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2007, 12:33am by Rocco

Introducing the Fremeau Efficiency Index

FO readers know that championship teams demonstrate their strength by winning big. Yet, the computer polls that determine the bowl rankings for college football do not consider margin of victory. To develop a FO-worthy metric, we must distinguish between a 17-point lead earned before halftime against Miami and a 17-point lead earned in the final quarter against Miami of Ohio. Introducing Brian Freamau's FEI ratings, which analyze drive efficiency rather than final scores and may be the first step towards DVOA for college football.

89 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2006, 9:10am by grailsearch