Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2017 FEI RATINGS, OFFENSE

Final Ratings

FEI is a college football rating system based on opponent-adjusted drive efficiency. Approximately 20,000 possessions are contested annually in FBS vs. FBS games. First-half clock-kills and end-of-game garbage drives and scores are filtered out. Offensive Efficiency (OE) is the value generated per drive by a team's offense adjusted for starting field position. OFEI is offensive efficiency adjusted for the strength of opponent defenses faced.

Offensive Drive Success rate (ODS) is the percentage of offensive drives that generate value greater than the starting field position value of the drive. Available Yards percentage (OAY) is the total number of yards earned by the offense divided by the number of yards available to be earned based on starting field position. First Down Rate (OFD) is the percentage of offensive drives that result in a touchdown or at least one first down. Touchdown Rate (OTD) is the percentage of offensive drives that result in a touchdown. Touchdown Rate After First Down (OTF) is the percentage touchdowns scored on offensive drives that earn at least one first down. Turnover Rate (OTO) is the percentage of offensive drives that result in a fumble or interception.

Note that OFEI ratings formula and formatting have been updated for the 2017 season. Archived ratings for other seasons will be updated in the off-season.

OFEI
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Team FBS
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OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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1 Oklahoma 12-2 4.16 4.00 1 .572 1 .665 1 .809 4 .493 1 .610 1 .079 18
2 Oklahoma State 10-3 3.67 3.67 3 .558 2 .644 2 .831 2 .442 5 .531 7 .110 59
3 Army 9-3 3.48 3.69 2 .505 6 .628 3 .832 1 .453 2 .544 5 .074 10
4 Penn State 11-2 3.41 3.26 9 .475 10 .576 10 .755 36 .410 8 .543 6 .086 20
5 Ohio State 12-2 3.39 3.38 6 .521 4 .580 8 .764 28 .431 6 .564 3 .090 29
6 Florida Atlantic 10-3 3.39 3.54 4 .518 5 .583 6 .781 18 .445 3 .570 2 .058 2
7 Georgia 12-2 3.36 3.08 11 .472 11 .531 20 .711 72 .373 11 .525 8 .077 17
8 Central Florida 12-0 3.32 3.48 5 .500 7 .619 4 .807 6 .443 4 .549 4 .107 52
9 Washington 9-3 3.25 3.33 7 .540 3 .571 12 .788 15 .398 9 .506 11 .062 3
10 Arizona 6-6 3.22 3.25 10 .490 8 .567 13 .752 39 .393 10 .523 9 .131 91
11 Alabama 12-1 3.19 3.00 14 .458 13 .544 18 .725 57 .359 16 .495 13 .046 1
12 Louisville 7-5 3.17 3.01 13 .424 21 .572 11 .770 24 .367 14 .477 15 .122 79
13 Notre Dame 10-3 3.00 2.86 20 .403 26 .497 36 .722 61 .347 20 .481 14 .090 30
14 Stanford 9-5 2.97 2.94 18 .438 16 .527 22 .729 51 .340 22 .467 17 .076 15
15 North Carolina State 8-4 2.89 2.81 22 .432 19 .547 15 .741 43 .331 25 .447 27 .086 21
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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16 Memphis 9-3 2.88 3.30 8 .483 9 .594 5 .800 7 .414 7 .517 10 .110 57
17 Auburn 9-4 2.87 2.72 27 .394 29 .513 25 .782 17 .324 29 .414 43 .099 42
18 USC 11-3 2.84 2.74 25 .385 34 .546 16 .795 10 .335 23 .422 39 .155 118
19 Louisiana Monroe 4-8 2.80 2.83 21 .400 28 .536 19 .757 34 .343 21 .453 22 .107 53
20 Missouri 6-6 2.78 2.63 33 .429 20 .488 43 .714 68 .323 30 .453 23 .120 75
21 Clemson 11-2 2.76 2.66 30 .373 42 .485 45 .768 25 .317 31 .413 45 .092 31
22 LSU 8-4 2.75 2.65 32 .383 37 .499 35 .766 26 .281 53 .367 68 .063 4
23 Georgia Tech 4-6 2.73 2.45 51 .364 47 .470 60 .664 96 .300 42 .452 25 .127 83
24 Wisconsin 13-1 2.71 2.57 37 .372 44 .494 40 .736 47 .324 28 .440 29 .162 120
25 SMU 6-6 2.71 2.96 17 .417 23 .544 17 .771 23 .361 15 .468 16 .111 60
26 UCLA 6-7 2.70 2.78 24 .435 17 .519 24 .728 52 .327 27 .449 26 .129 87
27 Toledo 10-3 2.70 2.98 16 .455 14 .578 9 .793 11 .359 17 .452 24 .097 38
28 Navy 7-6 2.70 2.99 15 .452 15 .556 14 .800 8 .370 12 .463 20 .141 102
29 Wake Forest 7-5 2.69 2.56 38 .382 39 .479 50 .691 82 .289 48 .419 41 .066 6
30 Colorado State 6-6 2.67 3.06 12 .460 12 .580 7 .825 3 .349 18 .423 36 .095 35
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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31 Ohio 8-4 2.57 2.80 23 .433 18 .512 27 .738 46 .369 13 .500 12 .135 96
32 Iowa State 7-5 2.57 2.54 42 .383 35 .481 48 .714 69 .278 57 .389 56 .068 7
33 Boise State 11-3 2.55 2.55 39 .387 32 .508 29 .781 19 .316 33 .405 50 .077 16
34 Air Force 4-7 2.55 2.65 31 .383 38 .503 31 .809 5 .330 26 .409 48 .165 121
35 Arkansas 3-8 2.53 2.22 69 .339 62 .407 97 .645 110 .273 59 .423 37 .099 44
36 Miami 9-3 2.53 2.27 64 .310 83 .441 79 .724 59 .255 75 .352 76 .117 68
37 Texas Tech 5-7 2.52 2.49 45 .386 33 .495 38 .732 50 .301 41 .411 47 .118 69
38 West Virginia 6-6 2.50 2.54 41 .362 48 .468 62 .718 65 .295 45 .411 46 .141 103
39 Mississippi State 8-4 2.50 2.41 53 .357 53 .491 42 .760 31 .302 40 .398 55 .140 101
40 Arizona State 7-6 2.50 2.73 26 .394 30 .496 37 .723 60 .310 38 .429 33 .065 5
41 South Florida 9-2 2.48 2.89 19 .418 22 .530 21 .752 37 .348 19 .462 21 .071 9
42 Iowa 8-5 2.46 2.15 76 .302 90 .386 108 .577 125 .268 60 .465 19 .121 76
43 Vanderbilt 4-7 2.43 2.32 59 .304 87 .415 93 .635 113 .278 56 .438 32 .096 37
44 North Texas 8-5 2.42 2.59 36 .375 41 .513 26 .743 41 .313 36 .421 40 .153 116
45 Mississippi 5-6 2.41 2.40 55 .377 40 .478 51 .685 89 .277 58 .404 51 .123 81
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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46 TCU 10-3 2.41 2.71 28 .414 25 .500 33 .710 73 .331 24 .466 18 .110 58
47 Nebraska 4-8 2.40 1.96 98 .308 85 .427 87 .646 108 .238 82 .369 65 .131 89
48 UNLV 5-6 2.32 2.62 34 .391 31 .508 30 .774 21 .296 44 .382 59 .087 22
49 Michigan State 10-3 2.29 2.06 86 .312 82 .460 64 .759 33 .248 77 .327 93 .128 84
50 East Carolina 3-8 2.28 2.19 71 .353 54 .474 55 .716 67 .241 81 .337 81 .138 99
51 Fresno State 9-4 2.28 2.25 66 .338 64 .445 74 .692 81 .233 90 .337 83 .075 14
52 Florida International 7-5 2.25 2.39 56 .346 59 .483 47 .756 35 .268 61 .354 75 .150 114
53 Appalachian State 8-4 2.25 2.46 50 .383 36 .485 46 .752 38 .305 39 .406 49 .085 19
54 Buffalo 5-6 2.24 2.60 35 .402 27 .508 28 .788 14 .288 50 .365 69 .098 41
55 Tulsa 2-10 2.24 2.54 43 .336 65 .477 52 .761 29 .284 51 .373 64 .075 12
56 Oregon 6-6 2.24 2.31 62 .361 49 .426 88 .701 76 .313 37 .446 28 .146 108
57 Boston College 7-6 2.23 2.01 91 .287 98 .419 91 .720 63 .238 83 .331 90 .104 49
58 Purdue 7-6 2.22 2.25 67 .333 66 .456 66 .712 71 .250 76 .351 77 .090 28
59 Texas A&M 6-6 2.22 2.24 68 .310 84 .412 94 .614 120 .259 68 .423 38 .101 46
60 Troy 10-2 2.22 2.46 48 .373 43 .463 63 .679 91 .291 47 .429 34 .112 62
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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61 Colorado 4-7 2.22 2.37 57 .347 58 .488 44 .785 16 .256 72 .326 94 .074 11
62 San Diego State 9-3 2.22 2.69 29 .358 51 .492 41 .742 42 .317 32 .427 35 .075 13
63 Louisiana Tech 6-6 2.20 2.46 49 .416 24 .501 32 .760 30 .256 73 .337 84 .088 25
64 Kansas State 7-5 2.20 2.33 58 .331 67 .450 70 .699 77 .279 55 .400 53 .088 26
65 Duke 6-6 2.20 2.09 83 .321 76 .440 81 .721 62 .221 95 .307 104 .129 86
66 Maryland 3-8 2.19 1.64 115 .261 110 .375 115 .689 85 .202 106 .293 108 .092 33
67 Nevada 3-8 2.19 2.47 46 .331 68 .475 54 .694 80 .289 49 .417 42 .116 64
68 Syracuse 3-8 2.18 2.00 94 .294 93 .455 68 .748 40 .203 105 .271 114 .133 94
69 Tulane 4-7 2.18 2.55 40 .365 46 .480 49 .713 70 .313 35 .439 31 .096 36
70 Florida State 6-6 2.17 2.03 89 .293 94 .417 92 .662 97 .218 97 .330 91 .135 97
71 Kentucky 6-6 2.16 2.11 81 .319 78 .432 86 .726 56 .244 79 .337 86 .111 61
72 Pittsburgh 4-7 2.14 2.12 80 .314 79 .423 90 .645 109 .231 91 .359 72 .099 45
73 UAB 7-5 2.12 2.42 52 .339 63 .435 83 .685 88 .283 52 .414 44 .071 8
74 South Carolina 8-4 2.11 2.11 82 .295 92 .425 89 .690 84 .225 94 .326 95 .116 67
75 Northwestern 10-3 2.09 2.14 78 .325 71 .443 76 .726 54 .261 64 .360 71 .108 55
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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76 Louisiana Lafayette 4-7 2.09 2.40 54 .352 55 .473 58 .736 48 .296 43 .402 52 .128 85
77 Indiana 4-7 2.08 1.93 99 .288 97 .401 98 .651 105 .219 96 .337 85 .103 48
78 Michigan 8-5 2.08 1.92 101 .274 105 .394 102 .694 79 .217 98 .312 101 .121 77
79 Virginia Tech 8-4 2.07 2.16 74 .314 81 .476 53 .788 13 .234 89 .296 106 .088 23
80 Arkansas State 6-5 2.06 2.52 44 .369 45 .525 23 .792 12 .315 34 .398 54 .154 117
81 Bowling Green 2-9 2.04 1.90 103 .307 86 .410 95 .661 99 .236 86 .357 73 .157 119
82 Minnesota 5-7 2.04 1.90 102 .276 104 .394 103 .677 93 .213 100 .314 100 .142 104
83 Houston 7-5 2.03 2.46 47 .357 52 .495 39 .764 27 .293 46 .383 58 .136 98
84 Western Michigan 5-6 1.99 2.13 79 .326 70 .443 77 .725 58 .261 65 .360 70 .094 34
85 New Mexico State 7-6 1.98 2.21 70 .322 74 .440 80 .672 94 .259 71 .385 57 .149 113
86 Coastal Carolina 3-8 1.97 2.31 60 .322 73 .438 82 .719 64 .264 62 .368 66 .107 54
87 Massachusetts 3-8 1.96 2.18 73 .348 56 .444 75 .688 86 .261 66 .379 62 .109 56
88 Southern Mississippi 7-5 1.96 2.28 63 .329 69 .447 73 .678 92 .259 70 .381 60 .119 72
89 Utah 6-6 1.92 2.09 84 .343 61 .454 69 .779 20 .236 87 .303 105 .179 125
90 Miami (OH) 4-7 1.92 2.19 72 .344 60 .470 61 .696 78 .256 74 .368 67 .120 74
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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91 Washington State 8-4 1.91 2.08 85 .322 75 .435 85 .727 53 .259 69 .356 74 .168 123
92 California 4-7 1.91 2.15 75 .323 72 .472 59 .718 66 .242 80 .337 82 .145 107
93 Marshall 8-5 1.90 2.27 65 .348 57 .474 57 .759 32 .262 63 .346 79 .149 112
94 Eastern Michigan 5-7 1.85 2.01 92 .303 89 .435 84 .691 83 .230 93 .333 88 .138 100
95 Western Kentucky 5-7 1.85 2.31 61 .360 50 .474 56 .735 49 .279 54 .380 61 .132 93
96 Florida 4-7 1.84 1.70 112 .246 112 .365 116 .656 104 .180 116 .275 113 .131 92
97 Temple 6-6 1.84 2.02 90 .304 88 .448 71 .741 44 .237 84 .320 99 .148 111
98 Central Michigan 7-5 1.82 1.96 97 .286 99 .377 112 .591 122 .260 67 .440 30 .143 105
99 Cincinnati 3-8 1.80 2.00 93 .289 96 .409 96 .649 106 .211 101 .324 97 .123 80
100 Virginia 5-7 1.78 1.71 111 .232 119 .380 111 .638 112 .210 102 .330 92 .116 66
101 Northern Illinois 7-5 1.78 1.92 100 .282 100 .380 110 .609 121 .231 92 .379 63 .103 47
102 Middle Tennessee 7-6 1.78 2.15 77 .301 91 .441 78 .726 55 .247 78 .340 80 .151 115
103 Hawaii 2-9 1.77 2.06 87 .279 103 .448 72 .703 74 .234 88 .333 87 .099 43
104 Georgia State 7-4 1.77 1.99 95 .280 102 .459 65 .771 22 .203 104 .264 121 .119 71
105 Georgia Southern 2-9 1.74 1.74 110 .242 115 .375 114 .629 114 .194 109 .308 103 .113 63
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
Rk
ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
Rk
OTO OTO
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106 Baylor 1-10 1.71 1.70 113 .292 95 .400 99 .686 87 .182 115 .266 118 .146 109
107 North Carolina 2-9 1.68 1.60 117 .252 111 .343 123 .618 118 .191 112 .309 102 .145 106
108 Oregon State 0-11 1.68 1.75 109 .246 113 .387 106 .658 102 .193 110 .293 107 .184 127
109 Connecticut 2-9 1.67 1.99 96 .314 80 .455 67 .702 75 .190 113 .271 116 .116 65
110 Tennessee 3-8 1.66 1.57 118 .238 118 .344 122 .590 123 .156 122 .264 120 .098 40
111 Akron 6-7 1.65 1.78 107 .241 116 .348 120 .617 119 .199 108 .322 98 .106 50
112 Utah State 5-7 1.59 1.89 104 .270 107 .386 107 .682 90 .236 85 .347 78 .122 78
113 UTSA 5-5 1.58 2.06 88 .320 77 .499 34 .796 9 .175 118 .220 127 .107 51
114 Ball State 1-10 1.54 1.54 120 .220 121 .351 119 .659 101 .171 120 .259 123 .098 39
115 Rutgers 3-8 1.53 1.35 124 .183 125 .280 129 .513 129 .148 123 .288 110 .130 88
116 Wyoming 7-5 1.52 1.77 108 .261 109 .362 117 .642 111 .209 103 .326 96 .090 27
117 Texas 7-6 1.51 1.79 106 .281 101 .396 101 .649 107 .216 99 .333 89 .088 24
118 Idaho 3-8 1.44 1.80 105 .262 108 .388 104 .738 45 .200 107 .271 115 .092 32
119 Texas State 1-10 1.40 1.63 116 .238 117 .360 118 .662 98 .185 114 .279 111 .146 110
120 Kansas 0-11 1.38 1.28 125 .208 124 .310 124 .538 128 .131 127 .243 124 .131 90
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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121 BYU 3-9 1.37 1.56 119 .271 106 .399 100 .667 95 .178 117 .267 117 .186 128
122 New Mexico 2-9 1.37 1.54 121 .213 123 .377 113 .622 117 .173 119 .278 112 .181 126
123 Rice 1-11 1.34 1.51 122 .217 122 .384 109 .661 100 .191 111 .289 109 .209 129
124 Old Dominion 4-7 1.31 1.70 114 .244 114 .387 105 .622 116 .165 121 .266 119 .118 70
125 Illinois 2-10 1.15 1.16 128 .180 126 .297 127 .549 127 .113 128 .205 128 .165 122
126 South Alabama 3-8 1.14 1.41 123 .222 120 .346 121 .627 115 .143 124 .228 126 .119 73
127 Charlotte 1-10 1.03 1.19 127 .175 127 .307 125 .583 124 .133 126 .229 125 .125 82
128 Kent State 1-10 .92 .85 130 .168 128 .277 130 .560 126 .096 129 .171 129 .176 124
129 UTEP 0-12 .91 1.23 126 .151 129 .289 128 .513 130 .134 125 .262 122 .134 95
130 San Jose State 1-11 .83 .89 129 .117 130 .299 126 .657 103 .088 130 .133 130 .212 130