The unbeaten teams climb in this week's Fremeau Efficiency Index -- but still rank behind 5-3 Auburn. And how far does South Florida fall in our new college football ratings after losing to Rutgers? Not as far as you'd expect -- not by a long shot.
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.
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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.
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.
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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, Robâ€™s own All-Draft team, what heâ€™d like to change about the Combine, and much more.
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.
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.
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