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FEI COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS 2017

Final Ratings

The Fremeau Efficiency Index (FEI) is a college football rating system based on opponent-adjusted drive efficiency. Approximately 20,000 possessions are contested annually in FBS vs. FBS games. First-half clock-kills and end-of-game garbage drives and scores are filtered out. Game efficiency (GE) is a measure of net success on non-garbage possessions, and FEI opponent adjustments are calculated with special emphasis placed on quality performances against good teams, win or lose. Strength of schedule (SOS) ratings represent the average number of losses an elite team (two standard deviations better than average) would have against the team's entire schedule.

Offensive FEI (OFEI) is value generated per drive adjusted for starting field position and opponent defenses faced. Defensive FEI (DFEI) is value generated per opponent drive adjusted for starting field position and opponent offenses faced. Special Teams Efficiency (STE) is the average value generated per possession by a team's non-offensive and non-defensive units.

Note that SOS, OFEI, DFEI, and STE ratings formulas and formatting have been updated for the 2017 season. Archived ratings for other seasons will be updated in the off-season.

Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
1 Georgia 12-2 .312 .239 6 3.03 2 3.36 7 .98 5 .05 21
2 Alabama 12-1 .305 .271 2 2.42 4 3.19 11 .88 2 .04 32
3 Clemson 11-2 .289 .230 7 2.24 7 2.76 21 .83 1 .01 53
4 Oklahoma 12-2 .281 .219 9 2.46 3 4.16 1 2.13 53 -.02 85
5 Auburn 9-4 .265 .195 11 3.24 1 2.87 17 .95 4 .05 26
6 Ohio State 12-2 .248 .268 3 2.04 10 3.39 5 1.24 7 .01 54
7 Penn State 11-2 .238 .275 1 1.57 37 3.41 4 1.44 12 .10 6
8 Wisconsin 13-1 .237 .228 8 1.25 55 2.71 24 .93 3 .07 15
9 Central Florida 12-0 .237 .241 5 .98 74 3.32 8 1.50 15 .07 14
10 Notre Dame 10-3 .217 .158 14 2.01 11 3.00 13 1.57 20 .01 61
11 Washington 9-3 .199 .267 4 .97 76 3.25 9 1.37 10 .05 24
12 Oklahoma State 10-3 .179 .181 12 1.46 44 3.67 2 2.19 57 -.08 122
13 TCU 10-3 .177 .141 15 2.39 5 2.41 46 1.56 18 .14 3
14 Iowa 8-5 .169 .089 28 2.01 12 2.46 42 1.45 13 .03 36
15 Iowa State 7-5 .163 .087 29 1.71 27 2.57 32 1.82 32 .02 45
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
16 Stanford 9-5 .156 .108 24 1.52 38 2.97 14 2.24 62 .07 12
17 Miami 9-3 .151 .065 39 1.72 26 2.53 36 1.48 14 -.04 101
18 Mississippi State 8-4 .145 .124 21 2.24 6 2.50 39 1.37 8 .02 40
19 North Carolina State 8-4 .144 .065 40 1.78 18 2.89 15 2.09 52 -.07 116
20 USC 11-3 .132 .072 35 1.66 32 2.84 18 2.03 48 .00 65
21 Florida Atlantic 10-3 .125 .198 10 .78 87 3.39 6 2.34 73 .10 7
22 Boise State 11-3 .121 .129 18 .46 110 2.55 33 1.87 36 .06 19
23 Louisville 7-5 .119 .102 26 1.59 35 3.17 12 2.44 84 .02 46
24 Boston College 7-6 .118 .058 43 1.92 14 2.23 57 1.51 16 .04 29
25 Wake Forest 7-5 .118 .028 62 1.95 13 2.69 29 2.04 49 -.03 91
26 Purdue 7-6 .107 .065 41 1.32 51 2.22 58 1.62 22 -.03 88
27 Florida State 6-6 .107 .033 55 2.23 8 2.17 70 1.60 21 -.01 67
28 LSU 8-4 .102 .085 30 1.87 15 2.75 22 1.84 35 -.04 95
29 Memphis 9-3 .101 .125 20 1.51 39 2.88 16 2.00 44 .06 20
30 Michigan State 10-3 .095 .057 45 1.69 30 2.29 49 1.64 25 -.01 68
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
31 Virginia Tech 8-4 .094 .121 22 1.41 48 2.07 79 1.41 11 .09 8
32 Navy 7-6 .089 .049 49 1.48 43 2.70 28 2.28 65 .01 55
33 Michigan 8-5 .088 .083 31 1.78 20 2.08 78 1.37 9 .04 28
34 Kansas State 7-5 .086 .058 44 1.44 46 2.20 64 2.05 50 .16 1
35 Texas 7-6 .085 .069 38 1.79 17 1.51 117 1.17 6 .02 48
36 Troy 10-2 .084 .137 16 .51 107 2.22 60 1.71 28 .01 51
37 Houston 7-5 .077 .071 36 .57 100 2.03 83 1.63 24 .00 63
38 Army 9-3 .075 .096 27 .91 81 3.48 3 2.85 107 -.02 78
39 Appalachian State 8-4 .074 .106 25 .97 75 2.25 53 1.62 23 -.02 84
40 South Florida 9-2 .070 .171 13 .75 88 2.48 41 1.74 30 -.02 86
41 Duke 6-6 .067 .047 51 .87 85 2.20 65 1.84 34 -.02 82
42 Arizona State 7-6 .063 .012 66 1.15 62 2.50 40 2.25 64 .00 62
43 Northwestern 10-3 .060 .078 33 1.34 50 2.09 75 1.65 27 .03 39
44 Ohio 8-4 .055 .129 19 .42 113 2.57 31 2.19 58 .00 64
45 Utah 6-6 .052 .052 46 1.06 68 1.92 89 1.72 29 .08 11
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
46 San Diego State 9-3 .048 .117 23 .56 101 2.22 62 2.00 43 .09 9
47 Texas Tech 5-7 .041 -.007 75 1.73 25 2.52 37 2.38 77 -.04 99
48 Arizona 6-6 .040 .050 48 .74 90 3.22 10 2.93 113 -.06 111
49 Toledo 10-3 .035 .132 17 .59 98 2.70 27 2.30 71 .07 13
50 Washington State 8-4 .034 .028 61 1.18 60 1.91 91 1.55 17 -.07 118
51 Buffalo 5-6 .028 .029 59 .40 119 2.24 54 2.38 78 .01 59
52 Northern Illinois 7-5 .026 .050 47 .52 106 1.78 101 1.65 26 -.04 97
53 Fresno State 9-4 .025 .063 42 1.70 28 2.28 51 1.89 37 -.02 77
54 South Carolina 8-4 .024 .021 64 1.65 33 2.11 74 1.82 33 .02 47
55 Oregon 6-6 .018 .037 53 1.14 63 2.24 56 1.96 41 -.02 74
56 Marshall 8-5 .018 .083 32 .59 99 1.90 93 2.01 46 .14 2
57 Indiana 4-7 .015 .005 68 1.63 34 2.08 77 1.95 40 .01 57
58 Texas A&M 6-6 .015 .003 69 1.51 40 2.22 59 2.02 47 .03 37
59 Eastern Michigan 5-7 .013 .030 56 .45 111 1.85 94 1.94 39 -.01 71
60 Georgia Tech 4-6 .012 -.008 76 1.83 16 2.73 23 2.25 63 -.11 125
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
61 West Virginia 6-6 .011 -.003 71 1.78 19 2.50 38 2.36 74 -.05 104
62 Tulane 4-7 .010 -.019 81 1.20 58 2.18 69 2.29 69 .02 49
63 Western Michigan 5-6 .002 .029 57 .72 93 1.99 84 2.44 83 .13 4
64 Temple 6-6 .001 .009 67 1.19 59 1.84 97 1.77 31 .06 18
65 Arkansas State 6-5 .001 .078 34 .18 129 2.06 80 2.19 59 .02 43
66 Wyoming 7-5 -.004 .071 37 .64 97 1.52 116 1.56 19 .05 25
67 UCLA 6-7 -.010 -.039 88 1.46 45 2.70 26 2.61 93 -.03 94
68 Syracuse 3-8 -.011 -.086 100 1.76 23 2.18 68 2.51 87 .02 44
69 Louisiana Tech 6-6 -.016 .044 52 .40 117 2.20 63 2.22 60 -.03 92
70 California 4-7 -.025 -.031 84 .99 72 1.91 92 2.17 56 -.01 73
71 Pittsburgh 4-7 -.028 -.050 92 1.38 49 2.14 72 2.41 81 .02 41
72 UTSA 5-5 -.031 .049 50 .14 130 1.58 113 1.98 42 -.02 83
73 Miami (OH) 4-7 -.033 -.004 74 .72 92 1.92 90 2.30 72 -.03 90
74 Missouri 6-6 -.034 .024 63 1.41 47 2.78 20 2.43 82 -.01 72
75 Central Michigan 7-5 -.034 -.004 73 .53 105 1.82 98 2.16 55 -.05 107
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
76 Mississippi 5-6 -.036 -.026 82 1.76 22 2.41 45 2.61 94 .05 23
77 SMU 6-6 -.037 -.018 78 1.18 61 2.71 25 2.84 105 -.05 110
78 Virginia 5-7 -.039 -.059 94 1.07 67 1.78 100 2.09 51 -.01 66
79 Colorado 4-7 -.039 -.032 85 .74 89 2.22 61 2.60 92 .08 10
80 Kentucky 6-6 -.040 -.027 83 1.31 52 2.16 71 2.55 88 .12 5
81 Southern Mississippi 7-5 -.045 .029 58 .34 121 1.96 88 2.28 66 -.01 69
82 Minnesota 5-7 -.047 -.014 77 1.20 57 2.04 82 2.28 67 .05 22
83 Florida 4-7 -.050 -.048 91 1.08 66 1.84 96 2.01 45 -.05 106
84 Colorado State 6-6 -.053 .029 60 .99 73 2.67 30 2.85 108 -.03 89
85 Utah State 5-7 -.058 .033 54 .89 83 1.59 112 1.91 38 .06 17
86 Florida International 7-5 -.062 -.019 80 .90 82 2.25 52 2.68 98 .05 27
87 Massachusetts 3-8 -.062 -.043 89 .47 108 1.96 87 2.47 85 -.12 126
88 Baylor 1-10 -.069 -.139 112 1.69 31 1.71 106 2.57 91 .03 35
89 Arkansas 3-8 -.069 -.129 108 1.75 24 2.53 35 3.03 115 .02 42
90 Middle Tennessee 7-6 -.074 .015 65 .40 118 1.78 102 2.14 54 .01 56
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
91 North Texas 8-5 -.078 -.047 90 1.02 70 2.42 44 2.85 109 .01 58
92 Louisiana Monroe 4-8 -.080 -.068 96 1.09 64 2.80 19 3.51 126 .04 31
93 New Mexico State 7-6 -.084 -.001 70 .41 116 1.98 85 2.55 89 -.06 114
94 Air Force 4-7 -.085 -.085 99 .66 95 2.55 34 3.13 120 -.04 102
95 Coastal Carolina 3-8 -.092 -.057 93 .32 124 1.97 86 2.74 102 -.02 81
96 Maryland 3-8 -.093 -.177 117 2.14 9 2.19 66 2.84 106 .01 60
97 North Carolina 2-9 -.093 -.129 109 1.08 65 1.68 107 2.56 90 .03 38
98 UNLV 5-6 -.094 -.036 86 .73 91 2.32 48 2.92 112 .01 52
99 Nebraska 4-8 -.096 -.113 102 1.70 29 2.40 47 2.87 111 .04 30
100 Idaho 3-8 -.099 -.068 95 .34 122 1.44 118 2.38 76 -.04 100
101 Tulsa 2-10 -.100 -.114 104 .86 86 2.24 55 3.06 118 -.03 87
102 Vanderbilt 4-7 -.100 -.111 101 1.31 53 2.43 43 2.68 99 -.14 128
103 Western Kentucky 5-7 -.105 -.019 79 .27 126 1.85 95 2.66 97 -.06 112
104 Tennessee 3-8 -.108 -.134 111 1.50 41 1.66 110 2.39 80 -.02 79
105 Bowling Green 2-9 -.113 -.143 113 .55 102 2.04 81 3.11 119 .03 33
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
106 UAB 7-5 -.114 -.004 72 .22 128 2.12 73 2.37 75 -.15 129
107 BYU 3-9 -.119 -.081 98 .96 77 1.37 121 2.30 70 -.02 75
108 Georgia Southern 2-9 -.119 -.119 107 1.01 71 1.74 105 2.76 103 .03 34
109 Nevada 3-8 -.123 -.074 97 .64 96 2.19 67 2.80 104 -.08 120
110 Georgia State 7-4 -.126 -.038 87 .70 94 1.77 104 2.23 61 -.07 115
111 Akron 6-7 -.135 -.118 106 1.27 54 1.65 111 2.28 68 -.05 109
112 Cincinnati 3-8 -.142 -.166 114 .88 84 1.80 99 2.99 114 -.08 121
113 South Alabama 3-8 -.147 -.132 110 .47 109 1.14 126 2.47 86 .07 16
114 Rutgers 3-8 -.150 -.170 115 1.49 42 1.53 115 2.39 79 -.05 108
115 Old Dominion 4-7 -.160 -.117 105 .42 114 1.31 124 2.66 96 .01 50
116 New Mexico 2-9 -.163 -.176 116 .54 103 1.37 122 2.86 110 -.01 70
117 Louisiana Lafayette 4-7 -.165 -.114 103 .34 123 2.09 76 3.04 116 -.06 113
118 Texas State 1-10 -.168 -.195 119 .38 120 1.40 119 2.64 95 -.16 130
119 Illinois 2-10 -.182 -.200 120 1.59 36 1.15 125 2.69 101 -.02 76
120 Oregon State 0-11 -.183 -.283 127 .95 78 1.68 108 3.64 128 -.02 80
Rk Team Rec FEI GE Rk SOS Rk OFEI Rk DFEI Rk STE Rk
121 Connecticut 2-9 -.189 -.207 121 .92 79 1.67 109 3.17 122 -.04 103
122 Kent State 1-10 -.199 -.270 125 1.22 56 .92 128 2.69 100 -.05 105
123 Kansas 0-11 -.199 -.319 129 1.77 21 1.38 120 3.38 124 -.09 124
124 Charlotte 1-10 -.218 -.246 123 .42 115 1.03 127 3.05 117 -.04 98
125 Hawaii 2-9 -.220 -.193 118 .23 127 1.77 103 3.78 129 -.04 96
126 Ball State 1-10 -.221 -.252 124 .29 125 1.54 114 3.31 123 -.12 127
127 UTEP 0-12 -.243 -.311 128 .91 80 .91 129 3.16 121 -.08 123
128 Rice 1-11 -.243 -.274 126 .53 104 1.34 123 3.60 127 -.08 119
129 East Carolina 3-8 -.256 -.245 122 1.04 69 2.28 50 3.88 130 -.03 93
130 San Jose State 1-11 -.283 -.333 130 .43 112 .83 130 3.51 125 -.07 117