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Strength of Schedule Ratings are a function of the current 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.

 

 

2018 Strength of Schedule (updated 10/8/18)

 

Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
1 Auburn 3-2 2.45   4.64 9 6.85 35   4 5 5 6 6
2 Tennessee 1-3 2.36   5.11 1 7.41 14   3 6 6 6 7
3 Nebraska 0-5 2.33   5.09 3 7.75 8   2 5 6 7 8
4 Texas A&M 3-2 2.28   4.99 4 7.25 23   4 6 6 6 6
5 Michigan 5-1 2.28   4.84 7 7.33 18   3 5 6 6 6
6 Mississippi State 3-2 2.21   4.60 10 7.09 29   3 5 5 6 6
7 Rutgers 1-5 2.18   4.90 6 7.89 3   2 5 6 6 6
8 Maryland 3-2 2.17   5.10 2 7.82 5   1 6 6 7 7
9 South Carolina 3-2 2.15   4.23 25 6.37 45   3 4 4 5 6
10 Missouri 2-2 2.11   4.27 22 6.54 41   3 4 4 5 5
11 Vanderbilt 2-3 2.09   4.08 28 6.27 50   3 4 4 4 5
12 LSU 4-1 2.08   4.81 8 7.47 12   2 5 5 7 7
13 Northwestern 2-3 1.94   4.91 5 7.78 6   2 6 6 7 7
14 Oregon State 0-5 1.90   4.26 23 7.21 24   2 2 4 6 7
15 Baylor 3-2 1.83   4.51 12 7.28 21   1 4 6 7 8
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
16 Indiana 4-2 1.81   4.42 17 7.57 9   1 5 5 6 6
17 Georgia 5-0 1.80   3.88 36 6.09 53   2 4 4 4 5
18 TCU 2-2 1.79   4.31 20 7.18 26   2 4 6 6 7
19 Louisville 1-4 1.78   4.09 27 7.00 31   3 3 4 4 6
20 Florida State 2-3 1.75   4.43 15 7.37 15   2 3 5 6 8
21 Penn State 4-1 1.69   4.43 14 7.53 10   2 5 5 6 6
22 Kansas State 1-4 1.68   4.43 16 7.45 13   1 4 6 7 8
23 Minnesota 3-2 1.67   3.99 34 7.27 22   2 3 4 5 6
24 Purdue 2-3 1.66   4.57 11 8.29 2   2 4 5 5 7
25 Iowa State 2-3 1.65   4.41 18 7.30 19   1 4 6 7 7
26 Arizona State 3-3 1.64   4.28 21 7.47 11   1 2 5 6 7
27 Arkansas 0-5 1.64   4.26 24 7.18 27   2 4 4 5 7
28 Stanford 3-2 1.63   4.03 29 7.20 25   2 2 5 7 7
29 Florida 4-1 1.62   3.78 37 6.27 49   3 4 4 4 5
30 Michigan State 3-2 1.61   4.37 19 7.86 4   1 3 4 6 7
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
31 Georgia Tech 2-3 1.61   3.64 45 6.21 51   2 3 4 5 5
32 Mississippi 3-2 1.59   3.95 35 6.62 39   2 4 5 6 6
33 UCLA 0-5 1.57   4.47 13 8.46 1   2 2 4 6 9
34 BYU 2-3 1.55   3.51 48 5.96 59   2 2 3 4 5
35 Wisconsin 4-1 1.50   3.70 42 6.28 48   0 3 4 5 5
36 Kansas 2-3 1.49   4.00 33 7.12 28   1 3 5 6 7
37 Pittsburgh 2-3 1.48   4.12 26 7.34 17   1 3 5 6 7
38 Kentucky 4-1 1.44   3.38 50 5.87 61   1 3 3 4 5
39 Ohio State 6-0 1.44   3.76 38 6.72 37   0 3 3 5 5
40 Wake Forest 2-3 1.42   3.66 43 6.31 47   2 3 4 4 6
41 USC 3-2 1.41   4.01 31 7.29 20   1 2 5 6 7
42 Illinois 2-2 1.33   3.66 44 6.65 38   1 3 4 5 5
43 Oklahoma 5-1 1.32   3.74 40 6.95 34   0 2 4 6 7
44 Texas Tech 2-2 1.31   4.02 30 7.36 16   1 3 4 5 7
45 Oklahoma State 3-2 1.30   3.74 41 6.99 32   1 3 4 6 7
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
46 Texas 5-1 1.29   4.00 32 7.77 7   1 2 4 6 7
47 West Virginia 4-0 1.27   3.47 49 6.05 54   1 2 4 5 6
48 Middle Tennessee 2-2 1.25   2.33 78 4.23 101   2 2 2 2 2
49 Syracuse 3-2 1.23   2.83 65 5.07 76   2 2 3 3 4
50 Utah 2-2 1.23   3.75 39 7.06 30   1 1 3 5 6
51 Boston College 3-2 1.22   3.56 47 6.60 40   1 1 3 6 7
52 Duke 3-1 1.22   3.23 53 6.32 46   1 1 3 5 5
53 Iowa 3-1 1.20   3.57 46 6.96 33   1 2 3 4 5
54 Colorado 4-0 1.12   3.00 58 5.97 58   1 1 3 5 5
55 Louisiana Lafayette 1-3 1.12   2.26 82 3.68 111   1 2 2 3 3
56 Central Michigan 0-5 1.09   2.58 70 4.98 80   1 2 2 2 2
57 Oregon 3-1 1.08   3.10 57 5.80 62   1 1 4 5 5
58 Miami 4-1 1.08   2.97 59 5.72 63   1 2 3 3 4
59 Virginia 2-2 1.08   2.95 60 5.59 66   0 1 3 4 4
60 Alabama 6-0 1.07   2.85 64 5.52 68   1 3 3 4 5
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
61 Army 3-2 1.07   2.55 71 4.83 87   1 2 2 2 2
62 Washington State 4-1 1.04   3.11 56 6.00 57   1 1 3 4 5
63 Tulane 1-4 1.04   2.45 72 5.03 78   1 1 1 1 3
64 California 2-2 1.03   3.11 55 6.12 52   1 1 3 4 5
65 Navy 1-3 1.03   3.25 52 6.81 36   1 1 2 4 6
66 Notre Dame 6-0 1.02   3.22 54 6.41 43   0 1 4 5 6
67 Washington 4-1 1.01   3.27 51 6.49 42   0 1 4 5 6
68 Louisiana Tech 2-2 0.99   2.25 83 4.11 104   1 2 2 2 3
69 North Carolina 1-3 0.97   2.95 61 5.89 60   0 1 3 4 5
70 SMU 1-4 0.93   2.91 63 6.00 56   0 1 2 3 6
71 New Mexico 2-2 0.93   2.59 69 5.48 69   1 1 2 3 5
72 Massachusetts 1-5 0.90   2.02 92 4.16 103   1 1 1 1 2
73 Florida Atlantic 2-3 0.88   2.37 75 4.83 86   1 1 2 2 3
74 San Jose State 0-4 0.88   2.76 67 5.64 65   0 0 2 3 5
75 Virginia Tech 2-2 0.87   2.63 68 5.41 71   1 2 2 3 4
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
76 Colorado State 2-3 0.85   2.36 76 5.08 75   0 1 1 2 4
77 Rice 0-5 0.84   2.30 80 5.04 77   1 1 1 1 3
78 Arkansas State 2-2 0.83   1.68 101 3.30 116   1 1 1 2 2
79 Clemson 5-0 0.82   2.93 62 6.38 44   0 1 2 3 5
80 Arizona 2-3 0.82   2.82 66 6.05 55   0 0 2 4 6
81 North Carolina State 4-0 0.79   1.98 95 4.29 97   1 1 1 1 3
82 Tulsa 0-4 0.73   2.18 87 4.59 91   0 1 1 2 3
83 Georgia Southern 3-1 0.72   1.33 116 2.70 127   1 1 1 2 2
84 San Diego State 3-1 0.70   2.34 77 5.25 74   0 0 1 3 4
85 Ball State 1-4 0.69   1.93 98 4.51 92   1 1 1 1 1
86 Northern Illinois 3-3 0.68   2.31 79 5.43 70   0 1 2 2 2
87 Hawaii 5-1 0.68   2.16 88 4.88 84   0 0 1 2 4
88 Air Force 1-3 0.68   2.21 85 4.85 85   0 0 1 3 4
89 Liberty 2-3 0.68   1.99 94 4.24 100   0 1 1 2 3
90 Utah State 3-1 0.67   1.94 97 4.28 98   0 1 1 2 2
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
91 UNLV 1-3 0.67   2.26 81 4.96 81   0 0 1 2 4
92 Temple 3-2 0.66   2.42 74 5.58 67   0 0 1 1 4
93 Connecticut 0-5 0.65   2.43 73 5.69 64   0 0 1 3 5
94 Kent State 0-5 0.64   2.01 93 4.72 88   0 1 1 1 1
95 Eastern Michigan 1-4 0.62   2.15 89 4.94 82   0 0 1 3 3
96 Western Kentucky 1-3 0.61   1.48 111 3.43 115   1 1 1 1 1
97 South Florida 4-0 0.61   2.12 90 4.91 83   0 0 1 2 4
98 Wyoming 1-4 0.59   2.23 84 5.41 72   0 0 1 2 5
99 Akron 1-2 0.58   2.04 91 4.67 89   0 0 1 1 2
100 Boise State 3-2 0.57   2.21 86 5.38 73   0 0 2 2 4
101 East Carolina 2-2 0.54   1.96 96 4.62 90   0 0 1 2 4
102 Southern Mississippi 1-2 0.53   1.49 110 3.10 122   0 1 1 1 2
103 Georgia State 1-4 0.52   1.66 102 3.56 113   0 0 1 2 2
104 South Alabama 1-5 0.51   1.73 100 3.83 109   0 0 1 2 2
105 Appalachian State 2-1 0.50   1.17 120 2.45 129   0 1 1 1 1
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
106 Western Michigan 3-2 0.49   1.63 104 4.05 106   0 1 1 1 2
107 Miami (OH) 2-4 0.48   1.87 99 5.00 79   0 0 0 1 2
108 Cincinnati 5-0 0.45   1.56 108 3.84 108   0 0 1 2 2
109 Toledo 2-2 0.42   1.63 103 4.40 93   0 0 0 1 2
110 Fresno State 3-1 0.41   1.57 106 4.19 102   0 0 1 2 2
111 Houston 3-1 0.38   1.59 105 4.37 95   0 0 1 2 2
112 Memphis 3-2 0.37   1.43 113 3.74 110   0 0 1 1 3
113 Buffalo 4-1 0.36   1.42 114 4.01 107   0 0 0 2 2
114 UAB 3-1 0.36   1.20 119 3.20 119   0 0 0 1 2
115 Troy 4-1 0.36   1.26 117 3.12 121   0 0 0 2 2
116 UTSA 3-3 0.35   1.56 107 4.38 94   0 0 0 1 2
117 Nevada 2-3 0.34   1.51 109 4.33 96   0 0 1 2 3
118 Ohio 2-2 0.33   1.43 112 4.05 105   0 0 0 0 1
119 Louisiana Monroe 1-4 0.32   1.16 121 3.17 120   0 0 0 1 1
120 New Mexico State 2-4 0.31   1.25 118 3.61 112   0 0 0 0 1
 
Rk Team Rec EL   GL Rk AL Rk   v10 v20 v30 v40 v50   REL Rk RGL Rk RAL Rk
121 Florida International 2-2 0.29   1.03 125 2.88 126   0 0 0 1 1
122 Coastal Carolina 2-2 0.27   1.01 126 2.94 124   0 0 0 1 1
123 Central Florida 4-0 0.27   1.08 122 3.21 117   0 0 0 1 2
124 Bowling Green 0-5 0.25   1.34 115 4.28 99   0 0 0 0 0
125 Old Dominion 1-5 0.23   1.08 123 3.45 114   0 0 1 1 2
126 Marshall 2-2 0.23   1.03 124 2.94 125   0 0 1 1 1
127 UTEP 0-5 0.20   0.86 128 2.94 123   0 0 0 0 1
128 Charlotte 1-3 0.19   0.91 127 3.20 118   0 0 0 1 1
129 Texas State 0-4 0.18   0.65 130 2.19 130   0 0 0 1 1
130 North Texas 4-1 0.12   0.66 129 2.54 128   0 0 0 0 0