Week 3 F/+ Rankings

STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 10: Defender Dee Milliner #28 and Will Lowery #29 of the Alabama Crimson Tide break up a pass intended for Derek Moye #6 of the Penn State Nittany Lions during the second half at Beaver Stadium on September 10, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

I'm still in the process of updating all my S&P+ tables at Outsiders, but in the meantime, feast your eyes on the latest F/+ rankings. Top 25 below, full rankings at Outsiders.

As you will see when you follow that link...

Beginning with the 2009 Football Outsiders Almanac, Brian Fremeau and Bill Connelly, originators of Football Outsiders' two statistical approaches -- FEI and S&P+, respectively -- began to create a combined ranking that would serve as Football Outsiders' 'official' college football rankings.

The Fremeau Efficiency Index (FEI) considers each of the nearly 20,000 possessions every season in major college football. [...] A scoring rate analysis of the remaining possessions then determines the baseline possession efficiency expectations against which each team is measured. A team is rewarded for playing well against good teams, win or lose, and is punished more severely for playing poorly against bad teams than it is rewarded for playing well against bad teams.

The S&P+ Ratings are a college football ratings system derived from the play-by-play data of all 800+ of a season's FBS college football games (and 140,000+ plays).

RK TEAM RECORD F/+ LAST
WK
CHANGE S&P+ RK FEI RK
1 Alabama 2-0 +26.9% 1 +0 252.5 1 0.303 2
2 Oklahoma 1-0 +22.3% 2 +0 244.8 2 0.249 3
3 LSU 2-0 +22.2% 4 +1 232.0 13 0.310 1
4 Florida State 2-0 +20.3% 5 +1 238.3 6 0.241 4
5 Boise State 1-0 +20.1% 3 -2 241.5 3 0.220 7
6 Virginia Tech 2-0 +18.8% 6 +0 235.5 8 0.224 5
7 Wisconsin 2-0 +18.6% 10 +3 236.3 7 0.216 8
8 Florida 2-0 +18.3% 13 +5 233.9 10 0.221 6
9 Arkansas 2-0 +17.8% 8 -1 241.1 4 0.177 14
10 Auburn 2-0 +17.7% 7 -3 235.0 9 0.205 11
11 Stanford 2-0 +17.1% 11 +0 238.8 5 0.173 16
12 West Virginia 2-0 +15.5% 12 +0 224.8 18 0.211 9
13 Oregon 1-1 +15.1% 14 +1 228.6 15 0.184 13
14 Ohio State 2-0 +15.1% 9 -5 224.2 21 0.205 11
15 South Carolina 2-0 +14.4% 15 +0 227.9 16 0.174 15
16 Oklahoma State 2-0 +13.9% 19 +3 233.5 11 0.135 21
17 Clemson 2-0 +13.7% 16 -1 217.9 31 0.207 10
18 Michigan 2-0 +11.9% 20 +2 222.8 23 0.149 18
19 Notre Dame 0-2 +11.6% 17 -2 226.9 17 0.123 24
20 Pittsburgh 2-0 +11.6% 18 -2 221.0 26 0.151 17
21 TCU 1-1 +11.0% 25 +4 232.6 12 0.082 36
22 Georgia Tech 2-0 +10.7% 39 +17 224.4 20 0.116 27
23 Texas A&M 1-0 +10.6% 28 +5 229.7 14 0.089 32
24 Nebraska 2-0 +10.6% 24 +0 221.3 25 0.130 23
25 Georgia 0-2 +10.3% 23 -2 219.7 28 0.132 22

Falling out of the Top 25: USC (from 21st to 26th), Missouri (from 22nd to 28th).

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