2008 F/+ Rankings Now Available At Football Outsiders

MIAMI - January 08, 2009: Manuel Johnson #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners can't make a catch along the sideline as he is hit by Major Wright #21 of the Florida Gators during the FedEx BCS National Championship game at Dolphin Stadium on January 8, 2009 in Miami, Florida. Joe Haden #5 of the Gators trails on the play. FLorida won 24-14. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

The party continues with a season in which the numbers came together sooooooo much better than in 2007. The correlation between F/+ and win percentage in 2007: 0.826. The correlation in 2008: 0.888. Unlike 2007, teams in 2008 were actually allowed to occasionally be good at offense AND defense.

New 2008 S&P+ Rankings
Official 2008 F/+ Rankings
Expanded 2008 Off. S&P+ Rankings
Expanded 2008 Def. S&P+ Rankings

The F/+ Top 40 for 2008 is below. The entire list can be found at Outsiders. Some quick notes:

  • Thanks to a ridiculous defense, TCU makes the Top 6 despite ranking 75th in Off. F/+. Tough to do.
  • How good were the offenses in the Big 12 in 2008? Oklahoma's defense ranked 68th in total yardage ... and 21st in opponent-adjusted F/+. Missouri was 100th and 63rd. Texas was 51st and 12th.
  • This is the second straight year where USC ranked in the F/+ Top Two and didn't make the title game.

2008 F/+ Top 40

F/+ Rk Team Record F/+ Off
F/+
Rk Def
F/+
Rk Spec.
Tms
F/+
Rk
1 Florida 13-1 +35.4% 11.5% 9 23.4% 3 0.5% 2
2 USC 12-1 +33.8% 7.8% 16 25.8% 2 0.2% 25
3 Oklahoma 12-2 +29.4% 18.3% 1 11.3% 21 -0.2% 89
4 Texas 12-1 +26.3% 11.1% 11 15.0% 12 0.2% 23
5 Penn State 11-2 +25.8% 15.8% 3 9.7% 25 0.3% 15
6 TCU 11-2 +23.7% -5.0% 75 28.5% 1 0.1% 29
7 Alabama 12-2 +20.0% 5.0% 29 15.0% 13 0.0% 56
8 Boise State 12-1 +20.0% 1.4% 50 18.3% 6 0.3% 8
9 Ohio State 10-3 +17.7% 3.7% 37 13.5% 16 0.5% 3
10 Utah 13-0 +16.5% 1.0% 53 15.3% 11 0.3% 9
11 Ole Miss 9-4 +16.4% 5.3% 26 10.9% 24 0.2% 22
12 Iowa 9-4 +15.3% -1.2% 60 16.5% 7 0.1% 36
13 Texas Tech 11-2 +13.4% 11.6% 8 1.9% 56 -0.1% 84
14 Missouri 10-4 +13.4% 12.7% 5 0.3% 63 0.4% 4
15 Georgia 10-3 +13.2% 13.9% 4 -0.7% 68 -0.1% 71
16 Pittsburgh 9-4 +12.9% 1.6% 48 11.0% 22 0.2% 18
17 Oregon 10-3 +12.6% 8.2% 15 4.5% 39 0.0% 62
18 Florida State 9-4 +12.6% 3.2% 40 9.1% 28 0.3% 6
19 Cincinnati 11-3 +12.3% -0.6% 57 12.6% 20 0.3% 13
20 North Carolina 8-5 +12.2% -1.2% 61 13.1% 17 0.3% 7
F/+ Rk Team Record F/+ Off
F/+
Rk Def
F/+
Rk Spec.
Tms
F/+
Rk
21 Virginia Tech 10-4 +11.1% -3.6% 68 14.9% 14 -0.1% 80
22 Boston College 9-5 +11.0% -7.9% 94 19.1% 5 -0.2% 100
23 Oklahoma State 9-4 +10.7% 16.2% 2 -5.7% 85 0.3% 12
24 West Virginia 9-4 +9.9% 3.9% 36 6.1% 31 -0.1% 74
25 South Florida 8-5 +9.9% 4.5% 32 5.3% 34 0.1% 43
26 Rutgers 9-4 +9.8% 7.2% 20 2.8% 49 -0.1% 88
27 Clemson 7-6 +9.8% -6.8% 84 16.4% 8 0.1% 33
28 Oregon State 9-4 +9.7% 7.2% 19 2.4% 52 0.1% 44
29 Wake Forest 8-5 +9.6% -11.0% 106 20.5% 4 0.1% 32
30 Connecticut 8-5 +9.2% -6.7% 83 16.1% 9 -0.1% 87
31 LSU 8-5 +9.2% 5.3% 28 3.4% 46 0.5% 1
32 Georgia Tech 9-4 +8.8% 4.7% 31 4.3% 40 -0.2% 101
33 California 9-4 +8.8% -4.0% 71 12.8% 18 -0.1% 70
34 Ball State 12-2 +8.1% 6.5% 23 1.4% 60 0.2% 28
35 Arizona 8-5 +7.9% 5.3% 27 2.3% 54 0.3% 11
36 Tulsa 12-2 +6.4% 11.8% 7 -5.3% 84 -0.1% 73
37 BYU 10-3 +5.5% 11.3% 10 -6.0% 89 0.2% 17
38 South Carolina 7-6 +5.3% -7.5% 91 12.7% 19 0.0% 51
39 Nebraska 9-4 +4.6% 8.7% 14 -4.3% 80 0.2% 19
40 Michigan State 9-4 +4.2% -0.5% 54 4.5% 36 0.2% 24
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