2020 COLLEGE FOOTBALL DEFENSIVE FEI RATINGS

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2020 DFEI Defense Ratings (final)

DFEI ratings (DFEI) represent the per-possession scoring advantage each team's defense would be expected to have on a neutral field against an average offense. Current DFEI ratings are based on opponent-adjusted results to date with no preseason projection weight. Defensive efficiency (DE) is per possession scoring value generated by the defense. Remaining columns identify opponent offensive points per drive allowed (DPD), opponent offensive available yards percentage (DAY), opponent offensive drive yards per play allowed (DPP), opponent offensive touchdown rate (DTD), opponent offensive first down rate (DFD), opponent offensive busted drive rate (DBD), and opponent offensive turnover rate (DTO).

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

 

Rk Team Rec DFEI DE Rk DPD Rk DAY Rk DPP Rk DTD Rk DFD Rk DBD Rk DTO Rk
1 Northwestern 7-2 1.14 1.11 1 1.17 1 .368 9 4.64 4 .104 1 .642 22 .066 111 .160 22
2 Cincinnati 8-1 1.02 .96 2 1.25 4 .362 4 4.86 7 .132 3 .670 42 .160 13 .160 21
3 Clemson 9-2 1.02 .84 6 1.47 10 .363 7 5.32 23 .177 11 .589 5 .161 12 .177 10
4 Wisconsin 4-3 .95 .83 7 1.35 6 .363 6 5.47 36 .163 7 .613 10 .125 52 .125 54
5 Indiana 6-2 .87 .64 12 1.48 11 .406 23 5.46 32 .191 16 .638 20 .160 16 .202 4
6 San Diego State 4-4 .84 .68 10 1.45 8 .330 2 4.39 3 .161 6 .538 1 .161 11 .097 82
7 Oklahoma 8-2 .82 .49 19 1.75 28 .394 18 5.42 29 .215 30 .653 29 .157 20 .149 28
8 Iowa 6-2 .79 .92 3 1.24 3 .328 1 4.28 1 .163 8 .609 9 .152 24 .174 12
9 BYU 10-1 .77 .85 5 1.25 5 .368 10 4.39 2 .149 5 .663 36 .139 34 .109 69
10 Tulsa 6-3 .72 .72 9 1.59 17 .386 15 4.67 5 .171 9 .622 14 .135 41 .126 53
11 Wyoming 2-4 .67 .67 11 1.60 18 .382 13 4.93 12 .200 21 .600 7 .086 93 .129 49
12 Georgia 8-2 .66 .41 27 1.71 26 .363 5 4.97 13 .206 27 .617 12 .150 27 .112 66
13 Utah 3-2 .66 .42 25 1.95 36 .406 22 5.70 57 .238 34 .619 13 .143 30 .190 6
14 Oklahoma State 8-3 .65 .44 22 1.63 22 .370 11 5.35 24 .203 25 .615 11 .133 44 .112 67
15 Iowa State 9-3 .65 .45 21 1.62 21 .417 32 5.39 27 .194 17 .674 43 .109 65 .116 59
16 Coastal Carolina 10-1 .65 .41 26 1.84 32 .441 40 5.64 54 .212 28 .690 50 .106 69 .212 3
17 West Virginia 5-4 .57 .55 18 1.62 20 .364 8 4.72 6 .202 23 .646 26 .152 26 .121 56
18 Appalachian State 8-3 .56 .47 20 1.57 15 .403 21 5.14 16 .191 15 .652 27 .148 29 .165 18
19 TCU 6-4 .54 .44 23 1.65 24 .353 3 5.46 35 .202 22 .574 2 .217 2 .093 87
20 Alabama 13-0 .50 .23 35 1.82 30 .412 27 5.38 26 .214 29 .667 39 .127 50 .111 68
21 Rice 2-3 .47 .63 13 1.61 19 .411 25 5.57 46 .185 14 .722 68 .148 28 .148 29
22 San Jose State 7-1 .45 .37 31 1.64 23 .420 34 5.10 15 .202 24 .708 62 .090 88 .112 64
23 Ball State 7-1 .44 .02 48 2.06 40 .500 75 6.09 80 .266 45 .713 65 .160 17 .138 39
24 Notre Dame 10-2 .44 .37 32 1.73 27 .412 26 5.58 47 .197 19 .664 37 .115 58 .139 36
25 Georgia Southern 7-5 .44 .58 16 1.69 25 .403 20 5.17 20 .197 20 .636 19 .114 61 .174 11
26 Central Michigan 3-3 .42 .07 44 2.16 50 .447 44 6.07 79 .280 53 .680 44 .160 14 .187 7
27 Buffalo 6-1 .42 .44 24 1.52 13 .406 24 5.28 22 .183 13 .606 8 .211 3 .113 63
28 Marshall 6-3 .39 .87 4 1.17 2 .386 16 4.91 10 .126 2 .667 38 .103 71 .149 26
29 Army 6-3 .39 .61 15 1.46 9 .381 12 5.16 17 .195 18 .586 4 .138 35 .149 25
30 Louisiana 10-1 .36 .26 34 1.89 33 .455 45 5.17 19 .235 33 .748 89 .101 76 .185 8
31 California 1-3 .32 -.06 52 2.30 60 .458 49 5.59 48 .304 69 .739 83 .043 123 .109 70
32 USC 5-1 .31 .38 29 2.03 39 .426 36 5.83 64 .243 35 .700 55 .114 60 .200 5
33 Troy 4-6 .30 -.06 53 2.08 41 .471 61 5.56 44 .252 38 .728 72 .107 68 .117 58
34 Texas A&M 9-1 .29 .19 36 1.81 29 .413 29 5.54 43 .229 32 .646 25 .104 70 .125 55
35 Baylor 2-7 .27 .02 47 2.24 58 .430 37 5.64 53 .280 54 .636 18 .112 62 .140 35
36 Toledo 4-2 .25 .37 30 1.82 31 .391 17 5.65 56 .222 31 .597 6 .083 94 .139 38
37 Arizona State 2-2 .25 .33 33 1.93 34 .471 59 5.51 40 .273 48 .705 59 .136 37 .250 1
38 Mississippi State 4-7 .22 .10 41 2.15 48 .468 56 5.42 28 .264 43 .736 80 .112 63 .128 51
39 Air Force 3-3 .21 .39 28 1.55 14 .446 42 4.99 14 .204 26 .755 92 .082 97 .102 77
40 Texas 7-3 .21 .10 42 2.16 49 .457 48 5.71 58 .256 42 .667 40 .140 32 .132 45
41 Pittsburgh 5-5 .20 .13 40 2.13 43 .413 28 5.51 39 .275 50 .642 23 .183 5 .133 43
42 UAB 5-3 .17 .57 17 1.58 16 .386 14 5.17 18 .176 10 .659 32 .110 64 .088 93
43 Florida Atlantic 5-4 .16 .72 8 1.39 7 .401 19 4.89 8 .144 4 .660 33 .134 42 .093 88
44 Penn State 4-5 .14 .15 38 2.15 47 .414 30 5.18 21 .264 44 .660 34 .142 31 .075 110
45 Kentucky 5-6 .09 -.08 55 2.21 53 .484 70 5.65 55 .297 65 .748 88 .081 99 .180 9
46 Virginia 4-5 .09 -.10 56 2.39 69 .510 81 6.57 102 .266 46 .734 76 .083 96 .128 50
47 Ohio State 7-1 .08 -.10 57 2.10 42 .439 39 6.24 87 .278 52 .633 17 .089 91 .156 23
48 Boise State 5-2 .02 -.08 54 2.14 44 .423 35 5.46 33 .253 39 .578 3 .169 8 .024 125
49 Michigan State 2-5 -.01 -.16 60 2.43 71 .475 64 5.50 38 .310 76 .702 57 .119 54 .107 71
50 Georgia State 6-4 -.01 .04 45 2.15 45 .436 38 5.88 65 .290 57 .645 24 .169 7 .145 33
51 Colorado 4-2 -.04 .03 46 2.23 56 .465 52 6.60 103 .253 40 .658 31 .152 25 .076 109
52 Houston 3-5 -.05 -.30 73 2.32 61 .465 53 6.03 75 .293 61 .696 53 .163 10 .054 120
53 Texas Tech 3-6 -.06 -.23 68 2.57 84 .480 68 5.52 42 .310 80 .681 45 .121 53 .069 111
54 Florida 8-4 -.07 -.28 71 2.33 62 .478 66 5.91 67 .295 62 .682 46 .093 83 .101 79
55 Rutgers 3-6 -.07 -.15 59 2.46 75 .495 73 5.90 66 .307 72 .737 81 .096 79 .149 27
56 LSU 5-5 -.07 -.42 86 2.52 80 .505 78 7.49 125 .322 86 .686 48 .157 21 .165 17
57 Miami (OH) 2-1 -.08 -.41 83 2.20 52 .467 55 6.12 82 .300 68 .767 102 .133 43 .067 113
58 Hawaii 5-4 -.11 .02 49 2.17 51 .477 65 5.72 59 .275 49 .775 109 .098 77 .147 31
59 Miami 8-3 -.11 -.18 63 2.21 54 .473 62 5.92 68 .272 47 .704 58 .160 15 .096 84
60 East Carolina 3-6 -.12 -.04 51 2.36 64 .465 51 6.05 77 .304 70 .696 54 .130 45 .148 30
61 UCLA 3-4 -.12 -.17 61 2.37 67 .484 69 5.45 31 .310 79 .805 119 .034 125 .115 61
62 Nebraska 3-5 -.13 -.29 72 2.55 82 .524 88 5.61 51 .286 55 .798 116 .095 80 .083 96
63 NC State 8-4 -.13 -.01 50 2.15 46 .471 60 5.52 41 .250 37 .707 61 .157 19 .086 94
64 Northern Illinois 0-6 -.13 -.66 98 2.77 96 .574 107 6.72 111 .355 95 .726 69 .097 78 .097 83
65 Washington 3-1 -.14 .18 37 2.00 37 .418 33 4.90 9 .278 51 .694 52 .167 9 .222 2
66 Tennessee 3-7 -.15 -.40 81 2.48 77 .513 84 5.92 69 .286 56 .765 101 .153 23 .082 101
67 Arkansas 3-7 -.15 -.44 87 2.63 89 .541 99 5.73 60 .322 85 .774 108 .061 114 .130 47
68 Nevada 7-2 -.18 .09 43 2.00 38 .462 50 5.44 30 .247 36 .722 67 .103 73 .082 99
69 Virginia Tech 5-6 -.19 -.36 75 2.56 83 .495 74 6.02 74 .323 87 .653 30 .137 36 .137 40
70 Oregon 4-3 -.20 -.36 76 2.45 73 .509 80 5.47 37 .308 74 .731 73 .115 57 .077 106
71 Syracuse 1-10 -.23 -.45 89 2.61 88 .532 93 6.21 86 .326 90 .735 79 .129 49 .167 16
72 Western Kentucky 4-7 -.27 -.21 65 2.27 59 .456 47 5.46 34 .296 64 .713 66 .130 47 .093 89
73 Liberty 8-1 -.27 .15 39 1.94 35 .416 31 5.60 50 .255 41 .628 16 .170 6 .096 85
74 Auburn 6-5 -.33 -.40 79 2.36 65 .524 87 5.77 61 .313 81 .759 98 .080 101 .116 60
75 Tulane 6-6 -.33 -.18 64 2.24 57 .469 57 5.81 63 .299 67 .667 41 .139 33 .090 91
76 Louisville 4-7 -.35 -.17 62 2.45 74 .504 77 5.92 70 .292 59 .735 78 .053 121 .080 105
77 UTSA 6-5 -.36 -.15 58 2.23 55 .479 67 6.06 78 .290 58 .685 47 .056 119 .137 41
78 South Alabama 4-7 -.36 -.42 85 2.48 78 .557 105 6.57 101 .307 73 .737 82 .079 102 .114 62
79 Fresno State 3-3 -.36 -.21 67 2.41 70 .470 58 6.16 84 .304 71 .652 28 .232 1 .130 46
80 Wake Forest 3-5 -.36 -.55 95 2.78 97 .512 82 6.27 88 .344 93 .708 63 .135 40 .104 74
81 SMU 6-3 -.40 -.21 66 2.37 68 .447 43 5.63 52 .309 75 .627 15 .191 4 .136 42
82 Kansas State 4-6 -.40 -.63 96 2.60 87 .528 89 6.32 90 .339 92 .732 74 .089 90 .080 103
83 Navy 3-7 -.41 -.45 88 2.72 92 .543 101 6.18 85 .310 77 .810 122 .090 87 .080 104
84 Memphis 7-3 -.42 -.24 70 2.34 63 .531 92 5.93 72 .293 60 .767 104 .103 72 .164 19
85 Eastern Michigan 2-4 -.43 -.83 104 3.04 108 .599 117 6.33 91 .382 104 .809 120 .029 127 .147 32
86 Boston College 6-5 -.44 -.41 84 2.57 85 .533 94 6.35 93 .325 89 .752 91 .077 103 .171 14
87 Ohio 2-1 -.45 .61 14 1.52 12 .455 46 5.57 45 .182 12 .727 70 .091 85 .152 24
88 Georgia Tech 3-7 -.46 -.40 80 2.75 93 .516 85 5.96 73 .339 91 .771 107 .136 39 .144 34
89 North Carolina 7-4 -.47 -.45 90 2.53 81 .488 71 6.31 89 .315 82 .693 51 .071 105 .063 116
90 Purdue 2-4 -.47 -.37 77 2.58 86 .506 79 5.59 49 .318 84 .712 64 .136 38 .106 72
91 UCF 6-4 -.50 -.32 74 2.36 66 .512 83 6.39 95 .317 83 .748 90 .130 46 .163 20
92 New Mexico 2-5 -.52 -.46 91 2.68 91 .540 96 7.10 121 .325 88 .727 71 .091 86 .169 15
93 Colorado State 1-3 -.54 -.24 69 2.48 76 .441 41 4.92 11 .295 63 .705 60 .159 18 .068 112
94 Kansas 0-9 -.54 -.87 108 3.18 114 .584 111 6.64 106 .392 108 .742 85 .031 126 .082 100
95 Maryland 2-3 -.58 -.41 82 2.52 79 .474 63 5.36 25 .310 78 .690 49 .155 22 .052 122
96 Duke 2-9 -.60 -.55 94 2.77 95 .489 72 6.54 98 .381 103 .701 56 .127 51 .127 52
97 Louisiana Tech 4-5 -.62 -.53 92 2.90 99 .530 91 6.04 76 .371 98 .784 111 .103 74 .103 76
98 Minnesota 3-4 -.77 -.73 100 2.75 94 .550 102 6.55 99 .362 97 .797 115 .058 118 .101 78
99 Arkansas State 3-7 -.77 -.86 107 2.99 104 .581 110 6.77 114 .392 107 .767 103 .108 66 .083 95
100 Arizona 0-5 -.78 -1.17 119 3.36 121 .636 123 7.02 118 .434 118 .849 127 .038 124 .057 119
101 Temple 1-6 -.81 -.75 101 3.03 106 .540 97 6.70 110 .392 109 .734 77 .101 75 .139 37
102 Oregon State 2-5 -.83 -.90 111 3.05 109 .594 112 6.56 100 .378 101 .743 86 .081 98 .081 102
103 Illinois 2-6 -.89 -.77 102 2.91 101 .552 104 6.69 109 .383 105 .827 125 .049 122 .173 13
104 Missouri 5-5 -.90 -.86 106 2.94 102 .528 90 6.39 96 .385 106 .760 99 .067 108 .077 107
105 Florida International 0-4 -.90 -.37 78 2.45 72 .466 54 6.15 83 .298 66 .638 21 .064 113 .064 115
106 Texas State 2-10 -.92 -1.05 113 3.21 116 .599 116 6.50 97 .406 112 .789 112 .060 116 .098 81
107 Western Michigan 4-2 -.93 -.78 103 2.97 103 .502 76 5.80 62 .362 96 .739 84 .116 56 .014 127
108 Florida State 2-6 -.96 -1.08 114 3.15 113 .596 115 6.75 113 .425 116 .759 97 .069 106 .103 75
109 South Carolina 2-8 -.96 -.99 112 3.11 111 .596 113 6.81 115 .404 111 .798 117 .061 115 .091 90
110 South Florida 0-8 -1.03 -1.09 116 3.31 119 .601 119 6.63 105 .438 120 .764 100 .090 89 .112 65
111 Middle Tennessee 3-6 -1.10 -.67 99 2.90 100 .538 95 6.34 92 .373 99 .745 87 .069 107 .118 57
112 Stanford 4-2 -1.10 -1.13 117 3.00 105 .602 120 6.74 112 .393 110 .770 105 .115 59 .098 80
113 Southern Mississippi 2-7 -1.11 -.64 97 2.84 98 .552 103 6.10 81 .375 100 .771 106 .094 81 .083 97
114 Charlotte 2-4 -1.18 -.53 93 2.66 90 .541 98 6.63 104 .355 94 .758 95 .065 112 .129 48
115 Michigan 2-4 -1.19 -.90 110 3.03 107 .542 100 5.92 71 .379 102 .758 94 .076 104 .030 124
116 UTEP 1-5 -1.19 -.84 105 3.08 110 .517 86 6.39 94 .415 114 .662 35 .108 67 .062 117
117 Washington State 1-3 -1.20 -1.08 115 3.27 118 .579 109 7.02 119 .444 122 .756 93 .089 92 .133 44
118 Ole Miss 5-5 -1.21 -1.16 118 3.20 115 .601 118 6.81 116 .414 113 .793 114 .054 120 .090 92
119 UL Monroe 0-10 -1.26 -1.28 123 3.46 124 .639 124 7.10 122 .458 124 .823 123 .083 95 .083 98
120 Vanderbilt 0-9 -1.29 -1.22 121 3.43 122 .615 121 7.13 123 .442 121 .791 113 .093 84 .105 73
121 Kent State 3-1 -1.30 -.89 109 3.12 112 .560 106 6.67 107 .429 117 .810 121 .119 55 .095 86
122 Bowling Green 0-5 -1.32 -1.63 125 3.87 127 .643 125 6.69 108 .533 127 .733 75 .067 109 .022 126
123 UNLV 0-6 -1.34 -1.24 122 3.45 123 .622 122 7.16 124 .422 115 .781 110 .094 82 .047 123
124 Akron 1-5 -1.38 -1.76 127 3.78 125 .692 127 7.94 127 .510 125 .824 124 .059 117 .059 118
125 Utah State 1-5 -1.38 -1.42 124 3.26 117 .596 114 6.90 117 .435 119 .758 96 .129 48 .065 114
126 North Texas 3-6 -1.61 -1.20 120 3.35 120 .578 108 7.05 120 .457 123 .800 118 .067 110 .076 108
127 Massachusetts 0-4 -1.89 -1.65 126 3.84 126 .660 126 7.54 126 .514 126 .838 126 .081 100 .054 121