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2018 FEI RATINGS, DEFENSE

2018 Defensive FEI Ratings (updated 12/10/18)

Defensive Efficiency (DE) is the value generated per drive by a team's opponent offenses adjusted for starting field position. DFEI is defensive efficiency adjusted for the strength of opponent offenses faced. Defensive Drive Success rate (DDS) is the percentage of opponent offensive drives that generate value greater than the starting field position value of the drive. Available Yards percentage (DAY) is the total number of yards surrendered by the defense divided by the number of yards available to be earned based on starting field position. First Down Rate (DFD) is the percentage of opponent offensive drives that result in a touchdown or at least one first down. Touchdown Rate (DTD) is the percentage of opponent offensive drives that result in a touchdown. Touchdown Rate After First Down (DTF) is the percentage touchdowns scored on opponent offensive drives that earn at least one first down. Ball Control Rate (DBC) is the percentage of opponent offensive drives that last four plays or more. Turnover Rate (DTO) is the percentage of opponent offensive drives that result in a fumble or interception.

Ratings and supporting data are calculated from the results of non-garbage possesssions in FBS vs. FBS games.

Rk Team W-L DFEI DE Rk DDS Rk DAY Rk DFD Rk DTD Rk DTF Rk DBC Rk DTO Rk
1 Alabama 12-0 0.80 1.21 3 0.183 3 0.290 2 0.563 2 0.127 4 0.225 7 0.508 1 0.111 72
2 Mississippi State 7-4 0.95 1.18 2 0.221 11 0.388 21 0.788 115 0.106 1 0.134 1 0.740 123 0.135 29
3 Clemson 12-0 1.01 1.13 1 0.173 1 0.267 1 0.561 1 0.108 2 0.192 3 0.540 3 0.108 76
4 Michigan State 7-5 1.07 1.30 5 0.188 5 0.356 10 0.658 25 0.134 6 0.204 4 0.624 30 0.141 26
5 Cincinnati 9-2 1.22 1.39 8 0.201 6 0.334 8 0.634 12 0.172 14 0.271 17 0.560 6 0.097 89
6 Appalachian State 9-2 1.30 1.28 4 0.185 4 0.333 7 0.605 3 0.129 5 0.213 5 0.573 9 0.129 47
7 Miami 6-5 1.33 1.35 7 0.206 7 0.331 6 0.641 15 0.153 8 0.238 10 0.603 18 0.130 44
8 Notre Dame 12-0 1.34 1.46 10 0.219 9 0.378 12 0.642 16 0.146 7 0.227 8 0.650 54 0.146 20
9 Georgia 10-2 1.40 1.79 25 0.295 37 0.405 30 0.670 30 0.196 24 0.293 27 0.670 69 0.125 53
10 Michigan 10-2 1.40 1.53 12 0.210 8 0.317 3 0.655 23 0.168 10 0.256 14 0.605 22 0.101 84
11 Washington 9-3 1.41 1.57 15 0.220 10 0.406 31 0.724 69 0.163 9 0.225 6 0.715 111 0.130 41
12 LSU 8-3 1.44 1.81 28 0.274 26 0.385 17 0.667 29 0.207 29 0.311 33 0.622 29 0.133 31
13 Fresno State 10-2 1.45 1.31 6 0.176 2 0.329 5 0.634 11 0.115 3 0.181 2 0.595 14 0.130 43
14 Penn State 9-3 1.47 1.56 14 0.221 12 0.367 11 0.678 33 0.174 16 0.257 15 0.664 65 0.114 66
15 California 6-5 1.54 1.65 17 0.256 17 0.381 14 0.688 39 0.176 17 0.256 13 0.656 58 0.152 15
Rk Team W-L DFEI DE Rk DDS Rk DAY Rk DFD Rk DTD Rk DTF Rk DBC Rk DTO Rk
16 Iowa 7-4 1.57 1.48 11 0.226 14 0.325 4 0.637 14 0.185 19 0.291 25 0.589 11 0.153 13
17 Missouri 7-4 1.57 1.94 34 0.295 36 0.431 47 0.698 48 0.209 30 0.300 30 0.643 44 0.093 93
18 Kentucky 8-3 1.58 1.77 23 0.277 28 0.395 24 0.630 9 0.185 18 0.293 26 0.597 15 0.143 22
19 TCU 5-6 1.60 1.96 37 0.313 50 0.396 25 0.702 53 0.244 47 0.348 49 0.695 97 0.084 106
20 Auburn 6-5 1.62 1.84 29 0.328 57 0.439 52 0.695 47 0.172 15 0.247 11 0.648 53 0.109 73
21 Northern Illinois 8-5 1.65 1.64 16 0.268 22 0.404 29 0.720 66 0.171 12 0.237 9 0.689 85 0.104 82
22 Utah 8-4 1.67 1.75 21 0.271 23 0.411 35 0.729 76 0.203 27 0.278 19 0.692 90 0.128 48
23 Iowa State 7-4 1.69 1.92 32 0.266 20 0.422 43 0.726 71 0.210 31 0.289 23 0.694 94 0.113 68
24 Northwestern 8-5 1.72 1.76 22 0.285 31 0.416 40 0.691 41 0.200 26 0.289 24 0.679 76 0.121 58
25 Temple 8-3 1.73 1.85 30 0.301 41 0.401 26 0.692 43 0.238 44 0.343 47 0.692 92 0.168 8
26 Southern Mississippi 5-5 1.74 1.46 9 0.222 13 0.337 9 0.607 5 0.171 13 0.282 20 0.547 4 0.154 12
27 San Diego State 6-5 1.77 1.79 26 0.261 18 0.387 20 0.649 20 0.216 34 0.333 39 0.634 36 0.090 98
28 Florida 7-3 1.80 1.95 36 0.296 38 0.402 28 0.652 22 0.217 35 0.333 40 0.626 31 0.148 18
29 Central Florida 11-0 1.81 1.98 43 0.311 48 0.486 80 0.762 98 0.197 25 0.258 16 0.721 117 0.172 3
30 Boise State 10-3 1.81 1.81 27 0.289 32 0.406 33 0.739 85 0.204 28 0.276 18 0.676 75 0.148 17
Rk Team W-L DFEI DE Rk DDS Rk DAY Rk DFD Rk DTD Rk DTF Rk DBC Rk DTO Rk
31 Wyoming 5-6 1.82 1.96 39 0.289 33 0.384 16 0.694 45 0.231 41 0.333 41 0.636 38 0.099 86
32 Utah State 9-2 1.82 1.55 13 0.265 19 0.394 22 0.662 28 0.169 11 0.256 12 0.662 60 0.154 11
33 Virginia 6-5 1.84 1.92 33 0.292 34 0.427 46 0.742 87 0.225 37 0.303 32 0.708 108 0.142 25
34 Troy 8-3 1.85 1.89 31 0.271 24 0.402 27 0.659 26 0.225 36 0.341 46 0.643 45 0.171 4
35 Nevada 6-5 1.92 1.99 44 0.307 45 0.414 37 0.635 13 0.270 62 0.425 85 0.599 16 0.117 63
36 Syracuse 8-3 1.92 1.97 40 0.303 43 0.395 23 0.651 21 0.230 39 0.354 51 0.566 7 0.151 16
37 Eastern Michigan 6-5 1.92 1.68 19 0.267 21 0.406 32 0.681 35 0.193 22 0.283 21 0.674 74 0.163 10
38 Minnesota 6-6 1.92 2.06 49 0.312 49 0.434 48 0.645 18 0.254 52 0.393 67 0.572 8 0.130 40
39 Marshall 7-4 1.96 1.79 24 0.276 27 0.378 13 0.649 19 0.194 23 0.299 29 0.627 32 0.112 71
40 Vanderbilt 5-6 2.00 2.33 70 0.378 84 0.506 97 0.714 63 0.252 51 0.353 50 0.664 61 0.168 6
41 Boston College 6-5 2.02 2.03 47 0.304 44 0.443 54 0.739 84 0.246 48 0.333 42 0.688 83 0.152 14
42 Florida State 4-7 2.02 2.12 53 0.340 64 0.467 66 0.709 59 0.284 72 0.400 72 0.667 66 0.064 119
43 Texas 9-4 2.08 2.34 72 0.373 79 0.483 75 0.706 57 0.268 60 0.380 61 0.647 49 0.118 60
44 Army 8-2 2.08 2.18 57 0.318 54 0.468 68 0.739 83 0.284 73 0.385 64 0.670 71 0.148 19
45 UAB 9-3 2.08 1.66 18 0.254 16 0.381 15 0.627 8 0.187 20 0.298 28 0.604 20 0.090 97
Rk Team W-L DFEI DE Rk DDS Rk DAY Rk DFD Rk DTD Rk DTF Rk DBC Rk DTO Rk
46 Wisconsin 7-5 2.09 1.94 35 0.315 52 0.453 59 0.715 65 0.215 33 0.301 31 0.638 41 0.123 56
47 Ohio State 12-1 2.09 2.05 48 0.313 51 0.415 38 0.675 32 0.241 45 0.357 53 0.584 10 0.133 34
48 Colorado 4-7 2.10 2.18 58 0.298 40 0.444 55 0.756 95 0.252 50 0.333 43 0.718 113 0.084 107
49 Middle Tennessee 7-5 2.10 1.98 42 0.284 29 0.427 45 0.701 51 0.231 40 0.330 37 0.687 81 0.127 50
50 North Texas 8-3 2.11 1.74 20 0.246 15 0.387 19 0.657 24 0.187 21 0.284 22 0.619 27 0.127 49
51 Oregon 7-4 2.12 2.09 51 0.338 61 0.448 58 0.721 67 0.243 46 0.337 44 0.647 48 0.140 27
52 USC 5-7 2.12 2.29 64 0.333 59 0.455 62 0.750 92 0.278 68 0.370 59 0.708 109 0.063 120
53 Akron 3-8 2.12 1.96 38 0.309 46 0.470 69 0.728 73 0.257 56 0.354 52 0.669 67 0.118 61
54 Georgia Southern 8-3 2.13 2.07 50 0.316 53 0.448 57 0.702 52 0.228 38 0.325 36 0.632 34 0.175 2
55 Stanford 7-4 2.13 2.27 63 0.355 71 0.493 86 0.744 88 0.231 42 0.311 34 0.727 120 0.124 55
56 North Carolina State 8-3 2.14 2.00 46 0.298 39 0.415 39 0.661 27 0.215 32 0.325 35 0.636 37 0.107 79
57 Maryland 5-7 2.14 2.35 73 0.344 65 0.478 71 0.725 70 0.267 57 0.368 57 0.687 82 0.168 7
58 Texas A&M 7-4 2.15 2.49 87 0.336 60 0.424 44 0.680 34 0.288 76 0.424 83 0.600 17 0.040 129
59 Tulane 5-6 2.16 2.16 56 0.321 56 0.445 56 0.686 38 0.271 64 0.396 70 0.664 64 0.086 102
60 Duke 6-5 2.16 2.32 66 0.338 62 0.455 61 0.692 42 0.278 69 0.402 74 0.639 42 0.075 113
Rk Team W-L DFEI DE Rk DDS Rk DAY Rk DFD Rk DTD Rk DTF Rk DBC Rk DTO Rk
61 Arkansas State 7-4 2.16 2.23 60 0.302 42 0.418 41 0.690 40 0.278 67 0.402 75 0.603 19 0.135 28
62 West Virginia 7-3 2.18 2.32 65 0.366 74 0.454 60 0.714 62 0.277 66 0.388 66 0.670 70 0.143 23
63 Miami (OH) 6-6 2.20 2.15 55 0.293 35 0.407 34 0.686 37 0.271 63 0.396 69 0.650 56 0.107 80
64 Kansas State 4-7 2.21 2.44 80 0.381 87 0.522 107 0.800 120 0.286 75 0.357 54 0.752 126 0.133 32
65 Tennessee 4-7 2.23 2.56 94 0.404 97 0.476 70 0.728 74 0.307 83 0.422 82 0.640 43 0.088 100
66 South Carolina 6-5 2.23 2.46 83 0.390 91 0.500 92 0.789 116 0.285 74 0.361 55 0.772 129 0.089 99
67 Florida Atlantic 4-7 2.23 2.46 82 0.349 68 0.492 85 0.736 79 0.318 92 0.432 90 0.690 87 0.085 103
68 Central Michigan 0-11 2.23 1.99 45 0.321 55 0.438 50 0.746 90 0.276 65 0.370 58 0.701 104 0.127 51
69 Purdue 6-6 2.26 2.33 68 0.359 72 0.483 76 0.738 81 0.255 55 0.346 48 0.690 86 0.069 118
70 Texas State 2-9 2.28 1.97 41 0.271 25 0.440 53 0.643 17 0.233 43 0.361 56 0.605 21 0.109 75
71 Pittsburgh 6-6 2.29 2.53 91 0.383 88 0.504 95 0.744 89 0.316 89 0.424 84 0.692 91 0.113 69
72 Texas Tech 4-7 2.29 2.66 101 0.373 80 0.518 104 0.776 108 0.321 94 0.413 80 0.724 119 0.097 90
73 SMU 4-7 2.30 2.41 77 0.381 86 0.486 79 0.754 94 0.306 82 0.406 76 0.657 59 0.142 24
74 South Florida 6-5 2.32 2.36 75 0.352 70 0.478 72 0.703 54 0.283 71 0.402 73 0.648 52 0.103 83
75 BYU 5-6 2.35 2.24 62 0.348 66 0.413 36 0.626 7 0.270 61 0.431 89 0.609 24 0.070 117
Rk Team W-L DFEI DE Rk DDS Rk DAY Rk DFD Rk DTD Rk DTF Rk DBC Rk DTO Rk
76 Ohio 7-4 2.35 2.32 67 0.351 69 0.436 49 0.605 4 0.289 77 0.478 111 0.526 2 0.167 9
77 Rutgers 1-11 2.36 2.38 76 0.369 76 0.488 82 0.738 82 0.315 88 0.427 86 0.685 80 0.115 64
78 Arizona 4-7 2.36 2.48 85 0.371 77 0.458 63 0.682 36 0.318 93 0.467 106 0.636 39 0.098 88
79 Indiana 5-7 2.41 2.52 89 0.404 98 0.508 98 0.779 111 0.309 84 0.396 71 0.691 89 0.169 5
80 Wake Forest 5-6 2.42 2.52 90 0.366 75 0.483 77 0.761 96 0.338 101 0.444 96 0.648 51 0.077 110
81 Louisiana Tech 6-5 2.42 2.12 54 0.339 63 0.418 42 0.701 50 0.268 59 0.382 62 0.606 23 0.134 30
82 East Carolina 3-8 2.43 2.58 95 0.412 101 0.459 64 0.632 10 0.338 102 0.535 119 0.551 5 0.051 127
83 Tulsa 2-9 2.43 2.33 71 0.393 92 0.499 90 0.738 80 0.279 70 0.378 60 0.672 73 0.131 38
84 Washington State 9-2 2.43 2.23 61 0.310 47 0.439 51 0.698 49 0.267 58 0.383 63 0.647 47 0.095 92
85 Arkansas 1-10 2.45 2.64 98 0.426 107 0.538 111 0.762 99 0.336 99 0.441 94 0.689 84 0.074 115
86 Arizona State 7-5 2.45 2.33 69 0.331 58 0.485 78 0.769 103 0.254 54 0.330 38 0.754 127 0.108 78
87 Kansas 3-8 2.45 2.48 86 0.372 78 0.487 81 0.711 60 0.314 86 0.442 95 0.669 68 0.198 1
88 San Jose State 1-10 2.47 2.70 103 0.412 102 0.528 109 0.735 78 0.338 103 0.460 103 0.706 107 0.132 35
89 Western Kentucky 3-8 2.49 2.22 59 0.388 89 0.503 94 0.729 75 0.248 49 0.340 45 0.698 100 0.132 36
90 Nebraska 3-8 2.49 2.56 93 0.388 90 0.519 105 0.721 68 0.318 91 0.441 93 0.690 88 0.093 94
Rk Team W-L DFEI DE Rk DDS Rk DAY Rk DFD Rk DTD Rk DTF Rk DBC Rk DTO Rk
91 UCLA 3-9 2.54 2.74 106 0.449 114 0.558 115 0.809 122 0.360 110 0.445 97 0.750 125 0.118 62
92 Houston 7-4 2.56 2.42 78 0.349 67 0.467 67 0.704 55 0.303 80 0.430 87 0.638 40 0.125 52
93 Liberty 4-6 2.57 2.47 84 0.377 83 0.498 88 0.769 104 0.331 97 0.430 88 0.700 102 0.085 105
94 Charlotte 4-7 2.57 2.43 79 0.414 104 0.490 84 0.694 44 0.315 87 0.455 102 0.622 28 0.099 87
95 Memphis 7-5 2.58 2.72 105 0.380 85 0.483 74 0.715 64 0.350 106 0.490 112 0.693 93 0.080 109
96 Buffalo 9-3 2.59 2.11 52 0.285 30 0.386 18 0.615 6 0.254 53 0.413 79 0.592 12 0.131 39
97 North Carolina 1-9 2.59 2.56 92 0.398 95 0.505 96 0.797 119 0.328 95 0.412 78 0.711 110 0.109 74
98 Oklahoma 12-1 2.60 2.91 114 0.430 108 0.527 108 0.763 101 0.363 111 0.476 110 0.719 114 0.059 122
99 Oklahoma State 5-6 2.62 2.78 109 0.394 93 0.514 99 0.708 58 0.336 98 0.474 109 0.650 55 0.058 123
100 New Mexico 2-9 2.62 2.67 102 0.431 109 0.516 102 0.762 97 0.354 107 0.465 105 0.700 103 0.123 57
101 Baylor 5-6 2.63 2.81 111 0.402 96 0.516 101 0.779 110 0.336 100 0.432 91 0.664 62 0.057 124
102 UTSA 3-9 2.65 2.45 81 0.375 82 0.501 93 0.750 93 0.305 81 0.406 77 0.680 77 0.125 54
103 Air Force 4-7 2.68 2.65 99 0.397 94 0.490 83 0.672 31 0.345 104 0.513 117 0.629 33 0.095 91
104 Virginia Tech 5-6 2.70 2.59 96 0.412 103 0.496 87 0.695 46 0.313 85 0.451 100 0.618 25 0.107 81
105 UTEP 1-10 2.71 2.35 74 0.374 81 0.498 89 0.780 112 0.301 79 0.385 65 0.699 101 0.057 125
Rk Team W-L DFEI DE Rk DDS Rk DAY Rk DFD Rk DTD Rk DTF Rk DBC Rk DTO Rk
106 Mississippi 4-7 2.71 2.95 115 0.467 120 0.577 121 0.767 102 0.358 109 0.467 107 0.683 79 0.092 96
107 Western Michigan 6-5 2.73 2.66 100 0.422 105 0.481 73 0.727 72 0.367 113 0.505 114 0.594 13 0.133 33
108 Georgia Tech 6-5 2.74 2.75 107 0.437 110 0.521 106 0.796 118 0.369 114 0.463 104 0.738 122 0.146 21
109 Toledo 6-5 2.77 2.49 88 0.360 73 0.462 65 0.705 56 0.317 90 0.449 98 0.619 26 0.108 77
110 Louisiana Monroe 5-6 2.79 2.76 108 0.411 100 0.530 110 0.839 128 0.330 96 0.394 68 0.786 130 0.080 108
111 UNLV 3-8 2.82 2.72 104 0.439 112 0.515 100 0.773 106 0.348 105 0.451 101 0.682 78 0.114 67
112 Kent State 1-10 2.95 2.98 118 0.465 119 0.566 120 0.783 114 0.411 120 0.525 118 0.705 106 0.101 85
113 Florida International 7-4 2.97 2.61 97 0.407 99 0.517 103 0.713 61 0.296 78 0.416 81 0.694 96 0.130 45
114 Rice 1-11 3.00 2.95 116 0.458 118 0.539 112 0.779 109 0.397 118 0.510 115 0.634 35 0.115 65
115 Colorado State 3-8 3.02 2.84 112 0.458 116 0.556 114 0.822 126 0.356 108 0.433 92 0.746 124 0.085 104
116 Ball State 3-8 3.05 2.87 113 0.439 111 0.560 118 0.813 123 0.366 112 0.450 99 0.732 121 0.130 42
117 New Mexico State 2-9 3.05 2.79 110 0.423 106 0.500 91 0.730 77 0.372 115 0.510 116 0.664 63 0.088 101
118 Hawaii 7-5 3.09 2.95 117 0.449 115 0.559 117 0.824 127 0.390 117 0.473 108 0.721 116 0.037 130
119 Massachusetts 3-8 3.11 3.32 124 0.532 126 0.610 125 0.782 113 0.452 126 0.577 125 0.694 95 0.121 59
120 Old Dominion 3-8 3.16 3.02 119 0.440 113 0.563 119 0.791 117 0.388 116 0.491 113 0.716 112 0.060 121
Rk Team W-L DFEI DE Rk DDS Rk DAY Rk DFD Rk DTD Rk DTF Rk DBC Rk DTO Rk
121 Navy 2-10 3.17 3.40 126 0.526 125 0.605 124 0.741 86 0.448 125 0.605 128 0.655 57 0.129 46
122 Bowling Green 2-9 3.17 3.16 120 0.458 117 0.539 113 0.763 100 0.441 123 0.578 126 0.695 98 0.076 111
123 Louisiana Lafayette 6-6 3.23 3.18 121 0.513 123 0.558 116 0.748 91 0.403 119 0.539 120 0.697 99 0.092 95
124 South Alabama 2-9 3.25 3.31 123 0.520 124 0.602 123 0.808 121 0.448 124 0.554 123 0.672 72 0.112 70
125 Illinois 3-8 3.28 3.27 122 0.475 121 0.577 122 0.770 105 0.418 121 0.543 122 0.648 50 0.131 37
126 Coastal Carolina 4-7 3.38 3.39 125 0.486 122 0.641 127 0.813 124 0.439 122 0.540 121 0.720 115 0.075 114
127 Georgia State 1-10 3.43 3.63 127 0.579 128 0.643 128 0.776 107 0.458 127 0.590 127 0.645 46 0.056 126
128 Louisville 1-10 3.53 3.67 128 0.555 127 0.636 126 0.873 129 0.500 128 0.573 124 0.755 128 0.073 116
129 Oregon State 1-10 3.83 3.96 129 0.591 129 0.668 129 0.817 125 0.522 129 0.638 129 0.704 105 0.043 128
130 Connecticut 0-11 4.53 4.57 130 0.705 130 0.772 130 0.886 130 0.600 130 0.677 130 0.724 118 0.076 112