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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 3.24   5.87 1 8.67 6   5 6 7 7 7   2.19 2 4.20 13 6.73 28
2 Georgia 12-2 3.03   5.73 2 8.95 3   5 6 6 7 7   1.36 38 3.17 48 6.02 49
3 Oklahoma 12-2 2.46   5.54 3 8.94 4   2 6 6 8 9   1.56 26 4.01 18 7.06 15
4 Alabama 12-1 2.42   4.69 13 7.70 19   3 4 6 6 6   1.20 50 2.94 58 5.73 62
5 TCU 10-3 2.39   5.15 6 8.25 11   2 5 5 7 8   1.63 23 3.73 29 6.41 34
6 Mississippi State 8-4 2.24   4.20 29 6.99 36   3 3 5 5 5   2.10 4 3.75 28 6.19 46
7 Clemson 11-2 2.24   5.53 4 9.30 1   2 4 8 9 9   1.41 33 4.09 16 7.46 8
8 Florida State 6-6 2.23   4.92 8 8.18 12   2 4 7 7 8   2.22 1 4.81 3 7.81 3
9 Maryland 3-8 2.14   4.83 11 7.75 18   4 4 5 7 8   2.14 3 4.85 2 7.80 5
10 Ohio State 12-2 2.04   4.93 7 8.30 10   3 5 6 8 8   1.46 32 3.66 32 6.53 32
11 Notre Dame 10-3 2.01   5.34 5 9.25 2   1 5 9 10 10   1.89 6 4.94 1 8.48 1
12 Iowa 8-5 2.01   4.90 9 8.09 14   3 4 7 7 8   1.86 7 4.45 6 7.29 13
13 Wake Forest 7-5 1.95   4.72 12 8.47 9   2 3 6 7 8   1.91 5 4.53 5 7.93 2
14 Boston College 7-6 1.92   4.86 10 8.69 5   2 4 7 8 8   1.68 19 4.25 12 7.81 4
15 LSU 8-4 1.87   4.03 30 6.85 40   3 4 4 5 5   1.52 28 3.30 41 5.92 53
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
16 Georgia Tech 4-6 1.83   3.77 38 6.25 57   2 3 4 5 6   1.83 8 3.77 26 6.25 41
17 Texas 7-6 1.79   4.41 20 7.42 29   1 5 5 6 7   1.78 9 4.29 9 7.02 18
18 North Carolina State 8-4 1.78   4.56 16 8.01 15   2 2 6 6 7   1.70 16 4.26 10 7.32 12
19 West Virginia 6-6 1.78   4.36 22 7.54 25   1 4 4 7 9   1.71 15 4.09 15 6.88 20
20 Michigan 8-5 1.78   4.01 32 6.98 37   3 3 5 5 5   1.73 14 3.79 24 6.40 36
21 Kansas 0-11 1.77   4.45 19 7.46 26   1 4 4 6 8   1.77 10 4.45 7 7.46 7
22 Mississippi 5-6 1.76   3.32 57 5.57 83   2 3 4 4 4   1.76 11 3.32 39 5.57 71
23 Syracuse 3-8 1.76   4.58 14 7.63 21   1 3 8 8 8   1.76 12 4.58 4 7.63 6
24 Arkansas 3-8 1.75   3.96 34 6.80 42   2 4 5 5 5   1.75 13 3.96 20 6.80 22
25 Texas Tech 5-7 1.73   4.51 18 8.15 13   1 4 4 8 9   1.65 20 4.20 14 7.45 9
26 Miami 9-3 1.72   4.23 28 7.56 24   3 3 4 5 7   0.74 84 2.59 73 5.63 67
27 Iowa State 7-5 1.71   4.38 21 7.79 17   1 4 5 7 8   1.58 25 3.98 19 7.02 19
28 Fresno State 9-4 1.70   3.60 47 6.26 56   1 2 4 5 6   1.40 35 2.70 69 4.67 93
29 Nebraska 4-8 1.70   4.25 26 7.34 32   3 4 5 5 6   1.70 17 4.25 11 7.34 11
30 Michigan State 10-3 1.69   4.30 24 7.64 20   3 4 4 5 7   1.64 21 4.06 17 7.04 16
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
31 Baylor 1-10 1.69   4.33 23 7.39 31   1 4 4 6 8   1.69 18 4.33 8 7.39 10
32 USC 11-3 1.66   4.55 17 8.64 7   2 4 4 5 9   1.00 64 3.18 47 6.82 21
33 South Carolina 8-4 1.65   3.44 52 6.24 58   2 3 3 4 4   1.54 27 3.08 50 5.50 74
34 Indiana 4-7 1.63   3.84 35 6.35 54   3 3 5 6 6   1.63 22 3.84 23 6.35 40
35 Louisville 7-5 1.59   4.25 25 7.42 28   1 3 7 7 7   1.40 36 3.72 30 6.57 31
36 Illinois 2-10 1.59   3.76 39 6.40 53   2 3 4 5 6   1.59 24 3.76 27 6.40 35
37 Penn State 11-2 1.57   3.74 41 6.67 49   1 3 4 5 6   1.26 45 3.05 52 5.75 59
38 Stanford 9-5 1.52   4.58 15 8.49 8   1 5 5 5 9   1.09 55 3.45 35 6.77 23
39 Memphis 9-3 1.51   3.42 54 6.02 66   2 3 3 5 5   0.78 81 1.99 91 4.17 108
40 Texas A&M 6-6 1.51   3.76 40 6.78 43   2 3 5 5 5   1.36 39 3.30 40 5.98 51
41 Tennessee 3-8 1.50   3.04 65 5.76 72   2 2 3 3 3   1.50 29 3.04 54 5.76 58
42 Rutgers 3-8 1.49   3.81 36 6.80 41   2 3 5 6 6   1.49 30 3.78 25 6.74 26
43 Navy 7-6 1.48   4.01 31 7.42 30   2 2 4 6 6   1.46 31 3.89 21 7.04 17
44 Oklahoma State 10-3 1.46   4.00 33 7.46 27   1 3 3 6 7   1.35 41 3.62 33 6.71 30
45 UCLA 6-7 1.46   4.24 27 7.93 16   0 3 4 5 8   1.35 40 3.88 22 7.19 14
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
46 Kansas State 7-5 1.44   3.77 37 6.67 48   1 4 4 5 6   1.41 34 3.61 34 6.21 45
47 Missouri 6-6 1.41   3.01 66 5.73 76   2 2 3 4 4   1.31 44 2.65 71 5.00 85
48 Virginia Tech 8-4 1.41   3.63 46 6.53 52   1 3 4 4 5   1.15 54 2.99 55 5.63 68
49 Pittsburgh 4-7 1.38   3.71 43 6.72 47   1 4 4 5 6   1.38 37 3.71 31 6.72 29
50 Northwestern 10-3 1.34   3.47 51 6.61 50   2 3 5 5 6   1.33 42 3.36 37 6.24 42
51 Purdue 7-6 1.32   3.54 50 6.97 38   1 2 3 4 7   1.26 46 3.29 42 6.35 39
52 Kentucky 6-6 1.31   3.09 63 6.18 62   1 2 3 3 4   1.24 47 2.80 67 5.51 73
53 Vanderbilt 4-7 1.31   2.90 70 5.60 81   2 2 2 3 3   1.31 43 2.90 63 5.60 69
54 Akron 6-7 1.27   3.64 45 7.26 33   1 2 3 4 7   1.06 60 2.93 60 5.84 55
55 Wisconsin 13-1 1.25   3.70 44 7.62 22   1 3 5 6 7   0.60 95 2.35 77 5.81 56
56 Kent State 1-10 1.22   2.98 67 6.02 67   1 1 2 2 3   1.22 48 2.98 56 6.02 50
57 Minnesota 5-7 1.20   3.33 56 6.22 60   1 2 4 5 6   1.20 49 3.33 38 6.22 44
58 Tulane 4-7 1.20   2.91 69 5.75 74   1 1 2 6 6   1.20 51 2.91 62 5.75 61
59 Temple 6-6 1.19   3.13 62 5.95 69   2 2 2 6 6   1.18 52 3.04 53 5.63 66
60 Washington State 8-4 1.18   3.58 48 7.16 35   0 3 5 5 7   1.06 59 3.20 44 6.40 37
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
61 SMU 6-6 1.18   3.31 58 6.21 61   1 2 3 5 5   1.16 53 3.17 49 5.76 57
62 Arizona State 7-6 1.15   3.72 42 7.61 23   0 4 4 4 8   0.96 69 3.18 46 6.76 24
63 Oregon 6-6 1.14   3.38 55 6.77 44   0 2 3 3 7   0.99 66 2.91 61 5.96 52
64 Louisiana Monroe 4-8 1.09   2.54 81 5.11 90   1 1 3 4 4   1.09 56 2.54 74 5.11 80
65 North Carolina 2-9 1.08   3.42 53 6.73 46   1 3 4 5 6   1.08 57 3.42 36 6.73 27
66 Florida 4-7 1.08   2.69 78 5.69 80   1 1 3 4 4   1.08 58 2.69 70 5.69 65
67 Virginia 5-7 1.07   3.55 49 7.18 34   0 1 4 6 7   0.97 67 3.19 45 6.44 33
68 Utah 6-6 1.06   3.26 59 6.59 51   0 3 3 3 6   1.02 62 3.07 51 6.05 47
69 East Carolina 3-8 1.04   2.82 74 5.75 73   1 1 2 5 5   1.04 61 2.82 66 5.75 60
70 North Texas 8-5 1.02   3.09 64 6.14 63   0 1 3 5 5   0.71 88 2.16 86 4.54 95
71 Georgia Southern 2-9 1.01   2.40 83 4.93 95   1 1 1 3 3   1.01 63 2.40 76 4.93 86
72 California 4-7 0.99   2.97 68 6.05 65   0 3 3 3 5   0.99 65 2.97 57 6.05 48
73 Colorado State 6-6 0.99   2.06 97 4.34 113   1 1 2 2 2   0.95 70 1.86 100 3.78 120
74 Central Florida 12-0 0.98   2.72 77 5.74 75   1 1 3 5 5   0.40 114 1.58 115 4.06 110
75 Appalachian State 8-4 0.97   2.00 100 4.38 106   1 1 2 2 3   0.92 73 1.76 102 3.77 121
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
76 Washington 9-3 0.97   2.89 71 6.14 64   1 2 2 2 5   0.56 97 2.11 88 5.19 78
77 BYU 3-9 0.96   2.88 72 5.71 79   1 2 4 4 5   0.96 68 2.88 64 5.71 64
78 Oregon State 0-11 0.95   3.24 60 6.76 45   0 3 3 3 6   0.95 71 3.24 43 6.76 25
79 Connecticut 2-9 0.92   2.54 82 5.36 85   1 1 3 4 4   0.92 72 2.54 75 5.36 75
80 UTEP 0-12 0.91   2.22 90 4.93 97   1 1 1 2 3   0.91 74 2.22 83 4.93 88
81 Army 9-3 0.91   2.59 80 5.73 77   1 1 1 2 4   0.85 79 2.33 80 5.08 82
82 Florida International 7-5 0.90   2.28 87 4.69 100   1 1 2 2 2   0.86 77 2.10 89 4.19 107
83 Utah State 5-7 0.89   2.23 89 4.52 102   1 1 3 3 3   0.88 75 2.17 85 4.25 105
84 Cincinnati 3-8 0.88   2.78 75 5.72 78   1 1 1 4 4   0.88 76 2.78 68 5.72 63
85 Duke 6-6 0.87   3.15 61 6.94 39   0 1 3 5 6   0.82 80 2.93 59 6.35 38
86 Tulsa 2-10 0.86   2.83 73 6.23 59   0 1 2 5 6   0.86 78 2.83 65 6.23 43
87 Florida Atlantic 10-3 0.78   2.06 98 4.93 96   1 1 1 2 2   0.76 82 1.99 90 4.55 94
88 South Florida 9-2 0.75   1.79 107 3.84 125   1 1 1 2 3   0.69 90 1.54 117 3.21 125
89 Colorado 4-7 0.74   2.62 79 5.84 71   0 2 2 2 6   0.74 83 2.62 72 5.84 54
90 Arizona 6-6 0.74   2.75 76 6.29 55   0 1 2 3 6   0.61 94 2.33 79 5.51 72
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
91 UNLV 5-6 0.73   1.68 111 3.70 126   1 1 1 1 2   0.73 85 1.68 108 3.70 123
92 Miami (OH) 4-7 0.72   1.95 102 4.36 109   1 1 1 1 2   0.72 86 1.95 93 4.36 100
93 Western Michigan 5-6 0.72   2.34 84 5.08 92   0 1 2 2 3   0.72 87 2.34 78 5.08 83
94 Georgia State 7-4 0.70   1.72 109 3.94 121   1 1 1 3 3   0.69 89 1.67 109 3.72 122
95 Air Force 4-7 0.66   2.33 86 5.34 87   0 0 1 4 5   0.66 91 2.33 81 5.34 76
96 Nevada 3-8 0.64   2.24 88 5.09 91   0 0 1 1 5   0.64 92 2.24 82 5.09 81
97 Wyoming 7-5 0.64   2.00 99 4.35 111   0 1 2 2 2   0.63 93 1.88 98 3.96 114
98 Toledo 10-3 0.59   2.11 93 5.23 88   0 1 1 2 3   0.49 104 1.76 103 4.35 101
99 Marshall 8-5 0.59   1.88 106 4.38 107   0 1 2 2 2   0.58 96 1.78 101 4.04 111
100 Houston 7-5 0.57   2.34 85 5.86 70   0 0 1 3 5   0.53 101 2.12 87 5.28 77
101 San Diego State 9-3 0.56   2.07 96 5.00 93   0 1 2 3 4   0.47 106 1.74 106 4.29 103
102 Bowling Green 2-9 0.55   2.21 91 5.58 82   0 0 1 1 4   0.55 98 2.21 84 5.58 70
103 New Mexico 2-9 0.54   1.95 101 4.88 98   0 0 1 1 2   0.54 99 1.95 92 4.88 89
104 Rice 1-11 0.53   1.94 103 4.88 99   0 1 1 3 3   0.53 100 1.94 94 4.88 90
105 Central Michigan 7-5 0.53   2.08 95 5.35 86   0 0 1 1 3   0.50 103 1.92 95 4.86 91
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
106 Northern Illinois 7-5 0.52   2.18 92 5.54 84   0 0 1 1 4   0.44 109 1.87 99 4.85 92
107 Troy 10-2 0.51   1.67 113 4.09 118   0 0 2 2 2   0.50 102 1.60 114 3.81 119
108 Massachusetts 3-8 0.47   1.70 110 4.23 114   0 1 1 2 3   0.47 105 1.70 107 4.23 106
109 South Alabama 3-8 0.47   1.75 108 4.37 108   0 1 1 2 2   0.47 107 1.75 105 4.37 99
110 Boise State 11-3 0.46   2.11 94 5.97 68   0 0 0 1 3   0.40 115 1.75 104 4.93 87
111 Eastern Michigan 5-7 0.45   1.89 104 5.00 94   0 0 0 1 3   0.45 108 1.89 96 5.00 84
112 San Jose State 1-11 0.43   1.89 105 5.18 89   0 0 0 2 4   0.43 110 1.89 97 5.18 79
113 Ohio 8-4 0.42   1.68 112 4.49 103   0 0 1 1 2   0.41 113 1.64 112 4.28 104
114 Old Dominion 4-7 0.42   1.63 116 4.15 116   0 0 1 2 2   0.42 111 1.63 113 4.15 109
115 Charlotte 1-10 0.42   1.66 114 4.47 104   0 0 1 2 2   0.42 112 1.66 110 4.47 97
116 New Mexico State 7-6 0.41   1.57 118 4.36 110   0 0 0 2 3   0.40 116 1.48 118 4.03 112
117 Louisiana Tech 6-6 0.40   1.55 119 4.19 115   0 1 2 2 2   0.39 118 1.43 119 3.81 118
118 Middle Tennessee 7-6 0.40   1.50 120 4.14 117   0 0 1 1 1   0.37 120 1.33 124 3.64 124
119 Buffalo 5-6 0.40   1.66 115 4.52 101   0 0 1 2 3   0.40 117 1.66 111 4.52 96
120 Texas State 1-10 0.38   1.57 117 4.43 105   0 0 0 2 2   0.38 119 1.57 116 4.43 98
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
121 Southern Mississippi 7-5 0.34   1.38 122 3.88 124   0 0 1 1 1   0.21 127 0.96 127 3.10 127
122 Idaho 3-8 0.34   1.38 123 3.96 120   0 0 0 2 2   0.34 121 1.38 121 3.96 115
123 Louisiana Lafayette 4-7 0.34   1.35 124 3.94 122   0 0 0 1 1   0.34 122 1.35 122 3.94 116
124 Coastal Carolina 3-8 0.32   1.35 125 3.93 123   0 0 0 2 2   0.32 123 1.35 123 3.93 117
125 Ball State 1-10 0.29   1.41 121 4.35 112   0 0 0 0 1   0.29 124 1.41 120 4.35 102
126 Western Kentucky 5-7 0.27   1.09 127 3.31 128   0 0 1 1 1   0.26 125 1.05 126 3.13 126
127 Hawaii 2-9 0.23   1.25 126 3.98 119   0 0 0 0 1   0.23 126 1.25 125 3.98 113
128 UAB 7-5 0.22   1.05 128 3.37 127   0 0 0 0 1   0.15 129 0.77 130 2.71 130
129 Arkansas State 6-5 0.18   0.93 129 3.22 129   0 0 0 1 1   0.17 128 0.85 128 2.93 128
130 UTSA 5-5 0.14   0.81 130 2.82 130   0 0 0 0 0   0.14 130 0.81 129 2.82 129