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2019 COLLEGE FOOTBALL F+ RATINGS

through games of 10/14/19

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
Ohio State Big Ten 54.2% 1 2 1 30.9 1 1.66 2
Alabama SEC 54.0% 2 1 -1 29.8 2 1.68 1
Wisconsin Big Ten 53.0% 3 6 3 26.0 4 1.53 3
Oklahoma Big 12 52.0% 4 3 -1 27.3 3 1.16 5
LSU SEC 51.7% 5 5 0 25.9 5 1.17 4
Clemson ACC 50.5% 6 7 1 23.1 8 1.14 6
Georgia SEC 50.0% 7 4 -3 24.4 7 1.01 7
Penn State Big Ten 49.5% 8 8 0 24.4 6 0.96 9
Missouri SEC 47.3% 9 9 0 19.5 10 0.97 8
Oregon Pac-12 47.1% 10 13 3 20.1 9 0.92 10
Auburn SEC 45.4% 11 11 0 19.1 12 0.84 13
Iowa State Big 12 45.1% 12 15 3 17.6 15 0.89 12
Central Florida AAC 43.8% 13 14 1 15.5 20 0.92 11
Baylor Big 12 43.3% 14 10 -4 17.2 16 0.79 15
Utah Pac-12 43.1% 15 20 5 18.7 14 0.71 17
Texas Big 12 41.6% 16 18 2 15.1 22 0.79 14
Notre Dame Independents 40.8% 17 12 -5 15.1 21 0.74 16
Iowa Big Ten 39.8% 18 16 -2 15.6 19 0.66 19
Florida SEC 38.0% 19 19 0 19.1 11 0.47 26
Washington Pac-12 37.9% 20 21 1 16.5 18 0.54 23
Minnesota Big Ten 37.7% 21 26 5 17.0 17 0.52 25
TCU Big 12 37.0% 22 23 1 13.4 28 0.63 20
Michigan Big Ten 36.4% 23 22 -1 18.8 13 0.42 30
Michigan State Big Ten 35.6% 24 17 -7 14.0 27 0.54 22
Memphis AAC 32.2% 25 24 -1 14.9 24 0.38 34
Oklahoma State Big 12 32.2% 26 25 -1 14.3 26 0.40 31
USC Pac-12 30.0% 27 31 4 12.5 29 0.39 32
SMU AAC 29.8% 28 27 -1 7.1 39 0.67 18
Indiana Big Ten 29.7% 29 33 4 14.8 25 0.30 40
Cincinnati AAC 28.5% 30 29 -1 8.3 36 0.53 24
Texas A&M SEC 28.1% 31 32 1 15.1 23 0.24 43
Arizona State Pac-12 27.8% 32 30 -2 10.6 33 0.39 33
South Carolina SEC 27.8% 33 35 2 11.0 31 0.37 35
Navy AAC 26.2% 34 48 14 6.2 41 0.56 21
Tulane AAC 26.2% 35 41 6 7.7 38 0.47 27
Washington State Pac-12 23.3% 36 34 -2 10.6 32 0.24 44
Boise State Mountain West 22.4% 37 36 -1 6.1 42 0.42 29
Miami-FL ACC 22.3% 38 38 0 11.7 30 0.17 48
Duke ACC 20.6% 39 37 -2 4.9 48 0.42 28
Kansas State Big 12 20.0% 40 39 -1 7.9 37 0.25 42
Texas Tech Big 12 18.2% 41 50 9 10.5 34 0.09 55
Mississippi State SEC 17.5% 42 28 -14 9.5 35 0.11 52
Wake Forest ACC 16.9% 43 43 0 4.6 49 0.31 38
North Carolina ACC 16.2% 44 47 3 3.2 56 0.36 36
California Pac-12 15.9% 45 44 -1 3.3 55 0.34 37
Arizona Pac-12 13.9% 46 40 -6 5.5 45 0.17 47
Air Force Mountain West 13.8% 47 54 7 2.8 59 0.30 39
Appalachian State Sun Belt 13.4% 48 42 -6 3.3 54 0.26 41
Pittsburgh ACC 13.1% 49 49 0 3.5 53 0.24 45
Ole Miss SEC 11.8% 50 46 -4 4.4 50 0.16 49
Temple AAC 9.5% 51 51 0 6.3 40 0.01 63
Virginia ACC 8.7% 52 45 -7 5.5 46 0.02 60
Louisville ACC 7.9% 53 60 7 3.0 57 0.11 53
Florida State ACC 5.9% 54 52 -2 2.8 58 0.06 57
Purdue Big Ten 5.8% 55 73 18 4.3 51 -0.01 64
Northwestern Big Ten 5.0% 56 65 9 2.1 62 0.07 56
NC State ACC 0.6% 57 64 7 3.9 52 -0.14 75
Stanford Pac-12 0.4% 58 68 10 2.0 63 -0.06 68
Nebraska Big Ten 0.4% 59 55 -4 5.9 44 -0.24 85
Kentucky SEC 0.4% 60 67 7 2.2 61 -0.07 69
Colorado Pac-12 0.2% 61 53 -8 1.7 65 -0.05 67
UL-Lafayette Sun Belt 0.0% 62 56 -6 0.0 68 0.02 62
Houston AAC -0.4% 63 61 -2 -0.6 73 0.04 59
Maryland Big Ten -1.2% 64 57 -7 6.0 43 -0.30 89
West Virginia Big 12 -1.5% 65 59 -6 1.9 64 -0.11 72
Utah State Mountain West -1.7% 66 66 0 2.6 60 -0.15 76
San Diego State Mountain West -2.3% 67 62 -5 -3.1 79 0.10 54
Wyoming Mountain West -2.8% 68 80 12 -4.1 80 0.13 50
Western Kentucky Conference USA -3.7% 69 85 16 -5.8 89 0.18 46
Tennessee SEC -4.1% 70 79 9 5.0 47 -0.34 93
Army Independents -4.1% 71 58 -13 -0.1 70 -0.09 70
Florida Atlantic Conference USA -4.4% 72 69 -3 -4.9 83 0.12 51
Tulsa AAC -5.1% 73 63 -10 -2.0 77 -0.03 65
Fresno State Mountain West -6.4% 74 71 -3 -1.5 76 -0.09 71
Syracuse ACC -8.4% 75 77 2 1.7 66 -0.31 90
Louisiana Tech Conference USA -9.3% 76 87 11 -6.6 93 0.05 58
Virginia Tech ACC -9.4% 77 82 5 1.3 67 -0.32 92
Hawaii Mountain West -10.1% 78 75 -3 -5.3 84 -0.03 66
Boston College ACC -10.2% 79 78 -1 0.0 69 -0.28 87
UCLA Pac-12 -10.6% 80 74 -6 -0.4 72 -0.27 86
Western Michigan MAC -12.2% 81 76 -5 -8.0 95 0.02 61
Oregon State Pac-12 -13.6% 82 70 -12 -0.2 71 -0.38 99
Illinois Big Ten -14.1% 83 81 -2 -0.7 74 -0.37 97
Kansas Big 12 -14.8% 84 86 2 -2.0 78 -0.32 91
Florida International Conference USA -14.9% 85 93 8 -6.2 91 -0.13 74
UAB Conference USA -15.1% 86 84 -2 -6.5 92 -0.12 73
Arkansas SEC -15.2% 87 88 1 -1.4 75 -0.37 98
Southern Miss Conference USA -16.3% 88 92 4 -6.0 90 -0.18 77
Arkansas State Sun Belt -17.0% 89 89 0 -5.4 85 -0.23 83
North Texas Conference USA -17.5% 90 72 -18 -5.7 87 -0.23 82
BYU Independents -19.3% 91 90 -1 -4.4 82 -0.35 96
South Florida AAC -20.3% 92 97 5 -4.2 81 -0.39 102
Troy Sun Belt -20.8% 93 91 -2 -9.3 98 -0.18 78
Coastal Carolina Sun Belt -23.2% 94 83 -11 -11.4 102 -0.18 79
Georgia Tech ACC -23.5% 95 99 4 -5.5 86 -0.44 105
Liberty Independents -24.5% 96 96 0 -8.0 96 -0.35 94
UL-Monroe Sun Belt -25.7% 97 101 4 -12.6 106 -0.22 81
Marshall Conference USA -26.0% 98 103 5 -5.7 88 -0.52 109
Buffalo MAC -26.5% 99 100 1 -14.4 113 -0.19 80
Ohio MAC -27.4% 100 95 -5 -10.3 101 -0.35 95
Georgia State Sun Belt -27.8% 101 110 9 -14.1 111 -0.24 84
Vanderbilt SEC -30.1% 102 98 -4 -7.0 94 -0.62 114
Central Michigan MAC -30.2% 103 104 1 -15.0 114 -0.29 88
Toledo MAC -30.6% 104 94 -10 -12.2 103 -0.39 101
Ball State MAC -31.1% 105 107 2 -12.7 107 -0.39 100
Colorado State Mountain West -32.3% 106 109 3 -10.3 100 -0.53 112
Charlotte Conference USA -34.2% 107 102 -5 -13.3 109 -0.48 106
Texas State Sun Belt -34.4% 108 106 -2 -12.5 105 -0.52 111
Kent State MAC -35.0% 109 119 10 -16.2 116 -0.42 103
Miami-OH MAC -35.9% 110 108 -2 -17.1 119 -0.43 104
Northern Illinois MAC -36.0% 111 111 0 -15.1 115 -0.49 108
Eastern Michigan MAC -37.3% 112 105 -7 -16.7 118 -0.49 107
San Jose State Mountain West -37.3% 113 112 -1 -13.6 110 -0.60 113
UNLV Mountain West -37.7% 114 121 7 -16.3 117 -0.52 110
East Carolina AAC -38.2% 115 114 -1 -9.8 99 -0.87 119
Middle Tennessee Conference USA -38.9% 116 115 -1 -14.4 112 -0.64 115
Rutgers Big Ten -39.9% 117 113 -4 -8.6 97 -1.22 124
Nevada Mountain West -41.7% 118 118 0 -12.5 104 -0.92 123
Georgia Southern Sun Belt -42.1% 119 116 -3 -13.2 108 -0.89 121
Old Dominion Conference USA -43.8% 120 117 -3 -18.8 121 -0.73 116
Rice Conference USA -44.9% 121 122 1 -20.1 122 -0.75 117
New Mexico Mountain West -45.7% 122 120 -2 -17.7 120 -0.89 120
New Mexico State Independents -46.7% 123 123 0 -20.2 123 -0.86 118
South Alabama Sun Belt -48.0% 124 124 0 -22.0 125 -0.90 122
Connecticut AAC -51.4% 125 127 2 -22.0 124 -1.36 129
UTSA Conference USA -51.5% 126 125 -1 -22.9 126 -1.30 128
Bowling Green MAC -51.8% 127 129 2 -24.5 127 -1.26 126
UTEP Conference USA -52.5% 128 128 0 -27.8 129 -1.26 125
Akron MAC -52.6% 129 126 -3 -27.0 128 -1.30 127
Massachusetts Independents -53.9% 130 130 0 -28.5 130 -1.94 130