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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.

 

 

2009 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 Alabama 13-0 1.40   1.18 3 .22 5   .103 5 .555 4 .268 3 .055 7 .233 3 .144 48
2 Oklahoma 7-5 1.35   1.07 7 .28 2   .126 10 .566 5 .297 7 .077 24 .175 17 .161 23
3 Texas 13-1 1.30   1.25 1 .05 44   .116 7 .604 13 .256 2 .061 11 .244 2 .177 12
4 Ohio State 11-2 1.24   1.22 2 .03 54   .108 6 .574 6 .287 5 .041 2 .196 7 .216 2
5 Nebraska 10-4 1.23   1.15 5 .08 33   .085 1 .628 17 .300 8 .030 1 .183 14 .165 19
6 Florida 12-1 1.19   1.02 9 .17 13   .102 4 .531 3 .279 4 .047 4 .250 1 .164 20
7 Iowa 10-2 1.16   1.05 8 .11 24   .120 9 .613 15 .309 10 .042 3 .183 13 .183 7
8 TCU 11-1 1.07   1.16 4 -.09 90   .100 2 .493 1 .246 1 .057 8 .214 5 .107 93
9 North Carolina 6-5 1.07   .83 15 .24 4   .157 17 .597 10 .360 16 .097 39 .187 10 .142 52
10 Penn State 10-2 1.05   1.14 6 -.09 93   .100 3 .608 14 .296 6 .054 6 .154 34 .131 67
11 Boston College 7-5 1.00   .91 12 .09 29   .138 12 .703 49 .386 30 .065 13 .159 26 .159 25
12 Boise State 13-0 .97   1.01 10 -.05 79   .142 13 .507 2 .304 9 .108 47 .169 18 .209 3
13 South Carolina 6-6 .95   .66 22 .28 3   .187 27 .687 39 .378 26 .082 28 .134 48 .112 88
14 Virginia Tech 10-3 .94   .89 13 .05 40   .117 8 .600 11 .320 11 .076 23 .193 8 .152 39
15 Mississippi 7-4 .93   .88 14 .05 42   .145 15 .588 7 .338 13 .084 30 .160 25 .137 58
 
Rk Team W-L DFEI   DPE Rk DOA Rk   DTD Rk DFD Rk DAY Rk DED Rk DBD Rk DTO Rk
16 Air Force 7-5 .92   .93 11 -.01 64   .144 14 .664 30 .353 15 .072 17 .104 87 .224 1
17 Clemson 8-5 .88   .73 18 .15 19   .179 23 .641 22 .370 20 .077 25 .167 19 .167 18
18 LSU 9-4 .82   .72 19 .10 26   .127 11 .746 84 .426 40 .077 27 .113 76 .120 76
19 Utah 10-3 .79   .83 16 -.04 78   .160 18 .656 28 .332 12 .098 41 .184 11 .135 64
20 Oklahoma State 8-4 .77   .63 23 .14 21   .189 28 .678 34 .380 28 .077 26 .161 23 .168 17
21 Texas Tech 8-4 .72   .60 26 .12 22   .182 25 .679 35 .385 29 .066 14 .161 24 .131 66
22 Tennessee 7-6 .71   .74 17 -.03 74   .151 16 .647 25 .378 25 .050 5 .158 27 .158 26
23 Oregon 10-3 .68   .61 24 .06 36   .193 30 .602 12 .371 22 .060 10 .133 49 .133 65
24 West Virginia 8-4 .65   .61 25 .04 48   .164 19 .678 33 .370 19 .075 21 .158 30 .144 49
25 South Florida 6-5 .63   .44 37 .19 11   .224 43 .720 61 .432 45 .136 69 .136 47 .152 38
26 Arizona State 3-8 .62   .58 27 .04 47   .180 24 .647 24 .379 27 .113 54 .165 20 .120 75
27 Miami 8-4 .59   .44 38 .15 18   .176 21 .710 53 .416 36 .092 34 .130 52 .115 82
28 UCLA 7-6 .57   .51 34 .06 37   .194 31 .665 31 .375 23 .123 62 .187 9 .181 10
29 Virginia 3-8 .55   .45 36 .10 25   .216 41 .728 67 .434 47 .096 38 .096 93 .144 47
30 Wisconsin 9-3 .54   .51 32 .03 53   .195 33 .639 21 .370 18 .105 44 .158 29 .158 28
 
Rk Team W-L DFEI   DPE Rk DOA Rk   DTD Rk DFD Rk DAY Rk DED Rk DBD Rk DTO Rk
31 Pittsburgh 9-3 .52   .36 43 .16 15   .211 39 .703 50 .405 34 .094 35 .164 21 .156 31
32 USC 9-4 .51   .57 28 -.06 83   .189 29 .689 41 .390 31 .088 32 .142 39 .135 62
33 Middle Tennessee 10-3 .49   .70 21 -.21 111   .183 26 .589 8 .339 14 .111 52 .200 6 .161 22
34 Arizona 7-5 .47   .37 42 .10 28   .229 44 .629 18 .392 32 .086 31 .157 31 .107 94
35 Colorado 3-9 .46   .39 41 .06 35   .230 45 .642 23 .421 38 .122 61 .142 40 .135 63
36 Ohio 8-5 .44   .54 31 -.10 95   .201 34 .717 59 .417 37 .069 16 .164 22 .176 13
37 BYU 11-2 .43   .47 35 -.04 76   .212 40 .693 42 .403 33 .058 9 .109 80 .153 34
38 Purdue 5-7 .43   .27 48 .16 16   .260 64 .685 38 .434 49 .123 64 .137 44 .144 50
39 Rutgers 7-4 .42   .55 30 -.13 100   .202 35 .636 20 .366 17 .101 42 .225 4 .194 5
40 Central Michigan 11-2 .39   .51 33 -.12 97   .172 20 .731 69 .434 48 .082 29 .060 118 .127 69
41 East Carolina 8-5 .39   .36 45 .03 51   .206 36 .710 52 .434 50 .142 76 .123 66 .181 11
42 Mississippi State 4-7 .38   .08 62 .31 1   .266 69 .719 60 .468 74 .141 73 .086 105 .148 43
43 Arkansas 7-5 .38   .19 53 .19 10   .238 49 .680 36 .452 64 .177 102 .136 46 .150 40
44 Georgia 7-5 .38   .16 56 .22 6   .259 63 .748 86 .428 42 .115 58 .144 37 .086 115
45 Temple 9-3 .34   .70 20 -.36 120   .176 22 .596 9 .376 24 .074 18 .184 12 .191 6
 
Rk Team W-L DFEI   DPE Rk DOA Rk   DTD Rk DFD Rk DAY Rk DED Rk DBD Rk DTO Rk
46 Navy 9-4 .33   .40 40 -.08 85   .194 32 .721 62 .440 57 .109 48 .116 70 .155 33
47 Northwestern 7-5 .32   .36 44 -.04 75   .247 57 .726 66 .435 51 .110 50 .123 63 .171 16
48 Missouri 7-5 .31   .28 47 .03 52   .245 55 .734 73 .429 43 .065 12 .115 73 .137 60
49 Central Florida 7-5 .31   .31 46 -.01 63   .220 42 .795 113 .443 60 .142 75 .126 59 .181 9
50 Army 4-7 .29   .56 29 -.28 116   .208 37 .712 55 .371 21 .096 37 .176 16 .176 14
51 Vanderbilt 1-10 .24   .26 50 -.02 67   .234 46 .695 45 .409 35 .094 36 .086 104 .109 92
52 Minnesota 5-7 .22   .18 55 .04 46   .244 54 .689 40 .454 66 .074 19 .141 41 .156 32
53 Kentucky 6-6 .20   .19 52 .01 59   .239 50 .716 58 .436 52 .112 53 .157 33 .127 68
54 Auburn 7-5 .18   .10 60 .08 32   .265 68 .715 57 .442 59 .126 67 .132 50 .146 46
55 Baylor 3-8 .15   -.01 70 .16 14   .261 65 .782 107 .531 102 .076 22 .092 96 .118 77
56 Kent State 4-7 .15   .44 39 -.28 117   .211 38 .699 47 .441 58 .098 40 .158 28 .158 27
57 Buffalo 4-7 .15   .27 49 -.12 99   .240 52 .744 81 .465 72 .074 20 .124 62 .124 71
58 California 7-5 .15   .23 51 -.08 89   .246 56 .732 71 .445 62 .148 81 .106 85 .127 70
59 Louisiana Tech 3-8 .14   .14 58 .01 61   .252 59 .724 64 .470 75 .089 33 .098 91 .106 97
60 Connecticut 7-5 .13   .15 57 -.02 68   .236 48 .650 26 .426 41 .107 46 .143 38 .143 51
 
Rk Team W-L DFEI   DPE Rk DOA Rk   DTD Rk DFD Rk DAY Rk DED Rk DBD Rk DTO Rk
61 Cincinnati 11-1 .11   .00 68 .10 27   .256 60 .698 46 .440 56 .101 43 .116 69 .101 103
62 Oregon State 7-5 .10   -.11 83 .21 9   .296 85 .632 19 .425 39 .120 60 .128 57 .112 87
63 SMU 7-5 .10   .13 59 -.03 72   .262 67 .676 32 .436 53 .110 51 .131 51 .138 56
64 Michigan State 5-7 .09   -.06 75 .15 20   .282 75 .761 93 .468 73 .155 86 .127 58 .085 117
65 Notre Dame 6-6 .08   -.11 82 .19 12   .262 66 .754 89 .491 84 .146 78 .077 111 .123 74
66 Michigan 4-7 .07   -.01 69 .08 34   .270 70 .628 16 .439 54 .153 85 .153 35 .117 78
67 Tulsa 4-7 .03   .06 65 -.02 70   .239 51 .761 94 .461 71 .149 82 .104 86 .104 99
68 Syracuse 3-8 .01   -.01 71 .02 55   .293 84 .683 37 .433 46 .179 103 .179 15 .138 55
69 Marshall 6-6 .01   .09 61 -.08 88   .252 58 .710 54 .455 67 .130 68 .107 82 .107 96
70 Wyoming 6-6 .01   -.09 79 .09 30   .290 81 .733 72 .495 86 .115 56 .130 53 .107 95
71 Washington 5-7 .00   -.11 84 .11 23   .256 61 .736 74 .523 100 .174 100 .066 115 .149 41
72 Kansas 4-7 .00   -.09 80 .09 31   .300 87 .738 76 .455 68 .123 63 .108 81 .100 107
73 Wake Forest 4-7 -.01   -.22 88 .21 8   .302 89 .759 91 .480 83 .147 80 .060 117 .112 86
74 Maryland 1-10 -.04   -.05 73 .01 60   .285 77 .785 109 .494 85 .138 71 .115 72 .123 73
75 Northern Illinois 6-6 -.07   .07 63 -.13 103   .240 53 .694 43 .458 69 .124 65 .157 32 .116 79
 
Rk Team W-L DFEI   DPE Rk DOA Rk   DTD Rk DFD Rk DAY Rk DED Rk DBD Rk DTO Rk
76 Duke 4-6 -.07   -.06 74 -.02 66   .275 73 .725 65 .471 76 .138 70 .128 56 .110 90
77 Iowa State 6-6 -.07   .19 54 -.26 115   .235 47 .742 80 .475 77 .114 55 .106 84 .197 4
78 Western Michigan 4-7 -.08   .04 66 -.12 98   .258 62 .702 48 .439 55 .169 99 .129 55 .137 59
79 Louisiana Monroe 5-6 -.09   .06 64 -.14 105   .270 71 .746 83 .444 61 .107 45 .139 43 .148 45
80 Troy 9-4 -.09   -.06 76 -.03 73   .284 76 .703 51 .452 65 .161 92 .129 54 .103 100
81 Bowling Green 7-6 -.10   -.04 72 -.06 80   .288 79 .654 27 .448 63 .163 93 .098 90 .105 98
82 Kansas State 4-6 -.11   -.09 81 -.02 69   .288 80 .663 29 .430 44 .125 66 .125 60 .183 8
83 Ball State 2-9 -.12   .04 67 -.15 106   .287 78 .738 75 .479 81 .115 57 .123 65 .139 54
84 Georgia Tech 10-3 -.13   -.14 86 .01 58   .290 82 .740 79 .510 93 .168 98 .107 83 .153 35
85 Louisville 3-8 -.19   -.22 89 .03 50   .292 83 .758 90 .499 88 .150 84 .092 99 .100 108
86 Southern Mississippi 6-6 -.20   -.06 77 -.13 102   .275 72 .761 92 .478 80 .141 74 .092 100 .148 44
87 Texas A&M 6-7 -.22   -.23 90 .02 56   .320 93 .714 56 .477 78 .156 88 .150 36 .116 81
88 Illinois 2-9 -.26   -.47 102 .21 7   .322 95 .739 77 .549 106 .139 72 .061 116 .078 119
89 Louisiana Lafayette 5-6 -.26   -.08 78 -.18 109   .296 86 .744 82 .505 91 .144 77 .112 77 .160 24
90 Miami (OH) 1-11 -.27   -.30 93 .04 49   .354 104 .731 68 .501 89 .192 108 .123 64 .077 120
 
Rk Team W-L DFEI   DPE Rk DOA Rk   DTD Rk DFD Rk DAY Rk DED Rk DBD Rk DTO Rk
91 Arkansas State 3-8 -.33   -.14 85 -.19 110   .281 74 .694 44 .459 70 .116 59 .140 42 .116 80
92 Indiana 3-8 -.34   -.26 92 -.08 87   .317 91 .750 87 .497 87 .150 83 .125 61 .175 15
93 Akron 2-9 -.36   -.25 91 -.11 96   .339 101 .752 88 .523 101 .066 15 .091 101 .124 72
94 San Diego State 3-8 -.38   -.16 87 -.22 113   .300 88 .783 108 .503 90 .158 89 .117 68 .100 106
95 Florida International 3-9 -.38   -.31 94 -.08 86   .320 94 .767 99 .519 99 .207 112 .067 114 .113 85
96 San Jose State 1-10 -.45   -.50 104 .06 39   .357 106 .774 103 .566 113 .209 114 .113 75 .157 30
97 UAB 5-7 -.46   -.43 98 -.03 71   .336 100 .789 111 .565 112 .180 105 .102 88 .148 42
98 Houston 9-4 -.46   -.33 95 -.14 104   .318 92 .762 95 .515 97 .166 95 .079 109 .152 36
99 Stanford 8-5 -.47   -.46 100 -.01 65   .307 90 .774 102 .513 94 .175 101 .095 94 .109 91
100 Colorado State 2-9 -.47   -.52 105 .04 45   .367 107 .780 106 .538 103 .165 94 .110 79 .138 57
101 New Mexico State 2-10 -.49   -.44 99 -.06 81   .333 97 .740 78 .516 98 .146 79 .089 102 .089 114
102 Utah State 3-8 -.51   -.53 107 .02 57   .351 103 .731 70 .479 82 .209 115 .097 92 .112 89
103 Florida State 6-6 -.53   -.68 111 .16 17   .380 110 .814 117 .563 110 .225 118 .116 71 .163 21
104 Fresno State 7-5 -.53   -.47 101 -.06 82   .323 96 .800 114 .514 95 .208 113 .092 97 .085 116
105 Nevada 8-5 -.55   -.48 103 -.07 84   .333 98 .775 104 .509 92 .194 109 .085 106 .101 104
 
Rk Team W-L DFEI   DPE Rk DOA Rk   DTD Rk DFD Rk DAY Rk DED Rk DBD Rk DTO Rk
106 North Carolina State 3-7 -.56   -.61 110 .05 41   .382 111 .773 101 .558 109 .182 106 .136 45 .100 105
107 New Mexico 1-11 -.58   -.54 108 -.04 77   .371 108 .765 98 .545 105 .159 90 .114 74 .114 84
108 Toledo 5-7 -.60   -.38 97 -.22 112   .384 112 .775 105 .514 96 .159 91 .101 89 .152 37
109 Washington State 1-11 -.66   -.72 113 .06 38   .394 115 .811 115 .612 118 .268 120 .087 103 .157 29
110 Hawaii 5-7 -.66   -.57 109 -.09 94   .350 102 .792 112 .551 107 .167 97 .075 113 .142 53
111 North Texas 2-10 -.69   -.35 96 -.34 119   .333 99 .723 63 .478 79 .156 87 .092 98 .099 109
112 Memphis 1-10 -.70   -.70 112 .00 62   .374 109 .813 116 .563 111 .179 104 .081 107 .098 110
113 UTEP 4-8 -.70   -.53 106 -.17 108   .356 105 .773 100 .539 104 .167 96 .121 67 .114 83
114 UNLV 4-7 -.81   -.85 116 .05 43   .385 113 .786 110 .578 116 .214 116 .077 112 .103 101
115 Tulane 2-9 -.87   -.79 114 -.09 91   .396 116 .842 120 .647 119 .109 49 .040 120 .079 118
116 Rice 2-10 -.97   -.88 117 -.09 92   .433 118 .764 97 .570 115 .197 110 .079 110 .102 102
117 Florida Atlantic 5-7 -1.14   -.84 115 -.30 118   .386 114 .748 85 .568 114 .205 111 .094 95 .094 112
118 Idaho 8-5 -1.16   -1.01 119 -.16 107   .434 119 .824 118 .591 117 .184 107 .081 108 .096 111
119 Eastern Michigan 0-12 -1.21   -.96 118 -.25 114   .424 117 .763 96 .555 108 .263 119 .110 78 .136 61
120 Western Kentucky 0-11 -1.24   -1.11 120 -.13 101   .462 120 .829 119 .647 120 .214 117 .043 119 .094 113