Innovative Statistics
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2019 OVERALL COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

through games of 9/9/19

Beginning with Football Outsiders Almanac 2009, Brian Fremeau and Bill Connelly, originators of Football Outsiders' two statistical approaches -- FEI and SP+, respectively -- began to create a combined ranking that would serve as Football Outsiders' "official" college football rankings. The Fremeau Efficiency Index (FEI) considers each of the nearly 20,000 possessions every season in major college football. All drives are filtered to eliminate first-half clock-kills and end-of-game garbage drives and scores. A scoring rate analysis of the remaining possessions then determines the baseline possession efficiency expectations against which each team is measured. A team is rewarded for playing well against good teams, win or lose, and is punished more severely for playing poorly against bad teams than it is rewarded for playing well against bad teams. The SP+ Ratings are a college football ratings system derived from both play-by-play and drive data from all 800+ of a season's FBS college football games (and 140,000+ plays). The components for SP+ reflect the components of four of what Bill Connelly has deemed the Five Factors of college football: efficiency, explosiveness, field position, and finishing drives. (A fifth factor, turnovers, is informed marginally by sack rates, the only quality-based statistic that has a consistent relationship with turnover margins.)

Team Conference F/+ Rk Last
Week
Change SP+ Rk FEI Rk
Alabama SEC 54.4% 1 1 0 36.1 1 1.36 1
Clemson ACC 53.7% 2 2 0 30.9 2 1.13 2
Georgia SEC 53.1% 3 3 0 30.3 3 0.91 3
Ohio State Big Ten 51.9% 4 5 1 27.5 5 0.80 4
LSU SEC 51.8% 5 4 -1 28.1 4 0.77 5
Oklahoma Big 12 50.7% 6 6 0 24.2 7 0.77 5
Wisconsin Big Ten 49.2% 7 7 0 24.7 6 0.63 7
Auburn SEC 47.0% 8 8 0 21.9 9 0.57 10
Mississippi State SEC 46.0% 9 9 0 18.7 13 0.62 8
Notre Dame Independents 44.1% 10 14 4 18.7 12 0.52 11
Florida SEC 44.1% 11 13 2 23.5 8 0.42 16
Michigan Big Ten 43.9% 12 10 -2 16.8 15 0.58 9
Penn State Big Ten 43.7% 13 12 -1 20.9 10 0.45 14
Iowa Big Ten 41.5% 14 19 5 15.6 20 0.51 12
Missouri SEC 40.8% 15 20 5 16.6 16 0.45 14
Central Florida AAC 39.4% 16 18 2 16.3 17 0.41 17
Utah Pac-12 39.1% 17 16 -1 15.9 19 0.41 17
Washington Pac-12 38.4% 18 11 -7 15.2 21 0.41 17
Oregon Pac-12 38.1% 19 23 4 17.1 14 0.35 23
Michigan State Big Ten 37.8% 20 25 5 16.0 18 0.37 22
Texas A&M SEC 37.7% 21 17 -4 19.1 11 0.30 25
Washington State Pac-12 36.4% 22 21 -1 14.1 22 0.38 21
Boise State Mountain West 33.6% 23 22 -1 10.7 33 0.41 17
Appalachian State Sun Belt 33.6% 24 15 -9 9.4 36 0.47 13
Memphis AAC 31.9% 25 26 1 12.2 26 0.31 24
Baylor Big 12 31.7% 26 27 1 12.4 25 0.30 25
Oklahoma State Big 12 30.8% 27 29 2 12.2 27 0.28 28
Miami-FL ACC 28.6% 28 24 -4 11.5 29 0.25 30
NC State ACC 26.9% 29 30 1 11.0 31 0.22 32
USC Pac-12 25.8% 30 36 6 13.3 23 0.14 41
Texas Big 12 25.1% 31 31 0 12.6 24 0.14 41
South Carolina SEC 22.8% 32 37 5 11.9 28 0.11 44
TCU Big 12 22.7% 33 38 5 11.0 30 0.13 43
Virginia ACC 21.7% 34 33 -1 11.0 32 0.11 44
Minnesota Big Ten 21.6% 35 35 0 7.1 42 0.22 32
Indiana Big Ten 21.2% 36 49 13 7.5 40 0.20 36
Kansas State Big 12 20.1% 37 47 10 7.3 41 0.18 38
Ole Miss SEC 19.7% 38 48 10 9.4 35 0.11 44
Arizona State Pac-12 19.4% 39 40 1 6.8 43 0.18 38
Iowa State Big 12 18.7% 40 45 5 8.7 37 0.11 44
Florida State ACC 18.0% 41 34 -7 4.7 46 0.22 32
Kentucky SEC 17.3% 42 41 -1 9.5 34 0.06 52
Utah State Mountain West 16.9% 43 43 0 3.7 54 0.23 31
Temple AAC 15.7% 44 51 7 6.6 44 0.11 44
Stanford Pac-12 13.7% 45 32 -13 2.6 61 0.20 36
Maryland Big Ten 13.4% 46 55 9 8.5 38 0.01 59
Cincinnati AAC 13.4% 47 28 -19 2.1 62 0.21 35
Texas Tech Big 12 12.3% 48 44 -4 8.5 39 -0.01 66
Virginia Tech ACC 11.9% 49 52 3 6.4 45 0.04 55
Tennessee SEC 11.5% 50 39 -11 4.4 47 0.09 50
Army Independents 9.6% 51 59 8 -2.4 79 0.29 27
West Virginia Big 12 9.3% 52 46 -6 -1.8 78 0.26 29
San Diego State Mountain West 9.2% 53 61 8 3.3 58 0.08 51
BYU Independents 6.4% 54 72 18 4.1 49 0.00 63
California Pac-12 6.2% 55 66 11 3.7 55 0.01 59
Nebraska Big Ten 5.9% 56 57 1 3.8 52 0.00 63
Boston College ACC 5.8% 57 62 5 4.4 48 -0.02 69
Ohio MAC 5.3% 58 54 -4 0.3 68 0.10 49
Wake Forest ACC 5.0% 59 60 1 3.9 50 -0.02 69
Fresno State Mountain West 5.0% 60 64 4 3.9 51 -0.02 69
Colorado Pac-12 4.8% 61 63 2 3.8 53 -0.02 69
Air Force Mountain West 3.4% 62 58 -4 2.6 60 -0.01 66
Northwestern Big Ten 3.3% 63 56 -7 -3.4 84 0.18 38
Arizona Pac-12 2.7% 64 74 10 1.8 63 0.00 63
Purdue Big Ten 2.6% 65 76 11 3.4 57 -0.05 76
Houston AAC 2.2% 66 67 1 0.2 69 0.04 55
North Carolina ACC 2.1% 67 65 -2 3.7 56 -0.07 77
Arkansas State Sun Belt 2.1% 68 80 12 2.7 59 -0.04 74
Syracuse ACC 0.5% 69 42 -27 0.1 70 0.01 59
Southern Miss Conference USA -1.4% 70 50 -20 -1.1 77 0.01 59
Duke ACC -1.9% 71 78 7 1.5 64 -0.08 79
Troy Sun Belt -2.2% 72 70 -2 -0.9 76 -0.01 66
Pittsburgh ACC -2.5% 73 77 4 -3.1 82 0.05 53
UCLA Pac-12 -3.1% 74 68 -6 -2.8 81 0.03 58
Marshall Conference USA -5.0% 75 71 -4 0.9 66 -0.12 83
Vanderbilt SEC -5.9% 76 69 -7 0.0 72 -0.11 81
Arkansas SEC -6.7% 77 75 -2 0.4 67 -0.14 85
SMU AAC -7.3% 78 89 11 1.2 65 -0.18 88
Western Michigan MAC -8.2% 79 53 -26 -6.6 92 0.04 55
Georgia Southern Sun Belt -8.9% 80 81 1 -7.5 93 0.05 53
Northern Illinois MAC -10.2% 81 73 -8 -2.8 80 -0.11 81
Tulane AAC -12.0% 82 82 0 -0.8 74 -0.21 92
Georgia Tech ACC -12.2% 83 84 1 -5.5 89 -0.07 77
Louisville ACC -14.4% 84 91 7 -0.9 75 -0.26 96
Wyoming Mountain West -14.6% 85 86 1 0.1 71 -0.30 99
Tulsa AAC -15.2% 86 100 14 -4.4 86 -0.16 87
Illinois Big Ten -15.3% 87 87 0 -0.6 73 -0.29 98
Toledo MAC -15.5% 88 85 -3 -4.9 87 -0.15 86
Louisiana Tech Conference USA -16.3% 89 90 1 -9.7 100 -0.04 74
Western Kentucky Conference USA -16.7% 90 96 6 -10.5 104 -0.03 73
South Florida AAC -18.7% 91 93 2 -8.3 97 -0.12 83
Miami-OH MAC -19.1% 92 99 7 -5.1 88 -0.22 93
UL-Lafayette Sun Belt -21.2% 93 98 5 -4.1 85 -0.30 99
Florida Atlantic Conference USA -21.3% 94 88 -6 -5.7 90 -0.25 94
North Texas Conference USA -21.4% 95 83 -12 -5.8 91 -0.25 94
Middle Tennessee Conference USA -21.8% 96 95 -1 -7.7 95 -0.20 90
Florida International Conference USA -22.3% 97 92 -5 -12.9 112 -0.09 80
Hawaii Mountain West -22.5% 98 94 -4 -3.2 83 -0.37 102
UAB Conference USA -25.6% 99 102 3 -11.7 109 -0.18 88
Nevada Mountain West -25.7% 100 79 -21 -11.0 106 -0.20 90
Buffalo MAC -26.8% 101 101 0 -9.5 99 -0.26 96
Eastern Michigan MAC -29.7% 102 105 3 -7.7 94 -0.39 104
UL-Monroe Sun Belt -29.8% 103 103 0 -9.3 98 -0.34 101
Navy AAC -32.1% 104 104 0 -9.9 102 -0.38 103
Ball State MAC -34.9% 105 108 3 -9.8 101 -0.47 107
Oregon State Pac-12 -35.0% 106 107 1 -7.9 96 -0.56 116
Texas State Sun Belt -36.0% 107 109 2 -11.7 108 -0.44 105
UNLV Mountain West -36.2% 108 97 -11 -10.7 105 -0.48 108
Rutgers Big Ten -36.7% 109 106 -3 -11.2 107 -0.48 108
Colorado State Mountain West -37.4% 110 117 7 -10.4 103 -0.54 113
East Carolina AAC -38.4% 111 116 5 -13.8 113 -0.45 106
Charlotte Conference USA -38.5% 112 110 -2 -12.9 111 -0.48 108
Georgia State Sun Belt -39.9% 113 112 -1 -12.7 110 -0.54 113
Coastal Carolina Sun Belt -42.6% 114 118 4 -15.5 116 -0.55 115
Liberty Independents -42.7% 115 115 0 -18.4 120 -0.48 108
Kansas Big 12 -43.2% 116 114 -2 -14.2 114 -0.63 120
Kent State MAC -43.2% 117 119 2 -15.7 117 -0.57 117
San Jose State Mountain West -45.2% 118 111 -7 -15.5 115 -0.69 121
Old Dominion Conference USA -45.9% 119 123 4 -19.4 121 -0.59 119
Central Michigan MAC -46.0% 120 113 -7 -22.7 124 -0.53 112
New Mexico Mountain West -46.9% 121 121 0 -18.0 119 -0.69 121
Akron MAC -47.6% 122 124 2 -24.9 128 -0.57 117
South Alabama Sun Belt -47.9% 123 126 3 -18.0 118 -0.77 125
Rice Conference USA -49.3% 124 125 1 -22.3 123 -0.71 124
Bowling Green MAC -49.9% 125 120 -5 -24.7 127 -0.70 123
New Mexico State Independents -50.6% 126 127 1 -23.2 125 -0.80 126
UTSA Conference USA -51.0% 127 122 -5 -24.1 126 -0.81 127
Connecticut AAC -51.3% 128 130 2 -21.8 122 -1.00 130
Massachusetts Independents -51.8% 129 128 -1 -28.0 129 -0.81 127
UTEP Conference USA -52.8% 130 129 -1 -29.6 130 -0.91 129