Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

28 Aug 2007, 01:59pm by Brian Fremeau

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.

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

23 Dec 2006, 02:17pm by Brian Fremeau

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.

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

09 Nov 2006, 01:00pm by Brian Fremeau

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.

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