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Strength of Schedule Ratings are a function of the final FEI ratings of a given team's schedule of FBS opponents and the location (home/away/neutral) of each game. Teams are ordered by EL ratings, representing the average number of losses an elite team (two standard deviations better than average) would have against the schedule. GL ratings represent the average number of losses a good team (one standard deviation better than average) would have against the schedule. AL ratings represent the average number of losses an average team would have against the schedule. Game counts in the given team's schedule against FEI top 10 opponents (v10), top 20 opponents (v20), top 30 opponents (v30), top 40 opponents (v40), and top 50 opponents (v50) are provided. Strength of schedule ratings considering regular season opponents only are provided in the REL (expected elite team losses), RGL (good team), and RAL (average team) columns.

 

 

2017 Strength of Schedule

 

Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
1 Auburn 9-4 2.95   5.64 1 8.58 6   5 6 6 7 7   1.96 3 4.00 10 6.65 23
2 Georgia 12-2 2.92   5.56 2 8.71 3   5 6 6 6 7   1.35 31 3.04 46 5.79 57
3 Alabama 12-1 2.29   4.58 11 7.72 16   3 4 5 6 7   1.16 46 2.86 56 5.76 60
4 Oklahoma 12-2 2.21   5.10 4 8.71 4   2 6 6 6 8   1.41 28 3.68 21 6.88 17
5 Mississippi State 8-4 2.16   4.15 20 6.96 37   3 4 4 5 5   1.99 2 3.67 23 6.14 43
6 TCU 10-3 2.10   4.76 6 8.09 11   2 4 5 5 7   1.45 22 3.50 30 6.33 38
7 Clemson 11-2 2.03   5.18 3 9.07 2   2 5 8 9 9   1.32 33 3.83 16 7.26 9
8 Florida State 6-6 2.01   4.63 10 7.98 13   2 5 7 8 8   2.00 1 4.54 3 7.65 5
9 Maryland 3-8 1.93   4.56 12 7.62 18   4 4 5 6 9   1.93 4 4.56 2 7.62 6
10 Wake Forest 7-5 1.82   4.50 13 8.31 9   2 4 6 7 8   1.78 5 4.31 5 7.76 2
11 Iowa 8-5 1.81   4.64 9 7.92 14   3 4 7 7 8   1.70 6 4.25 6 7.16 12
12 Ohio State 12-2 1.79   4.72 7 8.33 7   3 5 6 8 9   1.28 35 3.53 29 6.59 27
13 LSU 8-4 1.77   3.86 31 6.65 46   3 4 4 5 5   1.42 27 3.13 40 5.71 62
14 Boston College 7-6 1.77   4.66 8 8.60 5   2 5 7 8 8   1.56 14 4.10 8 7.74 3
15 Notre Dame 10-3 1.75   4.95 5 9.20 1   1 4 8 10 10   1.65 9 4.60 1 8.47 1
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
16 Georgia Tech 4-6 1.68   3.60 38 6.14 62   2 3 4 6 6   1.68 7 3.60 26 6.14 44
17 Mississippi 5-6 1.65   3.16 56 5.45 83   2 3 3 4 4   1.65 8 3.16 39 5.45 73
18 Michigan 8-5 1.63   3.91 30 6.97 36   3 3 5 5 6   1.60 10 3.75 18 6.49 32
19 Michigan State 10-3 1.62   4.14 22 7.57 22   3 4 4 6 8   1.52 17 3.81 17 6.85 18
20 North Carolina State 8-4 1.61   4.27 16 7.73 15   2 3 6 6 7   1.54 16 3.99 12 7.06 13
21 Arkansas 3-8 1.59   3.71 33 6.75 41   2 4 4 5 5   1.59 11 3.71 19 6.75 21
22 Texas 7-6 1.58   4.15 21 7.33 27   1 5 5 5 6   1.56 13 4.02 9 6.92 16
23 Syracuse 3-8 1.57   4.39 14 7.65 17   1 4 7 8 8   1.57 12 4.39 4 7.65 4
24 Miami 9-3 1.56   4.06 23 7.45 23   3 3 4 6 6   0.69 85 2.49 73 5.54 68
25 USC 11-3 1.56   4.24 17 8.31 8   2 2 4 5 9   0.96 61 2.99 48 6.56 29
26 Texas Tech 5-7 1.55   4.20 19 7.99 12   1 4 5 6 9   1.47 21 3.90 15 7.31 8
27 Kansas 0-11 1.55   4.21 18 7.40 25   1 4 4 5 7   1.55 15 4.21 7 7.40 7
28 South Carolina 8-4 1.52   3.28 53 6.11 64   2 3 3 4 4   1.44 25 2.99 49 5.44 74
29 West Virginia 6-6 1.51   3.93 29 7.25 28   1 4 4 5 8   1.45 23 3.67 22 6.62 26
30 Illinois 2-10 1.51   3.64 36 6.42 53   2 3 4 5 7   1.51 18 3.64 25 6.42 35
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
31 Nebraska 4-8 1.50   3.96 27 7.05 33   3 4 5 5 6   1.50 19 3.96 13 7.05 14
32 Iowa State 7-5 1.49   3.99 26 7.60 20   1 4 5 5 7   1.37 30 3.59 27 6.83 19
33 Fresno State 9-4 1.48   3.36 49 6.20 59   1 2 5 5 5   1.21 39 2.52 72 4.63 94
34 Indiana 4-7 1.47   3.68 34 6.29 57   3 3 5 6 6   1.47 20 3.68 20 6.29 40
35 Penn State 11-2 1.47   3.60 37 6.70 43   1 3 4 5 7   1.21 38 2.98 50 5.81 54
36 Navy 7-6 1.44   4.04 24 7.59 21   2 2 5 6 6   1.43 26 3.93 14 7.22 10
37 Baylor 1-10 1.44   3.99 25 7.19 32   1 4 4 5 7   1.44 24 3.99 11 7.19 11
38 Memphis 9-3 1.42   3.42 46 6.15 61   2 3 4 5 5   0.74 82 2.04 90 4.32 105
39 Stanford 9-5 1.38   4.32 15 8.29 10   1 5 5 6 8   1.04 54 3.32 34 6.64 24
40 Louisville 7-5 1.38   3.94 28 7.24 29   1 3 7 7 7   1.22 37 3.46 32 6.42 34
41 Tennessee 3-8 1.38   2.91 66 5.61 79   2 2 2 3 3   1.38 29 2.91 52 5.61 66
42 Texas A&M 6-6 1.37   3.53 40 6.59 48   2 3 4 5 5   1.24 36 3.11 41 5.80 55
43 Missouri 6-6 1.36   2.84 68 5.46 82   2 2 3 3 4   1.29 34 2.56 70 4.80 91
44 Rutgers 3-8 1.35   3.65 35 6.77 40   2 3 5 6 8   1.35 32 3.65 24 6.77 20
45 Virginia Tech 8-4 1.26   3.50 42 6.58 49   1 3 4 5 5   1.03 57 2.90 54 5.70 63
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
46 Kansas State 7-5 1.24   3.53 41 6.70 45   1 4 4 4 5   1.21 40 3.35 33 6.19 42
47 Kentucky 6-6 1.23   2.99 62 6.12 63   1 3 3 3 5   1.17 43 2.72 65 5.47 72
48 Oklahoma State 10-3 1.23   3.59 39 7.22 30   1 3 3 4 6   1.15 48 3.29 36 6.54 31
49 Purdue 7-6 1.22   3.47 43 6.99 34   1 3 3 5 8   1.16 45 3.23 37 6.37 36
50 UCLA 6-7 1.21   3.81 32 7.60 19   0 2 4 4 8   1.15 49 3.54 28 6.94 15
51 Pittsburgh 4-7 1.20   3.47 45 6.62 47   1 4 4 6 6   1.20 41 3.47 31 6.62 25
52 Northwestern 10-3 1.18   3.29 52 6.54 51   2 3 5 6 6   1.17 44 3.20 38 6.21 41
53 Tulane 4-7 1.17   2.94 64 5.90 73   1 1 3 6 6   1.17 42 2.94 51 5.90 52
54 Temple 6-6 1.17   3.15 57 6.08 65   2 2 3 6 6   1.16 47 3.07 44 5.77 58
55 Wisconsin 13-1 1.16   3.47 44 7.39 26   1 3 5 6 8   0.52 97 2.15 83 5.59 67
56 Vanderbilt 4-7 1.15   2.71 75 5.43 85   2 2 2 2 3   1.15 50 2.71 66 5.43 75
57 Kent State 1-10 1.13   2.91 67 5.92 72   1 2 2 3 3   1.13 51 2.91 53 5.92 51
58 SMU 6-6 1.07   3.24 54 6.30 56   1 2 4 5 5   1.05 53 3.08 42 5.82 53
59 Akron 6-7 1.07   3.31 51 6.98 35   1 2 3 5 5   0.90 63 2.70 67 5.65 65
60 Louisiana Monroe 4-8 1.06   2.44 82 5.03 96   1 1 3 3 4   1.06 52 2.44 75 5.03 86
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
61 Minnesota 5-7 1.03   3.07 59 6.05 67   1 2 4 5 6   1.03 55 3.07 43 6.05 47
62 North Carolina 2-9 1.03   3.32 50 6.70 44   1 4 4 6 6   1.03 56 3.32 35 6.70 22
63 Central Florida 12-0 1.01   2.78 72 5.96 70   1 1 3 5 5   0.41 110 1.64 109 4.28 107
64 East Carolina 3-8 0.99   2.79 70 5.76 76   1 1 3 5 5   0.99 58 2.79 60 5.76 59
65 Georgia Southern 2-9 0.99   2.40 84 5.10 95   1 1 1 2 4   0.99 59 2.40 77 5.10 85
66 Virginia 5-7 0.97   3.38 47 7.19 31   0 2 4 7 8   0.87 65 3.05 45 6.48 33
67 Oregon 6-6 0.96   3.15 58 6.70 42   0 1 3 4 7   0.85 71 2.76 62 5.95 49
68 Washington State 8-4 0.96   3.17 55 6.84 38   0 2 5 5 7   0.85 69 2.81 58 6.10 45
69 Florida 4-7 0.96   2.48 81 5.52 80   1 1 2 4 4   0.96 60 2.48 74 5.52 70
70 Arizona State 7-6 0.95   3.38 48 7.41 24   0 3 4 4 6   0.77 79 2.87 55 6.58 28
71 Appalachian State 8-4 0.94   2.01 97 4.54 106   1 1 2 2 2   0.89 64 1.80 100 3.98 115
72 UTEP 0-12 0.92   2.41 83 5.36 87   1 1 1 2 3   0.92 62 2.41 76 5.36 76
73 Army 9-3 0.92   2.58 79 5.80 74   1 1 1 3 4   0.87 68 2.36 78 5.22 81
74 Utah 6-6 0.92   3.05 60 6.53 52   0 2 3 4 6   0.87 66 2.84 57 5.97 48
75 North Texas 8-5 0.90   2.91 65 6.21 58   0 1 3 5 5   0.66 88 2.13 84 4.70 93
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
76 Connecticut 2-9 0.87   2.53 80 5.49 81   1 1 3 4 4   0.87 67 2.53 71 5.49 71
77 Colorado State 6-6 0.86   1.91 103 4.23 114   1 1 2 2 2   0.84 72 1.76 102 3.77 120
78 BYU 3-9 0.85   2.73 74 5.70 78   1 2 3 4 6   0.85 70 2.73 64 5.70 64
79 California 4-7 0.84   2.81 69 6.07 66   0 2 3 4 5   0.84 73 2.81 59 6.07 46
80 Oregon State 0-11 0.84   3.00 61 6.55 50   0 2 3 4 6   0.84 74 3.00 47 6.55 30
81 Washington 9-3 0.83   2.77 73 6.18 60   1 1 2 3 6   0.49 101 2.05 88 5.26 78
82 Tulsa 2-10 0.81   2.79 71 6.34 54   0 1 3 5 5   0.81 75 2.79 61 6.34 37
83 Florida International 7-5 0.81   2.16 91 4.70 102   1 1 2 2 2   0.77 80 1.97 92 4.15 111
84 Utah State 5-7 0.80   2.21 89 4.72 101   1 1 3 3 3   0.79 77 2.08 87 4.31 106
85 Cincinnati 3-8 0.80   2.68 77 5.80 75   1 1 1 4 4   0.80 76 2.68 68 5.80 56
86 UNLV 5-6 0.78   1.75 109 3.76 125   1 1 1 1 2   0.78 78 1.75 104 3.76 121
87 Duke 6-6 0.77   2.95 63 6.83 39   0 1 3 5 6   0.73 83 2.76 63 6.30 39
88 Miami (OH) 4-7 0.76   2.04 94 4.56 104   1 1 1 2 3   0.76 81 2.04 89 4.56 97
89 Colorado 4-7 0.73   2.62 78 5.93 71   0 2 2 3 6   0.73 84 2.62 69 5.93 50
90 South Florida 9-2 0.71   1.79 108 3.98 121   1 1 2 2 2   0.66 87 1.57 113 3.39 124
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
91 Arizona 6-6 0.70   2.68 76 6.30 55   0 1 3 4 6   0.58 91 2.29 79 5.54 69
92 Florida Atlantic 10-3 0.69   2.01 96 5.01 98   1 1 1 2 2   0.67 86 1.92 94 4.57 96
93 Western Michigan 5-6 0.65   2.23 88 5.10 94   0 1 2 2 3   0.65 89 2.23 82 5.10 84
94 Nevada 3-8 0.64   2.28 86 5.23 90   0 0 1 2 4   0.64 90 2.28 80 5.23 80
95 Wyoming 7-5 0.59   1.97 100 4.55 105   0 1 2 2 3   0.55 94 1.78 101 4.01 114
96 Toledo 10-3 0.58   2.13 92 5.36 86   0 1 1 2 4   0.51 98 1.83 98 4.53 99
97 Georgia State 7-4 0.57   1.61 114 3.90 123   1 1 1 2 3   0.56 92 1.54 114 3.62 123
98 Houston 7-5 0.57   2.37 85 5.96 69   0 0 1 3 5   0.50 99 2.10 86 5.31 77
99 Air Force 4-7 0.56   2.13 93 5.23 89   0 0 1 4 4   0.56 93 2.13 85 5.23 79
100 Bowling Green 2-9 0.55   2.26 87 5.73 77   0 0 1 2 4   0.55 95 2.26 81 5.73 61
101 Marshall 8-5 0.54   1.87 105 4.62 103   0 1 2 2 2   0.53 96 1.76 103 4.26 108
102 Eastern Michigan 5-7 0.50   1.97 101 5.15 92   0 0 0 2 2   0.50 100 1.97 91 5.15 83
103 Boise State 11-3 0.50   2.18 90 6.01 68   0 0 0 2 4   0.44 106 1.83 97 4.99 89
104 New Mexico 2-9 0.49   1.94 102 5.03 97   0 0 1 1 2   0.49 102 1.94 93 5.03 87
105 San Diego State 9-3 0.49   1.98 99 5.13 93   0 0 2 3 5   0.39 113 1.62 110 4.40 104
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
106 Northern Illinois 7-5 0.48   2.03 95 5.45 84   0 0 1 2 3   0.39 112 1.71 106 4.75 92
107 Rice 1-11 0.47   1.91 104 5.00 99   0 0 2 3 3   0.47 103 1.91 95 5.00 88
108 Troy 10-2 0.46   1.63 112 4.27 113   0 0 1 2 2   0.45 104 1.54 115 3.94 117
109 Central Michigan 7-5 0.46   1.99 98 5.32 88   0 0 1 2 3   0.44 107 1.84 96 4.87 90
110 South Alabama 3-8 0.44   1.74 110 4.53 108   0 1 1 2 2   0.44 105 1.74 105 4.53 100
111 Massachusetts 3-8 0.43   1.62 113 4.20 116   0 1 1 2 3   0.43 108 1.62 111 4.20 109
112 Ohio 8-4 0.41   1.80 107 4.91 100   0 0 1 1 2   0.40 111 1.71 107 4.59 95
113 Buffalo 5-6 0.41   1.66 111 4.53 107   0 0 1 3 3   0.41 109 1.66 108 4.53 98
114 San Jose State 1-11 0.38   1.81 106 5.20 91   0 0 0 1 4   0.38 114 1.81 99 5.20 82
115 Charlotte 1-10 0.35   1.58 115 4.49 109   0 0 1 1 3   0.35 115 1.58 112 4.49 101
116 Middle Tennessee 7-6 0.35   1.44 120 4.19 118   0 0 1 1 1   0.31 120 1.26 123 3.68 122
117 Old Dominion 4-7 0.34   1.52 116 4.20 117   0 0 1 2 2   0.34 116 1.52 116 4.20 110
118 Louisiana Tech 6-6 0.34   1.47 117 4.29 112   0 1 2 2 2   0.32 118 1.32 120 3.82 119
119 New Mexico State 7-6 0.34   1.41 121 4.21 115   0 0 0 1 3   0.33 117 1.34 119 3.93 118
120 Texas State 1-10 0.31   1.47 118 4.40 111   0 0 0 1 2   0.31 119 1.47 117 4.40 103
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
121 Louisiana Lafayette 4-7 0.30   1.32 123 4.02 120   0 0 0 0 1   0.30 121 1.32 122 4.02 113
122 Southern Mississippi 7-5 0.30   1.29 124 3.86 124   0 0 1 1 1   0.19 126 0.92 127 3.11 127
123 Coastal Carolina 3-8 0.27   1.26 125 3.94 122   0 0 0 1 2   0.27 122 1.26 124 3.94 116
124 Ball State 1-10 0.25   1.44 119 4.46 110   0 0 0 0 1   0.25 123 1.44 118 4.46 102
125 Hawaii 2-9 0.23   1.32 122 4.13 119   0 0 0 0 1   0.23 124 1.32 121 4.13 112
126 Western Kentucky 5-7 0.22   1.03 128 3.37 128   0 0 1 1 1   0.21 125 0.99 125 3.17 126
127 UAB 7-5 0.22   1.08 126 3.48 127   0 0 0 1 1   0.14 129 0.77 129 2.78 129
128 Arkansas State 6-5 0.19   1.04 127 3.56 126   0 0 0 1 1   0.18 127 0.94 126 3.21 125
129 UTSA 5-5 0.15   0.86 129 2.98 129   0 0 0 0 0   0.15 128 0.86 128 2.98 128
130 Liberty 0-0 0.00   0.00 130 0.00 130   0 0 0 0 0   0.00 130 0.00 130 0.00 130