2021 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 Georgia 11-0 1.97 1.76 1 .36 1 .231 1 3.41 1 .031 1 .092 1 .480 1 .204 5 .122 50
2 Oklahoma State 10-1 1.31 1.05 3 1.09 2 .295 2 4.60 6 .124 2 .186 2 .519 2 .155 24 .085 99
3 Wisconsin 8-4 1.26 1.02 5 1.28 6 .306 3 4.39 4 .148 10 .230 6 .541 3 .262 1 .148 24
4 Iowa 10-2 1.09 1.03 4 1.31 8 .311 4 4.30 3 .147 9 .227 5 .547 4 .167 20 .167 8
5 Clemson 8-3 1.04 .97 6 1.14 3 .337 6 4.46 5 .132 3 .240 8 .581 8 .186 11 .124 49
6 Texas A&M 7-4 .94 .69 11 1.28 6 .391 18 4.95 12 .139 6 .254 9 .713 64 .115 62 .082 104
7 Alabama 10-1 .93 .60 14 1.68 19 .358 8 4.87 11 .198 18 .276 13 .552 5 .216 3 .121 52
8 Penn State 6-5 .92 .77 8 1.32 9 .396 19 4.84 10 .137 4 .260 12 .634 19 .099 82 .130 41
9 Cincinnati 11-0 .92 1.09 2 1.21 5 .338 7 4.21 2 .142 7 .225 4 .592 11 .175 13 .183 3
10 Notre Dame 11-1 .88 .68 13 1.46 10 .379 15 5.11 21 .157 11 .286 15 .600 14 .171 16 .150 19
11 San Diego State 10-1 .76 .94 7 1.20 4 .327 5 4.63 7 .138 5 .217 3 .601 15 .152 25 .130 40
12 NC State 8-3 .74 .50 19 1.62 17 .377 14 5.30 31 .195 17 .286 15 .579 7 .143 37 .105 70
13 Michigan 11-1 .73 .59 16 1.50 11 .373 13 4.75 8 .171 13 .276 14 .618 16 .187 10 .106 68
14 Nebraska 2-9 .65 .22 40 1.87 30 .471 69 5.50 49 .210 22 .319 38 .723 75 .092 90 .084 102
15 Florida 5-6 .58 .28 30 1.84 26 .422 30 5.50 48 .217 26 .313 31 .661 28 .139 41 .087 96
16 Arkansas 7-4 .56 .19 45 1.96 39 .439 43 5.63 56 .230 30 .287 17 .705 57 .098 86 .098 80
17 Auburn 5-6 .55 .10 51 1.98 43 .462 60 5.56 51 .230 30 .344 54 .713 64 .123 54 .074 116
18 Appalachian State 9-2 .52 .72 10 1.51 12 .373 12 5.00 16 .168 12 .311 28 .597 12 .202 7 .143 26
19 Minnesota 8-4 .51 .59 15 1.55 14 .361 10 5.04 20 .186 15 .254 10 .585 9 .203 6 .119 55
20 Baylor 9-2 .50 .26 33 1.80 22 .447 48 5.64 59 .204 20 .345 57 .717 67 .124 52 .150 17
21 Washington State 6-5 .49 .20 43 2.02 45 .473 70 5.65 62 .248 48 .372 73 .752 102 .142 39 .212 1
22 Mississippi State 6-5 .48 .10 50 2.12 61 .441 44 5.65 61 .254 54 .289 19 .693 49 .140 40 .132 33
23 Boise State 7-5 .47 .52 18 1.60 16 .415 28 5.46 46 .182 14 .328 45 .672 32 .139 42 .153 14
24 Iowa State 6-5 .46 .31 27 1.85 27 .399 20 5.27 29 .239 43 .316 35 .598 13 .171 17 .103 75
25 Kansas State 6-5 .46 .19 44 1.97 40 .464 62 5.24 26 .212 24 .327 41 .721 73 .125 50 .096 83
26 Purdue 8-4 .45 .25 35 1.91 36 .430 36 5.60 55 .232 33 .312 30 .656 26 .168 19 .096 84
27 Arizona State 7-4 .44 .25 37 1.97 42 .432 39 5.21 25 .233 34 .310 27 .664 29 .138 43 .129 43
28 Pittsburgh 9-2 .44 .36 23 1.85 29 .386 17 5.40 39 .237 39 .290 20 .588 10 .198 8 .107 66
29 Houston 10-1 .44 .68 12 1.54 13 .358 9 5.02 19 .190 16 .294 21 .643 22 .119 58 .151 16
30 Washington 4-7 .44 .26 32 2.00 44 .428 33 4.96 13 .222 29 .316 35 .675 35 .111 67 .111 58
31 Utah 8-3 .41 .24 39 1.82 24 .403 23 4.96 14 .216 25 .315 33 .676 36 .144 36 .081 106
32 Toledo 6-5 .40 .76 9 1.55 15 .385 16 5.00 17 .144 8 .235 7 .689 44 .129 48 .076 112
33 LSU 5-6 .39 -.13 78 2.25 73 .450 52 5.71 68 .294 83 .349 61 .675 34 .143 37 .095 85
34 Illinois 5-7 .38 .22 42 1.85 27 .444 46 5.37 35 .208 21 .315 34 .708 60 .092 91 .131 37
35 Ole Miss 9-2 .36 -.07 72 2.13 62 .509 90 5.65 63 .263 61 .424 94 .763 107 .093 89 .127 45
36 Fresno State 8-3 .35 .56 17 1.68 20 .403 21 5.63 58 .202 19 .295 22 .690 46 .116 61 .155 13
37 Kentucky 8-3 .34 .22 41 1.92 37 .420 29 5.43 42 .234 36 .299 24 .720 72 .103 76 .084 101
38 South Carolina 5-6 .33 .09 54 2.17 65 .453 53 5.93 82 .252 50 .353 64 .714 66 .101 78 .151 15
39 Ohio State 10-2 .33 .16 47 1.81 23 .411 26 5.34 32 .237 42 .288 18 .729 79 .136 45 .127 45
40 Florida State 5-6 .26 .08 55 2.15 64 .454 54 5.45 45 .275 67 .321 39 .672 33 .145 35 .130 41
41 California 3-7 .26 .12 48 2.06 52 .458 57 5.44 44 .248 46 .305 25 .752 103 .105 73 .143 26
42 West Virginia 5-6 .26 -.04 68 2.24 70 .501 88 5.89 76 .259 57 .388 81 .733 82 .078 106 .078 109
43 UCF 7-4 .24 .29 28 1.89 33 .428 34 5.17 24 .234 37 .331 46 .653 25 .137 44 .137 29
44 Tulsa 6-5 .22 .10 52 2.06 54 .450 50 5.66 64 .256 55 .328 44 .680 39 .088 94 .120 54
45 Marshall 6-5 .21 .43 20 1.68 18 .430 35 4.97 15 .211 23 .258 11 .688 42 .117 59 .109 60
46 Oregon 9-2 .19 -.06 71 2.22 67 .482 75 5.26 28 .287 78 .400 86 .739 95 .113 65 .148 22
47 Air Force 8-3 .19 .33 26 1.87 31 .365 11 4.83 9 .248 46 .305 25 .552 6 .219 2 .105 72
48 Miami 6-5 .12 -.20 84 2.34 79 .466 63 5.89 77 .278 71 .391 83 .699 52 .135 46 .068 122
49 Michigan State 9-2 .10 -.17 80 2.23 69 .530 98 5.96 83 .254 53 .437 98 .802 121 .048 125 .127 48
50 San Jose State 4-7 .09 .25 38 2.02 46 .454 56 5.47 47 .220 28 .333 48 .735 86 .061 120 .091 90
51 Nevada 7-4 .08 .33 25 1.90 35 .427 32 5.43 43 .237 40 .296 23 .733 84 .104 74 .170 7
52 Rutgers 4-7 .05 -.02 65 2.03 47 .432 38 6.16 95 .276 69 .341 50 .634 20 .146 31 .106 68
53 Liberty 6-5 .04 .28 29 1.89 34 .409 25 5.02 18 .239 43 .316 35 .641 21 .145 33 .068 120
54 Georgia State 7-5 .04 .08 56 2.04 48 .490 83 5.71 66 .246 45 .331 47 .754 105 .077 107 .131 37
55 Boston College 5-6 .04 .07 58 2.11 60 .466 64 5.85 73 .252 52 .351 63 .676 36 .099 85 .099 79
56 Army 7-3 .00 -.01 63 2.22 67 .475 71 6.05 88 .293 82 .359 67 .750 100 .109 70 .141 28
57 UTSA 10-1 -.01 .33 24 1.88 32 .412 27 5.34 33 .233 35 .350 62 .650 23 .175 13 .133 31
58 Virginia Tech 5-6 -.01 -.05 69 2.09 58 .463 61 5.84 70 .271 66 .364 71 .703 56 .110 69 .110 59
59 Wake Forest 9-2 -.01 -.12 76 2.31 78 .469 66 6.16 96 .288 79 .386 80 .742 97 .152 26 .174 6
60 Colorado State 3-8 -.02 .26 34 1.94 38 .404 24 5.59 52 .237 40 .311 29 .719 69 .104 74 .089 92
61 East Carolina 6-5 -.03 .08 57 2.05 50 .460 59 6.20 100 .264 62 .376 75 .736 88 .120 57 .160 9
62 Texas 5-7 -.03 -.33 90 2.58 96 .501 87 6.18 99 .301 88 .398 85 .737 91 .075 108 .098 81
63 Oklahoma 9-2 -.03 -.28 87 2.39 82 .522 95 5.84 71 .313 91 .452 103 .730 80 .087 97 .157 11
64 Colorado 3-8 -.03 -.39 92 2.47 87 .529 97 6.16 97 .305 89 .415 90 .737 92 .068 114 .102 77
65 Louisiana 10-1 -.05 .36 22 1.72 21 .438 42 5.15 23 .217 26 .313 31 .730 80 .130 47 .148 22
66 Middle Tennessee 5-6 -.06 .27 31 2.08 56 .431 37 5.41 40 .262 59 .323 40 .677 38 .185 12 .192 2
67 UCLA 8-4 -.07 -.10 73 2.35 81 .483 77 5.67 65 .285 75 .346 58 .738 94 .100 81 .131 37
68 Syracuse 4-7 -.07 -.12 75 2.31 77 .469 68 5.42 41 .276 68 .388 81 .690 45 .112 66 .034 129
69 Louisville 5-6 -.09 -.32 89 2.48 88 .496 86 6.00 85 .298 86 .403 87 .685 41 .145 34 .073 118
70 Southern Mississippi 2-9 -.10 .25 36 2.04 49 .442 45 6.09 90 .248 49 .347 59 .628 17 .190 9 .157 10
71 UAB 7-4 -.13 .03 61 2.14 63 .426 31 5.35 34 .284 74 .345 56 .629 18 .216 3 .121 52
72 Tennessee 6-5 -.14 -.41 93 2.50 91 .487 81 5.37 36 .325 96 .393 84 .692 48 .171 17 .068 120
73 Indiana 1-10 -.15 -.55 103 2.83 106 .493 84 5.77 69 .357 106 .417 91 .713 63 .122 55 .052 126
74 UTEP 6-5 -.15 .40 21 1.84 25 .403 22 5.13 22 .230 32 .341 49 .659 27 .175 15 .095 85
75 BYU 9-2 -.17 -.39 91 2.48 89 .535 99 6.01 86 .288 80 .441 100 .775 113 .018 130 .135 30
76 Old Dominion 5-6 -.17 -.02 66 2.24 71 .484 79 5.63 57 .281 72 .375 74 .703 55 .117 59 .109 60
77 Utah State 8-3 -.19 .04 60 2.06 51 .468 65 6.06 89 .236 38 .366 72 .707 59 .146 31 .122 51
78 Florida Atlantic 4-7 -.21 -.02 67 2.10 59 .477 72 5.71 67 .264 63 .355 66 .719 70 .099 83 .149 20
79 Miami (OH) 5-6 -.23 .01 62 2.08 57 .459 58 5.85 72 .267 64 .342 51 .733 84 .150 27 .100 78
80 North Texas 5-6 -.25 -.06 70 2.25 72 .446 47 5.87 75 .287 77 .344 54 .680 40 .148 29 .082 104
81 North Carolina 5-6 -.26 -.46 97 2.69 100 .516 93 6.30 103 .336 100 .430 95 .711 61 .148 28 .109 60
82 Western Kentucky 7-4 -.27 -.01 64 2.25 74 .482 76 5.60 54 .277 70 .361 68 .689 43 .101 78 .176 4
83 Wyoming 5-6 -.27 .10 49 2.08 55 .454 55 5.28 30 .252 50 .328 42 .706 58 .067 116 .084 102
84 South Alabama 4-7 -.27 .18 46 2.06 53 .450 51 5.51 50 .258 56 .342 51 .692 47 .158 22 .175 5
85 Navy 3-8 -.28 -.44 95 2.68 98 .521 94 6.12 93 .349 104 .481 112 .698 51 .113 64 .113 57
86 Bowling Green 3-8 -.28 -.11 74 2.45 86 .449 49 5.38 38 .318 93 .349 60 .651 24 .147 30 .109 63
87 Ball State 5-6 -.30 -.19 82 2.29 75 .513 92 5.60 53 .270 65 .417 91 .800 120 .070 111 .157 11
88 Louisiana Tech 2-9 -.32 -.16 79 2.52 92 .489 82 5.91 79 .326 97 .385 79 .726 78 .096 88 .133 31
89 SMU 7-4 -.32 -.20 83 2.34 80 .469 67 6.00 84 .300 87 .362 69 .669 31 .123 53 .085 100
90 Hawaii 5-7 -.34 -.13 77 2.43 84 .509 89 5.90 78 .297 84 .378 77 .736 90 .088 96 .149 21
91 Troy 4-7 -.34 .07 59 2.19 66 .435 40 5.25 27 .262 60 .328 43 .664 30 .156 23 .131 35
92 Stanford 3-9 -.35 -.74 108 2.76 105 .554 107 6.46 108 .347 102 .475 110 .737 92 .068 114 .076 111
93 Memphis 5-6 -.37 -.32 88 2.55 93 .510 91 5.38 37 .321 94 .412 89 .740 96 .092 92 .092 89
94 Western Michigan 6-5 -.39 -.20 85 2.39 83 .478 73 6.36 105 .289 81 .377 76 .693 49 .167 20 .088 95
95 Oregon State 6-5 -.40 -.48 99 2.69 101 .560 111 6.11 92 .327 98 .460 104 .779 115 .062 119 .106 67
96 Central Michigan 7-4 -.41 -.21 86 2.31 76 .485 80 5.93 81 .283 73 .362 70 .724 77 .110 68 .094 87
97 New Mexico 2-9 -.41 -.19 81 2.50 90 .481 74 6.02 87 .286 76 .353 64 .723 75 .101 78 .076 113
98 Arizona 1-10 -.44 -.69 105 2.68 99 .483 78 6.48 109 .342 101 .404 88 .702 53 .105 72 .026 130
99 Coastal Carolina 9-2 -.44 .09 53 1.97 41 .438 41 5.64 60 .261 58 .342 53 .712 62 .126 49 .081 106
100 Tulane 1-10 -.48 -.71 107 2.98 113 .556 109 6.11 91 .384 112 .432 96 .736 88 .088 94 .104 74
101 Northwestern 2-9 -.53 -.45 96 2.59 97 .539 100 6.33 104 .310 90 .466 105 .802 123 .052 124 .078 109
102 Georgia Southern 2-9 -.57 -.48 101 2.55 95 .494 85 6.58 110 .322 95 .380 78 .702 54 .124 51 .050 128
103 UL Monroe 3-8 -.59 -.52 102 2.73 102 .528 96 6.39 106 .355 105 .435 97 .718 68 .097 87 .089 93
104 UNLV 2-9 -.62 -.47 98 2.75 104 .551 105 6.17 98 .348 103 .438 99 .777 114 .107 71 .107 64
105 USC 4-7 -.63 -.84 114 2.91 109 .556 108 6.97 119 .398 118 .451 102 .770 109 .053 123 .150 17
106 Maryland 5-6 -.63 -.71 106 2.87 108 .564 113 6.43 107 .361 107 .479 111 .773 111 .084 101 .067 123
107 Vanderbilt 2-9 -.69 -.82 111 3.07 118 .588 120 6.88 117 .393 116 .513 118 .786 117 .043 128 .128 44
108 Virginia 5-6 -.72 -.99 119 2.99 114 .581 117 7.15 121 .379 110 .524 122 .758 106 .065 118 .089 93
109 Texas Tech 5-6 -.74 -.88 115 3.04 116 .550 104 6.29 102 .390 115 .467 107 .752 103 .114 63 .105 72
110 Missouri 5-6 -.74 -.84 113 3.05 117 .550 102 6.64 112 .397 117 .496 115 .719 70 .099 83 .116 56
111 Georgia Tech 2-9 -.78 -.91 116 2.93 110 .585 119 7.00 120 .371 108 .474 109 .733 82 .069 113 .086 98
112 Rice 3-8 -.80 -.74 109 2.95 111 .553 106 6.92 118 .390 114 .492 114 .746 99 .085 100 .127 45
113 Texas State 4-7 -.81 -.48 100 2.55 94 .541 101 5.86 74 .317 92 .423 93 .772 110 .081 103 .073 117
114 Eastern Michigan 6-5 -.84 -.41 94 2.43 85 .560 110 6.14 94 .298 85 .447 101 .833 127 .044 126 .105 70
115 Duke 2-9 -.88 -1.03 121 3.13 120 .594 122 7.58 127 .387 113 .508 117 .774 112 .089 93 .097 82
116 Ohio 3-8 -1.05 -.69 104 2.75 103 .574 116 6.22 101 .330 99 .487 113 .783 116 .043 127 .070 119
117 TCU 4-7 -1.07 -1.33 127 3.34 125 .625 124 7.59 128 .443 126 .530 124 .765 108 .070 111 .087 96
118 Northern Illinois 7-4 -1.07 -.83 112 2.96 112 .573 115 6.82 115 .380 111 .471 108 .802 122 .066 117 .058 125
119 Buffalo 3-8 -1.08 -.76 110 2.83 107 .564 114 6.68 114 .372 109 .496 115 .793 118 .083 102 .074 115
120 South Florida 1-10 -1.11 -1.21 124 3.28 121 .635 127 7.45 124 .439 124 .544 125 .833 127 .070 110 .132 33
121 Temple 2-9 -1.16 -.94 117 3.41 127 .561 112 5.92 80 .443 125 .547 127 .745 98 .085 99 .094 88
122 Arkansas State 1-10 -1.24 -.99 120 3.02 115 .550 103 7.49 126 .406 120 .466 106 .722 74 .120 56 .090 91
123 Kent State 6-5 -1.29 -.96 118 3.11 119 .627 125 6.59 111 .398 119 .545 126 .829 125 .081 103 .146 25
124 Connecticut 0-10 -1.39 -1.11 122 3.34 126 .590 121 6.68 113 .425 121 .519 121 .736 87 .057 122 .075 114
125 New Mexico State 1-10 -1.46 -1.14 123 3.30 123 .600 123 8.19 130 .436 123 .513 118 .795 119 .103 77 .103 75
126 Florida International 0-11 -1.59 -1.22 125 3.32 124 .582 118 6.86 116 .433 122 .517 120 .750 100 .058 121 .050 127
127 Kansas 1-10 -1.62 -1.84 130 4.12 130 .678 129 7.47 125 .561 130 .626 130 .832 126 .075 109 .131 36
128 Charlotte 4-7 -1.78 -1.28 126 3.29 122 .633 126 7.45 123 .446 127 .527 123 .804 124 .080 105 .107 64
129 Massachusetts 1-9 -1.78 -1.68 128 3.85 128 .663 128 7.79 129 .516 129 .581 129 .860 130 .086 98 .065 124
130 Akron 1-10 -1.90 -1.70 129 3.85 129 .684 130 7.16 122 .505 128 .574 128 .851 129 .030 129 .079 108