2020 COLLEGE FOOTBALL DEFENSIVE FEI RATINGS

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Rk Team Rec DFEI DDE Rk DPD Rk DAY Rk DPP Rk DTD Rk DVD Rk DFD Rk DBD Rk DTO Rk
1 Northwestern 7-2 1.14 1.11 1 1.17 1 .368 10 4.64 4 .104 1 .208 1 .642 22 .066 110 .160 22
2 Cincinnati 8-1 1.02 .97 2 1.25 4 .362 4 4.86 7 .132 3 .255 10 .670 42 .160 13 .160 21
3 Clemson 9-2 1.02 .86 6 1.47 10 .363 7 5.32 23 .177 11 .290 23 .589 5 .161 12 .177 10
4 Wisconsin 4-3 .95 .83 7 1.35 6 .363 6 5.47 35 .163 7 .225 3 .613 10 .125 52 .125 54
5 Indiana 6-2 .87 .66 13 1.48 11 .406 23 5.46 31 .191 16 .298 27 .638 20 .160 16 .202 4
6 San Diego State 4-4 .84 .70 10 1.45 8 .330 2 4.39 3 .161 6 .215 2 .538 1 .161 11 .097 82
7 Oklahoma 8-2 .82 .50 19 1.75 28 .394 18 5.42 29 .215 30 .298 26 .653 29 .157 20 .149 29
8 Iowa 6-2 .79 .95 3 1.24 3 .328 1 4.28 1 .163 8 .250 7 .609 9 .152 24 .174 12
9 BYU 10-1 .76 .87 5 1.26 5 .365 9 4.39 2 .150 5 .250 6 .660 34 .140 32 .110 69
10 Tulsa 6-3 .73 .76 8 1.59 18 .386 15 4.67 5 .171 9 .297 25 .622 14 .135 41 .126 53
11 Wyoming 2-4 .67 .67 12 1.60 19 .382 13 4.93 12 .200 22 .257 11 .600 7 .086 93 .129 50
12 Georgia 8-2 .66 .47 24 1.71 26 .363 5 4.97 13 .206 27 .262 13 .617 12 .150 27 .112 66
13 Utah 3-2 .66 .49 21 1.95 36 .406 22 5.70 57 .238 34 .317 32 .619 13 .143 30 .190 6
14 Oklahoma State 8-3 .65 .46 25 1.63 23 .370 11 5.35 24 .203 25 .280 17 .615 11 .133 44 .112 67
15 Iowa State 9-3 .65 .45 26 1.62 22 .417 33 5.39 27 .194 18 .295 24 .674 43 .109 65 .116 59
16 Coastal Carolina 10-1 .65 .44 27 1.84 32 .441 40 5.64 54 .212 28 .327 34 .690 50 .106 69 .212 3
17 West Virginia 5-4 .57 .57 17 1.62 21 .364 8 4.72 6 .202 24 .253 8 .646 26 .152 26 .121 56
18 Appalachian State 8-3 .56 .50 20 1.57 15 .403 21 5.14 16 .191 15 .287 21 .652 27 .148 29 .165 18
19 TCU 6-4 .54 .49 22 1.65 24 .353 3 5.46 34 .202 23 .287 19 .574 2 .217 2 .093 87
20 San Jose State 7-1 .51 .42 28 1.58 16 .414 31 5.08 15 .193 17 .341 41 .705 59 .091 85 .114 63
21 Alabama 13-0 .50 .27 35 1.82 30 .412 27 5.38 26 .214 29 .325 33 .667 39 .127 50 .111 68
22 Rice 2-3 .47 .67 11 1.61 20 .411 25 5.57 46 .185 14 .278 15 .722 67 .148 28 .148 30
23 Ball State 7-1 .44 .06 47 2.06 40 .500 75 6.09 80 .266 45 .372 60 .713 65 .160 17 .138 39
24 Notre Dame 10-2 .44 .41 29 1.73 27 .412 26 5.58 47 .197 20 .287 20 .664 37 .115 58 .139 36
25 Georgia Southern 7-5 .44 .64 15 1.69 25 .403 20 5.17 20 .197 21 .303 29 .636 19 .114 61 .174 11
26 Central Michigan 3-3 .43 .06 45 2.16 50 .447 44 6.07 79 .280 53 .360 46 .680 44 .160 14 .187 7
27 Buffalo 6-1 .42 .48 23 1.52 13 .406 24 5.28 22 .183 13 .268 14 .606 8 .211 3 .113 64
28 Marshall 6-3 .39 .89 4 1.17 2 .386 16 4.91 10 .126 2 .253 9 .667 38 .103 71 .149 26
29 Army 6-3 .39 .61 16 1.46 9 .381 12 5.16 17 .195 19 .287 22 .586 4 .138 35 .149 25
30 Louisiana 10-1 .36 .27 34 1.89 33 .455 45 5.17 19 .235 33 .328 35 .748 89 .101 76 .185 8
31 California 1-3 .32 -.06 56 2.30 60 .458 49 5.59 48 .304 69 .370 56 .739 82 .043 123 .109 70
32 USC 5-1 .31 .38 31 2.03 39 .426 36 5.83 64 .243 35 .329 36 .700 54 .114 60 .200 5
33 Troy 4-6 .30 .04 48 2.08 41 .471 61 5.56 44 .252 38 .359 45 .728 72 .107 68 .117 58
34 Texas A&M 9-1 .29 .22 36 1.81 29 .413 29 5.54 43 .229 32 .281 18 .646 25 .104 70 .125 55
35 Baylor 2-7 .27 .07 44 2.24 58 .430 37 5.64 53 .280 54 .364 52 .636 18 .112 62 .140 35
36 Toledo 4-2 .26 .37 32 1.82 31 .391 17 5.65 56 .222 31 .278 16 .597 6 .083 94 .139 38
37 Arizona State 2-2 .25 .31 33 1.93 34 .471 59 5.51 40 .273 48 .364 50 .705 60 .136 37 .250 1
38 Mississippi State 4-7 .22 .14 40 2.15 48 .468 55 5.42 28 .264 43 .368 54 .736 79 .112 63 .128 51
39 Air Force 3-3 .22 .39 30 1.55 14 .446 42 4.99 14 .204 26 .245 5 .755 92 .082 97 .102 77
40 Texas 7-3 .21 .10 43 2.16 49 .457 48 5.71 58 .256 42 .380 64 .667 41 .140 33 .132 45
41 Pittsburgh 5-5 .20 .13 41 2.13 43 .413 28 5.51 39 .275 50 .342 42 .642 23 .183 5 .133 43
42 UAB 5-3 .17 .56 18 1.58 17 .386 14 5.17 18 .176 10 .231 4 .659 32 .110 64 .088 93
43 Florida Atlantic 5-4 .16 .73 9 1.39 7 .401 19 4.89 8 .144 4 .258 12 .660 33 .134 42 .093 88
44 Penn State 4-5 .14 .19 38 2.15 47 .414 30 5.18 21 .264 44 .330 37 .660 35 .142 31 .075 110
45 Kentucky 5-6 .09 -.04 53 2.21 53 .484 70 5.65 55 .297 65 .378 63 .748 88 .081 99 .180 9
46 Ohio State 7-1 .08 -.02 52 2.10 42 .439 39 6.24 87 .278 52 .367 53 .633 17 .089 91 .156 23
47 Virginia 4-5 .08 -.12 57 2.41 70 .515 84 6.58 102 .269 46 .370 57 .741 84 .083 95 .130 48
48 Boise State 5-2 .02 -.05 55 2.14 44 .423 35 5.46 32 .253 39 .337 40 .578 3 .169 8 .024 125
49 Michigan State 2-5 -.01 -.16 64 2.43 71 .475 64 5.50 38 .310 76 .357 44 .702 57 .119 54 .107 71
50 Georgia State 6-4 -.01 .06 46 2.15 45 .436 38 5.88 65 .290 57 .363 49 .645 24 .169 7 .145 33
51 Colorado 4-2 -.04 .03 49 2.23 56 .465 51 6.60 103 .253 40 .316 31 .658 31 .152 25 .076 109
52 Houston 3-5 -.05 -.29 73 2.32 61 .465 52 6.03 75 .293 61 .391 68 .696 52 .163 10 .054 120
53 Texas Tech 3-6 -.06 -.23 69 2.57 84 .480 68 5.52 42 .310 80 .397 72 .681 45 .121 53 .069 111
54 Rutgers 3-6 -.07 -.14 61 2.46 75 .495 73 5.90 66 .307 71 .404 77 .737 80 .096 79 .149 28
55 Florida 8-4 -.07 -.26 72 2.33 62 .478 66 5.91 67 .295 62 .372 59 .682 46 .093 83 .101 79
56 LSU 5-5 -.08 -.36 80 2.52 80 .505 78 7.49 125 .322 86 .413 81 .686 48 .157 21 .165 17
57 Miami (OH) 2-1 -.08 -.37 82 2.20 52 .467 54 6.12 82 .300 68 .300 28 .767 102 .133 43 .067 113
58 Hawaii 5-4 -.10 .01 50 2.17 51 .477 65 5.72 59 .275 49 .343 43 .775 109 .098 77 .147 31
59 Miami 8-3 -.11 -.18 66 2.21 54 .473 62 5.92 68 .272 47 .376 62 .704 58 .160 15 .096 84
60 UCLA 3-4 -.12 -.12 58 2.37 66 .484 69 5.45 30 .310 79 .391 67 .805 119 .034 125 .115 61
61 Nebraska 3-5 -.13 -.26 71 2.55 81 .524 88 5.61 51 .286 55 .393 70 .798 116 .095 80 .083 96
62 Northern Illinois 0-6 -.13 -.67 99 2.77 96 .574 107 6.72 111 .355 95 .468 110 .726 69 .097 78 .097 83
63 East Carolina 3-6 -.13 -.04 54 2.38 68 .470 58 6.05 77 .307 72 .368 55 .702 56 .132 45 .149 27
64 NC State 8-4 -.13 .00 51 2.15 46 .471 60 5.52 41 .250 37 .371 58 .707 62 .157 19 .086 94
65 Washington 3-1 -.14 .18 39 2.00 38 .418 34 4.90 9 .278 51 .361 47 .694 51 .167 9 .222 2
66 Tennessee 3-7 -.15 -.31 75 2.48 77 .513 83 5.92 69 .286 56 .408 78 .765 101 .153 23 .082 100
67 Arkansas 3-7 -.15 -.40 85 2.63 89 .541 99 5.73 60 .322 85 .426 86 .774 108 .061 114 .130 47
68 Nevada 7-2 -.17 .10 42 1.98 37 .463 50 5.50 37 .245 36 .337 39 .724 68 .102 74 .082 101
69 Virginia Tech 5-6 -.18 -.35 78 2.56 83 .495 74 6.02 74 .323 87 .387 66 .653 30 .137 36 .137 40
70 Oregon 4-3 -.20 -.36 79 2.45 73 .509 80 5.47 36 .308 74 .397 73 .731 73 .115 57 .077 106
71 Syracuse 1-10 -.24 -.41 87 2.61 88 .532 93 6.21 86 .326 90 .455 101 .735 78 .129 49 .167 16
72 Liberty 8-1 -.27 .22 37 1.94 35 .416 32 5.60 50 .255 41 .309 30 .628 16 .170 6 .096 85
73 Western Kentucky 4-7 -.27 -.14 59 2.27 59 .456 47 5.46 33 .296 64 .361 48 .713 66 .130 47 .093 89
74 Tulane 6-6 -.32 -.15 63 2.24 57 .469 56 5.81 63 .299 67 .375 61 .667 40 .139 34 .090 91
75 Auburn 6-5 -.33 -.34 77 2.36 64 .524 87 5.77 61 .313 81 .438 92 .759 98 .080 101 .116 60
76 Louisville 4-7 -.35 -.17 65 2.45 74 .504 77 5.92 70 .292 59 .416 83 .735 77 .053 121 .080 105
77 UTSA 6-5 -.36 -.15 62 2.23 55 .479 67 6.06 78 .290 58 .395 71 .685 47 .056 119 .137 41
78 Wake Forest 3-5 -.36 -.52 92 2.78 97 .512 81 6.27 88 .344 93 .427 87 .708 63 .135 40 .104 74
79 South Alabama 4-7 -.36 -.42 88 2.48 78 .557 105 6.57 101 .307 73 .447 95 .737 81 .079 102 .114 62
80 Fresno State 3-3 -.37 -.22 68 2.41 69 .470 57 6.16 84 .304 70 .391 69 .652 28 .232 1 .130 46
81 SMU 6-3 -.39 -.14 60 2.37 67 .447 43 5.63 52 .309 75 .382 65 .627 15 .191 4 .136 42
82 Kansas State 4-6 -.40 -.59 96 2.60 87 .528 89 6.32 89 .339 92 .446 94 .732 74 .089 90 .080 103
83 Navy 3-7 -.41 -.45 89 2.72 92 .543 101 6.18 85 .310 77 .400 75 .810 122 .090 88 .080 104
84 Memphis 7-3 -.41 -.25 70 2.34 63 .531 92 5.93 72 .293 60 .414 82 .767 104 .103 72 .164 19
85 Eastern Michigan 2-4 -.43 -.83 104 3.04 108 .599 117 6.33 91 .382 104 .456 104 .809 120 .029 127 .147 32
86 Boston College 6-5 -.44 -.41 86 2.57 85 .533 94 6.35 93 .325 89 .410 80 .752 91 .077 103 .171 14
87 Ohio 2-1 -.45 .64 14 1.52 12 .455 46 5.57 45 .182 12 .333 38 .727 70 .091 86 .152 24
88 Georgia Tech 3-7 -.46 -.37 81 2.75 93 .516 85 5.96 73 .339 91 .449 96 .771 107 .136 39 .144 34
89 Purdue 2-4 -.47 -.31 74 2.58 86 .506 79 5.59 49 .318 84 .409 79 .712 64 .136 38 .106 72
90 North Carolina 7-4 -.49 -.48 91 2.55 82 .493 72 6.33 90 .317 83 .437 91 .698 53 .063 113 .063 116
91 UCF 6-4 -.50 -.32 76 2.36 65 .512 82 6.39 95 .317 82 .398 74 .748 90 .130 46 .163 20
92 New Mexico 2-5 -.53 -.46 90 2.68 91 .540 96 7.10 121 .325 88 .442 93 .727 71 .091 87 .169 15
93 Colorado State 1-3 -.54 -.18 67 2.48 76 .441 41 4.92 11 .295 63 .364 51 .705 61 .159 18 .068 112
94 Kansas 0-9 -.54 -.87 109 3.18 114 .584 111 6.64 106 .392 108 .454 100 .742 85 .031 126 .082 99
95 Maryland 2-3 -.58 -.38 83 2.52 79 .474 63 5.36 25 .310 78 .431 88 .690 49 .155 22 .052 122
96 Duke 2-9 -.59 -.56 95 2.77 95 .489 71 6.54 98 .381 103 .403 76 .701 55 .127 51 .127 52
97 Louisiana Tech 4-5 -.62 -.52 93 2.90 99 .530 91 6.04 76 .371 98 .433 90 .784 111 .103 73 .103 76
98 Minnesota 3-4 -.77 -.73 101 2.75 94 .550 102 6.55 99 .362 97 .420 84 .797 115 .058 118 .101 78
99 Arkansas State 3-7 -.77 -.86 108 2.99 104 .581 110 6.77 114 .392 107 .458 106 .767 103 .108 66 .083 95
100 Arizona 0-5 -.78 -1.17 119 3.36 121 .636 123 7.02 118 .434 118 .547 124 .849 127 .038 124 .057 119
101 Temple 1-6 -.81 -.71 100 3.03 106 .540 97 6.70 110 .392 109 .456 103 .734 76 .101 75 .139 37
102 Oregon State 2-5 -.83 -.91 111 3.05 109 .594 112 6.56 100 .378 101 .527 119 .743 86 .081 98 .081 102
103 Illinois 2-6 -.89 -.76 102 2.91 101 .552 104 6.69 109 .383 105 .469 111 .827 125 .049 122 .173 13
104 Missouri 5-5 -.90 -.85 106 2.94 102 .528 90 6.39 96 .385 106 .433 89 .760 99 .067 107 .077 107
105 Florida International 0-4 -.90 -.38 84 2.45 72 .466 53 6.15 83 .298 66 .426 85 .638 21 .064 112 .064 115
106 Texas State 2-10 -.92 -1.06 115 3.21 116 .599 116 6.50 97 .406 112 .519 118 .789 112 .060 116 .098 81
107 Western Michigan 4-2 -.93 -.76 103 2.97 103 .502 76 5.80 62 .362 96 .449 97 .739 83 .116 56 .014 127
108 Florida State 2-6 -.95 -1.05 113 3.15 113 .596 115 6.75 113 .425 116 .494 113 .759 97 .069 105 .103 75
109 South Carolina 2-8 -.96 -.99 112 3.11 111 .596 113 6.81 115 .404 111 .545 123 .798 117 .061 115 .091 90
110 South Florida 0-8 -1.03 -1.06 114 3.31 119 .601 119 6.63 105 .438 120 .506 116 .764 100 .090 89 .112 65
111 Middle Tennessee 3-6 -1.10 -.63 97 2.90 100 .538 95 6.34 92 .373 99 .451 98 .745 87 .069 106 .118 57
112 Stanford 4-2 -1.10 -1.13 117 3.00 105 .602 120 6.74 112 .393 110 .541 122 .770 105 .115 59 .098 80
113 Southern Mississippi 2-7 -1.11 -.64 98 2.84 98 .552 103 6.10 81 .375 100 .458 105 .771 106 .094 81 .083 97
114 Charlotte 2-4 -1.18 -.54 94 2.66 90 .541 98 6.63 104 .355 94 .468 109 .758 95 .065 111 .129 49
115 Michigan 2-4 -1.19 -.86 107 3.03 107 .542 100 5.92 71 .379 102 .455 102 .758 94 .076 104 .030 124
116 UTEP 1-5 -1.19 -.84 105 3.08 110 .517 86 6.39 94 .415 114 .462 107 .662 36 .108 67 .062 117
117 Washington State 1-3 -1.20 -1.08 116 3.27 118 .579 109 7.02 119 .444 122 .467 108 .756 93 .089 92 .133 44
118 Ole Miss 5-5 -1.21 -1.17 118 3.20 115 .601 118 6.81 116 .414 113 .486 112 .793 114 .054 120 .090 92
119 UL Monroe 0-10 -1.26 -1.27 123 3.46 124 .639 124 7.10 122 .458 124 .531 120 .823 123 .083 96 .083 98
120 Vanderbilt 0-9 -1.30 -1.22 121 3.43 122 .615 121 7.13 123 .442 121 .500 115 .791 113 .093 84 .105 73
121 Kent State 3-1 -1.30 -.89 110 3.12 112 .560 106 6.67 107 .429 117 .452 99 .810 121 .119 55 .095 86
122 Bowling Green 0-5 -1.31 -1.65 125 3.87 127 .643 125 6.69 108 .533 127 .578 125 .733 75 .067 108 .022 126
123 UNLV 0-6 -1.35 -1.24 122 3.45 123 .622 122 7.16 124 .422 115 .516 117 .781 110 .094 82 .047 123
124 Akron 1-5 -1.38 -1.74 127 3.78 125 .692 127 7.94 127 .510 125 .588 126 .824 124 .059 117 .059 118
125 Utah State 1-5 -1.38 -1.38 124 3.26 117 .596 114 6.90 117 .435 119 .532 121 .758 96 .129 48 .065 114
126 North Texas 3-6 -1.60 -1.20 120 3.35 120 .578 108 7.05 120 .457 123 .495 114 .800 118 .067 109 .076 108
127 Massachusetts 0-4 -1.88 -1.65 126 3.84 126 .660 126 7.54 126 .514 126 .595 127 .838 126 .081 100 .054 121