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DFEI Defense Ratings (DFEI) represent the per possession scoring advantage a team's defense would be expected to have on a neutral field against an average offense. Unadjusted defensive possession efficiency (DPE) is calculated as a function of defensive game splits. Schedule strength is represented by each team's average per possession defensive opponent adjustment (DOA). Touchdown rate (DTD) is the percentage of opponent offensive drives that result in a touchdown. First Down rate (DFD) is the percentage of opponent offensive drives that result in a touchdown or at least one first down. Available Yards percentage (DAY) is the total yards surrendered by the defense divided by the total yards available to be earned based on starting field position. Explosive Drive rate (DED) is the percentage of opponent offensive drives that average at least ten yards per play. Busted Drive rate (DBD) is the percentage of opponent offensive drives that earn zero or negative yards. Turnover rate (DTO) is the percentage of opponent offensive drives that result in a fumble or interception.

Ratings and supporting data are calculated from the results of non-garbage possessions in FBS vs. FBS games.

 

 

2008 DFEI Defense Ratings (final)

 

Rk Team W-L DFEI   DPE Rk DOA Rk   DTD Rk DFD Rk DAY Rk DED Rk DBD Rk DTO Rk
1 TCU 10-2 1.42   1.22 2 .20 13   .110 4 .583 2 .262 2 .094 40 .197 4 .150 48
2 Florida 12-1 1.36   1.15 3 .21 12   .108 3 .592 5 .327 8 .069 14 .162 18 .200 5
3 USC 12-1 1.35   1.29 1 .05 36   .092 1 .542 1 .243 1 .035 3 .190 9 .134 65
4 Texas 12-1 1.08   .58 26 .50 2   .172 19 .688 47 .407 44 .078 19 .141 47 .109 90
5 Ohio State 9-3 1.02   .86 15 .16 18   .129 8 .694 50 .379 26 .056 9 .113 76 .177 17
6 Alabama 12-2 1.01   1.04 7 -.03 67   .128 7 .603 9 .300 4 .051 6 .122 67 .141 57
7 Boise State 11-1 .96   1.06 6 -.10 87   .117 6 .642 18 .355 18 .066 12 .139 50 .182 13
8 Penn State 10-2 .96   .91 11 .04 40   .148 12 .586 3 .306 5 .055 7 .156 29 .156 39
9 California 9-4 .95   .92 9 .03 47   .152 13 .634 15 .343 14 .085 26 .165 16 .189 9
10 Connecticut 7-5 .94   .91 10 .03 51   .164 16 .636 16 .335 11 .079 20 .164 17 .121 80
11 Clemson 5-6 .93   .90 12 .03 45   .147 11 .659 31 .357 20 .047 5 .116 72 .132 66
12 Boston College 8-5 .93   1.07 4 -.14 101   .138 9 .597 6 .314 6 .075 17 .145 44 .164 29
13 Wake Forest 8-5 .93   .85 16 .08 31   .163 15 .601 8 .333 10 .059 11 .157 28 .196 6
14 Iowa 8-4 .90   .99 8 -.09 81   .114 5 .636 17 .343 12 .030 2 .159 25 .189 8
15 Mississippi 8-4 .90   .73 17 .17 16   .174 20 .681 44 .365 23 .109 47 .196 6 .138 61
 
Rk Team W-L DFEI   DPE Rk DOA Rk   DTD Rk DFD Rk DAY Rk DED Rk DBD Rk DTO Rk
16 Tennessee 5-7 .85   1.06 5 -.20 113   .095 2 .603 11 .324 7 .024 1 .230 1 .143 55
17 Utah 12-0 .85   .89 13 -.04 71   .145 10 .587 4 .289 3 .043 4 .181 12 .167 27
18 Oklahoma 11-2 .79   .37 49 .42 3   .228 49 .676 40 .417 49 .124 68 .152 32 .207 3
19 Virginia Tech 9-4 .79   .89 14 -.10 89   .156 14 .612 13 .343 13 .116 55 .218 2 .204 4
20 Auburn 4-7 .75   .68 20 .07 33   .168 17 .599 7 .348 15 .080 21 .161 20 .088 112
21 South Carolina 6-6 .72   .58 27 .14 21   .211 39 .609 12 .349 16 .120 63 .195 7 .188 10
22 Pittsburgh 9-4 .68   .57 28 .11 28   .205 34 .667 33 .365 22 .090 32 .160 22 .122 78
23 East Carolina 9-5 .65   .66 21 -.01 62   .191 26 .676 41 .388 32 .092 37 .133 55 .179 15
24 San Jose State 5-6 .63   .72 18 -.09 82   .185 24 .615 14 .332 9 .111 50 .200 3 .170 22
25 North Carolina 7-5 .62   .59 24 .04 44   .176 22 .713 62 .406 43 .074 15 .096 88 .169 24
26 Cincinnati 10-3 .61   .59 25 .03 49   .176 21 .673 38 .350 17 .088 29 .182 11 .126 72
27 New Mexico 4-8 .61   .50 34 .11 26   .215 42 .715 64 .394 35 .077 18 .162 19 .146 52
28 Florida State 7-4 .60   .55 30 .05 38   .202 32 .669 36 .437 58 .129 74 .145 42 .185 11
29 Michigan State 9-4 .59   .51 33 .08 30   .205 35 .603 10 .379 27 .122 66 .147 38 .147 49
30 Arizona State 4-7 .58   .46 37 .12 24   .211 40 .707 59 .399 38 .114 51 .146 40 .171 20
 
Rk Team W-L DFEI   DPE Rk DOA Rk   DTD Rk DFD Rk DAY Rk DED Rk DBD Rk DTO Rk
31 Vanderbilt 7-6 .57   .65 22 -.08 79   .192 27 .699 54 .385 30 .089 31 .144 45 .158 34
32 LSU 7-5 .55   .43 40 .12 25   .207 37 .644 20 .390 34 .096 41 .148 37 .111 88
33 Central Florida 3-8 .53   .53 31 .00 57   .200 30 .667 32 .372 24 .100 44 .147 39 .147 50
34 Northwestern 8-4 .53   .62 23 -.09 83   .181 23 .694 51 .403 41 .090 34 .132 56 .153 42
35 West Virginia 8-4 .52   .70 19 -.18 106   .172 18 .701 56 .400 39 .067 13 .104 83 .172 19
36 Oregon 10-3 .52   .48 36 .04 43   .219 43 .652 27 .386 31 .090 33 .140 48 .152 45
37 Notre Dame 7-6 .51   .52 32 -.01 58   .200 31 .647 22 .377 25 .087 27 .127 61 .147 51
38 Wisconsin 6-6 .50   .46 38 .04 41   .226 48 .679 42 .384 29 .153 91 .139 51 .131 68
39 Oregon State 9-4 .48   .41 43 .07 34   .196 29 .647 23 .357 19 .124 69 .196 5 .124 73
40 UCLA 4-8 .47   .40 45 .07 35   .239 55 .688 48 .398 37 .116 57 .159 24 .116 86
41 Arizona 8-5 .46   .55 29 -.09 84   .195 28 .671 37 .358 21 .094 38 .188 10 .128 71
42 Purdue 3-8 .45   .30 54 .15 20   .238 54 .787 105 .472 78 .098 42 .049 116 .139 58
43 Georgia Tech 7-4 .42   .41 42 .01 55   .233 52 .650 26 .396 36 .075 16 .150 34 .183 12
44 Air Force 7-5 .41   .36 50 .05 37   .242 56 .742 81 .454 69 .121 64 .121 68 .182 14
45 Ball State 11-2 .39   .40 47 -.01 60   .206 36 .748 88 .447 63 .099 43 .130 57 .168 25
 
Rk Team W-L DFEI   DPE Rk DOA Rk   DTD Rk DFD Rk DAY Rk DED Rk DBD Rk DTO Rk
46 Rutgers 7-5 .39   .43 41 -.04 70   .190 25 .675 39 .416 48 .127 72 .111 79 .103 98
47 Colorado 4-7 .38   .09 71 .30 7   .262 70 .754 90 .454 68 .167 98 .127 60 .103 97
48 Kentucky 6-6 .36   .45 39 -.09 85   .208 38 .681 43 .380 28 .139 82 .194 8 .146 53
49 Troy 7-5 .35   .49 35 -.14 99   .219 44 .658 30 .411 47 .055 8 .158 26 .130 69
50 Illinois 4-7 .34   .16 65 .18 14   .254 65 .730 72 .447 64 .119 60 .111 77 .119 82
51 Army 3-8 .33   .30 55 .03 50   .214 41 .726 69 .433 56 .120 61 .060 114 .094 106
52 Texas Tech 9-2 .32   -.18 86 .51 1   .313 88 .768 95 .507 87 .125 70 .170 15 .179 16
53 Michigan 3-9 .31   .28 58 .03 46   .248 62 .656 29 .408 45 .115 54 .153 31 .108 92
54 Duke 3-8 .31   .34 52 -.03 68   .230 50 .681 45 .419 51 .126 71 .141 46 .163 30
55 Minnesota 6-6 .31   .29 57 .02 54   .221 45 .699 53 .461 73 .147 89 .125 64 .191 7
56 Miami 6-6 .31   .35 51 -.04 73   .246 60 .696 52 .410 46 .109 48 .159 23 .087 113
57 South Florida 7-5 .29   .40 46 -.11 92   .205 33 .646 21 .389 33 .118 59 .157 27 .118 83
58 Temple 5-7 .29   .32 53 -.03 69   .231 51 .701 55 .434 57 .082 23 .095 89 .156 38
59 Mississippi State 3-8 .26   .41 44 -.15 104   .221 46 .648 24 .406 42 .057 10 .123 66 .107 94
60 Northern Illinois 5-7 .24   .37 48 -.13 96   .223 47 .723 67 .456 70 .080 22 .134 54 .107 93
 
Rk Team W-L DFEI   DPE Rk DOA Rk   DTD Rk DFD Rk DAY Rk DED Rk DBD Rk DTO Rk
61 Virginia 4-7 .24   .30 56 -.06 76   .235 53 .706 58 .418 50 .092 36 .101 84 .134 64
62 Georgia 9-3 .22   .24 59 -.02 64   .267 71 .711 61 .433 54 .133 80 .126 62 .104 96
63 Wyoming 3-8 .18   .19 62 -.01 59   .246 59 .746 85 .459 72 .114 52 .114 75 .088 110
64 Missouri 9-4 .17   -.13 84 .30 6   .294 84 .743 82 .451 67 .110 49 .125 63 .118 85
65 Maryland 7-5 .10   .11 68 -.01 61   .244 57 .748 89 .465 76 .107 46 .137 53 .084 114
66 Bowling Green 6-6 .09   .24 60 -.15 102   .252 64 .649 25 .426 53 .092 35 .137 52 .153 43
67 Western Michigan 8-4 .05   .00 74 .05 39   .273 74 .780 101 .497 83 .106 45 .076 104 .114 87
68 Nebraska 9-4 .04   .00 75 .04 42   .279 78 .707 60 .438 59 .170 102 .150 36 .095 104
69 Marshall 3-8 .04   -.07 82 .11 27   .271 73 .798 109 .504 86 .132 79 .085 97 .109 91
70 Southern Mississippi 7-6 .04   .18 63 -.14 98   .245 58 .721 66 .447 61 .129 75 .150 35 .170 23
71 Kansas 7-5 .03   -.21 88 .25 10   .324 92 .734 76 .478 80 .144 85 .115 73 .137 62
72 Arkansas 4-7 .03   -.20 87 .23 11   .303 87 .754 91 .498 84 .156 92 .156 30 .098 103
73 Ohio 3-8 .02   .09 70 -.07 78   .270 72 .746 86 .459 71 .082 24 .098 87 .123 77
74 Oklahoma State 8-4 .02   -.30 94 .32 4   .336 95 .733 75 .485 81 .130 76 .145 43 .176 18
75 Tulsa 10-3 .00   .20 61 -.20 112   .248 61 .669 34 .419 52 .145 87 .172 14 .124 74
 
Rk Team W-L DFEI   DPE Rk DOA Rk   DTD Rk DFD Rk DAY Rk DED Rk DBD Rk DTO Rk
76 BYU 9-3 -.01   .14 66 -.15 103   .261 69 .748 87 .447 62 .130 77 .078 101 .157 37
77 Arkansas State 5-6 -.05   .08 72 -.13 97   .256 67 .702 57 .462 74 .116 56 .099 86 .157 35
78 Louisville 4-7 -.06   .00 76 -.06 77   .283 81 .654 28 .450 66 .197 107 .118 69 .102 99
79 North Carolina State 5-7 -.07   -.01 78 -.06 75   .256 66 .767 94 .516 93 .116 58 .109 82 .171 21
80 Nevada 6-6 -.10   -.06 81 -.04 72   .303 86 .684 46 .447 60 .204 112 .151 33 .138 59
81 Florida International 5-7 -.11   .12 67 -.23 116   .275 76 .688 49 .433 55 .087 28 .080 98 .123 76
82 Buffalo 8-6 -.13   -.10 83 -.03 66   .316 90 .826 116 .546 108 .142 83 .071 107 .168 26
83 Stanford 5-7 -.17   -.06 80 -.11 91   .282 79 .733 74 .504 85 .115 53 .160 21 .145 54
84 Louisiana Tech 7-5 -.17   .10 69 -.28 119   .252 63 .643 19 .402 40 .147 88 .140 49 .154 41
85 Navy 7-5 -.19   .04 73 -.22 114   .291 82 .795 107 .507 88 .094 39 .043 120 .214 2
86 Hawaii 6-7 -.19   -.01 77 -.18 105   .274 75 .719 65 .470 77 .158 93 .178 13 .151 47
87 Middle Tennessee 5-7 -.20   .17 64 -.37 120   .257 68 .714 63 .447 65 .121 65 .129 58 .143 56
88 Florida Atlantic 7-6 -.22   -.03 79 -.19 111   .283 80 .724 68 .478 79 .132 78 .072 105 .132 67
89 Baylor 3-8 -.23   -.51 105 .28 8   .382 109 .775 100 .536 104 .088 30 .118 70 .216 1
90 Houston 7-5 -.25   -.27 90 .02 52   .324 93 .743 83 .487 82 .149 90 .115 74 .101 102
 
Rk Team W-L DFEI   DPE Rk DOA Rk   DTD Rk DFD Rk DAY Rk DED Rk DBD Rk DTO Rk
91 Colorado State 6-6 -.29   -.30 93 .00 56   .323 91 .774 99 .529 99 .169 101 .065 110 .161 31
92 Syracuse 2-9 -.30   -.44 101 .14 22   .342 100 .761 93 .521 96 .120 62 .111 78 .094 105
93 Utah State 3-9 -.30   -.32 95 .02 53   .336 96 .760 92 .535 103 .144 86 .088 94 .152 44
94 Toledo 3-9 -.31   -.28 92 -.02 65   .336 97 .744 84 .511 91 .128 73 .088 93 .136 63
95 Kent State 3-8 -.37   -.27 91 -.10 88   .358 103 .783 103 .522 97 .192 106 .092 91 .158 33
96 Rice 10-3 -.39   -.37 100 -.02 63   .338 98 .742 80 .512 92 .179 103 .093 90 .166 28
97 Fresno State 7-6 -.39   -.17 85 -.23 115   .276 77 .737 77 .509 90 .138 81 .079 100 .066 120
98 Memphis 5-7 -.40   -.21 89 -.19 108   .292 83 .669 35 .465 75 .162 94 .146 41 .092 108
99 Tulane 2-10 -.47   -.50 103 .03 48   .362 105 .741 79 .509 89 .198 109 .078 103 .138 60
100 Akron 5-7 -.48   -.35 96 -.13 93   .343 101 .784 104 .534 102 .082 25 .090 92 .157 36
101 New Mexico State 2-9 -.54   -.35 97 -.19 110   .362 106 .810 114 .552 110 .190 104 .069 108 .121 81
102 Central Michigan 7-5 -.56   -.51 104 -.05 74   .341 99 .804 111 .532 101 .167 99 .080 99 .101 101
103 Indiana 2-9 -.57   -.64 108 .08 32   .365 107 .794 106 .551 109 .143 84 .071 106 .111 89
104 Western Kentucky 0-10 -.60   -.35 98 -.25 118   .314 89 .771 96 .522 98 .124 67 .124 65 .105 95
105 Louisiana Monroe 3-8 -.61   -.37 99 -.24 117   .300 85 .800 110 .537 106 .167 100 .100 85 .067 119
 
Rk Team W-L DFEI   DPE Rk DOA Rk   DTD Rk DFD Rk DAY Rk DED Rk DBD Rk DTO Rk
106 UTEP 5-7 -.65   -.74 111 .09 29   .382 110 .728 70 .543 107 .191 105 .118 71 .154 40
107 Louisiana Lafayette 6-6 -.65   -.46 102 -.19 107   .331 94 .729 71 .517 94 .165 97 .128 59 .128 70
108 UAB 3-8 -.66   -.55 106 -.10 90   .361 104 .739 78 .517 95 .218 114 .109 80 .160 32
109 Kansas State 4-7 -.67   -.92 115 .25 9   .406 113 .813 115 .588 113 .227 115 .063 113 .094 107
110 UNLV 5-7 -.69   -.55 107 -.13 94   .352 102 .781 102 .537 105 .164 95 .063 112 .070 118
111 Iowa State 1-10 -.69   -.86 113 .17 17   .412 114 .773 97 .553 111 .227 116 .109 81 .151 46
112 Texas A&M 4-8 -.76   -.91 114 .15 19   .394 111 .843 117 .609 115 .197 108 .063 111 .118 84
113 SMU 0-11 -.78   -1.09 117 .31 5   .434 116 .867 119 .639 119 .257 119 .044 118 .080 115
114 Miami (OH) 1-10 -.79   -.64 109 -.14 100   .371 108 .733 73 .529 100 .207 113 .086 96 .078 116
115 San Diego State 2-9 -.84   -.71 110 -.13 95   .400 112 .774 98 .553 112 .165 96 .078 102 .122 79
116 Eastern Michigan 2-9 -.84   -.76 112 -.08 80   .421 115 .810 113 .612 116 .256 118 .066 109 .124 75
117 Washington 0-12 -.85   -1.02 116 .17 15   .439 117 .877 120 .628 117 .202 110 .044 119 .088 111
118 Washington State 1-11 -.99   -1.12 118 .14 23   .472 118 .805 112 .606 114 .203 111 .049 117 .073 117
119 North Texas 1-11 -1.55   -1.46 120 -.09 86   .520 120 .795 108 .632 118 .362 120 .087 95 .102 100
120 Idaho 1-10 -1.56   -1.37 119 -.19 109   .486 119 .865 118 .671 120 .234 117 .054 115 .090 109