Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2017 FEI RATINGS, OFFENSE

Updated through 12/2 games

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. Offensive Efficiency (OE) is the value generated per drive by a team's offense adjusted for starting field position. OFEI is offensive efficiency adjusted for the strength of opponent defenses faced.

Offensive Drive Success rate (ODS) is the percentage of offensive drives that generate value greater than the starting field position value of the drive. Available Yards percentage (OAY) is the total number of yards earned by the offense divided by the number of yards available to be earned based on starting field position. First Down Rate (OFD) is the percentage of offensive drives that result in a touchdown or at least one first down. Touchdown Rate (OTD) is the percentage of offensive drives that result in a touchdown. Touchdown Rate After First Down (OTF) is the percentage touchdowns scored on offensive drives that earn at least one first down. Turnover Rate (OTO) is the percentage of offensive drives that result in a fumble or interception.

Note that OFEI ratings formula and formatting have been updated for the 2017 season. Archived ratings for other seasons will be updated in the off-season.

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Team FBS
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OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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1 Oklahoma 12-1 4.24 4.16 1 .596 1 .687 1 .831 2 .515 1 .619 1 .081 20
2 Oklahoma State 9-3 3.66 3.70 2 .556 3 .643 2 .826 4 .451 3 .546 6 .118 72
3 Georgia 11-1 3.61 3.33 10 .505 7 .556 17 .712 72 .396 11 .557 4 .072 14
4 Ohio State 11-2 3.52 3.48 5 .537 4 .593 9 .754 36 .448 4 .594 2 .097 40
5 Army 7-3 3.42 3.64 3 .494 9 .618 4 .827 3 .444 5 .537 9 .074 15
6 Alabama 10-1 3.33 3.22 12 .486 11 .572 12 .748 42 .393 12 .525 11 .037 1
7 Arizona 6-5 3.30 3.34 9 .512 6 .590 11 .767 27 .403 10 .525 10 .132 95
8 Louisville 7-4 3.30 3.18 14 .444 17 .591 10 .774 22 .387 13 .500 13 .105 50
9 Central Florida 11-0 3.30 3.59 4 .512 5 .632 3 .811 6 .465 2 .573 3 .110 62
10 Washington 9-2 3.29 3.40 7 .564 2 .599 8 .802 8 .406 9 .506 12 .059 4
11 Penn State 10-2 3.29 3.22 11 .469 14 .566 14 .750 38 .406 8 .542 8 .070 13
12 Florida Atlantic 9-3 3.21 3.40 8 .504 8 .564 15 .767 28 .426 7 .556 5 .062 5
13 Notre Dame 9-3 3.06 2.90 20 .418 22 .500 37 .724 60 .358 17 .495 14 .090 27
14 SMU 6-5 3.02 3.22 13 .436 19 .570 13 .782 18 .383 14 .490 15 .083 21
15 USC 11-2 3.01 2.92 19 .405 27 .560 16 .797 11 .358 18 .449 29 .142 106
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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16 Stanford 9-4 3.01 2.95 17 .435 20 .534 20 .740 48 .336 26 .454 26 .069 12
17 Memphis 9-2 2.98 3.41 6 .493 10 .605 6 .799 10 .433 6 .542 7 .119 76
18 Clemson 11-1 2.97 2.89 22 .397 31 .518 28 .786 16 .344 23 .437 34 .084 22
19 Auburn 9-3 2.96 2.86 24 .406 25 .524 25 .789 14 .336 25 .426 37 .086 23
20 Toledo 10-2 2.91 3.14 16 .482 13 .605 5 .818 5 .380 15 .464 21 .088 26
21 Missouri 6-5 2.89 2.86 23 .462 15 .526 24 .744 45 .350 21 .471 19 .111 63
22 Louisiana Monroe 4-8 2.82 2.83 25 .400 30 .536 19 .757 35 .343 24 .453 27 .107 55
23 Georgia Tech 4-6 2.78 2.45 52 .364 50 .470 59 .664 95 .300 44 .452 28 .127 85
24 UCLA 6-6 2.77 2.83 26 .449 16 .524 26 .725 56 .333 28 .460 24 .130 88
25 LSU 8-3 2.75 2.67 32 .385 39 .500 38 .769 25 .291 49 .378 65 .068 11
26 North Carolina State 7-4 2.74 2.66 33 .411 24 .527 23 .721 62 .302 42 .419 41 .093 34
27 Navy 6-5 2.71 2.94 18 .442 18 .555 18 .800 9 .367 16 .458 25 .158 119
28 West Virginia 6-5 2.68 2.76 28 .388 38 .501 35 .769 26 .321 34 .417 42 .134 98
29 Colorado State 6-5 2.68 3.14 15 .482 12 .600 7 .839 1 .357 19 .426 38 .107 56
30 Wake Forest 6-5 2.66 2.49 49 .363 51 .468 61 .689 86 .281 54 .409 47 .059 3
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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31 Wisconsin 12-1 2.65 2.56 40 .370 45 .499 39 .733 53 .326 32 .444 30 .170 123
32 Boise State 10-3 2.64 2.63 36 .390 35 .503 32 .780 19 .319 35 .409 45 .064 8
33 Iowa State 6-5 2.61 2.55 42 .390 34 .480 50 .707 75 .276 57 .391 59 .065 9
34 Mississippi State 7-4 2.58 2.42 53 .362 52 .492 42 .759 34 .302 43 .398 56 .138 101
35 North Texas 8-4 2.52 2.77 27 .389 36 .532 21 .763 31 .328 31 .430 35 .130 87
36 Air Force 4-7 2.52 2.65 34 .383 41 .503 33 .809 7 .330 30 .409 46 .165 120
37 Arizona State 7-5 2.52 2.74 29 .392 32 .490 45 .720 63 .308 37 .427 36 .049 2
38 Texas Tech 5-6 2.52 2.51 47 .384 40 .490 46 .725 57 .304 40 .420 40 .116 70
39 Miami 9-2 2.51 2.29 64 .311 81 .442 78 .727 55 .258 72 .354 77 .106 52
40 South Florida 8-2 2.50 2.90 21 .417 23 .524 27 .748 41 .346 22 .463 22 .063 7
41 Iowa 7-5 2.48 2.18 75 .299 92 .390 104 .577 124 .270 61 .468 20 .131 94
42 Arkansas 3-8 2.48 2.22 66 .339 63 .407 96 .645 109 .273 60 .423 39 .099 47
43 Ohio 7-4 2.47 2.70 31 .421 21 .505 31 .737 51 .353 20 .480 16 .143 107
44 Oregon 6-5 2.43 2.51 48 .389 37 .450 70 .710 73 .336 27 .473 18 .122 80
45 Nebraska 4-8 2.43 1.96 98 .308 82 .427 89 .646 107 .238 84 .369 69 .131 91
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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46 Mississippi 5-6 2.41 2.40 55 .377 43 .478 51 .685 90 .277 56 .404 51 .123 82
47 TCU 9-3 2.40 2.71 30 .406 26 .497 41 .714 69 .331 29 .463 23 .098 43
48 Vanderbilt 4-7 2.40 2.32 61 .304 87 .415 92 .635 112 .278 55 .438 33 .096 38
49 Florida International 7-4 2.36 2.56 41 .365 48 .502 34 .774 24 .296 48 .382 63 .130 89
50 UNLV 5-6 2.32 2.62 37 .391 33 .508 30 .774 23 .296 47 .382 62 .087 24
51 Colorado 4-7 2.30 2.37 57 .347 60 .488 47 .785 17 .256 73 .326 92 .074 16
52 East Carolina 3-8 2.29 2.19 70 .353 54 .474 55 .716 68 .241 81 .337 83 .138 102
53 Boston College 7-5 2.27 2.05 89 .285 102 .421 91 .722 61 .245 77 .339 82 .093 31
54 Buffalo 5-6 2.26 2.60 38 .402 29 .508 29 .788 15 .288 52 .365 72 .098 45
55 Fresno State 8-4 2.25 2.27 65 .325 71 .437 86 .692 83 .242 80 .349 78 .067 10
56 Troy 9-2 2.24 2.45 51 .367 46 .467 62 .675 92 .275 59 .407 48 .108 60
57 Purdue 6-6 2.23 2.19 71 .321 75 .453 68 .714 70 .243 78 .340 81 .093 33
58 Nevada 3-8 2.23 2.47 50 .331 68 .475 53 .694 82 .289 50 .417 43 .116 68
59 Michigan 8-4 2.23 2.07 85 .300 91 .409 95 .707 76 .236 88 .333 88 .107 57
60 Tulsa 2-10 2.23 2.54 45 .336 64 .477 52 .761 33 .284 53 .373 67 .075 17
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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61 San Diego State 9-2 2.21 2.64 35 .348 57 .491 43 .750 39 .304 41 .405 50 .063 6
62 Syracuse 3-8 2.20 2.00 94 .294 94 .455 67 .748 40 .203 104 .271 114 .133 97
63 Kentucky 6-5 2.19 2.18 76 .331 69 .442 79 .719 64 .248 76 .345 80 .107 59
64 Texas A&M 6-5 2.18 2.18 74 .307 83 .404 97 .600 121 .250 75 .417 44 .093 32
65 Maryland 3-8 2.18 1.64 115 .261 109 .375 115 .689 85 .202 105 .293 107 .092 30
66 Pittsburgh 4-7 2.18 2.12 83 .314 79 .423 90 .645 108 .231 91 .359 74 .099 48
67 Tulane 4-7 2.17 2.55 44 .365 49 .480 49 .713 71 .313 36 .439 31 .096 37
68 Appalachian State 7-4 2.17 2.38 56 .366 47 .474 54 .740 49 .298 45 .402 53 .092 28
69 UAB 7-4 2.16 2.51 46 .347 59 .441 80 .695 81 .305 38 .439 32 .076 18
70 Northwestern 9-3 2.16 2.16 77 .331 67 .440 83 .724 59 .269 62 .371 68 .117 71
71 Louisiana Tech 5-6 2.15 2.37 58 .402 28 .490 44 .752 37 .239 83 .318 97 .094 35
72 Kansas State 6-5 2.13 2.22 67 .317 77 .439 84 .698 79 .262 66 .375 66 .087 25
73 South Carolina 7-4 2.13 2.21 68 .301 89 .441 82 .708 74 .230 94 .325 93 .115 67
74 Indiana 4-7 2.10 1.93 100 .288 101 .401 99 .651 105 .219 97 .337 86 .103 49
75 Duke 5-6 2.09 1.98 97 .305 86 .428 88 .719 66 .203 103 .283 110 .133 96
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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76 Louisiana Lafayette 4-7 2.07 2.40 54 .352 55 .473 56 .736 52 .296 46 .402 52 .128 86
77 Utah 5-6 2.07 2.12 82 .349 56 .459 64 .762 32 .238 85 .313 100 .183 126
78 Arkansas State 6-4 2.06 2.59 39 .381 42 .528 22 .791 13 .321 33 .406 49 .149 116
79 Bowling Green 2-9 2.06 1.90 103 .307 84 .410 93 .661 98 .236 87 .357 75 .157 118
80 Virginia Tech 8-3 2.06 2.14 79 .317 78 .464 63 .778 20 .230 93 .296 105 .079 19
81 Houston 7-4 2.05 2.55 43 .359 53 .501 36 .766 29 .305 39 .398 55 .141 104
82 Minnesota 5-7 2.04 1.90 102 .276 104 .394 102 .677 91 .213 99 .314 99 .142 105
83 New Mexico State 6-6 2.04 2.33 60 .333 65 .457 65 .686 89 .276 58 .402 54 .147 114
84 Western Michigan 5-6 2.03 2.13 81 .326 70 .443 76 .725 58 .261 68 .360 73 .094 36
85 Michigan State 9-3 2.01 1.90 101 .291 98 .442 77 .746 43 .224 95 .300 103 .134 99
86 Florida State 5-6 1.98 1.85 104 .264 107 .393 103 .640 111 .192 110 .300 104 .144 109
87 Coastal Carolina 3-8 1.97 2.31 62 .322 74 .438 85 .719 65 .264 65 .368 70 .107 58
88 California 4-7 1.96 2.15 78 .323 73 .472 57 .718 67 .242 79 .337 85 .145 111
89 Miami (OH) 4-7 1.94 2.19 72 .344 61 .470 60 .696 80 .256 74 .368 71 .120 78
90 Massachusetts 3-8 1.94 2.18 73 .348 58 .444 75 .688 87 .261 69 .379 64 .109 61
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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91 Virginia 5-6 1.91 1.79 108 .244 115 .387 110 .641 110 .221 96 .345 79 .107 54
92 Southern Mississippi 7-4 1.90 2.30 63 .333 66 .449 72 .674 93 .259 70 .385 61 .119 74
93 Central Michigan 7-4 1.90 2.07 86 .296 93 .378 112 .563 125 .268 63 .475 17 .106 51
94 Eastern Michigan 5-7 1.89 2.01 90 .303 88 .435 87 .691 84 .230 92 .333 90 .138 103
95 Marshall 7-5 1.88 2.20 69 .344 62 .471 58 .766 30 .258 71 .337 87 .148 115
96 Temple 5-6 1.86 2.00 91 .306 85 .450 71 .742 47 .234 90 .315 98 .153 117
97 Washington State 8-3 1.86 2.11 84 .324 72 .441 81 .743 46 .265 64 .356 76 .169 122
98 Western Kentucky 5-6 1.84 2.36 59 .376 44 .483 48 .728 54 .288 51 .396 57 .120 77
99 Northern Illinois 7-4 1.84 1.99 95 .294 95 .388 107 .608 120 .238 86 .391 60 .112 64
100 Florida 4-7 1.84 1.70 112 .246 113 .365 116 .656 103 .180 116 .275 113 .131 93
101 Cincinnati 3-8 1.81 2.00 92 .289 99 .409 94 .649 106 .211 100 .324 95 .123 81
102 Hawaii 2-9 1.79 2.06 87 .279 103 .448 73 .703 77 .234 89 .333 89 .099 46
103 Middle Tennessee 6-6 1.75 2.13 80 .301 90 .447 74 .744 44 .241 82 .323 96 .143 108
104 Akron 6-6 1.72 1.84 105 .248 112 .354 119 .624 116 .211 101 .337 84 .113 65
105 Oregon State 0-11 1.72 1.75 109 .246 114 .387 109 .658 101 .193 109 .293 106 .184 127
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
Rk
OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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106 Georgia Southern 2-9 1.72 1.74 110 .242 117 .375 114 .629 113 .194 108 .308 102 .113 66
107 Georgia State 6-4 1.71 1.94 99 .271 106 .450 69 .776 21 .196 107 .253 123 .121 79
108 North Carolina 2-9 1.71 1.60 117 .252 111 .343 123 .618 119 .191 112 .309 101 .145 110
109 Baylor 1-10 1.70 1.70 113 .292 97 .400 100 .686 88 .182 115 .266 118 .146 112
110 Connecticut 2-9 1.68 1.99 96 .314 80 .455 66 .702 78 .190 113 .271 116 .116 69
111 Utah State 5-6 1.67 2.00 93 .292 96 .389 105 .662 96 .262 67 .395 58 .123 83
112 Tennessee 3-8 1.66 1.57 118 .238 119 .344 122 .590 122 .156 122 .264 120 .098 44
113 Ball State 1-10 1.61 1.54 120 .220 121 .351 120 .659 100 .171 120 .259 122 .098 42
114 UTSA 5-5 1.58 2.06 88 .320 76 .499 40 .796 12 .175 118 .220 127 .107 53
115 Rutgers 3-8 1.55 1.35 124 .183 125 .280 129 .513 129 .148 123 .288 109 .130 90
116 Texas 6-6 1.54 1.81 106 .288 100 .402 98 .654 104 .218 98 .333 91 .096 39
117 Wyoming 6-5 1.43 1.73 111 .252 110 .354 118 .626 115 .203 102 .325 94 .098 41
118 Idaho 3-8 1.40 1.80 107 .262 108 .388 106 .738 50 .200 106 .271 115 .092 29
119 Texas State 1-10 1.38 1.63 116 .238 118 .360 117 .662 97 .185 114 .279 111 .146 113
120 Kansas 0-11 1.37 1.28 125 .208 124 .310 124 .538 128 .131 127 .243 124 .131 92
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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121 New Mexico 2-9 1.35 1.54 121 .213 123 .377 113 .622 118 .173 119 .278 112 .181 125
122 BYU 3-9 1.35 1.56 119 .271 105 .399 101 .667 94 .178 117 .267 117 .186 128
123 Rice 1-11 1.32 1.51 122 .217 122 .384 111 .661 99 .191 111 .289 108 .209 129
124 Old Dominion 4-7 1.31 1.70 114 .244 116 .387 108 .622 117 .165 121 .266 119 .118 73
125 Illinois 2-10 1.16 1.16 128 .180 126 .297 127 .549 127 .113 128 .205 128 .165 121
126 South Alabama 3-8 1.10 1.41 123 .222 120 .346 121 .627 114 .143 124 .228 126 .119 75
127 Charlotte 1-10 1.06 1.19 127 .175 127 .307 125 .583 123 .133 126 .229 125 .125 84
128 Kent State 1-10 .95 .85 130 .168 128 .277 130 .560 126 .096 129 .171 129 .176 124
129 UTEP 0-12 .92 1.23 126 .151 129 .289 128 .513 130 .134 125 .262 121 .134 100
130 San Jose State 1-11 .83 .89 129 .117 130 .299 126 .657 102 .088 130 .133 130 .212 130